Watch Jan Hooks And Phil Hartman In The Weird, Gorgeous Love Is A Dream

Jan Hooks, the fearlessly silly Saturday Night Live cast member and world-renowned Alamo tour guide, died today at 57 of a serious illness, reports TMZ. She was an integral part of late-'80s/early-'90s SNL; per the unanimously reverent Twitter chatter this evening, her best role might've been in the… » 10/09/14 7:49pm 10/09/14 7:49pm

Good Night, Don Pardo, 1918-2014

Don Pardo was an announcer at NBC for 60 years. He started in television so long ago it was on the radio, in 1944. The heaviest moment of his career was in 1963, when he was "booth announcer" on a shift at WNBC-TV in New York. Pardo did an off-camera "rip-and-read," from a big marked-up paper printout of an Associated… » 8/22/14 4:09pm 8/22/14 4:09pm

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