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Month: November 2019
Happy Thanksgiving! I’m serving a heaping helping of gratitude and cute puppies.
‘Watchmen’: Reflections on Wade
“Little Fear of Lightning”
November 17, 2019
The one good thing about this terrible ‘America’s Got Talent’ story is that it reaffirms that Jay Leno is THE WORST.
Judge rules that President Joffrey is not a king after all.
In which I take a break from impeachment nonsense to remind myself I never finished recapping ‘Bachelor in Paradise.’ Whoops.
‘The Irishman,’ ‘Servant,’ ‘Harley Quinn’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week
Be thankful: Will Ferrell and a slew of other stars deliver an excellent ‘Saturday Night Live’
Saturday Night Live
Will Ferrell & King Princess
November 23, 2019
When it comes to judging hosts, it’s unfair to compare regular actors, sports figures, musicians or even other comedians to former cast members. For former hosts, this was their job for years — they understand how to play to the audience; they aren’t afraid of a live performance; they, better than probably most actors, understand comic timing. This is how they became household names. And among those who have been invited back to host Saturday Night Live, Will Ferrell might be one of the funniest and most talented cast members of all time. So to compare him as a host to a Harry Styles or a Kristen Stewart, it’s just not fair. They aren’t on the same playing field.
Will Ferrell returned to Saturday Night Live for his fifth time hosting and delivered easily one of the funniest — if not the funniest — episodes of the season. Ferrell’s big golden retriever energy makes every sketch just that much funnier, even sketches that by all rights should have just been mediocre. And while I can’t be certain, it certainly felt like the writers held back on the last couple of episodes so that they could give Will Ferrell the choicest material. And honestly? I don’t blame them in the least. He knocked it out of the park.
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