9/25/2006 Add a comment

Bill Simmons and I might be the last living viewers of SNL, but I am encouraged by Lorne Michaels choosing Seth Meyers to take Tina Fey's place as co-anchor of Weekend Update. I am less enthused about Meyers being in fewer sketches as he has been one of the brighter spots in recent years.

Also, I am fine with dropping Horatio Sanz (when has he not laughed during a sketch?) and Finesse Mitchell (who was ok, but rarely appeared), but Chris Parnell should have been kept on in a strealined cast of 11, down from 16 last year.

Good news is that this leaves room for more Lonely Island sketches and videos, which were the most promising developments of the past season. William