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December 20, 2004

Don't Buy Into SNL Buzz Bullshit

I love Drudge, but let's face it, he's willing to be used in order to get an exclusive. How many dumb "exclusives" about Hollywood outrages has he ran? Like, for example, that dumb bit about their being "controversy" over the ending of Planet of the Apes. Does anyone doubt these "controversies" are deliberately fed to Drudge simply to ramp up interest in books and movies?

The latest is this "controversy" over the dopey "Blue Christmas" puppet short, which showed Rush Limbaugh passed out on the bathroom floor, apparently having OD'd on oxycontin. This is typical SNL conservative bashing-- hardly nasty or unprecedented by SNL standards. And yet we're to believe that there was some sort of "backstage outrage" over the joke:

The animated sketch left one senior production source stunned and outraged, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.

"Would we have done this to [John] Belushi? [Chris] Farley?" the source said on Sunday from New York.

The source asked not to be identified fearing retribution from SNL's executive producer Lorne Michaels.

Give me a break. I don't believe any of this for one instant. SNL does lots of drug humor, and makes fun of people for abusing alcohol and drugs all the time, and no one has ever before complained that this was somehow off-limits because of Belushi and Farley.

Michelle Malkin also seems to be aiding and abetting in this publicity-seeking hoax.

Just ignore it. The show is virtually unwatchable, and is probably less funny now than it's been since... well, I'm going to have to go back to the 1985-1986 Anthony Michael Hall/Robert Downey Jr./Randy Quaid cast, I think. And contrived conservative controversaries are hardly any reason to pay the show additional attention or give it undeserved ratings.


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posted by Ace at 02:44 PM

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