bill murray has been doing some great work lately.
that's true... i never even think of him as an snl alum any longer... he's been amazing lately. love his work with wes anderson the most. life aquatic is one of my favorite movies of the past couple years and rushmore is a top ten classic. and then there's his work with coppola and jarmusch. great stuff.
jake wrote:People's memories of the original cast are greatly exaggerated.
i don't know... i have watch some of those original cast episodes all the way through and find them to be quite funny and relevant... especially given their social significance given the time period. nothing like that was on tv at the time. and a lot of the material is period specific. with that, i'd rather sit through a best of snl from the original cast vs the current. though, i can be a little unfair, since i haven't been watching it religously. some of my fave years outside of the original cast... '82 - "the eddie murphy show" - eddie is the only cast member to ever host... becuase he was brilliant, '84 - short, crystal and guest save snl bringing it back to must see television, '89 mike meyers debuts while phil hartman rolls on, mid 90's low brow humor takes center stage with spade, farley, norm and sandler. crude humor proves to work on the small screen (later proves it doesn't work on the big screen). the late 90's sucked... with the exception of farrell and shannon. 2000 - tina fey debuts! 2004 show gets better because crhis kattan is finally gone (left the show in 2003, but did way too many cameos in 2004).
i'll try giving this new group a decent watching.