I watched one SNL episode from every season

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Saturday Night Live hasn't been funny since Moses left the show in 1400 BC.

00:00 - Intro
01:31 - 1975-1980
05:40 - 1980-1984
08:37 - 1985-1990
11:59 - 1990-1995
14:38 - 1995-2001
18:11 - 2001-2006
20:21 - 2006-2012
25:35 - 2013-2021
30:47 - Conclusion

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  1. Amy Shoemor

    Amy Shoemor

    Maand geleden

    why does drew always do something no one asked for?

    • CamZigs


      11 dagen geleden

      I appreciate everything you stand for

    • John Doe

      John Doe

      19 dagen geleden


    • Miles Lugo

      Miles Lugo

      22 dagen geleden

      Because he's brave And he's being controversial

    • ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)Hey ಠ_ಠ Go away

      ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)Hey ಠ_ಠ Go away

      Maand geleden

      @James McHammond 🤥

    • James McHammond

      James McHammond

      Maand geleden

      @( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)Hey ಠ_ಠ Go away 😕

  2. Johnathan


    2 uur geleden

    Yeah, kinda hard to make consistent comedy gold when your writers are sleep deprived and forced to work like slaves.

  3. Angie O

    Angie O

    3 uur geleden

    I swear to god I actually thought it was you for a second when they introduced Andrew Dismukes and I thought I was crazy and I didn’t realise that a ton of other people also thought it was you

  4. Michael Keller

    Michael Keller

    13 uur geleden

    How can you not talk about the absolute mvp of the past 10 years, Kenan Thompson? WHATS UP WITH THAT?

  5. drarrywishes


    16 uur geleden

    as someone born in argentina, i never understood snl.

  6. Banana Man

    Banana Man

    19 uur geleden

    Drew was bullying Robert Schneider the whole time

  7. Bill the Fifth

    Bill the Fifth

    20 uur geleden

    I know you can't takes sides and I get it. I would say that the reason it sucks now is because of how unbelievably biased it is. They are falling off the left wing and don't try to hide it. They completely alienate viewers who are conservative or traditional. It's a big problem. The show has taken sides rather than making fun of all sides.

  8. It’s Rob

    It’s Rob

    Dag geleden

    Great synopsis, Drew. The charm of the 70’s is that it was new and edgy and live from NYC. While they have always been hit and miss, and sometimes more lame than funny, you just accept that’s the way it is. But...they ruined the show when NBC became the propaganda source for anti-America brainwashing. There’s nothing funny about destroying your country and turning viewers into imbeciles.

  9. sunshine purple

    sunshine purple

    Dag geleden

    Mr. BILL! OH NOOOOOOO. Yes, I'm one of those people yelling from my porch. Most memorable bits; 1. Steve Martin's Egyptian song. 2. Steve Martin's arrowhead 3. Roseanna Roseanna Danna 4. Wild and Crazy guys (It was the 70s-80s. Get over it.) 5. The colon blow cereal commercial

  10. Ethan Hawley

    Ethan Hawley

    Dag geleden

    *as good as it was in the 90s.

  11. Marcus Middleton

    Marcus Middleton

    Dag geleden


  12. Casey Cole

    Casey Cole

    Dag geleden

    I stopped watching this after 99

  13. Lord fondue 23

    Lord fondue 23

    Dag geleden

    He didn’t talk about Kristen Wiig at all literally the funniest SNL actor of all time

  14. K Man

    K Man

    Dag geleden

    Of course norm macdonald was fired for too many OJ jokes. What a legend

  15. That's How I Roll!

    That's How I Roll!

    2 dagen geleden

    I feel the modern era is 2016-now, not 2013. I don’t wanna go down the rabbit hole here, but ever since Trump, I feel it broke the show. Even now, it feels like they don’t know what to do. So many segments go on too long and end flat, a lot of bits seem too tame, and they over-rely on some members and underuse others. At the same time, Weekend Update has been brilliant and they have some great cast members that always deliver. Lotta potential, but not used well. The Elon Musk episode was bad because it wasn’t that funny, but it also wasn’t so bad either. It was a terrible middle ground. That Wario segment was written by people who maybe played Mario Party for a week and never thought about Nintendo again.

  16. Rylan Ramirez

    Rylan Ramirez

    2 dagen geleden

    I'm a simple man. I see Daft Punk and SNL, I like.

  17. Chic Canyon

    Chic Canyon

    2 dagen geleden

    i was reasonably sure i shouldnt put any faith in your taste and then you said tv funhouse was shit then i was certain your taste had no redeeming value

  18. luisabelledevi


    2 dagen geleden

    bill hader really made SNL better.

  19. Dan


    2 dagen geleden

    Ok. Closet organizer is a new one for me. Loved that.

  20. atheia kid

    atheia kid

    2 dagen geleden

    Hollywood needs another funny fat guy.

  21. atheia kid

    atheia kid

    2 dagen geleden

    Richard Pryor, John Candy, Chevy Chase? 🤨 Maybe they weren't super regulars.

  22. John Spence

    John Spence

    2 dagen geleden

    Also the original shows imitated Monty python which was a huge hit at the time. It was why they created SNL

  23. John Spence

    John Spence

    2 dagen geleden

    It was Lorne Michaels who said the seasons of SNL that are people’s favourite seasons are when they are teenagers. Makes sense when you think about it.

  24. FatherTime89


    3 dagen geleden

    Out of all the reasons to fire a comedian, firing Norm for making fun of OJ too much has got to be THE worst reason ever.

  25. punk monkey

    punk monkey

    3 dagen geleden

    ever since watching this video i have made it my mission to watch every SNL episode ever, im on season 42 now and really struggling (started with 45). like i think i might actually die with all the trump sketches. im far from a fan of him but jesus they might as well just add alec baldwin to the official cast now

  26. OrochiVegeta07


    3 dagen geleden

    hit the nail on the head with your points that work for many other entertainment mediums too

  27. floccinaucinihilipilification


    3 dagen geleden

    andy samberg ftw

  28. Mateo


    3 dagen geleden

    The gaysian is easily the worst cast member. Awful in everything

  29. Garrett Godwin

    Garrett Godwin

    3 dagen geleden

    Good boyfriend good

  30. Mateo


    3 dagen geleden

    Please fix that hair

  31. P J

    P J

    3 dagen geleden

    You sound like John Mulaney

  32. Judah Buxton

    Judah Buxton

    3 dagen geleden

    That elon musk sketch was the first one id seen in years. I was at my cousins house for a week and we decided to watch the latests snl since we knew having elon musk would be a trainwreck

  33. Alli Cat

    Alli Cat

    3 dagen geleden

    You forgot the best part of “Toonces” “So he can drive... just not very well!”

  34. Input channel name

    Input channel name

    3 dagen geleden

    anyas episode was the first and only one Ive ever seen and i loved it

  35. James Doyle

    James Doyle

    3 dagen geleden

    Clearly a trump supporter then

    • Johnathan


      2 uur geleden

      What how

  36. MrChalky


    3 dagen geleden

    You good drew. SNL good like you.

  37. Sturgill


    3 dagen geleden

    To be fair to Adam- will Ferrell isn’t funny either. Much like Adam, he banks his entire persona on being a child.

  38. daniel simply

    daniel simply

    3 dagen geleden

    How did u hang ur guitar..?

  39. Quick Attack Films

    Quick Attack Films

    3 dagen geleden

    “Hi. I’m walkin’ here.”

  40. Maria Luísa

    Maria Luísa

    4 dagen geleden

    Very good video, very very good

  41. Lily Leary

    Lily Leary

    4 dagen geleden

    casual ted merch... i see you drew :)

  42. Ashley Feawen

    Ashley Feawen

    4 dagen geleden

    That Mitchell and Webb Look is a sketch show, that has meta sketches about how it's going while they sit between filming in their director chairs. One sketch is "what'll we do for this episode? I was thinking good, bad, bad, good, bad and finish on a good sketch".

  43. JExyTan


    4 dagen geleden

    I will say that the Chad skit that always gets me is with Benedict Cumberbatch just for the line "oh no your globe" in that semi-dead tone. Jimmy Fallon drives me crazy, but he did an Adam Sandler and a Robin Williams impression that was scary good.

  44. Brittany Barrs

    Brittany Barrs

    4 dagen geleden

    SNL is just a liberal hit job show these days…

    • glswenson


      3 dagen geleden

      So you're ignoring the key part of the video where he points out evidence to the contrary.

  45. Ae7


    4 dagen geleden

    Please for god sake tell me amanda has a cereal shirt

  46. Joe Sabin

    Joe Sabin

    4 dagen geleden

    John Belushi as a Samurai was a recurring character, and that sketch was a parody of the movie Saturday Night Fever.

  47. carealoo744


    4 dagen geleden

    33:11 This the only clip from this entire video that I've seen before

  48. arthur cranbourne

    arthur cranbourne

    4 dagen geleden

    imagine SNL hires Sam Hyde and Nick Mullen - it would cause an explosion

  49. ZAC SMASH!


    4 dagen geleden

    Great Job on this video drew!

  50. Knight Enchanter

    Knight Enchanter

    5 dagen geleden

    Sorry but SNL wasn't funny in the 70s, wasn't funny in the 80s, wasn't funny in the 90s, 00s, 10s or now. The show has never been funny period.

  51. Julia Smith

    Julia Smith

    5 dagen geleden

    Ur a KING

  52. yinandyang


    5 dagen geleden

    I feel like Drew and I had the same exact childhood. I remember in 2008, the Shia Labeouf episode was the funniest thing to me and my friends. We all talked about it at school the following Monday, too.

  53. JD Ealain

    JD Ealain

    5 dagen geleden

    so I totally agree with you, but the best sketch ever, is Steve Martin and Bill Murray doing the What the Hell is that sketch. and that was 2 years before I was born.

  54. Gorgannan


    5 dagen geleden

    If Drew Gooden is so good, why isn't there a Drew G-... Oh.

  55. mateo767


    5 dagen geleden

    people want so much credit for acting like they hate SNL on twitter. absolute shitters.

    • Johnathan


      2 uur geleden

      Yep, it seems to be trendy to hate something for little to no reason.

  56. Milo Pearlman

    Milo Pearlman

    5 dagen geleden

    Drew is like across between John Mulaney and Danny Gonzalez

  57. Milo Pearlman

    Milo Pearlman

    5 dagen geleden

    I saw that Kate McKinnon ad while watching this

  58. Justin Morgan

    Justin Morgan

    5 dagen geleden

    I like how the conclusion is basically that the show was always bad.

  59. Dayanara Agramonte

    Dayanara Agramonte

    5 dagen geleden

    I was expecting you to react about the episodes where Justin Timberlake appeared, like The Barry Gibb talk show. Other than that, great video! I really enjoyed it. :)

  60. Gijs Van De Krol

    Gijs Van De Krol

    5 dagen geleden

    That was a great review of snl then and now ✨loved it well made,so true and i aprove 🤪greetz from Amsterdam the Netherlands✌️😎

  61. gus4u2c


    5 dagen geleden

    Peacock has edited out skits from the ‘80s. Especially Eddie Murphy skits. Example, Gumby’s Christmas Special from 1982.

  62. Delia Grantham

    Delia Grantham

    5 dagen geleden

    every time I watch one of your video essays I have to go back and watch all of them. I absolutely love this style of video. Great job Danny!

  63. Ella McPherson

    Ella McPherson

    5 dagen geleden

    This guys not objective. Clearly catching a _perm catcher for producer. Cut to the chase. It was funnier earlier. That era is past; now its just a stand up version of CNN.

  64. dasein


    5 dagen geleden

    My favorite sketch is when they pretend to be adults and try to buy beer and ofcourse ooo wachu sayyyyyy

  65. RUN CMD


    5 dagen geleden

    I really want a pizza taco now.

  66. Mitch Steele

    Mitch Steele

    5 dagen geleden

    This kid is quick to hate he couldn’t do what snl did

  67. StardustMan


    5 dagen geleden

    The virgin SNL vs The Chad El Especial del Humor

  68. Ahambrahmasmi Om

    Ahambrahmasmi Om

    5 dagen geleden

    Current season is just trash.

  69. Dogon Backwards

    Dogon Backwards

    6 dagen geleden


  70. Pete Blades

    Pete Blades

    6 dagen geleden

    Norm McDonald completely ignored, although he made the Weekend update fun, pish video

  71. Ren ★

    Ren ★

    6 dagen geleden

    I didn’t grow up watching snl so I simply do not care but I like drew so here’s a comment for the algorithm

  72. Ryan Zeitz

    Ryan Zeitz

    6 dagen geleden

    SNL is still great! PEople just want to live in their teenage years

  73. Batbrambo05


    6 dagen geleden

    Whats with the peacock diss

  74. AtomicBubblegum


    6 dagen geleden

    The oldest seasons of SNL are remembered as the best, but it's mostly because of the musical numbers. Which is fair.

  75. Bob C

    Bob C

    6 dagen geleden

    I hate when people say that shit. SNL has a fire ass season every now and then. And it’s great

  76. jessmtnz


    6 dagen geleden

    "Root for young comedians and watch as they get better over time..." Jimmy Fallon could NEVER not laugh. How the hell did he get his own show?!

  77. jessmtnz


    6 dagen geleden

    Subscribed because of this. Thanks!

  78. Devon Hammond

    Devon Hammond

    6 dagen geleden

    I really like the comment that part of appreciating SNL is understanding it in the context of the process. I feel the same is true for late night comedy in general. The process is such a slam dance, it's unfair to compare to formats that have more time to develop and edit their ideas. And yeah, being there to root on young comics as they grow into movie stars is also a big part of it - remember they're "not yet ready for prime time" - it's gestation period that comics use to eventually become superstars, and that womb can be messy sometimes. The show as a whole is maybe meant for writers, comedians, producers and comedy super-fans more than it is your average lol hunter, who can just watch the hits on NLid.

  79. GreenPixel


    6 dagen geleden

    "President Carlson" 🤢

  80. Roger Wood

    Roger Wood

    7 dagen geleden

    Don't know why you auto played. All you've done here is prove everyone's point. The current SNL cast is nothing but left wing propaganda. Unfunny untalented unwatchable.

  81. Rafael Ásgeirsson

    Rafael Ásgeirsson

    7 dagen geleden

    I think the show is alright, its got some funny sketches from time to time, hit or miss but for some reason i just cant stand pete davidson

  82. O. M.

    O. M.

    7 dagen geleden

    you rock, idiot, SNL is a show I never watched in my life but I watched your video nonetheless.

  83. Anne-Gabrielle Berthaud

    Anne-Gabrielle Berthaud

    7 dagen geleden

    You did not miss with that sports team analogy & the description of Adam Sandler's career!!

  84. Well Yup

    Well Yup

    7 dagen geleden

    Confirmation Bias: The TV Show

  85. kazcap


    7 dagen geleden

    20,000th comment! This was something I didn't know I needed. Very informative. Much thanks, Drud!

  86. Mr. Cyanide

    Mr. Cyanide

    7 dagen geleden

    The only times I have watched snl are when it’s hosted by people I care about and skits containing people I care about and they are always celebrities who never come back :]

  87. Alexia Simões

    Alexia Simões

    7 dagen geleden

    Aww seeing Brittany Murphy made me sad

  88. Ice Breaker

    Ice Breaker

    7 dagen geleden


  89. Regan Moniz

    Regan Moniz

    7 dagen geleden

    I agree with some of these but not all of them.

  90. NF Warrior

    NF Warrior

    7 dagen geleden

    That's Robert Downy not Robert Downy jr

  91. Aiden is Undead

    Aiden is Undead

    7 dagen geleden

    5:50, all these names look like Walmart celebrity names 😂😂😂 except Eddie Murphy, never heard of that donkey

  92. Jonas Mejer Pedersen

    Jonas Mejer Pedersen

    8 dagen geleden

    Dont give Carlson ideas

  93. Caleb Hansen

    Caleb Hansen

    8 dagen geleden

    you suck snl idit trash thumbs up good vido watched all it

  94. nerdcity


    8 dagen geleden

    The best part of this video is how he makes fun of people generalizing SNL as "not being funny since 1932" then proceeds to make a whole bunch of generalizations about the show, without a hint of irony, and a complete inability to contextualize it.

  95. CallmeDerek Thanks

    CallmeDerek Thanks

    8 dagen geleden

    SNL sucks now

  96. Blizzard_the_seal


    8 dagen geleden

    this is a really good video and i like it a lot

  97. Mark Maison

    Mark Maison

    8 dagen geleden

    I think Drew makes some good points, I do feel like SNL back in the day was a place that talent went to get discovered and now there are so many outlets for being discovered I do feel like that has changed how the show is created, but he’s right that there was never a perfect era of SNL

  98. startush


    8 dagen geleden

    the only recent SNL failure is not to promote Bowen Yang as an official cast member. otherwise it's business as usual

  99. morsteen


    8 dagen geleden

    It really is a generational thing. I literally cannot make it through am episode of snl at all from at least the last 10 years. It's absolutely horrible to me. The late 70s, early 80s, doesn't hit much with me either, but people who grew up then, absolutely love it. I like the late 80s, 90s, and early 2000s, because I was a kid, a teenager, and a young adult during those times. It's just how it goes. U less something truly breaks through and is bigtime hilarious, its hard for current stuff to be liked by an older generation.

  100. Nathan J Burke

    Nathan J Burke

    8 dagen geleden

    Thanks for taking the time to make this video