There really were not a lot of opportunities for quality airtime during Maya Rudolph's reign as SNL host. (A show, I should add, that I ranked as the third best of the season.)
I usually hate it when a parody impression is done right in front of the person being parodied. Both Abby Elliott and Andy Samberg somehow pulled off this stunt on Saturday night without it being excruciating.
Zooey Deschanel's efforts as the host of were quite great. But when a news story as big as Whitney Houston's death breaks mere hours before the live show, it puts "SNL" in the weird position of being a "topical" live show, but not really.
I get the sense that Jason Sudeikis is just in his own little world on the show these days. Like in a, "Hey, Jason, after Romney, you've got nothing until 'Bongo's Clown Room.' Do you want to be in any other sketches?" "Nah, I'm good," kind of way.
"SNL" decided to really focus on Tatum's beefcake status. Put it this way: I saw Channing Tatum with his shirt off not one, not two, but three times. We get it: Channing Tatum is a good-looking guy.
Wiig was everywhere this week, so, no surprises here! That's not to say that I enjoyed everything she did this week, but, yes, her presence was pretty undeniable.
This Sunday's Golden Globes Awards kick off Hollywood's lengthy awards show season, or in fashion terms, the playoffs.
Last week, I wrote a piece about Taran Killam being the future of "SNL." So of course in the Charles Barkley-hosted episode, which featured 13 segments, Killam was barely seen.
This was Charles Barkley's third time as host. He's had his memorable moments - like his Jay Mohr written 1993 monologue in which he plays basketball against Barney the dinosaur - and I'm sure that he's fun to be around, but, like most athletes, leaves something to be desired as a host. Last night was no different (But he is a lot better than most.)
After the 2005-2006 season of "Saturday Night Live," five cast members -- Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, Finesse Mitchell, Chris Parnell and Horatio Sanz ...
Michele Bachmann had a wild ride in 2011, from her embarrassingly off-center Tea Party response to her last gasp attempt to rebrand herself as "America's Iron Lady."
As the awards season brings a renewed -- and mostly well-deserved -- attention to the film Bridesmaids, I feel it might be worth revisiting.
Over the life of this here Relevancy Poll, no week has been harder to rank than Jimmy Fallon's show from this past weekend. With a show that featured not just Fallon, but Tracy Morgan, Chris Kattan, Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, Hartio Sanz and Amy Poehler - yeah, we're basically dealing with 21 cast members fighting for airtime. So take this week with a grain of salt because, really, nobody had a great week. Well, actually, I can make the case for one cast member:
Last night's SNL wasn't listed as an official reunion show of the 2002-2003 season, but, yeah, that was a reunion show.
Apparently, posing nude -- or mostly nude -- in a mens' magazine is still some sort of rite of passage for female entertainers, and there has been a spate of female comedians stripping down recently. We have to admit, as fans of comedy and women in comedy especially, my fellow editors and I die a little bit every time this happens.
In September, I wrote about the transition of the generations between actors and how we're at a moment where we can see it happening.