President Schmuck’s fate will officially be sealed by Congress in exactly one week from today.

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I can not stop laughing at this “Hilaria” Baldwin story. ¡Muy divertido!

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Kristen Wiig comes home for a ‘Saturday Night Live’ Christmas

Saturday Night Live
Kristen Wiig & Dua Lipa
December 19, 2020

Kristen Wiig, one of Saturday Night Live‘s most successful female cast members, returned home for the annual Christmas episode. (And I had it in my head for some reason that it’s a tradition for a former cast member to host this particular episode. But going back 20 seasons, I learned it’s only happened a handful of times: Jimmy Fallon has hosted this episode twice; Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-hosted one year; Eddie Murphy hosted this episode last year; and Martin Short hosted this episode a few years back — and that’s it. And now you know this worthless trivia, too.)

BUT AS I WAS SAYING: Wiig returned and was her Wiig-y self: funny, wacky, and game, clearly enjoying herself and the material. Which is why I’m sort of baffled as to why after the grading was done the episode ended up with such a relatively low grade. I don’t remember disliking this episode, but I suppose if you include enough mediocre material, it drags the entire average down.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ was one big Timothée Chala-meh

Saturday Night Live
Timothée Chalamet & Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
December 11, 2020

I don’t have any feelings one way or another about Timothée Chalamet. Looking over his IMDb, it seems I’ve only seen one movie where he has a big role, and though he was in Homeland, I have no memory of him, maybe because it was 8 years ago. The point being, I went into this episode of Saturday Night Live something of a blank slate at least where his performance was concerned.

And from what I can tell, the Saturday Night Live writers weren’t sure what to expect of him either. They filled the night with safe sketches, and implemented the buddy system, placing him literally shoulder-to-shoulder with Pete Davidson three separate times.

But honestly, they needn’t have worried. Chalamet was clearly enjoying himself, and though he’s not the most natural comic actor, he held his own, mostly through enthusiasm. And frankly, he did the best he could with the material he was given. I went to bed irritated with this episode, convinced it was terrible. I rewatched the episode in the cold light of morning and came away merely disappointed. It wasn’t terrible, it was just middling. Is it that the writers have already blown through whatever energy they had last week, or are they looking to be inspired by a host they know they can trust, like maybe Kristen Wiig next week? Let’s hope it’s the latter.

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The Supreme Court tosses Texas’ dumb lawsuit, so I guess the GOP will have to come up with some new way to be seditious. ~womp womp~

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‘Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch Musical!,’ ‘The Prom,’ ‘The Walking Dead Christmas Special,’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week

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‘Saturday Night Live’: Jason Bateman? More like Jason GREATMAN! (I am so sorry.)

Saturday Night Live
Jason Bateman & Morgan Wallen
December 5, 2020

It’s a holiday miracle, y’all! Saturday Night Live finally — FINALLY — managed to deliver an episode that did not rely on a single misogynistic, homophobic or racist joke!

In fact, the entire episode was solid from start to finish, including a Kyle Mooney sketch that I didn’t hate! I don’t know if it was just that the writers needed that three-week break to recharge or if they were particularly inspired by the holidays or if Jason Bateman was just a great host to write for, but whatever it was, it worked and they need to bottle this magic formula.

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R.I.P., Movie theaters. You’ll be missed. (I suppose.)

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‘Selena: The Series,’ ‘Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special,’ ‘Shameless’ and everything else you don’t want to miss on TV this week

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UPDATE: President Loser still lost.

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