Weekend Update: Jane, You Ignorant Slut - SNL

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Thomas Crown : Back when SNL cared about comedy and not politics.

Keith Purdue : This was a brilliant ongoing bit, never equalled.

Darin Osborne : Those four words made TV history, and all because of Dan's flawless delivery.

Ksjeff : I could not stop laughing. “Rapacious swamp sows” - totally original and totally hysterical.

Dominick Izzo : Would SNL even run a skit like this today?

None None : Dan Aykroyd. Delivery, profesionalism, and comedy.

bluemonkey223 : Anytime Jane tries to make a point in life, she is hit with a recording of Dan Ackroyd. Lol.

Curt Christensen : why can't real debates be this much fun ???

David Gibson : One of the funniest bits in TV history.

BrokamaGay : I love Jane Curtin, she was wonderful on 3rd Rock

Noah : Depression? Isn’t that just a fancy word for feeling bummed out?

Rudy Juarez : I miss the days when people had a sense of humor.

Dazlidorne Jenkins : Hops from bed to bed with the frequency of a cheap ham radio!

Tflexxx02 : This was based on a segment on "60 Minutes" in the 1970s called, "Point-Counterpoint", with Shana Alexander and James Kilpatrick. With or without that reference, the sketch still holds up well more than 40 years later.

D Gray : So SNL started out as a comedy show?

Brandon Hill : God, Jane was a fox.

Glen tennis : I mean.... he wasn't wrong....

The Future Is Here : Back when SNL was cutting-edge, creative, funny and worth watching

D Zodiac : Dried up Slunk Meat? Rapacious Swamp Sows? Brilliant and Funny at the same time.

gutz1981 : "When you're on your back's, the meter is running!" Ha ha.

LWCReaper : Dan aykroyd needs come out of retirement

Rick Rose : Gotta watch all the way to the fade for the handshake at the end, 'cuz y'know, 'nothing personal'.

TheTooginator : Dear Triggered Anti-PC Nuts, The reason this wouldn’t be on SNL today is because back in the seventies debates were CIVIL - not people interrupting each other and slinging thinly-veiled insults. This was funny because it was unexpected. Today, this would be just a slight exaggeration of reality.

Ken Steiger : When SNL was actually funny

Matt Foster : God I miss that SNL cast

Corrine Donovan : Jokes like this need to come back. Too many western teens are not use to this kind of humour and I miss it; it was dry, direct and short.

Curtis Donihoo : Jane is kind of hot

Leland Unruh : I'm glad SNL posts these clips, but they do serve to illustrate just how terrible the show is today.

INTERNETWORK : I always loved how, after his barrage of eviscerating insults, she smiles at the camera and says "That's the news..."

Andrew Patrick : Wish SNL was still like this.

HardRockMiner : I watch it and I watch it and I watch it and everytime he says it I laugh... SNL was real back then.

WestLAGuy : Nearing the end of an incredible decade., this bit defines the time so well. Pushing the edge, freedom to express opinions without fear of censure, respect for the individual thought and condemnation for those who would restrict, isolate and ultimately banish anyone who didn't do as they did and say it as they demanded it to be said.  Was it perfect? With gas rationing, hijackings, cult movements, Astro turf, jeans sent to the cleaners, and a president telling the City of New York to "drop dead", obviously not. But 1979 is light years removed from 2018 thanks to the Orwell-fulfilling madness currently being employed by the left and its intellectual "press gangs found at former Free Speech bastions of the '60's like Berkeley , the collective greed and incompetence of both political parties in Washington, and the anti-feminist/Stalin Show Trials inspired intolerance that so often renders "Off With His Head" verdicts based on the merest existence of an accusation at groups like # Me Too. Successfully linking 2018 to 1979 when this bit was performed live on SNL, underscoring the obvious conclusion that we as a country had a sense of humor then, is about as likely as Donald Trump resigning for the good of the country and Hillary Clinton returning the over $21.7 Million she got from Wall Street, Big Pharma and Big Oil for her private speeches she gave behind closed doors between her Sec of State gig and running for President.

Dave Little : Who did you sleep with to get this job, anyway?

thomas huddleston : Yes this show USED to be funny..not shoving there one sided politics on everyone..I don't watch any network tv anymore because of there one sided views..

tony nelligan : dan your why snl was so great with others and they played off that for 30 years now. but at 47 years old i got to say that is one of the best skits you ever when your on your back the meter is running. so funny because we know it's true.

STIMACTZ EDVARD : Back when snl was actually funny and not all political.

M. Katze : Man SNL used to be good

Violet Hunter : Well just to memorize those lines would have been insane enough lol

Right Eye Artistry : Nice to remember back when SNL was funny. Loved this skit. One of the funniest skits ever.

xpatches13 : Back when SNL was funny and poked fun at everyone instead of just conservatives!

Taube Victor : Wow, everyone would be fired today !!! Funny skit...

random person : This is comedy gold

dbgameace : If this aired today people would be shitting themselves with outrage.

Daniel from Texas : Damn, forgot how hot 1970's Jane Curtin was.

Инкубус : Saw this in 2019. Realized that political correctness has killed comedy.

A daft punk : Before 3rd wave feminism, when you could portray the other side of a topic with equal fervor...

Thomas Boner : Almost 40 years later and this is still funny as hell!

Number Runner : ....lmfao...."hop from bed to bed with the frequency of a cheap ham radio"....

Chucky Justice : Back when SNL was funny and relevant.

aegisofhonor : and they shake hands in the end knowing it was all in good fun. One of the funniest bits of news parody from SNL.