Saturday, October 17, 2009

Gerard Butler/Shakira - Post Show Thoughts

Post your thoughts on the show here tonight after it's finished airing! Favourite sketch, worst sketch, Dwayne Johnson's appearance, Butler's appearance - I want to hear what you thought!

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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson to Appear on SNL!

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is scheduled to appear on SNL tonight to reprise his character The Rock Obama, according to various online wrestling publications!

Please let this be true, I could use a bit of Caveman Obama in my life right now!

Gerard Butler/Shakira Promo

Friday, October 16, 2009

Kanye To Make Appearance on SNL

SNL producers are reportedly trying to coax Kanye West into appearing on SNL during Taylor Swift's hosting gig onNovember 7, hopefully not for a Lady Gaga/Madonna style "sketch".

Admittedly it was the first thing I thought of when I heard Taylor Swift was going to host, but I'm kinda thinking will the whole Kanye/Taylor/VMA saga not be dead when November 7 comes? I, for one, am sick of it and not trying to be controversial, but I agreed with Kanye's sentiments (about Single Ladies deserving to win) just not with how he aired those sentiments.

Is this something you'd like to see happen? Or should SNL leave this pseudo-fiasco alone?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Taylor Swift to Host SNL

Well, I saw this one coming from a mile off but country darling Taylor Swift is set to host SNL on November 7. Swift called the chance to host on Nov. 7 ''mind-blowing'' and says it's been difficult to keep it a secret since producers asked her during the summer. She will once again perform as musical guest during this upcoming show.

So, I'm pretty excited to see Taylor Swift. You might remember that she made an appearance in Save Broadway during the NPH show in January & seemed like she might have some comic chops.
What do you think? Is SNL trying too hard to stay young or is Taylor Swift a good hosting choice?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What I Liked About Drew Barrymore/Regina Spektor

So, because I can't bring myself to go through this one sketch by sketch & because I love Drew Barrymore so much and can't bear to criticise her, I'm going to go through a list of what I liked about this episode.

  • Drew Barrymore's monologue - the premise being all the Barrymores were Valley Girls. Favourite Barrymore - Bill Hader doing Hamlet. High-larious!
  • Commercial parody for University of Westfield. Funny & concise.
  • Justin Long's cameo as Matthew McConaughey & Abby Elliott's eerily perfect Anna Faris impression. (Sketch as a whole didn't do it for me though)
  • Vinny Vedecci's scrolling list of women he had to apologise to.
  • James Carville on WU.
  • Digital Short - wonderfully whimsy & random.
  • Will Forte's character Hamilton reciting Love In This Club
  • Drew Barrymore's bumper photos - dayum girl!
  • Regina Spektor's second performance.

And that's about it. As far as actual sketches go, the show was pretty weak & only surpassed Megan Fox's show due to Drew Barrymore's wonderful on-screen presence. Writing was so weak & even WU wasn't up to scratch.

I'm not even gonna grade this one, but it makes 1 mediocre show & 2 bad shows this season.

This Saturday - Gerard Butler. Oi.

Andy Samberg on Late Night - Part 2

Andy Samberg on Late Night - Part 1

Gerard Butler Promo

Gerard Butler Promo

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Behind the Scenes - "On The Ground"

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Tune into Late Night with Jimmy Fallon where SNL's it-boy Andy Samberg will be appearing tonight!
And if you've nothing to do before Late Night airs, check out the high-larious Aziz Ansari who will be appearing on Letterman.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Bill Hader Becomes A Dad!

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People is reporting that Bill Hader's wife Maggie Carey gave birth to a baby girl Hannah Kathryn Hader last Tuesday!
Gotta say, I'm a little disappointed that they didn't go through with calling their little 'un Lorne - just kidding.
Congrats to the new parents!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fred's Blog Updated!

For the first time in weeks, Fred's Blog (the episode recap with behind the scenes photos written by Fred Armisen) has been updated. He's abandoned the recaps for Season 34, and has launched right into recaps for Season 35.
Check out Megan Fox/U2 and Ryan Reynolds/Lady Gaga recaps here -

Thoughts on Drew Barrymore/Regina Spektor

What did you guys think of last night's show? Sad to see the return of Gilly? Favourite sketch/worst sketch? How was Ms. Barrymore?

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