Sunday, July 21, 2024

SNL: (Watch) Louis CK Brilliant Monologue, But NBC Crosses Line with Jeep Ad


“Saturday Night Live” was a mixed bag last night. The show is definitely suffering from the loss of Seth Meyers to “Late Night.” Host Louis CK obviously performed his own stand up routine in the host monologue. It was really brilliant. This guy just gets better and better.

On the other hand, NBC crossed an editorial line last night. A Jeep ad featured two “SNL” players. Very strange, the whole thing. It was a real ad, not a parody. I can’t imagine Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, or Dan Aykroyd doing something like that. Or any of the other great “SNL” players of the past. I guess this is the new, strange blurred lines world of “native advertising.” Not a good like for new player Cecily Strong.

Here’s the ad:

Here’s the Louis CK monologue:

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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