Wednesday, April 24, 2024

41 Years Later, The Go-Go’s Would Like a Second Shot on “Saturday Night Live”


Well, this could be a first.

In 1981, The Go-Go’s performed on “Saturday Night Live” and it was a mess. They were more than a little tipsy and it showed. The girls performed their very big hits, “Our Lips are Sealed” and “We Got the Beat.” But the reception was not positive and they never returned.

This week, “SNL” is asking fans on Twitter to say who they’d like to see host and be musical guests on the upcoming 48th season. A lot of people have rallied for Carol Burnett, 89, to host.

But the best response came from the Go-Go’s. “Can we get a do-over?” they ask. And why not? After 41 years, let them come back. They’re in the Rock Hall, they had a Broadway musical. Their popularity has endured.

Hey, Lorne, give them a second chance!

Roger Friedman
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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