'SNL 40th Anniversary Special' review: Like watching the world's longest office party

February 16, 2015 4:31 PM

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The complex maneuverings, gyrations and diplomacy required to put together the "SNL 40th Anniversary Special" must have been fascinating. Wrangling big egos, negotiating around ancient feuds, carrying off some live bits, and trotting out stars old and new seems like a thrilling, scary balancing act.

It also seems like whatever was going on behind the scenes was more entertaining than the sluggish marathon that viewers saw on TV in Sunday night's three-and-a-half-hour bloat-a-thon.

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