The beautiful Christina Applegate will be hosting the upcoming new episode of Saturday Night Live with musical guest Passion Pit. This marks the first time Christina has hosted in 19 years, the last time being in 1993. This promo for the episode features Christina and SNL cast member Jason Sudeikis who, by the way, is lookin’ really good.
Check out the video here:
Daniel Craig hosted last night’s new episode of Saturday Night Live. I’ve been reading some reviews and while some of them seemed to think it was a dud overall, I actually enjoyed it. Daniel did a great job with the material he was given. Sometimes, the laughs just aren’t there. But there were definitely some hilarious stand out moments for me.
Of course, there was coverage of the presidential debate but the episode featured a surprise appearance from everyone’s favorite 8 foot tall yellow bird: Big Bird!
Watch our favorite video clips from the episode here:
Anytime the cast gets together to do their best impressions, you know it’s going to be a great sketch. Fred as Penny Marshall was so accurate it was creepy and newcomer Kate showed that she might be the next one to watch with her own spot on impression of Ellen.
Working Class Drama
This one wasn’t so funny as it was just about how happy I was to see Bill Hader. He was surprisingly rather absent from the episode. I don’t approve. His accent in this was hilarious.
This was by far the most out there sketch of the night and it delivered in laughs that were more out of shock than anything else. Fred displaying his crotch under a skirt for the world to see while sitting on Daniel Craig’s lap just does that to you I guess.
Big Bird Visits Weekend Update
Everyone was thrilled when Big Bird made a surprise appearance on Weekend Update to address Mitt Romney’s comments at the debate. Bobby’s face when he got a hug melted my heart.
The 2012 Creative Emmy Awards took place last night honoring the greatest achievements this year in television. Some of the standout winners include Wizards of Waverly Place, HBO’s Girls, the wonderful Jimmy Fallon for his episode hosting Saturday Night Live, and Smash.
The primetime Emmy awards will be airing September 23rd.
Check out the winners here:
Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series – Homeland, Showtime
Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special – Game Change, HBO
Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series – Girls, HBO
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series – Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men, CBS
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series – Jeremy Davies, Justified, FX
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series – Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live, NBC
Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming – Martin Scorsese, George Harrison: Living in the Material World, HBO
Outstanding Children’s Program – Wizards of Waverly Place, Disney Channel
Outstanding Reality Program – Undercover Boss, CBS
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series – Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife, CBS
The full list can be found here.
Season 38 of Saturday Night Live got off to a hilarious start last night. Host Seth MacFarlane was a fantastic host and effortlessly fit in among the cast. While there are always some duds among the night of sketches, overall Seth and the rest of the cast continued to make me laugh out loud the entire night. Then again, I wasn’t in Grenada but more on that later.
You can watch the videos and sketches from last night’s episode here!
Let’s start with Seth’s flawless opening monologue.
Seth included the inevitable by providing the audience with a glimpse of all of the voices he does from Family Guy. We all knew how talented he was but I had never thought he could transition from one voice to the other so effortlessly. He even provided us with a few other impressions including Kermit the Frog and Marty Mcfly. Did I mention he can also sing? Swoon.
Another great sketch of the night was Puppet Class. Although, Seth wasn’t who made this sketch as amazing as it was. The flawless Bill Hader stole the show with his portrayal of a disturbed war veteran. “No one was laughing out loud that day in Grenada. Many were saying OMG. Me? I was saying TTYL to my innocence.”
Another great one was Seth dropping by Weekend Update as Ryan Lochte. “It feels so weird to be dry.”
And then there’s Lids. A fun, dancey sketch taking place in a sports store that sells hats from different sports teams which would probably make good baseball or hockey gifts. Featuring special guest appearance by Psy.
What was your favorite sketch of the night?
That sound you hear is the sound of SNL fans across the globe sobbing while reading news that the King of Digital Shorts, Andy Samberg, will not be returning to Saturday Night Live next season. We’re going to miss him so much! Why didn’t he get a big send off like Kristen Wiig did in the season finale?
Read what he has to say about his future on the show here:
In one of his last appearances on the season finale of “Saturday Night Live,” a rapping Andy Samberg traded a rhyme with Chris Parnell that seemed loaded with underlying meaning: “On these New York streets I hone my fake rap penmanship / That’s how it began, and that’s how I’m-a finish it.”
This lyric from “Lazy Sunday 2″ was not only a bookend to the hit series of digital shorts that Mr. Samberg helped pioneer during his seven-season career on “S.N.L.”; it was also, as many had suspected, his farewell to that NBC late-night sketch series.
On Friday, Mr. Samberg confirmed that he will not be returning as a cast member on the next season of “Saturday Night Live.”
“It’s an incredibly emotional and strange moment in my life,” Mr. Samberg said Friday in a telephone interview. “Obviously it’s not a huge shock, but I did officially decide not to come back.”
Leaving the show was “one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made,” said Mr. Samberg, who added that he had come to this conclusion with some counsel from Kristen Wiig, an “S.N.L.” veteran who exited the show with a bittersweet Rolling Stones sing-along at the end of the season.
“She kept saying it just feels like it’s her time,” Mr. Samberg said. “I connect with that. Something about it just feels like it’s the moment. My contract’s up and I did so much more than I ever thought I would ever even do.”
Mr. Samberg left open the possibility that he and his Lonely Island partners might still contribute occasional shorts or other works to future “S.N.L.” episodes. “That’s the kind of thing that I really do hope happens,” he said.
With a coming schedule of roles in summer movies like “That’s My Boy” and “Celeste and Jesse Forever,” Mr. Samberg said he looked forward to dodging the now-inevitable questions about when he might return to “Saturday Night Live” as a host.
“Well, hopefully things will work out well enough that they’ll want me,” he said.
We hope he does decide to come back in the future. Where else will we see 90’s R&B songs with him and Justin Timberlake? Or even Michael Bolton?