He cameos once, twice, many times in this SNL Digital Short that truly sucks:
Editor-in-Chief Nikki Finke - tip her here.
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I also blame him for the problems at Smash. So many good NY actors drowning in an American Idol vehicle conceived as Glee without the comedy. The plots are Spielbergy, like in the lamentable Terra Nova. NBC is loyal to these questionable producers, and the results can be terrible or smart. NBC’s fealty to Lorne Michaels explains 30 Rock.
I THOUGHT IT WAS GREAT…(I wasn’t yelling just being firm).
The yacht has gone to his head.
Why the Spielberg hate? I thought it was funny.
I think it’s fun to see his silly side. And I enjoy the silly skit.
I think his kids talked him into it lol
wow. hit that one right on the button… with the “truly sucks” part. not sure about the “desperate” part.
VERY desperate I’m sure…as he rolls around in his pile of money.
Why do you think it sucks? Do you think Nitro was too green to be promoted to general?
ZING! Doctor Timebomb. Nikki, I’m sorry. You got this wrong. It shows that Steven doesn’t take himself too seriously. James Cameron made the same cameo.
These folks just think he’s gone soft. That’s why he kept the original ending for Close Encounters in.
“What about your wife and kids?”
Desperate is being kind.
The big takeaway from this is that Lorne Michaels has had really weird stuff done to his face.
Those Laser Cat videos are NEVER funny… no matter who appears in them.
They are. Sorry, you’re wrong.
I thought it was funny especially since SS has been slammed recently. Maybe he’s just enjoying life and not taking it too seriously anymore. Life’s too short!
Oh come on, stop being such a bunch of haters.
Despite what you might think of the skit itself (I’ll agree, it wasn’t that funny), at least Spielberg is enough of a good sport to put himself in something fun and self-depricating.
It shows that despite his success, he’s kept his sense-of humor.
But the skit? Could have been better. But then again, it was LASER-CATS, so what do you want??
In one word?
Funny! That’s what I want from SNL.
Thought it was one of the worst digital shorts I’ve seen.
You don’t spend much tme on the internet then.
Awesome spaceship. Best one since Spaceballs. Got this all wrong Nikki, love ya anyway.
Still more proof that Lorne should be fired he no longer knows what’s funny. He’s too old he’s no longer young and hip. The really funny sketches never make it to air Lorne kills them at the table read. Spielberg has a great sense of humor about his own image he’s always happy to poke fun at himself but he should have been given something actually you know hilarious or at least mildly funny to be in. Laser Cats is symptomatic of the death of comedy at SNL and it can all be blamed on Lorne. NBC should have fired him 10 years ago but apparently they will never fire him they are too afraid to force him out so SNL will continue to suck it’s no longer watchable that’s how bad it is now.
Wow, lucky you. I wish I could sit in on all those table reads. Im assuming you were there since your comment would make no sense otherwise.
Well give examples of these amazing skits that get cut. Did you write them? I’m with “nerd” on this.
First off, you’re dumb. To accuse Lorne of not knowing comedy is like accusing Obama of not being American: Only a moron would do it.
Second: Bob Greenblatt aint afraid of shit. If he thought it were the right move he’d fire Michaels in a heart beat. The guy is tough as nails and has absolutely no loyalty to the guy.
Third: If you don’t like SNL, don’t watch it. Enough people think it’s funny that they really don’t need dumb shit industry wanabes who seek self-importance in the deadline comment section to tune in.
That said… LIVE FROM NEW YORK IT’S SATURDAY NIGHT!!!!
If this article was about how Steven refused to be part of an SNL skit, you all would be calling him a poor sport who takes himself too seriously.
The concept of people on the Internet always trying to put those down with the most success is simply mind boggling to me. You see it in every Cameron article, too. Heck, you even see it in Scorsese articles. “Fans” mad that he made a “kids” movie. And boy do they never let a chance for telling us slip by them. When the comments become this predictable, they’re officially a cliche.
Every time I see blind Spielberg hate, I always think about the end of his masterpiece A.I. He foresees the entire human race become extinct like any other lost species we know about. The only fragments left of us humans are mere memories from a synthetic, frozen in ice. And after getting what info they can while observing him, the super mechs shut the boy off for all eternity.
Boy, what a happy ending! Wait, what? You see, on the internet, good is bad. Up is down, left is right. Some people want to be such a contrarian that they refuse to see anything else. They simply can’t imagine an unhappy ending in a Spielberg film (despite the fact that it’s really not all that commen) Would you abondan your wife and kids to go traveling with aliens? Don’t answer that. Of course you’ll say yes…
I would never participate in “Spielberg hate,” mainly because I don’t hate him…I admire him greatly. In fact, I think he’s one of the greatest, smartest and most talented filmmakers of all time. That being the case, if he’s going to appear in a Saturday Night Live sketch, I want it to be excellent, memorable, worth watching again and again. This one was not.
I would love to be as “desperate” as Spielberg. I mean, with the billions in the bank, the critical acclaim, the awards…sheesh that guy must be running on empty!
This was hilarious. Not sure why the negative headline.
I found the skit to be very “Hitchcockian.”
That was called having fun. Try it some time.
They may have been having fun… But they should try sometime… to entertain.
You’re crazy – that was hilarious. Even if it only had “meow-meow’s” for the notes of Close Encounters, it would be worth the price of admission.
I don’t get all the Spielberg hate. This didn’t look desperate to me at all. I always thought lasercats was kind of stupid, but this was funny! Tyrannosaurus Cat? Loved it! I also like how he flipped the videocassette. Not sure what you guys are talking about. It looked to me like they did some send ups and had some fun.
Could not agree more. SNL needs to stop kicking this already fully decomposed hoarse corpse and Spielberg was awful and the whole thing was really just sad. Hader and Samberg should run, not walk away from Lorne Michaels asap!
Wow, lighten up, Nikki. It wasn’t Shakespeare, just a cute/dumb homage to the man’s great work on a sketch comedy show. And I think Mr. S. is well beyond ever being “desperate.”
This is a great site to come for news – just best to avoid the opinion pieces…
True that. It’s like everyone has all this bottled up anger against anyone successful. If I had Spielberg money i’d feature in nothing but youtube skits, and E reality tv shows- just to show everyone how little a fuck i gave.
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