The comedy writer Tom Davis has published an autobiography, 39 Years of Short-Term Memory Loss; I guess someone figured Senator Franken would be good for sales. In it, Davis says that the best show in the history of Saturday Night Live was the Steve Martin-hosted outing in the third season that I discussed here. I wouldn't argue with that. I don't necessarily think he's right, but I wouldn't argue with him either.
I wanted to like Davis' book, but it was a bit disappointing (although, to be fair, I didn't really read the whole thing, just about an hour and a half's worth while I was sitting in a bookstore). I like to learn things from books, and there just wasn't that much to learn. Although I did find out that Saturday Night photographer Edie Baskin and her pianist brother Richard Baskin are the children of half the founders of Baskin-Robbins. And Edie is like six feet tall.