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The New Gwen, Emma Stone, Hosted This Weekend's SNL!!

Emma Stone (“Superbad,” “The House Bunny,” “Zombieland,” “Easy A”) plays the new Gwen Stacy in Sony’s big-screen “Spider-Man” reboot. And she cut some promos with Andy Samberg:
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.
I’ve no clue who hosts after Jon Hamm! Kings of Leon rocks pretty hard though: 11:30 p.m. Saturday. NBC.
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  • Oct. 23, 2010, 2:30 a.m. CST

    Whoa that threw me off

    by 3D-Man

    It's still Friday as I type this.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 2:44 a.m. CST

    Why always a natural redhead dyed blonde for Gwen?

    by Cletus Van Damme

    First Bryce Dallas Howard, now Emma?

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 2:48 a.m. CST

    Emma Stone =

    by Hercules

    natural blonde

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 3:10 a.m. CST


    by Box_Bruceleitner

    I thought I was a full day ahead and that Saturday had already passed me by while typing this... that's what working odd hours will do to you, I guess! Emma Stone has natural comic timing, let's see if the writers can actually utilize her correctly, they sure as hell didn't for Brian Cranston.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 3:12 a.m. CST

    Is it just me...

    by Rocco Curioso

    or did Emma Stone go from being somewhat pretty in "Superbad" to a semi-major hottie in "Zombieland"? God knows that's a narrow time window, but *something* evolved quite noticeably during that interim period.<P>I still don't think much of her as an actress, but she *does* have a winning way about her. Sometimes that's enough.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 3:33 a.m. CST

    S3 doesn't count.

    by Bronx Cheer

    So Stone will be the only Gwen. And if we're lucky, the next flick will be good enough to make us forget S3. Much like Nolan's Batman films are erasing the memory of, you know, that other Batman film.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 3:43 a.m. CST

    I have to watch an ad to watch an ad?

    by Orionsangels

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 5:14 a.m. CST

    Oh... she's kind of rotten

    by BenBraddock

    I thought she was supposed to be hot?

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Does Lorne Michaels hate Robert Downey Jr.?

    by TresEquis

    Seriously -- have we ever gotten to the bottom as to why RDJr., an alum, has not hosted SNL, especially over the last few years? There is arguably no one else more deserving or who would be more awesome, but maybe they don't have room, what with all the self-indulgent Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and John Hamm hostings.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Someone spoke ill of Hamm.

    by Canuck815

    I repeat, someone spoke ill of Hamm. This just won't do.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 8:30 a.m. CST

    downey jr did host

    by professorjack

    season 22, episode 6 with Fiona Apple

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 8:33 a.m. CST

    I love attractive women with raspy voices

    by American Mythos

    I really do. Lohan, Emma Stone, Laura Prepon, Demi Moore, Brittany Murphy, who else? Oh, the freckles are hot, too. So Stone is okay in my book. As is Lohan, who was a memorable host of SNL a few years back, especially her Hermione sketch. I remember reading back then that some cast members, including Tina Fey, sat Lohan down and tried to talk some sense into her -- this was just when the stories of her partying were starting to come out. I'm glad Stone seems to have avoided that kind of shit.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Whatever happened to Fiona Apple?

    by mistergreen

    She turned out some interesting songs back in the day.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 9:05 a.m. CST

    Emma Stone really, REALLY wanted to host SNL.

    by sighborg

    She's said it's a dream come true. I bet she'd be willing to be a cast member if they asked her. And I bet she's be amazing.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Why hire redheads for Stacy and blondes for Watson?!

    by Royston Lodge

    It's kookoobananas!!!!

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:13 a.m. CST

    Bryce Taylor Howard

    by amrcanpoet

    Am I the only one who thought BTH was ridiculously hot as Gwen Stacey in S3? Something about her slightly cross-eyed eyes and the blonde hair.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:21 a.m. CST

    Shite, I thought she was Mary Jane!! WTF???

    by Behemoth

    She looks and sounds PERFECT for Mary Jane. Wasn't it reported that that's who she was playing? GWEN STACY? Are you kidding me? These casting imbeciles need a Goblin pumpkin ball to the ... pumpkin balls. Seriously, this is pathetic.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Bill Murray LOVES Emma Stone.

    by sighborg

    Talking about Zombieland. "I really like that girl Emma. She's funny. She's really, really got it," Murray says. "I had to be out [cold in a shot] and they had to be talking over me. They did 15 or 20 takes and she made me laugh every single time. I had everything I could do to stay dead. It was really funny."

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    She's got Bette Davis Eyes.

    by cookylamoo

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST

    Emma Stone is smoking hot! Look!

    by sighborg

    For those too lazy to search. I don't think this girl can take a bad photo.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:58 a.m. CST

    Emma's a natural blonde.

    by Anna Valerious

    How's that? :)

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    I dye my hair a different colour every

    by buffywrestling

    3 months. It doesn't mean shit. Your opinions are equal to guest judges on America's Top Model: a little bit shallow, moderately condesending and completely gay.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 12:24 p.m. CST


    by cymbalta4thedevil

    You just described most of the opinions on EVERY talkback!

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Worst "casting" decision...

    by TresEquis

    Giving David Arquette the WCW belt, or allowing Michael Phelps to host?

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 12:59 p.m. CST

    The sad thing about these unfunny promos?

    by pushthebuttonmax

    The show is 10x worse.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Emma Stone is a fat chick

    by BlackJackBauer2

    just waiting to burst out of that little body. Jabba!! Just look at her face, look at the way she talks. She resembles some fat trailer park trash blob. These so called actors keep getting more and more unattractive and normal looking by the second.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Will tonight have more male on male kissing?

    by _Venkman

    I'm looking at you Fred Armisen.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST

    here is a quick mock-up of what she looks like blonde.

    by Damien Chowder

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Altered hair shape to Gwen Stacy style.. She is Gwen Stacy.

    by Damien Chowder

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 3:04 p.m. CST

    I don't want SuperHamm, but...

    by Shermdawg

    ...if there was ever a perfect place to officially announce him being cast as The Man of Steel...if it happened...which I hope doesn't...would be during his monologue next week.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 3:19 p.m. CST

    I vote for SuperHamm!

    by Cletus Van Damme

    A friend started a Facebook group or whatever at my suggestion of that about 4 months ago.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST


    by wackybantha

    Armie and Zooey forever!!!!!!!

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 3:43 p.m. CST

    agreed with Orionsangels - we have to watch an ad to watch an ad

    by jedibo29

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 5:38 p.m. CST

    I love Emma Stone more than you

    by Tall_Boy66

    You may think you love her, but I love her more.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Kings of Leon

    by LimemonkeyX3

    Totally fucking suck. First two records were the all they do is "mom rock." Seriously. Fucking. Awful.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 6:34 p.m. CST

    LimemonkeyX3, just so I can judge you

    by Hercules

    Is "Use Somebody," in your view, a good song?

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 6:46 p.m. CST

    She's Lindsay Lohan's twin as a blonde.

    by Royston Lodge

    Just took a gander at that jpg on photobucket, and she looks like Lindsay Lohan's doppelganger.<p> Maybe the two of them could make another Parent Trap!

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Use Somebody is a solid power ballad

    by Tall_Boy66

    Not a mindblowing song, but the "someone likah eyouuuuuuuu!!!" chorus part really does stick in your head. But they won't be busting that out tonighter, they're pimpin' a new album. I'm still waiting for MCR to be the musical guest, they were for the John C. Riley episode, I believe. I had vague dreams tonight would be the Emma Stone / MCR power combo but, alas, t'was not meant to be.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    Lohan's face isn't as symmetrical

    by Tall_Boy66

    Lohan's face is a bit more longer and boxy, Stone's is awesomely symmetrical, and we all know symmetrical features is how one defines beauty.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 7:14 p.m. CST

    Emma Stone is dead to me. Plus those promos were terrible.

    by HotDank

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 7:16 p.m. CST

    Canuck815 - Hamm sucks, there I said it. Mad Men is

    by HotDank


  • Oct. 23, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST


    by Xiphos_2

    post a pic of your boyfriend so we know who's mounting you nightly fucking clown shoes.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 9:39 p.m. CST

    So, who's Mary Jane now?

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    If they're set on rebooting, I thought she was a good choice for MJ. Gwen Stacy? Why?

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    "Use Somebody" Sucks Corpse Ass......

    by Mundungus

    Am I the only one who knows this? wtf. <p> Music sounds like warmed over Coldplay while the singer is channelin Scott Stapp.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    Ya ever think RDJ may just not want to host?

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Which new guy is that?

    by Shermdawg

    I can't tell them apart at this point.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Actually, I don't remember either's name.

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Is there a rattlesnake sound effect in the theme this year?

    by Shermdawg

    Or should I turn the lights on and be looking around the room!?

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST


    by Essemtee

    I keep thinking that's Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines wakking with Bobby Moynihan in his intro.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST


    by Essemtee

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:36 p.m. CST

    They really need to bump Nasim and Jay up regulars.

    by Shermdawg

    They deserve it. Especially Nasim.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:38 p.m. CST

    Kenan was channeling Milton from Office Space a bit there.

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Jonah Hill and Michael Cera

    by Essemtee

    perfect impersonations!

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Oh dear lord

    by Essemtee

    This is painful. Didn't they already do this with Brian Williams?

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:46 p.m. CST

    If there was ever a sketch to use as an example....

    by Shermdawg to why Wiig is considered annoying, THIS would be the one.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Emma Stone is already killing this...

    by DanielKurland

    Acting CIRCLES around Wiig here.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:50 p.m. CST

    I want that Cera impression to return

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Perhaps a Michael Cera Talk show

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Hader's rehashing the Dateline guy here.

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    "When a girl is said to trampoline 10 boys..."

    by DanielKurland

    "She gets a bracelet." Fantastic use of Hader here.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:55 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    Looks like the Cranston episode will remain best of the season for the time being.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Just realized why Emma Stone seems hot.

    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    She looks like Bijou Phillips.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:56 p.m. CST

    haha Grape Jelly

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    I would eat that grape jelly out of Emmma's ass

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:58 p.m. CST


    by SarcasticHorse

    i thought the exact same thing. i've never seen that before either.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:58 p.m. CST

    She is much sexier as a blonde.

    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    Seems like she'd give a very toothy blowjob. And I second Redbull_Werewolf's sentiments.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:58 p.m. CST

    SO WHAT?

    by Shermdawg


  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:59 p.m. CST

    The View

    by Essemtee

    Great, Armisen gets to say "So What, who cares?" over and over, then Kenan with Whoopi's glasses...

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 10:59 p.m. CST

    The grape jelly short was by far the best so far.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    and I'm not even sure what the hell it was trying to make fun of. <p> Anybody?

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11 p.m. CST

    I would start a Facebook petition to fire Wiig.

    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    If I was a 14 year old girl. Or a fucking loser with a Facebook account. But I may consider joining to get her canned.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:01 p.m. CST

    FRED ARMISEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by George Newman


  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Open fly jeans.

    by L.H.Puttgrass


  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:08 p.m. CST

    L.H. Puttgrass

    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    I think it was a bit of a shot at Ke$ha. And attention seeking girls in High School.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Another band I never heard of.

    by Shermdawg

    Of course I do live under a rock.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST

    Is Kings of Leon Drunk?

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Good band, but this is a bad performance, the mics not turned on or something

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    K.O.L. suck and so do you if you like them.

    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    But at least it is something Wiig isn't in.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Actually I take that back.

    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    Its not overproduced, cookie cutter, pop. Brought to you by companies trying to sell you something or some ex-disney douche.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Hey, Ronnie__Dobbs.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Is Ke$ha worth taking a shot at? <p> Even a bit?

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    I hope we see Jay Pharroh in the news.

    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    He is a breath of fresh air.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:15 p.m. CST

    I'd take a shot at KE$HA

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Probabaly not brag to my friends about it though

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:17 p.m. CST

    Ema got huge Eye balls

    by mistergreen

    That's why you guys are attracted to her.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:17 p.m. CST

    See, I never understood when they do this.

    by Shermdawg

    Why make fun of something that was already funny?

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Or why they do this.

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Scooby DOO joke was killer

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    surprised no one in the audience laughed

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Stink bug season is like almost over, ain't it?

    by Shermdawg

    Since the cold snap here down south they've been disappearing (at least outside).

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:21 p.m. CST

    I'd vote for that guy if I lived in N.Y.

    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    Then I would have to commit suicide. "Because I wanna be an East Indian, 'cause I relly like the colour of their skin, and I'd never vote for the KKK, 'cause I'd rather be dead than from the U.S.A."

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:22 p.m. CST

    Wait, this isn't one of the new guys...

    by Shermdawg

    ...I think. <br><br> Like I said, I can't tell the white boys apart.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:23 p.m. CST

    They eat cigarettes on Mad Men?

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:24 p.m. CST

    is this guy Lorne's son or something

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    why do they let him do his Stand-up sketch?

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:24 p.m. CST

    John Mulaney.

    by L.H.Puttgrass


  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:24 p.m. CST


    by DanielKurland

    Pretty great for him, considering he's not even a cast member. And yeah, that Scooby Doo joke was great.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    I've NEVER seen Hader break...

    by DanielKurland

    This is fun.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:27 p.m. CST

    Hader can't keep it together!

    by Essemtee

    It's hilarious when he does it, not so much when Horatio Sanz and Jimmy Fallon did it.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Stephan always destroys him.

    by George Newman

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST


    by Ronnie__Dobbs


  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Stefon is my favorite new character

    by crappyfun

    Was waiting for him to show up this season...Does that make me gay?

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:29 p.m. CST

    He forces himself to say the most ludicrous things imaginable

    by George Newman

    and the club descriptions are always hilariously foolish.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:31 p.m. CST

    Oh, and speaking of Ke$ha

    by Essemtee

    Someone already took a shot on her: http://yahdigg.files.word stolen.jpg

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:35 p.m. CST

    I hope somebody got fired over this sketch

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    seriously, this french thing would be bad for a 12:50 sketch

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:35 p.m. CST

    What the fuck was THAT shit?

    by crappyfun

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:35 p.m. CST

    What was that?

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:36 p.m. CST

    I always thought I'd enjoy watching Emma Stone do anything.

    by natecore

    Thanks for ruining that thought SNL, but the monologue was funny, but WTF Emma should be showing off her legs.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:37 p.m. CST

    Nasim was pretty cute in that sketch though.

    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Child character #3 for Nasim.

    by Shermdawg

    And it appears to be a rehash of #1....kinda...a lil bit.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Well maybe at first.

    by Shermdawg


  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:41 p.m. CST

    My porn name was Hot Ostrich

    by RedBull_Werewolf

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:41 p.m. CST

    It's time for the segment - this isn't funny.

    by Orionsangels

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

    Nasim kid characters from best to worst...

    by Shermdawg


  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

    What a shitty episode

    by Super Rabbi

    The laughs are not with this episode.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:43 p.m. CST

    This guy

    by Essemtee

    The second coming of Chris Parnell?

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:43 p.m. CST

    This Sex Symposium thing is great...

    by DanielKurland

    It doesn't even feel like it's FROM SNL.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:44 p.m. CST

    This is good----sex ed

    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    Infinite swirl.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Sex Ed.

    by L.H.Puttgrass


  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:45 p.m. CST


    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    Exactly----------it's funny.

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:46 p.m. CST

    Sex Symposium is easily the best of the night

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Not a very good episode, I mean i've jacked it twice to emma's beautiful eyes, but overall I still feel let down

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:46 p.m. CST

    do i need help?

    by Bouncy X

    because i'd like to fuck Nasim while she's in character as one of the teen girls she's played?

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:47 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:48 p.m. CST

    April O'Neil's gotta eat

    by Bouncy X

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:49 p.m. CST

    I'd fuck Nasim when she's in her Boy Character

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    no homo though

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:50 p.m. CST

    RedBull's got me beat. lol

    by Bouncy X

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Judith Hoag was in the new Elm street

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    It's sad that the only true April O neil is forced to do bit parts

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Nasim and Vanessa

    by Essemtee

    as the 'What Up With That' backup singers, ooh yes please! Where the hell is Vanessa tonight anyway?

  • Oct. 23, 2010, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Now comes my favorite part of SNL. THE END!

    by Orionsangels

  • Oct. 24, 2010, midnight CST

    Emma as Hitler was fucking hot

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Mein Kampf!

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 12:01 a.m. CST

    *that* was the best week of your life, Emma?

    by Essemtee


  • Oct. 24, 2010, 12:01 a.m. CST

    I liked the Kings of Leon skits.

    by L.H.Puttgrass

    Where the new guys pretend to be a guest band. That was kind of cool.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Yoda wit a pot a chili!

    by JTStarkiller

    That actually made me laugh out loud.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 12:02 a.m. CST

    Tomorrow's #1 song: "Ta douleur"

    by Flim Springfield

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 12:05 a.m. CST

    Actually In the kings of Leon sketches.....

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    The Band pretended to be Lynard skynnard... I thought they did a pretty good job pretending to be that band

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 12:06 a.m. CST

    Emma was underused until the second half.

    by sighborg

    And no surprise. The second half was much funnier than the first.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 12:07 a.m. CST

    I wish Comedy Central would bring back Kids in the Hall...

    by Shermdawg air opposite SNL on nights like this.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 12:08 a.m. CST

    The Digital Short. For a moment I didn't know it was Emma.

    by sighborg

    And for a moment I didn't think it was funny, until the voice box bit. And Emma Stone is hot.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Hitler? rofl

    by cookepuss

    Poor Chaplin. lol<p> <p> Not a terrible, terrible ep. A couple of decent things for the archives. Stefon was funny, as always. Sex Ed hit the mark. The costume store thing is another potential character for Keenan. Update had some stuff so funny I had to wonder if the audience had been chloroformed. Grape Jelly nearly had me pissing myself. Hader as a reporter was funny, even if the sketch half tanked.<p> <p> There just weren't ANY of laughs in the other 2/3 of the show though. It got better as it went along, more or less, but DAMN it was rough episode. Like bad Mad TV.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 12:11 a.m. CST

    Best week of Emma's life. Reasons why.

    by sighborg

    Easy A. Is on it's way to making $60 million on an $8 million budget. Cast as Gwen Stacy. Got Paul McCartney to design a "Blackbird" tattoo for her. Hosts SNL. Not bad.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 12:15 a.m. CST

    I HATE Kristen Wiig so much. And I used to like her.

    by sighborg

    I used to like her. But now she sucks. Yell, Kristen, yell. Do stupid voices over and over again.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 12:18 a.m. CST

    I would organize an opposing Facebook petition.

    by Hercules

    I think Wiig a genius and truly hilarious in tonight's home makeover sketch.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Gret Mottola knows how to use Wiig

    by natecore

    give her a very understated role and let Bill Hader be funny. It'll be interesting to see how she is used in 'Paul'

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 12:24 a.m. CST

    "The Water Pressure is Too Damn Low Party"

    by Hercules


  • Oct. 24, 2010, 12:24 a.m. CST

    I'd love to have a woman like emma

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Unfortunetly I don't think she dates guys that eat a dinner consisting of a redbull and 3 KFC doubledowns :'(

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 12:27 a.m. CST

    Wiig isn't bad. She's just played out and overused.

    by cookepuss

    She's got a fairly defined number of character types she can play. She does them well and they can be gut bustingly funny at times. However, she's been on a fair number of years not. She's got maybe 4 or 5 personalities that she's spread across dozens of characters. Hey, I'm all for recycling, but something like this just shows her limited range. <p> <p> At the same time, even if the superbly Keenan has maybe 1/2 that range, he's used only 1/4 as often as Wiig is. Lorne has pretty much forgotten that Abby & Nasim exist, at least compared to Wiig. The writers could be allowing them to flourish more.<p> <p> And WTF?!? Still no new black women on the show? <cues music> WHAT UP WITH THAT?

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Wiig is overused. The home makeover sketch was too long.

    by sighborg

    SNL writers are lazy when it comes to Wiig. She's talented. No question. But test her. Give her something that requires variation. A little Wiig doing "crazy" voices gets very annoying. SNL is not doing her any favors right now.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 12:31 a.m. CST

    rsantaq74? Did you just steal my thoughts?

    by sighborg


  • Oct. 24, 2010, 12:32 a.m. CST


    by xile1c

    Tonight's was the lamest SNL I've seen in YEARS. And Kristen Wiig can only play the same character in different roles so many times.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 12:32 a.m. CST

    The home makeover sketch was recycled

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    It would be OK to reuse it if the gag was the way the host acted but it's not, It's gag is that the winner doesn't react and to just have another Host come on and too the same bit Brian williams did like 2 years ago just made the sketch lame

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 12:34 a.m. CST

    SNL failed Emma Stone. So much potential wasted.

    by sighborg

    Some funny stuff. But mostly not. And to have someone who idolizes the show be the host of something so mediocre at best. Shame on SNL.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 12:36 a.m. CST

    I'm curious...

    by HansBubi

    ...what Herc thinks of Nasim, and if he thinks she should be used more often on the show. By the way, because only a hundred other people have said it here, Emma is hot.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 12:36 a.m. CST

    Where is

    by xile1c

    the inevitable Dr. Oz sketch? Bill Hader HAS to be chomping at the bit for that one.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Emma Stone is hot. Didn't know she has some serious booty.

    by sighborg

    At the beginning monologue. In the pant suit. Nice. At the end, in the last sketch selling Halloween costumes in the tight dress, as the model. As she walked to the left. Very nice.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 1:15 a.m. CST

    She's the real deal

    by HansBubi

    She's hot. She both looks, acts, and sounds more mature than her age, yet she has that youthful cuteness because she is only 22 years old. She has unique eyes (The Zooey Effect - though Emma's eyes are unique in a different way), and her hair would probably look good in any color. Her favorite band is The Beatles. Her favorite movies include Network and City Lights. She has become popular over time instead of all-at-once due to a single movie. The fact that I forget about her, and then I keep re-discovering her every several months means she never overstays her welcome. I don't think I've ever read a TMZ-style article about her. I realize she hasn't been in enough movies to prove herself as a truly great actress, yet she has at least proven herself to be good in movies that give her a role with a little substance. I wish her the best as she heads into the most mainstream years of her still-young career. Hopefully she isn't watered down by Hollywood.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 1:16 a.m. CST

    You can't spell Pedrad without rad

    by Hercules

    Pure Asian Hot

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 1:18 a.m. CST

    Emma's eyes

    by Hercules

    always remind me of Melinda Clarke, who played Marissa's mommy on The OC.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Emma Stone equals......

    by sighborg

    Emma Stone = (Anna Faris - plastic surgery) + (Lindsay Lohan - crazy) + (Lucille Ball) - dead.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Emma's got the frodo eyes

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    If she had a Youtube video it would be Teh cutness awww...

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 1:40 a.m. CST

    That's a really good comparison, Herc

    by HansBubi

    I agree completely. Plus, just the right amount of make up on Emma takes the Melinda Clarke look and ups it a little....or maybe it's because Emma's eyes are a tad wider in relation to her face (compared to Melinda Clarke). Emma's eyes seem to stand out in nearly every picture.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Positively DELICIOUS anti-geek monologue

    by ForgetfulPete

    Newsflash to geeks: everyone hates you, SOOOOOOOO very much. When you walk down the street in your track suit pants and oversized sweater with your discolored cheeks from high blood pressure and a giant gut hanging down to your knees, sweating and dripping and reeking and covered head to toe with hair and acne, remember that you have failed at every possible thing in life, that you are a social and evolutionary pariah. Remember that you are loathed, despised, hated beyond words. Remember that the world has finally woken up to how much it hates you and THE BIGGEST COMEDY HIT ON TELEVISION IS A SHOW THAT MOCKS YOUR EVERY WORD. Movies and tv and books have moved away from your childish entertainments, as has the entire free world. Your universe is shrinking smaller and smaller in every passing moment! In short the world hates you, and Emma Stone will NOT make out with you. I hope this is a trend where geeks become the subject of all the negative jokes about bad people. Because they are without a doubt bad people. Bad bad bad people. Enjoy the rest of SNL non-geeks! Keep laughing at the geeks! :)

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Oh and the aggressive hatred of Michael Cera

    by ForgetfulPete

    was just icing on the cake. People HATE you, Michael!

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 1:53 a.m. CST


    by VitaminZ

    This first sketch with Kristin Wiig doing THE EXACT SAME ANNOYING SHIT SHE DOES IN EVERY SKETCH has me ready to give up on the rest of this episode. Holy shit, this is terrible. How the fuck do the writers even write these sketches? Do they just write up a two sentence premise and just have her come up with the annoying noises she'll make?

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 1:58 a.m. CST

    French sketch

    by Downboy

    Am I the only one who thought that bit was brilliant? When they all broke into dance together I lost it. But then again I was like crazy high.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 1:59 a.m. CST

    I must second ForgetfulPete's rant

    by HansBubi

    Awesome monologue poking fun of nerds and geeks. It also shined a light on the recent trend of actresses capitalizing on roles that reflect the average geek/nerd's dream of meeting a "cute, smart, and mature girl next door who will make out with him/her."

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 2:40 a.m. CST

    french sketch was fucking brilliant...

    by jay2517

    ...and...fucking weird at the same time. i laughed out loud and then felt ODD for doing it lol...

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Wow... Stone sucked.

    by JuanSanchez

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 3:17 a.m. CST

    Liked Emma but she was not used enoug

    by Tacom

    The Sex Seminar sketch was the funniest.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 3:26 a.m. CST

    "No, I will not make out with you"

    by Tall_Boy66

    I've never had my dreams shattered in such a congenial way. I loved her in the Digital Short too, because seeing her in a Stephen Hawking-esque wheelchair was borderline traumatizing. Gal's a good actress, too bad she was sidelined in most of the skits. But having her talking about rubbing apples in her ass was hot.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 3:30 a.m. CST

    Re;Emma as Hitler was fucking hot

    by Droogie Alex

    That was Charlie Chaplin. Jeez.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 3:37 a.m. CST

    What's wrong with being a social pariah anyway?

    by Tall_Boy66

    If you're a social pariah and you hate everybody, what the hell's the problem with everybody hating you? Me and the world get along just fine. We ignore each other.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 4:46 a.m. CST

    bout time Cera was taken down a notch!

    by DrPain

    more Cera impersonations! Over all, horrible show tonight, only thing kinda funny was that french skit and "Cera".

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 4:49 a.m. CST

    Yeah, Kristen Wiig has to go, she's just annoying now.

    by DrPain

    Hope I don't have to hear that damn laughing squeal any longer, she should have left with Forte.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Can't wait for the Vincent Price Halloween Special!

    by DrPain

    love that skit. It's sucks he does them so few a season.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Emma = the PERFECT Mary Jane. DOUCHEBAGGERY!!

    by Behemoth

    Watching Emma last night, it was even more painfully clear: she is absolutely the best choice for Mary Jane Watson: beautiful, intelligent, witty, bohemian ... oh, and a red head? And yet, these pieces of rectum cast her as Gwen. It's just mind boggling. Oh, and I wonder if she'd make out with me? <p>But seriously, whoever made this decision, may they turn on a spit in hell while demons lick their taint with forked tongues. Effin' pieces of crap.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 8:29 a.m. CST

    This was better than Cranston's episode

    by American Mythos

    The best parts were the Michael Cera impression, Baby Spanks, the lampooning of Ke$ha (whose last performance on SNL was downright embarrassing), Stefon on Weekend Update, the French sketch (why people hated it I don't know, it was just quirky enough to win me over), and Sex Ed. As usual I found almost every sketch to prominently feature Wiig damn near unwatchable. She's incredibly hot, but as someone said above she's overused and her characters are more grating than funny. Other than that, Stone was great and so was the show.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 9:14 a.m. CST

    "Use Somebody"

    by LimemonkeyX3

    Is a good (overplayed) song. But the KOL used to ROCK, man. Go listen to Youth and Young Manhood. I'm a rocker. I LOVE Garage Rock. This lite-rock shit they play now gets 'em fans, but sux.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST

    The French Skit

    by BeatsMe

    reminded me of old-school, s2 SNL. Just kind of weird, in a good way.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST


    by Tigger Tales

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 10:33 a.m. CST

    Pretty shitty episode.

    by monolithik

    It was limping from the start, but screeched to a fucking halt when Wiig came out, dragging the Can't-keep-a-surprise/Target lady shtick out of the grave again. Just. Fucking. Horrible.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 10:36 a.m. CST

    This coming from another former Wiig fan

    by monolithik

    She must have some crazy pull with Lorne to keep getting so much airtime. Even Armisen(who inexplicably is still Obama, plus was able to throw enough weight around to keep his new gf Abby Elliott from being canned this season) can't get away with throwing THE EXACT SAME shtick out there and watch it bomb week after week.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Worried about Stefon/Hader

    by smackfu

    I love the character, but I can't help but notice that each time he appears it becomes less about the character being funny, and more about Bill Hader trying not to laugh while he does it. It's starting to develop into a Horatio Sanz/Jimmy Fallon thing where it just seems like the crackups are becoming intentional.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST

    I think Wiig's airtime

    by smackfu

    is partly due to the fact that she's the only woman on the show.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Heh. Good one, smackfu

    by OutsideChance

    ...I was thinking today about how explicable the overexposure of Wiig (and Pohler before her) is in the modern SNL era. Back at the beginning when it was only three female cast members (two of whom-Curtin and Newman-were arguably the straight-women for the males cast) you could sort of understand how Radner ended up used so often. But since then, the way that Lorne takes one female and uses her to death makes no sense. And that's a shame because both Pohler and Wiig are insanely talented in the right role. The problem however is Michaels doesn't save them for the times when the right role comes along.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 4:34 p.m. CST

    Nasim's gotten a lot funnier, make her a regular, Lorne

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    And there's my shout-out to the hot-ass Persian ladies!

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 4:36 p.m. CST

    That Michael Cera impression was spot-on...

    by HarryKnowlesNonExistentInceptionReview

    ...and gut-bustingly hilarious. Funniest thing I've seen on SNL this year.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 4:51 p.m. CST


    by maxwell's hammer

    ...i really don't think Hader laughs intentionally. When he did that last club and he said, "Its got Ghosts! Banjos!..." I almost fell in the floor laughing. As a sometimes performer myself, I can only imagine how hard it is to keep a straight face with such fascinatingly ridiculous lines...

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 5:18 p.m. CST

    I love it!

    by Bass Ackwards

    I love that Weekend Update now has an open mic feature where apparently random audience members can practice their amateur stand-up routines. Great!

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    no mention of Brett Favre Flyeless Jeans?

    by robertplant

    WTF, AICPeople?

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 7:31 p.m. CST

    That French dance skit was taken out of the online stream

    by sonic3305

    But I managed to find it on youtube

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    The French Dance Sketch

    by VitaminZ

    was actually pretty entertaining. Too bad they tucked it into the second half of the show. I guess it's really important to always lead off with a Kristin Wiig "loud, idiotic voice" sketch.

  • Oct. 24, 2010, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Stefan = Hader Tour De Force

    by Behemoth

    The writing of that character, the mannerisms, and yes, even the laughing, is just sheer comedic perfection. Absolutely love it when he shows up. Hilarious stuff. Anyone who gets "offended" by his crack-ups is a douchebag.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 1:34 a.m. CST


    by L.H.Puttgrass

    I think you'll find it mentioned at Oct 23rd, 2010 11:05:52 PM. <p> Just after it aired. <p> Were you not watching?

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 4:26 a.m. CST


    by monolithik

    Hey, I - for one - really enjoy the show. I don't expect perfection, and the fact that you don't see anyone else doing live stuff like this should tell you how hard it is to do, and do well. This particular episode, however... was shite. It was all warmed over(and over) material, from the boring cold opener, to the "It's funny because it's an adult item on a baby!" fake commercial to the "stall for time" Wiig overacting shtick(which should have been the final sketch of the night, if not removed altogether), to the pointless View retread to the... you get the idea. This was a definite low point in a quite decent year, so far.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 4:43 a.m. CST

    And Les Jeunes de Paris

    by monolithik

    Might have worked better in an episode that hadn't already come apart at the seams. It's simple; you have to build up some good will each week before we will stomach a pointless, trite, cutesy, neo-bohemian fantasy dance. When an episode is on fire, it's a nice change of pace, but it's confusing figuring out if it's supposed to be a serious sketch when nothing else has been funny the whole night through, either.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 5:38 a.m. CST

    With each week of SNL...

    by Master Bruce

    you see the wisdom back in the day of not recasting MONTY PYTHON'S FLYING CIRCUS or SCTV & continuing on & on & on...

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST

    Jon Hamm - his "commercial" during 30 Rock

    by skimn

    was funnier than 90% of what airs on SNL, so maybe he'll go three-for-three this weekend. I've said it before, he can deliver a straight line funny, and a funny line straight. And that is key in comedy.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Hamm & Buble Was The Best Thing SNL Has Done In Some Time

    by Crow3711

    I fucking loved that commercial SNL did, and it was funnier than the live 30 Rock one, which was, admittedly, still very funny. But man, fucking Hamm & Buble was ridiculous. Just brilliant acting from both of them, and even better writing. Hamm & Buble, What Up With That, and Stefon are my favorite things SNL has done recently. And they are killing What Up With That by doing it too much. I thought Sparkling Apple Juice a few weeks ago was incredibly stupid, yet very funny. But I also udnerstand the people who said it was the worst sketch theyd ever seen in their lives. It was the worst sketch of all time. But it became funny too

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Link to Hamm & Buble on Hulu

    by Crow3711 <p> For your enjoyment.

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 7:26 p.m. CST


    by Nem_Wan

    Maybe Jay Pharoah can't "get" Obama unless Armisen retires?

  • Oct. 25, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST


    by Screwbini

    Here's another vote to make Nasim a regular and give her more airtime. I think she's very cute and extremely funny. Just give her some of Wiig's time. I think Wiig is brilliant at times, but seriously overused.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 2:12 a.m. CST

    Stefan will be the next SNL character movie...

    by BurnHollywood

    ...Mark my words.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 6:32 a.m. CST


    by monolithik

    Yeah, it's definitely seniority. Fred gets what he wants, and hey, he's put in the time. That still doesn't mean they're not making a mistake or hurting themselves by refusing to give it to the new guy who does it much better.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 6:40 a.m. CST

    Favorite Recent Sketches

    by monolithik

    The digital shorts are usually my favorite each week(I love to death the "Great Day" coked-up musical last season), but that will always have an advantage over live material. Outside of that, the most consistently funny bits have been Weekend Update(Stefon, Gov. Patterson, and Seth holds it all down remarkably well by himself) and Will Forte's sketches(Grapes, Potato Chip and the like)... stupid? Hell yes. But also fucking funny and bizarre as hell.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 6:45 a.m. CST

    I also have to admit

    by monolithik

    That another favorite is Wiig as the lady who loves surprises. At least, it was until I found out that was all Wiig could play.

  • Oct. 26, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Stone acted rings around Wiig

    by MGTHEDJ

    The contest winner sketch had me rolling. Wiig is vamping like mad, and Stone just has no reaction, and perfect timing in her line delivery. She was so good it makes me wonder what happened during "The View" sketch, Stone's Lohan was spot on, but Wiig wouldn't shut up doing her "Hasselback is an idiot" impression. It started to make me think she was trying to steal the sketch away form Stone.<p>Wiig is good at the "High-class lady who starts to lose it" stuff, but anything else she's at best mediocre, to down right pathetic.-----later-----m