I know I will have dissenters right here on the Buddha, but I frickin’ love Saturday Night Live. As far as television-viewing goes, it is among my earliest childhood memories (along with Casper the Friendly Ghost, Electric Company, and 3-2-1 Contact). I didn’t even get all the jokes at age 5, but SNL was the reason I got to stay up late with my parents on Saturday nights. I grew up on this stuff.
And I don’t know how anyone can deny the comedic talents of some of their greats – Belushi (not so fast, Jim.. I’m talking about your brother. You are talentless and need to hang it up), Murphy, Farley, or Ferrell.
Okay, I just realized you could care less about the Good Reverend Nostalgia Hour. Focus.. anyway, a few years back, Ferrell, the great Christopher Walken (cock of the walk, baby!), and the SNL writers converged to create The Perfect Storm – a VH1 Behind the Music of the Blue Oyster Cult. I have this on my Best of Will Ferrell dvd, but have been looking for the web version for awhile. I found it tonight and announced the completion of my quest for the Grail to Davion, who immediately IM’d me back, “yeah, already seen it.. it’s here [url], here [url].. oh here’s another one [url]”. Thanks… dick. So I’ll amend this by saying, “For those of us that actually work when at our jobs instead of surfing the net all day, this is the Holy Grail… if by “us” we are to mean “me”.
Anyway… I got a fever! And the only prescription… is more cowbell!“
By the way, my sincerest congratulations to Christopher Walken, who has been dubbed The Patron Saint of the Cowbell.