Saturday, November 07, 2015

Well I for one am NOT watching Donald Trump on SNL tonight.

I think it is unfair that Trump gets to host such a popular show while his competitors are relegated to simply watching it at home, sitting in the audience, or playing a bartender in one lousy skit.

So I will be showing solidarity with my Hispanic brothers and sisters by boycotting SNL tonight.

Besides personally I have had enough Trump for one lifetime.

I never liked the guy in the first place and now I feel like somebody is waving a plate of brussel sprouts in front of my face every single day. (Seriously how does anybody eat brussel sprouts?)

Now I know what you're going to say, "Gryphen you always fall asleep during SNL anyway, so big whoop."

Well yes you have a point. However tonight instead of struggling to stay awake to see the SNL monologue I will be struggling to stay awake in order to watch a rerun of Two and a Half Men.

Still counts.

83 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:37 PM

    Having watched SNL since it's inception (Class of '75, here), i am boycotting it, tonight, too.

    Thank you, Gryphen, for articulating my reason why... :)

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    1. Anonymous4:54 PM

      Me too, 4:37. Oh and Gryphen, it's really not such a popular show anymore. It's pretty pathetic compared to what it used to be.
      Land shark!

      Mildred

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    2. Anonymous5:26 PM

      Mildred you are so right! It was so much funnier back in the late 70s/80s and with a much smaller crew. Put all those "comedians" in any current SNL show together and there aren't as many laughs as in a few seconds of a Gilda Radner sketch.

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    3. Anonymous3:55 AM

      4:37 -- it is "its inception" not "it's inception"

      Hey, you guys, just trying to make this site literate and better than the Comments section of Sarah's Facebook or trolls on this site.

      Rule: if you can break down IT'S before a word --
      as in "since it's inception" it would read "since IT IS inception" which makes no sense -- so use ITS.

      I'm gonna keep harping on this until you get it right. :D

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    4. Tymber5:07 AM

      Dear 3:55,
      Would you mind correcting the people who say "I could care less" about something? If they truly do not care, the would say "I could not care less" blah blah blah. I have given up. Michelle Obama says that and it drives me up the wall that an Ivy League educated attorney speaks that way. Other than that, she is a wonderful First Lady.

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    5. Anonymous10:50 AM

      @3:55 ~ Do not i get extra credit for proper use of commas, or also did that i up-fucked?

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  2. I'm with you--I'm tired of him getting all this free publicity. Now if SNL would do a candidate every week, I might consider watching. Of course, I haven't watched SNL in more years than I care to count, so if I DO watch it would create a chasm in the Time/Space continuum which would make the destruction of Aldaraan look like a hiccup on Sol.

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    1. Anonymous5:59 PM

      Can you imagine Ben Carson hosting?! What a snooze fest.

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    2. Anonymous7:55 PM

      Change the channel.
      http://crooksandliars.com/2015/11/open-thread-republican-primary-gets-even
      How long before Dr. Ben McGriftie finally implodes?
      http://crooksandliars.com/files/imagecache/node_primary/primary_image/15/11/151106-republican-primary-gets-even-weirder.jpg

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  3. Anonymous4:46 PM

    OK. Neither am I. Can I diverts your attention to an article by Sarah Jones on Politicususa " Problems for Ben Carson Campaign as Hometown newspaper Exposes New Lie".

    Pat Padrnos

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    1. Anonymous10:48 PM

      Carson never met Gen. Westmoreland, another site actually stated the General was playing golf somewhere in the DC area when Carson claims he met him.

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  4. Anonymous4:47 PM

    Donald is courting the Christian vote.


    'Ben Carson is a complete and total loser': Donald Trump slams Republican opponent in promo for his hosting stint on Saturday Night Live
    http://news.yahoo.com/nbc-pulls-trump-snl-promo-160500919.html

    The Good Wife
    https://36.media.tumblr.com/87e4e7c54f3298f25399c9561f026c71/tumblr_inline_ntjmmpn9aa1qajgh8_540.jpg

    Melania Trump: from nude supermodel to first lady?
    http://www.tampabay.com/incoming/shed-be-the-only-first-lady-to-have-posed-in-the-buff/2247950

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    1. Melania Trump is the poster girl for the new low in "family values" for the Republican base.

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  5. Anonymous4:53 PM

    I've always enjoyed SNL skits about politicians. But I can't stomach them having the politicians on the show. With people like Trump, it's even worse. There's not even any train-wreck-watching appeal. All Trump's lines will be scripted by SNL writers to make him--a disgusting, hateful person--appear humanized and appealing.

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  6. Anonymous4:55 PM

    I'm boycotting SNL but, sadly, they'll never know since I don't have one of those Nielsen ratings boxes.

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    1. Anonymous6:41 PM

      We'll know ;)

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  7. Anonymous5:04 PM

    Last night, I was surprised to hear Bill Maher say that the Bombastic Blowhard Trump that we see isn't the same guy that Bill has talked to. Trump has another, nice guy persona. I think that Bill was talking to Keith Olbermann who agreed that Trump could be very nice and what we are seeing is an act.

    If they were right, then Trump is playing to the simpleton crowd, the non-criticial thinkers who vote in the Republican primaries, the people who have been buying his silly hats and showing up at his rallies. He is playing them for fools and he just might be a smart businessman under all that bluster. Disclaimer: I cannot stand Trump and while he might bully people in order to get his deal, I would hate to see him anywhere near the White House.

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    1. Anonymous5:20 PM

      Well, of course, he can act charming and nice.

      A relative recently gave most of their savings plus took out a 2nd mortgage to help a 'friend' who was desperate. The relative explained, 'but she was so nice and caring to me.' I asked my relative if she would have gone into debt for someone who wasn't nice to her.

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    2. Anonymous6:15 PM

      Ted Bundy was skilled at appearing "nice".

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    3. But his followers say they trust him the most to have his finger on the bomb.

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  8. Even though SNL stooped to an all time low by having The Donald on, we still owe them a debt of gratitude for Tina Fey's brilliant impersonation of Sarah Palin.

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  9. Anonymous5:06 PM

    I'm not watching either. I could care less about Trump. My concern is Bush. I worry that after Trump and Carson flame out which they will, Bush will be left standing. Another Bush is frightening.

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  10. "(Seriously how does anybody eat brussel sprouts?)"

    With butter and perhaps a dash of paprika. :)

    Quickly pan-fry the brussels sprouts in butter (add seasoning if desired). Do NOT let the sprouts or the butter burn! Turn gently with wooden spoon. Yummy!

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    1. Anonymous5:40 PM

      Or roast them in the oven with olive oil and salt and pepper. Delicious! Even my dogs love them :)

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    2. Anonymous5:42 PM

      Add some bacon, too.

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    3. Anonymous5:44 PM

      Thanks.You beat me to it.

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    4. Anonymous6:06 PM

      Shred the sprouts and saute with garlic.

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    5. I second those first 3 suggestions. I used to hate brussels sprouts when I was a kid, but then again, my mom wasn't much of a cook. She just boiled them. If we were lucky, we got oleomargarine to put on them. Ugh.

      Now that I'm older, I cut them in half, toss with olive oil, put them on a baking pan cut side down, sprinkle them with grated (powdered) Kraft parmesan, and roast them. Yum.

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    6. Anonymous9:26 PM

      I grow my own. They are sweeter after a frost or two. The ones you buy in the store are not at the height of their flavor.

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    7. Anonymous4:53 AM

      What 926pm said! Brussel sprouts in stores are an entirely different species from those that are picked fresh. Local farmers' markets are the next best thing to growing your own.

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  11. Anonymous5:10 PM

    Donald Trump isn't funny and nothing about him is funny except when other people make fun of him. I doubt anyone on SNL will be making anything but the most trite, mild, Trump jokes.

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    1. Balzafiar6:40 PM

      Oh, you can be certain they won't make any really pointed jokes about him -- he is extremely thin-skinned and can't take it, but he sure loves to dish it out.

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  12. Anonymous5:12 PM

    'I never liked the guy in the first place and now I feel like somebody is waving a plate of brussel sprouts in front of my face every single day'.

    I do like brussel sprouts, but no Trump. I would not watch any of his shows. Definiently boycott this one!

    What would Sarah do?

    'Mom is bleeding heavily': Michelle Duggar's 911 call for ambulance after Jessa gave birth at home to 9lb 11oz boy
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3307800/Mom-bleeding-heavily-Michelle-Duggar-s-911-call-ambulance-Jessa-gave-birth-home-9lb-11oz-boy.html

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  13. Sarah5:30 PM

    Charlie Sheen for Prez... And Brussels sprouts are good! Just kidding on the first one. I agree with you about Donald Trump - I've had enough.

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  14. Gryph, I promise that this appearance is going to be a net negative for him.

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  15. Anonymous5:54 PM

    There used to be a "fair use doctrine," giving all announced candidates equal time on the air waves that belong to all of us, not to corporation.
    Another "reform" that benefits the GOP.

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  16. Anonymous6:08 PM

    SNL is on now and it is a rerun from 1976!

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    1. Anonymous6:37 PM

      NBC did this last week, too.

      SNL rerun, local news, SN Live at 11:30 PM EST.

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    2. I've been watching that old Buck Henry episode too. 10 pm to 11 pm.

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    3. Anonymous8:09 PM

      I love "Uncle Ron" skits that Buck Henry did where he played the dirty old man. The one where he was the baby sitter for Gilda Radner and Larraine Newman was hilarious. I remember seeing it when I was about 8 years old and having to have my father explain the "adult" humor to me because I was a little confused :-)

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  17. Steam the Brussels sprouts, then put them in a bowl, stirring in olive oil and garlic. Next, put them in a roasting pan, drizzle with balsamic vinegar and roast them til they just start to brown on the edges. Delicious and adding bacon is good too. Be brave , Gryph - give it a try. Beats watching the Donald.

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  18. Anonymous6:17 PM

    Looks like they decided not to air Trump tonight as there is a rerun on now! Looks like Trump lost out!!!

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    1. Anonymous6:38 PM

      oh, i so wish this were true, but we'll have to wait until 11:30:30 PM EST to find out if they really dumped tRump for a rerun.

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    2. No, sometimes they show old classic SNL episodes before the news and before a current episode.

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    3. Balzafiar6:42 PM

      You tuned in early. The Live show airs at 11:30 ET.

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    4. Anonymous6:44 PM

      Whoops...Trump is on at 11:30. I was really hoping that they had pulled him, but I should have known better. They are not going to miss out on the ratings!

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  19. Anonymous6:38 PM

    Trump was fired?

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  20. Anonymous6:47 PM

    Show with Trump- 11:30 est. I am so disappointed in SNL.

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  21. Anonymous6:49 PM

    Ot, lol sarah followed Carson. See what a dunce. He's as bad as her. Big ol hoax. Lol.

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  22. Anonymous6:52 PM

    I'm with you on Brussel sprouts. Bleh.

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    1. Anonymous7:21 PM

      And it's not even so much the taste of them i find objectionable ~ it's the texture. I feel like i bit into a ball sack.

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    2. Anonymous7:56 PM

      Yum, tea-bagged by a brussels sprout ;-)

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  23. Anonymous6:55 PM

    I can see only one possibly good thing coming from the Trump SNL gig -- yoouge ratings that knock Palin out of the top spot.

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    1. Anonymous7:56 PM

      Hopefully you're right! Her guest spot still has some of the highest ratings in their history, strangely enough.

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    2. Anonymous4:26 AM

      Hopefully you're right! Her guest spot still has some of the highest ratings in their history, strangely enough.
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      Only because the entire country wanted to watch the spectacle. Her 14 fans watched of course

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  24. Anonymous7:04 PM

    You'n'me both, Gryphen. Fuck SNL -- and more specifically, Lorne Michaels.

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  25. Anonymous7:14 PM

    I'm not watching also. Had enough of Trump clown and the rest of the GOP idiots.

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  26. Anonymous7:18 PM

    I quit watching SNL a few years ago. If they actually have a skit worth watching I catch it on the web the next day. I wouldn't watch Trump before he became a candidate and sure as hell won't now, I'm tired of this carnival barker,

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  27. Crystal Sage7:29 PM

    Also not watching in Canada. Know it will make little difference in the ratings. I hope his comb-over flops and he does too. Serves them right for inviting him. Also hope that someone earns that $5000. for heckling him live.

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  28. Anonymous7:43 PM

    I did the boycott and gIve it up live for good.
    Viva el Gryphen!

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  29. Anonymous7:46 PM

    Why not watch? It won't make one bit of difference either way.
    Fuck the Donald.

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  30. Anonymous7:48 PM

    SNL has been on for East Coast viewers for almost 20 minutes and it's not trending on twitter. Only SNL-related trend is for Larry David who apparently heckled Trump from the audience. Hope it's a ratings bomb.

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  31. Anonymous7:55 PM

    I'm watching because he was hilarious last time he was on the show! I'll give it a whirl and if he's funny I'll stay tuned in.

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    1. Anonymous10:11 PM

      Trump's not funny.

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    2. Anonymous4:03 AM

      I saw his entrance. I hadn't realized he was so fat and dumpy before. If I didn't fall asleep I could tell you if the show was funny or not. His entrance was a zero.

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    3. Balzafiar6:05 AM

      "His entrance was a zero."

      It was; the audience reaction was tepid at best compared to their usual enthusiasm for a host. Even the announcer's intro was pretty flat.

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    4. Anonymous6:59 AM

      How was he hilarious last time he was on?

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  32. Anonymous8:08 PM

    I watched the first sketch and they were making fun of Bernie, making HIM seem like he was crazy and cantankerous and I had to turn it off. It grossed me out that they were making fun of such a good person while celebrating such an asshole.

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    1. Anonymous10:11 PM

      Later on, one of the fake news reporters tried to make a joke about asking President Obama for ID when he tried to get into the White House. The other fake reporter hushed him up, whispering, "Shhh, the host," meaning Trump's birther stuff came back to bite him.

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  33. Anonymous8:54 PM

    It's interesting that the folks in the Pee Pond think that Trump is hilarious and that everything on SNL makes fun of the Democrats. I think that Trump's appearance is not funny. He gets bigger laughs during his campaign speeches. Of course for the campaign speeches, he's talking to the Red State People. In NYC, not so much. And, the older folks don't stay up late to see SNL in person. Trump's appearance is about as funny and meaningful as Sarah Palin's appearance was 7 years ago. They may deliver a practice campaign speech but they have no talent for sketch comedy.

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  34. Anonymous9:33 PM

    http://www.amazon.com/Ravished-Reagansaurus-Mandy-Sandra-ebook/dp/B0144TIN7O/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1442257218&sr=8-2&keywords=kirk+cameron+and+the+crocoduck

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  35. Anonymous10:09 PM

    My impression was that Donald Trump wasn't enjoying being on SNL as much as he thought he would. He wasn't the star. He was part of an ensemble group who are funnier than he is. He read his lines from cue cards poorly. Most of all, he looked as if he felt entitled to be there because, you know, he's Donald Trump, but he has no talent for acting or comedy. No, he was just a big fat joke.

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    1. Anonymous12:32 AM

      He wasn't nearly as funny as he was in 2004. His previous appearance seemed much more organic and this one was just forced humor based on his controversial campaign statements. For me, Larry David as Bernie was the highlight of the show, that and the Drake video parody.

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  36. Anonymous11:21 PM

    OT

    UFOs spotted in the night sky over Los Angeles

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  37. As someone mentioned earlier, I too was FLOORED by Maher and Olbermann observing how NORMAL Trump has been, when meeting them privately.

    I immediately thought of Pee Wee Herman, and how Paul Ruebens is actually NOTHING like his silly character.

    SO: if Trump actually IS just doing a "performance art" act like Herman Cain did last time--this would all make sense. I mean, he's not THAT dumb...he knows the Presidency isn't like being coronated as the KING. He knows he cannot wave a wand and make Mexicans and homosexuals disappear.

    This is not to say his FANS aren't dumb--they truly believe that as President, he could bypass congress and dictate how everything goes.

    On the other hand, he may have started out doing all this for shits and giggles, intending to cop to how he was just punking everyone--but reached the point when he was leading in the polls and thought, "Holy shit! Maybe I COULD be the President!"

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  38. I haven't watched SNL in years. Just couldn't take the constant turnover in casts and it just became unfunny.

    I did watch Tina Fey expose the foolishness of Sarah Palin as a running mate.

    Did not watch tonight.

    Would have been fine if they had made Trump an equal fool to Palin.

    Now, will they be giving each of the other candidates equal time?

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  39. Anonymous1:09 AM

    I'm deeply sorry that you refused to publish my historically based story on the "fair usage doctrine." The airwaves belong to all of us, not to giant corporations. If they give time to Trump, they must give equal time to every other declared candidate. It's a simple history lesson. Why block this, Gryphen? You've diminished a long-time reader, as someone tied up in his own ego instead of in the facts.

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  40. When I watch SNL, I do so only through Weekend Update. By that time they've usually done their best skits. Last night nothing struck me as particularly amusing, not even WU.

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  41. Anonymous4:13 AM

    Did Newsmax recently toss a bone to Sarah Palin because she recently hosted their post-debate show? I think so.

    According to Sarah Palin's Facebook it sounds like they added her to their list of 100 pro-life advocates.

    What has Sarah Palin done for pro-life besides give some paid speeches? If you offered Sarah Palin money to give pro-sex trafficking speeches, Sarah Palin would there with Todd in a heartbeat.

    Isn't it weird that they added Sarah Palin to their list just after paying her to do their post-debate show?


    Sniff Sniff "I'm not worthy (to be on their list Sniff sniff) - but it's the kind of a humbling experience (Sniff sniff) that strengthens resolve to making my life's work (Sniff sniff) useful to the cause of helping save America." Sniff Sniff
    - Sarah Payme


    Sniff sniff "I greatly appreciate a respected media leader, Newsmax, acknowledging the importance of..." Sniff sniff
    -Sarah Palin

    Respected media leader? Newsmax? When did Newsmax become a respected mefia leader? What tv channel are they on? I've heard of ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX but no Newsmax tv network.


    Sarah Palin Facebook
    13 hrs ago:
    I greatly appreciate a respected media leader, Newsmax, acknowledging the importance of acting on our Founders' commitment to protecting innocent Americans' God-given right to LIFE, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, no matter their age. And to even be mentioned in the same breath as many of our culture warriors on this list - I mean Phyllis Schaffly and reps from Concerned Women for America and Susan B. Anthony List? I'm not worthy - but it's the kind of a humbling experience that strengthens resolve to making my life's work useful to the cause of helping save America. Our nation's majority understands respect for life, and I'm sure I speak for others here when I say we're more committed than ever to working on their behalf to open the eyes and hearts of any in a lost culture who were led to believe it's somehow conscionable, profitable and even celebratory to kill a child for convenience. By the grace of God, we won't let you down.

    --Sarah Palin


    Sarah Palin is nothing more than a fuc_ing paid newsmax prostitute!


    Sarah Palin is nothing more than a paid spokesman whether it be for FOX, Newsmax, Sportsman Channel, etc. Sarah Palin is like Shailey Tripp, a paid prostitute. You pay her and Sarah Palin will praise you.

    By the way when was the last time you heard the words "Sportsman Channel" from Sarah Palin's lips? Was it right before they stopped paying her?

    Sarah Palin you have never mentioned Newsmax until they just paid you. When did Newsmax become a "respected media leader? They became a respected mefia leader after paying you, you prostitute.

    When Sarah Palin was paid by FOX News she used to praise FOX News as a major news media but nope, nada, not anymore after they stopped paying her (fired her).

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    Internet:
    Newsmax's 100 Most Influential Pro-life Advocates -
    Newsmax.com
    4 days ago - Supporters of thepro-life movement vehemently oppose abortion, and believe that personhood is ...


    Newsmax's 100 Most Influential Pro-life AdvocatesSupporters of the pro-life movement vehemently oppose abortion, and believe that personhood is denied to millions through the practice — never to grow, to learn, to realize their potential, to love, or to live full lives. Here, Newsmax presents the 100 most influential pro-life advocates.
    newsmax.com
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  42. Sharon6:02 AM

    I taped it....just finished watching. Looks like the writers hated the host as much as we do. The worst show I have ever seen.
    There weren't any skits funny...none & Trump looked so stiff and out of place, worst show ever. Thanks writers..you did good. Larry David was only one worth watching.

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  43. Anonymous7:20 AM

    Sharon 6:02 AM... I agree. This was the least amusing episode I can recall... and that's saying something since I don't think it has been truly funny for 30 years. I think the writers in their own way were skewering the Donald. They showed him to be shallow and repetitive and not at all fun to watch. Larry David was the one bright spot, and even his bit was not that good.

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  44. Anonymous3:19 PM

    I didn't watch it either, was busy helping the better half put up a glass backsplash in the kitchen, and besides, don't want to ruin any pixels in my new television. SNL is rarely on my must watch list anymore, hasn't been the same in years. The only regret I have is not having my taped collection from it's inception, the original cast was talented beyond belief. The only thing Trump can do is drive down ratings.

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  45. emrysa7:57 PM

    gryphen do you really not like brussels sprouts? if so then you have never had them cooked well. they are fantastic just carmelize some onions, remove them from the pan, sear the brussels sprouts and add the onions back in and you just can't stop eating them. seriously, excellent stuff.

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