Saturday, October 30, 2004

The Saturday Night Live Effect

Do you think last year, let alone 2 or 3 years ago, they could have made fun of an Osama bin Laden terror tape from Al Jazeera? They used the chance to make fun of Bush and Kerry saying both suck and especially Teresa Heinz Kerry (as well as Ashlee Simpson, who was a joke before she was caught lip synching last week).

Another thing to watch is to see how the crowd reacts to Eminem's "Mosh," which I am sure he will perform tonight.

Remember in 2000, when Al Gore's terrible debate performance, as criticized by SNL, actually affected Gore's later performances? Now, no one cares what they think, except scandals like the F-list Ashlee Simpson.

In 2004, the culture thermometer is Jon Stewart's Daily Show. Times sure have changed for the better.

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