My good friend from high school, Noah Smith, has been submitting Weekend Update jokes on spec to SNL for a year-plus now. Last week was the first time he actually got a joke on the air, which means he has now won the SNL game. I admit I haven't been watching Saturday Night Live for quite some time now save for the clips that make their way to YouTube, so I didn't see the Weekend Update in question. But in case you did, this joke was his:
New research shows that women think men with square jaws are good short-term partners, while men with softer, rounder faces are perceived as better long-term mates. In other words, you date Bert, but you marry Ernie.
Good on ya, Noah, and here's to more of your jokes and fewer awkward moments when Colin Quinn berates the audience for not laughing.
(Colin Quinn's still doing Weekend Update, right?)