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Santa Saves Time and Money by simply skipping over the Blue States. SNL still somehow relevant. TV Funhouse still on the good side of that damn shark.
posted by wah (26 comments total)

 
Still somehow relevant, but still not funny. I blame the likes of Family Guy and South Park for finding it hard to find shows like SNL or Simpsons funny anymore.
posted by Mach3avelli at 2:17 AM on December 22, 2004


Why did they have to add the celebrities to the show? The ending sucked so fucking bad! Still, it was really funny for a minute.

SNL sucks nowadays.
posted by Keyser Soze at 2:45 AM on December 22, 2004


Except for those uproarious Geico ads and Seinfeld re-runs, television is dead to me.
posted by WebToy at 3:02 AM on December 22, 2004


would have been a lot more funny with rumsfeld as the grinch.

And the Grinch with his grinch-heart two sizes too small,
Stood puzzling and puzzling: “How could it have gone so wrong?
“It came without armour! It came without a plan!
“It came without sufficient troop levels, allies, not at all like Afghanistan!”
And he puzzled three hours, till his puzzler was sore,
Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before!
“Maybe Democracy,” he thought, “doesn’t come at the point of a gun.
“Maybe Democracy… perhaps… isn’t really that much fun!”
posted by three blind mice at 3:06 AM on December 22, 2004


Why, oh why can't they bring the full-length "TV Funhouse" series back? Arguably the most side-splitting 30 minutes of TV ever created. The Anipals -- un-freaking-believable.

Best scene: when the cat was giving birth, and one of the babies turned out to be a puppy...and her cat husband started yelling at her, 'You filthy whore!" while the momma cat shrieked back, "You're never home!"
posted by davidmsc at 5:12 AM on December 22, 2004


I found that a lot more gratingly preachy than funny.
posted by picea at 5:14 AM on December 22, 2004


"You're right, little girl--labels are wrong." (and then he stamps "NICE" on her forehead)

very good. and the Moby jokes were very funny. "I see you when you're sleeping"
posted by amberglow at 5:35 AM on December 22, 2004


"I told you to make those last"
Thanks for posting that wah, I was just looking for this yesterday. It seems the Funhouse animations are the only thing I look forward to on snl, aside from the lipsync backlash of their "musical" guests.
posted by phirleh at 5:50 AM on December 22, 2004


Shh...I'm in mourning for the dead.
posted by rushmc at 6:06 AM on December 22, 2004


I didn't see the video you linked to, wah, because the site was hammered. But if it is the same as the SNL episode from last week, Santa skipped the red states...
posted by bugmuncher at 6:16 AM on December 22, 2004


Well, I missed that episode because SNL does truly suck these days. But Robert Smigel way outfunnies the rest of the writers by miles, and I did think this was funny. If blue state people can't laugh at themselves, then we're truly fucked.
posted by fungible at 6:51 AM on December 22, 2004


Shh...I'm in mourning for the dead.

Damn. There's another hour a week the TiVo will be sitting idle.
posted by ewagoner at 7:51 AM on December 22, 2004


I think SNL is good lately, better than it's been in years.

It's incredible to me that a show that's been universally panned by everyone for decades seems to be watched by everyone, and is still on the air.
posted by jragon at 8:13 AM on December 22, 2004


my favorite funhouse was "Titey: Disney's Historical Accurate Version of the Titanic" --I think I laughed for 24 hours straight.

Of course, I also thought that "I feel great" commercial was hilarious too.

but...I must agree, I've not hardly even giggled at most of SNL in the past 10 years. Celebrity Jeopardy was funny...but the rest of it...is (to me) stupid
posted by Hands of Manos at 8:38 AM on December 22, 2004


If blue state people can't laugh at themselves, then we're truly fucked.

Hmm, Michelle "All I want for Christmas is Internment Camps for Muslims" Malkin's response.
The bitter, twisted, unfunny skit on Saturday Night Live that's mentioned on the Drudge Report this morning can be viewed here. In addition to cruelly mocking Rush Limbaugh, the cartoon (titled "Blue Christmas") shows Santa and Rudolph skipping over the Red States (referred to on a map as Dumbf*ckistan), commiserating at a Chinese restaurant with Al Franken, Natalie Merchant, Moby, and Margaret Cho, and then taunting a little girl as a religious bigot for believing in God.

There's the liberal holiday spirit for you. Pathetic losers.
[she was the via2 for the link]

also..first post.
posted by wah at 9:11 AM on December 22, 2004


davidmsc: Best scene: when the cat was giving birth, and one of the babies turned out to be a puppy...and her cat husband started yelling at her, 'You filthy whore!" while the momma cat shrieked back, "You're never home!"

I always really liked the scene where the anipals go to Vegas and the cat coughs up a hairball on a rabbit while having sex with it, and then, flustered, blurts out "I always wanted to do that."

Or, when the lobsters buys another lobster from a restaurant, brings it home and has sex with it, and then covers it up with a sheet.

What a twisted, wonderful show.
posted by deafmute at 9:43 AM on December 22, 2004


"cruelly mocking Rush Limbaugh"?

That's supposed to be a BAD thing?
posted by Sidhedevil at 9:52 AM on December 22, 2004


There's the liberal holiday spirit for you. Pathetic losers.

Someone didn't watch it until the end.
posted by drezdn at 10:05 AM on December 22, 2004


"dumbfuckistan" was hilarious. SNL never takes risks anymore, but that was funny and something even the Daily Show didn't do.

I thought the skit showed how stupid all this blue state/red state crap was.
posted by mathowie at 10:12 AM on December 22, 2004


I thought the skit showed how stupid all this blue state/red state crap was.
posted by mathowie

no fucking joke, i voted for kerry , i did my part and so did many others here in the south, i'm sick of being lumped in with people that i don't agree with. i'm sick of this whole red state/blue state crap as well
posted by nola at 10:34 AM on December 22, 2004


no fucking joke, i voted for kerry , i did my part and so did many others here in the south, i'm sick of being lumped in with people that i don't agree with.

I second the notion that the electral college leads to divisiness and snarkitude.

Humor: The Antidote to Misunderstanding.
posted by wah at 10:41 AM on December 22, 2004


Wow, Malkin really didn't get it. They spent five minutes making fun of liberals, and 30 seconds making fun of Rush Limbaugh, and she somehow makes herself out to be the victim. Not that that surprises me: Her middle name should be Dumbfuckistan.
posted by fungible at 1:30 PM on December 22, 2004


Santa Saves Time and Money by simply skipping over the Blue States.

Did you even watch the video you linked to? Santa skips the Red states.
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 2:45 PM on December 22, 2004


Hehe, figures.

Actually I keep getting them confused. 'tis a silly distinction, IMHO.

We're all kinda purple in the real world.

I watched it, and laughed by ass off. As mentioned, the Limbaugh gag was the best and the ending sucked.
posted by wah at 3:10 PM on December 22, 2004


I don't get why Natalie Merchant tho--i haven't seen or heard about her in ages. Why not Barbra (an obvious pick), Susan Sarandon, or even Bruce Springsteen or Bon Jovi?
posted by amberglow at 3:36 PM on December 22, 2004


I really expected the comment about it being the RED states that were skipped over to be first.
posted by xammerboy at 10:12 PM on December 22, 2004


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