Saturday, November 21, 2009

Post your thoughts on tonight's show here after it's aired!
How was JGL? Favourite sketch? Worst sketch? Any surprises? MVP of the show?

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Cast Photos

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Does this picture make you happy? 'Cause I know any event where the SNL cast spruce up and look nice, makes me happy.
They were all pretty busy this week, making appearances at the Museum of Natural History Gala and the Barney's Window Launch.
I've assembled a nice little TinyPic photo album with a bunch of photos of the cast from the event. Enjoy!

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Talks SNL on Late Night

A dance number a la (500) Days of Summer perhaps? I'm excited!

Seth Meyers Sundays

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Check out this NY Times article in which Seth Meyers describes how he spends his Lazy Sundays. Spoiler alert - he's a runner.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Backstage - Firelight

Joseph Gordon-Levitt/Dave Matthews Band Promo

SNL- Ten Ways to Fix It

Read this EW article that's filled with pretty good advice for Lorne, Marci & co., on how to improve SNL.
e.g let Seth Meyers be as bitchy/jerky as possible on WU, get capable comedic hosts and not just the new big thing, more surprise guests etc.,,20321490,00.html

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

January Jones/Black Eyed Peas

Wow, just wow.

I could not have prepared myself for that monstrosity. I wish that I could post a review, but honestly I can't bare to relive that experience. Not only was January Jones possibly the most unsuitable host ever, the writing sucked.

Writers - I really hope that you're aware that this show sucked beyond belief. I'm rooting for you guys - I have an SNL blog for crying out loud!
I know that putting on a show every week is a lot of work, but you guys get paid to do this! This isn't an end-of-year school show! You guys got hired over tons of other writers, because you're allegedly talented and funny, and yet this ball-of-suck was all you managed to produce. And look, I get that January Jones probably wasn't ripe for comedic inspiration, but you guys must have just given up after five minutes.

Kim Kardashian could have been hilarious, instead it was eerily akin to something from The Amanda Show. Not only was the impression horrible, but the material wasn't even funny. We get it - Kim Kardashian has a huge ass. Beyond that, she's not exactly ripe for comic fodder.

Rear Window defies explanation. Beyond a semi-good performance from Jason Sudeikis, it was quite possibly the stupidest thing I've ever seen SNL produce. Yes, even worse than Fartface.

I'm not even going to blame January Jones for the episode. Yes, perhaps she shouldn't have accepted the invitation to host if she knew how limited her comic abilities were, but the writers just didn't even bother beyond "Oh, she looks like Grace Kelly! Let's make her fart!"

Overall score - N/A
(Can't bare to rate it.)

SNL Hosting Rumours

Okay, so important to note that these are rumours & have not been confirmed by anyone nor reported by any reputable publication, aside from one lone Twitter-er with just over 200 followers, so I can't vouch for how much truth there is to these.
But here it goes -

December 5 - Jake Gyllenhaal/50 Cent
December 12 - Jon Bon Jovi/Bon Jovi
December 19 - Derek Jeter/Jay-Z, Alicia Keys & Mr Hudson

So, I'm hoping JG is true because I think he did a good job last time. Last two, not so much!
Jon Bon Jovi's episode was horrible and the fact is his talents do not lie in sketch comedy.

And Derek Jeter? C'mon. I have no idea why he or Lorne would put us through that on the Christmas episode. Yeah, I know that the Yankees won the world series & I know that Empire State of Mind is his plate music so a Jay-Z/Alicia Keys appearance would be very convenient, but I just hate it as an idea.

What do you think? Do you hope these rumours are true? Do you believe them?
Who would you like to see host?

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Promo

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Lorne Michaels!

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Happy 65th Birthday to SNL head honcho Mr. Lorne Michaels!
Have a good 'un sir!

Monday, November 16, 2009

People's Choice Awards

Click here to vote in the People's Choice Awards.

SNL alum & occasional WU anchor Amy Poehler is nominated in the Favourite Comedy Actress category, I'm On A Boat is nominated in the Favourite Collaboration category while SNL favourite Andy Samberg is nominated in the Favourite Web Celeb category.
Cast your votes! (Also, throw Glee/Modern Family a few votes in Favourite New TV Comedy!)

Will Forte Reading at Celebrity Autobiography

Check out SNL's Will Forte reading from Tommy Lee's autobiography at the weekly comedy show Celebrity Autobiography.

Seth Meyers on Letterman

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Tune into Late Show with David Letterman tonight where SNL Weekend Update Anchor/head writer Seth Meyers will be appearing as a guest!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Thoughts on January Jones/Black Eyed Peas

What did you think of last night's show? A continuation in a series of good shows following Taylor Swift's or return to not-so-good form? How did January Jones fare? Best sketch/worst sketch?

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