I really enjoyed Seth MacFarlane's episode of "Saturday Night Live" last weekend, which kind of surprised me considering some of the reviews I read and also given that last season was kind of a rough one.
But then I realized, it's election season, and SNL is notorious for being funnier during this time period, mainly because SNL just kind of copies the work of the kid in front of them and passes it off as their own.
The "Saturday Night Live" in Primetime kicked off NBC Thursday last night and had a pretty solid cold open involving Mitt Romney caught on tape saying more controversial things in outlandish situations. Then, they poked fun at finding a tape of a 4-year-old Barack Obama saying, "pasketti" instead of "spaghetti."
The sketch was pretty close to mirroring the hilarity of the actual Fox News "bit" ("Romney: Not Elegantly Stated").
Even in 2008, Tina Fey admitted that she didn't do much more than read exact transcripts of the interview between Sarah Palin and Katie Couric.
I wonder if the SNL writing team just sits back and lets the work write itself. The next 40-some days are going to seem like Christmas for the comedy world. Better enjoy it while we can, before we get into the dregs of January and they invite January Jones to host again.