Saturday, October 11, 2008

Mark Wahlberg none-too-pleased with Mark Wahlberg Talk to Animals Sketch

Since premiering on Saturday Night, Mark Wahlberg Talks to Animals sketch has become one of the hottest viral videos on the internet.

But a certain Mark Wahlberg was none-too-pleased with the sketch. He told MTV that he didn't think it was funny as he had hoped it would be. He also revealed the reason for his lampooning may have been because he has been approached many times over the years to host, but has refused on all occasions, his reason being he didn't think he was right for the show.

Wahlberg also said that he met Andy Samberg in the past, and said he thought Hot Rod was funnier than that skit.

Lighten up, Mark!

Saturday Night Live Weekend Update Thursday

So, on Thursday night, SNL's Thursday night edition premiered on NBC. There was a debate sketch, weekend update & Hall and Oates. What more could you ask for?

The show was a hit, getting 10.6 million viewers, the highest in its timeslot.
So, what did I think?
I really enjoyed the debate sketch, and the surprise appearance by Bill Murray as a disappointed Cubs fan was a hoot! I was also happy to see Chris Parnell reprise his role as moderator, this time lampooning Tom Brokaw.
Weekend Update on the other hand, wasn't so good. The jokes were pretty hit and miss, as is the nature of Update, but given that they don't have a show to do this Saturday, I was expecting a little better.
Kenan Thompson came on halfway, to act as Weekend Update's new banking and financial expert. It involved him shouting "Fix it!" for two minutes. Pretty lame.
But then WU was saved with Will Forte and Fred Armisen coming on as 80's legends Hall & Oates to perform an ode to the two presidential candidates. As everything Forte and Armisen do, it was hilarious.
Overall, it was a nice way to spend half an hour. In amidst this economic crisis, and news of banks going under every day, it sure is nice to tune into SNL.

Lorne to hire more women?

According to Casey Wilson, he is.
The newcomer gave an interview to Sioux City Journal, and that said:

Building on characters she created at Upright Citizens Brigade, Wilson says she hopes to be more visible this year. With Amy Poehler leaving the show, "there's an opportunity...but I don't know if it's a fill-able hole. I know Lorne is going to hire more women to do the job."

So maybe we'll see a few new gals, come Christmas? I hope so!

Sarah Palin for SNL

Sarah Palin will appear on SNL on October 25th, according to the NY Post.
That is the episode which is to be hosted by Mad Men star Jon Hamm.

Reports are saying that Palin's appearance may include a send-up of Tina Fey's American Express commercials, or perhaps it could be a Fey-meet-Palin scenario, similar to when Amy Poehler met Hillary Clinton in Season 33.
Either way, should be interesting.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Tina Fey finalises book deal

Tina Fey has reportedly signed a book with Little,Brown & Co.,
Little, Brown & Co. have published books from David Sedaris, Paul Feig etc. and now Tina Fey has joined their rosters.
Her book is said to be a non-fiction humorous essay collection written in the vain of Nora Ephron.
Her book deal is said to include a gift to Books For Kids, a foundation that supports the construction of six libraries in underprivileged areas of NYC.