I keep forgetting that the Weekend Update was garbage during the years Lorne Michaels had left the show, from about 1980-1985. Apparently the show, the cast and especially weekend update during this time are pretty much forgotten.
Weekend Update during those years (which was called SNL Newsbreak and Saturday Night News at that time) was hosted by such no-name losers as Charles Rocket, Brian Doyle-Murray, Mary Gross, Christine Ebersole, and Christopher Guest.
Lorne came back, along with Weekend Update and a completely new cast. This started with Dennis Miller, then Nealon, MacDonald, Quinn and then the whole Tina Fey + Whoever. Fey and Fallon weren't bad, but Fey and Poehler were boring if you ask me.
I haven't even seen the new ones with Poehler and Seth Myers.
Nealon and Norm were definitely the best though.
If you're a battery, you're either working or you're dead....