SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: 15 BEST WEEKEND UPDATE ANCHORS

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I used to spend any number of Saturday nights hanging out at either girlfriends’ houses or at various boys’ homes watching SNL. Thanks to extensive reruns, I’ve viewed a lot of notable episodes from decades past.

It’s rare that I ever see SNL any more. I have more pressing matters to attend to on Saturday evenings.

We all have our priorities…

But SNL is a classic show.

When it hits at the level it should (which generally depends on the guest host’s chemistry with the cast and the effectiveness of the sketches), it’s some of the best comedy that’s ever been performed in the history of the medium.

I’m iffy on WEEKEND UPDATE. That can be great or horrible depending on who does it. Over the years, its success has risen or fallen depending on who was behind the anchor desk.

I always loved JANE CURTIN. She was wonderful.

DENNIS MILLER was born for that job. Not only did he have great hair, but his biting sarcasm was an ideal fit. I personally think that, of all the cast members that did WU, he was the most excellent by far.

And he had the best catch phrase EVER.

“I am outta here…

What the hell ever happened to DENNIS? I miss his steam roller wit. Didn’t he go over to the dark side and become a Republican?

Oh, DENNIS…

Anyway, our fabulous friends at EW have compiled a list of the 15 best WU anchors.

Here are the ones that I concur with…

13. JANE CURTIN/BILL MURRAY
10. SETH MEYERS
9. JANE CURTIN
7. CHEVY CHASE
5. COLIN QUINN
2. DENNIS MILLER
1. TINA FEY/AMY POEHLER

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