11 posts tagged with saturdaynightlive by Etrigan.
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Saturday Night Live: Summer 2020 Off-season Catch-all  Season 0, Ep 0

A place for discussion of departures, arrivals, rumors, and extracurricular activities and other projects between Season 45 (the pre-pandemic / SNL At Home season) and Season 46 (the... well, who knows? season).
posted by Etrigan on May 15, 2020 - 5 comments

Saturday Night Live: SNL Season 43 Preview  Season 43, Ep 0

Vanessa Bayer is gone. Bobby Moynihan is gone. Rumor has it that the head writers are gone. Weekend Update has a summer gig.
posted by Etrigan on May 21, 2017 - 30 comments

SNL live posts?

The U.S. politics megaposts on the Blue get gummed up with live discussion of "Saturday Night Live" whenever it's new. Should we start treating these as Special Events, pre-posting them and directing traffic over here? [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on May 21, 2017 - 7 comments

Saturday Night Live: Russell Crowe / Margo Price  Season 41, Ep 17

Russell Crowe shows the world why he doesn't do more comedies. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Apr 10, 2016 - 14 comments

Saturday Night Live: Amy Schumer / The Weeknd  Season 41, Ep 2

Amy Schumer brings the noise in a tight stand-up monologue, and Weekend Update is finding its groove, but the rest is kind of limp. Considering that the host is a sketch artiste in her own right with plenty to say on her own show, the sketches are depressingly generic. Virtually any female guest host could have served as the overbearing friend at someone else's wedding shower, or a badly improv-ing Mary Todd Lincoln re-enactor, or even one of the flight attendants who fall out of the plane. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Oct 11, 2015 - 7 comments

Saturday Night Live: Miley Cyrus  Season 41, Ep 1

The 41st season premiere brings us Miley Cyrus hosting for the third time (and musical-guesting for the second), only one new cast member (Jon Rudnitsky), and a not-at-all-surprise cameo from Hillary Clinton. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Oct 5, 2015 - 8 comments

Saturday Night Live: Taraji P. Henson / Mumford & Sons  Season 40, Ep 18

A show that just felt... off, with a cold open that more or less just said "Kate McKinnon's going to be Hillary, so get used to her", a weird QVC sketch that didn't go anywhere, and two wheel-of-impressions sketches. On the plus side, a pretty strong Weekend Update that shows Colin Jost and Michael Che are comfortable with each other and the guest characters (including a lumpy Billy Crystal).
posted by Etrigan on Apr 14, 2015 - 14 comments

Saturday Night Live: Amy Adams & One Direction  Season 40, Ep 10

The Christmas episode hits Serial a few times and welcomes back Kristen Wiig and Fred Armisen, with all the good and ill that entails.
posted by Etrigan on Dec 21, 2014 - 21 comments

Saturday Night Live: James Franco & Nicki Minaj  Season 40, Ep 8

Minaj gets more screen time than expected, but Kate McKinnon gets less screen time than usual. Franco is more animated than usual, but the political bits are less animated than expected. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on Dec 7, 2014 - 10 comments

Saturday Night Live: Andy Samberg and St. Vincent  Season 39, Ep 21

The 39th season ends with a huge homecoming, two Digital Shorts, and a non-political cold open.
posted by Etrigan on May 18, 2014 - 42 comments

Saturday Night Live: Charlize Theron and the Black Keys  Season 39, Ep 20

A perfectly acceptable episode, using Theron well enough and featuring a Weekend Update guest we didn't know we've been waiting for since the 1970s. [more inside]
posted by Etrigan on May 11, 2014 - 15 comments

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