posted on Feb, 5 2009 @ 01:05 PM
reply to post by Blogstalker
Maybe I was a little hard on Mr Armisten. I also agree about the liberal bend in the show, but it was very liberal at the beginning. They have
actually toned it down quite a bit since the Ronald Reagan years. (I remember quite a few sketches lampooning the Reagan policies, not so much with
the Bush years.)
I liked it when Mr Martin played the banjo. He is very talented, and seemed to be running the whole show. The girls singing about him was quite funny,
and it brought back the older Steve Martin style humor. I will allow his liberal bias, as he has earned it (he did write for the Smothers Brothers
Hour when it was heavily censored by CBS).
Tina Fey did a wonderful Gov Palin, but that was ruined by the inept Michael Phelps hosting the show. The boy cannot act his way out of a paper bag. I
felt sorry for him, as he was in way over his head. Many of the shows seemed to be like that, as they were funny when Tina was on, but they seemed to
run out of juice as soon as her bit was done.
I hope they get John McCain to host the show again. He did a sketch where he sang Barbra Streisand songs, and stated: I don't tell you how to sing
your songs, please don't tell me how to do my job. Very funny stuff.