Revisting 40 Years of Laughter on Saturday Night

Just a small break from anything to do with the normal direction of this blog. However, I couldn’t go into this weekend without posting a little spot on SNL.

Do you, or have you, ever watched Saturday Night Live?

I remember the first seasons. I may have been young, but I can remember the Cone Heads and I remember Gilda Radner as Rosannne Roseannadanna. I was never allowed to stay up – but it didn’t matter, I remember seeing the skits on the news and hearing about it. Of course, later on in life I would try very hard to con my folks into letting me stay up. I mean, I really wanted to see Two Wild and Crazy Guys…live, not the next day on the news, or hear about it from my friends.

Of course, in high school my life was so busy that I never really had time, nor was I home, to watch. I think those were transitional seasons for SNL as they moved casts in and out. I would revisit this show again once I got through life with a small child (I needed sleep…not comedic relief!) I reconnected again with this weekly habit. The Rocket Scientist and I began watching again, in earnest, around 2006. It has brought on conversations about our youth and growing up, but most of all for us it is a fun way to giggle and let go of the everyday stuff…together.

I can’t even narrow down my favorite skits, there are just too many from each season. I am partial to Will Farrell and Cheri Oteri as cheerleaders. Currently we are enjoying watching  Kenan Thompson on the show an remembering him as one of the son’s favorite shows as a kid – Kenan and Kel (Welcome to Good Burger, home of the Good Burger, can I take your order?!)

All of this to say, I am really looking forward to the 3 hour 40th Anniversary show on Sunday evening. I keep looking at the list of people who will be on the show and I’m amazed. Chevy Chase, Dan Akroyd, Jane Curtin, Steve Martin…I mean COME ONE – these are the people who MADE the show! I hope I’m not the only one of my group who will be watching and enjoying. In this day of horrible things occurring in the world, sometimes we need to take a laugh break.