Anybody who is reading this or listens to WMGK has watched Saturday Night Live at some point in its 40 years of being on NBC-TV.
It’s our show. It’s our generation. It’s our people. So when I heard about the 40th anniversary special that was airing (last night) I was not only psyched but interested to see how it would be presented.
It was a reunion for the players and a reunion for us. Here’s my list of top ten observations about the 40th anniversary show.
- Like every SNL show, there were some hits and some misses
- Like at any reunion, I didn’t remember everyone’s name (Joe Piscopo, Norm McDonald, and more)
- The original players have aged accordingly (Chevy Chase, Bill Murray, Jane Curtin, etc)
- Like most SNL shows, the musical act is timely as in Kanye West after the recent Grammy nonsense he pulled
- Not everybody was there. Julia Louis Dreyfus, for example
- It was a much deserved tribute to Lorne Michaels
- OMG moments (McCartney playing “Maybe I’m Amazed” and being intro’d by Keith Richards; Bradley Cooper making out with Betty White)
- Some of the commercials seemed to be made for the show (Android, Reebok)
- Fun that it aired the week between the Grammys and the Oscars
- One-time-only show with an enormous amount of celebrities