Our favorite SNL is our high school SNL! So says Lorne Michaels and I think he’s right. Unless you had the Anthony Michael Hall/Joan Cusack/Terry Sweeney years when you were in high school.
From Rolling Stone:
Adjusting to new casts and new writers is always painful, Michaels confesses. Fans are likely to mention a certain era they hold near and dear to their heart —the producer predicts that a person’s favorite version of SNL usually corresponds to the time they were in high school. (As in, when they were powerless and with nothing better to do on a Saturday night.) Every cast reinvents the show — and every cast starts out as something less than great. “All babies are ugly unless they’re your baby,” Michaels says, adding that it takes three or four years before everyone agrees that said metaphorical baby is cute. But even when talking about those beloved early years, Michaels doesn’t glorify them: “I’ve been there for all the golden years, and I can tell you, they weren’t golden at the time.”