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 recall some of our favorite sketches from the season — both live sketches and videos.
Season 39 of SNL certainly hasn't been the most popular among viewers, with its first half bogged down with criticism over the lack of diversity in the cast, and its second half attacked (often unfairly) for uneven writing under new head writer Colin Jost. Even though the show hired Sasheer Zamata (along with two black female writers), and the script [...]
"I think we really want to find interesting people that no one has seen before. I don’t think I can say Audra McDonald will play Cady. Hopefully we’ll find a young person who, at this moment, is still in college but will be making her way to New York as we write. Still a fetus somewhere."
-Tina Fey giving Vulture an update on the Mean Girls musical she and composer/producing partner/husband Jeff Richmond are working on. Richmond says they're close to being done writing and that they'll be workshopping it sometime later this year.
Tina Fey visited her former Weekend Update co-anchor Jimmy Fallon last night, and they both gave the performance of a lifetime in a "Lip Flip" segment where they switch mouths, continue the interview, and sing a romantic duet. Click through to watch another clip from Fey's interview, in which she describes her daughter's very specific way of talking as "like a prostitute in a Vietnam movie."
Of course you want to watch the new Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee episode with Tina Fey, who doesn't have a driver's license, almost ran herself over with a car once, and admits to Seinfeld that she doesn't really miss the stressful 30 Rock work environment. She also tells Seinfeld that she'd love to write another movie, so maybe with some cronut bribery that can happen sooner than later.
Ratings are in for last night's Golden Globes, the second year the ceremony has been hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, and it was the most-watched Golden Globes since 2004. 20.9 million viewers tuned in, 6% more than last year. Ratings were up 2% amongst adults 18-49. Last year's Poehler/Fey ceremony also saw an increase in ratings that led the show to a five-year high. The duo has already signed on to host the awards show in 2015, and I wouldn't be surprised if they're asked to keep doing it indefinitely after that.