Friday, April 20, 2007

‘Saturday Night Live’ Is Not Dead

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Although lots of critics are claiming that Saturday Night Live is dead – or should be – a documentary filmmaker who has seen every episode insists the show is more alive than ever.

Kenneth Bowser is the man behind Saturday Night Live In The ’90s: Pop Culture Nation, which airs May 6 on NBC.

He says that if he ran all the ‘SNL Is Dead’ headlines since the show’s first broadcast, he “would be able to fill all 90 minutes of the show.”

Unlike some doomsayers, Bowser feels this year’s cast is “particularly strong,” although he believes the ’90s cast, which featured future stars like Will Ferrell, Adam Sandler and Chris Rock is still the best.

And that opinion strikes actor Tim Meadows as very humorous.

He was also a cast member back then and remembers being taken aback by the many “SNL is dead”comments that were also prevalent then.

As Meadows puts it, “We were trying to carry the torch, so it’s tough to feel as if you’re responsible for killing the show. Still, we dished it out so we had to be able to take it.”

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