While Zack Morris has been a guest on Jimmy Fallon's show before, on last night's Tonight Show Fallon finally put together a nearly complete Saved by the Bell reunion with Zack (Mark-Paul Gosselaar), Kelly Kapowski (Tiffani-Amber Thiessen), A.C. Slater (Mario Lopez) Jessie Spano (Elizabeth Berkley), Mr. Belding (Dennis Haskins), and Fallon as a new kid who dreams of getting on Saturday Night Live. Check out the reunion above.
If you thought Eddie Murphy and Jack Nicholson were unlikely guests for SNL's 40th anniversary special on February 15th, get ready for another surprise: In a new interview with Deadline, former SNL producer Jean Doumanian — who briefly took over for Lorne Michaels after he left the show in 1980 — confirmed that she will also be attending the live event:
JEREMY GERARD: Do you want to make a comment about the 40th anniversary of Saturday Night Live?
JEAN DOUMANIAN: Congratulations.
JEREMY GERARD: Anything else?
JEAN DOUMANIAN: Listen I’m the only woman to have produced a 90-minute comedy show. I got Eddie Murphy, Denny [...]
It's no longer a question of whether or not a Mr. Show reunion is happening, but how long will we have to wait for it? Mr. Show writer/cast member Paul F. Tompkins recently tweeted a photo of some of the Mr. Show gang hanging out at what is hopefully a writers' table with the somewhat mysterious caption "Eight men out… of the 1990s. Maybe something new coming from the Mr. Show gang in the new year? #MrShow." Mr. Show co-creator Bob Odenkirk confirmed with us in November that he hopes for a reunion of the HBO sketch show sometime this year:
Beyond more focus on telling longer [...]
Entertainment Weekly ran an interview with Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant yesterday all about their beloved Comedy Central series Reno 911!, from the "Naked Jamaican" idea that didn't pan out to the movie sequel that never happened to which sketch is now used in an LA police training video. At the end of the interview they were both asked about the possibility of bringing back the show in some form — Lennon says they've had casual talks with Netflix in the past — and here's what Garant had to say of the idea:
It's not a hard show to do. There's a reunion that you can see [...]
The State alums Michael Showalter, Kerri Kenny-Silver, and Michael Ian Black were last night's @midnight celebrity contestants, which quickly evolved into a nearly complete The State reunion (sans Todd Holoubek and Kevin Allison) full of sarcastic bitterness and contempt. Tom Lennon — who, along with Ben Garant, is an executive producer on @midnight — even came back from the dead for it, and that fancy director guy David Wain took time out of his busy life to not only show up for the episode but direct it.