SNL (Sorry No Laughs)
October 15, 2007
I blogged here regarding my excitement of his royal hotness, Jon Bon Jovi, hosting SNL this past weekend. I was excited about this all last week. I planned a late night game of dominoes, complete with sugary snacks for during the show to keep me alert.
I somehow managed to miss the first couple of minutes, due to my own stupidity (I thought it came on at 10:35 rather than 10:30). The first skit was already in progress when I tuned in, and I found it mildly amusing. It was a flashback to the 1980’s with Jon playing himself, in full 80’s drag.
Next came the funniest part of the show, the monologue, where Richie Sambora forgot his line, and Jon recovered nicely. Had that line went as planned, even that would not have been funny.
From there it went downhill, with one of the skits casting Jon as a contestant on a Jersey game show, and the next 2 casting him as himself. Big Stretches. One of those was set in………. you guessed it, the 1980’s. Big hair and spandex, friggin’ hilarious, espically twice in one hour.
Granted, I probably have not watched SNL this decade, but this show seemed just plain stupid most of the time. It was not at all like the SNL I remember watching back in the day, when I would laugh so hard I would nearly pee my pants. I’m trying to figure out if they were off their game this weekend or if I was so drunk and immature a few years ago that I just THOUGHT it was funny. Maybe I’m just too old to “get it” anymore, but I was terribly disapointed in the show. I can’t believe I stayed up that late to watch something that crappy, nor can I believe that it’s still on the air.
And oh yeah, I got my butt whipped at dominoes. Next time I’ll just record it and go to bed.