Posts Tagged ‘Saturday Night Live’

SNL – FINAL CAST RANKINGS, Part I

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE SEASON WRAP-UP   The last couple of years have seen most of SNL‘s veterans graduate from the show, including Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Seth Meyers. This forced the 2013-14 season into a state of rebuilding, something that long time fans know is simply part of the process. You’re…

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RYAN AND JASON VS SNL

RYAN AND JASON VS. SNL: LOUIS C.K./SAM SMITH   5 SKITS (3 HITS AND 2 SHITS)   THE HITS DYKE AND FATS In SNL land, 5 minute skits that should have been 3 minutes feel like they lasted for 30. And then there’s Dyke and Fats, a 2 minute skit that I could have watched for another 30,…

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Ryan and Jason vs. SNL

RYAN AND JASON VS. SNL: LENA DUNHAM/THE NATIONAL 5 SKITS (3 HITS AND 2 SHITS) THE HITS SCANDAL Sasheer Zamata gets her first lead role in a skit, and it’s…OK. Her straight-woman acting needs a little bit of work, as she is a little wooden, and too reliant on the cue cards. Maybe I’m underestimating…

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RYAN AND JASON VS SNL

RYAN AND JASON VS. SNL: JIM PARSONS/BECK 5 SKITS (3 HITS AND 2 SHITS)   THE HITS WEEKEND UPDATE: JEBIDIAH ATKINSON The writing’s on the wall. As SNL’s current funniest, most consistent character, Taran Kiliam’s Jebidiah Atkinson has begun his death march. The next time we see him, his schtick will start to wear a…

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RYAN AND JASON VS. SNL

RYAN AND JASON VS. SNL: JOHN GOODMAN/KINGS OF LEON 5 SKITS (3 HITS AND 2 SHITS)   THE HITS HALLMARK HOLIDAY COUNTDOWN Channels like the Hallmark Channel sure do have a lot of Christmas specials. Here’s a list of some of them. All of these both sound like jokes AND are probably in pre-production for…

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RYAN AND JASON VS. SNL

RYAN AND JASON VS SNL: BRUCE WILLIS AND KATY PERRY   5 SKITS (3 HITS AND 2 SHITS)  THE HITS 24 HOUR ENERGY DRINK When SNL commercials fail, it’s typically because they take one obvious premise, and then cram it with another obvious premise. Then you let the obvious jokes fall out, and you’re all…

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PopFilter Podcast 112

It’s draft time! This time, the friends attempt to put together the perfect SNL cast, including six actors and a host. One thing becomes abundantly clear: these three people have almost no similar opinions as far as Saturday Night Live goes.

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Ryan and Jason vs. SNL

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: Kristen Wiig/Vampire Weekend 5 SKITS (3 HITS, 2 SHITS) THE HITS TARGET LADY Despite being one of the greatest cast members of all time, Kristen Wiig doesn’t have a lot of strong recurring characters (the less said about Gilly, who only makes a brief appearance in the episode, the better). For some…

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Ryan and Jason Vs. SNL

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: VINCE VAUGHN/MIGUEL 5 SKITS (3 HITS, 2 SHITS) THE HITS ROUNDBALL ROCK How to Write an SNL Skit (High Concept Edition): “the higher the concept, the lamer the skit” is a rule with few exceptions, particularly for skits positioned earlier in the show. This concept, in which we flashback to see John…

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Ryan and Jason vs. SNL

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: MELISSA McCARTHY/PHEONIX 5 SKITS (3 HITS, 2 SHITS)   THE HITS WEEKEND UPDATE: DRUNK UNCLE I love the Drunk Uncle bit, but this one has the added benefit of being on an episode that was already pretty funny. I know that SNL has a reputation for killing the fan-favorite sketches in an…

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