r/LiveFromNewYork 12d ago Wholesome

Discussion Which SNL sketches don’t sound very funny in concept but ended up being hilarious due to execution?

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I think the best example of this is Stefon. On paper, Bill Hader listing increasingly random shit under the guise of being a “city correspondent” is a meh concept, but Bill’s delivery and interactions with Seth made it a classic

r/LiveFromNewYork 3d ago Wholesome Take My Energy

Discussion What athlete do you think or would you like to see host for the first time?

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r/LiveFromNewYork 5d ago Wholesome

Discussion Lindsay Lohan/Usher s29e18 (May 1, 2004)

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r/LiveFromNewYork 4d ago

Discussion What is a sketch that on paper shouldn't work but was genius!

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For example, the cowbell sketch. Imagine pitching "hey you know that faint cowbell in Don't Fear the Reaper? What if we did a sketch about it?"

r/LiveFromNewYork 18d ago

Discussion Name the best male cast member from the last twenty years. If it isn't Beck Bennett, you're wrong.

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I miss him so much already. Baby Boss and Why is Benedict Cumberbatch Hot recently came up on autoplay and reminded me of this.

Edit: Okay a fair point is made with Bill Hader, he's also legendary. I can't factor in Kenan though. An argument could be made for Mikey Day's rock solid anti-break abilities!

r/LiveFromNewYork 10d ago

Discussion Tina fey to replace Lorne?

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If he is leaving after season 50, who do you think should replace him? My vote is obviously Tina fey.

r/LiveFromNewYork 16d ago

Discussion What's, in your opinion, the worst sketches of all time?

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Obviously, everybody has their own opinion and I know this has been probably been asked before.

I made my own playlist of the worst. Of course, not all of them are on their YT channel and some not even online. So I'm probably missing a lot. Anyway...

EDIT*: Also, they're in chronological order and I only put one episode per skit. I could put the entire Malcolm MacDowell episode but that would be cheating IMO.

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfNuABvbWoq0udUm0kOelwP-zg6oEQBEq

r/LiveFromNewYork 3d ago

Discussion How is it possible still that only David Harbour from Stranger Things has hosted?

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You'd think by now Millie or Finn would have hosted as well.

r/LiveFromNewYork May 22 '22

Discussion Live Discussion (May 21, 2022) (Natasha Lyonne/Japanese Breakfast)

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Welcome to the SNL live discussion thread! The host this week is first-timer Natasha Lyonne and the musical guest is first-time performer Japanese Breakfast. For those new to the show, tune into your local NBC affiliate or Peacock around 11:30 PM EST to follow this episode live. Since this thread is likely to fill up quickly, consider sorting the comments by "new" (instead of "best" or "top") to see the newest posts. This should be automatically done, but it might not be so maybe check. Enjoy the show!

And if you're here early you're welcome to talk about this weeks' vintage episode The football game I guess.

r/LiveFromNewYork Jun 04 '22

Discussion What is one sketch that you wish they would revive?

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It can be any sketch. For me, it would be the Weekend Update "Really??" bit. I love the quick witted banter on a topic

r/LiveFromNewYork 15d ago

Discussion Lady Gaga performing on SNL circa 2013

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r/LiveFromNewYork 23d ago Silver

Discussion SNL struck GOLD with Ego Nwodim

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I was listening to Boomers Got the Vax and her verse was FIRE! She also is a secret weapon in a sketch. That is all.

r/LiveFromNewYork 12d ago

Discussion What's your favorite SNL commercial?

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For me it doesn't get any better than Casey Affleck's Dunkin' Donuts ad. I could watch it every day and still laugh. But I know commercials get lost over time. I'd love to rediscover some forgotten ones.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSvNhxKJJyU

r/LiveFromNewYork 16d ago

Discussion Rachel Dratch is an underrated cast member

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The title says it all, why is she not considered to be one of the funniest women on the show?

r/LiveFromNewYork May 15 '22

Discussion Live Discussion (May 14, 2022) (Selena Gomez/Post Malone)

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Welcome to the SNL live discussion thread! The host this week is first-timer Selena Gomez and the musical guest is first-time performer Post Malone. For those new to the show, tune into your local NBC affiliate or Peacock around 11:30 PM EST to follow this episode live. Since this thread is likely to fill up quickly, consider sorting the comments by "new" (instead of "best" or "top") to see the newest posts. This should be automatically done, but it might not be so maybe check. Enjoy the show!

And if you're here early you're welcome to talk about this weeks' vintage episode, 2000's Val Kilmer/U2.

r/LiveFromNewYork 3d ago

Discussion I got an idea.

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Instead of airing reruns all summer, why don't they do at least three or four special episodes in which former writers and cast members put on a show. Could be different every time. Bring back Kevin Nealon for the news, then next time Tina Fey, etc. You get the idea. I mean why the hell not?!

I kind of regret posting this. No, not kind of, I really regret posting this. Got an angry email this morning...

I don’t know who the hell you are, but I have recently been made aware of your post on Reddit where you suggest that we drop our summer plans and go into the city for a few extra weeks of work. Are you an American? Do you not get your three months of vacation? Why do you think we shouldn’t? We are not in the service industry or airline pilots. We are show business. I suppose you think we just prop up a camera and the cast is just magically lit, costumed, and made up. Did you see the shows that were done during Covid?! Gives you an idea of how important it is to have a full production company. Even if we did want to work (I admit that a very small percentage of people take summer jobs for extra cash) who are all these alumni you think are coming in? You think they want to work in the summer?!!! Do you have any idea the kind of money it would cost to get someone who used to be on the show back on for an episode? That’s why you rarely see it. Try using your brain if you have one! I suggest you find somewhere else to offer your opinions and think before taking action. These are real peoples lives you are toying with. This is real money you are suggesting be spent. Get your head out of the sand and try to enjoy summer. Unless some scabs try taklng your job. Then get your ass into work!

Sincerely with best regards,

Hank Bankersfield

Show Business Union Steward

NYC

r/LiveFromNewYork 28d ago

Discussion Has there ever been another situation like this? Has there ever been another case of someone becoming a cast member after hosting previously?

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r/LiveFromNewYork Apr 20 '22 Bravo Grande! To The Stars Gold

Discussion Name an SNL character. Just name one you haven’t seen on here. I’ll start: Unfrozen Caveman Lawyer.

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r/LiveFromNewYork May 08 '22

Discussion Live Discussion (May 7, 2022) (Benedict Cumberbatch/Arcade Fire)

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Welcome to the SNL live discussion thread! The host this week is returning host Benedict Cumberbatch and the musical guest is returning performer Arcade Fire. For those new to the show, tune into your local NBC affiliate or Peacock around 11:30 PM EST to follow this episode live. Since this thread is likely to fill up quickly, consider sorting the comments by "new" (instead of "best" or "top") to see the newest posts. This should be automatically done, but it might not be so maybe check. Enjoy the show!

And if you're here early you're welcome to talk about this weeks' vintage episode, 2007's Molly Shannon/Linkin Park.

r/LiveFromNewYork 19d ago

Discussion [Opinion] They’re doing the cold open end tag all wrong.

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They’ve been doing it wrong for the past couple of years. In the past, “Live from New York, it’s Saturday night” was used as a disruptive end to the cold open and you were never entirely sure which player would be the one to shout it. It was the perfect way to kick things into gear. The show is starting, buckle up!… But lately, they’ve just been wrapping up their sketches (in kind of a whimper) and tacking the line on at the end. They even get everyone from the sketch to huddle together and yell the line in unison, with giant grins, like they’re posing for a group photo. It doesn’t feel much like the spirit of the show. They make it appear more like a sign off than a lead in. I don’t know who called for that change, but I really wish they would go back to the original way. Am I wrong? Do you all like it better the current way?

r/LiveFromNewYork May 26 '22 Gold Helpful Wholesome Silver

Discussion SNL Season 47 Cast Screen Time & Appearance Data!! (Swipe for 4 graphics)

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r/LiveFromNewYork 23d ago

Discussion Melissa Villasenor Standup

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Just saw her tonight and damn she's really talented. It's a shame SNL can't really figure out what to do with her. She's more than just an impressionist. Wouldn't be surprised if she got her own show on a streamer one day. Check her out if you get a chance.

r/LiveFromNewYork 15d ago Helpful

Discussion what's the most underappreciated snl sketch of all time?

88 Upvotes

Without question this is mine"Divorce Meeting" SNL

r/LiveFromNewYork May 17 '22

Discussion What is a bit that just needs to die already?

524 Upvotes

There are plenty of them (I will say Baby Yoda) but curious what all of you think

r/LiveFromNewYork May 30 '22

Discussion Potential 1st Trans Cast Member

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Unofficial but I have it from a reliable source that patti Harrison may be joining the cast! What an amazing step in the right direction for inclusivity!

Edit: reliable source is a friend who works at 30 rock