Friday, October 05, 2007

Saturday Night Live: Digital Shorts

At lunch today someone mentioned that they don't watch SNL any more. They asked if it was still funny. Honestly, they can't all be gems, but yeah it's definitely still funny from time to time. When people think about SNL, they only remember what they want to remember. Most folks tend to remember the "Land Shark", the "Samurai Tailor", and most stuff Dana Carvey did. You know what was in between all those memorable skits? Stuff that wasn't funny.

So, like I said, they can't all be gems. SNL has been on a roll with creating these "Digital Shorts" the last view years. Most of them are hysterical. I've already embedded a few of them here in the past. Today, in response to the lunch conversation, I've compiled a list...

“Lazy Sunday”

“Special Christmas Box”

“United Way” (Peyton Manning isn’t the nice guy you think he is)

“Maraka” (If your kids watch Dora)

“Apacalypto Recut” (A shot at Mel Gibson, who was um in the news at the time)

“I Ran”

“Natalie Portman” (Her Gangsta Lifestyle...)

You'll notice most of these are actually published by NBC, which is very cool. You'll also see that they almost all contain a shaggy haired kid named Andy Samberg. I think Andy is one of their big up-and-coming stars right now.

Andy is also a member of "The Lonely Island" writing group. It turns out that they wrote most of the really good digital shorts. Have a look :)

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