An American institution is a bit delayed tonight, and there are people on the internet very unhappy about it.
Saturday Night Live will be delayed tonight due to the Clemson vs. Notre Dame game running long and into double overtime, and let’s just say there are many people that are not pleased!
I will never forgive NBC for delaying @nbcsnl the night after Trump lost the presidential election, just to air a college football game no one cares about. If I see an NBC exec in the streets it’s ON SIGHT #snl— sarah (@sm_jolley) November 8, 2020
(Psst: College football is better. We said it. Fight us)
Having the #1 team in the country in Clemson play the #4 team in Notre Dame, in the first-ever big ACC game in Fighting Irish history, on a night where there wasn’t a ton of other football that was worth watching... didn’t exactly engage everyone.
I had to wait all week for election results and now I’m having to wait all night for SNL because of a football game. You can’t win in this country.— John Boyle (@JBernardBoyle) November 8, 2020
John does have a point: We have been waiting for way too much stuff this week. Especially these refs I mean YOU DON’T HAVE TO REVIEW EVERY SINGLE PLAY GUYS!!
But it gets worse for fans of both Chappelle and the Foo Fighters (tonight’s musical act): Now you’ve got to wait for your late, late, late local news for 30 minutes. Ahh, network affiliate contracts: They’re iron-clad, apparently!
My local news started at 11:48 p.m, so it’ll be a quarter after midnight before you see SNL’s Cold Open. And this is usually when Weekend Update starts.
Set your DVR’s, our #MadOnline friends above.