Happy ‘Hamilton’ Day/Weekend, everyone!

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Welcome to Week Seven! How’s everyone holding up?

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Insane Clown Posse, 42 workers who lived in a factory, a bunch of hilarious stuntmen, ‘Saturday Night Live,’ and other unexpected heroes of this moment.

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‘Saturday Night Live’: The Quarantine Edition

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Saturday Night Live at Home
April 11, 2020

Soooooo … Last week, Saturday Night Live announced kinda at the very last second that they were going to do an episode this week, an episode taped entirely from the cast’s homes and everyone was like, “Whaaaaa?” and “Huh?” and “But how?” and “Why?” And I guess the answers to those questions are, in order, “Because if all the other late night shows can, so can they,” and “I know it’s weird but give them a chance” and “Look, everyone’s phone and computer can record videos these days, it’s just not that hard,” and “Because WE NEED SOMETHING. WE ALL NEED A LITTLE SOMETHING TO GET US THROUGH THIS RIGHT NOW.”

And you know what? It wasn’t half bad! I will grant that perhaps my standards, much like the characters in one sketch, have lowered as this quarantine grinds on. But I thought the cast and writers having to make do with limited resources actually forced them into a corner that works best for them: 1. they are all digital sketches (and since YouTube/Zoom/TikTok is our entire world right now, it felt especially relevant) and 2. the sketches had to be brief and to the point. (As a result, there were 17 sketches last night. 17!!)

I, too, have kept my comments brief and to the point because 17 SKETCHES.

Who knows if these kids are going to try this again before the season is over. I applaud them for making a go of it, and it working out for the most part. (I’d can the Zoom laughter, “Weekend Update.” Go watch Seth Meyers and Stephen Colbert and take notes on how to make a joke work without the benefit of laughter), and genuinely thank them for making an effort to make us laugh when we needed it the most.

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Everything else is ending right now, so why not a few of your favorite shows?

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There are so many stupid things in this post, you guys. Is the virus making us stupider? I think it is making us stupider.

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Because these are trying times, I offer you BOTH teevee news AND a cute animal video. No need to thank me.

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HOW’S EVERYONE FEELING? REALLY GOOD? I BET WE’RE ALL FEELING REALLY GOOD.

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‘Everything’s Gonna Be Okay’ has its season finale tonight, which is the most 2020 headline ever.

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The best thing about last night’s Golden Globes was a tank top. The end.

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