SNL's best in years? Quite possibly, but that's not particularly funny these days either. As for what I do like, I watch a hell of a lot of standup and sitcoms, and it's Black Books, Curb Your Enthusiasm, South Park, classic Simpsons, Brass Eye, Blackadder (most of them are British, I admit that) and as for movie actors, Bill Murray, John Belushi, Peter Sellars etc etc, and I don't necessarily prefer them because they're more 'intelligent'. Their stuff is better executed. They don't all hinge on subtlety, but Ferrell's timing isn't especially good, and his one-liners predictable. I don't spend any time analysing him to realise that. He was inoffensive as a bit-parter, but didn't exactly stand out either. Except for the fact he was always the loudest.