I watched one SNL episode from every season
Drew Gooden
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Saturday Night Live hasn't been funny since Moses left the show in 1400 BC.
00:00 - Intro
01:31 - 1975-1980
05:40 - 1980-1984
08:37 - 1985-1990
11:59 - 1990-1995
14:38 - 1995-2001
18:11 - 2001-2006
20:21 - 2006-2012
25:35 - 2013-2021
30:47 - Conclusion
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  • Amy Shoemor
    Amy Shoemor

    why does drew always do something no one asked for?

    • CamZigs

      I appreciate everything you stand for

    • John Doe
      John Doe


    • Miles Lugo
      Miles Lugo

      Because he's brave And he's being controversial

    • ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)Hey ಠ_ಠ Go away
      ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)Hey ಠ_ಠ Go away

      @James McHammond 🤥

    • James McHammond
      James McHammond

      @( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)Hey ಠ_ಠ Go away 😕

  • Cybo Man
    Cybo Man

    Review MadTV


    *I never realised that Billy Preston played on SNL 1975. Hell yeah.*

  • Abby Sanders
    Abby Sanders

    Drew please don’t be a prophet about Tucker

  • Alex Palmer
    Alex Palmer

    Dear god Drew, PLEASE do not make a prediction that Tucker Fucking Carlson will be president... That is a terrifying notion

  • Mr. Sprinkles
    Mr. Sprinkles

    Catchphrase comedy is pretty stale. Except for “GET OFF THE SHED”

  • jojo218

    dopey you cant watch 1 show a season and think you know the show , the mr bill skit was funny it wasn't a one time short. the 1st show of season always starts off safe

  • ScarsHavoc

    SNL should have made a sketch where Elon musk and Pete Davidson plays the trees that keep hitting all the Tesla’s

  • Sydney P
    Sydney P

    HAHAHAHAHA oh my god I actually laughed out loud when you said “hi I’m walk-in here” holy shit

  • Sydney P
    Sydney P

    This deserves an emmy

  • TotalRevengeance

    This was 37 minutes long? damn time flew

  • TotalRevengeance

    I barely watched SNL at all but the ONE sketch that always makes me laugh is the crab fest one with Zooey Deschanel

  • SuperNormie

    i didn't know about Keegan on SNL because all people talked about was Elon and now my day is ruined

  • Kekarot

    I agree that Kyle and Beck are great. I almost exclusively watch a short of theirs when I can. Hoping for big things for them when they leave SNL.

  • Joe Nelson
    Joe Nelson

    The Bruno mars episode on peacock is missing it’s best sketch where he sings for a radio station

  • daft banna
    daft banna

    This happens to everything comedy based. One of my favourite youtuber channels College Humor has this exact thing where every time new cast members come out it's awful until they leave and then they miss it

  • Hoffman Sucks
    Hoffman Sucks

    SNL hasn’t been good since 2007

  • cherry wilson
    cherry wilson

    oh david s pumpkins my beloved

  • Kristopher Levine
    Kristopher Levine

    I’m 33 and absolutely I look back on the entire decade of the 90s as pure gold for snl,thought the cast was great the whole decade....but I have to say I think the era of Tina fey,Amy pohler,Bill header was prolly the best comedic point for that show....brilliant writers but also geniuses when it comes to their comedic timing

  • johnny rodriguez
    johnny rodriguez

    You’ve never seen Saturday Night Fever? That was what Belushi’s samurai segment was parading

  • Raymx slapped y'all
    Raymx slapped y'all

    taint hmm,taint haa. 2002? did she host 2 times? cuZ I watched it in 2000

  • Raymx slapped y'all
    Raymx slapped y'all

    nah they were fired cuz of some drug related incident they got into

  • Raymx slapped y'all
    Raymx slapped y'all

    snl was good in the 70's but when snl 80 debuted it was like every cast members just peaced out

  • katie

    one of the most awkward things in my family is when we all watch SNL bc we all have differing opinions on them

  • Destany toothbrush handsanitizer
    Destany toothbrush handsanitizer

    Does this comment mean anything

  • ttintagel

    Cheri Oteri and Kristen Wiig had the same schtick - repeating the same line over and over, mugging silly faces in between.

  • Lewis

    Holy shit, Madonna sounds SO New York in that episode from the mid-80s. I'm so used to Translatlantic Kabbalah Madge.

  • Charles Berg
    Charles Berg

    Here late but Murphy did save the show. Oddly enough he was apparently resented by his fellow cast mates, being the only snl cast member to host while being a cast member.

  • Lumiya

    wow. This guy hates the molecular man.

  • Marc Gorcey
    Marc Gorcey

    I watched season one as a child and my relationship with it has waned but have been watching since. I still watch. It's edifying to read this astute summary of it from a younger person and I agree with everything Drew says.

  • mushy

    Yeah I grew up during its last good years. Once those guys left to do movies (the talent) I don't even remember stopping watching it. I mean Chris Farley was still alive last time SNL was relevant

  • SuperGinger

    The papyrus sketch is pure comedy gold.

  • Luiza Palma
    Luiza Palma

    snl & drew gooden deserve better

  • baronvg

    George Foreman hosted an episode once where he played like an Incredible Hulk character but the whole sketch was a self criticism of how every sketch was basically the same joke told over and over haha. I wanna say it was like 95 or 96.

  • teebalicious

    I agree, SNL has always been 5 hours of trying to shove 3 pounds of comedy into a 50 pound sack. But I will also say that if we ever elect Tucker Carlson President, I’m kicking your ass on my way to the border.

  • Rookwall

    Oh piss off, Robert Smigel's TV Funhouse animations were the best

  • Rose

    Thank you Drew

  • Lemon lazer
    Lemon lazer

    the elon musk / chad sketch was actually hilarious. years after sighing seeing that character

  • Ace Frost
    Ace Frost

    hates on adam sandler, hates on elon musk, hated on chad, well time for me to click off

  • Kristina Pence
    Kristina Pence

    George Carlin quit being funny in 1984. I'm 50 and seen ALL SNLS. seasons 42 through 46 ARE the BEST. 38-41 are really good.

  • Snacky McGoo
    Snacky McGoo

    Drew = leftist.

  • Demonic Cat
    Demonic Cat

    Chad on top, you don’t know anything

  • joenn smiththth
    joenn smiththth

    Its a Saturday night fever spoof! It's hilarious.

  • 月野 うさぎ
    月野 うさぎ

    IMO The Lonely Island was the only good period of the show lol

  • Kevin

    I think that SNL has a bad reputation because everyone likes the sketches from when they were teenagers, and teenagers are decidedly not watching cable TV anymore.

  • worrywort

    The Elon Musk episode is funny in a Lynchian way and I stand by that

  • madilynn Miller
    madilynn Miller

    "They do way too many sketches about president Carlton." 🤣🤣🤣

  • Shannon A
    Shannon A

    The graph with David S. Pumpkins made me giggle. That’s kinda how I feel about SNL. But you make good points, Drew!

  • Greg Picadash
    Greg Picadash

    Well, I definitely appreciate your opinion on what you think is funny or not. However my opinion is in complete contrast of yours. Overall, I think Saturday Night Live have been funny for a long time. I think that's mainly due to the type of political humor that shoved in your face over and over again. Yes, there are some funny moments at times, but they are small in comparison to the previous decades. Sorry, I just don't have the same opinion as you. And I think that's okay.

  • David Ostrowski
    David Ostrowski

    drew gooden hasn't been funny since vine

  • GuitarSolosLiveOn

    As someone who is in their started watching SNL in 2018, going between like 2004 and current episodes, I don’t have the problem you’re describing except with a few viral videos (I do have this problem with certain youtubers form like 2010), but I loved this video because it was a nice little condensed history that really put the whole show into perspective. I tried to watch some classic 70s episodes but they were so sexist it was kind of hard for me. I like watching the older political sketches because i like to see how certain events were seen at the time, not really because they’re funny. Great video! I really enjoyed your takes and your nuance!

  • Michael Jacksin
    Michael Jacksin

    snl hasn't been good since Fred armisen and Andy samberg

  • Magda Radwańska
    Magda Radwańska


  • Elijah Sexton
    Elijah Sexton

    AAAAAGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH here's a comment thanks for the great background video while working on a project

  • Alex Resa
    Alex Resa


  • Chris W.
    Chris W.

    There’s two types of people… those who watched SNL and those who watched In Living Color. One is clearly better than the other.

  • Sarah Blair
    Sarah Blair

    That ia Ted nivison shirt i believe. Ty drew.

  • Avery Cabrera-Lopez
    Avery Cabrera-Lopez

    I like 👍🏽

  • ron t0n
    ron t0n

    Snl hasn't been good since 1876

  • Craig Helm
    Craig Helm

    Damn, I wish I could help

  • Mr. Context
    Mr. Context

    Do you prefer 70s humor? Or GenZ humor?

  • Janny Gonzalez
    Janny Gonzalez

    Wait... I did like the Wario bit... Do I have brain damage?

  • D_West

    But Saturday TV fun house was my favorite....

  • Esrom

    Why would you like SNL if you doubt kind liberal political humor? Its not for you...never has been.

  • Adam F
    Adam F

    Maybe we all think the best cast was those who were on when we were 12 or so. For me this was around 1987...Hartman, Nealon, Carvey, Jackson, Hooks, Miller, Lovitz, etc. Maybe it's just the novelty of being allowed to stay up past midnight for the first time that adds to the enjoyment at that age.

  • Nicholas Joseph
    Nicholas Joseph

    They took politics too seriously. They say all republicans are evil. It's turned into the daily show.

  • Lord Rat Hut
    Lord Rat Hut

    14:38 Danny should have called it the Will Ferra

  • Ramflight

    I beg to differ. "Hi, my name's Matt. I'm a radar technician!"

  • Amanda Klanseck
    Amanda Klanseck

    It isn’t funny anymore. It’s a mouthpiece for the government now and is casting people who are in no way funny. I would say once Tina Fey left as a writer, it just became too woke!

  • Tito Russell
    Tito Russell

    tbh current SNL is my favorite era

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