Jane You Ignorant Slut…

Last night was the 40th Anniversary celebration of Saturday Night Live. I recorded the show so I could skip through commercials and bad skits. For the most part I enjoyed the show and the walk down memory lane. I liked the tribute to those who died and the funny line on the long running gag about Generalissimo Francisco Franco still being dead.

The Weekend Update segment included Amy Poehler, Tina Fey and Jane Curtin in the anchor chairs. Curtin discusses how much fun she is having and how she likes being back and that she does not want it to end. They show a picture of her from when she was part of the cast and she says she used to be the only cute blonde doing fake news and that now there is a whole network of them. As she claims this the logo for FOX News is displayed.

Curtin missed the irony of her claim in that she was doing a show on the network that employs Brian Williams who is all over the news for telling stories, you know, fake stuff.

Granted, Williams is not a cute blonde but the claim that there is an entire network dedicated to fake news coming from the network with the guy who has been discovered doing it is is beyond belief.

I like Jane Curtin. I always liked her on SNL and I have enjoyed some of her other work. I also know she probably did not write the bit, she just read it (like Obama) and at least she did a better job reading the teleprompter than Al Sharpton does.

Still, it was troubling that the show that cut its teeth doing parodies of things involving all kinds of people stayed away from Williams and his story. A few of the guests poked the Williams story and at least one reference made the hosts obviously uncomfortable.

If they had worked Williams into that bit it would have worked much better.

The show was pretty good and fun to watch even if Curtin was way off the mark with her joke.

She was a better presence than the other two.

BTW, Sarah Palin looked way better than Tina Fey…

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Never surrender, never submit.
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One Response to “Jane You Ignorant Slut…”

  1. Barbara says:

    You Betcha…..Palin looks better. I think Palin not only is a very beautiful lady, she is very intelligent. I think she would make a very good Attorney General of the USA.