Friday, October 10, 2008

SNL Thursday Night Live - Nails It - Recap and Videos

They did it. And they may be on to something.

Saturday Night Life introduced their first Thursday Night Live half hour prime time show with a political spoof of the presidential debate.

And they nailed it. The skit welcomed back Chris Parnell as Tom Brokaw playing the moderator.

SNL is really getting good at this, and there was even a cameo by SNL alum Bill Murray during the Obama and McCain debate skit.

We missed not seeing Tina Fey as Sarah Palin but suspect she will return again - head writer Seth Myers admitted in an interview about the new Thursday format that Fey would likely return.

Related: Seth Meyers Talks About New Thursday SNL Shows

Watch SNL Thursday Night Live Presidential Debate Video

The remaining segment included an expanded version of the popular SNL Weekend Update with Seth Myers and Amy Poehler. The highlight was the "Really?" skit.

It highlighted much of the absurd events of the last week, and took a particularly hard jab at the insurance company AIG, who just spent hundreds of thousands of dollars at a spa immediately following their government bailout.

Watch SNL Thursday Night Live Weekend Update Video

We think by taking out the musical guest, and reducing the number of "not so funny" skits, and focusing on the issues in the news, Lorne Michaels and his group at Saturday Night Live have a smash hit on their hands.

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