Should SNL air classic episodes during writers strike?
November 16, 2007 1:46am CST
Since there's no telling when the writers strike will be resolved (the strike in 1988 lasted a few months,) do you think NBC should air classic SNL episodes in the regular 11:30 timeslot? It wouldn't have to be every week, maybe one episode every two or three weeks. I mainly asked because I miss NBC's Classic SNL on Sunday mornings, and E! only airs episodes that have the more popular celebrities/singers.
• Anderson, Indiana
2 Dec 07
That doesn't seem like a bad idea at all. It's nice to go back in time, anyway, to remember where we came from. Classic TV, oldies music, etc. takes us back to remember different parts of our lives. Even if there WEREN'T a strike going on, I think that airing a classic of SNL ever so often (like once-a-month or every six weeks) would be nice so that we can see those like John Belushi and Gilda Radner who have been gone for so many years.
• United States
2 Dec 07
NBC used to air classic episodes on Sunday mornings (in most markets.) It aired at 3 a.m. where I live. Unfortunately, NBC replaced it with its new "Poker After Dark" show, which already airs weeknights. The once-a-month classic would be perfect since SNL films new episodes for three weeks, then takes one week off.