Here be dragons!

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Mayim Bialik is out here trying to lose this ‘Jeopardy!’ hosting gig by driving the viewers insane

 

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Billie Eilish is not the bad guy on a strong ‘Saturday Night Live’

Saturday Night Live
Billie Eilish
December 11, 2021

Wanna feel old? Billie Eilish is the first person to host Saturday Night Live that was born in this century because SHE IS NOT EVEN 20 YET. She is literally younger than one of my children, and now I have to go lie down for a while.

~siiiiigh~

Anyway, despite her youth and relative inexperience acting in front of live audiences, the singer was a very good first-time host: enthusiastic and game and genuinely funny. She had moments of wobbliness, but who wouldn’t. Overall the episode was the strongest of the season, not because the sketches were particularly hilarious, but instead because there weren’t any real duds that dragged the whole thing down. Also, after being missing for the first seven episodes, our girl Kate McKinnon is back and firing on all cylinders. Now promise you’re not going to disappear on us again, Kate. We obviously need you.

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Hey, if you’re thinking about hosting a ‘Squid Game’ party … maybe … don’t?

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Happy Star Wars Day — the punniest day of the year!

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Look for the helpers. But please do not run them over because you don’t understand how science works.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ returned with Woody Harrelson, a bunch of other stars and a nod to Rice University. And it was OK.

Saturday Night Live
Woody Harrelson & Billie Eilish
September 28, 2019

Welcome to the 45th season of Saturday Night Live, a season that was marred before it even began by a casting controversy after the show cast a “conservative” comedian whose “humor” involved making fun of Asians, women, and homosexuals. Hilarious! He was fired, but not before everyone and their racist uncle decried “cancel culture” for a solid week.

I’m just going to put this here for no particular reason:

The show returned last night with two new cast members, Chloe Fineman and Bowen Yang, the show’s first Asian-American cast member ever, and both acquitted themselves quite nicely in the episode.

As for the episode itself: it was fine. It was fine! There wasn’t any one particular sketch that made me angry (with maybe the exception of Woody Harrelson’s monologue, but to use the word “angry” here is strong — it mostly just left me irritated), but there weren’t any knock it out of the park, A+ sketches either. Instead, everything felt comfortable and predictable — not boring, exactly, but also not memorable in the long haul, either.

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They’re making a third ‘Walking Dead’ series whether you like it or not.

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