LIVE FROM NEW YORK…IT’S THE CHEESE-EATING SURRENDER MONKEYS! Jonah Goldberg, (who probably did more to establish that Simpsons bon mot on the Internet than any other writer), posts in National Review’s The Corner Weblog, a link to a hilarious Saturday Night Live parody commercial about France. It’s online, and if you have broadband, you owe it to yourself to check it out.
SNL came on in the mid-1970s, when I was 10 or 11, and I was a fairly faithful viewer until the mid-1990s, when all of the members of the Hartman/Carvey/Miller/Lovitz team that Lorne Michaels assembled in the late-1980s finally left. But seeing that commercial makes me believe that there may be hope for the old show yet.