Always following in the footsteps of "SNL" Scorecard, the "SNL" Relevancy Poll now kicks off its season as well. Remember, the Relevancy Poll is less about pure performance as it is a combination of buzz and airtime from Saturday night's show -- an opening show that featured three brand new cast members and, somehow, nobody got shut out. It also featured a casting decision that will change the balance of power on the show for one recently promoted repertory player, at least for a good part of the season.
Seth MacFarlane hosted the first "SNL" since 2010 to feature new cast members at the start of the season -- Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong (Kate McKinnon joined the cast late last season) -- and he was ... fairly excellent. The last time "SNL" premiered after the Olympics we were unfortunate enough to get Michael Phelps as host.
According to the weekend box office report, there's a good chance that you saw Ted. Or, perhaps you saw Magic Mike or the new Madea movie. But most of you saw Ted. It's Monday morning, which means it's time for me to ask a spoiler-ish question about this past weekend's biggest box office hit. So, this week, it's a question about Ted. And to still be hung up on a question about the finer plot points of Ted seems foolish, considering that it's a movie about a talking teddy bear. Still, that doesn't mean that there's not still one lingering question...
On June 29, a movie about a talking teddy bear, Ted, will be in theaters across North America. Ted stars Mark Wahlberg (The Big Hit) as a grown man who lives with Ted, a teddy bear brought to life by a magic wish. Will Ted make you laugh? Will Ted make you feel guilty for laughing? As a service, with an early review, we answer every question that you could possibly have about Ted.