10 recommendations for 'Saturday Night Live' Season 38 involving Jay Pharoah, Justin Timberlake and more
Oh and maybe some more diversity in the cast?
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Rework your musical licensing arrangements
"SNL" reinvented itself around the Digital Short in the Digital Age, repackaging its entire back catalog into a series of embedded, easily digestible clips. Sadly, not everything is available for the audience's viewing pleasure the morning after an episode airs. Many sketches feature music for which the show only obtained rights for single use. As such, many of the show's classic sketches are forever lost for legal consumption. This means the full record of the show's output is forever incomplete, yielding an incomplete view for any and all that want to enjoy the full "SNL" experience. Even those that enjoy the show live (or the following morning) can't keep decades of the show on their DVRs for the sole purpose of watching sketches that aren't available on Hulu. Either the show and music industry need to work out a better system, or "SNL" should avoid using such copyrighted material altogether. People watch shows in different ways in the digital age. But they shouldn't be watching fundamentally different episode.