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SNL Bringing Back 10
Alumni For Primetime Special!!

Published at: Oct. 9, 2010, 5:34 p.m. CST by hercules

I am – Hercules!! Last spring’s highly-rated Betty White-hosted SNL brought back a handful of female alumni, and now NBC is going to do it again for a new primetime special:
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE SHOWCASES 35 YEARS OF LEGENDARY COMEDIENNES WITH "THE WOMEN OF SNL," A TWO-HOUR PRIMETIME SPECIAL ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1 FROM 9 PM -11 PM ET ON NBC NEW YORK - October 7, 2010 - SNL premieres a new special that showcases the numerous women who have graced the studio 8H stage over the show's rich 35-year history. Along with fan favorite clips, the special will include original material featuring Rachel Dratch, Nora Dunn, Tina Fey, Ana Gasteyer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Laraine Newman, Cheri Oteri, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph and Molly Shannon as well as current cast member Kristen Wiig. "Saturday Night Live" is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.
Who hosts after Jane Lynch?
10/8/2010 02:26 SNL RETURNS WITH TWO BACK-TO-BACK SHOWS STARTING WITH EMMA STONE AND MUSICAL GUEST KINGS OF LEON ON OCTOBER 23 October 30 – Host Jon Hamm With Musical Guest Rihanna New York, NY – October 8, 2010 – SNL returns with two back-to-back live shows starting on October 23rd with actress Emma Stone and musical guest Kings of Leon. Most recently seen in the feature film comedy, "Easy A," Emma Stone is currently filming "The Help." Stone can next be seen opposite Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling in "Crazy, Stupid, Love" due out April 2011. Kings of Leon will make their second musical guest appearance debuting new songs from their fifth studio album, “Come Around Sundown.” The album is a follow-up to their 2008 album “Only By The Night,” which won the group four Grammy’s including Record of the Year. Jon Hamm will serve as host for his third time on October 30. Hamm is the star of the multiple Emmy award-winning series "Mad Men," and currently can be seen alongside Ben Affleck, Blake Lively and Rebecca Hall in "The Town." Grammy award-winner Rihanna will make her second musical guest appearance with performances from her soon to be released fifth studio album, “Loud.” Rihanna’s singles continue to top the Billboard charts, including her latest single, “Only Girl (In the World).” “Saturday Night Live" is produced in association with Broadway Video. The creator and executive producer is Lorne Michaels.
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  • Oct. 9, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    Mon 9-11, Uh Oh there goes The Event.

    by Saen

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    As much as I like Cranston

    by _Venkman

    Last weeks episode was terrible aside from the "Black Noise" skit. The Miley Cyrus and Johnny Depp impersonations were decent enough though. I wish they'd stop with all this male on male kissing...it isn't even funny.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 3:17 p.m. CST

    and so little of us care about SNL

    by liljuniorbrown

    But the TB remains. What about Supernatural? What about the fact that Smallville doesn't suck this season? Doesn't matter to Herc cause Kings of Leon are on SNL. Dude...come on

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Whatever happened to Jan Hooks?

    by ShabbyBlue

    Strange that she's not included in this special. She was like the main female castmember during the Dana Carvey/Phil Hartman era. I always liked her better than Nora Dunn in those skits.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 4:04 p.m. CST

    UMM...MAYBE JAN HOOKS SAID "NO THANKS"?

    by Darth Busey

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Jan Hooks

    by lynchmob17

    Maybe because she looks like a trainwreck. Did you see how awful she looked on "30 Rock"? And to think I used to think she was hot back in the 80's. Yikes. Time has not been good.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Jan Hooks was never hot...

    by jjwalrus

    but Victoria Jackson was. Neither has aged well.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 4:37 p.m. CST

    just Googled Victoria Jackson..

    by jjwalrus

    Okay I was wrong. She is 51. Considering her age, she looks okay. I wonder how Cheri Oteri looks these days? I don't see her in anything. I always thought she was sexy.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 4:41 p.m. CST

    Gotta disagree, SNL was pretty great last week.

    by Shermdawg

    I sent a bot-tle of spah-kling ap-ple juice to your house. <br><br> Did you get it?

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 4:42 p.m. CST

    How are they gonna get Rachel Dratch?

    by BadMrWonka

    they're gonna have to tear her away from...of wait, never mind.<p> I kid, I kid. I love SNL ladies, this is gonna be fun.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 4:44 p.m. CST

    Last time I saw Cheri Oteri was in Southland Tales (ugh).

    by Shermdawg

    And jj, after those sketches with Kattan as the overly flirtatious couple, how could anyone not think she was sexy?

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Shermdawg

    by jjwalrus

    Never saw the sketches. Just always thought she was very pretty for a funny short little chick. Just googled her too. She's 48 now and doing nothing high profile these days. Sort of surprising since she shared top billing with Ferell there for awhile.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST

    liljuniorbrown if so little of us care...

    by jjwalrus

    then why did you click on the link and then post? Admittedly I don't catch every episode but still enjoy SNL from time to time. I think a lot of people too. But the show has been on for over 30 years... People naturally tune in and out of it at this point, and they all think that the era they grew up with is the good old days.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 4:52 p.m. CST

    Shermdawg

    by _Venkman

    I knew deep down the sparkling apple juice sketch was bad but it was so damn catchy. I was even singing it the next morning.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 4:53 p.m. CST

    The digital short dog-high-five

    by _Venkman

    gave me a good laugh

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    I sent...

    by ConfusedPanda

    ...a bo-ttle of spark-ah-ling app-le juice to your house. Did you get it?

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 5:33 p.m. CST

    If nothing else about last week's show...

    by DiscoGodfather

    Morgan Freeman and Ernest Borgnine's reaction to the clusterfuck that was the "What's Up With That?" sketch were comedy gold.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 5:41 p.m. CST

    Doesn't Jan Hooks have Cancer?

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Perhaps that's why she's not appearing on this special?

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 5:59 p.m. CST

    Woo! Can't wait to see Denny Dillon and Anne Risley!

    by KazamaSmokers

    And Charlie Rocket! What?

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 6 p.m. CST

    Well isn;t that special.

    by Bronx Cheer

    SNL had a history of treating women like shit. It's self serving, to say the least, for them to offer up a special honoring their women. What's next? The blacks of SNL?

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 6:01 p.m. CST

    If SNL wanted tobe daring and genuinely provoke reaction...

    by KazamaSmokers

    ... they'd get Jan Michael Vincent to host.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Even with all those classic female cast members

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    I bet it's just 2 hours of Kristen Wiig Sketches

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Laraine Newman was pretty sexy...

    by jjwalrus

    Maybe a bit to skinny, but if I had a time machine... I'd tap that.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 6:15 p.m. CST

    when is the Tim Kazurinsky special going to air?

    by jjwalrus

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Sparkling Apple Juice made me and my wife....

    by SydBarretsMyDad

    ....want to put a bullet in our heads. There was absolutely nothing funny about that in the least. And I dont mean "Hey man, humor is subjective, I laugh at stupid things sometimes" unfunny. I mean it was literally torture on the couch. As for the women of SNL special, bring it on. The females are the only funny on the show anymore. Speaking of, they need to match up Seth Meyers, hes better playing off someone.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    Will there be new sketches?

    by leemats

    Or will this be mostly clips with new intros like that Mother's Day special they did back in the 90's?

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Black of SNL

    by Deathpool

    and I bet they wouldn't even invite Tim Meadows.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 7 p.m. CST

    Apple Juice Was Ti

    by Crow3711

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 7:10 p.m. CST

    I don't effin' believe it...

    by tensticks

    with the inclusion of Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, they are actively acknowledging the Ebersol era! Run for your lives, it's the end of the world as we know it!

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST

    Jan Hooks and Simpsons

    by Bouncy X

    i've noticed that she's doing Manjula's voice less and less. i think Tress McNeil is doing it these days. but even in the season 13 dvd set doesnt have her in the few appearances the character makes. wonder if she left the show or something.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 8:14 p.m. CST

    Easy answer jjwalrus

    by liljuniorbrown

    Cause i fucking wanted to. Kind of simple. I think it's why they keep the talkback section up,we come on here and either complain or talk about how great something is. Also, no sure what you meant by "I think a lot of people too". I check out SNL every now and then and i'm usualy let down. I was hoping to see some kind of different or better guest hosts than last season.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 8:18 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah the look on Keenan's face during Whats Up

    by _Venkman

    As he waits for an opening to start singing was pretty damn funny.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Björn Borgasms

    by Margot Tenenbaum

    Tim Kazurinsky Lives!

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 8:50 p.m. CST

    Sparkling apple juice was damn funny

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    It reminded me of the potato chip sketch in that it really didn't make sense but kept me laughing as it went on. Sometimes those sketches are the best

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 8:58 p.m. CST

    I really liked the Potato Chip sketch

    by _Venkman

    That's some wild and crazy stuff

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    I used to think Jan Hooks was sexy too

    by Bass Ackwards

    Though this special doesn't sound like it'll have much funny or eye candy.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Sparkling Apple Juice

    by CaptainAxis

    What made the sketch funny was Armisen explaining the story behind the song and how he was depressed for a year, then noting that he later found the bottle of apple juice in his garage and had actually forgotten to send it. Cracked me up. <p> And the song was damn catchy. I used it as a Facebook status because I couldn't get it out of my head.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 9:09 p.m. CST

    too bad we can't get Chevy and Jane back for W.U.

    by Chain

    how cool would it be to have them do the weekend update again?

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Tiresome.

    by Richard Cranium

    Tiresome how Herc continues to pimp the stupid bullshit that he likes, while premptively dancing on the grave of Chuck and ignoring Supernatural because they apparently did something to irritate him. Strange how there was no Thursday ratings column this week. Did Big Bang bitchslap Herc's pet show Community yet again?

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 9:26 p.m. CST

    they were going to get Rachael Dratch

    by smackfu

    but they found an ovarian cyst with hair and teeth that would work for scale.

  • billy crystal,Dan ackroyd,BILL MURRY,Chevy chase,CONAN O BRIEN(writer) then you would talking and colin quinn...DO A FULL WEEKEND UPDATE NEWS CAST SHOW..WITH ALl the past weekend update people for an hour and a half news show..with all past WU reporting...that would rule...

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST

    Richard Cranium

    by jjwalrus

    With all due respect to Chuck and Supernatural... Whether you like SNL or not it's institution that has lasted roughly 30 years more then either of those shows. Whether you like the current incarnation of SNL or not, I think most of us have a soft spot for some part of SNL's long history. I like Chuck too. It's a fun premise and I've enjoyed all of the episodes that I've seen, but it's not strong enough for me to keep wanting to come back. Someone is always clamoring for a Supernatural talkback... I don't know... After 4 or 5 years of that you'd think that you Supernatural fans would find another forumn...

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    79 Days

    by William_Faulkner_Is_A_Ban_Mad_Mod_Sock_Puppet

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Women SNL Didn't Know What to Do With

    by cymbalta4thedevil

    Somewhere Janeane Garofalo and Sarah Silverman will be splitting a six pack & making catty comments at a poorly paced clip show.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Liljuniorbrown, smallville did suck last night.

    by jimbojones123

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Jane's blazer

    by Essemtee

    So the other shoulder is supposed to look that way.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Does anyone else find Jane Lynch hot

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    I mean she is in no way "attractive" in the traditional sense...but I get half a chubb watching her, am I wierd?

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Nope, this won't be better than last week.

    by Shermdawg

    Lousy cold open, lousy monologue.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Facebook filter

    by Essemtee

    I NEED THAT!!

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Facebook sketch was alright.

    by Shermdawg

    Now back to Glee sketches...

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 10:44 p.m. CST

    oh jesus

    by Essemtee

    not Gilly.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Damn it. It's Gilly.

    by sighborg

    Who told SNL that this character is funny?

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Dammit, I thought we'd seen the last of this bitch...

    by Shermdawg

    ....after Forte left. Don't they realize he was the only reason the sketches were funny? Obviously not.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 10:45 p.m. CST

    "There's no basement at the Alamo!"

    by JTStarkiller

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Gilly isn't as funny without Will Forte

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Him saying "Gilly" in his low voice is what made the sketch, Sudenkis just doesn't have it

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST

    ugh

    by evildeadron

    show is already ruined, if they are going to force us to watch annoying Wiig sketches at least give us Penelope, not this stupid ass Gilly bullshit

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Jesus, this is long.

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Ha, blowing up the Glee kids made it worth while

    by mistergreen

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 10:49 p.m. CST

    The Facebook commercial was good stuff

    by _Venkman

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 10:50 p.m. CST

    Well...

    by mr_macphisto

    ....THAT was the worst fucking thing I've ever seen in my life. God, I hope that's not the high point.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 10:52 p.m. CST

    New Boyfriend talkshow, could be good...

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    100th episode

    by Essemtee

    Whoa, mom gets around!

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 10:54 p.m. CST

    130 dicks!?

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST

    Kenan's Magic is basically Kenan's Barkley.

    by Shermdawg

    Jesus.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 10:57 p.m. CST

    N.B.T.S. had potential, didn't really deliver.

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 10:58 p.m. CST

    Oh my goodness, Gwen's hosting in two weeks?

    by Shermdawg

    I'm gonna have to clear my schedule.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11 p.m. CST

    Was that the alien sportscaster sketch set?

    by Shermdawg

    Maybe it'll be funny this time.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Nope.

    by Shermdawg

    Boy, way off on that.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    I love this Wiig character

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    just the way she talks or something

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:02 p.m. CST

    i wish

    by evildeadron

    someone would give Wiig a movie deal so she would LEAVE THE FUCKING SHOW!!!

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Damnit, Wiig!!!

    by cookepuss

    Gilly was funny-ish since they limited Wiig's time. NBTS was funnier, especially with the Magic/HIV punchline. Then they ruin it with this game show crap. Why not have one of the other gals. Talk about a waste of breasts.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Chop Suzy. LOL

    by cookepuss

    Okay. That was funny.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST

    She knee'd him in the crotch, not kicked.

    by Shermdawg

    Also the unfunny continues.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST

    So the new black guy was hired just to play black actors?

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    yet he's not the new obama?

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Denzel

    by Essemtee

    Let's see how Jay Pharaoh saves this one.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Oh shit, this guy's Densel is awesome.

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    AH HA HA HA

    by evildeadron

    great Denzell impersonation

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    His Denzel is pretty good too.

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    lol his Denzel

    by sith_rising

    is dead on

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    His Denzel is pretty good

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Kenan better watch out, SNL is only allowed to have one black guy

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    Denzel Washington meets Chris Rock.

    by sighborg

    Good imitation of both at the same time.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    AHAHAHA This is great.

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    was seeing him in the background a mistake?

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    cause it kinda worked for the sketch

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    @RedBull

    by cookepuss

    thought the same thing. agree too

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Denzel is a hit

    by Essemtee

    He even had Denzel's congratulatory clapping down. What happened at the end there?

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Abby Elliot or new gal Vanessa Bayer?

    by sighborg

    This Vanessa Bayer chick had some seriously nice legs in that Glee sketch. My Abby has some competition. What do you think?

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Bruno, who?

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST

    WHAT. THE FUCK.

    by mr_macphisto

    IS THIS?

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST

    Vanessa Bayer reminds me

    by cookepuss

    Laraine Newman. Kind of spooky actually.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Bruno, back to Mars wit ya'.

    by cookepuss

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:17 p.m. CST

    If anything...

    by mr_macphisto

    ...at least now I'm not embarassed that I'd never heard of this guy.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:18 p.m. CST

    oh Bruno Mars...

    by evildeadron

    i was hoping it was OJ performing under his band name Bruno Magli

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:18 p.m. CST

    Well, he can sing

    by Essemtee

    But he apparently stole his look from Jackie Wilson.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Bruno Mars would come in fifth on American Idol.

    by sighborg

    In an off season.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Good Denzel

    by _Venkman

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Abby has no worries, Bayer looks like her head was put in a vice

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    great legs perhaps, but Abby's got the whole package. She's still SNl's current hottie

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Vaness Bayer and Loraine Newman.

    by sighborg

    They have nothing in common. Yet she does kind of have a Newman vibe.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST

    RedBull

    by AugustusMacReady

    What a relief, I've been oddly attracted to her since 40 Year Old Virgin. I am NOT full of bananas.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Abby and Nassim are sexy as hell

    by _Venkman

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:26 p.m. CST

    "that's hoverboard money!"

    by Essemtee

    If only.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Poking is kinda creepy

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    I do it to a lot of chicks and i think it isn't working for me cause i'm never poked back

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST

    agreed, Lynch was hot in 40 year old virgin

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    I rmember thinking why the hell isn't steve carell's character taping that

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:30 p.m. CST

    "taping"?

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Suze Orman's up

    by Essemtee

    Please be funny.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:36 p.m. CST

    C'mon, since when was the Suze Orman sketch funny?

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Vagillion. And scissor hands.

    by sighborg

    Saved a bad sketch

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Surprised Suzzie Orman appeard so late in the show

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    it's usually an operner or at least in the first 30 mins. Also, what was up with Weekend update being so late, it was at least 10 mins later then it usually is in the show

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Bayer & Newman similarities

    by cookepuss

    http://tinyurl.com/268tao2 http://tinyurl.com/27xsk2m <p> <p> Not saying they're identical, but you can still kinda see it.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:44 p.m. CST

    MAKE IT STOP.

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Sports theme songs are pretty lame and too long

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    I think they just add them for the women that watch the games with their husbands

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Yeah. Took it as a sign for a bathroom break.

    by cookepuss

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Once again, Bruno Mute

    by Essemtee

    button on my remote.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Bayer could be Newman's hotter daughter.

    by sighborg

    And more talented. Sorry, but Newman was a one note star. Hippie chick. Can't think of her doing anything else. Bayer already did a great break out Mylie Cyrus bit.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Now I know where i've heard this guy before

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    He sings the chorus to that stupid I wanna be a billionaire song that is always on the radio

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:52 p.m. CST

    I just hit my mute for Bruno as well. lol

    by sighborg

    Guy sucks. Gave him a chance. He sucks.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Exactly

    by AugustusMacReady

    She would have received the go ahead before Keener, but that's just me. And am I missing something with Bruno?

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Emma Stone hosting can't get her soon enough

    by natecore

    yummy.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Bruno Mars thinks he's Richie Valens

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    I hope they share the same fate

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Lynch in A Mighty Wind

    by Loosejerk

    Always thought Jane was VERY attractive in A Mighty Wind. Her and Posey both.

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Wow, are they really ripping off a first season South Park joke?

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:58 p.m. CST

    last skit:: bizarre

    by Essemtee

    I knew it!

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Lame

    by cookepuss

    messed up the punchline

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:59 p.m. CST

    wow, potentially funny sketch ruined by a bad ending

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    for shame

  • Oct. 9, 2010, 11:59 p.m. CST

    WOWWWWWWWWW that was bad.

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 10, 2010, midnight CST

    On the upside, the dress will get played in repeats

    by cookepuss

  • Oct. 10, 2010, 12:01 a.m. CST

    They set the bar pretty low with this one.

    by Shermdawg

    Will they be able to outsuck it?

  • Oct. 10, 2010, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Denzel Washington sketch was the best of the night

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    The rest of the show was pretty lame, New boyfriend was funny and I could see it returning, but everything else just failed. Typical last episode in a three week run syndrome, The show should only do 2 new episodes then take a week off

  • Oct. 10, 2010, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Letdown

    by Essemtee

    The least they could've done was another Miley Cyrus Show skit. Ah, Vanessa.

  • Oct. 10, 2010, 12:07 a.m. CST

    New players. Keep or kick?

    by sighborg

    Vanessa Bayer did a great Mylie Cyrus last week. Plus, she's hot. I say keep. Jay Pharoah did a great Denzel this week. I say keep. Nasim Pedrad. I like her. Underused. I say keep. The rest? Kick them out.

  • Oct. 10, 2010, 12:14 a.m. CST

    alumni show = "yeah our new cast kinda bites"

    by Arcadian Del Sol

  • Oct. 10, 2010, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Smallville was great compared to previous

    by liljuniorbrown

    shows. it seems like they are trucking along to get everything in this final season. I'm not a huge fan of taking every fucking Superman villan and putting them in a "human vessel" but this was way better than Doomsday,the paramedic cannibal. I guess the bar has been so low i was impressed.

  • Oct. 10, 2010, 1:59 a.m. CST

    Actually, this take on Darkseid makes sense

    by cookepuss

    It reminds me of when the anti-life equation was released in Final Crisis. It made anybody who heard it evil slaves of Darkseid. Plus, also in Final Crisis, they stuck him in a human host. Really not at all that inappropriate how Smallville has interpreted it.

  • Oct. 10, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST

    the Denzel impression...

    by jjwalrus

    was awesome and I know there's nothing he could do about this but... the guy was a little too young and didn't look enough like him to pull it off. The impression was awesome but would be even better on the radio.

  • Oct. 10, 2010, 7:22 a.m. CST

    I need to clear this up for you..

    by jjwalrus

    Neither Jan Hooks (circa 1988) or Jane Lynch are hot. They have likeable symmetrical faces, and they aren't ugly, but they aren't hot. There's a difference.

  • Oct. 10, 2010, 8:01 a.m. CST

    That's all well and good, but...

    by darth kubrick

    can anyone tell me who the creator and executive producer of the show is?

  • Oct. 10, 2010, 8:23 a.m. CST

    I have a feeling...

    by Uga

    ... Jon Hamm is going to be this decade's Alec Baldwin.

  • Oct. 10, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Gee What A Surprise...

    by buttsey57

    An excuse to get Tina Fey back as Sarah Palin right before the mid-term elections the next day. What a convenient time slot for this 'special'.

  • Oct. 10, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST

    NO MARY GROSS????? FUCK THIS!!!

    by Uncle Stan

  • Oct. 10, 2010, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Thought the episode was pretty good.

    by jimbojones123

    Lynch made what would have been some duds pretty darn good. Sunday night football was laugh out loud several times. Boyfriend was worth another 5-7 good laugh aloud moments. Guest on Weekend update was funny, and that never happens. Glee mad Gilly sketch watchable. Hats off to Lynch. Again, the laugh out loud momoents was 2-5x more than the average episode. It is hard to say the episode was a bust. I think many of you just try too hard to want this show to suck.

  • Oct. 10, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST

    not ONE PHRASE in that write-up made me excited

    by Tigger Tales

  • Oct. 10, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    Jan Hooks...

    by BizarroJerry

    I'm pretty sure I could find you some hot pictures of Jan Hooks. She looked good in some sketches back in the day.

  • Oct. 10, 2010, 10:48 a.m. CST

    Denzel was such an "improv sketch"

    by BizarroJerry

    Meaning, that's the kind of skit they'd do at an improv show. Short, one-sentence, but sort of absurd concept. And that was a very good impression. Reminds me of "Mark Wahlberg Talks to Animals".

  • Oct. 10, 2010, 11:39 a.m. CST

    I would stick my penis into Jan Hooks mouth

    by _Venkman

    circa whenever baby

  • Oct. 10, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    That girl that accidentally said the F word last year

    by Orionsangels

    is gone this year, just noticed. Guess that mistake got her fired.

  • Oct. 10, 2010, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Laraine Newman Gotta Eat...

    by The Dreaded Rear Admiral

    IS she still spooky skinny?

  • Oct. 10, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    @Orionsangels

    by robertplant

    There could be any number of reasons why Jenny Slate isn't on the show this season. She certainly wasn't fired for dropping the f-bomb. She made it thru the entire last season.

  • Oct. 10, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Gilda Radner clips, Jan Hooks, and Cheri Oteri

    by CreasyBear

    or don't bother with this kind of clip show. Those three were the best ladies in the history of the show.

  • Oct. 10, 2010, 6:32 p.m. CST

    They haven't made one like Gilda yet.

    by jimbojones123

  • Oct. 10, 2010, 7:15 p.m. CST

    78 Days

    by Countdown_to_Vader

  • Oct. 10, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    So are they just going to show

    by Rob0729

    that SNL has historically been devoid of quality women led sketches? Yes, Gilda had some good ones. Jan Curtain was good as an SNL news anchor. But the 80s sucked for female SNLs other than Mary Gross' Dr. Ruth until Jan Hooks came along (and she only had a few good ones where she was the lead). The 90s weren't much with Cheri Oteri doing some good sketches with Will Ferrell and not much else. This past decade wasn't any better. People will point to Kristin Wiig, but I find her overrated. Past her, there is nothing much to speak of.

  • Oct. 10, 2010, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Add Mary Gross or I watch DVRed eps of OUTLAW!

    by Uncle Stan

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Maybe Hooks wasn't hot, but her funny made her hotter

    by bah

    Funniest woman the show has had.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 12:24 p.m. CST

    There will never be another like Gilda...

    by thecomedian

    Seriously, Gilda was so flippin talented I still watch her Candy Slice sketches on Netflix and she's actually more 70's punk awesome than the real Patti Smith ever was.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    At least they tried to "write" a new Gilly sketch.

    by JonQuixote

    Instead of just re-using old scripts, like they do with most of their recurring bits.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 2 p.m. CST

    God I hate Laraine Newman

    by mjgtexas

    That bitch actually wrote an essay on the Huffington Post about how her poor children could no longer afford attend an exclusive private school and would have had to rub elbows with the commoners at University High if not for obtaining a permit for Beverly Hills High. How horrifying.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 5:19 p.m. CST

    "Sparkling Apple Juice" was okay.

    by fastcars

    Certainly not hilarious, or good, but mildly amusing. And when it's so late in the show, mildly amusing isn't bad. But that Potato Chip sketch was the fucking 9/11 of comedy. It was like the cast was forced to perform a sketch written by the worst person in a Second City Level 1 writing class. Any knee-jerk contrarians praising that comic abortion, because it was so "different," should be ashamed of yourselves. Or better yet, go play with a random word generator and make silly voices. Then you recreate the magical brilliance of the fucking Potato Chip sketch.

  • Oct. 11, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST

    What?

    by cinemixtape.com

    This show is still [i]on[/i]?

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 3:22 p.m. CST

    in 1....2.....3.....

    by rben

    is this show still on????

  • Oct. 12, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST

    beaten by the kid again!

    by rben

    D'OH!! Also hasn't Lorraine Newman wasted away to nothing yet? too soon?

  • Oct. 13, 2010, 10:29 a.m. CST

    Another pre-election propaganda show?

    by Osaka Joe

    Come on, SNL. Just admit it. You think your pre-election "special" helped get Obama elected, and you hope your "totally coincidental" pre-election "special" this time will help hurt the GOP. The only question is how many of the sketches will try to make fun of the GOP or Tea Party. I say TRY, because SNL hasn't been funny in 15 years.