It's not really the holiday season without 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' playing on the TV in the background while your family catches up and/or argues, so it was inevitable that the Saturday Night Live crew would take aim at Charles Schultz's iconic creation in their Christmas special. Naturally, the best way to make fun of something as sweet and wholesome as Charlie Brown and his friends is to take it in the exact opposite direction. Hilarity ensues, etc.
It's that time again! This Saturday, 'SNL' returns from its brief thanksgiving break to deliver the final two episodes of 2012, the first of which airs this Saturday with two-time host Jamie Foxx and musical guest Ne-Yo. The first promos from Foxx's returning gig as 'SNL' host have hit the web with star Jason Sudeikis, so what can we expect? Will Jamie Foxx be as good as he was in 2000, or even more 'Unchained' this time around?
There's an interesting phenomenon unique to Saturday Night Live: they can book the biggest stars in the world, but sometimes those big stars end up essentially being used as glorified props. Of course, this is only the case when the star in question doesn't prove adept at live comedy and Jeremy Renner more than fit that bill. When that happens, you see sketches like this one, where the star does very little while a SNL veteran (in this case, Jason Sudeikis) gets to drive the scene.
The 2012 presidential election is over, which means that Saturday Night Live will have to find other major events to skewer for the next four years. Last night's cold open not only felt like an appropriate climax to all of this season's political sketches, it felt like a tribute to Jason Sudeikis' always great Mitt Romney, who, much like his real life is counterpart, will soon vanish from the public eye.
Movies with many different segments are - by nature - hit and miss, but the star power alone in 'Movie 43' should make it a curio to be curious about. To whet appetites, they've released a red band clip which features (among other things) Jason Sudeikis checking out... well, see for yourself.
Saturday Night Live only has a few weeks left until the presidential election, which means that they only have a few weeks left to make fun of the easiest targets in the country. Like the past couple of weeks, last night's episode opened with a sketch about the most recent presidential debate and once again, Jason Sudeikis got to show off his Mitt Romney and Jay Pharoah got to show off his Barack Obama.
Once again, Saturday Night Live has their finger on the pulse of what people are talking about around water coolers all over the nation. Last week's vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan has already become the stuff of internet legend, so it was a no-brainer for the cold open this week.
Like a high school football team, seasons of 'Saturday Night Live' always feel somewhat bittersweet given the notion that sooner or later the best players will have have to throw in the towel and move on. All summer long we've been worried that 'SNL' would lose a third heavyweight alongside Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig, but has Jason Sudeikis finally made up his mind about leaving? Will we hold onto his political impressions for one more season?