Last night’s SNL was great. I haven’t watched a full episode in ages. Betty White is amazing and her willingness to jump in and do anything made it so much fun.
But the thing I noticed which was also awesome was the cavalcade of women from SNL’s past that showed up.
Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch and Molly Shannon.
I think SNL should think about doing this more. The demand on the current cast to carry the show, week-in and week-out, all year long, is huge. You know that tons of former cast members have ideas and a freshness that the show needs – You could see on their faces how much fun it was to be back. So why not bring more cast back as revolving ‘featured’ players? You would still have a host and a standing current cast but the show would also have that quality of “who’s going to be showing this week?” and that would be great. They do this on occasion, but if I had Lorne Michael’s ear, I would tell him to do this more.
In the meantime, go watch Betty White in action.