The NFL is more outraged by pot than compulsive sexual assault. Sounds about right.

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15 years later, Jake Gyllenhaal finally returns to ‘Saturday Night Live’

Saturday Night Live
Jake Gyllenhaal & Camila Cabello
April 9, 2022

The most surprising thing about this week’s Saturday Night Live is the revelation that this is only the second time Jake Gyllenhaal has hosted, the first time being 15 years ago. For some perspective, 15 years ago, Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler, Will Forte, Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, Andy Samberg, Kristen Wiig, and Darrell Hammond were still on the cast. (And so was Kenan Thompson, so the more things change and all that.) Parks and Recreation was still 2 years from premiering! That’s how long ago it was!

So what took so long for someone like Gyllenhaal, who seems to have a healthy sense of humor and natural comic timing, to return? Did he think appearing on SNL might hurt his Serious Actor status? Did he feel pressured to do a sketch he hated? Did he insult someone on the writing staff who has since left? DID HE INSULT SETH MEYERS? IS SETH MEYERS A SWIFTIE?

Whatever the reason, it was good to have Gyllenhaal back: he’s loose, game, and funny, and he needs to not be such a stranger to Studio 8H in the future.

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How to talk to your children about CGI Jeff Garlin.

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I am about to ruin your entire day with a picture of Rudy Giuliani. I apologize in advance.

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“We’re going to have to wait to see what happens.”

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John Mulaney saves ‘Saturday Night Live’ once again

Saturday Night Live
John Mulaney & David Byrne
February 29, 2020

Look, we’ve done this three times now, I am not sure what to add: I love John Mulaney, John Mulaney is a comedy genius, John Mulaney should host Saturday Night Live every week, and save us all from mediocre hosts. Am I missing anything? No? Great, let’s get to the comedy.

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