Sad as to what has happened to the once great Saturday Night Live. On its 40th season premier the show sputtered from the start. Thewriting was weak throughout. The show opened with Kennan Thompson and Jay Pharoah who took on the personas of Ray Lewis and Shannon Sharpe, respectively, attempting to respond to recent scandals involving Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson. The sketch wasn’t the least bit funny and if it's any indication for this upcoming people are likely to ignore upcoming episodes as much as they have been the previous ones.
Christ Pratt was the host and in his monologue he sang about hot sex with his wife Anna Faris, who appeared quite uncomfortable when the camera zoomed in on her in the audience.
After the monologue, the first skit was about a kid celebrating his birthday and making a wish that his toys would become real when he blew out his birthday candles. Next thing you know Chris Pratt and musical guest Ariana Grande appeared in a raunchy skit dressed as He-Man and She-Ra and then all of a sudden they were all simulating masturbation.
Midway through the show came the classic Weekend update. After loosing Seth Meyers and replacing him with Cecily Strong last season, her short tenure as weekend update anchor was over with the season premier. Last season’s mid-season co-anchor addition, Colin Jost, took over the main anchor role and Saturday Night Live writer/onetime Daily Show correspondent Michael Che this week made his debut as co-anchor. The start of Weekend Update looked totally unprofessional as Michael Che choked on his first lines then the primary new story skit was about a guy, played by Stand-up comedian Pete Davidson, a 20-year-old son of a New York City firefighter who was killed on 9/11, made his debut this weekend on saying how he would gladly give another guy a blow job for little money.
If this is what the once celebrated SNL has come to, this could very well be the last season of Saturday Night Live.