No, i am not particularly entertained by Saturday Night Live
I saw the first episode of that program in 1975, and rather quickly became bored with it. The skits, although sometimes amusing, were amateurish. SCTV
, which has its origins in the same comedy troupe, was far more entertaining, and displayed much higher production values.
You're full of it in saying that the comedy they used did not make fun of anyone, and that it was all self-deprecating. Chevy Chase from the very beginning lampooned Gerald Ford as a stumble-bum. Lampooning politicians and other television personalities was a standard of their humor from the beginning.
I really don't give a rat's ass what your attitude is to lampooning anyone else. I don't, in fact, care if you live or die. I don't need you to tell me what putz means--i used it with knowledge and intent . . . masuganah. The only thing serious about you is that you are seriously goofy. All i've ever seen you do is make comments which did not serve to enlighten any discussion, but which only served to emphasize your ignorance, your unwillingness to overcome your ignorance, and your pig-headed insistence on your dull-witted and uniformed opinions. Tell us again about the purpose of the SA. Tell us again about the archaeological significance of Roman artifacts found in Germany.
This had nothing to do with some "in group." It has to do with paying attention. Shortly before i started this thread, some idiot started a thread which alleged that the Catholic Church (spelled "chirch") is evil. The idiot types his post all in capitals. This thread lampoons that jackass. It is a matter of complete indifference to me whether or not you approve of that. Even being unaware of the provenance of this lampoon, that you took seriously what ought obviously to have been intended as satire or humor is simply another measure, more evidence, of the extent to which you just don't get it, no matter what the subject represented by "it" might be.