Now that it’s official that Tina Fey is leaving SNL it’s time to start casting the most important segment of the show. Saturday Night Live has relied on the “Fake News” since Dennis Miller was relevant and funny, oh about 20 years ago. So who on the cast should fill the two seats?
There are a few possibilities in my mind. Listen up Lorne.
First decide whether to keep Poehler or not. I say keep her, mainly because she’s good and I don’t think there are two male cast mates I want to see together. And if they go to one anchor you know its going to look like “The Daily Show.”
My #1 pick would be Seth Meyers. He already plays the alcoholic morning show host opposite Poehler, now he just has to play the disgruntled, yet well groomed anchor role. Shouldn’t be hard and those are some of the funnier skits of the past few years.
#2 Will Forte: He does the perfect President Bush so he may be off limits. But like Meyers, he kind of has the newsman look already.
#3 Andy Sandberg: He’s funny enough and might bring a different style. If they want edgy they go with him. If they want polish they go with Meyers or Forte.
#4 Finesse Mitchell: Sorry Finesse, it isn’t going to happen. Aren’t you tired of being pushed around on this show?
#5 Chris Parnell: He’s probably not right for this every week but he’s one of the funnier cast members left.
#6. Bill Hader: Does anyone find this guy funny? I’m trying to remember a skit with him in it that I liked…ummm…nope. Can’t think of any.
If you had your druthers who would you want in the anchor chair opposite Amy?