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Angry Outtakes From Mike Ditka's 1993 SNL Appearance Are Glorious

The Chicago Bears fired legendary coach Mike Ditka on Jan. 5, 1993, Four days later, in Saturday Night Live's cold open, the recurring "Super Fans" characters, famous supporters of "Da Bears," wrote a protest letter to the team, with Ditka himself making a cameo at the end. We've come across footage of him taping that… » 6/18/14 1:35pm 6/18/14 1:35pm

What If There Were An NFL RedZone For Reality Show Brawls?

Ugly fights are the touchdowns of reality shows, and in this Saturday Night Live sketch, Rosé Zone knows that. The hypothetical channel that shows only "hot garbage" all the time would be so efficient for watching reality TV. No one cares about aspirations or feel-good moments; we want conflict, like seeing a drunk,… » 11/17/13 10:52am 11/17/13 10:52am

An Averagely Average Comedy: We're The Millers, Reviewed.

Jason Sudeikis is a perfect fit for We're the Millers, which is a shame, since the movie isn't quite as funny as he is. During his time on Saturday Night Live, Sudeikis often played the handsome, average guy who, the longer you hung out with him, seemed stranger and stranger. He could be the straight man in other… » 8/06/13 5:45pm 8/06/13 5:45pm

Saturday Night Live's Cold Open Spoofed The Super Bowl Blackout

It's been a week since the Super Bowl, but Saturday Night Live is a weekly show, unfortunately airing the night before Super Bowl Sunday, so they just got around to pointing out the uselessness of studio shows. Keenan Thompson as James Brown guides the skit and has some fun when, at his wit's end, he resorts to… » 2/10/13 9:15am 2/10/13 9:15am

Tonight's Saturday Night Live Cold Open: The New York Children's Chorus…

Given yesterday's devastating events in Connecticut, it seemed impossible for NBC to put together a Saturday Night Live cold open that could be seen in any way as appropriate for the mood. In the end, they eschewed any attempt at making the audience laugh—instead going with a touching performance from the New York… » 12/15/12 11:46pm 12/15/12 11:46pm

Whose Post-SNL Film Career Is Andy Samberg Most Likely To Have?

It was fitting how Andy Samberg decided to leave Saturday Night Live. His castmate Kristen Wiig's departure had been talked about for months, the anticipation heightened by her Bridesmaids success and Oscar nomination, and she was given an unprecedented sendoff on the season's final episode to reflect her impact on… » 6/08/12 5:07pm 6/08/12 5:07pm

Michael Phelps Outshone By Tina Fey in Quest for Comedic Gold

When Michael Phelps took center stage in Beijing, he dominated the competition in the pool over and over. His ability to step up at the Olympics, on the biggest stage of his sport, was unprecedented. But when he took the stage last night in New York as host of NBC’s Saturday Night Live, it was clear he wouldn’t be… » 9/14/08 9:55am 9/14/08 9:55am

You'd Think LeBron Would Be Accustomed To Being Surrounded By Nobodies

Like many of you since 1996, I missed Saturday Night Live last night, hosted by LeBron James, and have only the YouTubery offered up by NBC to go on. In this case, the monologue ("LeBronologue!" Oh, what whimsy!) was my favorite. There was also a High School Musical skit that had so much potential, but once the… » 9/30/07 1:00pm 9/30/07 1:00pm