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Learn Who Hosts The
Last Three SNLs Of 2006!!

I am – Hercules!! Matthew Fox (“We Are Marshall”), Annette Bening (“Running With Scissors”) and Justin Timberlake (“Alpha Dog”)! Look! A press release!
“SNL” PRESENTS THREE LIVE EPISODES BACK-TO-BACK WITH HOSTS FROM THE BIG AND SMALL SCREEN AND A MUSIC SUPERSTAR "Lost" Star Matthew Fox hosts with "Greatest Band on Earth" Tenacious D on December 2 Award-Winning Actress Annette Bening hosts December 9 with Superstar Gwen Stefani "SNL's Bringing Justin Back:" Timberlake Does Double Duty as Host & Musical Guest December 16 NEW YORK – November 27, 2006 – NBC's "Saturday Night Live" warms up December with top-tier talent from screens big and small and music superstars. On December 2, star of the Emmy-winning hit show "Lost" Matthew Fox hosts the show with musical guest – the greatest band on Earth – Tenacious D (Jack Black & Kyle Gass). In addition to his work on "Lost," (for which he won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble) Fox is known to millions for his work on the successful drama "Party of Five." He will next star opposite Matthew McConaughey in the anticipated film "We Are Marshall." Joining Fox as musical guest is the platinum-selling duo of Jack Black and Kyle Gass – Tenacious D, the self-proclaimed "Greatest Band on Earth." The comedy-folk-metal pair will perform selections from their latest album "The Pick of Destiny" which serves as the soundtrack to their recent feature film of the same name. Currently on tour, The D will play New York's legendary Madison Square Garden this week just prior to their appearance at SNL – where they have rocked before – both as a featured act and supporting Jack Black's hosting stints. On December 9, it's a pair of leading ladies headlining SNL – Oscar and Emmy nominee Annette Bening with musical guest Gwen Stefani. One of the most celebrated actresses working today, Bening makes her SNL debut. She is currently earning raves for her work in "Running With Scissors." She received Academy Award nominations for her work in "Being Julia," "American Beauty" and "The Grifters." She has starred in a wide variety of films from "Bugsy" and "Love Affair" opposite husband Warren Beatty to "The American President," "Regarding Henry," "Mars Attacks" and "Open Range" "Richard III" and "Valmont," to name a few. She was recently nominated for an Emmy for her work opposite Sir Ben Kingsley in the HBO film "Mrs. Harris." Making a return appearance to SNL with Bening is Gwen Stefani. Stefani will perform from her forthcoming sophomore solo release "The Sweet Escape," the follow up to her quadruple-platinum debut "Love. Angel. Music. Baby.," which included the hits "Hollaback Girl" and "What You Waiting For?" The first single "Wind It Up" is currently rising up the charts. Finally, on December 16, Justin Timberlake returns to SNL to once again do double duty as host and musical guest after his memorable turn in 2003 (which featured Timberlake as a singing omelet, as well as impressions of Jessica Simpson, Robin Gibb and Ashton Kutcher). Timberlake is among several prestigious artists including Paul Simon, The Rolling Stones, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Sting, Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Queen Latifah, Janet Jackson and most recently Ludacris to serve as both host and musical guest. Grammy winner Timberlake's current multi-platinum release "FutureSex/LoveSounds" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album charts where it continues to sit in the Top Ten. His first two singles, "SexyBack" and "My Love" have both been No. 1. Timberlake will kick off a world tour in 2007 and will be seen in the feature film Alpha Dog (from Universal) on January 12. "Saturday Night Live," is from SNL Studios in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels. Steve Higgins produces. Marci Klein and Mike Shoemaker are producers. Head writers are Seth Meyers, Paula Pell and Andrew Steele. Don Roy King directs.

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  • Dec. 2, 2006, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Can not stand TimberFake

    by borisF

    I will not watch that one with BrinningShittyBack. What can you do?

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 12:23 a.m. CST

    The Barry Gibb Talk Show

    by Darth Fabulous

    As much as I think JT is a douchebag, his Robin Gibb to Jimmy Fallon's Barry Gibb was pretty good as part of the hilarious Barry Gibb Talk Show sketch back in 2003. It's too bad Fallon still isn't on the show, because I would love to see a reprise of that sketch..."talkin' bout chest hair, talkin' bout crazy cool medallions...talkin' it up, (talkin' it up) on the Barry Gibb Talk Show". Funny shit man...

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 12:32 a.m. CST


    by MaulRat

    ..... I was about to say that ;)

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 12:42 a.m. CST

    Eh, kinda crappy!

    by Orionsangels

    Bening and Stefani are gonna compete like most women do,

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 12:43 a.m. CST

    Fallon came back to reprise Barry Gibb...

    by zacdilone

    ...maybe he'll do it again. That's pretty damn funny stuff. "I'M BARRY GIBB!!"

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 12:44 a.m. CST


    by George Newman


  • Dec. 2, 2006, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Annette Bening & Justin Timberlake =

    by El Scorcho

    me puking... Fucking ICK.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 1:16 a.m. CST

    Darn you, Michael Bay!

    by SingingHatchet

    You know the drill, suckas!

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 1:38 a.m. CST

    All monologues to be based on Shermdawg posts...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    Or not...

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 2:03 a.m. CST

    Jimmy Fallon..

    by EyeofPolyphemus

    ...does not have a whle lot else going on right now.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 2:41 a.m. CST

    No LOST parody please...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    Because it's TOO obvious and probably wouldn't even be funny.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 2:55 a.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    Not crazy 'bout T-lake, but he has had some good sketches.<br><br>I still don't understand why Fox is hosting NOW, instead of February when Lost comesback. btw, did ya know he's supposedy in the next Rambo? WTF? Why's he getting more exposure than Holloway???<br><br>I don't how old Annette Benning may be, or who she's married to, se's still a hottie in my books. The Grifters? :) Also, my girl Parvati on Survivor (sooooo fucking hot) reminds me of her when she was younger for some reason.<br><br>I doubt none of these will surpass or even match Baldwins turn a few weeks back, and if I was Lorne, I woulda had T-lake and The D on the same show, but, that's just me.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 7 a.m. CST

    You can't deny that

    by Lenonn

    You can't deny that Timberlake as Jessica Simpson was pretty hilarious when he originally hosted.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 7:59 a.m. CST

    this has been...

    by Buzzsawlenny

    a pretty good season thus far too bad they r tanking it at the end..the alec baldwin one was good (i was in sweaty balls dammit)the ludacris one was decent (hes talkin but that ass) but justin fuckin timberlake? do the gibbs or its a fucking wash

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 8:13 a.m. CST

    LOST parody

    by zacdilone

    They should make EVERY skit a LOST parody. It would be easy--just make sure each skit frustrates the hell out of you.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:21 a.m. CST


    by Cotton McKnight

    I guess I pissed off the wrong person.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Anyway, I haven't been encouraged by SNL this year..

    by Cotton McKnight

    They really need a star, but they don't have any. They just have a bunch of supporting players right now. Makes you long for the days of Jimmy Fallon.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:32 a.m. CST


    by CZ

    I have no love for Ti8mberlake's music, but the last time he hosted they got him in a hot dog suit and that was pretty damn awesome.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Timberlake? Really?...

    by DanielKurland

    Benning, is great, but get like fucking Kristen Bell or ANYONE from the Office or Studio 60 to host instead.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Annette "Being"?

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    Is that like a reverse Being John Malkovich? But all jokes about Harry's typo aside, I've actually enjoyed elements of this season's SNL more than just about any in the past few seasons. Sure, most of the sketches still blow, but at least some of them are funny, lol. This is a marked improvement.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 12:28 p.m. CST

    I guess it's a good service posting the hosts..

    by Rinse

    in advance so I can forget about SNL entirely instead of checking who the host is each week out of curiosity. Not sure if it qualifies as "cool", tho. ...The only host this season that made me watch (in rerun, actually) was Hugh Laurie. Justin Timberlake? No, thanks.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 12:43 p.m. CST

    pull the plug

    by reckni

    seriously, spare us, spare us all!

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 12:59 p.m. CST

    Hate to admit, but I kind of like Justin Timberlake...

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    I'm 33, listen to everything from hip-hop to metal to the Beatles to classical to jazz, I hate, hate, hate boy bands and hated N Sync, and yet I like this guy. No matter what you may think of the final product, he takes chances few others take in pop music, he fucks incredibly hot women, and his candor about topics ranging from Kanye West to Taylor Hicks cracks me up. Of course those Timbaland beats don't hurt either... Feel free to bash me for this, but I feel no need to pretend to be like the cool kids here and say I hate him, 'cuz I don't.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Letterman and Daily Show can book Tom Waits this week..

    by 2for2true

    ....while SNL gets stuck with Jack and Kyle's horseshit. Loren, please extract your head from Alec Baldwin's ass.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 2:31 p.m. CST


    by colematthews

    Word. The guy gets a lot of hate, but I think most of it is jealousy. And he was funny as shit when he last hosted. However, nothing will top Baldwin's ep. from a couple weeks ago. The one-two punch of Britney with her divorce lawyer ("Kevin said he was mad ups into shorty tigers, y'all" and "It was a nightclub where you could take your pitbull?" "No, it was a nightclub FOR pitbulls. And y'all, it lost money! Pitbulls don't have wallets! Dang!")and then the genius carpooling sketch. "Bobby McFerrin raped my grandmother."

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 2:34 p.m. CST


    by colematthews

    Tom Waits is the kind of guy that about 3 people enjoy, and seeing him on SNL isn't going to be some life-changing musical event, anyway. With the D, you get the funny (whether you agree or no), plus you know they can get thrown into at least a sketch or two, not so much with Waits.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 3 p.m. CST

    Carpooling sketch was funniest of year...

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    "Bobby McFerrin raped my grandmother" almost caused me to piss myself, lol.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Only die hard fans get the Ten. D movie.

    by warp11

    And that's why it rocks.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 4:29 p.m. CST

    Carpooling sketch

    by zacdilone

    It figures that one was funny. It was a re-work of one that Kristen Wiig did with The Groundlings. It would be too much to ask for the SNL writers to come up with something that funny.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 4:56 p.m. CST

    And 'Living in a van down by the river' was a reworked

    by Alonzo Mosely

    2nd city sketch, and there are a bunch of others, going back to the very first season. Taking exisiting polished material and using it as a way to get airtime is a hallowed tradition at SNL.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 6:13 p.m. CST

    it's "too bad Fallon still isn't on the show"

    by wash

    My brain almost exploded reading that. It's about as incomprehensible as seeing a 160 lb Harry Knowles.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 7:12 p.m. CST

    Wow, they must really like Timberlake

    by blondeman

    The last show of the season is almost always hosted by someone that has done the show before and whom everyone gets along with...pretty impressive to be asked to host and be the musical guest. I have not really liked him on the show before, but they must see something in him. At the very least I guess he isn't a dick. I hope Cameron Diaz shows up at some point.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Jesus Christ Come Back And Host The Show

    by PervOmatic

    It still wouldn't get me to watch it. I've tried to give the show a chance this year, because I figured that once they dumped that hack, Tina Fey, it had to get better. It is still stuck in the same pathetic rut with writing aimed at thriteen-year olds. Fart jokes aren't my thing...sorry guys. This show still sucks.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 7:25 p.m. CST

    The LOST sketch should be

    by blondeman

    The obvious joke would be for Matt Fox to get on Lorne's private jet from Hawaii to NY and for it to crash on an island populated by all of the former hosts who have disappeared from celebrity. Think of the cool cameos they could do: Robert Hays, Bernadette Peters, Mr. T, Tony Danza, Justine Bateman, Judge Reinhold, Fred Savage, Patrick Swayze, Jason Priestley, Tom Arnold, Luke Perry, Jason Patric, Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Tom Green…. It would be like the reverse of ‘Nth Timers Club’ that Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin are in.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Sorry, until they get rid of Sanz, I'm not watching.

    by Kraken

    He may be a friendly guy, but he's a black hole of funny. I don't know when it became popular to laugh at your own horrible comedy, but this guy has it down to an art. When he's on the screen, it's the comedy equivalent to nails on a chalk board for me. I tell you what, when they hire the guys that run Adult Swim to write for SNL... let me know and I'll tune in.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Cotton McKnight

    by TheRealRatigan

    I can long for the days of Jimmy Fallon, but no matter how bad the show is, nothing could make me long for Jimmy Fallon. "The Barry Gibb Talk Show" WAS funny. So Jimmy Fallon was funny on Saturday Night Live, once. Once, as in one time. On "The Barry Gibb Talk Show". Maybe if he ever hosts the show again, somebody will take the stage and put him in his place, just like Peter Griffin did.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Somebody forgot to tell Kraken...

    by TheRealRatigan

    but they got rid of Sanz.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Theres a great Sanz replacement out there.

    by Shermdawg

    Y'know that hefty Latino comic that always on Comedy Central that looks like a giant chipmunk and he always does that bit where he takes his girlfriend to the mall and she looks on the map and it says "You are here" and she's all like "HOW DO THEY KNOW???". That guy would be great on SNL.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 9:38 p.m. CST

    cruel kingdom and anoyone else who admits JT ain't bad.

    by soup74

    i, too, am 32, and play in a semi successful punk/indie band. I can also appreciate that justin timberlake (although a product of a boy band) has musicial skill. he works with good producers (which is admirable in itself.) He has a good voice and an ear for 'hits.' He also seems like a pretty likable and funny guy, so count me in for the second Justin SNL episode.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 9:44 p.m. CST

    Timberlake is a douchebag wigger Disney alum

    by Itchy

    but give the man his props. He hit Britney in his prime, probably tapped Christina Aguilera, and has a free parking pass to Cameron Diaz' pooper. Not bad.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 10:23 p.m. CST

    So it really looks like Forte is done doing Bush...

    by DanielKurland

    I respect them for trying to change something up.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Did Forte lose the Bush gig because he stunk or...

    by Shermdawg

    is it because this may be his last season? Honestly though, he was better at Bush than Sudeikis. But thats not saying much.<br><br>I still think Seth would make a great G.W.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 10:28 p.m. CST

    Kristin is such a babe.

    by Shermdawg

    I had to be the first to mention that this week. :P

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 10:33 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    I know a Kristin, and I keep getting mixed up on who have i's and who have e's.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 10:33 p.m. CST

    This is a good monologue...

    by DanielKurland

    Here's to a good show.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Oh man, Michael Richards spoof...

    by DanielKurland

    This will be messy.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 10:35 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    Another great impression from Hader.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Two focuses on Michael Richards?...

    by DanielKurland

    I don't know about that...

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Remember when only thing good on CNN Headline News was

    by Shermdawg

    Sophia Choi? Ah, those were the days.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 10:39 p.m. CST

    A good Kramer Vs. Kramer joke...

    by DanielKurland

    "Only 'n-word' I'd call you is nice"

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 10:40 p.m. CST


    by Guerilla_Films

    "joined the merchant marines" HA! and the music and PO5 reference was great. one more show, btw DAWSON'S CREEK: katie holmes (dave matthews band), josh jackson (backstreet boys) and van der beek (everlast) all hosted, but not Michelle Williams...weird.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Amy Poehler really has become a talented cast member...

    by DanielKurland

    What a silly moustache on Fox!

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 10:45 p.m. CST

    The moustache didn't look all that bad.

    by Shermdawg

    It certainly doesn't come close to Hulkster's Fumanchu, but it was a good look for the guy. If Lost is canned he could use that look over on Jericho or sumthin'.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Why? Why continue this stupid skit?

    by Shermdawg

    Next you'll tell me The Noonies are returning.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Sorry Dude. Nobody Cares About SNL

    by msspurlock

    It should've been cancelled in the 80s.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Fox is doing great...

    by DanielKurland

    I'm really enjoying this ,and usually I'd hate a sketch like this techno one.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 10:49 p.m. CST

    there's an article with Kennan in a magazine

    by Guerilla_Films

    where he says that in order to stay this year, the SNL folks are pushing him to come up with "a character" like meyers did with Wayne World...something they can market. This, aint it...

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 10:52 p.m. CST


    by zacdilone

    First, a lame one-joke Presidential news conference skit (I guess things in Iraq aren't going so great), then a Nancy Grace, and now a Deep House Dish. If there was ever a trifecta of evidence that SNL has gone to shit, there it is.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 10:54 p.m. CST

    C'mon zac

    by Shermdawg

    Grace was teh bomb.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 10:57 p.m. CST

    If they had to do a Lost sketch...

    by DanielKurland

    I'm glad it's this type of route, rather than them being on the island. And Armisen is great..."Gwenyth's head in the box."

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 10:57 p.m. CST

    "Nightmares plus trees" "Others are ghosts"...

    by DanielKurland


  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:02 p.m. CST

    But, there was no ending.

    by Shermdawg

    Just like 97% of all SNL sketches, there was no payoff.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:06 p.m. CST

    two Aint it Cool talkbackers won a contest to play snl?

    by Guerilla_Films

    wow. this is a really bad musical performance.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:07 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    good one

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:09 p.m. CST

    I'm guessing "Pick of Destination" will be the 2nd song

    by Shermdawg

    But I'd give anything for a Tribute performance.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Pick of Destination?

    by DanielKurland


  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:11 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg


  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Pick of Destination=Pick of Destiny

    by Shermdawg

    The song they played on Dave and Conan a few weeks ago.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:12 p.m. CST

    oh my....

    by blacklodgebob

    Tonight's ep. is pretty bad. I never thought I would turn off the D, but it happened. However, The smoke monster: "Nightmares plus trees." that was classic.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:15 p.m. CST

    "Kramer please!"

    by Shermdawg

    Can us Cracka's use that phrase?

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:15 p.m. CST


    by TheRealDilbert27

    There's a Kramer! Look, there's a Kramer up there! Elvis was a hero to most, but he never meant s**t to me.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:15 p.m. CST

    shermdawg, it's "KRAMA"

    by Guerilla_Films


  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Wiig has such good facial mannerisms...

    by DanielKurland

    Give her more!!

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Kramer versus Krama

    by TheRealDilbert27

    Krama, please.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:16 p.m. CST

    enough with the female ARCHIE BUNKER

    by Guerilla_Films


  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:17 p.m. CST

    I Would like to Wiigle in her

    by TheRealDilbert27

    She is the holy grail for AICN talkbackers. Funny and sexy!

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Aunt Linda

    by biscuit turner

    I love Aunt Linda!

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:18 p.m. CST


    by TheRealDilbert27

    You atheistic pinko meathead!

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:19 p.m. CST

    lol, you point out my use of Kramer, but...

    by Shermdawg

    you don't say a thing about "Cracka's"???

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:20 p.m. CST

    "Big as a slice of New York pizza"...

    by DanielKurland

    This is a nice rant. And Seth's angry squint at the end of each joke is great.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:18 p.m. CST

    this editorial

    by biscuit turner

    This Amy Poehler editorial is saving Weekend Update.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:21 p.m. CST

    "global warming? You decide"

    by Guerilla_Films

    Email forward in the making. T his year's LAZY SUNDAY. Reminded me a bit of Maher's "New Rules"

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Baby factory

    by TheRealDilbert27

    Yeah, it looked pretty gross. It might appeal to redheaded morbidly obese website owners, but not me!

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:23 p.m. CST

    I'll admit that this episode isn't great...

    by DanielKurland

    But it's had me laughing a lot. Maybe I'm just in a good mood. Matthew Fox is barely getting used though.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:24 p.m. CST

    I don't think I've ever laughed so hard at Maya before!

    by Shermdawg

    Tht Whitney bit was AWESOME!

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:26 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    I OBJECT!!! ;)

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:26 p.m. CST

    You seen this?

    by TheRealDilbert27

    Damn funny, say it ain't! Sheesh, Krama!

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:26 p.m. CST

    This sketch wants to channel Colonel Angus...

    by DanielKurland

    Or at least that's what it looks like.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Mountain Man sketch

    by Shermdawg

    This is great!

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Nice sandwich

    by TheRealDilbert27

    Those two. Wiig and Poehler.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:29 p.m. CST

    This has become much better than I thought...

    by DanielKurland

    This should have aired when Kenan's sketch did.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Let's see

    by TheRealDilbert27

    Poehler and Wiig's baby factories!

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:30 p.m. CST

    "Git em!"

    by DanielKurland

    And then they run. Funny stuff.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:29 p.m. CST

    mountain man

    by Flux_brown

    was one of the best sketches i've seen in a while...and, by the way, hi guys!

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:31 p.m. CST

    It's sad that Fox had to read cue cards...

    by Shermdawg

    for the last half of the sketch.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Okay, have you seen this?

    by TheRealDilbert27 /seinfeld-recut.html

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:33 p.m. CST

    I mean, how hard is it to say...

    by Shermdawg

    "I'm married, and I object to the course that this sketch has taken."

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:35 p.m. CST

    sherm...maybe he didn't know WHEN that line was said?

    by Guerilla_Films

    cue cards are less with the actual lines (although they are often re-written), and more about with the constant re-writing WHEN certain plot points are met...

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Col Angus

    by biscuit turner

    I thought that's where they were headed too. Anyway, this math whiz/history buff thing has promise but it's pretty mediocre.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:42 p.m. CST

    He didn't say that line at all.

    by Shermdawg

    He could have improvised everthing after the reveal, which the rest of the gang seemed to be doing, instead, nope, "I'll just stare offscreen".

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:41 p.m. CST

    I'll drop this now

    by biscuit turner

    But I really want somebody to on AICN to give a movie a "Ghaa" and an "Oh, Brother."

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:47 p.m. CST

    God, that gives me flashbacks to that

    by Shermdawg

    first Timothy Zahn Star Wars book where Luke discovers hot chocolate.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Shermdawg, you're right, but...

    by DanielKurland

    when you're in that situation, you panic, it's live, and I'm sure he was much more comfortable reading lines than having to make something up that could potentially be stupid.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Between this and Beck's puppets...

    by Shermdawg

    The musical acts are hella creative this year!

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:55 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    But, in the Hot Chocolate sketch t looked like he improvised before Hader came in.<br><br>And back to the Mountain Man one,how could you not know how to say "I'm married and I don't approve"? Regardless if you're a actor or not, you should have that line burned into your head. Well, unless you mess around on the side. And furthermore, he basically already relayed those lines in he Lost sketch.<br><br>I jut don't get it.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:54 p.m. CST


    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    That last Tenacious D song was utterly transcendant. Same with Beck's material last time he and his crew were on. I'm not even all that into heavy metal or...whatever it is Beck does. But the creativity is refreshing.

  • Dec. 2, 2006, 11:58 p.m. CST

    And also, was it a good idea to portray him as a

    by Shermdawg

    sex symbol, then show his love handles a few sketches later? Seriously Matt, hit the gym.

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 12:04 a.m. CST

    "I'll just hold my questions until the next time ...

    by Hercules

    ... I'm on an elevator with Dr. Jack." <br><br> Somebody fire Lorne Michaels! He is ruining this show!!

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Before anyone turns that statement back around at me...

    by Shermdawg

    I don't get payed for looking good on tv, which Fox does, because he certainly doesn't get payed for acting.<br><br>All he does on Lost is tear up and yell, and occasionally he'll do the shake head and laugh in disbelief move. Or if you're really lucky he'll tear up while shaking head and laughing in disbelief. Other than that, he's not that great. Better than Kief, but still meh.

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 1:08 a.m. CST


    by zacdilone

    ...was that last post supposed to make a point? Like, "Hey, a funny line! All you haters pay attention!" ??? Is that what you're trying to do? Because it's pretty silly, kinda like someone who defends George Lucas because of "New Hope" and "Empire." If something is 90% shit, it's mostly shit.

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 2:26 a.m. CST

    Aunt Linda = A Mean Doris Day

    by DS9-4ever

    I mean seriously, the expressions and the vocal outbursts. So like Doris in her old movies. A bit exaggerated and as I said, more mean spirited, but still it seems based on Doris.

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 2:34 a.m. CST

    diehard fans who get Tenacious D....

    by mrbong

    does the person who looks after you explain the joke, or is your brain at such a basic incarnation that you laugh at any unfunny fat man shouting at random? Tedious Drivel are unimaginative, unfunny and unoriginal. how sad that SNL has found a new depth to plummet to.

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 2:40 a.m. CST

    Great show by Amy Poehler

    by Flim Springfield

    Her Nancy Grace is hilarious, and her commentary on "showing your business" was awesome.

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 3:02 a.m. CST

    Who is Heavy Metal?

    by CallerFromLA

    Any idea who played the character "Heavy Metal" in the second Tenacious D performance? Tall mutha. Rawked. (I don't know why they played the first song - it only would've been good if DIO actually showed up.)

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 3:04 a.m. CST

    Jason Reed was "Heavy Metal"

    by Flim Springfield

    He's in the movie, too. I assume he's a friend of theirs.

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 3:29 a.m. CST

    PervOmatic you sound like someone from 13 years ago

    by Orionsangels

    and the show is still on! we get it. you hate SNL. haha

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 3:29 a.m. CST

    whatever msspurlock!

    by Orionsangels

    but it'll never go off the air. so suck it!

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 5:53 a.m. CST

    Enough Nancy Grace

    by Playhouse

    Wow, talk about played out. Between the stuff on here and the sketch on Studio 60 and the knockoff version on Boston Legal (a show I really haven't watched since its first season but caught two episdoes this season that featured this character) and I think one of the Law & Orders had a character like this. It's enough.

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 6:01 a.m. CST

    Tenacious D suck. Greatest Band my ass.

    by The Wrong Guy

    Their movie looks godawful.

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 6:06 a.m. CST

    Nah, I don't mean any of that. I'm drunk

    by The Wrong Guy

    Go the D.

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Hope they do a bit on Justin and Janet

    by Dazzler69

    With the boob thing we love so well.

  • Dec. 3, 2006, 5:06 p.m. CST

    No Meatloaf or Dio surprise appearance?

    by Orionsangels


  • Dec. 3, 2006, 6:20 p.m. CST

    Lacey Chabert Never Hosted ?

    by Itchy

    Now THAT is a crime. I wouldn've have minded 1.5 hours of close ins on her sweet cans. Here's hoping there's a Barry Gibb Talk Show reprival coming down the pike.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 1:17 p.m. CST

    'Weird Al' Yankovic?

    by rhklein

    Can someone tell me please, why Weird Al has never hosted SNL? This came to mind as I watched Tenacious D this weekend as musical guest. Weird Al seems like he would be a perfect fit for the show, in at least musical guest role, if not dual-host. Especially now since he has the highest chart position in his career with "White and Nerdy"...

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 2:23 p.m. CST

    Insider scoop says...

    by slone13

    ...SNL has to see a fairly dramatic ratings increase by end of 2009 or it's "Buh-bye". It's been hemorrhaging money for years now and apparently Lorne's been given an ultimatum.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 9:04 p.m. CST


    by Jaka

    SNL then lets Studio 60 spit the cling-ons licked off of the dirty itchy homeless ass in their mouth.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 10:17 p.m. CST

    last time JT hosted it was surprisingly hilarious

    by Freakemovie

    so maybe we'll get another good one this time. I agree, Barry Gibb was brilliant that just gets better every time. By the way, I missed Matthew Fox/Tenacious D, anybody know where I can download it?

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 11 p.m. CST

    Aunt Linda is not fucking funny...

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    There were moments of SNL this week that I thought were quite good. The Kramer sketch sort of failed to be as good as it could have been, the Bush impression was bad, and this Aunt Linda shit is not funny enough to be a recurring sketch. SHit, Lorne will probably try to make that into another SNL one-joke movie. The formula gets kind of old, too: find one thing that is funny and repeat it seven hundred times in a sketch... Watch that shit. They ALWAYS do that. Ugh.

  • Dec. 4, 2006, 11:01 p.m. CST

    By the way...

    by Cruel_Kingdom

    Kramer please!