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By Jeremy Schiffres, Daily and Sunday Freeman, Kingston, N.Y.

Sunday, May 23, 2010


"MacGruber," possibly the worst "Saturday Night Live" sketch ever to be turned into a movie - and that's saying a lot when you consider that SNL bits gave us such awful feature films as "Superstar," "A Night at the Roxbury" and "It's Pat" - bombed at the box office on this, its opening weekend.

The movie, starring Will Forte and the chronically unfunny Kristen Wiig, opened in sixth place with a paltry $4.1 million take at the box office.

Let it never be said there's no God.

MacGruber, played by Forte, is a bumbling version of the 1980s TV character MacGyver. The difference between the two is MacGyver was able to defuse bombs just before they were set to go off. MacGruber has no such ability. The bomb always goes off, though, sadly, he gets away unscathed every time.

Thankfully, though, the movie bearing his name appears to one bomb that will blow up right in his face - and in the face of highly overrated SNL producer Lorne Michaels.

Maybe now, finally, Michaels will learn that if something isn't funny on the small screen for five minutes, there's little chance it will be funny on the big screen for an hour-and-a-half.



Blogger Elsie B. said...

I have no comments re your blog, but I do have a request, since I live in Florida and like to keep up with hometown news and especially the death notices and now I can't even view those. Please get whoever is responsible to keep this up-to-date. I couldn't find any way to send you an email. Thank You

May 26, 2010 at 9:26 AM 

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