Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Question: What did you think of Rolling Stone's ranking of all SNL cast members?

Some thoughts.

I think John Belushi is romanticized. I don't think he's the best ever.

At ten, Chevy Chase is too high. He was only briefly hilarious.

Will Ferrell, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig and Chris Farley are at 12, 13, 14 and 15. I think a strong case could be made that they should all be placed far higher, even at the top.

Rachel Dratch at 16 is a fucking joke. No way is her body of work that strong. She's above Maya Rudolph at 18, who could be considerably higher.

Chris Rock at 21 is the biggest joke of all. He was barely relevant. This puts the whole list into questionable territory. If you're taking people's accomplishments from outside SNL into account, the list is horribly inaccurate.

It gets pretty fuzzy and mediocre after that. Martin Short could be higher, as could Jimmy Fallon (who people have somehow forgotten was the star of the show for a short time). Vannessa Bayer at 43 is bad. (How are all these modern cast members above Kenan Thompson?)

Here's one that deserves it's own little rant. I was going to comment on the fact that despite loving Tim Meadows, it's generous to put him at 48...and then I saw Will Forte at 52. Fuck that. Will Forte was incredible and prolific. This list is now officially bullshit.

This list is clearly taking into account other successes. Michaela Watkins, 68th best SNL cast member of all time? Are you fucking kidding me? Suck it, everyone who's below this. Suck it by default.

I'm actually starting to think this is a joke that's been played on me, or I'm somehow reading a fake version of the list.

Here's my own list of bullshit: Aidy Bryant at 92. Cheri Oteri at 94. Chris Kattan at 95. Bobby Moynihan at 98. Bullshit.

Norm Macdonald. 135. List discredited.

Short Answer: Who's been watching SNL and thinks Bobby Moynihan deserves to be down with the one-seasoners? Head out of ass, Rolling Stone. (Also, way to put Robert Downey Jr. as the worst, to attempt to prove that external success isn't relevant.) Seriously, there have been dudes who've hardly spoken in their one season on the show. Ridiculous.

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