Killer rocks are the main course this evening. But first, anytime Saturday Night Live manages to be sublimely funny is a rare occasion that must be celebrated. And yes, you’re going to see this everywhere. But there’s a reason. It’s brilliant. And Edward Norton proves yet again what a masterful actor he is. Seriously.
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I think ever since we started 32 Days of Halloween–this is our sixth year, after all–there’s been one Saturday Night Live bit we wanted to share. It’s the Halloween Land Shark skit. You can imagine how it goes: a promise of a trick or treater and then eventually…carnage. That’s our memory of it, anyway. It’s been years since we’ve seen it. But NBC is very stingy with things online. The only snippet we’ve been able to find is this “medley” of SNL bits from its history. This is nice, yeah, but it just whets our appetite for the full versions of the really excellent bits they show…
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“I swear, this is not a prank call,” I said into the phone.
I was fairly certain that they had gotten a similar call before, so I really didn’t need to say that. But on the other hand, given what I was trying to check Whole Foods’ stock of, I felt I needed to say it anyway. That Whole Foods did not have it, it turned out. So onto the next one. Whole Foods was the only store in this area that some locations had been known to carry this.
“Can you spell the name for me?” This new grocery/freezer department person was asking.
“S-C-H-W-E-D-D-Y Schweddy…” I said.
“Balls,” he finished. Which, given the man’s accent (which I could not place), was quite possibly the funniest thing I had heard all week. “Yes, I have it right in front of me. There are…six pints in stock.”
They weren’t going to run out before we could get there. Success.
Lionsgate is releasing these two SNL best-of discs for John Belushi and Chris Farley, each sporting new bonus bits:
For Belushi’s disc, it “features more than 25 minutes of new to DVD content from Belushi’s original screen test, the Coneheads and Samurai Warrior sketches, along with the first ever SNL bit.”
And for Farley’s disc, it “contains more than 25 minutes of all-new special features including newly released sketches of motivational speaker Matt Foley, who lived ‘in a van down by the river,’ Schmitts Gay, Weekend Update with Bennett Brauer and more!”
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- Gnome attacks!
- Jon’s memory
- Leigh’s amazing dog
- Leigh laments the loss of the pornstache (?)
- Your alcohol report
- Leigh, meet the Curly Wurly
- Birthdays in restaurants
- Leigh’s mouth problems
- The loot report
- Rox’s door
- Widge and the interrupted scotch story
- Widge vs. the Scott Pilgrim Blu-Ray
- Jon vs. Disney DVDs
- Walking Dead hits DVD
- The Doctor Who marriage
The Best of Will Ferrell and The Best of Tracy Morgan are both out on DVD from Lionsgate, and we have a set of both to give away. Both DVDs have auditions, dress sketches, outtakes, TV appearances, and photos in addition to the sketches.
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