I yield to no man in my admiration of Boston Globe television critic Matthew Gilbert, whose reviews I have disagreed with exactly once – when he called the British version of “Life on Mars” protagonist Sam Tyler, as I recall, “weasely.”
(Can’t find the link – search for yourself.)
But Gilbert’s review of this past weekend’s Betty White episode of “Saturday Night Live” has me very concerned.
The weekend’s “Saturday Night Live’’ was the most consistently good episode of the series in years. Ooh, what a little Betty White can do. And guest visits from Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, and Molly Shannon didn’t hurt, either. Every sketch was funny and had forward momentum — qualities that are generally missing on the show these days. I can’t remember the last time I didn’t want an episode of “SNL’’ to end.
Matthew, I beg you, get some help.