Taraji P Henson hosted Saturday Night Live yesterday and she brought Cookie with her. She decided it was time to run a different Empire, so she took over Sesame Street. Let’s just say the sun ain’t clearing the clouds away anymore. Especially for Elmo.
So how does the original Cookie Monster feel about the new one? He Tweeted, “Me finally meet da other cookie monster everybody talk about!!! @TherealTaraji not blue and furry like me imagined.” He better watch out, or he will be the one that is covered only in skin and she’s wearing his blue fur as a fur!
Before Billy Eichner was screaming at strangers in Billy on the Street, he needed to scream to get his voice heard over his 74 siblings on Saturday Night Live. How cute was the 13 year old in that 1992 sketch?
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Before John Belushi, 24, Chevy Chase, 29, and Christopher Guest, 25, were all on Saturday Night Live, they all did a stage show called Lemmings for National Lampoon. You truly can see how talented all of them were in this 1973 live performance.
Before Gilda Radner, 27, John Belushi, 25, Bill Murray, 23, and Brian Doyle Murray, 28, did Saturday Night Live and Harold Ramis, 29, and Joe Flaherty, 32, did SCTV, they all worked for The National Lampoon Radio Hour. You can see from this rehearsal back in 1974 why they all went on to be part of the two biggest sketch shows to ever air on television.
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Saturday Night Live is celebrating its 40th Anniversary tonight at 8p on NBC and the guest list is better than the Emmys, Golden Globes, Grammys and Oscars combined. They are the people who launched the show like Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd, some of its biggest alumni like Eddie Murphy, Billy Crystal and Adam Sandler, and finally today’s cast. Not only will the The Not Ready For Prime-Time Players be there, so will some of the biggest hosts and musicians who ever appeared on the show that has been a mainstay for 4 decades and counting. I don’t know what else to tell you to watch because the guest list speaks for itself.
Well, that and they will be showing some of their most famous sketches throughout the years. I included one from 1977 that was filmed in my hometown. When I took drivers ed, I drove that same road and it was still just as bad if not worse. In fact, I think, it is still just as bad. Never gave a baby a circumcision in a car while I was driving there, but sometimes it felt like I was making one.
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We know that Will Arnett can make us laugh, but can he DJ? The Millers’ star (I miss that show) showed off his skills, and let’s just say he needs to stick to his day job.
I am not saying he isn’t hot? I mean he obviously he is because why else would his hose spew like that? I know, I definitely needed to cool down after seeing him in just his swim trunks. Too bad The Lego Movie is an animated one because I would be begging for more shirtless scenes in the sequel. Who knew he was built like that under all of his clothes?
So you know that guy with those kids in those annoying AT&T It’s Not Complicated ads, well the Daily Mail is reporting that Beck Bennett is joining Saturday Night Live. I am hoping his good news is better news for us and that the phone company will cease making the commercials without him.
Seriously does anyone actually like those commercials?
Justin Timberlake joined the Five Timers Club on Saturday Night Live yesterday and because of that the five-time host was able to go to the most elite club in NYC. So elite there are only a very few group of people that get to appreciate the benefits of the membership. Those that were there to welcome him were Paul Simon, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Candice Bergen, Alec Baldwin and Tom Hanks. Also there, but working the club because they are not members were Dan Aykroyd as a bartender and Martin Short as a server. How cool was it to see all those greats in one SNL bit? It just makes me sad to think how funny SNL used to be when they were on the show as compared to what it is now.
Steve Martin Tweeted this awesome picture of him with Chevy Chase, Paul Simon, Lorne Michaels, Dan Aykroyd, Martin Short and Tom Hanks, and said “Where are they now? Why, right here.” Where is here? We just have to assume that it is a Retirement Home where all the greats go when it is there time. Not that any of them are close to being there.
And since they are not, how cool would it be if they all did a movie together. It’s about time The Three Amigos got a sequel, right?