All the current social media platforms just amplify it more, but hating on the current cast and state of SNL has been an American Tradition since 1975. If Twitter existed in 1997, I'm sure people would've said they hate Will Ferrell and miss the days of Adam Sandler, David Spade, and Chris of the Rock and Farley varieties.
Like most people, I can be a hypocrite at times. Don't get me wrong, I've bashed SNL for losing its fastball, but I also don't watch every episode. Throughout my life, I may have given thousands, if not millions of opinions on things I didn't actually consume or do, so with my 30s mere hours away from starting; I'm trying to put that shit in my rearview. I think SNL should be edgier, but people who don't watch and are just like "it sucks now" are the worst. Sweet input!
We all have "our" SNL cast; mine is the 2005-2013ish core of Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, Kristen Wiig, Will Forte, Jason Sudekis, Andy Samberg, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, and so many more. Those were formative years in my life, so it's easy to understand why I'm more attached to the cast from that era. I associate them with the positive memories I have from that timeframe. You know, nostalgia.
I haven't watched an entire episode of SNL this season, but I still keep up with their socials and youtube. SNL is an American pop culture institution, and I want to see it do well. I root for SNL. I know I'm just a blogger with currently 129 Twitter followers, but if SNL would like the opinion of someone who's been a fan for close to 2/3s of his life, keep making fun of TikTok. This was one of the funniest sketches in recent memory (which for me is about 20 minutes).
One of the things that made SNL great during its heyday (whenever you may think that was) was the reoccurring skits and characters. You fall in love with Alex Trebek and the cast of Celebrity Jeopardy, Stefon, Gilly, Mango, Drunk Uncle, The Boston Teens, The Lovers, Debbie Downer, Lonely Island songs, and Brian Fellows, etc.
I don't use TikTok (I should, but I'm too stubborn/stupid to learn), but I see enough of it from what bleeds onto Twitter and Instagram to know how funny and spot-on this skit is. Between that annoying fake voice and intentional misspellings, it's the perfect opportunity to create a reoccurring skit that appeals to basically every demographic. This is how you get people to love this cast like ones from 1-46 years ago.
You can easily recycle this bit every couple of weeks (maybe once a month) and still be current with how often TikTok trends change. Plus, it allows the entire cast to work together.
I mean, there are so many avenues you can take. You could keep the Alex Moffitt dad character going where he asks his son to do some chores, and he just scrolls TikTok. That's all I'll give you for free, but I mean, this was fucking hilarious and has more potential than Trevor Lawerence before Urban Meyer ruined him.
Plus, since she turns 20 in a few days, I feel less and less creepy saying this, but damn, Billie Eilish is stacked TF up and looks great in some scrubs. Credit to the hair and makeup department for perfectly passing one of the biggest stars in music as a CNA. That whole dancing nurse bit made the skit. "When Ur Fav Patient Pulls Thru" killed me like I assumed she'd kill her patient lolz.
I've watched this skit five times and still laugh every time. There isn't a weakness throughout the four minutes. Word of advice from your friend Ole Dozo, you have to make this skit a reoccurring bit, SNL.
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