Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Fred Armisen..

Fred turns 42 on Dec. 4th.

(not a lot of SNL news this weekend.)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Jason Sudeikis playing trombone?

Scroll to the end to see a moustache-sporting Jason Sudeikis playing trombone with Regina Spektor and Ben Folds on Conan.

Rahm Emanuel sketch:

Go to to see a sketch with Rahm Emmanuel (Andy Samberg) that was cut from Saturday's show.
I have not seen it, as NBC and Hulu won't let me watch it, as I am international.
But word on the web is that it's pretty funny!

Lorne Michaels to add another guy/girl?!

Fresh after adding Abby Elliott and Michaela Watkins to the cast, Lorne Michaels has said, and I quote:
"The staying power has always been the cast and the writing. We're just in a rebuilding period," Michaels says. "I believe this cast is confident and good, but we can definitely add another woman and guy in the spring."

(from Shreveport Times)
And want to know Lorne's opinion on the three newbies?

On Abby Elliott:
"She was in the last set of auditions. The fear was that she might be too young. But so was Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. She did some really nice impressions, and her sense of humor was clearly there."

On Bobby Moynihan:
"I think he's the real thing. I looked at him last year. This year (during auditions), he knocked it out of the park. He has incredible poise and confidence."

On Michaela Watkins:
"She has a very nice precision, and there's real intelligence to her comedy. She did some smart, evolved characters for her audition."

It really seems like he's gushing about Bobby Moynihan, while a little iffy about the two ladies? Perhaps this could mean bye-bye to one of the ladies later in the year. (I have no basis for this claim, just speculatin'..)

Horatio Sanz Sans 100lbs

And before you ask, yes I did come up with that oh-so-funny headline. Do you get it? Sanz is like sans, which means without in French?

Anyway, here's Horatio Sanz 100lbs slimmer:
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Monday, November 24, 2008

Interesting note:

Fred Armisen and John Mulaney co-wrote the Vogelchek kissing sketch that aired last week.

I love finding out these side-notes!

Amy Poehler looking beautiful :

Amy Poehler pictured at the American Museum of Natural History Museum’s gala on Thursday night. Looking beautiful just three weeks after delivering Baby Archie.

Adventureland trailer

Starring Bill Hader & Kristen Wiig.

Tim McGraw/Ludacris + T-Pain

First of all, I'd like to say that I had very low expectations for this show, given the host. I'm pleased to say that my expectations were surpassed and Tim McGraw was actually a good host. However, the bad news is it ranks as one of the weakest of a high-calibre season.

Cold Open: This was decent, but nowhere near the par set at the beginning of the season with the Sarah Palin sketches. Oh Sarah, I never thought I'd say this, but I miss you.
Elements I did enjoy were Bill Hader's North Carolina Representative character and Darrell Hammond.

Monologue: Fine, except for when McGraw had to break into a song. I'm sure McGraw is a lovely man, but I really hate his music.

Clear Rite: I'm not sure why I enjoyed this sketch so much. But Kristen Wiig was very funny , and the ending was unexpected, so kudos!

Real-Life Crimes: I was busting a gut laughing at this. Bill Hader's impression was impeccable as usual, and cracked me up. "Do you get some twisted pleasure out of this?" "Yeees!"

Turkeys: One of the weakest. I remember glancing at the newspaper while this sketch was running. Didn't crack a smile once.

James Bond - Live Another Death: Enjoyable sketch. Felt a little stale, but I laughed nonetheless. Best gag was no doubt the Pussy Galore part.

Weekend Update: This week on Weekend Update, Arianna Huffington and Bill Clinton paid a visit. Arianna Huffington was played by new cast member Michaela Watkins, and it was excellent. Good to see her get a part this week. Bill Clinton was hilarious as always. And the other guest was Zell Miller played by Will Forte. This part was pretty forgettable, and was a comment on the Georgia Senate run-off between Saxby Chambliss and Jim Martin
Not the best WU, 7/10

The Blizzard Man: This sketch was about a white rapper named Blizzard Man played by Andy Samberg. It was silly, but I loved it! Lorne Michaels needs to take note of T-Pain. Future host right there.

Trick-R-Turkey: Jeff Montgomery spends Thanksgiving with a family who he doesn't know. Another creepy character played by Will Forte. Not very original or funny for that matter.

Phony Phone Calls: Another silly sketch about a radio DJ who makes mild prank phone calls to the delight of the call receivers. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Weird Bartender: I knew this would happen. Mark Payne became a recurring character. You remember Mark Payne? Played by Bobby Moynihan in the season premiere. Well, he was back last night. And although it wasn't as funny as the original sketch, I did laugh, which is more than can be said for Trick-r-Turkey, or Turkey Day.

Overall this was a very hit and miss episode. They underutilised the host, and there weren't really any stand out sketches. Usually after watching an episode of SNL, I rewatch my favourite sketches before I go to sleep. Last week, I must have watched The Painting Digital Short five or six times? Same with the Beyonce Dancers sketch. This week, I had no urge to rewatch any of the sketches. Surefire sign of a dud episode.


  1. Bill Hader is eerily similar to Dan Aykroyd.
  2. Poor Abby Elliott, why won't they include her!
  3. Just one Twilight reference?
  4. I miss The Falconer.
  5. John Malkovich!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Live from New York, It's Saturday Night..

With John Malkovich and musical guest T.I.

Yes, John Malkovich will take to the stage as host for the third time on December 6th.
Malkovich has previously hosted in 1989 and 1993.
Obviously, I do not remember these, but if anyone does, feel free to share your thoughts on what Malkovich was/will be like!