Screen Junkies » SNL http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 05 Sep 2014 20:32:16 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Welcome Back Jason Sudekis’ Ted Lasso, Clueless American Soccer Coach http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/welcome-back-jason-sudekis-ted-lasso-clueless-american-soccer-coach/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/welcome-back-jason-sudekis-ted-lasso-clueless-american-soccer-coach/#comments Fri, 08 Aug 2014 20:19:50 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=263960 This might actually keep us interested in soccer after the World Cup.

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Soccer fans, soccer haters, and everyone in between can agree on one thing: fake American coach Ted Lasso is the shit. Since his “debut” last year for NBCSN’s soccer coverage. We all know that Jason Sudekis‘ Ted Lasso got canned at the fictitious end of lasts season, but now he’s in the booth, where he’s able to REALLY run his mouth. Where was he when we needed him for the World Cup?

For those unfamiliar with this devil of a character, here’s the original as well:

If he continues this trajectory, he’ll be head of the U.N. by this time next year.

“Secretary General Lasso.” That sounds right.

 

 

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Tracy Morgan Responsive But Still In Critical Condition After Multi-Car http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/tracy-morgan-responsive-but-still-in-critical-condition-after-multi-car/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/general/tracy-morgan-responsive-but-still-in-critical-condition-after-multi-car/#comments Mon, 09 Jun 2014 16:07:45 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=262088 No jokes here, folks. Not until we know he's recovering.

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Comedian/Actor Tracy Morgan, best known for his work on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock, is in critical condition after a multi-car wreck on Saturday morning that killed one of his fellow passengers.

Morgan was in a limo bus leaving a comedy gig in Delaware when the bus was apparently rear-ended up a drowsy Wal-Mart truck driver, causing the bus to flip. Three passengers, including Morgan, are in critical condition, and one passenger, 63 year-old comedian James McNair, was killed in the collision.

Police have arrested the driver of the semi that hit the bus, and he’s currently being held in lieu of bail.

Morgan remains in critical condition but has demonstrated some responsiveness. More details to follow as updates come our way.

FEEL BETTER, TRACY.

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Adam Sandler Said He Will Probably Never Host ‘SNL’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/adam-sandler-said-he-will-probably-never-host-snl/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/adam-sandler-said-he-will-probably-never-host-snl/#comments Thu, 29 May 2014 16:34:22 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261862 So there are some things he says "no" to, apparently.

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During an appearance on Norm MacDonald‘s podcast, Adam Sandler said he didn’t think he would ever host Saturday Night Live, saying that he was “slow” now, and he didn’t “know how good it would be.” Well, those are both very valid concerns to a normal person, but they sound like contrived excuses from the man who brought us Jack and Jill.

So if there were some of you out there, staring at the TV in anticipation, with a little pennant that said “Adam Sandler!” you’ll just have to get your fix from one of his terrible films, because you’re not going to see him return to his roots.

While it wasn’t discussed on the podcast, it warrants mentioning that Adam Sandler was fired from Saturday Night Live in 1995, so there could still be some bad blood there, even though he’s gone on to make billions of dollars kissing Paul Blart.

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SNL Alum Bill Hader To Develop HBO Comedy Series http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/snl-alum-bill-hader-to-develop-hbo-comedy-series/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/snl-alum-bill-hader-to-develop-hbo-comedy-series/#comments Thu, 22 May 2014 16:38:39 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261770 Have him be a police officer that has to drive around every week with Kevin Hart!!!

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Bill Hader, best known for his portrayal of the pan-sexual weirdo club kid Stefon on SNL, will be taking his talents to HBO to “create and star in a new comedy.”

So there.

Hader has kept busy since leaving the sketch comedy show, appearing in the upcoming IFC series American Documentary, Judd Apatow‘s Trainwreck, David Wain‘s They Came Together, and Skeleton Twins. Better add a full time starring and showrunning role in a TV series to that slate, Billy.

No details are given, but we’re guessing that HBO is still in damage mode after what they did to us a year ago with The Red Wedding. We need to laugh. Oh, how we need to laugh.

In case you’re wondering if HBO is going to run out of Sunday to air their shows…probably. But they’ll probably just make more, or have government stop work on all Mondays so that Mondays are Sundays, and Sundays are some other new day that’s also really good for HBO.

I haven’t worked out all the details yet.

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‘Intramural’ Trailer: A Sports Comedy By People Who Haven’t Seen ‘Dodgeball’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/intramural-trailer-a-sports-comedy-by-people-who-havent-seen-dodgeball/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/intramural-trailer-a-sports-comedy-by-people-who-havent-seen-dodgeball/#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:23:02 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=261003 Is this a reboot?

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Do you love inspirational sports films like Hoosiers and Rocky but often complain that not enough characters got hit right in the nuts? Then Intramural is the film for you. Assuming that you haven’t seen Dodgeball which really is pretty much the same movie with a more likable cast.

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Watch Chris Farley Perform ‘Matt Foley’ Three Years Before His SNL Debut http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/watch-chris-farley-perform-matt-foley-three-years-before-his-snl-debut/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/watch-chris-farley-perform-matt-foley-three-years-before-his-snl-debut/#comments Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:16:39 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=259433 "Diddley squat."

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If you thought Chris Farley channeled his inner motivational speaker only in his SNL years, you should see this video of the character taking shape back in Farley’s Second City comedy days.

It doesn’t appear to have had much of an evolution, which is just fine, because the character and sketch approach comedic perfection. And it rings true for all of us, because deep down, our darkest fear is living in a van down by the river.

Which river? Doesn’t matter. They’re all terrible.

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‘SNL’ Caves To Pressure And Hires A White Male To Anchor ‘Weekend Update’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/snl-caves-to-pressure-and-hires-a-white-male-to-anchor-weekend-update/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/snl-caves-to-pressure-and-hires-a-white-male-to-anchor-weekend-update/#comments Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:53:10 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=258905 Trailblazing.

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In news that shouldn’t really effect your life one way or another, SNL head writer, Colin Jost, has just been hired to replace Seth Meyers as “Weekend Update” anchor. He’ll join Cecily Strong behind the desk as they smirk their way through the news and laugh politely when Kenan Thompson comes by to play a “hilarious” character.

The Harvard alum has been with SNL since 2005 and took over as head writer in 2012. He’s also dating Rashida Jones. Just another example of him following in Seth Meyers’s footsteps. (NY Times)

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‘SNL’ Picks Up Two Black Female Writers As Well, Wants You To Shut Up About Lack Of Black Females Now http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/snl-picks-up-two-black-female-writers-as-well-wants-you-to-shut-up-about-lack-of-black-females-now/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/snl-picks-up-two-black-female-writers-as-well-wants-you-to-shut-up-about-lack-of-black-females-now/#comments Thu, 09 Jan 2014 02:39:37 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=258644 If you're a black female, congratulations, you've probably been hired by SNL recently.

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In a proactive move from Lorne Michaels, who is probably undergoing procedures to turn himself into a black female, SNL has picked up two black female writers. Their names are Leslie Jones and LeKendra Tookes. I’m going to pretend that “Tookes” is pronounced like the Yiddish “tuchus,” because I find that funny.

Anyway, both Tuchus and Jones was one of the finalists to be a cast member, but were picked over for Sasheer Zamata.

Hopefully, this is the end of my having to report the state of racial affair on sketch comedy shows, and we can all get back to complaining about how SNL isn’t funny anymore, regardless of the race and genders of its stars and writers.

Thanks in advance.

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SNL Offers Us The Trailer For A Wes Anderson Horror Film http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/snl-offers-us-the-trailer-for-a-wes-anderson-horror-film/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/snl-offers-us-the-trailer-for-a-wes-anderson-horror-film/#comments Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:46:51 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=257743 You'll be murdered with quirkiness and Kinks songs.

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The more films he puts out, the more Wes Anderson finds detractors pointing out that his schtick is wearing a little thin. Timeless (and not in a good way) fashion, songs that almost sound like nursery rhymes, and deadpan characters. I see how it could get a little tiring.

However, maybe a genre shift would allow him a reprieve from these accusations. He could still do all the Wes Anderson-y stuff, but he would just have to have some people get killed. NBD.

It’s worth it just for the title reveal.

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NBC Did Something Right Thanks To The Arcade Fire http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/nbc-did-something-right-thanks-to-the-arcade-fire/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/nbc-did-something-right-thanks-to-the-arcade-fire/#comments Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:43:15 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=257314 They did it on purpose too!

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Well, this was unexpected. NBC agreed to air something awesome. Of course, they waited until 1am Saturday night/Sunday morning but still… something awesome was broadcast to the nation on the National Broadcast Company. After appearing as the musical guest on the season premiere of SNL, Arcade Fire made things weird by launching into their own after-show concert special. Directed by Roman Coppola, the style of the special was made to ape the crap that followed SNL in the early 1980′s. Look out for cameos from James Franco, Rainn Wilson, Bono, Ben Stiller, Michael Cera, Bill Hader, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Schwartzman, Eric Wareheim, and Aziz Ansari.

More of this please, NBC. Please fill your late night programming with gonzo stuff.

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Jason Sudekis Waves Goodbye To SNL http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/jason-sudekis-waves-goodbye-to-snl/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/jason-sudekis-waves-goodbye-to-snl/#comments Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:59:23 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=256033 Effective immediately.

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Jason Sudekis, whose time remaining at SNL has been the subject of speculation since his movie career began to take off with Horrible Bosses, has let the world know that he won’t be coming back. In no uncertain terms.

He said to David Letterman, “I’m definitely done. I’m not coming back in the fall.” Good luck finding a grey area there, Sudekis-on-SNL-enthusiasts!

Sudekis leaves with Bill Hader, leaving SNL in the very capable, funny, arms of all those other people that I’ve never heard of. Up next for Sudekis is We’re the Millers, which looks pretty forgettable, as well as Horrible Bosses 2.

Way to plant that franchise flag, Jason! Looks like this guy knows what he’s doing!

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Seth Meyers To Take Over ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon’; Carson Daly Still Just Doing The Same Thing http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/seth-meyers-to-take-over-late-night-with-jimmy-fallon-carson-daly-still-just-doing-the-same-thing/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/seth-meyers-to-take-over-late-night-with-jimmy-fallon-carson-daly-still-just-doing-the-same-thing/#comments Mon, 13 May 2013 12:10:58 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=254827 Leno is leaving for real this time.

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With Jay Leno leaving The Tonight Show for real this time and Jimmy Fallon taking over those hosting duties, NBC has confirmed suspicions that Seth Meyers will replace Fallon as Late Night host. “It always seemed like a logical next move,” says the SNL veteran and Weekend Update host. “It was just competing with the very emotional idea of leaving a place I have been for a very long time. But if you are going to do that, it seems like you might as well just move a hallway or two.” Makes sense. He probably won’t even need to hire movers.

Meyers will wrap up SNL’s fall season before moving to Late Night this winter, and then probably return to SNL when Leno decides he’s not giving up The Tonight Show after all. (NY Times)

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Jason Sudeikis Isn’t Leaving ‘SNL’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jason-sudeikis-isnt-leaving-snl/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/jason-sudeikis-isnt-leaving-snl/#comments Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:09:55 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=250870 Still not ready for primetime.

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We’ve been left to wonder all summer whether or not Jason Sudeikis would return for the next season of SNL. During last season’s finale, Kristen Wiig was given an emotional send-off while Sudeikis looked pissed off in the wings. Next, Andy Samberg announced that he was leaving as well. That left us all to wonder what Suds was going to do.

And now, the word is in that he’ll return at least until January. Says Lorne Michaels:

“Jason is in,” Mr. Michaels, the show’s executive producer, said in an interview Tuesday night.

He was referring, of course, to Jason Sudeikis, the longtime cast member who, since the show’s finale last May, has been the subject of many rumors that he would be departing after seven seasons. Mr. Michaels said he was relieved to have the comedian back in the cast this season. [NY Times]

Is this due to the election? It seems so. As the show’s only white guy he is obligated to continue portraying Mitt Romney and Joe Biden. After that, all bets are off. He’ll have to be released eventually as demand for him to play the horny best friend in goofy comedies is at an all-time high.

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Who Besides Kristen Wiig Will Leave ‘SNL’? http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/who-besides-kristen-wiig-will-leave-snl/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/who-besides-kristen-wiig-will-leave-snl/#comments Tue, 22 May 2012 15:39:47 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=248838 Lorne Michaels might know but ain't sayin'.

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When SNL wrapped up its season this past Saturday, they ended with an emotional sketch sending off Kristen Wiig. It’s been widely speculated that Wiig would leave the show to pursue brighter pavilions. But what of the other cast members who were expected to hang it up?

The Wrap caught up with Lorne Michaels to discuss the fates of Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis. Michaels was especially vague when asked of any cast additions or departures.

“You never know,” Michaels said. “I think everyone gets through the season and just the level of fatigue by the end is just overwhelming, and it’s a very emotional time. I’ve had a rule since the second season, which is to not make any decisions in June. We’ll see in July.”

One cast member who has made mention of his intention to stay is Fred Armisen. He noted that he hopes to continue his work on both Portlandia and SNL as he has done for the past two seasons. Otherwise, he’ll have to find another outlet for his creepy genius.

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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly: Political Appearances On ‘SNL’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-political-appearances-on-snl/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-political-appearances-on-snl/#comments Mon, 16 Apr 2012 20:56:25 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=248149 Who says politicians can't be funny? Almost everyone.

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It’s looking like Mitt “Mittens” Romney is in position to take the Republican nomination this summer for the presidential election, which means that he’s got about six months to turn himself into one heckuva likable guy.

Of course, that means a mandatory stop on SNL to prove that he can laugh at himself.

What once was a charming, spontaneous act by some politicians has started to feel a little forced, like the show and the candidate are going through the motions.

That’s not to say that all the appearances have been duds, but any time you get a non-performer on stage to make people laugh, the results will be mixed. Here are a half-dozen examples of which way these cameos can go.

Don’t forget to vote this November.

Rudy Giuliani

In the late 1990’s and early 2000’s, SNL had a real problem. That problem was that the show couldn’t offer up an impression or spoof of a celebrity without having that celebrity on one of the shows to “confront” the cast member doing the impersonation. Even the first time I remember it being done (Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro), it felt forced and cheap, and every subsequent time more so.

Here’s an example of a bizarre funny sketch that at no point needed an appearance by the actual Janet Reno. Further, seeing her dancing doesn’t really do anything other than make my eyes bleed. Sure, she’s a good sport for sanctioning this mockery, but that doesn’t exactly make her funny, now does it?

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Looks like the burgeoning movie careers of Saturday Night Live cast members are forcing the show to hire some new faces for us to unfairly criticize (at least until they impress us with their Mitt Romney impressions). Splitsider reports that a range of hopefuls from New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles recently auditioned for Lorne Michaels, Seth Myers, and other producers.

It’s unclear how many new performers will join the cast or which performers will be departing, but it would make sense that Kristen Wiig would move on to more carefully chosen projects while Jason Sudeikis will take the horny guy role in literally every upcoming comedy.

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The 7 Worst ‘SNL’ Musical Performances Of All Time http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/the-7-worst-snl-musical-performances-of-all-time/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/the-7-worst-snl-musical-performances-of-all-time/#comments Tue, 17 Jan 2012 22:29:59 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=242711 Welcome To The Club, Lana Del Rey...

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Internet sensation Lana Del Rey performed on Saturday Night Live over the weekend, and her performance is being called one of the worst in the show’s long, long history. Though new to the music landscape, she had already been met with skepticism, with many feeling her indie credibility was largely manufactured, a position that was supported by her shoddy performance.

She was selected for the show due exclusively to buzz, as her output at the time of her selection consisted of a two-song web EP. As such, it would appear that Del Rey wasn’t prepeared for the gig. She appeared visibly nerous and seemed to make several mistakes during the performances, prompting no less than Brian Williams to write an email to Gawker panning her performance.

Here are a handful of other notorious SNL performances that would have undoubtedly upset Brian Williams as well.

Ke$ha

The performances here fall into two groups, largely. Performances by shitty artists that are as shitty as the artists themselves and performances by decent artists that are shitty. This performance is the former.

It’s unclear what makes Ke$ha a star, so I’m comfortable assuming it’s her eagerness to get on her back for everyone in the music industry, from record execs to the guys that sell bootleg t-shirts outside concert venues.

This performance would seem to support my theory, as this video defies all logic blending astronauts, patriotism, and lots of spectacle with a song that’s pretty much about being a drunk white trash whore.

This performance is exactly as good as it should be.

Sinead O’Connor

This will sound horribly jaded, but I find it quaint that, as recently as 1992, people were mortified by the fact that Sinead O’Connor tore up a picture of the pope at the end of her a capella rendition of “War,” urging the audience and viewers to “fight the real enemy.” What do you think would happen if someone like Adele tore up a picture of Pope Benedict next weekend? I would guess you would hear a hiccup, a squeaky fart, then some polite applause.

Adding to the haunting nature of O’Connor’s performance is Lorne Michaels’ now-infamous decision to not light up the applause sign, creating an even more uncomfortable silence all the way to commercial.

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Fox To Fight SNL With Cartoons http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/fox-to-fight-snl-with-cartoons/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/fox-to-fight-snl-with-cartoons/#comments Mon, 09 Jan 2012 17:00:56 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=241864 But will they measure up to TV Funhouse?

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Sick and tired of battling Saturday Night Live with dumbass sketch shows, Fox has devised a plan to get theyselfs a piece of the younger male audience. Cartoons.

Fox Entertainment President Kevin Reilly announced the new strategy at the TCA press tour over the weekend. He noted that one of the problems with the Fox Sunday night block of animated programming is that a lot of material is developed that could never work in prime-time. It only makes sense to air that stuff after Grandma goes to bed.

Adult Swim’s Nick Weidenfeld and Warren the Ape’s Hend Baghdad have been placed in charge of the new unit, which is expected to role out the new late-night Saturday slate in January of 2013. Fingers crossed that this awesome idea isn’t perverted into the animated adventures of Nick Cannon and Wanda Sykes. (Deadline)

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In Honor Of Schweddy Balls: 7 Movie And TV-Inspired Ben & Jerry’s Flavors http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/in-honor-of-schweddy-balls-7-movie-and-tv-inspired-ben-jerrys-flavors/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/in-honor-of-schweddy-balls-7-movie-and-tv-inspired-ben-jerrys-flavors/#comments Thu, 08 Sep 2011 20:33:17 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=227495 You know your balls taste great when an ice cream is named in their honor. Congratulations, Alec Baldwin!

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You know your balls taste great when an ice cream is named in their honor. Congratulations, Alec Baldwin! That’s right. Ice cream makers Ben & Jerry have concocted “Schweddy Balls,” a new flavor based off Baldwin’s famous NPR-skewering Saturday Night Live skit.

Ben & Jerry’s spokesman Sean Greenwood says, “We’ve always been a company that has had a sense of humor.” Sometimes, he said, they spend time discussing serious business and other times “we just do fun.” And what’s more fun than double entendre?

Schweddy Balls will be available for a limited time in about 30 percent of stores that carry Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. In honor of the new flavor, here are seven movie and TV inspired flavors that Ben & Jerry’s should totally make.

Truffle Shuffle

Get that gut jiggling in no time! Vanilla ice cream loaded with chunks of chocolate truffles and broken bits of Baby Ruth. You’ll have no trouble gaining access to the gate, but you might have some trouble fitting through it!

Everybody Loves Rum Raisin

This Italian-inspired gelato will take you home again. This creamy dessert boasts succulent rum-soaked raisins, so don’t plan on driving home from the scoop shop! Unless your brother is a cop.

The Human Centipede’s Fudge Tunnel

Wait until you wrap your lips around this Core Concoction. Based upon the hit film The Human Centipede, it’s three layers of vanilla, strawberry, and Asian green tea surrounding a column of dark German fudge. Perfect to share with friends!! You won’t be able to keep your mouth off of it.

Game Of Cones

Winter is coming. And it’s going to be delicious! This cold strawberry-swirled pint is packed with chocolate-coated waffle cone. Everyone is losing their heads about it.

Rocky Road Trip: Beer Pong

It’s time to hit the road to Flavor Country. This vanilla malt is overflowing with peanut butter, pretzels, and chocolate mice. Grab your brosefs and pledge that you love it. Proceeds from all sales go to paying DJ Qualls’ rent.

Total Reese’s-Call

There’s no way you can forget how delicious this recipe tastes. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and Reese’s Pieces blended together in red cocoa ice cream will simply take your breath away. Made exclusively with cream from three-uddered cows, your eyes will bug out for this taste of the future!!

Kramer vs. Krispy Kremer

Life is so full of tough choices. But there should be no difficulty picking your favorite ice cream. This glazed donut flavored treat is a no brainer. Heaping with generous amounts of rainbow and chocolate sprinkles, will it be your favorite? You be the judge!!

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Michael Bolton Is A Cinephile http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/michael-bolton-is-a-cinephile/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/michael-bolton-is-a-cinephile/#comments Sun, 08 May 2011 17:13:55 +0000 Joseph Gibson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=211080 According to this SNL Digital Short.

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Michael Bolton is probably most famous for providing the inspiration for a character’s name in Office Space. But after watching this music video from Andy Samberg et al, I think his designation as a “no-talent assclown” in that movie was a little unfair. Not only is he a good singer, but he does a pretty uncanny Al Pacino in Scarface!

It’s a pretty funny video, which should be no surprise given that the Digital Shorts are routinely the best part of “SNL” these days. Captain Jack Sparrow!

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Timberlake To Put “Dick” Into ‘SNL’ Season Finale “Box” http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/timberlake-to-put-dick-into-snl-season-finale-box/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/timberlake-to-put-dick-into-snl-season-finale-box/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2011 01:35:16 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=207868 Looks like mother-lovin' Justin Timberlake will host this year's final episode of "SNL."

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Wow, that title was a bit of a stretch. However, this Twitter-based rumor is far from it: looks like Justin Timberlake will host this year’s final episode of “SNL” on May 21st.

T-Lake’s been on”Saturday Night Live” so many times, I think they’re gonna finally give him the infamous “Official Steve Martin ‘SNL’ Hangout Guy Plaque.” So it makes sense to have him host the finale, which is typically a strong episode with a proven host. Last year’s May finale host was Alec Baldwin, and the year before was Will Ferrell. I’m sure Andy Samberg is already thinking about a Digital Short to end all Digital Shorts. I assume it won’t be a musical number of some kind.

How was this found out? The news was leaked via a Twitter conversation – not a Twitter war, sadly. Here’s what went down: an “SNL” follower wrote…

I didn’t realize that @nbcsnl isn’t back until May 7th!!! What am I going to do!? Is Tina Fey the season finale!? #SNL #aaahhhh

To which one of the show’s Twitterators replied:

Nope! We have Timberlake after that!

The tweet has since been deleted. However the box has been opened. The dick has been revealed, mother lovers. (Huffington Post)

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9 Ridiculously Funny Norm MacDonald Moments http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/9-ridiculously-funny-norm-macdonald-moments/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-lists/9-ridiculously-funny-norm-macdonald-moments/#comments Tue, 12 Apr 2011 23:19:39 +0000 Jame Gumb http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=206719 In honor of his new program, we've put together nine ridiculously funny Norm MacDonalnd moments. It's a great way to pad an article with Youtube videos.

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Tonight, Norm MacDonald’s new show, “Sports Show with Norm MacDonald,” premieres on Comedy Central. I’m big fan of Norm, so I’ll be turning in. After all, I’m not going to pass up a chance to watch the man who eviscerated the ESPY’s host his vary own sports show. And in honor of his new program, I’ve put together nine ridiculously funny Norm MacDonalnd moments. It’s a great way to look back at the offbeat humor that has fueled his career. It’s also a great way to pad an article with Youtube videos. Enjoy.

9. The White House Correspondence Dinner

When performing in front of someone as important as the President of the United States, most comedians would chose to play it safe. Not Norm. He chose to play it stupid. Not everyone got it, but considering the audience, that’s a good thing.

8. “Who Wants to be a Millionaire”

This clip isn’t really funny, but I put it on the list anyway. Why? Because it proves that while MacDonald might play a buffoon, he’s actually quite smart. Then again, it was celebrity week, so I’m sure the questions were dumbed down. Even so.

7. Weekend Update

Former NBC President Don Ohlmeyer was good friends with O.J. Simpson. As such, Norm’s constant O.J. jokes didn’t go over too well. It’s rumored to be the reason Norm was canned from SNL’s Weekend Update. Either way, his termination made for a hilarious exit-interview on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

5. Norm as Larry King

How do you make fun of a guy who makes as many random, nonsensical statements as Larry King? Bring in someone who is equally adept at making random, nonsensical statements.

4. The Moth Joke

I hope you like long-form humor as much as I do, or else you’re not going to like this clip.

3. Dirty Work – The Prison Rape Aftermath

Norm MacDonald is such a comedic genius that you don’t even have to be a fan of rape jokes to appreciate the humor in this scene from Dirty Work.

2. Chairman of the “Bored”

All and all, Norm was actually a pretty big asshole to Courtney Thorne-Smith during her interview with Conan O’Brien. But at least it made for one of the funniest interviews in the history of the show.

1. The ESPY Awards

Here it is; the mother of all Norm MacDonald clips. From O.J., to Jordan, to Elway, no athlete was spared. I wonder why ESPN never asked him back?

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Wayne And Garth Predict Oscars, Party Like It’s 1991 http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/wayne-and-garth-predict-oscars-party-like-its-1991/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/wayne-and-garth-predict-oscars-party-like-its-1991/#comments Mon, 07 Feb 2011 19:04:40 +0000 Dave Horwitz http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=25205 Dana Carvey hosted SNL this weekend, and Mike Myers joined him for the show's cold open, featuring a brand new installment of Aurora, Illinois' favorite public access show, Wayne's World.

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Dana Carvey hosted SNL this weekend. I think he did, although I could have just stepped into a halfway entertaining time machine and emerged in a bygone era of late night television. Mike Myers joined Carvey for the show’s cold open, a new(!) episode of Aurora, Illinois’ favorite public access show, “Wayne’s World.” The duo, looking every bit the same as the last time we saw them, recited their same old jokes in their same exact set. Seriously, do they have all the old sets and props in storage? Have they preserved Rob Schneider‘s Makin’ Copies-guys’ Xerox machine somewhere? Stupid question, it’s clearly in the Smithsonian. The duo ran down their picks for the upcoming Academy Awards, and made numerous dick jokes about Winter’s Bone, or as is Myers’ M.O., the same Winter’s Bone joke numerous times. The whole sketch, and episode, was mildly comforting and at the same time irritating, much like a childhood security blanket that’s gotten scratchy or threadbare from being washed too many times. It was fun to see that the jokes, sets, characters, and performers hadn’t changed a bit in 20 years, but that’s also what made it kind of a downer. (Slashfilm)

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Pee-wee Herman Has A Drinking Problem http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/pee-wee-herman-has-a-drinking-problem/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/pee-wee-herman-has-a-drinking-problem/#comments Mon, 17 Jan 2011 14:42:01 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=17188 Bad things always happen when Pee-wee leaves the playhouse.

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If you’re like me, the combination of the words “Gwyneth Paltrow,” “hosting,” and”Saturday Night Live” caused you to unplug your television until Sunday morning. Which means you missed this fun Digital Short starring Andy Samberg and Pee-wee Herman.

In the short, Samberg coaxes Herman off the milk-only wagon and learns that the beloved children’s entertainer has a bit of a problem. No, not that one. A drinking problem this time. Further proof that tequila changes a man. One minute your making ice cream soup with a room full of puppets, the next you’re assaulting police officers and respected news anchors. Totally reckless. Some drinking buddies are just bad for one another.

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Jesse Eisenberg To Become SNL’s Most Awkward Host Ever http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/jesse-eisenberg-to-host-snl-make-cast-extremely-uncomfortable/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/jesse-eisenberg-to-host-snl-make-cast-extremely-uncomfortable/#comments Sat, 15 Jan 2011 03:59:41 +0000 Geoffrey Golden http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=17050 He just keeps staring at Abby Elliot. Staring and staring and staring. And she knows he's staring.

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Watching Jesse Eisenberg‘s interview on Conan made me realize that playing awkward, darkly weird Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network may not have been that much of a stretch. Now he’s getting ready to host Saturday Night Live on January 29th. I’m imagining the very end, where everybody hugs each other, and Eisenberg refuses to be touched. He just keeps staring at Abby Elliot. Staring and staring and staring. And she knows he’s staring. So Abby decides to avoid him at the wrap party afterwards. He goes home early and punches a framed Zombieland poster on the wall. “What’s WRONG with me?!”

Of course, if that were the case, his show would still be a lot better than the January Jones episode.

Meanwhile, Dana Carvey will return to 30 Rockefeller Plaza on February 5th, which brings up an interesting question: really?

I know he’s an SNL legend, and Church Lady can (and should) kick all of Kristen Wiig‘s running characters’ asses, but usually hosts have something to promote or have been working recently. Eh, y’know, screw it. If Mike Myers is there and the whole episode is a giant Wayne’s World reunion, then I say, “party on, Dana Carvey!” *Plays Air Guitar* (TV Squad)

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Andy Samberg and Blake Lively Just Had Sex http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/andy-samberg-and-blake-lively-just-had-sex/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/andy-samberg-and-blake-lively-just-had-sex/#comments Mon, 20 Dec 2010 14:11:49 +0000 Col. Longshanks http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=12954 The Lonely Island is back with another SNL Digital Short, and like mature, grown men, they're boasting about their sexual conquests in song form.

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The Lonely Island is back with another SNL Digital Short, and like mature, grown men, they’re boasting about their sexual conquests in song form. They always manage to churn out a catchy beat with a glossy, rap cliché-riddled music video. Andy Samberg and Jorma Taccone take the verses this time around with Akon handling the infectious hook. If you look hard you can catch Akiva Schaffer, the third Lonely Island member, giving the the guys a pedicure. Let’s all scream this groove from the rooftops next time we’re lucky enough to lay with a girl, in the biblical sense.

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‘SNL’ Vid Picks: Shy Ronnie 2, Jon Hamm Does Best Cry Ever Guy http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/snl-vid-picks-shy-ronnie-2-jon-hamm-does-best-cry-ever-guy/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/snl-vid-picks-shy-ronnie-2-jon-hamm-does-best-cry-ever-guy/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 I don't watch "Saturday Night Live" anymore, but I do watch the popular videos that make their way to the web the following Monday. This week, Jon Hamm hosted with musical guest Rihanna. Of course Andy Samberg and Rihanna did a digital short sequel to "Shy Ronnie" entitled "Ronnie and Clyde." It's not as funny as the first, but Rihanna is hot and I like that she returns to the bank to snag hostage Jon Hamm so she can bang him. Jon Hamm also appeared in a sketch in which he parodies Best Cry Ever Guy. If you don't know who that is, shame on you for not being more addicted to the Internet. You can check out the original video here and then the 'SNL'-ized, Hamm-ized version after the jump.

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I don’t watch "Saturday Night Live" anymore, but I do watch the popular videos that make their way to the web the following Monday. This week, Jon Hamm hosted with musical guest Rihanna. Of course Andy Samberg and Rihanna did a digital short sequel to "Shy Ronnie" entitled "Ronnie and Clyde." It’s not as funny as the first, but Rihanna is hot and I like that she returns to the bank to snag hostage Jon Hamm so she can bang him.

Jon Hamm also appeared in a sketch in which he parodies Best Cry Ever Guy. If you don’t know who that is, shame on you for not being more addicted to the Internet. You can check out the original video here and then the ‘SNL’-ized, Hamm-ized version after the jump.

 

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Denzel Washington Does His Denzel Washington Impression http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/denzel-washington-does-his-denzel-washington-impression/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/denzel-washington-does-his-denzel-washington-impression/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 "Saturday Night Live’s" new cast member Jay Pharoah does an impeccable Denzel Washington. He did a sketch about Washington working retail as research for a part, and Pharoah totally captured Washington’s sound, his cadence, his laugh. Washington heard about that a lot as he spoke to reporters about his new movie, Unstoppable. The thing is, when I asked him if he heard the impression, he kind of started doing the impression back to me. He’s in a press conference with costars Rosario Dawson and Tony Scott. From the opening laughter to the way he turns the question around on me and tries to prod me, that’s exactly how Pharoah played it. After the jump, take a listen to an audio clip of Washington sounding very much like the "SNL" version of Denzel Washington.

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"Saturday Night Live’s" new cast member Jay Pharoah does an impeccable Denzel Washington. He did a sketch about Washington working retail as research for a part, and Pharoah totally captured Washington’s sound, his cadence, his laugh. Washington heard about that a lot as he spoke to reporters about his new movie, Unstoppable.

The thing is, when I asked him if he heard the impression, he kind of started doing the impression back to me. He’s in a press conference with costars Rosario Dawson and Tony Scott. From the opening laughter to the way he turns the question around on me and tries to prod me, that’s exactly how Pharoah played it.

After the jump, take a listen to an audio clip of Washington sounding very much like the "SNL" version of Denzel Washington.

 


Denzel Washington Does His Denzel Washington Impression – Watch more Funny Videos

Here’s the "SNL" sketch.

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Amy Poehler To Host ‘SNL’ Season Premiere; Jenny Slate May Get Sh*t-Canned http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/amy-poehler-to-host-snl-season-premiere;-jenny-slate-may-get-sht-canned/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/amy-poehler-to-host-snl-season-premiere;-jenny-slate-may-get-sht-canned/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Amy Poehler will host the 36th season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" on September 25 with musical guest Katy Perry. That's on a Saturday. Considering that everyone is either leaving (Will Forte) or getting fired (possibly Jenny Slate), the "SNL" alum and star of "Parks and Recreation" might have to calm the nerves of newbie cast members. Hopefully it won't turn out like last year's season premiere, in which Jenny Slate uttered the word "f*ckin'" on live television. You can't do that kind of stuff, Jenny Slate! Now her head is on Lorne Michaels's chopping block. I don't watch the show anymore, but I've been told by people who do that Slate is groan-worthy. If you're going to shoot off at the mouth like sailor you should at least get people laughing. Off with her head, Lorne! (Deadline)

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Amy Poehler will host the 36th season premiere of "Saturday Night Live" on September 25 with musical guest Katy Perry. That’s on a Saturday. Considering that everyone is either leaving (Will Forte) or getting fired (possibly Jenny Slate), the "SNL" alum and star of "Parks and Recreation" might have to calm the nerves of newbie cast members.

Hopefully it won’t turn out like last year’s season premiere, in which Jenny Slate uttered the word "f*ckin’" on live television. You can’t do that kind of stuff, Jenny Slate! Now her head is on Lorne Michaels‘s chopping block. I don’t watch the show anymore, but I’ve been told by people who do that Slate is groan-worthy. If you’re going to shoot off at the mouth like sailor you should at least get people laughing. Off with her head, Lorne! (Deadline)

 

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Will Forte Peaces Out of ‘SNL’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/will-forte-peaces-out-of-snl/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/will-forte-peaces-out-of-snl/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Sorry all you Fart Face fans, but the man behind the character you love so dearly is packing his fart face up and traveling on. Will Forte will not return to "Saturday Night Live" for the show's 36th season. Neither NBC nor Forte's people would offer a P.C. response as to why, but apparently the split is "amicable," like they always are according to lawyers. The actor is now free to pursue other projects that aren't on Saturday night or live. The question is, can he remain relevant in movies for long if he's not continuely exposed to fans on "SNL"? MacGruber didn't do him any favors. I think Forte's a funny guy and all, but he's not exactly a household name like Will Ferrell was when he decided to jump Lorne Michael's ship. Unless your household is particularly fond of twisted, weird-ass sketches. In which case, your family should have dinner together more often. (Movieline)

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Sorry all you Fart Face fans, but the man behind the character you love so dearly is packing his fart face up and traveling on. Will Forte will not return to "Saturday Night Live" for the show’s 36th season. Neither NBC nor Forte’s people would offer a P.C. response as to why, but apparently the split is "amicable," like they always are according to lawyers.

The actor is now free to pursue other projects that aren’t on Saturday night or live. The question is, can he remain relevant in movies for long if he’s not continuely exposed to fans on "SNL"? MacGruber didn’t do him any favors. I think Forte’s a funny guy and all, but he’s not exactly a household name like Will Ferrell was when he decided to jump Lorne Michael’s ship. Unless your household is particularly fond of twisted, weird-ass sketches. In which case, your family should have dinner together more often. (Movieline)

 

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