Forget “What was up with that?” The question TV Addicts should be asking ourselves as we once again wake up on a Sunday morning with a bad taste in our mouths following yet another disastrous instalment of SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE is, “What is up with us?!” Why is it that week-in-week-out, we continue to tune into this disappointing train-wreck in the hopes that this time things will be different? (Oh right, Taylor Swift)
And while we in no-way-shape-or-form blame host James “You know I’m trying exceptionally hard to be funny thanks to my incessant eye-squinting” Franco, who let’s face it, gave it his all by singing, dancing and cleverly poking fun at his less-than-successful stint at Columbia University and his current guest-starring gig on GENERAL HOSPITAL in an above-average opening monologue (See video above). Even the Ol’ College
drop out try wasn’t enough to elevate the unimaginative and unfunny writing that continues to plague this once proud late-night institution (See: The show’s over-reliance on kooky characters from Kristen Wiig and unfunny recurring sketches like Lawrence Welk and Vincent Price that barely worked the first 17 times.)
Agree? Disagree? Wondering why on earth has-been Charles Barkley will open SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE on January 9th, 2010? Post away!