One of the things I enjoy about my current work schedule is having my Saturdays off for family time, wrapping things up with some old-school comic book Retro Review goodness and Saturday Night Live.  Cynics will tell you that the show isn’t funny anymore, but as we approach the 40th anniversary, I still find a lot of entertainment in the last remnants of live television broadcasting.  Having been a regular viewer since the days of Gilbert Gottfried and Denny Dillon (not a season you ever want to seek out, by the way), I still remember Gumby, Dennis Miller, Wayne’s World, even that halcyon time when every successful sketch was turned into a movie, regardless of whether it made any sense.  I honestly still miss the “former porn starlets trying to get free stuff” series, which has the advantage of never being beaten into the ground (and being really funny) which leads us into today’s improvisational query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) still misses the days when Smigel would do ‘Saturday TV Funhouse’, some of the best superhero parodies of all time, asking: What’s YOUR favorite Saturday Night Live bit, past or present?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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