SNL: Weekend Update Thursday 10.16 review
In the words of Amy Poehler and Seth Myers, "Really?" Really, SNL, you're going to open another Thursday night special with a fake debate? Really? Where last week's episode was filled with laughs, this week's fell flat at almost every turn. There's only so much humor you can wring from Joe the Plumber, and while Fred Armisen does a pretty good Obama, he's yet to be given a single memorable line. And Seth, really? You can't read a teleprompter? This is prime time, baby. It'd be forgivable if your jokes were half as funny as last week, but this felt like the final half-hour of a typical Saturday Night Live where all the sketches that bombed during dress rehearsal go. There's a new SNL on Saturday Night, and I can only imagine that it's eaten up most of the writers' effort. I mean, the crazy lady from the McCain rally? Really?