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Tonight’s Ellen Page Edition Of
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I am – Hercules!!
Our spy at 30 Rock, “The Phantom of 8H,” tells us what is happening at the dress rehearsal stage of tonight’s Ellen Page/Wilco SNL, the second installment since the writer’s strike:
* You will likely see another debate sketch... * I am confident there will be some reference to the Junoverse. * Definitely some surprise guests...(not necessarily Juno-related). * As far as recurring pieces...Given Ellen's a young actress, it would make sense for an episode of the Dakota Fanning Show perhaps... * there's a digital short on the docket.
Tonight’s installment is the second of four live SNLs being mounted in a row – a feat not attempted since 1976, during the show’s first season. If you missed the news, last week’s hilarious Tina Fey edition of SNL was a monster, garnering more viewers than any Saturday primetime show broadcast by the networks over the past six weeks. It was also the highest-rated SNL since the Steve Martin/Prince episode broadcast more than two years earlier. If you doubt me on the “hilarious” part, you can watch a few of last week’s sketches: COLD OPEN: MONOLOGUE: ANNUALE: GRANDKIDS IN THE MOVIES: HUCKABEE ON UPDATE: WOMAN NEWS WITH TINA FEY: I DRINK YOUR MILKSHAKE: LADY BUSINESS: Not posted here? The “Rock of Love” “face-tahm” sketch, the hip-hop kitten, “Celebrity Apprentice” with the Jon-Benet Ramsay guy, “What’s That Bitch Talking About?” the wedding-toast drunk and “Virginia Horson’s Hot Air Baloon Rides.” But no matter. It is with almost complete certainty that I tell you the Fey episode will be the first NBC repeats in March.

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  • March 1, 2008, 1:08 p.m. CST

    thanks for

    by Stevie Grant

    the vids

  • March 1, 2008, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Besides...

    by Merlox

    Freds terrible impression of Obama I thought the ep last week was pretty solid. Here's hoping for tonight!

  • March 1, 2008, 1:11 p.m. CST

    cool video links.

    by jimmy rabbitte

  • March 1, 2008, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Some spy, I could have made those vague predictions.

    by Flim Springfield

    <b>

  • March 1, 2008, 1:21 p.m. CST

    I liked much of last week's SNL

    by GregoryHarbin

    I'm hoping they found someone new for Obama, as well as a new angle. The sketch was funny in portions, but the joke's a little old.<p> 'I Drink Your Milkshake' is the hilarity.

  • March 1, 2008, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Martin

    by DiscoLink

    I would kill to see Steve Martin be another counterpart to Jack Donaughy (sic) ala Will Arnett's character on "30 Rock". "Comedies Rules of 3..." classic...

  • March 1, 2008, 1:27 p.m. CST

    HUMANZEE!

    by Uncle Stan

    The Humanzees are among us!!

  • March 1, 2008, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Someone please tell Fred Armison he is not an impressionist

    by Thick McRunFast

    His Barack Obama was awful (as was the sketch, which was built on a completely fake premise) and he turned "I Drink Your Milkshake" from a classic into just something ordinary.

  • March 1, 2008, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Now if they could only take 3 months to write EVERY episode

    by The Funketeer

    They might be consistently funny. I'll be watching tonight to see Wilco and that's all.

  • March 1, 2008, 1:51 p.m. CST

    bill hader

    by Mr.Slade

    i think he is the standout for me in the cast, his al pacino he did awhile back was awsome, give him another season and i think he will be the best of the cast

  • March 1, 2008, 1:53 p.m. CST

    Fred Armison's Obama

    by banditmania

    was dead on.

  • March 1, 2008, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Give me a break

    by Thick McRunFast

    When *Hillary* thinks your sketch is "funny" enough to reference in a debate, it's not funny. Any good writer/comedian would know that, but chances are they'll take another trip to the well tonight.

  • March 1, 2008, 1:58 p.m. CST

    armisen does a helluva gene simmons, though. but what's up with

    by Dr. Sid Schaefer

    that "annuel" once-a-year period commercial looked like it cost about $10 to make. i know the old snl's were cheap (bass-o-matic, for one), but recently, their spoof tv ads had production values near broadcast quality. what gives?

  • March 1, 2008, 2:01 p.m. CST

    DRAINAGGGGGGE

    by Maxer

    Bill Hader's Daniel Day Lewis is absolutely spot on. Awesome.

  • March 1, 2008, 2:07 p.m. CST

    TINA FEY IS A CUNT

    by uss cygnus

    And A Liberal Cunt at that.

  • March 1, 2008, 2:08 p.m. CST

    Live from New York! It's LIBERAL NIGHT LIVE!

    by uss cygnus

    All Republican Bashing, All the time since just after 9/11! Because insulting our troops and calling nuns "Bitches" is HILARIOUS, Right Lorne?

  • March 1, 2008, 2:10 p.m. CST

    ELLEN PAGE HAS DROPPED OUT OF SNL !!

    by jimmy rabbitte

    ...says she's, "too good for some third rate variety show."<p> (a bedraggled Lorne Michaels looks into camera and says) "second rate."

  • March 1, 2008, 2:16 p.m. CST

    hahaha I drink your milkshake

    by BurgerKing

    that one was good. But atleast this week we won't have Tina Fey in the show (thumbs up)

  • March 1, 2008, 2:17 p.m. CST

    "I Drink Your Milkshake" was the funniest SNL sketch in years

    by kyle051554

    I haven't laughed that much at anything on SNL for so goddamn long that I was confused as hell as to what was going on. I thought I must have accidentally changed the channel or something. Best part?<br /><br /> "I've abandoned my child! I've abandoned my boy! ...oh, wait, there he is."

  • March 1, 2008, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Rabbitte

    by Hercules

    If SNL is third-rate, what do you deem first- and second-rate? MADtv? Mind of Mencia? The Grammys? <p> And as for SNL bashing Republicans? I can say, as a registered Republican, that we are VERY bashable. And you should avoid the super-liberal Huckabee-booking SNL and simply confine your viewing to The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, MADtv and all the other shows that never bash Republicans.

  • March 1, 2008, 2:22 p.m. CST

    either herc has no sense of humor

    by bacci40

    or i am exactly like the old guy....CUZ I DIDNT LAFF ONCE...and tina fey's woman love for hillary makes me want to puke...it wasnt real and it wasnt funny...

  • March 1, 2008, 2:26 p.m. CST

    uss cygnus

    by bacci40

    i musta missed where in any of those bits snl bashed the troops...however, i just read where the idiots who made substandard helmets just got another multimillion dollar gov contract...christ...wingnuts are all fucking idiots

  • March 1, 2008, 2:26 p.m. CST

    It'd be nice if they could stop doing TV show parodies

    by Thick McRunFast

    Bill Hader was perfect in "I Drink Your Milkshake", but why did it have to be in the context of a Food Network show? Seems like every damn SNL skit ends with the phrase "well, we're out of time, but..."

  • March 1, 2008, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Oh jeeze - Milkshake is already an ancient internet meme

    by wash

    What next, LOLCATS - THE SHOW? I bet all you suckers can't wait for Jimmy Fallon to host the show and shill for Ralph Nader or something.

  • March 1, 2008, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Well, Herc...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    I was mostly just having some fun with an arcane Star Wars/ Muppets reference; but if we were to grade on the curve, and SNL was in fact third rate, that would not be saying much at all for MADtv, Mencia et al.<p> The last show that used a variety format to true comical effect was Chapelle's Show. Dave Chapelle was consistantly funny on that program. However, it was so good he couldn't keep up the pace. So after 32+ years SNL is likely going to be showing some wear and tear.

  • March 1, 2008, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Right, wash

    by Thick McRunFast

    Before it was an internet meme, THERE WILL BE BLOOD never existed. *rolls eyes*

  • March 1, 2008, 2:37 p.m. CST

    You haters owe me an Obamapology!

    by Orionsangels

  • March 1, 2008, 2:44 p.m. CST

    jesus

    by billnye

    hahahha herc's a registered republican

  • March 1, 2008, 2:45 p.m. CST

    The wingnuts and woman-haters teaming up in this thread.

    by s00p3rm4n

    Are you all actually trophy wives on Annuale or something? Calling Tina Fey a cunt is really just... wow. Do AICN's site mods let people call black people n***ers?

  • March 1, 2008, 2:46 p.m. CST

    I laughed a few times last week

    by Mullah Omar

    The opening was okay, the grandpa skit was pretty good (and I would LOVE to see SNL hire a full-time old dude who could keep pace), the period piece was pretty funny, etc. Wiig's hot air balloon ad was so random that it ended up being charmingly funny - that might have been the highlight of the evening. <br> <br> But I can't believe anyone on the planet thought that Armisen was any good as either Obama or Chigurh - or that that episode of SNL could be called "hilarious." The rest of the show (most of which I saw) was pretty forgettable at best, with lots of potential ("Milkshake") but no real follow-through. <br> <br> At least Wilco is there this week. That gives us +2 segments that are definitely worth watching.

  • March 1, 2008, 2:49 p.m. CST

    All those clips, and I didn't laugh once

    by skywalkerfamily

    Huckabee sucks ass.

  • March 1, 2008, 3:04 p.m. CST

    What's on deck for Ellen Page's SNL?

    by haggardatbest

    With Page, Wiig, and the new girl? Me with priapism. That's what.

  • March 1, 2008, 3:21 p.m. CST

    Wilco!!!!!!!

    by eric haislar

    The best american rock band.

  • March 1, 2008, 3:21 p.m. CST

    A lame "elevator sketch"...

    by Prof. Pop-Cult

    You know the kind... where they throw the celebrity host into an elevator, and the SNL cast get on board and have several "OMG, you're BIG STAR NAME!" moments of uncomfortable dialog. Am I the only one who absolutely hates this tired sketch?

  • March 1, 2008, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Yes Herc, Third Rate

    by The Funketeer

    Just because there aren't any better variety shows on the air right now, doesn't mean SNL is good. It's just the best of the worst and that's not enough for most of us.

  • March 1, 2008, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Hilarious? More like amusing

    by fastcars

    These clips didn't make me laugh out loud, like I do at Colbert/Futurama/'88-'98 SNL/etc, but they were amusing. Huckabee has surprisingly good timing. Grandkids was a cute idea. The debate sketch was flat-out awful. I mean, the premise had potential, but it wasn't fun, and Armisen's Obama is not funny or accurate (at least be one of those if not both!) Anyway, I'm not inspired to watch SNL again from these clips, but I may check out clips from the next show online, if I remember. Mild amusement is better than no amusement at all.

  • March 1, 2008, 3:58 p.m. CST

    SNL has the amazing ability to only seem good in retrospect

    by jimmay

    I remember hating the show during the Will Ferell years, viewing the cheerleader and high school husband/wife musician sketches the aesthetic equivalent of Mad TV's atrocious Stuart and Ms. Swan, but now I look back with sad nostalgia at those days. It makes me wonder if in ten years I'll look back fondly on the Penelope one-upping, hair pulling character . . . what a depressing thought.

  • March 1, 2008, 4 p.m. CST

    SNL - the scary looking women show

    by skywalkerfamily

    Amy Poehler has scary eyes.

  • March 1, 2008, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Republicans for whom I've voted

    by Hercules

    I just vote in the primaries in an effort to nominate the weakest imaginable candidate. In the general elections I always vote Democratic. I encourage all to adopt the same strategy. <p> Now if we're to compare variety shows of human history to SNL, I find "Toonces, The Cat Who Can Drive A Car" FAR funnier than "I'm Rick James, Bitch!" I can, in fact, give you a very long list of SNL sketches I found funnier than anything I saw on "Chappelle's." (This is not to say I didn't laugh at "I'm Rick James, Bitch!" But "Toonces" was the cat's meow. If you will.)

  • March 1, 2008, 4:06 p.m. CST

    On the subject of Chappelle's Show

    by jimmay

    This doesn't get said enough: Chappelle's Show is bar none, the most overrated and underthought comedy sketch show in the history of the genre. The level of hyperbolic love that gets thrown its way is a mystery for the ages.

  • March 1, 2008, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Toonces!

    by haggardatbest

    When I was in high school, they actually released a VHS of all of the Toonces sketches, which also featured the classic time-traveling Abe Lincoln and a few others. We need this on DVD instead of the "best" of Chris Kattan! I could also point out the best shit I ever took, but it still smelled awful.

  • March 1, 2008, 4:12 p.m. CST

    framing every sketch as a TV show

    by Hercules

    if you hate this strategy, I'd advise you to steer clear of SCTV. <p> I personally appreciate framing sketches as TV shows, as it makes it easy to give the sketches definitive titles. (Useful for cataloging purposes, among other things.)

  • March 1, 2008, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Toonces rocked. He was the cat who could drive

    by skywalkerfamily

    a car. Not very well.

  • March 1, 2008, 4:27 p.m. CST

    creepy, dishonest, and petty

    by Hercules

    they have no place in politics? are we certain?

  • March 1, 2008, 4:31 p.m. CST

    The Toonce-a-nator

    by jimmy rabbitte

    ...the cyborg cat who could drive a car...<p> ...comedy gold...

  • March 1, 2008, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Hercules

    by haggardatbest

    I would never advise anyone to steer clear of SCTV! People should steer toward SCTV!

  • March 1, 2008, 4:34 p.m. CST

    I have a DVD of all the Wayne's World stuff

    by skywalkerfamily

    I loved that sketch. I wrote to Mike Myers back when he was on SNL and he sent me a cool letter and signed Wayne pic.

  • March 1, 2008, 4:37 p.m. CST

    milkshake

    by maxwell's hammer

    I am still at a complete and utter loss as to how anyone could find anything even remotely funny about that sketch. I thought maybe I just missed the humor the first time, but watching it again just now reminded me that its horribly repetitive and lacks any kind of cleverness whatsoever. And for all the jerk-offs show say "well you probably wouldn't get it if you haven't seen the movie", I say this: "I've seen the fucking movie, and an impersonation and a catchphrase do not a decent sketch make!!"

  • March 1, 2008, 4:40 p.m. CST

    annuale...

    by maxwell's hammer

    ...on the other hand was fucking hilarious. I loved the pink axe and collar and shoe (and whatnot) during the black-and-white psycho freak-outs. That is how you do comedy.

  • March 1, 2008, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Hercules Republican strategy.

    by mistergreen

    A good Idea but it'll never work. In a true democratic state maybe that strategy would work but we live in a republic where the delegates and electorate do the actual voting..

  • March 1, 2008, 5:03 p.m. CST

    I can still be creepy and dishonest too, right?

    by Hercules

    My defense of SNL regarding its mocking of Republicans is not complex enough to be creepy, dishonest or petty, really. It is merely this: Where are these sketch shows that never mock Republicans? SNL should not be singled out for mocking Republicans just because it does so in a more entertaining manner. <p> And, yes, SCTV was hilarious and wonderful, even as it framed virtually every sketch as a TV show.

  • March 1, 2008, 5:06 p.m. CST

    Jack Colby

    by Hercules

    I fear I do not see the difference.

  • March 1, 2008, 5:10 p.m. CST

    Even three live shows in a row is very rare.

    by Hercules

    The show VERY seldom mounts more than two live shows on consecutive Saturdays.

  • March 1, 2008, 5:11 p.m. CST

    SNL bashes everyone, but it's a COMEDY SHOW

    by skywalkerfamily

    It's not political at all.

  • March 1, 2008, 5:17 p.m. CST

    ARE WE GETTING TIM CALHOUN TONIGHT???

    by Shermdawg

  • March 1, 2008, 5:17 p.m. CST

    Drinking game for tonight's show

    by haggardatbest

    Every time Ellen Page smirks you either take a shot or "give yourself a hand". And I don't drink.

  • March 1, 2008, 5:21 p.m. CST

    MorbidObesity

    by Hercules

    To quote the great Joel Hodgson: <p>If you're wondering how he <br>He eats and breathes <br>And other science facts? <br>Just think to yourself, <br>"It's just a show, <br>I should really just relax."

  • March 1, 2008, 5:37 p.m. CST

    I wonder...

    by rartus

    ...if Jun's will do a bit as her man-dancing creator diablo cody

  • March 1, 2008, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Mocking Democrats

    by Darth_Inedible

    A non-Progressive equivalent to the Daily Show hosted by someone like Evan Sayet would completely melt minds.

  • March 1, 2008, 6:54 p.m. CST

    Anyone who thinks SNL is at its worst

    by haggardatbest

    should take a look at the season in which they filled the cast with genuinely funny people like Michael McKean, Mark McKinney, Chris Elliott, and still had holdovers like Sandler and Farley and they *still* put the most atrocious sketches of all time on the air. The only stand-out I can remember is "Quentin Tarantino's 'Welcome Back, Kotter'" and nobody at the time got the joke.

  • March 1, 2008, 7:01 p.m. CST

    haggardatbest

    by jimmy rabbitte

    you're right... that was the very worst all time cast SNL has ever had... watching it was absolute torture.

  • March 1, 2008, 7:02 p.m. CST

    That whole season is flooding back to me

    by haggardatbest

    What passed (or didn't pass, actually) as funny then: A "Little Women" sketch with one single joke: Farley falling through ice and calling someone a bitch. Yeah, clever. A man having "cyber sex" with a girl who turns out to be a hairy Chris Elliott. Yeah, riotous. John Travolta as "Gay Dracula". Yeah, hilarious. The "Nut-terrific" candy bar jingle (which drills through my head to this day)..."It's nut-very good." Neither is the sketch. I'll take "I Drink Your Milkshake" over that garbage any day. Even those of you who didn't like it, you have to admit that Will Forte telling Plainview to tell his "wife" (Chigurh) to leave him alone was very funny.

  • The latter posted on his official MySpace page.

  • March 1, 2008, 7:04 p.m. CST

    wingnuts getting pissed at liberal humor

    by bacci40

    is really funny, especially when they cant do better...just check out the comedy stylings of ann coulter "cant say faggot", or rush limbaugh, "take that bone out of your nose"...or better yet, fox news failed comedy show, the half hour news hour, or whatever the fuck it was called...shit, there is even a groupd of conservative standups that spend all their time bitching how they cant get gigs at comedy clubs, like its some liberal plot....when they just arent funny....the funniest conservative comic created a fake persona, and isnt really a conservative....larry the cable guy

  • March 1, 2008, 7:06 p.m. CST

    Amy Adams as host

    by haggardatbest

    First Tina Fey, then Ellen Page, now Amy Adams as host? Lorne Michaels must be trying to make my wife leave me. I should not be forced to completely ignore her for 90 minutes every Saturday night!

  • March 1, 2008, 7:08 p.m. CST

    bacci40

    by haggardatbest

    I agree with you on everything you said besides the last part. I hope you were joking when you called Larry the Cable Guy (I am disgusted from merely typing that name) funny.

  • March 1, 2008, 8 p.m. CST

    ...or, how about a gem of a sketch from 1995...

    by jimmy rabbitte

    or 1996 called "Tails of Fraud and Malfeasance in Railroad Travel."<p> ...if that one made it past the mid-week pitch meetings, I'd hate to see what they were rejecting.<p> ...oh, and just for kicks... the show has sucked since Chevy left...

  • March 1, 2008, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Tina Fey sucks.

    by thegreatwhatzit

    Would NBC stop trying to shove this one-joke, homely skank down our throats? Test patterns have drawn better ratings than 30 ROCK. Why? Because guys pay absolutely no attention to her (kinda like the "blind date" nightmare) and women tire of her artificial intelligence. She's anti-Obama, no surprise. Clinton is a woman (?) and, her corruption notwithstanding, is qualified to be president. Did you hear the whiny bitch (Clinton) plugging SNL to the media? DURING A DEBATE!! I suspect the anti-Obama rhetoric will leak into tonight's tired skits. Naturally, Republican-bashing is entirely predictable (even I'm sick of it) but SNL was never impartial; not unlike Fey's "humor", the shit is always predictable. And SNL didn't do much for John Kerry, did it? Brace yourself for more Hillary-fawning.

  • March 1, 2008, 8:31 p.m. CST

    apparently, the guest is...

    by MoseSchrute

    Hillary Clinton. Joy.

  • March 1, 2008, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Huge Spoiler!

    by theBigE

    Hillary Clinton is on the show tonight! Did anyone post that yet??

  • March 1, 2008, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Dang it, Mose

    by theBigE

  • March 1, 2008, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Dang it, MoseS

    by theBigE

  • March 1, 2008, 8:32 p.m. CST

    Dangit MoseSchrute!

    by theBigE

    You beat me by 6 seconds!

  • March 1, 2008, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Yeah, she's in full-on desperation mode

    by chrth

    SNL tonight, Daily Show Monday night, Trudeau slamming Obama all week ... Tuesday and Wednesday are going to be interesting

  • March 1, 2008, 8:54 p.m. CST

    In defense of the Chris Elliott season ...

    by Hercules

    1994-95 was not the worst for SNL. Jim Downey was showrunner that season. Writers on staff that season included Robert Smigel, Bob Odenkirk, Norm Macdonald, Al Franken, Sarah Silverman, Tim Herlihy, Herb Sargent and Marilyn Suzanne Miller. <p>Elliott's co-stars that year included Phil Hartman, Mike Myers, Chris Farley, Adam Sandler, David Spade, Macdonald, Mohr, Silverman, Janeane Garofalo, Kevin Nealon and Mark McKinney. <p> Besides Elliott’s completely hilarious “Dracula’s Not Gay,” sketches that year included “Total Bastard Airlines,” “The Ron Wood Show,” “Bathroom Monkey,” “Joycelyn Elders Press Conference,” “George Foreman: Incredible Hulk,” “Scottish Soccer Hooligan Weekly,” “Sea Park,” “Zagat’s,” “Steve Martin’s Famous Penis Crème,” “Where’s Superman?” “Bob Swerski’s Super Fans,” “Christopher Walken For Skittles,” “Matt Foley in Venezuela,” and “Polar Bear Cage.” Macdonald was anchoring Update. Mike Judge contributed several “Office Space” cartoons. <p>My vote for the show's true, absolute nadir: <p>1983-84: Joe Piscopo, Gary Kroeger, Tim Kazurinski, Brad Hall, Robin Duke, Jim Belushi, Mary Gross, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Writers like Michael O’Donoghue, Brian Doyle-Murray, Rosie Shuster, Marilyn Suzanne Miller, Barry Blaustein and David Sheffield were long gone. Piscopo was now on the writing staff. Eddie Murphy contributed a handful of generic, pre-taped solo sketches, then left early in the season to make “Beverly Hills Cop.” Sketches that season included “What Would Frank Sinatra Do?” “Boy George Burns,” “I Married A Monkey,” and “Ghandi and the Bandit.”

  • March 1, 2008, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Wasn't 85-86 the bad one?

    by chrth

    I thought the 85-86 season was universally decried, leading Madonna to open up 86-87 with 'last year was just a dream, a horrible horrible dream'

  • March 1, 2008, 9:13 p.m. CST

    The Robert Downey Jr. Season Was the Worst

    by Funketeer

    I Drink Your Milkshake wasn't funny to begin with but also references movies that most of SNLs audience probably haven't even seen. David Spade did a better There Will Be Blood skit on Funny or Die.

  • March 1, 2008, 9:21 p.m. CST

    85-86 was worse

    by theBigE

    Worse than 83-84, I'll claim. Anthony Michael Hall, Randy Quaid, Robert Downey Jr., Joan Cusack, and that unfunny gay guy. But it did introduce Jon Lovitz to us, IIRC.

  • March 1, 2008, 9:39 p.m. CST

    cowbell

    by evildeadron

    whats most important is, are we going to get christopher walken as a host before the end of the season?

  • March 1, 2008, 9:48 p.m. CST

    85-86

    by Hercules

    Not only had the great Lovitz but also Dennis Miller, A. Whitney Brown and Father Guido Sarducci. The writing staff that season included Michael O'Donoghue, Jim Downey, Al Franken & Tom Davis, Robert Smigel, Jack Handey, Herb Sargent, John Swartzwelder and Don Novello. <p>People remember the shitty Anthony Michael Hall and Terry Sweeney stuff, but forget brilliant stuff like Vlad the Impaler, Die Foreigner Die, Master Thespian, Fisherman's Treasure, Limits of the Imagination and Tornadoville. <p>A much underrated season, and underrated largely because it had to follow the one-season all-star cast of Martin Short, Chris Guest, Rich Hall, Billy Crystal, et al ...

  • March 1, 2008, 9:51 p.m. CST

    no he wasn't

    by discomatic

    Phil Hartman left at then end of the 1993-1994 season and thus was not in the 94-95 cast. Michael McKean was more or less his replacement and joined at the tail end of the 93-94 season.

  • March 1, 2008, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Wow...

    by critch

    This shit is unwatchable.

  • LMFAO.

  • March 1, 2008, 10:36 p.m. CST

    Wilco are supporters of Obama, mind you...

    by Pennsy

    It's just Obama's time.

  • March 1, 2008, 10:41 p.m. CST

    80-81

    by bluebottle

    i thought that was generally accepted as the worst season... or does it not count because it was basically aborted?

  • March 1, 2008, 10:41 p.m. CST

    uh, yeah...

    by vaudeville villain

    they need a new Obama impersonator --stat!

  • March 1, 2008, 10:41 p.m. CST

    That SNL opening is gonna make world news

    by Orionsangels

    OMG the real Hillary Clinton appeared on SNL. She's so hip and down to earth. She's not a crabby bitch. Vote for me please! haha.

  • March 1, 2008, 10:42 p.m. CST

    The Fonz meets Juno

    by Orionsangels

  • March 1, 2008, 10:42 p.m. CST

    SNL is sucking some serious Clinton dick...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...seriously.

  • March 1, 2008, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Can we please get another politician impression reboot?

    by Shermdawg

    While I preferred Forte's Bush to Jason's, Fred really needs to work on his Obama or pass the ears to someone else.

  • March 1, 2008, 10:44 p.m. CST

    yea, they need a new Obama

    by br1947

    I'm still hoping for Tim Meadows

  • March 1, 2008, 10:44 p.m. CST

    God, it's already embarrassing

    by thegreatwhatzit

    Told you: fawn over Hillary Clinton and render Obama into another George Bush. Does anyone really think this thing can influence the election?

  • March 1, 2008, 10:44 p.m. CST

    AHHH!

    by MilkyLicker

    Hilary, for some reason reminds me of the martians in Mars Attacks.

  • March 1, 2008, 10:45 p.m. CST

    MilkyLicker, it's the grin

    by br1947

    that and the shrill voice

  • March 1, 2008, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Let us (ok, most of us) pray for Kristen Bell to host on 4/19

    by Pennsy

    I would endure anything SNL threw at me just to see her liven things up that night. Or if she's still out of the country filming When in Rome, I would think Jason Segel, her co-star on Forgetting Sarah Marshall, would host it instead.

  • March 1, 2008, 10:47 p.m. CST

    one thing's for certain...

    by vaudeville villain

    if the studios ever decide to make a punky brewster movie, ellen page's definitely the front-runner.

  • March 1, 2008, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Awwwwwww yeah, The Dakota Fanning Show!

    by Shermdawg

    BRING IT!!!

  • March 1, 2008, 10:48 p.m. CST

    By the way...

    by thegreatwhatzit

    didn't they do this SAME skit last week?

  • March 1, 2008, 10:48 p.m. CST

    PUNKY BREWSTER REBOOT!

    by Pennsy

    Get on that, Jeff Silverman, STAT!

  • March 1, 2008, 10:51 p.m. CST

    SNL's Clinton pandering

    by bobwiley

    Their pandering for Clinton is really starting to get on my fucking nerves. With the opening sketch and last week's comments from Tina Fey, it seems like they have their head totally up Hilary's snatch. While I still think that there's a good sketch every now and then on the show (even if if they're usually only the Digital Shorts), it's starting to be pretty clear that SNL is a little behind on the times if they keep insisting on creating all of these pro-Clinton sketches.

  • March 1, 2008, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Amy Poehler is AWFUL

    by Thrillho77

    He schtick is getting REAL old.

  • March 1, 2008, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Uh yeah, The Dakota Fanning Show.

    by Shermdawg

    They didn't bring it.

  • March 1, 2008, 10:54 p.m. CST

    TV FUNHOUSE OBAMA > SNL OBAMA

    by Shermdawg

  • March 1, 2008, 10:56 p.m. CST

    who whoulda thunk it....

    by bobwiley

    TV Funhouse is an anti-Obama sketch. How much is Hil-dog's campaign paying Lorne Michaels?

  • March 1, 2008, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Dakota Fanning Show = ZZZZZZZZ

    by Mullah Omar

    The retarded doll visual joke was the only thing in that POS that even made me smile. Weak.

  • March 1, 2008, 10:59 p.m. CST

    What do they want Hilary for?

    by Thrillho77

    Just cuz she's a woman? Because she and Obama are really, really close Politics-wise. Do they really want Hilary's slimy family/cabinet back in the White House?

  • March 1, 2008, 10:59 p.m. CST

    wow... this is really bad

    by br1947

  • March 1, 2008, 10:59 p.m. CST

    That wasn't anti-Obama

    by Larry of Arabia

    It was pointing out that he's done everything he can to stay away from the old guard of racial politics. How was that Anti Obama? It was anti Jackson and Sharpton.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:01 p.m. CST

    They want Hillary because Bill would be back

    by br1947

    SNL would have at least 4 years of really easy material.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:02 p.m. CST

    snl's 'anti-obama' agenda is

    by vaudeville villain

    wearing pretty thin. hil, if you need the help of snl to garner votes, then, sweetheart, you've already lost.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Is this show still on?

    by Orionsangels

    before someone post that! hahaha

  • March 1, 2008, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Be patient, Obama fans

    by rainbowtrout1265

    If Obama wins the nomination, SNL will be in the tank for him vs McCain each and every week. But I don't know how any Obama supporter can be angry...he has gotten more favorable press than any candidate in recent memory.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:05 p.m. CST

    /\

    by Thrillho77

  • March 1, 2008, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Ms. Page...

    by Larry of Arabia

    Sketch comedy isn't your strong suit. You're still cute as a button, though.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:06 p.m. CST

    True dat

    by Thrillho77

    But hey, McCain was a guest on SNL once! That was a sweet episode! He's gone too far to the right since then for SNL, though - and we need an edit button

  • March 1, 2008, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Man, even the live audience isn't laughing

    by Mullah Omar

    College for Excellence left them speechless. I was waiting to hear someone chatting backstage or even the buzz of the lights. Man, painful.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:08 p.m. CST

    surround sound audio?

    by FalconJones

    is anyone else's surround sound audio out of whack? im watching thru directv.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:08 p.m. CST

    FINALLY!

    by MCPot

    Since the media has their head up OBAMAS ASS .... it's nice to see SNL not drinking the kool aid. OBAMA sucks monkey wangs!

  • March 1, 2008, 11:09 p.m. CST

    It was anti-Obama...

    by bobwiley

    ...because it attempted to mock Obama trying to downplay his blackness by not being involved with Sharpton and Jackson. On another note, the Digital Short this week was great. If another Scary Movie is made, Samberg and his crew should be hired to take over.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:09 p.m. CST

    seriously, what the fuck was that?

    by vaudeville villain

    <p>

  • March 1, 2008, 11:10 p.m. CST

    an snl digital short

    by bluebottle

    that'll be making the rounds tomorrow.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:10 p.m. CST

    This is HORRIBLE so far.. 0-for-4

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    Bad sketches, bad cartoob, bad digital short... I feel bad for Ellen Page. The writers used all their good ideas last week and this week they came up with total shit.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:10 p.m. CST

    And one last thing before I retire for the night...

    by Pennsy

    Vampire Weekend (?) is the musical guest next Saturday, per the LA Times GoldDerby forum. Amy Adams *will* host it.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:11 p.m. CST

    That digital short

    by johne5

    Was it a shot at the Raimi film Ellen Page dropped out of? I don't know what the film is about, but it crossed my mind.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:11 p.m. CST

    bobwiley, to be black you have to be with them??

    by Larry of Arabia

    When did you have to be involved with Sharpton and Jackson to be black? I'll have to run out and tell my black friends.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Digital Short

    by SarcasticHorse

    did that digital short rip off a kids in the hall sketch?

  • March 1, 2008, 11:12 p.m. CST

    you know what these are? sure there spirit photos

    by Orionsangels

    durr!

  • March 1, 2008, 11:12 p.m. CST

    the media

    by bobwiley

    The media does not have its head up Obama's ass at all. They have just latched on to a good news story. A black man that has only been a senator for 2 years giving a b-yatch who was once considered the inevitable democratic nominee is a big news story. If John Edwards would have reversed roles with Obama, it'd be just as big a media sensation.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:14 p.m. CST

    They already showed that, Pennsy

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    while i appreciate the update, about 10 minutes ago they showed Amy Adams and Vampire Weekend as the slate for next week.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:14 p.m. CST

    SarcasticHorse

    by Shermdawg

    It's not like they haven't ripped off K.I.T.H. before.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:15 p.m. CST

    What was the point of the sketch larry?

    by bobwiley

    I'm guessing Bill Clinton's comments about Obama/Jesse Jackson after the South Carolina primary wasn't a dig at Obama either huh? I'm thinking a lot of people might disagree with you.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Vamipre Weekend

    by Larry of Arabia

    Is a good New York band that cribs (some would say steals) from African sounds. They are still fairly underground but have some big buzz on the blogosphere. If you check out Hype Machine they are still one of the most blogged and downloaded artists.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Who the fuck is Amy Adams?

    by Shermdawg

    And while we're at it, who the fuck are Vampire Weekend?

  • March 1, 2008, 11:16 p.m. CST

    The Media ... riight.

    by MCPot

    Have you seen Entertainment Tonight lately? They have their head so far up Osama Obamas ASS it's sickening. Good for SNL to not give a shit and finally make fun of this fraud. "Change" and "Yes we Can" ... gee ... give me a sip of the kool aid.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Wanna see a really good impression of Miley Cyrus

    by Orionsangels

    This lady on MADTV had it down, the deep voice and all. She nailed it. http://tinyurl.com/2n4a3t

  • March 1, 2008, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Amy Adams is the girl from Enchanted

    by Orionsangels

  • March 1, 2008, 11:18 p.m. CST

    What about the equal time rule?

    by BizarroJerry

    NBC wasn't going to run any Fred Thompson L&O episodes because of the equal time rule. Why do we get a Hillary appearance and no equal Obama or McCain?

  • March 1, 2008, 11:18 p.m. CST

    The media is now a cheerleader

    by rainbowtrout1265

    Sorry, but the job of the media is not to cheer on Obama to victory. You can report on the size of the crowds and fainting at rallies, but he's also got a VERY liberal voting record and some connections to sleazy Chicago politics that are worth discussing. I've never been a Hillary fan, but I almost feel sorry for her at this point.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Not funny.

    by thebearovingian

    Just not funny.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:19 p.m. CST

    The writers must still be on strike

    by thegreatwhatzit

    'Cause this show is LAME. Hillary Clinton plugged SNL during the previous debate. Now that SNL is reciprocating, she'll likely plug the show in all of her subsequent appearances (debates included). Maybe she'll replace Seth Meyers. Her only experience is sucking up to the media. As for Sharpton and Jackson, they're are nearly as corrupt as Mrs. Clinton (Bill's hand puppet).

  • March 1, 2008, 11:20 p.m. CST

    I'm ok with them disagreeing with me.

    by Larry of Arabia

    I'm not a big fan of Sharpton. He's a granstander and too in love with his own publicity. I'm ok with Jackson.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:21 p.m. CST

    McPot

    by bobwiley

    Which politicians do you like?

  • March 1, 2008, 11:22 p.m. CST

    What the fuck is Enchanted?

    by Shermdawg

  • March 1, 2008, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Equal time - Obama appeared earlier in the year

    by Larry of Arabia

    Halloween I think.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Bizarro: Obama was earlier in the season

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    so if anything, they owed Hillary airtime. And the rule is, they have to give them the opportunity for equal time. So as long as the invite Obama (and I'm guessing they did), they're covered. If he declines, that's his choice and he forfeits his "equal time"

  • March 1, 2008, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Bizarro: Obama was earlier in the season

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    so if anything, they owed Hillary airtime. And the rule is, they have to give them the opportunity for equal time. So as long as they invite Obama (and I'm guessing they did), they're covered. If he declines, that's his choice and he forfeits his "equal time"

  • March 1, 2008, 11:24 p.m. CST

    I agree Larry

    by bobwiley

    I agree with your views on Sharpton and Jackson. I'm just getting tired of SNL's apparent backing of Clinton, who anyone with a brain can see has no chance of ever winning a general election.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:25 p.m. CST

    Politicians associating with SNL

    by Mullah Omar

    Considering the shittiness of the skits in the past 2 weeks, is there ANY benefit to a politician linking themselves to SNL? I know the theory is that any publicity is good publicity, but I'd rather not see my name/likeness between skits that frustrate audiences with non-laughter. I figure SNL pimping out one candidate or another is a liability rather than a benefit for the candidate.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:26 p.m. CST

    PLEASE writers - go back on strike!!!

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    apparently you can come up with good shows only after taking a few months off. So if you go now, you can be back with a decent show in time for May sweeps.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Oh great, no Calhoun.

    by Shermdawg

  • March 1, 2008, 11:26 p.m. CST

    Tom Sawyer could paint Giuliani's teeth

    by Mullah Omar

    Those choppers are huge, man.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:26 p.m. CST

    bobwiley

    by MCPot

    ANYONE but Obama to answer your question. People are treating this guy who is basically a black Tony Robbins like the second coming of Christ. Sorry ... with a name like that ... I'd rather vote for Paris fucking Hilton.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Enchanted was that Disney movie

    by Orionsangels

    Where the animated cartoon becomes real and mcdreamy fucks an animated princess and roaches dance.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:27 p.m. CST

    the social commentator cracks me up

    by sith_rising

    "what? no way man, just... no, that's crazy man!"

  • March 1, 2008, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Rudy's best joke was his jab at SNL

    by Mullah Omar

    "It started strong but didn't really have an ending." TOO TRUE!

  • March 1, 2008, 11:28 p.m. CST

    FIRE FRED ARMISEN!

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    in the past, ive thought he was hit-or-miss, but tonight he has been pathetic in EVERY skit. His Obama, that commercial... and this Weekend Update segment is just complete and total annoying SHIT! It's time for him to go.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:28 p.m. CST

    bobwiley--

    by thegreatwhatzit

    Do you really think the bitch will lose the election? I tend to agree with you, just need some reaffirmation. By the way, Obama's appearance on SNL was trimmed to a cameo and only one line. Hillary nailed her own sketch and bantered with the cast. Hardly equal time.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Is the social commentator a dig at Diggnation?

    by TheDoctor73

  • March 1, 2008, 11:28 p.m. CST

    My God...

    by br1947

    So far, I've laughed more at the Corolla commercial with the sleeping badgers than this show. WTF happened between last week and now?

  • March 1, 2008, 11:29 p.m. CST

    "I have two cousins."

    by Shermdawg

    It wasn't Tim, but Fred just saved this episode with that bit. (I forgot about that character.)

  • March 1, 2008, 11:29 p.m. CST

    re: my god...

    by TheDoctor73

    exactly. Not very funny this week.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Good Lord...

    by Merlox

    get rid of Armisen...

  • March 1, 2008, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Doomsday = Escape from NY/Night of the living dead?

    by Orionsangels

  • March 1, 2008, 11:32 p.m. CST

    armisen

    by bluebottle

    awwe, i thought his bit on update was hilarious!

  • March 1, 2008, 11:32 p.m. CST

    I Drink Your Milk Shake

    by TheDoctor73

    Please have another episode of I drink your milk shake.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:32 p.m. CST

    What are you talkin' about with this "Fire Armisen" shit?

    by Shermdawg

    Yeah his Obama is lame, but he's on top of his game in virtually every sketch he's in.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Moment of Truth!!!

    by Orionsangels

    Destroying lives all across America...brought to you by Kellogs. I can't wait till all this leads to the real Running Man TV show.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:33 p.m. CST

    ELLEN PAGE = GHETTO!!!

    by Orionsangels

  • March 1, 2008, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Awww, ain't Kitty Page cute in that jumpsuit?

    by Shermdawg

  • March 1, 2008, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Agreed, fire Armisen

    by Mullah Omar

    The guy brings NOTHING to the table. I know plenty of non-comedians and non-actors who have a better presence than him and are thousands of times funnier. I can't believe this guy is considered a professional. I hate Rob Schneider more than just about any so-called funnyman on the planet, but even he's funnier than Fred Armisen.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:34 p.m. CST

    SNL did wonders for John Kerry

    by thegreatwhatzit

    Hillary suppoters, consult your stooges: I'm just being facetious. MCPot, you're anti-Obama because "Sorry ... with a name like that ..." You know, I'm not at all surprised that you're voting for Mrs. Clinton.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Keenan Thompson?

    by MCPot

    Why is this guy still in sho biz? He might very well be the unfunniest SNL cast member ever. I'd still vote for him over Osama Obama however.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:35 p.m. CST

    Orionsangels, which will be first?

    by br1947

    Running Man or The Truman Show?

  • March 1, 2008, 11:36 p.m. CST

    ShermDawg, are you serious?

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    That political comedian thing? Boring, pointless, unfunny rambling. The College of Excellence? not a laugh to be found. I HAVE enjoyed him in the past (aside from the shit he did with Maya - thank GOD she's gone), but if tonight is any indication, his comedy well has run dry.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Rudy was right... they can't end a sketch strong.

    by TheDoctor73

  • March 1, 2008, 11:37 p.m. CST

    "It's all bullshit and it's bad for ya" hahaha

    by Orionsangels

  • March 1, 2008, 11:37 p.m. CST

    wow

    by bobwiley

    MCPot, racist much? It's too bad Paris Hilton can't be a president somewhere. You could live in that country which would prosper and make the euro look like a peso. Next thing you'll tell me is your a Nader fan, or dare I say it, a fan of Dubya?

  • March 1, 2008, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Page is a great actress

    by aversiontherapy2

    and, as previously mentioned, cute as a button, but there's nothing here for her, or anyone. I loved it last week, this week not so much. The cartoon was good though.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Hader?

    by SarcasticHorse

    has bill hader been in this episode yet?

  • March 1, 2008, 11:38 p.m. CST

    I have a sneaking suspicion -

    by Christopher3

    Last week's show was written by Tina Fey.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:38 p.m. CST

    ellen leaps!

    by bluebottle

    i think ellen page is enjoying hosting the show. she's leaping around in almost every sketch!

  • March 1, 2008, 11:38 p.m. CST

    TERRIBLE TOWEL FTW

    by funnyhat

    RIP Myron Cope, I totally didn't know seth was a steelers fan. Way to raise the bar, seth.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Peter Pan sketch?

    by TheDoctor73

  • March 1, 2008, 11:39 p.m. CST

    thegreatahtzit

    by MCPot

    It isn't just his name. It's his "drink the kool aid" speeches. Sorry ... I'm not a sheep. I hate Bush (the president that is) ... but Hell ... I've vote for him over this fraud any day. Drink your kool aid.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Mob guy to sell Denny's food?

    by Orionsangels

    I'll shoot you in the face and bury you alive in the desert. Eat at Dennys

  • March 1, 2008, 11:39 p.m. CST

    I think we can all ignor MCPot now

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    i mean, if the dude's only rationale is "Obama sounds like Osama! I'm not voting for someone with a name like that!!" then he obviously is a moron not worthy of conversation or debate.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Yes, I'm serious.

    by Shermdawg

    And Maya needs to come back.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Random Peter Pan skit?

    by Orionsangels

    Come outta nowhere ftw

  • March 1, 2008, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Baby Clothes skit = huh?

    by Mullah Omar

    What was the joke there? Seriously, is this anti-comedy? Is the joke that Page is in cornrows and Kenan is in drag? <br> <br> I had taken a few years off from watching SNL, but I've been watching this week and last week and I just can't believe that this is the best that paid writers can produce given a week to work.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:44 p.m. CST

    I like Kool-Aid

    by bobwiley

    Its very refreshing. My favorite flavors are cherry and grape. You should put down the moonshine sometime and try it out.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:44 p.m. CST

    EPIC FAIL!

    by Orionsangels

  • March 1, 2008, 11:44 p.m. CST

    bobwiley

    by MCPot

    HA HA ... just because I don't like Osama Obama ... I'm a racist? Tell me ... who's the racist here? I don't like the dude for various reasons ... NONE of which would be the color of his skin. Give me Rice as pres! Colin Powell! Someone with some backbone who won't bow down to a terrorist. Go faint at your nearest rally.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Wow... Please don't have a milk shake sketch. It'll suck tonight

    by TheDoctor73

  • March 1, 2008, 11:45 p.m. CST

    speaking of Osama Obama

    by rainbowtrout1265

    this was a great teddy kennedy moment! http://youtube.com/watch?v=APx2YJ-_jos

  • March 1, 2008, 11:45 p.m. CST

    MCPot

    by thegreatwhatzit

    Thanks for doing the math: your unbridled racism=support of Hillary Clinton. Wanna guess who will be the next prez? By the way, the Peter Pan sketch is another failure in a long list of tonight's losers.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Like the Pan Sketch and the Retarded Ghost DS

    by Larry of Arabia

    That's about all. I love the random crap more than the political or recurring characters. Wilco was good too, but that's a given.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Agree with you ShiftyEyedDog

    by thegreatwhatzit

    Like everyone else, I'm just ignoring that idiot's talkbacks.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:47 p.m. CST

    sorry for the bad link

    by rainbowtrout1265

    just go to youtube and search for "osama obama" and you'll see teddy at his best!

  • March 1, 2008, 11:48 p.m. CST

    was there a Juno sketch?

    by rainbowtrout1265

    that and Diablo Cody would seem ripe for a skewering

  • March 1, 2008, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Man, who would have thought it possible...

    by br1947

    Kimmel beat SNL for funniest clip of the week. James Belushi and Chris Farley will soon rise from their graves and set fire to the SNL studio.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Mike Myers to host SNL season finale!

    by Orionsangels

    To promote THE LOVE GURU

  • March 1, 2008, 11:49 p.m. CST

    Wilco

    by Nairb The Movie

    Is the greatest american band of all time

  • March 1, 2008, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Not really rainbowtrout. The opening kinda did

    by Orionsangels

    20 years I never thought i'd be on a computer responding to someone named rainbowtrout. We live in strange times

  • March 1, 2008, 11:50 p.m. CST

    shit I mean John

    by br1947

    vast, vast apolgies...

  • March 1, 2008, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Wilco! about as exciting as a white sheet of paper

    by Orionsangels

  • March 1, 2008, 11:54 p.m. CST

    rainbowtrout

    by MCPot

    Exactly! Pretty scary when the media is even mistaking the two for one another.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:55 p.m. CST

    The Ruins look stupid...

    by TheDoctor73

  • March 1, 2008, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Orionsangels! about as exciting as a white sheet of paper

    by BrowncoatJedi

    You're retarded.

  • March 1, 2008, 11:57 p.m. CST

    More leaping!

    by bluebottle

  • March 1, 2008, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Rudy is 100% right... sketches start strong, but they suck at th

    by TheDoctor73

  • March 1, 2008, 11:59 p.m. CST

    *the end

    by TheDoctor73

  • March 2, 2008, midnight CST

    No, Rudy is wrong

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    because these sketches dont even start out strong

  • March 2, 2008, midnight CST

    So did they just give up on that one?

    by br1947

    "yea, we know it's not funny, we quit"

  • March 2, 2008, midnight CST

    was that lesbian sketch

    by rainbowtrout1265

    supposed to be Ellen Page "coming out" as a lesbian? The rumors have been pretty strong about her...

  • March 2, 2008, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Tonight's show did the impossible

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    it actually made me not like Ellen Page so much anymore. Shame - she had me hooked with Juno and X3.

  • March 2, 2008, 12:02 a.m. CST

    what a huge let down

    by TheDoctor73

  • March 2, 2008, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Ellen Paige

    by xannibal

    Is just terrible in everything tonight. Does she ever smile? Does she not want to be here, is she just phoning it in, or is she just a one note actress (disaffected young girls)? Second ep back from being off for months and this is what we get? Yikes, maybe Tina Fey did write the entire (good) ep last week. P.S. She's smart and sexy. Deal with it haters.

  • March 2, 2008, 12:03 a.m. CST

    What was Jeff Tweedy wearing?

    by eric haislar

    I have seen Wilco like 10 times and I have never seen Jeff Dress Like fucking Elvis, someone had to put him up to that.

  • March 2, 2008, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Xiphos, it doesn't get any better

    by br1947

    might as well stop watching now.

  • March 2, 2008, 12:04 a.m. CST

    TV Funhouse

    by MCPot

    That was funny! I mean ... if someone really gets that upset because Obama is being mocked by SNL/TV Funhouse ... then they need to run ... not walk ... to their nearest shrink. OH ... and lay off the kool aid.

  • March 2, 2008, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Lesbian sketch

    by Mullah Omar

    That was like an abbreviated afterschool special, and about as funny. Which is to say . . . I did not laugh.

  • March 2, 2008, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Oh, my

    by Mister Man

    That was really bad.

  • March 2, 2008, 12:06 a.m. CST

    TV Funhouse was the hightlight of the show

    by br1947

    But only because Al Sharpton got shocked.

  • March 2, 2008, 12:07 a.m. CST

    25+ writers made that show?!?

    by Mullah Omar

    I just watched the credits roll and was astonished at how many writers were credited. More than two dozen people were paid to write that show? That might be the biggest joke of the night.

  • March 2, 2008, 12:07 a.m. CST

    It's cool that Hillary was on the show...

    by thegreatwhatzit

    Not unlike her campaign, tonight's installment crash and burned. Pretty gruesome...

  • March 2, 2008, 12:07 a.m. CST

    BrowncoatJedi = You're not important.

    by Orionsangels

    Ya gonna cry now you little loser, awwww

  • March 2, 2008, 12:09 a.m. CST

    I've seen Tweedy dressed like that

    by GregoryHarbin

    Granted, it wasn't at either of the times I've seen Wilco live, but I've seen him dressed like that for a photo shoot. It wasn't terribly out of character for him.<p> Great performances, the both. Most bands really suck on SNL, but the gang really brought it.<p> Here's hoping for another swing through my neck of the woods this summer.

  • March 2, 2008, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Wilco was the best thing about the show.

    by eric haislar

    Man Page what gives i know you are better then that. To be fair the sketches where pretty bad no matter who did them.

  • March 2, 2008, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Yikes

    by StealthBeagle

    That was a pretty painful episode. This does not bode well for the rest of the season.

  • March 2, 2008, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Who gives a fuck? TORCHWOOD...

    by therobcat

    ...was awesome! How does a piece of shit show like SNL rate a talkback when a genre bending AMAZING show like Torchwood doesn't? That's just silly. Does anyone know if Owen is really dead? I hope not. He's suck a great and well developed character. I hope they're not going to replace him with Martha Jones. I love her character too, but I'd much rather have both of them. I'd also like to see them bring Billie Piper onto the show, though mostly just to see a hot three-way with her, Martha, and Jack, but that's just me. Ahem....

  • March 2, 2008, 12:37 a.m. CST

    hell yeah, xanibal!

    by necgray

    I'm with you, buddy. Smart, quirky, FUNNY, short brunettes are awesome. And I agree, I think she's easy on the eyes. I'd be a victim to the Fey cougar...

  • March 2, 2008, 12:47 a.m. CST

    Tina Fey

    by thegreatwhatzit

    looks like my half brother, Glenn. The resemblance is scary. And she's just about as sexy. By the way, after viewing E!'s repeat of SNL, I have unimpeachable evidence that Will Ferrell isn't funny. Well, good night, drive safely (cue for theme song) THE FUCKIN' END.

  • March 2, 2008, 12:54 a.m. CST

    We've got a kick-ass Torchwood talkback in The Zone

    by Mose Schrute

    Is Herc's column the only part of AICN you guys read?

  • March 2, 2008, 1:13 a.m. CST

    Only one funny sketch.....

    by Ka Dargo

    The one towards the end with the Juno chick with the big hair and talkin ghetto...and someone mentioned the Doomsday movie....DAMN that Rhona Mitra is one super hot piece of ass!!!!!

  • March 2, 2008, 1:15 a.m. CST

    Who'd you rather fuck, if forced to?

    by Jackie Boy

    Hillary Clinton, Whoopi Goldberg, or Ann Coulter? A buddy asked me this and I felt the need to share.

  • March 2, 2008, 1:25 a.m. CST

    Hillary Clinton From Mars Attacks

    by MilkyLicker

    AAK!!! AAK-AAK!!!

  • March 2, 2008, 1:36 a.m. CST

    Well, God damn!!!

    by Playkins

    I'm actually laughing out loud at this. Who'da thunkit?

  • March 2, 2008, 1:36 a.m. CST

    I liked ...

    by Hercules

    Bill Hader as Hook and the Baby Gap sketch. And I think I laughed at some of the update gags too.

  • March 2, 2008, 1:38 a.m. CST

    Oh, and?

    by Hercules

    Whoever said Phil Hartman was gone before 94-95 was right. I fucked up.

  • March 2, 2008, 1:41 a.m. CST

    Hartman, I weep for thee.

    by Playkins

    I still do.

  • March 2, 2008, 1:42 a.m. CST

    Wilco were great!

    by masterbrocksamson

    Granted as a fan, I would've liked to hear War on War or Kidsmoke, but they still sound top-notch and really pulled it off well. Jeff Tweedy has developed into a great frontman. Always was good. Loved Uncle Tupelo, love most of Wilco's output, too. Show was O.K. but that Peter Pan sketch was painful, just my opinion!

  • March 2, 2008, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Don't apologize for opinions

    by Mister Man

    Lame

  • March 2, 2008, 1:51 a.m. CST

    I'm looking forward to Amy Adams- Yum!

    by Flim Springfield

    <b>

  • March 2, 2008, 1:54 a.m. CST

    terrible terrible episode

    by dirkadirkadirka

    I'm no SNL hater...in fact its been one of my favorite shows but tonights was shit. What the fuck is up with Armisen's Obama? Thats the best they can up with? I think theres a reason why he only had three lines in the entire sketch. I think the key to this show is the host. Ellen Page is cute but she was out of her element. Theres a reason why every time Alec Baldwin is on the show its hilarious. They hit a new low tonight...I might have cracked a smile a few times but thats about it. Funhouse was bad, SNL short was bad, update was bad. Lets hope they get there act together.

  • March 2, 2008, 1:54 a.m. CST

    my friend does tv funhouse

    by bacci40

    and its the only reason im glad that the wga strike is over...the strike was killing his biz

  • March 2, 2008, 1:54 a.m. CST

    If you think SNL is completely liberal-leaning:

    by Flim Springfield

    First, think back to 2003 and the lead-up to the Iraq War. SNL was embarrassing pro-war and had dumb sketches about the UN and weapons inspectors.<br> Second, Lorne Michaels: I guarantee he votes Republican.<br> And finally, it's comedy show. Of course it's going to be mostly liberal-leaning because conservativism is just not funny.

  • March 2, 2008, 1:56 a.m. CST

    Milkshake funny?

    by dirkadirkadirka

    The only funny part is Forte's theme song. Haders impression was good but not really that funny...once again Armison was very very bad.

  • March 2, 2008, 2 a.m. CST

    Michael Sera to host???

    by dirkadirkadirka

    Didn't he host a live event during the strike? The guy is great...I'd much rather see him host then Jonah Hill.

  • March 2, 2008, 2:02 a.m. CST

    hillary's sock it to me moment

    by bacci40

    didnt work for nixon, wont work for her...and the 80-81 season was indeed the worst...and doing bits on how obama is getting a pass from the media is bullshit...cnn ran a poll "is obama patriotic"...the talk shows have been all over michelle obama for her comments....the msm has been all over obama for his connections to his church...last year, the msm tried to say that he was raised in a midrassa...i dont need to go on, just note that the smears havent got any traction...the msm doesnt hate hillary, she has just run a shitty campaign...that will happen when you make no plans past super tuesday, thinking that you not only deserve to be president, but that everyone agrees with that opinion....but no fears, cuz after this tuesday, hillary is done

  • March 2, 2008, 2:32 a.m. CST

    Not the only one...

    by DanielKurland

    Every week, I look, and hope that Hader will be more effectively used. He's always just the straight man, with some bit part in a concept sketch.

  • March 2, 2008, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Wanting to hook up with Ellen Page is like wanting

    by Kirbymanly

    to make out with a Little Rascal

  • March 2, 2008, 2:45 a.m. CST

    How about the Fuck/Marry/Kill game?

    by the podosphere

    My answer: Fuck Coulter so good she'll switch political ideologies just to get more of my ivory rod, marry Whoopi cuz she'll understand the need to use my skillz on Coulter for the common good, and take Hillary out of Bill's misery. (note to the NSA: it's just a game. A theoretical. Please don't cart me off to the loony bin or give me an involuntary multiple hot-lead injection into the gray. Thank you.)

  • March 2, 2008, 2:51 a.m. CST

    Memo to Seth and Amy and Tina last week:

    by the podosphere

    Your moment to deflate Obama and lift Hillary passed during the writers' strike, and there's no getting it back. <p> The irony may be that those conservative moguls who forced the strike and prevented you from sideswiping Obama practically every week for the past four months may have tilted the election to the Democrats in November, as Obama is way more electable than Hillary.

  • March 2, 2008, 2:54 a.m. CST

    Xiphos

    by the podosphere

    I got it. Nixon popped up on Laugh-In in the Fall of 1968 and said, "Sock it to me?" <p> HHH was offered equal time, and declined. <p> HHH was destined to lose anyway, as he was saddled with LBJ's war, and they didn't have the gift of a big fat fear card.

  • March 2, 2008, 2:58 a.m. CST

    I suspect MANY people know...

    by Mullah Omar

    "Sock it . . . TO ME?"

  • March 2, 2008, 3:09 a.m. CST

    this is just not funny

    by oisin5199

    I've watched those clips, and I'm still waiting for the 'hilarious.' I laugh out loud every night at Daily Show and Colbert Report. This shit barely makes me smirk. They should have killed this dinosaur years ago.

  • March 2, 2008, 3:25 a.m. CST

    Pretty bad

    by Vi

    That Obama impression doesn't even make me smirk. It's more like a "what the fuck?"

  • March 2, 2008, 4:18 a.m. CST

    Shows that don't make fun of Republicans?

    by gotilk

    They're called "The Half Hour Comedy Hour"... huh? what? What's that, you ask? <br> <br>Exactly.<br> <br> They may have turned liberal into some kind of an insult over the last 15-20 years, but making Conservative comedy work? Might as well try making local morning shows funny. Dennis Miller has tried it a few times and it just comes off as creepy and misguided. Conservative comedy. Say that a few times in your head and see if you can start to understand why it doesn't work. Making good economic policy? Fine. Comedy? Not fine.

  • March 2, 2008, 4:44 a.m. CST

    Wow, Ellen Page sure sucked...

    by Screamin822

    Not to say that the writing was anything even approaching good tonight, but damn, she was amazingly bad.

  • March 2, 2008, 4:45 a.m. CST

    Oh, the one funny thing...

    by Screamin822

    ...in practically the entire episode was Wiig's bit during "The Other Boleyn Girls". She can do no wrong in my eyes.

  • March 2, 2008, 5:10 a.m. CST

    When a presidential candidate....

    by Bobo_Vision

    ...starts referencing SNL during debates to make a point, you know we are living in Bizarro times.

  • March 2, 2008, 5:19 a.m. CST

    Liberal comedy is only funny if you're Liberal

    by DigitalDong

    So lets see, SNL has it and it sucks. Wow what a forumula. I miss the day of Bill Clinton where everyone could laugh at it cause there was nothing politcal about it. Instead, you get Tina Fey preaching her ideals as if its comedy gold, which it wasn't. You could hear the half laughs on her Weekend Update bit last week. Thank god I DVR'd tongihts ep, I skipped Chucky in the beggining. I don't wan tto look at her let alone listen to her.

  • March 2, 2008, 7:43 a.m. CST

    "Baby Mammoth" on Discovery Channel was hilarious last night.

    by Uncle Stan

    I guess I chose well, suckers.

  • March 2, 2008, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Wilco fucking rawked!

    by Kentucky Colonel

    That drummer of their, Glen K., used to drum for my boy Paul K. in his band The Weatherman. Nice to see him on SNL!

  • March 2, 2008, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Conservative/Neocon Comedy? Schadenfreude I Guess

    by LaserPants

    There aren't any conservative (or neocon) comics because hatemongering theocratic fascists aren't funny. Disasterous foreign policy isn't funny. Raping the economic well-being of the middle, working, and poor classes isn't funny either. Unless, of course, your old, fat, white, and filthy fucking rich and are directly making money off of the suffering of the middle, working, and poor classes. THEN, and only then, is the untold suffering of millions engineered to make a handful of people filthy rich funny. The very few benefiting by the suffering of the untold multitudes being the one true guiding principal of the Republicans, the NeoCons, the Conservatives. Tell me I'm wrong.

  • March 2, 2008, 10:16 a.m. CST

    DIGITALDICKHEAD: "I miss the day of Bill Clinton"

    by BringingSexyBack

    In case you haven't been paying attention for the last 8 years, we've gone through a catastrophic terrorist attack, waged a war that made things far worse, had tens of thousands of American casualties, are in a recession, are indebted by the trillions to China to pay for the war, had our military totally profiteered by the likes of Halliburton et al ... so all you can think of is Tina Fey bitching? Thank you God for giving me the sense not to be a brain-damaged right-winger. <p> Craig/Foley 08!!

  • March 2, 2008, 10:18 a.m. CST

    I'VE SEEN WINGNUTS ATTEMPT AT HUMOR

    by BringingSexyBack

    Ain't pretty.

  • March 2, 2008, 10:20 a.m. CST

    bigoted much Laser?

    by happyboy

    make more generalizations. conservatives aren't funny. neither are arabs. neither are asians or germans. the only people who are funny are liberals and jews and it's god given natural talent and divine right that media is dominated by them, it has nothing to do with who owns media or nepotism. everyone knows SNL, Southpark and the daily show gives due and careful equal consideration to non-liberal, non-east coast/west coast points of view

  • March 2, 2008, 10:22 a.m. CST

    THE JAPANESE ARE PRETTY FUNNY

    by BringingSexyBack

    Psychotically and scarily funny.

  • March 2, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Ellen is cute but needs elocution lessons.

    by kabong

    Half of whatever she was yelping got lost in the jumpy wired portrayal of jumpy wired TEEN.

  • March 2, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Uh, People Aren't Born Republican, Happy Boy

    by LaserPants

    Its perfectly fine to dislike people who CHOSE to be hatemongering assholes. Ethnicity and gender aren't choices, they're birthrights. I also dislike KKK members and Nazis along with NeoCons, Republicans, religious conservatives, and other right-wing assholes. Next.

  • March 2, 2008, 10:36 a.m. CST

    LaerPants

    by Stevie Grant

    Are you already drunk? Or do you just ramble nonsense normally?

  • March 2, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Laser Is Spelled With An "s" Stevie

    by LaserPants

    What was that about being drunk again?

  • March 2, 2008, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Bacci40. you're spot on

    by thegreatwhatzit

    Appreciate your commentary. Mrs. Clinton is desperate; a few months ago, she was smugly confident that she's be a shoo-in for prez. And plugging a TV show during a debate? Total asshole. Laserpants, I'm a Democrat and will herewith make it a point to skip your tedious rantinngs (get a girl, get a life, et al).

  • March 2, 2008, 11:38 a.m. CST

    cheer up, Happy Boy!

    by samsquanch

    You sure cheered me up.

  • March 2, 2008, 1:07 p.m. CST

    I thought after weeks of strike...

    by Pariah74

    ...we'd get something better than this. Man, this isn't crap or so horrid I wanted to puke...but sure wasn't hilarious either. It was what I would call very very bland. Oh and as far as Hillary. Jesus! Liberal bias my ass...they have a hillary bias! WTF is this? I don't watch SNL so they can tell me who to vote for. With all the stupid shit that has gone on in these primaries the best they can do is say the media hates Clinton? Gimmee a break. I won't be watching this week. I have to clip my nails and go to bed early.

  • March 2, 2008, 1:12 p.m. CST

    re greatwhatzit

    by necgray

    Yeah, and Maggie Gylenhaal looks like her brother Jake. Your point? Oh, right, you hate Tina Fey. Well, good on ya.

  • March 2, 2008, 1:20 p.m. CST

    Just vultures on a carcus...

    by hillvalley

    I don't see how Hilary is getting bad press or how the media is pandering to Obama. What I see reported when I watch CNN or read the paper is that Clinton's campaign is sinking fast and Obama's is enjoying a surge. This is just reporting. Hillary's campaign (from “the inevitable nom” to “needs Texas AND Ohio just to stay afloat”) indeed is in the toilet. Furthermore I haven't heard/read any legitimate reporter personally endorsing either candidate. If SNL's commentary isn't that Obama is receiving more favorable coverage in the media but rather that he's just receiving MORE coverage (which isn’t their comment, but would have been an accurate, less partisan approach on SNL's part), than this should have been addressed back in November. Remember when there were, like, 10 candidates or so? Remember any of their names, besides Hil, Bam, and Edwards? There was the Mexican guy, the cranky old dude, the munchkin with the hot wife, and literally “et cetera”. None of them got any attention or were ever regarded with even being in contention for the nom. They even backed out with little fanfare. There's no such thing as bad publicity. It's when no one's interested that you have a problem. Hilary Clinton knows this. She also knows that the only thing that interests the media more than a train wreck is the survivor of a train wreck. She saw last weeks SNL debate sketch and Tina Fey’s glowing endorsement during Update and saw the possibility of the tide turning and a comeback. Which may well be the case. Public opinion is fickle. However, I don’t think actively participating in your own comeback is wise. I think her reference to the sketch during the Ohio debate sounded like sour grapes. And her appearance in last nights SNL didn’t work for me because she wasn’t used in an amusing way. She basically popped in at the end of a rerun of last weeks sketch and announced, “I approve of this message.” I think that hurt SNL’s reputation as an equal opportunity lampooner more than it helped Clinton’s reputation as a humorless Lady MacBeth. Of course that’s just my opinion.

  • March 2, 2008, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Laserpants

    by the podosphere

    Actually, fascism IS funny. What isn't is fascists making fun of people who aren't fascists. Like in the aforementioned half-hour comedy hour.

  • March 2, 2008, 1:40 p.m. CST

    a book about Fascisim on the NYT best seller list

    by rainbowtrout1265

    I think it's called Liberal Fascism...

  • March 2, 2008, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Kelsey Grammer is a conservative

    by the podosphere

    and he's funny. Of course, his schtick steers clear of politics....

  • March 2, 2008, 1:49 p.m. CST

    MORBIDOBESITY - YOU ARE A WHORE

    by BringingSexyBack

    Kajagoo!

  • March 2, 2008, 1:53 p.m. CST

    NOTHING MORE HUMORLESS

    by BringingSexyBack

    than a Halliburton apologist. Sad.

  • March 2, 2008, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Furthermore...

    by hillvalley

    ...remember the cause/effect relationship between SNL and the 2000 Bush/Gore debates? In their first debate sketch, SNL portrayed as Al Gore as a monotoned robot. The Gore campaign famously watched over the tape of that sketch like a coach watches tapes of his own team to see what went wrong. When Gore came back to the next debate, he tried so hard to appear loose and "with it", that SNL lampooned how bad he had failed to do so the following Saturday. In effect, the show became part of the debate became part of the show. How Meta. Now last week, SNL partly shaped the content of the debate again. But this was not mentioned in their follow-up skit, probably because the show was specifically named (and because it would have been at Hillary’s expense, and SNL seems to be very pro-Hillary). I think that was a mistake, because last nights debate sketch WAS just a rehash of last weeks, and also because SNL missed a real opportunity to point out how ridiculous it is that politicians and the public today are looking to comedy shows like SNL and the Daily Show to shape their opinions and beliefs. Jon Stewart calls attention to this whenever a guest points out how many people get their news from his show. The news has become entertainment, and entertainment has become the news. Now that’s a subject ripe for SNL satire. If only they didn’t believe their own hype as king/queenmakers…

  • March 2, 2008, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Thanks, hillvalley

    by thegreatwhatzit

    for the intelligent commentary. Though they nailed Gore's android demeanor, SNL totally lambasted Bush while treating Kerry as a civil dignitary. Guess who was elected? Kissing Mrs. Clinton's fat ass--and the lack of impartiality--is pathetic "humor." As aforementioned, Clinton obliged by plugging SNL during last week's debate. Almost as pathetic as her nomination.

  • March 2, 2008, 2:18 p.m. CST

    wow...just bad. Ellen's Myrie blew..

    by red1701

    As soon as that Dakota Fanning show sketch brought on Ellen as Mylie Cyrus, I felt like I was watching a car crash in slow motion....awful.

  • March 2, 2008, 2:28 p.m. CST

    ELLEN LOOKS LIKE MICHAEL JACKSON'S PET CHIMP

    by BringingSexyBack

    I'd still hit it though.

  • March 2, 2008, 2:29 p.m. CST

    I laugh at people that hate stuff but watch it every

    by skywalkerfamily

    week. Guess what! I hate it, and I turned it off!

  • March 2, 2008, 2:57 p.m. CST

    thoughts

    by zooch

    Ellen Page was surprisingly not very good.<br><br>Armison's Obama is bad. He is stiff, completely lacks Obama's energy and charisma. The skit was too pro-Hillary. <br><br>I don't see how people say Obama doesn't get it from the media. With all the obvious attacks on him from right wing news media sources, attacks on him for his middle name, the pictures with the kenyan garb, and them trying to put him in with Sharpton and Jackson. I don't think he's got it any better.<br><br>I used to like Guilliani on SNL, what happened to that guy?

  • March 2, 2008, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Ellen Page

    by mraig

    I should mention that Ellen Page is now part the cast of my imaginary film version of "The Dark Knight Returns" as the young female Robin (a role she secured right after I saw Hard Candy). <P> The rest of the cast: <P>Batman: Clint Eastwood <P> Commissioner Gordon: Tom Skeritt <P> Joker: David Bowie <P> Catwoman: Liz Taylor <P> Two Face: Warren Beatty<P> As you can perhaps tell from the cast, the movie will have to be filmed fifteen years ago, when I was in high school. Ellen Page will be specially flown in from the present.

  • March 2, 2008, 3:35 p.m. CST

    As for SNL

    by mraig

    I thought the bit with Andy Samberg playing the woman who wrote Juno was pretty funny, and I chuckled at the Peter Pan bit (Will Forte and Bill Heder were great given what they had--they really need to be properly taken advantage of. Ditto Kristen Wigg in the "Other Boleyn Girl" sketch.) <P>But overall, it kind of fell victim to the "Simpsons" flaw of substituting A-list cameos for actual humor--which is sort of akin to the related "building an entire set based on a real store" bit that is clearly paid product placement, and is never funny enough to make it worthwhile (you can now add Baby Gap to Jamba Juice, the "waiting in line at Universal Studios" sketch, the Target sketch [which at least has Kristen Wigg doing her best], etc.)

  • March 2, 2008, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Herc

    by zooch

    Don't you think voting in the primaries to nominate the weakest imaginable candidate is undermining democracy and the values of the democratic party?

  • March 2, 2008, 4:01 p.m. CST

    Agreed, hillvalley

    by Bobo_Vision

    A presidential candidate references SNL during a debate...a debate to become the next president of the United States, and SNL doesn't lampoon it? Instead they have said candidate do a guest spot on the show which is more salutory in her honour than funny in any way. For a lampoon show to have such bias is disgusting in the same way that Fox news calls itself a News channel.

  • March 2, 2008, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Worst episode of SNL for a while

    by TerryMalloy

    And Ellen Page is attractive--if you're thirteen. Or a creepy old man with a paunch.

  • March 2, 2008, 4:08 p.m. CST

    The 94 - 95 season was third worst

    by jmyoung666

    After 80 - 81 and 85 - 86. Even 93 - 94 the quality had slid considerably.

  • March 2, 2008, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Last week's debate sketch was funny

    by jmyoung666

    The sketch was very funny and the odds I would vote for Hillary are slim to none. <p> I have voted green because the pro-corporate screw the worker wing of the democrats had taken over. I may actually vote for Obama. I won't vote for a candidate that has supported the stupid trade sanctions we have against Cuba or who voted against banning land mines and cluster bombs, or who has flipped her position on NAFTA because it is politically convenient

  • March 2, 2008, 4:13 p.m. CST

    Good thing i am a creepy old man with a paunch

    by jmyoung666

  • March 2, 2008, 4:18 p.m. CST

    If I have offended any creepy old men with paunches,

    by TerryMalloy

    I sincerely apologize.

  • March 2, 2008, 4:37 p.m. CST

    not very old, not very paunchy, only moderately creepy

    by kabong

    hope to qualify for hitting some of that, though

  • March 2, 2008, 4:55 p.m. CST

    To each his own, kabong

    by TerryMalloy

  • March 2, 2008, 5:11 p.m. CST

    I am an non-creepy young man with a 6pack

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    And I haven't found Page attractive ever since Hard Candy. So I found it funny, T.

  • March 2, 2008, 5:39 p.m. CST

    MORBIDOBESITY

    by BringingSexyBack

    I did educate myself on Halliburton. I know that Halliburton made outrageous profits while shortchanging troops on the ground. I recommend you watch the film Profiteers of the Iraq War for an expose on them as well as a host of other such companies. Here's some info on Halliburton: http://tinyurl.com/yo2bo9 ... kajagoogie.

  • March 2, 2008, 6:39 p.m. CST

    the steelers reference explained

    by funnyhat

    Myron Cope, the announcer of the steelers for almost 30 years, died this week. Cope was the creator of "The Terrible Towel". Seth's dad is from pittsburgh, and as we all know, steelers fans are more die hard and well traveled than any sports team in the US. seth was just showing his steeler pride

  • March 2, 2008, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Leftis Documentaries...

    by Stevie Grant

    are total bullshit. I've read and participated in economic and legal papers covering these topics. The typical "documentary" featuring Halliburton displays all the political balance you would expect from Moore or Gore propaganda. Halliburton is good, believe or not. They are the only corporation that does all of what they do, are 100% LEGALLY EMPLOYED VIA EXECUTIVE BRANCH, and have tried to sell their Middle East division (massive losses due to opportunity costs) but still are associated with Cheney's brief time there (he got fired and is on unfriendly terms with the corp). But, yeah, Bush is a fascist, slave to the military industrial complex; blah blah blah. Goddamn sheep.

  • March 2, 2008, 6:41 p.m. CST

    sorry

    by Stevie Grant

    "Leftist"

  • March 2, 2008, 6:53 p.m. CST

    What up, Xiphos?

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    I've been busy at lots lately, unfortunately. Good news though, in about a week I will be able to start up Krav again. Now I just need to get back in shape for it after a winter of decadence (I call it the Winter of Cholera, it's like the summer of George, only for me, and not the summer).<p>Treadmill tonight...

  • March 2, 2008, 7:37 p.m. CST

    MORBIDOBESITY AND STEVIE GRANT

    by BringingSexyBack

    Morbidobesity: Well, that's an easy one. Halliburton is a major military and construction contractor that has strong political pull through the Washington lobby and its direct ties to political figures. That's why politicians find easy work in the private sector, such as Cheney did after serving the Bush Sr. administration. How that excuses Bush and his administration's capitulation to these companies in unprecendented levels of no-bid contracts, illegal profiteering, and gross negligence in their business conduct is something you need to explain. Try surprising me with something unrelated to Clinton, too. <p> Stevie Grant: "Massive losses due to opportunity costs"? How exactly does that show up on a company's financial statement? If you actually think Halliburton "does all of what they do" (if by that you mean 'supposed' to do), you are seriously misinformed. I'd like to read your economic and legal papers too, I'm always game for some humor.

  • March 2, 2008, 7:57 p.m. CST

    BSB

    by Stevie Grant

    You are a liberal sheep. Do you even know that the executive branch doesn't put jobs up for bid on a job by job basis? This practice started under Clinton, and Clinton was the first President to overturn a contract... just to award it to Halliburton. The US can award a SEVERAL YEAR CONTRACT to Halliburton or any other corporation (you know the type of contract that says, 'you get any job for the next several years, until the next bid'), or illegaly hire multiple other corporations and multiply the organizational headache and bill. And, yes, Halliburton has tried to sell it's Middle East division (unsuccessfully), no one wants to buy it. It only gets a promised percentage profit by the US Federal Government... it can get more return through bonds without employing thousands and thousands of people and without sinking billions of dollers into a warzone. You are a seriously misinformed and happily oblivious dumb fuck... aka a liberal.

  • March 2, 2008, 8:02 p.m. CST

    hold on,

    by Stevie Grant

    I should explain what "opportunity costs" means. Opportunity costs are the costs a financial entity faces when it sinks money or capital in one venture versus another. For example, assume I have 30 million dollars. If I deposited it in the bank, I would only earn the interest rate on the balance. But, if I bought municipal bonds with it I would be earning multiple times the bank's interest rate. The difference between the payoffs is an example of "opportunity costs".

  • March 2, 2008, 8:45 p.m. CST

    STEVIE CAN'T: NAME-CALLING IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR AN ARGUMENT

    by BringingSexyBack

    It's not the Executive Branch that awards the military contracts - it's the Pentagon and the individual branches of the military. And a multi-year contract MAY be awarded, but should be subject to competitive bidding and performance review clauses. Certainly the political machinations of Cheney in the VP office has helped Halliburton and its subsidiaries in this regard with no-bid contracts. Witness the testimony of Bunnatine Greenhouse and her personal reviews of Halliburton's contracts. And I know what opportunity cost is. Pretty much as you described, but my point is it is in no way a "massive loss". It is not a realized expense and so cannot be quantified as a loss as you described on KBR's behalf, counselor. <p> Try to keep it civil. Your shrillness just makes you look like a clown.

  • March 2, 2008, 9:10 p.m. CST

    BSB

    by Stevie Grant

    No, sorry, you are wrong. Try getting your facts from some other source besides DailyKos. I realize I didn't give a 100 page legal summary of the restrictions or role surrounding Fed. contracts, but you are the one who needs to fact check. Besides, I called you a misinformed dumbass, then explained why. You countered with the "executive branch doesn't award the military contracts - it's the Pentagon", yeah, right, like the Pentagon doesn't have to take orders or is influenced by their Commander in Chief. The President is more or less pivotal in granting contracts, do some research.

  • March 2, 2008, 9:28 p.m. CST

    'cho, xi

    by occula

    s'up gents? i've been in cloud tutu land (you like my pun?) and let me tell you, it's a bad place to visit. how's trix?

  • March 2, 2008, 9:30 p.m. CST

    STEVIE

    by BringingSexyBack

    So in fact you agree that the Vice President's office was in a position to influence the awarding of no-bid contracts to Halliburton over the objections of contract reviewers at the Army Corps of Engineers? How exactly is that beneficial to the American public, or the military, in fact? Even in a strictly business sense, it was a bad move because they and other companies have since been exposed to have deliberately over-charged the government and delivered sub-par services. Services they could afford to deliver because there was no competition to contend with.

  • March 2, 2008, 9:33 p.m. CST

    MORBIDOBESITY

    by BringingSexyBack

    Pay attention, because I never asked you to act civilly. So your "poor me" diversion doesn't make up for your lack of an argument. Even a wingnut template response would have sufficed, but you're short on that tonight too. Better luck next time.

  • March 2, 2008, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Suckage.

    by thebearovingian

    Pure suckage.

  • March 2, 2008, 9:39 p.m. CST

    BSB

    by TerryMalloy

    Not trying to bust into the argument here, but you did say "try to keep it civil".

  • March 2, 2008, 9:41 p.m. CST

    TERRY

    by BringingSexyBack

    That was directed at Stevie, not Morbid, who obviously found someone to conveniently hide behind for lack of a cogent argument.

  • March 2, 2008, 9:42 p.m. CST

    BSB

    by Stevie Grant

    I'm going to bed in a second, so if you have any more pointless questions, just refer yourself to my previous posts. The VP did work at Halliburton, true. But he did a bad job, got fired, and had hard feelings about it. Saying Cheney is in bed with Halliburton is idiotic leftist documentarian bullshit supported by speculation, not action or fact. And, just to reiterate, before your next baseless statement about some Halliburtion conspiracy theory, HALLIBURTON HAS BEEN TRYING TO SELL ITS MIDDLE EAST DIVISION FOR YEARS. The corporation doesn't want the fictitious fortunes liberals rant about. It wants out of the whoe "neo-con war for oil" blah blah blah... even before there was a war. Quit being an tool and idiot.

  • March 2, 2008, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Xiphos

    by TerryMalloy

    How's the rehabilitation going?

  • March 2, 2008, 9:44 p.m. CST

    correction

    by Stevie Grant

    "whole" not whoe; "a" not an

  • March 2, 2008, 9:46 p.m. CST

    I don't appreciate all this name-calling, Stevie, BSB, Morbid

    by TerryMalloy

    I'm having kindergarten flashbacks.

  • March 2, 2008, 9:50 p.m. CST

    And I apologize,

    by Stevie Grant

    I've just gotten very irritable over the years from "anti-war" types and "liberal" types who bring up various baseless Michael Moore type accusations, get answers from economists and law professors totally refuting said accusations, and refuse to accept verifiable facts based on verifiable actions. And just keep making the same accusations based on something that must be only known to them. There so much to fault the Bush Administration for, it just escapes me why certain types cling to the least grounded accusations.

  • March 2, 2008, 9:54 p.m. CST

    One more thing,

    by Stevie Grant

    the overwhelming majority of the economists and law professors I mentioned are typical, academia, liberal types themselves, and even they had to call bullshit on the BSB type of accusations. Many were actually offended that such idiocy existed on their precious campus; and these guys believe Bush should be impeached.

  • March 2, 2008, 10:02 p.m. CST

    STEVIE

    by BringingSexyBack

    What kind of fiction are you peddling? Cheney was not fired from Halliburton - he was CEO until August 2000 when he quit because he conveniently appointed himself as Bush's VP nominee (he was head of Bush's VP search task force). And when has Halliburton ever not wanted involvement in Iraq's reconstruction prior to the war? Don't you have better lies than that? Here is what you're not saying: <p> Halliburton has tried to divest itself of KBR for a number of reasons which include but not limited to bribery, overcharging and negligent work (in one case delivering contaminated water to US troops over the objections of inspectors and engineers). Halliburton itself was investigated for bribery, bid-rigging, illegal profiteering and defrauding the military. <p> So Halliburton's move of its headquarters to the United Arab Emirates was a shrewd move. It shields them from much of the investigation, and the sale of KBR is tax-free to Halliburton shareholders in the US. Nice move for a company that profited so much off the American taxpayers.<p> You might be playing off like you know your shit, but not only are you ignorant, you've allowed your anti-Liberal hatred cloud any sense of patriotism.

  • March 2, 2008, 10:06 p.m. CST

    MORBIDOBESITY

    by BringingSexyBack

    Hiding behind Stevie's skirt. Seriously, you lobbed the first stone with your typical blame-Clinton stance as soon as Halliburton was mentioned. It's not my fault you can't back it up. Crybaby.

  • March 2, 2008, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Ellen Page is 21

    by Sick Fixx

    She is a woman, not a girl.

  • March 2, 2008, 10:11 p.m. CST

    Dude,

    by Stevie Grant

    I'll be asleep in less then 5 minutes from now, but, Halliburton is only the boogeyman in leftist crap. The actual story is much more complicated and textured, and not so black and white. Various divisions and specific managers did overcharge the Government, but, those figures also include, for example, expected losses of capital that never occurred. They don't include the figures from the expected losses to capital that did occur. Leftist sources are biased as hell, and pick and choose only about a fifth of the story. And, YES, HALLIBURTON HAS BEEN TRYING TO SELL ITS MIDDLE EAST DIVISION. FOR A WHILE. GIVE UP YOUR CONSPIRACY THEORIES.

  • March 2, 2008, 10:12 p.m. CST

    STEVIE

    by BringingSexyBack

    You're pulling shit out of thin air. That's a nice trick. What "majority of economists and law professors" are defending Halliburton. If you can cite even two credible sources for this statement (and don't even try linking Newsmax or some wingnut front), I'll concede that point. Just post a link.

  • March 2, 2008, 10:18 p.m. CST

    I'm not talking about

    by Stevie Grant

    news sources, although those aren't hard to find at all. I'm talking about Harvard professors giving Q&A lectures, lectures I have to sit in on, and take notes on. I'll try to check this site tomorrow, in case there's anything else, but I got a lot to do and most likely won't be worrying about some internet forum discussion. Night.

  • March 2, 2008, 10:18 p.m. CST

    STEVIE

    by BringingSexyBack

    "Expected losses to capital that never occurred." <p> You picked the wrong guy to bullshit. As someone with some fair amount of accounting and business experience, I can say with all confidence that you are seriously full of shit. <p> I guarantee you try to sell that to anyone with even a modicum of knowledge of accounting principles you will get laughed out of town. What a joke, Stevie. <p>

  • March 2, 2008, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Now, now, boys. Play nice.

    by BizarroJerry

    You should all come to the conclusion I have. Both sides, Dems and Reps, are full of shit.<p> And SNL's recent Hillary stuff has been far too obviously biased towards her. Fey's pro-Hillary rant and Amy Poehler's near-orgasmic meeting with her are fine examples, both in the past two weeks. I mean, the two debate sketches had the exact same theme. They should be ripping into all candidates mercilessly without any guest appearances. SNL's push for such high-powered guest stars to appear and make the show remain relevant is making them even less relevant. If all these politicians feel comfortable enough to appear on your show, you're not doing your job...

  • March 2, 2008, 10:20 p.m. CST

    NO WONDER THEY INVESTIGATED HALLIBURTON

    by BringingSexyBack

    Any company that charged the goverment for unrealized losses is grounds for fraud. Not a fucking defense by a two-bit wingnut talkbacker.

  • March 2, 2008, 10:24 p.m. CST

    I think

    by TerryMalloy

    The facts are hard to find in this day and age.

  • March 2, 2008, 10:29 p.m. CST

    BSB

    by Stevie Grant

    that was my point, alot of the accusations about Halliburton use "accounting" standards that don't amount to anything. Several major ones focused on specific quarter reports, in specific districts, that had negative costs (ie, spent less money than they received) and then ran around various press conferences like it was fucking Watergate. I leaving my computer now, and I seriously hope you read some none leftist literature on this subject. Seriously. And I'm not a "wingnut" (which I assume means Republican), I'm just not a tool.

  • March 2, 2008, 10:33 p.m. CST

    MORBIDOBESITY

    by BringingSexyBack

    You really need an explanation? Are you that much of a tool? <p> "Better luck next time" meant you failed to back up your argument by resorting to a diversion of insults. So, I wished you better luck on your next attempt. <p> And no, political discourse to me is not about winning or losing, it's about exchanging ideas and information, and debating the merits of them all. And being open to facts no matter how contrary they may be to my beliefs. <p> You, however, bailed and I had no problem with that except you resorted to further insults and made yourself some kind of victim. <p> So yes, you're a crybaby. Boohoo.

  • March 2, 2008, 10:39 p.m. CST

    STEVIE

    by BringingSexyBack

    Ooookay, whatevs! <p> I'm sure all the investigations into Halliburton were part of some Leftist accounting conspiracy and their move to the Middle East had absolutely nothing to do with their culpability. Okey doke.

  • March 2, 2008, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Talkback.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Ah, the sweet, sickening stench of it.

  • March 2, 2008, 10:48 p.m. CST

    MORBIDIDIOCY

    by BringingSexyBack

    You're a funny guy, but have some serious and creepy self-esteem issues. I don't need to win, you just haven't shown the faintest effort to debate. <p> So I'll let you off the hook by going to sleep myself. Then you can come out from under Stevie's skirt. Better luck next time!

  • March 2, 2008, 10:49 p.m. CST

    MNG

    by BringingSexyBack

    Kajagoogoo? J'agoo.

  • March 2, 2008, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Breath it in, MNG

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    Ahhhhhhh...the effervescence.

  • March 2, 2008, 11:06 p.m. CST

    why, occula

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    long time no talkback. Hypothetical question. If you walked into a room and saw a man sitting there smelling the crotch of a pair of jeans he had just freshly washed simply to savor and experience the warm, fresh out the dryer, slightly spring-time smell, would you think he was a little gay? Because something like that happened with me today. I was the man sniffing the jeans. Kind of awkward.

  • March 2, 2008, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Oh, it's intoxicating 'Cholera...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...but it's lethal.

  • March 2, 2008, 11:06 p.m. CST

    they were my jeans

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    if that makes a difference.

  • March 2, 2008, 11:10 p.m. CST

    And to keep things on topic

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    Prediction: Hillary will win Texas Ohio and that other state and go on to secure the nomination. Barack's momentum is a myth propagated by a media desperate to weave a narrative into the campaign.

  • March 2, 2008, 11:18 p.m. CST

    NOW I know why Juno

    by Series7

    was suppose to be funny, because it was about a pregnant 13 year old boy. Now I get the joke.

  • March 3, 2008, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Ellen Page sucks. Wilco sucks

    by JeffManSixtyFo

    Possibly one of the unfunniest shows this season next to Jon BonJovi.It was Juno monologue,Juno as Miley,Juno as Hood-rat etc.No range.THIS IS THE "EDGY & COOL" ACTRESS THAT'S A CRITIC'S DARLING???!!! People rag on Brett Ratner for whatever reason but you gotta had it to him:he kept X-men Juno to a minimum.

  • March 3, 2008, 12:14 a.m. CST

    Not sock it to me...

    by Napoleon Park

    Hillary SNL cameo wasn't meant to be her "sock it to me?" moment, it was her, to quote the Animaniacs theme, "Bill Clinton Plays The Sax" moment.<p>Fred's topical comedian character on Update was the same as before, but without repeating himself. Which isn't all bad if they don't overuse it.<p>2 much L.N. Page, not enougn K.C. Wilson.<p>I thought Wiilco went out of business when they closed down the last Wiilworth's five and dime. [how freaking old am I that I remember five-and-ten cent stores?] Seriously, I always heard that Wilco was good, not I know that they are good at a type of music I don't care for. Though their second song got interesting towards the last thirty seconds or so.<p>In the lesbian sketch, was that the same couch they used to use for those amy Poehler and Hortion Sanz sketches where she was a hyperactive girl? Is L.N. Page really a lesbian and if not, what was the point of that sketch? And what was the point of that digital undergarment?<p>This show has gotten too political. they never should have let Chevy chase make fun of President Fnord, they were doing all right up until then.<p>Tom Bodet, that schtick where you type out the comic strip sound effect for snoring to indicate that a talkback bores you but you come to post anyway and you're not really sleeping because people don't type in their sleep is hilarious, but aren't you afraid it's verging on self parody by now?

  • March 3, 2008, 12:17 a.m. CST

    re: TomBodet

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    I think he has narcolepsy, and the only cure...is more Giant Robots.

  • March 3, 2008, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Lame

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    I want Celbrity Jeopardy with Sean and Alex back

  • March 3, 2008, 1:27 a.m. CST

    *Celebrity

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    of course

  • March 3, 2008, 3:40 a.m. CST

    Okay, here's some constructive criticism

    by Mullah Omar

    Celebrity Jeopardy would be a welcome change of pace. Here are other off-the-top-of-my-head ideas based on recent news stories and pop culture: <br> <br> -McCain Zombie Army! Dawn of McCain or something. An easy joke, but it could be funny. <br> <br> -Presidential summit with Bush, gay Amadinhejad, Sarkozy the rockstar, Tsar Putin, Chavez the firebrand, etc. These guys are easy to mock and are all in the news. <br> <br> -A Lindsay Lohan lookalike should run through random skits flashing everyone now that she's started doing back-to-back nude photoshoots. Maybe get Britney or Paris lookalikes to start flashing to keep up with the flash PR they seem to dominate. This is a throwaway joke that would take very little time but could be funny (to me). On a related note, looking at the new girl I figured they hired her to impersonate Britney Spears - get her to work! <br> <br> -Mock guys like Ron Paul who can't even get invited to a debate. Have him stage his own debates at Walmart or shopping malls or something. <br> <br> -CLOVERFIELD parody - SNL is in NYC and I can't believe they would pass this up. Would have been better 5 weeks ago, but it's not like Peter Pan was timely. <br> <br> -Recurring skit about Osama Bin Laden taking and getting fired from menial jobs that he hates in the US, from NYC cabbie to pizza delivery guy. He keeps getting upset and threatening everyone, but nobody believes that it's really Osama and he hides in plain sight. <br> <br> -Super Delegates think they are super heroes with special powers. <br> <br> And so on. We've all got different tastes, and most of those focus on politics, but I think skits about those sorts of things would be a step up from the blandness of the past 2 weeks.

  • March 3, 2008, 4:35 a.m. CST

    400th!!!!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Yay!

  • March 3, 2008, 4:37 a.m. CST

    Yea, Turd Furgeson

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    was friggin' hilarious!<p>Category: things that rhyme with dog:<p>Trebek:It's been a hard days night, I should be sleeping like a "this".<p>Furgeson: Chinese Whore!

  • March 3, 2008, 4:39 a.m. CST

    Cannonballs can run.

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    Burt, you might want to guess this.

  • March 3, 2008, 4:41 a.m. CST

    Swords for 48,000!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    It's s-words! These are words that begin with "s".

  • March 3, 2008, 4:48 a.m. CST

    The answer is: This Dec. 25th holiday involves

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    decorating a tree and opening presents.<p>Burt: Yeah, what is my birthday.<p>Alex: Is your birthday on Dec. 25th, Mr. Reynolds?<p>Naw, it's July, 7th.<p>Alex: Actually, I have your bio here, it's February 11th.<p>Burt: What is July 7th.

  • March 3, 2008, 6:08 a.m. CST

    Yeah! But an even bigger SNL Sean Connery fan!

    by Motoko Kusanagi

    I take Anal Bum Cover for $600.<p>That's An Album Cover, not Anal Bum Cover.

  • March 3, 2008, 6:31 a.m. CST

    AHH THAT WAS SOME GREAT SLEEP

    by BringingSexyBack

    Winning the GDCOTU award sure put my mind at ease. <p> Yo Xiphos, I recognize, my man. I have nothing against the workers - they're just out ot feed their family. Shit, anyone making $30K grand stateside gets offered $100,000 to do the same work (transport) in a warzone would be crazy not to take it. <p> But my issue is when the contractor is hired through a sub-contractor who is being paid $200,000, who was in turn hired by the likes of Hallishitten (haha me funny) who's charging the government $300,000 ... and not disclosing to the worker the full dangers of the job, that's my beef. I don't know if you watched that doc I mentioned, but it's an excellent investigation into their practices. Yeah, it's made by a Lefty, but if Lefties don't hold these companies accountable, the wingnuts sure won't. They'll jst buy into the ridiculous "losses to capital that never occurred" made so popular by the likes of Enron and Worldcom.

  • March 3, 2008, 7:27 a.m. CST

    I just watched the episode -

    by theBigE

    That is what this talkback is all about, right??? <p> Since I'm too old to stay up, I had to DVR it, and in my opinion, the episode was pretty funny. And I've been watching the show since the Eddie Murphy days, so I'm not going to come on here and say "bring Chris Farley back" or something stupid. Feel free to disagree with any of the following: <p> Fred Armisen's Obama isn't developed yet, but it's a start. Who else on the show is going to do it? <p> Anyone saying this was very pro-Hilary, I say no more so than the episode at Halloween being pro-Obama. From a guy voting for neither, face it - the media does fawn over Obama, but they were doing the same to Hilary late last year, before Obamo's campaign took off. <p> Samberg's Diablo Cody was hilarious. <p>Dakota Fanning show wasn't bad. Keenan's reactions were the best part. <p> The College for Excellence was amusing, if somewhat awkward. I was expecting Armisen to start selling columns. <p> TV Funhouse was mocking Jackson and Sharpton, not Obama! Are people to in love with Obama to notice the difference? <p>The digitial short was funny, but where have I seen that before? Was that similar to a "Kids" sketch? <p> Armisen's political satirist has been on one too funny times, but the rest of Update was good. <p> I skipped over Wilco both times. <p> Virginica was mildly amusing, but why so much Keenan and no Hammond, Forte, or Hader? <p> I dug the Peter Pan sketch. I'm still humming the song! But haven't we seen that one before too? <p> I don't understand the hate for this episode. It's better than a lot I've seen in the past few years. Now back to everyone else's hating and flaming.

  • March 3, 2008, 9:36 a.m. CST

    You know what would be great?

    by Napoleon Park

    If AICN had an editor so that all posts on the topic of p*l*t*cs and not on the subject of the article could be highlighted in a black box with black text. No trick invisotext, just black on black so that people who give not rodentia patootei about p*l*t*cs and even less about internet users opinions about p*l*t*cs would know which posts to ignore and skip over without reading and those who do care about such things would know to take their opinions to a p*l*t*c*l discussion forum. Look, without involved citizens with strongly held opinions the multi party sytem and the democratic system of government simply wouldn't work, so it's great that people care about electing a leader whose actions they can shoulder the moral responsibility for. I'm not saying folks interested in supporting, criticizing or discussing our system of government should all just FUCK OFF, just that they should probably find a different forum to express their opinions in. Well, that's just my opinion on the subject. I'll go fuck off now.

  • March 3, 2008, 10:12 a.m. CST

    NAPOLEON PARK

    by BringingSexyBack

    Kajagoogoo. I'm sorry to have steered the TB into a detour but other than about the boy-like Ellen Page, it is about SNL and that's inherently political.

  • March 3, 2008, 10:15 a.m. CST

    XIPHOS

    by BringingSexyBack

    The contractors of course knew about the dangers - it is a warzone after all. What I'm talking about is very specific information withheld about a particular route or job. And being sent out without proper security (i.e. dudes like you). You definitely need to see the doc, it's a good one. And far from being limited to Hallishitton, it's an expose on a number of the big contractors.

  • March 3, 2008, 10:19 a.m. CST

    Lemme get this right...

    by Saluki

    ... SNL says CNN was sucking Obama's dick, then Tina Fey goes on to suck Clinton's dick, then Clinton sucks SNL's dick, and then SNL sucks her dick all over again? Is that about right?

  • March 3, 2008, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Tina Fey isn't funny ...

    by Luscious.868

    She's annoying as hell and about as funny as AIDS.

  • March 3, 2008, 10:48 a.m. CST

    I've been barely following the BSB/Stevie/morbid 3some

    by samsquanch

    speed-reading, sort of, and I just have one question: <p> Why get so worked up defending Halliburton? Is that the best you can do? Isn't that kind of like defending your right to smoke in public places? It's fucking indefensible and stupid. As conservatives, and obviously conservatives of the rabidly partisan sort, you might want to pick your battles. defending something like Halliburton, while simultaneously calling Liberals 'idiots' for criticizing Halliburton makes you look ridiculous, and this is coming from someone who also finds many liberals to be idiots, much of the time. <p> take a deep breath, and aknowledge deep down in your heart that just because you're a conservative, you're not entitled to be right all the time. now, isn't that better?

  • March 3, 2008, 12:29 p.m. CST

    More Wiig, less... all the other women

    by BitterMan23

    Poehler is annoying (except for Chevy - the best Update hosts never appeared in many sketches, whereas Poehler appears in pretty much all of them, and she's not a very good update host anyway). And that new broad is ATROCIOUS. But Wiig always gets a laugh out of me even in the worst sketches (like that random hot air balloon one last week).

  • March 3, 2008, 12:35 p.m. CST

    Dear Lorne: make a DVD of the digital shorts!

    by BigTexas42

    I will buy it twice!

  • March 3, 2008, 3:19 p.m. CST

    SNL Clinton Bias?

    by Roboteer

    Actually some political comment is kind of appropriate here. On this mild SNL bias, now you get a tiny glimpse of the what Conservatives endure ALL the time from the mainstream media and Hollywood 24/7. The Newsweek editor in a candid moment said the media support of Kerry added 15 points to his totals. The GOP actually needs an unfettered 60% to really have a chance. I'm crossing over tomorrow to vote for Hillary, payback for when Dems earlier crossed over to vote for McCain. If Her Thighness can finish strong, there's no doubt the Dem convention will be a brokered one decided NOT by voters but by backroom deals. Welcome young Obamaniacs to Real World politics. Good luck with that cult like idealism. Billary ain't nearly done yet and will pull out every dirty trick to salvage this. We know from experience. BHO, whatever you do, stay away from Fort Marcy Park! For the record, the Clinton 8 years were the most corrupt administration in US history. And Barack HUSSEIN Obama is not only immensely unqualified to be President, but dangerously ignorant to even merit consideration. Invade Pakistan? And considering he wants to surrender in Iraq, his Muslim background IS a fair question and something he should address, not dodge. That you can't even say his middle name (if a Conservative), reminds me of the scene in LIFE OF BRIAN when you'd be stoned for citing another Diety, 'Jehovah'. "All right, no one is to stone ANYONE until I blow this whistle. Even... and I want to make this absolutely clear... even if they do say, Jehovah." BHO's absolutely nothing new, just the same old partisan Socialist, tax, spend, and surrender Democrat with a touch of charisma. Jimmy Carter was freakin' Churchill by comparison. PS Can't resist... The clock is ticking big time on the Great Global Warming Hoax. Sinking temps and Sun inactivity have triggered a Global Cooling Alert. GW even dissed on National Geographic Channel! Mini Ice Age recognized as real threat. DUH! More Marxist ideology piled on the scrapheap of history. Told ya so. It hurts to be this good, Billy Hoyle.

  • March 3, 2008, 3:24 p.m. CST

    sorry guys!

    by occula

    i prematurely ejaculated yet again...i had to run to work. i'm kind of overwhelmed by some projects that my company's future rests on so i am, er, rawther busy.<p>'cho, it doesn't make you ghey to sniff your freshly-washed jeans. it would make you ghey if you were sniffing somebody else's cum-stain on your jeans, however. no offense to any ghey folks who might do that!<p>all i know about halliburton is my husband keeps one of his guns in one. a halliburton case, that is. that is my ignorant contribution to the discussion at hand.

  • March 3, 2008, 4:08 p.m. CST

    The problem is so much more than what the

    by GQtaste

    righties on here realize. One of the biggest slaps in the face to the boys and girls over there is the pay difference. Soldiers make about a forth of what contractors make. Both are risking their lives but one group is making minimum wage and the other is making fantastic cash. How can the soldiers be ok w/ this? They can't, it's human nature and it's not good for morale. And it's bullshit but what else is new? It's the way it's always been and until common men and women decide to not take it anymore then it will never change. SexyBAck is 1000% correct on his opinions. For you conservatives out there ask yourself a question: what good is the fighting over there doing yourself and your pocketbook? And why do you think Bush and co. wanted so badly to take over Iraq. REason I bring this up. Take away the reasoning they gave but in your opinion why do you really think they went to Iraq? And why did all the old timers come back to work in Bush's administration? I've always thought of George W. as a figure head of sorts. Other people calling the shots from behind the curtains. You all know the names: V.P., Rummie, Wolfie, et al.

  • March 3, 2008, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Xiphos - new gal was there

    by theBigE

    Wasn't she the 2nd Boylen sister - after Page?

  • March 3, 2008, 4:24 p.m. CST

    cheers mate.

    by occula

    thx for the ups. yes, the new big-tittied pretty girl was there - wasn't she also in the lady business? she reminds me of that hot dumb actress who was eric bana's wife in 'troy.' i don't know which is worse - that i looked at the woman's tits or that i saw 'troy.'

  • March 3, 2008, 4:29 p.m. CST

    fred

    by BigTexas42

    I didn't much care for the Obama impression, but the political satirist guy sketch during update was fricking hilarious. anyone who disagrees needs to watch it again and take note of how he delivers the lines - I mean he is convincing in that his character seems to really be trying to put together a thought stream of what he is saying. If this wasn't delivered right on, it would have been pretty dumb, but just how fred gets into it is fantastic. <P> <P>perhaps some of you geniuses could do better (or think you could), but the past two seasons are by far the best since the first three, imho. <P><P>so freaking looking forward to Ms. Adams next week.

  • March 3, 2008, 5:12 p.m. CST

    Don't stress too much occula

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    Do what you can, then live a little. Open up a Fresc-ahhhh...the effervescence.

  • March 3, 2008, 5:14 p.m. CST

    BigTexas42

    by haggardatbest

    I'm with you all the way regarding Fred Armisen. He looks like Obama (well, the serious version of Barack) but the voice isn't there. But I love Fred, and I laughed a lot at his Update comedian. His delivery was dead-on; it really did seem like the character knew what he wanted to say, just not how to say it. I know a guy like that. It takes him forever to get a thought out and it is never worth waiting for. I am also with you regarding Amy Adams next week. "That Amy Adams is one piece of AYSE."

  • March 3, 2008, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Amen on the workers, Xiphos

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    My qualms about Halliburton aside I know the contractors work their ASSES off and do good work and I'm a little pissed what they're doing isn't covered more on the nightly news. I know people in Halliburton. They're good people. It's their bosses--the top bosses--I just plain don't like.

  • March 3, 2008, 5:24 p.m. CST

    let's see

    by occula

    a glock something-or-other, an old-timey rifle, a shotgun, and an ar-15. i think. yeah, my ignoramus is showing again. is the ar-15 the one he would be nervous about going on a guvmint watchlist coz he owns it?<p>'cho, you hit the nail on the head. i needs a fresca or similarly fruity effervescent beverage. especially since i have to gear up the energy to do my dog-and-pony show for class tonight.

  • March 3, 2008, 5:26 p.m. CST

    oh yeah we also have a ruger!

    by occula

    that's the one i get to shoot at the range. however, i have been known to take the rifle outside at night and wave it threateningly at the raccoons that come eat the drippings out of the grill pan.

  • March 3, 2008, 5:28 p.m. CST

    LAST!

    by skywalkerfamily

    So, to sum up thread. Liberals suck. Republicsns don't have a sense of humor. and SNL sucks.

  • March 3, 2008, 5:32 p.m. CST

    Thanks for the feedback occula

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    Despite what the jokey question may suggest, I am quite secure in my masculinity despite my love of sniffing clean clothing. Now if you will excuse me, I have more stuff to wash. You ever let it build up until you have to spend like, ten bucks in quarters on your laundry? I did.

  • March 3, 2008, 5:40 p.m. CST

    wash away

    by occula

    it was a glorious day when i became the owner of a washer and dryer, i tell you. since you like the pleasant laundry aroma, may i make a non-ghey suggestion? there is a neat company that makes excellent laundry products and they make a dryer sheet that smells fantastic and does not have beef fat in it. did you know regular dryer sheets have beef fat in them? that's why they feel kind of slick. gross. anyhow, if you are feeling secure in that masculinity, check 'em out at thelaundress.com. and now, back to our regularly scheduled talkback about nothing in particular.

  • March 3, 2008, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Thanks I will check that out occ

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    In a totally non-gay way, of course.

  • March 3, 2008, 5:52 p.m. CST

    oh well.

    by occula

    to be honest he probably went on a list the first time he thought about purchasing one. then he went on another list when he asked about it, and finally a third list when he purchased it. and now he and i are both on yet another list because i've mentioned it in this TB. but, since i went on an even worse list when i bought a ticket to see 'troy', i guess it doesn't matter much.

  • March 3, 2008, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Saluki...

    by Bone-In Foray

    Yeah, that's basically it. Some may say the bias goes both ways depending on popular sentiment and blah-blah-blah, but let’s all be honest here. It’s a Hillary love fest out in New York. She loves them and they love her, and the beat goes on. i.e. I’m afraid the Big Apple has once again been bitten by the pervasive, regional bias-bug. And unlike their usual well-deserved bias against the absolute morons that have been running the country for the past 8 years, most of the cracks taken at Obama were completely without warrant. Meanwhile, I believe I agree with the masses – overall, the "Juno episode" was pretty lame. How ironic that I finally started busting a gut after switching over to watch the last half of the moronic ‘Jackass: The Movie’.

  • March 3, 2008, 6:24 p.m. CST

    book learnin' vs. practical experience

    by 'Cholera's Ghost

    The former has it's place in some situations. But I'll take the latter EVERY TIME.

  • March 3, 2008, 6:31 p.m. CST

    'gubvamint' sounds like 'varmint'

    by occula

    one should be able to access the lists one's on the same way one can access one's credit rating. somebody should start an interwebs company devoted to that!

  • March 3, 2008, 6:49 p.m. CST

    time to head

    by occula

    the dog and pony show calls. pleasant dreams!

  • March 3, 2008, 8:29 p.m. CST

    CHOCOLATEREIGN

    by BringingSexyBack

    What catchphrase are you talking about?

  • March 4, 2008, 3:57 a.m. CST

    If people remembered

    by Napoleon Park

    failed catch phrases then they wouldn't be attempted catch phrases that didn't catch on.<p>And if people voted based on sketch comedy shows we'd have a Very Silly Party president.<p>Oh wait...

  • March 5, 2008, 4:34 a.m. CST

    thegreatwhatzit

    by MCPot

    or whatever your dumb name is ..... after tonights PUNK of your boy Osama Obama .... I can bluntly say ... SUCK IT PAL!!!

  • March 8, 2008, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Xiphos...

    by Stevie Grant

    just to nitpick: the AR-15 is used by the American military. American Rifles designed the rifle almost 50 years ago, but couldn't mass produce it for the Vietnam War. So the US gov. bought the patent and allowed multiple arms manufacturers to produce it. There are differences between models, but they are all basically the same. That's why the US military refers to the model as a M-16 instead of a AR-15. BTW, in my experience as a civilian, AR produces the best model. It's more expensive than other models, but it has less drift and doesn't jam as much.

  • Feb. 15, 2010, 2:21 a.m. CST

    bJFQue

    by TmvEqK

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  • Feb. 15, 2010, 2:22 a.m. CST

    SgrPNz

    by TmvEqK

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  • May 8, 2012, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Wayne's World 3...I want it.

    by The_Ritty

    so this has nothing to do with the topic - I've always wanted to see Wayne lift his hat to wave somebody off and him be bald underneath with his hair sewn into his hat... Couldn't you see the posters -advertise it as WWIII...have people think its some war movie coming out.