Like I said, most of us have nowhere to go, so 19 minutes of diversion isn’t a bad thing, right?
I think the hardest thing about rating cast members is to correct for the originality and culture of each time period.
That’s why I just looked at everyone else’s ratings to get a consensus Top 15.
I doubt if anyone has watched SNL throughout its run.
I watched it at the beginning, when I was in college and it was out on the edge. Then work, kids and life makes it less important and the uneven quality of the humor made me less willing to invest the time into it, especially by the time we had HBO and could watch incredible dramatic series.
SNL is really built for the youtube age because someone will post a great skit, and you won’t see all the crap your favorite comedians produced.