SNL and Unicorns: Look at This Bag a’Donuts

A rare bright spot of SNL ha-ha that I’m sure NBC will try to have stricken from the Net as soon as they hear that it’s on YouTube. We can’t have anyone knowing that the show has funny left in it. No sir.

Update: What did I say? They took it down. And didn’t put it on the NBC site so we could legitimately have it up. Fools.

By | 2009-04-27T18:26:35+00:00 August 5th, 2006|TV|0 Comments

No More Questions.

Natalie Portman raps

After watching this, I, like every other man in the world, am speechless. And I am also, like every other man in the world, oddly aroused.

Direct link for the feedreaders.

Update: NBC, morons that they are, have apparently had YouTube pull the video. This is a good thing: Christ knows we don’t want people actually finding out that SNL might have something worth watching. Good job, NBC! Hide that light under a bushel, you dumbshits!

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By | 2017-09-24T23:48:48+00:00 March 5th, 2006|Stimuli|3 Comments

Odds and Ends for 12-27-2005

Fascinating documents from 1674: the women petition against coffee, the men defend the brew. Find it here.

The “Lazy Sunday” video continues to rule the world. Apparently it’s available for free download from iTunes (MP3 only version soon, please!) and t-shirts have been made, as well as some icons for IM and message board goodness. Found via Boing Boing.

Sebastiano is an artist after our own hearts. Found via Gizmodo. Similar to this other cool homicidal thing we mentioned before.

And for those of you who want to make movies, check out this how-to for making fake glass. Found via MAKE Blog.

By | 2017-09-24T23:50:54+00:00 December 27th, 2005|Stimuli|0 Comments

Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary (1999) – DVD Review

Saturday Night Live 25th Anniversary DVD

Film:
DVD:

Written by Tina Fey, et al.
Directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller
Starring Bill Murray, Billy Crystal, Tom Hanks, Tim Meadows, Christopher Walken, etc.

Features:

  • The Today Show Looks Back at SNL
  • Media coverage from Access Hollywood
  • Tim Russert Talks With Lorne Michaels

Released by: Lions Gate Home Entertainment.
Rating: NR
Region: 1
Anamorphic: N/A; appears in its original 1.33:1 format.

My Advice: Find a better SNL resource.

From out on the comedy edge to comedic institution, Saturday Night Live has survived twenty-five years through cast changes, controversy, and at times not being very funny. For their silver anniversary, NBC gave the show a full night, star-studded tribute. Along with the obligatory clips from past shows, several former cast members, like Bill Murray and Billy Crystal, break out some old characters to entertain the audience. We also see some very nice tributes to cast members no longer with us: Jim Belushi, Gilda Radner, Chris Farley, and Phil Hartman. And it wouldn’t be Saturday Night Live without music, so we see performances by the Eurhythmics, Elvis Costello with the Beastie Boys, and the Rev. Al Green.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:52:30+00:00 November 14th, 2005|Reviews|0 Comments

Hail Sid Caesar! (2002) – DVD Review


Film:
DVD:

Written and Directed by: Peter Jaysen and Rich Tackenberg
Narrated by: Rob Reiner

Features:

  1. Bonus Sketches: “Emergency” and “The Gypsies”
  2. Deleted Scene with Drew Carey
  3. Sid Caesar’s Home Movies
  4. “Sid and Imogene Say Goodbye”
  5. Trailer

Released by: Goldhil
Region: 1
Rating: NR
Anamorphic: N/A; appears in its original 1.33:1 format.

My Advice: Rent it.

When television first came out, a lot of people weren’t sure what to do with it. It was kinda like radio, it was kinda like the movies, and it was kinda like the stage. But it was its own unique creature. While others went with what they’d done before, Sid Caesar and a group of talented actors and writers created something new. Your Show of Shows (later to be Caesar’s Hour) created the playbook that many shows based themselves on. Its history and impact on entertainment is detailed in Hail Sid Caesar!

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By | 2010-05-23T22:50:16+00:00 May 18th, 2003|DVD, Reviews|0 Comments