Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Live From My Couch

If you were home Saturday night (I mean, you’d better have been home Saturday night – unless you are an essential worker at work working in which case I’m sorry and thank you), you might have caught the self-quarantine version of “Saturday Night Live.” The cast, and some famous alumni, popped up from their homes in self-recorded videos. It was strange and strangely moving at the same time. I truly laughed and cried – like that old cliché of a compliment. There was a tribute to their late music director Hal Willner, who passed away from COVID-19. And while some of the skits worked better than others, there was a refreshing weirdness mixed with shared melancholy that made it feel truly personal. We’re in this terrifying weirdness together. May we be so thankful for those still working tirelessly in the face of so much risk to keep our lives as normal and safe as possible.

And, in an only somewhat unrelated note, Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Kate McKinnon’s impersonation of Ruth Bader Ginsburg must be protected at all costs during this time.


Carmen San Diego said...

Kate McKinnon Is truly on her way to become a national treasure. Whenever those “pick your quarantine house” memes pop up I pick her house because who wouldn’t want to be quarantined with Kate McKinnon

Kathleen said...

I loved this weird episode, and yes indeed re: RBG and Kate McKinnon!

Karen said...

Saturday Night Live jumped the shark 30 years ago. For the old fogeys in the room, we remember the glory days John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray, Chevy Chase, Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin, and Garrett Morris. What they air now is awful.