Chris Willman's article on Adam Sandler of "Saturday Night Live" provided interesting insight into one of "SNL's" best character players ("Just Call Him Bankable Boy," July 10).
However, Willman neglected to mention one of Sandler's earliest forays into television. Sandler played Stickpin (and a few others) on MTV's initial attempt at a game show, "Remote Control."
Even this supposed rising comic actor has humble, and sometimes forgettable, beginnings.
There is only one thing more embarrassing than the last couple of years of "SNL," and that's some journalist praising the most talentless, juvenile and offensive member of the current cast.
It's so uncomfortable to watch the guest hosts suffer through pointless sketches. If Adam Sandler is representative of the future of "SNL," it becomes clear that the demographics the show is shooting for are the 8- to 15- year-olds. They should air the show at 8, or change the name to "Saturday Morning Live."
Adam Sandler, bankable boy? You have got to be kidding. He is the biggest no-talent on "SNL." His characters are all the same. I've always thought that Lorne Michaels must be his uncle.