The M&M Report: “SNL” Therapy

Image result for PETE DAVIDSON SNL 44Devin walks me through a therapy session as we unpack the current state of Saturday Night Live.

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Topics:

  • Political satire (0:00 – 19:30)
  • Alec Baldwin (19:30 – 27:00)
  • Weekend Update (27:00 – 38:00)
  • Pete Davidson (38:00 – 46:00)
  • Mark’s theory on hosts (46:00 – 50:00)
  • Why we keep watching (50:00 – End)

Some sketches we discussed:

Other stuff:

The M&M Report: “Saturday Night Live” Post-Election

McKinnon.pngDevin and I are back in the same room for an episode that touches on the election but focuses on last night’s episode and this season of Saturday Night Live. We talked about our favorite and least favorite moments, reacted to the show’s hit-or-miss political commentary and made predictions about what’s to come. Oh, and there are some bleeps.

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The M&M Report: “Saturday Night Live” Season 41

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On this episode of The M&M Report, Devin Mitchell and I looked back at the first three episodes of the new season of Saturday Night Live, remarking on the highs of Tracy Morgan’s triumphant return and the lows of Miley Cyrus’s…less triumphant return. Then we took previewed this week’s new episode with a discussion of whether it’s ethical, or advisable, to let Donald Trump host.

Since we recorded, the groundswell of groups urging NBC to cancel Trump’s stint has intensified. The network hasn’t backed down. Meanwhile, the customary promos featuring Trump and cast member Cecily Strong have generated controversy of their own.

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“Saturday Night Live”: 40 Years of Nights

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A year ago at this time, I wrote a blog post addressing Saturday Night Live‘s frustrating lack of commitment to diversity, exemplified by a sketch in which Kerry Washington played several prominent black female celebrities capped off by a title card backhandedly apologizing for the show’s dearth of nonwhite performers.

During the season finale and throughout this anniversary season, the story was different. Perfect? Of course not. But diverse voices in front of and behind the camera were one of the factors that made this season of SNL a significant improvement on the last few.

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