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Not A Bad Night For SNL

Posted in Humor, NBC, TV, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2008 by sgottahurt

After last week’s mehpisode, this week Saturday Night Live stepped up its game.  Considering Tim McGraw was the host (as opposed to Justin Timberlake who no doubt had to back out in order to stay in bed with Jessica Biel), the show made me laugh.  The cold open about the Big Three Bailout was a highlight (which was on Hulu, but seems to have disappeared), as was Michaela Watkins debut as Arianna Huffington.

Here’s an always awesome Kristen Wiig highlight:

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Also, where’s more Abby Elliot?!  And get rid out that stupid waiter character by that new guy I don’t think I like!

(Click here for more clips on Hulu.)

The Roots Have Fallon And They Can’t Get Up!

Posted in Film, Humor, NBC, TV, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2008 by sgottahurt

For those of you that may not know, Conan O’Brien is leaving his late night show.

Ha!  Gotcha!  (…prollynotrlly…)

Jimmy Fallon (formerly of Saturday Night Live and regrettably of Taxi) will be taking his place, when Conan will be taking Jay Leno’s place next year.  According to this article from Gawker, hip hop band The Roots might be his house band.

Imagine mixing these two acts together:

Click here for Fallon and click here for The Roots.

SNL Live Blog

Posted in Humor, NBC, TV, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2008 by sgottahurt

1130 – We’re entering an era without Elephants, and I fear our comedy may suffer (unless Obama has a tubby intern that may catch his eye).  Jason Sudekis as Joe Biden tries to quell our (and Lorne’s) fears by suggesting he’ll screw something up.  Dan Quayle, he ain’t.

 

1133 – Did Don Pardo just mispronounce new castmate Michaela Watkins as Miunintelligible Watson?

 

1134 – Paul Rudd doesn’t seem to have high hopes for show post-election… Kristen Wiig seems to agree… I’m beginning to worry…

 

1135 – Did they just simulate an erection in the Sproingo spoof commercial?

 

1138 – Kissing Family Skit.  At first I wonder why Rudd is member of the family, with Andy Samberg as the visiting guest.  (I also wonder is this a recurring skit?  God, I hope not).  Ah the answer presents itself… Samberg and Fred Armison make out open-mouthed.

 

1144 – Disgusting!  I can’t stand these Charmin Ultra Strong commercials.  This one has them playing football with dingleberries.  Gross!

 

1148 – As a bone thrown to Kenan Thompson, this scared straight skit is meh at best.

 

1151 – Digital Short – Like the song Samberg made and played, but here’s a trend I’m sensing in this episode… what’s with all the gay humor?  No good fart skits coming to mind?  Majorly missing TV Funhouse right now.

 

(Remainder after the jump)

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Saturday’s TV Picks

Posted in Humor, NBC, TV with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 15, 2008 by sgottahurt

I’m not the usual guy who was writing these recommendation posts, but for me, today is all about waiting for Saturday Night Live.  They’ve recently lost Amy Poehler to a newborn and a supposed spinoff of The Office.  So tonight they are adding two new ladies to the cast: Michaela Watkins and my future ex-wife, Abby Elliot, daughter of SNL Alum, Chris Elliot.

The fine ladies over at Jezebel compiled a list of lessons for the latest additions.  You can find the entire list with video examples here.

Their strongest advice:

When In Doubt, Think Of Tina There is perhaps no better role model for the incoming women of SNL then Tina Fey, the woman who added to the show in every possible way, leading the writing team, anchoring Weekend Update, participating in several sketches, and creating a female-friendly environment that allowed women like Poehler, Dratch, and Rudolph to display their skills alongside their male co-stars.

Meet you ladies tonight at about 11:30.  I’ll be the guy in his boxers, sitting on his couch, being (hopefully) entertained by you while I eat leftover Halloween candy.