Saturday Night Live
Will Ferrell & Chris Stapleton
January 27, 2018
I love Will Ferrell.
The man is a big sweet doofy comic genius who makes everything that he touches funnier. There’s an argument to be made that he helped saved Saturday Night Live when he joined the cast in 1995, and he certainly saved what could have been a mediocre episode last night. None of the sketches from this week’s episode are going to be remembered as classics, but Ferrell’s presence added that extra level of goofy zaniness that elevated the episode as a whole. I’m unclear on why Lorne Michaels doesn’t make Ferrell hosting an annual thing. This sentiment also applies to Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler. In fact, maybe Saturday Night Live should just join in on this whole reboot fad in television and reassemble their season 27 cast.
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Saturday Night Live
Alec Baldwin & Ed Sheeran
February 12, 2017
As I’m sure you know by now, Alec Baldwin’s appearance as host of Saturday Night Live was his 17th, thereby setting a hosting record. What you might not have known is that it gave Saturday Night Live its highest ratings in six years, besting even Donald Trump’s appearance in 2015. I can’t wait to see our President’s tweet about how he got “swamped” in the ratings by the guy who impersonates him. In fact, I am going to sit here and hold my breath until that happens.
While we all wait for that tweet, let’s discuss the fact that even though one of the reasons so many people tuned in last night was to watch Trump be skewered, Saturday Night Live buried their only Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump sketch in the back end of the episode. It wasn’t a bad sketch — playing off a joke set up in the cold open that Trump would see the 9th Circuit Judges in People’s Court, the bit was as funny if not funnier than a lot of the Baldwin as Trump cold opens. So why put the one thing that everyone tuned in for so late in the episo– oh, wait. I just answered my own question.
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