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10) Still: this is “Saturday Night Live,” and as such still holds a special place in the television landscape. (Positive)
It’s a great time for sketch comedy on television right now, but “SNL” still has its live aspect to differentiate itself from the pack. If “Key & Peele” started performing live versions of its program, maybe we’d be having a different conversation. But for now, “SNL” works because as sawed off as its edges are, there’s still the feeling at every moment that something unique, unplanned, and potentially special could happen at every moment. Each sketch is another opportunity to unlock a timely bit of social analysis, to unveil a new beloved character, or simply provide the circumstances under which a new comedy star is born before our very eyes. As much as the show has frustrated us over the course of its run, many of us simply can’t let it go, and will be watching will hopefully eyes when it returns on September 28th.