Saturday, April 24, 2010

Gabourey Sidibe/MGMT - Thoughts

Post your thoughts on tonight's show after its aired!
Did Gabby live up to the high expectations set by the awesome promos? Best sketch? MVP of the show? Any surprise guests?
Comment, comment, comment!

Gabourey Sidibe SNL Promo #2

Love it. Side note - has Kenan slimmed down a lot?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wow! Gabourey Sidibe came out of nowhere and easily gave one of the best read throughs of the year."
-Contrirbuting SNL writer Mike Drucker

More proof that this weekend's episode is gonna be legendary!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Just FYI-

My Tumblr is currently inactive due to the fact that Internet Explorer is not permitting me to access the dashboard. Every time I open Tumblr, I get a HTTP 400 Bad Request, so until that decides to fix itself, I won't be posting on Tumblr.

If any one wants to let me know how I might fix this problem, please share in comments!

Gabourey Sidibe Promo

Oh, you guys, these promos look so promising! =)
"When I was in school, all the kids called me Precious."
"It's okay. Take off your pants."

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Will Forte & Kristen Wiig on WWE RAW


Ryan Phillippe/Ke$ha SNL Ratings

The Ryan Phillippe and Ke$ha’s preliminary 5.2 household rating on Saturday Night Live was about 10% below last week’s Tina Fey hosted episode, but about 10% above the average for new SNL’s this season.

In late-night metered-market households Saturday night SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, hosted by Ryan Phillippe and featuring musical guest Ke$ha (5.2/13 in metered-market households) dominated the time period, delivering the #1 rating of the night in metered-market households ahead of all primetime telecasts on all the major networks. In the 25 markets with local people meters, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE averaged a 3.1/13 in adults 18-49 and was the night’s #1 telecast.

People must love Ke$ha ‘cause I know that Ryan Phillippe isn’t bringing in an extra 10% of viewers by himself.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Will Forte & Kristen Wiig Hosting Tonight's WWE RAW

Kristen Wiig, Will Forte & Ryan Phillippe are hosting tonight's WWE RAW, promoting the upcoming MacGruber which stars WWE stars Chris Jericho and Mark Henry. I don't imagine that there are many readers who are fans of both wrestling and SNL, but if you are, tonight's your lucky night! I'll try post pictures tomorrow.
Last week, an SNL panel moderated by Jimmy Fallon, Lorne Michaels had a lot of interesting things to say. Check out some of these quotes from the panel, as taken from The Huffington Post.

On the indelible political characters that make the show famous, like Will Ferrell's George W. Bush and Tina Fey's Sarah Palin:

I think the secret always is to make them likable. They're always charming. You can't get laughs if the writing is just sad and you're pointing out a) that you have a strong opinion b) that you're really smart and c) people should agree with you.
On being mainstream:

When you leave NYC and LA and you realize how important the show is, [for] people who are not on the grid and can just check in on it...You're always aware you're doing it for the country. Unless you reach the middle of the country you haven't really succeeded.
On starting out:

We used to make the cast watch the show. In the first season, we used to watch it at noon on Monday and it was bleak...The only person who I knew loved watching the show when we'd come in on Monday was Jon Lovitz.
Where does Lorne find cast members?

We were in Chicago for three days, then LA, then there are submissions. Basically the people who want to audition know where we are now. Most people who audition are standing in homebase. Some people wilt under the pressure. That's not a good sign, because that's the number one job requirement. We don't bring anyone in we don't think has a good chance at succeeding, or else it's awkward at the after party.


I think for most people who do the show it's their first professional job. I think stage experience is essential. Not necessarily theatrical, just being on the stage. It's a job you learn once you get there. There isn't a sure route to it.

On Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer's pitches for SNL Digital Shorts:

The gentleman come in early with their idea, like Friday afternoon.

As a kid, what did he dream of becoming one day?

Vaguely in the second grade I thought I was going to be a movie star. If I had been asked the question I would have said "lawyer."

Will SNL last?

[Yes]. It's a legacy thing at NBC. They've always supported the show, particularly in recent years.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Ryan Phillippe/Ke$ha

What did you guys think of last night's show? Favourite sketch? Least favourite sketch? How did Phillippe fare? How did dollar-sign girl do?
Comment, comment, comment!