With SNL's 39th season coming to a close, we're taking a look at the past season with a series of posts examining the highs, lows, and other memorable moments from the past eight months. Here, we look at each episode as a whole, ranking them in order of overall success and positive resonance with viewers.
Obviously comedy is subjective, and everyone watches SNL looking for different things — this list is just one of many you can find online. As far as we're concerned, things like musical guests, surprise cameos, and drama surrounding the show are less important than the plain-and-simple comedy aspects of an episode: How many sketches had [...]
Here's the promo reel for this week's SNL with host Jim Parsons and musical guest Beck, in which Parsons and Bobby Moynihan discuss laugh tracks, sock puppets, their shared nerdiness, and their mastery of non-ice division Olympic ice dancing.
Alec Baldwin wrote about Waiting for Superman at the Huffington Post, but at the end he tacked on an amazing little anecdote about AOL and The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons. Classic Baldwin right here:
Today, on AOL's homepage, I am accused of insulting actor Jim Parsons for sending him a congratulatory gift basket, inside of which I added a card that read "Congratulations you talented, charming bastard."
I thought that was a joke. I think Parsons knew that. I think anyone on Earth could see that. Except the eighth degree, black belt idiots that compose the AOL homepage.
I'm still a loyal AOL user. In spite of [...]