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Sadhvi Sez: Saturday Night Live: Still Funny After All These Years

SADHVI

I really enjoy a good joke, or a good comedy skit, because I like to laugh.
I think me and my college roommates saw just about every “Saturday Night Live” show from the first one, which was in 1976 maybe, until we either graduated or dropped out of college.
That hour was the high point of our week. John Belushi, Dan Akroyd, Chevy Chase, Gilda Ratner, Bill Murray…all very funny and off-the-wall comedians doing skits that were mostly very funny, covering topics that no one wanted to tackle, or situations that were downright bizarre. The musical guests rocked too, and you just never knew who was going to be playing that week; it might be Carly Simon, it might be The Cars, it might be The Rolling Stones (with David Bowie popping in)!
Since I don’t own a TV, I wasn’t able to watch the season premier of Saturday Night Live (SNL) last night. But thanks to computers, I got a chance to watch the opening skit today. I just happened on it, while surfing the news.
I laughed out loud. I hope your week ahead is full of moments of laughter and feeling “wild and crazy”!

Sadhvi Sez: Mister Rogers and the Garden of your Mind

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I don’t remember watching Mister Rogers when I was a kid, probably because I was not a kid when he came out in ’68!  But having a younger brother who watched Sesame Street, I was aware of seeing and hearing his voice.  I always thought he was kind of strange; his voice was too nice, the kind of voice that I didn’t trust. 

It turns out that he was just being himself, and since he was on TV for such a long time (1968-2001) influencing a lot of kids, there must have been some magic in him!

He is no longer with us, but lives on thanks to a great remix for PBS.  And now, Mister Rogers has gone viral! 

  • The video has been viewed on YouTube more than 4 million times.  Last weekend it was the #1
  • On the PBS Facebook page, the video has been shared more than 3,400 times, has earned more than 2,000 likes and generated more than 160 comments.
  • Celebrities including Neil Patrick Harris, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Alyssa Milano, Morgan Spurlock and Guy Kawasaki have shared the video with their many Twitter followers.

I really liked it. Enjoy.