Love From New York, It's Saturday Night!

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The Not Ready For Primetime Players have some pretty good love advice.

Saturday Night Live has been cranking out sketch comedy platinum, gold and, sometimes, pewter for 34 years. The Lorne Michaels creation has launched countless entertainment careers and has provided us with plentiful water cooler talk on Monday mornings. But can these 3–5 minute comedy segments really teach us anything about love? They can… isn't that special?

1. Playing hard to get really works. Mango (Chris Kattan) may be the most desired man in the world. He knows his value and doesn't sell himself short… even for Matt Damon.

2. When in doubt, think "What would Leon Phelps do?" and go from there. Unfortunately for the Ladies Man, the philosophy, "do it in the butt" seldom solves real life relationship problems. However the line, "Was your father a meat burglar? Because it looks like someone took two fine hams and shoved them down the back of your dress," works 100 percent of the time, so his advice is kind of a mixed bag. Backdoor For Beginners

3. Sometimes you have to be alone for a little while to appreciate being in a couple. There have been some classic single hosts of Weekend Update (Chevy Chase, Dennis Miller, Norm MacDonald, to name a few), but the segment always works best in pairs… "Jane, you ignorant slut."

4. He who hesitates is lost. If we've learned anything from MacGruber!, it's that you shouldn't put off any decisions (breakups, engagements, etc) because a bomb may go off any second.

5. It is almost impossible to get out of the friend zone. Cheerleaders Craig and Arriana (Will Ferrell and Cheri Oteri) will never be anything more than just friends, much to Craig's chagrin.