In the "Weekend Update" segment of the show, anchor Jane Curtin
quipped that 11 movies based on Saturday Night Live
(1975) sketches were made (as of 2015), which is equivalent to 22 thumbs down. In reality, Gene Siskel
and Roger Ebert
, on both Sneak Previews
(1975) and later Siskel & Ebert
(1986), gave The Blues Brothers
(1980), Wayne's World
(1992), Wayne's World 2
(1993), and Stuart Saves His Family
(1995) two thumbs up. They actually gave Coneheads
(1993), Blues Brothers 2000
(1998), and A Night at the Roxbury
(1998) two thumbs down, and did not review It's Pat: The Movie
(1994). Following Siskel's death, Ebert wrote unfavorable reviews of Superstar
(1999) and The Ladies Man
(2000), and never reviewed MacGruber
(2010). See more
Lorne Michaels. What can be said about Lorne Michaels that he himself has not already said, about himself? I mean, the man is a genius, for forty years.
Yup. He would say things like
[picking up a glass of white wine
, okay, 'Well, it got a laugh, but did it get the right laugh?'
'Um, It becomes that thing of like, well, you're really glad it's Thursday.'
Yeah. 'Mick liked it; Paul hated it; Marxie didn't see it. The Stings laughed. What do you think, Loren?'