From 'MacGruber' to 'Wayne's World:' the Best and Worst 'SNL' Movies

Friday, May 21, 2010

In honor of “MacGruber,” which hits theatres nationwide today, we look at the best and worst movies based on Saturday Night Live sketches – from "The Blues Brothers" (quite successful) to "It's Pat" (called "shockingly unfunny") and ask: What makes for a good SNL movie? The story? The characters? The acting?

Mary Elizabeth Williams, writer for, helps us mull it over, and confesses that she likes a lot of movies based on SNL characters, despite the fact that the movies usually get dismissed by both critics and the public.


Mary Elizabeth Williams

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

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