The casts members come and go. “No one can do Weekend Update like Dennis Miller,” we said. Then Tina Fey came along. “What will the show be without Phil Hartman,” we moaned. Then Will Ferrell blew us away.
Think of all the catchphrases Saturday Night Live has added to our lives. (Sometimes, till they drive us crazy.) “Two wild and crazy guys.” “Well, isn’t that special?” “More cowbell.” “You look mahvelous.” “Making copies.” “We want to pump…you up.”
Last year, SNL proved its mettle by providing some of the funniest moments in a very long and dreary presidential election. Tina Fey’s uncanny resemblance to Gov. Sarah Palin led to several spoofs, and the great line, “I can see Russia from my house!”
SNL’s obituary has been written many times, and still it survives. It seems as if it’s been on all my life, and for many people, it has. Will it go on forever? Don’t bet against it.