Saturday, June 03, 2006

Weekend Update

Thanks to Brian Morrisey for sending me the heads up on Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update. This page from Wikipedia tells the whole story and even mentions the ignorant slut line. Wow, the Akroyd/ Curtin Update was way back in '77-'78.

No wonder some of the younger folks never heard of it. Helen, who thought I was being rude by using the phrase for a title, wouldn't have even been born then.

9 Comments:

At 9:02 AM, Blogger Eric V. Kirk said...

Yes, for the younger folk, this is from back when SNL was actually worth watching. SNL died in 1980 when they canned the entire cast and replaced them with bland duds.

 
At 9:19 AM, Blogger Fred said...

That's what I thought. That's why I wrote, "back when SNL was funny".

I'd watched it a few times with the new cast and wasn't impressed. Reading the Wikipedia article, though, made me realize a lot has gone on with SNL over the years. Maybe one of these days I'll make a point of trying watching it again.

As an aside, I used to like the old National Lampoon magazine. Do they still publish that anymore? That one seemed to change after a while and I didn't think it was very funny anymore, either.

 
At 10:20 PM, Blogger Brian Morrissey said...

Brian Morrissey -- two "s"s

 
At 6:29 AM, Blogger Fred said...

Ooops!

 
At 7:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mad Magazine used to be funny, too.

Remember "you know you're a grown up when..."

 
At 5:40 PM, Blogger Fred said...

Yeah. I used to like Rowan and Martin's Laugh In, as well. Made sure I was there every day when that show came on (I think it was on once a week. This was back in the '60s, I think).

Watched it on TV Land Network a while back and I thought, "What a LAME show!". I can't believe I had that show on my TV schedule.

I used to love that show. I can't help but wonder if the change in what we enjoy in humor is just a sign of the times: of people getting older and our sense of humor changing?

Then again, I also watched "Get Smart" on TV Land. I still find that show hilarious. Maybe it's not just getting older?

I don't know.

 
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