Monday, February 8, 2010

SNL Has Gone Schizo on the Gays (video)

What is with Saturday Night Live these days? Granted the 35-year-old show passed its prime decades ago, but it does manage to be humorous at times. In the opening sketch, Kristen Wiig did an awesome Greta Van Susteren and the Fox "News" discussion of "Don't ask, Don't tell" was dead on.

Later in the show, they did some half-assed sketch about a Roman emperor being distracted by his slave boy/lover and an obsession with grapes. If there was a punch line, I missed it. It seems the only message here is that gays are self involved and sex obsessed, which may not be wrong, but when the sketch isn't funny, it just comes off as insulting. Was there any comedic point to this one?

I have no problem with being the subject of a gay joke, if the joke is funny and I think most of us feel that way. The gay community does have a sense of humor about itself. Lord knows we put up with "Will and Grace" for a decade. But for SNL to put this pointless piece of crap on the air after having done such a good job with the Fox "News" sketch, just doesn't make sense. Were they thinking that the one good one gave them license to do an insulting one? You be the judge.

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