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  • Nov. 10, 2012, 12:44 a.m. CST

    I heart Anne Hathaway

    by 3D-Man

    She always brings it on SNL.

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Short haired anne hathaway

    by Cameron

    doing it for me

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Anne Hathaway would make a great Janet Van Dyne..

    by cerberus

    Anne Hathaway would kill as The Wasp. Asking he to be Catwoman was the biggest misfire of Nolan's Batman trilogy.

  • Actually I pretty much won't watch a 30 second ad, ever.

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 5:40 a.m. CST

    ^ unless I'm stuck in the movies

    by Autodidact

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 5:42 a.m. CST

    I hate Hathaway's hair

    by Autodidact

    It's not flattering. Androgynous looks are disturbing to me.

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 8:30 a.m. CST

    Hathaway surprised me in TDKR

    by Redhead_Redemption

    I thought for sure she would have ruined the movie, but she was actually able to turn herself off and be selina kyle, not anne hathaway trying to be julia roberts (as she is in 99 percent of her roles) TDKR turned out to be my favourite film of the summer and hathaway played a big part in making the film so good

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 8:35 a.m. CST

    No Hathaway didn't ruin TDKR,she was perfect as catwoman.

    by frank

    It was Nolan who ruined it.

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 10:52 a.m. CST

    I'm a big fan of her boobs

    by Itchy

    and so is she, apparently.

  • But then again, this is the network that just ordered more episodes of Whitney, so expecting them to do something good for the viewers is crazy.

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 1:52 p.m. CST

    It's nice to see Pharoah and Killam take off this year.

    by DougMcKenzie

    The show was probably the closest since '82, and Eddie Murphy time, to being centred around one and one person only... that being the great Bill Hader. It is glaring how weak the current female repertoire is thou, probably the worst since '94 (Sweeney, Cleghorne, Hutsell).

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 2:03 p.m. CST

    It'll be great to see her Giant Penis again!!

    by Mike McCutcheon

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 2:04 p.m. CST

    It'll be great to see her Giant Penis again!!

    by Mike McCutcheon

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 2:04 p.m. CST

    She looks terrible with short hair

    by xsikal

    Needs to show more cleavage to compensate, imo.

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 2:56 p.m. CST

    I respect her as an artiste and fine thespia...

    by tomdolan04

    ahh feck it, her boobs are great

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Ok, I haven't laughed at SNL in years but Lincoln was hilarious.

    by ROBRAM89

  • Nov. 10, 2012, 8:44 p.m. CST

    Anne Hathaway would make a great Dick Van Dyke..

    by Loosejerk


  • Nov. 11, 2012, 12:17 a.m. CST

    Kate McKinnon is a revelation.

    by Steve Rogers

    She is everything that SNL tried to make us believe that Wiig was. Best new female cast member in a long time.

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 12:56 a.m. CST

    I miss her hair. Not a fan of the short hair...

    by happybunni

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 12:57 a.m. CST

    I hope there's some Shy Ronnie.

    by happybunni

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 1:01 a.m. CST

    Aidy Bryant really annoys me for some reason.

    by happybunni

    Too... plasticy fake and over the top I guess

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 1:48 a.m. CST

    who writes this shit

    by medster101

    Why is it that 80% of the opening monolouges as of late have been song and or dance numbers? Who are the broadway fags writing this shit. Fuck I hate this show as of late . Its. Just. Not. Funny. Fire that old fuck lorne michaels and hire some actual talent to write some better sketches and monolouges for the show already.

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 2 a.m. CST

    I give up on SNL.

    by Epsilon

    I've kept watching because, honestly, what the fuck else is on at 11:30 on Saturday night? But I keep going in thinking it MIGHT have some funny moments and it just doesn't. Tonight's opening was brutal, and I have no idea why they do a song/dance number 90% of the time in the opening monologue. Only bit I enjoyed was the Homeland spoof.

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 2:42 a.m. CST


    by medster101

    Thanks for echoing my thoughts on the song and dance shit. Couldn't agree with you more.

  • Fav of the night (watching the left coast repeat & Rhianna is on her 2nd song so wrapping up). I just love Hathaway on SNL, she gives her all in every sketch and is just a joy to watch. But, like I said, that crossing eyed bit was too freakin awesome to watch.

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 3:01 a.m. CST

    As for the short-haired Hathaway Great Debate

    by Al

    I usually don't mind that look, and she can pull it off because she's freakin' Anne Hathaway, but it does point out that her ears are actually kinda, y'know, large. Something that was hidden forever. Maybe she should grow it out, if not to DRK length, but like a bob down to her chin that would at least, y'know, hide the ears. But, honestly, if the most unattractive thing about a woman is her ears, I think she's pretty much one of the most beautiful people on the planet.

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 3:02 a.m. CST

    And the Homeland skit was fucking amazing!

    by Al

    I love Homeland, loved that skit too. Once again, Hathaway swinging for the fences.

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 3:02 a.m. CST

    SNL has never had a 100% funny show since it began

    by leroyspoboys

    It has a few very funny parts here and there over the years, but it is what it is. Mindless entertainment in between whatever ever musical guest is trying to pimp their music, or host who's trying to pimp their latest movie/tv show. If at any time since 1975 you've thought it was otherwise, well, it might be time to get laid on Saturday nights instead. Or better yet forget that. Keep watching SNL and avoid re-polluting the gene pool at all costs.

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 3:14 a.m. CST

    Actually when you think about it...

    by leroyspoboys can probably count the really funny skits since 1975 on just you and your imaginary girlfriend's fingers and toes. 1.) Samurai Deli 2.) Eddie Murphy Gumby/Mr.Robinson 3.) Point/Counter Point 4.) Belushi 'Don't Look Back in Anger' 5.) More Cowbell 6.) Church Chat 7..........) etc, etc. But you'd be hard pressed to get to 40 really funny skits since 1975. But even if you'd double it and find 80, that's only 80 really funny skits in 37 years (something like 700 shows at 5 skits per show minimum, that's 3500 skits). Even if there were 100 really funny skits, that's still only a hit rate of 2.9%. Doesn't really cut it as a comedy show. It's clearly their to pimp other shit, or else it would have been cancelled for good long, long ago.

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 7:13 a.m. CST

    SNL has moments of genius, but its not consistent

    by rakesh patel

    BTW the Lincoln/louie skit was hilarious. Homeland a ittle bit. speaking of homeland for all you guys with vpn or torrent. damain lewis was hosting have i got news for you this week. HIGNFY i fear is on its last legs, but lewis puts it up a notch. let it be known that i like Hathaway with long or short hair.

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 7:41 a.m. CST

    I Love Anne Hathaway BUT

    by Evil Chicken

    NBC, the commercials that you put before the commercials annoyed me enough to stop watching - and I'm someone who will probably watch on the 17th. What does your market research tell you when people who are quasi-fans are put off by the commercials before the commercial? Do they tune in or tune out? Just sayin'.

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 10:28 a.m. CST

    Homeland SNL skit with Anne Hathaway >>>>>>HERE<<<<<<

    by rakesh patel

    commerical and region free!

  • Now with Russell Crowe singing and the Thenardiers!!

  • Did Chris Brown hit her so hard he knocked her back into the 90's?

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Singing monologues so fucking stale

    by Bass Ackwards

    If SNL can't come up with new ideas for the monologue they should just ditch it, I'm tired of seeing all these stupid songs in the monologues.

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 1:25 p.m. CST

    epsilon and medster

    by Bass Ackwards

    Whoops, I see I'm late to the game in complaining about the singing ditto!

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 2:07 p.m. CST

    I liked the opening monologue

    by jim

    I can see how some might not have gotten it (it was a parody of one of the songs from the movie she was promoting). I much prefer the songs to the host answering audience questions.

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Is it just me...

    by BizarroJerry

    Doesn't anyone else find Hathaway annoying? She reminds me of that over eager girl in high school who was in all the plays and kept trying to make sure everyone had as much school spirit as she does. I dunno why, I just find her irritating. Oh, and I agree that no season has been 100% gold. The most interesting thing about watching the original cast era DVDs is seeing how many of their sketches weren't any good. It's weird to see entire episode instead of the same collection of "Best Of" sketches you always see.

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Pretty good episode - the Homeland sketch was funny as hell

    by _Venkman

    Quite so sir

  • Nov. 11, 2012, 6:25 p.m. CST

    Batting about .150

    by dasaroo

    Yes, we "got" the opening number in the monologue- it's just that it was lame, overblown and... obvious. Hathaway's talents were wasted and underused overall. SNL is pretty consistently 5% wheat, 95% chaff. Their few moments of delight and surprise often seem almost accidental. They do seem to hit most consistently with the political stuff, but most of that is done now. Weekend Update is sometimes good but pretty limp last night. Drunk Uncle?! Stefon?! That's the best they can do? Surely any list of "best of" must include Christoper Walken as Colonel Angus!

  • I mean seriously SNL post election with all the crazy ish that took place, and the best thing you came up with was Romney throwing Rove off of the balcony drinking Milk like beer. That thing was an epic misfire the Weekend update was weak.

  • People over 45 tend to romanticize the original SNL for purely nostalgic purposes as the FUNNIEST, MOST UNTOUCHABLE COMEDY SHOW EVER! In reality, the first few years were exactly the same in terms of quality that the ENTIRE shows run has experienced, with a swing in quality from sketch to sketch rather than show to show or even season to season. THIS IS THE NATURE OF SKETCH COMEDY!

  • Nov. 12, 2012, 10:08 a.m. CST

    As someone who loves Les Miz (the musical)

    by thepoohguy

    I thought the monologue skit was awesome, except for Sudakis' epic fail on the key change. ooh, that was bad...

  • Nov. 12, 2012, 10:45 a.m. CST

    SNL post-election

    by Bass Ackwards

    It did seem odd for them to throwing out softballs, not that SNL is particularly incisive, but between Rove's meltdown on Fox and Trump's meltdown on twitter seemed like there was fresher material they could have gone after other then Romney's blandness.