Month: February 2008

Live from New York, it could have been better, if it was next Saturday night

The writers strike is over, so guess what is back?  That’s right Saturday night Live was back in the saddle tonight.  I however think they probably should have given themselves another week to practice.  The standard debate opening during election season opened the show.  I have not seen a worse opening in years.  The big buzz was about how Lorne Michaels (Executive Producer) was looking for an Barack Obama.  I guess Fred Armisen was a somewhat logical choose.  Who in this years cast could really play him?  I however do not think he really practiced that out very well either.  Armisen was stiff like Obama comes off sometime, but his voice was not really close.    I must say though, the writing of the love fest for Obama was great.  The appearance of Obama girl was very cute, along with the inference that the media just loves Obama.   “Senator Obama, are you OK?  Can I get you anything?”  A very nice line uttered by Will Forte, who was playing Jorge Ramos, the Univision questioner. …