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Is 'Saturday Night Live' still relevant?

"Saturday Night Live" has been an icon of American television since the late 1970s, full of cultural and political satire. Some of the greatest comedic actors and writers in the nation got their start there, from Bill Murray to Will Ferrell. For almost as long, people have wondered if the show can maintain relevance. Many fans say in the era of President Trump, "SNL" is more relevant than ever. But ratings have slipped and some viewers appear to be tiring of the show's endless roasting of Donald Trump. What do you think?

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From John Belushi to Kristen Wiig, "SNL" has been a proving ground for the country’s funniest people. Sure, some casts are stronger than others and some moments in history lend themselves better to satire. But when you consider the sheer volume of work that goes into producing a show like this, performed live week after week, "SNL" is nothing short of a creative miracle, and absolutely needs to stick around. 

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It's part of American history.

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Sure, there have been some great performances, but "SNL" goes through long periods of life support between moments of genius. That's not sustainable, hard as cast tries.

Right now, the political climate is rich with opportunity, but even in the perfect storm of material that is 2018, the jokes often fall flat. The most exciting thing that happened on the show this season wasn't even televised. It’s officially past the show’s bedtime now. Let’s put it to sleep. 

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One host was so bad, they cut him from the Netflix version. 

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Is 'Saturday Night Live' still relevant?
A festive crown for the winner
#SNLForever
#SNLIsOver