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Saturday Night Live delivers a few gifts before Christmas

By | December 20, 2010 at 3:53 pm | No comments

‘Twas the week before Christmas… and the folks at Saturday Night Live delivered some decent presents for this week’s holiday show. They also delivered a few socks ‘n’ underwear- caliber duds. The funny thing is, they seemed to wrap most of them the same. That is to...

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Saturday Night Live delivers laughs despite emphasis on Paul McCartney’s presence

By | December 13, 2010 at 11:09 am | No comments

Host Paul Rudd’s monologue on this week's Saturday Night Live was a bit of a self-fulfilling prophesy. Of course, when a Beatle is in the studio, you’ve got no delusions that you’re the center of attention. And if you’re a cast member, you probably feel you’re even...

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Robert De Niro typecasted on Saturday Night Live; funny at times

By | December 6, 2010 at 11:42 am | No comments

There’s a bit of irony in this week’s show. You’ve got an actor of Robert De Niro’s caliber hosting, one whose very reason for being a host is that his ability to deliver in comedies has proven so successful that audiences are flocking for thirds with “Little...

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Anne Hathaway, Jay Pharoah lead Saturday Night Live to a solid night of laughs

By | November 22, 2010 at 11:11 am | No comments

She awkwardly mumbles as the pseudo-“complex” Katie Holmes on the Miley Cyrus Show. She dons a Dorothy costume and Judy Garland’s voice to boot. She Brits-up as royalty-to-be Kate Middleton. She kicks up combat-booted heels as Alanis Morrissette. She busts out a thick...

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Anne Hathaway hosts SNL this week; why not watch her promos with Bill Hader?

By | November 17, 2010 at 4:43 pm | No comments

Fact: Actress Anne Hathaway has hosted Saturday Night Live once. She's doing it a second time this Saturday. Alec Baldwin, she is not. She's prettier, though. Check out her promos below with SNL'r Bill Hader. Right? Why not?...

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Jane Lynch shines in a solid Saturday Night Live episode

By | October 11, 2010 at 12:37 pm | No comments

From her very first line of her very first time hosting Saturday Night Live, Jane Lynch let us know that this was going to be truly fun episode to watch. She walked onstage with an unabashed “Wooooooo!” that wasn’t audible over the band, but was clearly heartfelt. She...

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Kanye West creates fun in an otherwise un-funny Saturday Night Live episode

By | October 4, 2010 at 2:56 pm | 2 comments

It doesn’t bode well for a legendary sketch comedy show when the most memorable part of an episode is the musical performance. Kanye West’s two sets on this week’s Saturday Night Live were simply stunning to see! It was like watching a music video… live. Of course, NBC...

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Saturday Night Live premiere relies on nostalgia, Amy Poehler, Katy Perry for laughs

By | September 27, 2010 at 11:02 am | No comments

The 36th season premiere of Saturday Night Live was pretty magical. Not in that hokey poetic way. I mean the show's overall impact relied on a bit of a slight-of-hand approach -- or as host Amy Poehler's husband Will Arnett might have said on Arrested Development, "It's an...

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Betty White is funny, yes, but can we stop with the whole 'it's funny because you'd never expect an old lady to say that' thing?

By | September 16, 2010 at 5:03 pm | 3 comments

I love Betty White. I really do. And not in that way that everybody loves her now because she was on Saturday Night Live and that Snickers commercial and Hot in Cleveland and that movie with Kristen Bell and whatever else. I love her because she was one-fifth of the main cast of...

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