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SNL Preview: Emily Blunt Played Both ‘The Girl’ AND ‘The Train’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 12, 2016 @ 9:36 AM
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For the third week in a row, SNL is letting a newbie take the reigns. Following a Margot Robbie premiere and last week’s ten-dollar founding father Lin-Manuel Miranda, The Girl on the Train star Emily Blunt is making her SNL hosting debut, grabbing a slice with Beck Bennett in the first promos.

McKinnon, Kenan and Every Other SNL Star Staying Put for Season 42

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick August 23, 2016 @ 7:13 PM
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SNL sailed from the 40th anniversary into Season 41 rather smoothly, though the waters roughened in recent weeks with the departures of Taran Killam, Jay Pharoah and Jon Rudnitsky. Thankfully, it’s clear skies ahead for Season 42, as the rest of the beloved cast will be staying aboard. Sailing metaphors!

Chris Hemsworth Roasts Beck Bennett in Cut-For-Time SNL Short

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick June 7, 2016 @ 10:55 PM
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We’ve still a long, long summer to go before SNL returns for Season 42 this fall, but if NBC keeps the cut sketches rolling, we might just make it. The latest picks up with Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth, as a cut short from his December outing puts Beck Bennett in a birthday roast gone horribly awry.

SNL and Beck Bennett Prove That a Man With a Baby Body Is Better Than Trump

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by Britt Hayes May 15, 2016 @ 8:25 AM
It has been way too long since Beck Bennett’s Mr. Patterson made an appearance on SNL, but the man-baby makes his hilarious return this week, transitioning from running an office to running for office — it really doesn’t take much to see how this sketch came to be, but it’s still absolutely delightful nonetheless.

SNL Preview: Ronda Rousey Can Beat Up Pretty Much Anyone in New York

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick January 20, 2016 @ 5:21 PM
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Last week’s 2016 SNL premiere with Star Wars: The Force Awakens star Adam Driver proved every bit as delightful as we’d hoped, but will Ronda Rousey pack the same punch? The Furious 7 star’s first official promos have arrived, as Rousey predictably overpowers Beck Bennett and pretty much anyone in New York.

SNL’s Hilariously Weird ‘90s Sitcom Returns in Cut for Time Gosling Sketch

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick December 8, 2015 @ 2:13 PM
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Often under-appreciated (or left out entirely), SNL stars Kyle Mooney and Beck Bennett’s absurdly awkward ‘90s sitcom parodies have gotten better and better, and we can blame Ryan Gosling for the latest not making it to air. Both Family Matters and Saved By the Bell get their spot-on due in the latest cut-for-time SNL sketch, fresh from Saturday’s airing.

10 Best 'SNL' Sketches of 2014

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by Mike Ryan December 22, 2014 @ 1:10 PM
‘Saturday Night Live’ started 2014 as a show that was rebuilding; it ended the year in a noticeable groove that foreshadows, hopefully, many more great things to come. The following 10 sketches represent the calendar year of 2014—which includes the last half of the 39th season and the first half of this current 40th season. So, with that explanation out of the way, here are the 10 best ‘SNL’ sketches of 2014. Like all lists, you will like some choices and not like others.

'SNL' Introduces the World's Most Polite Bank Robbers

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by Jacob Hall November 2, 2014 @ 9:33 AM
As is often the case these days, the funniest sketch on last night's episode of 'SNL' wasn't built around the guest host or a celebrity impersonation. In fact, this one doesn't even feature host Chris Rock. It does, however, feature Beck Bennett and Kyle Mooney in two the lead roles, only further cementing them as the funniest guys on this show at the moment.

The 10 Best 'SNL' Sketches of the 2013/2014 Season

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by Mike Ryan May 19, 2014 @ 2:16 PM
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The 39th season of 'Saturday Night Live' is over. From the beginning, it was a strange season -- gone were so many of the show's powerful voices: Hader, Samberg, Wiig, Sudeikis, Armisen -- yet this allowed new voices to be heard. And that's the thing about being new on 'SNL': not everything is going to hit. But, in compiling this list of the ten best sketches from the 2013-2014 season, there were some tough choices to be made (sorry, 'Bugs'). And, sadly, for inclusion, the sketch had to have actually appeared on the live show (sorry, 'Wing').
And, yes, this list is heavy with prerecorded material as opposed to live performances. (Perhaps it's not completely fair to compare, but, this is a testament of just how strong the prerecorded sketches are in a post-'Digital Short' world.) And it's also notable that none of the best sketches were recurring sketches (though, I could see at least one of these coming back next season). So, behold: The ten best sketches from this past season of 'Saturday Night Live.'

Rick Shoulders, Sad Mouse and the Bizarre Sincerity Of SNL's Mike O'Brien

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by Mike Ryan May 13, 2014 @ 10:08 AM
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Last summer, ‘Saturday Night Live’ hired five new cast members to replace the large shoes left by the departures of veterans Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis and Fred Armisen – plus Tim Robinson, whose quirky style was, after just one season, reassigned to the writing staff. Those five new hires were Beck Bennett, Noël Wells, Brooks Wheelan, Kyle Mooney and John Milhiser. In January, the show added Sasheer Zamata. Then, in February, after the departure of 'SNL's' most tenured cast member, Seth Meyers, co-head writer Colin Jost joined the cast.
So, in a season filled with new faces – and a now whopping 17 cast members – competing for that ever-precious airtime, it’s notable that the new cast member who, at the very least, has had the most artistic impact on the show – and is certainly the boldest cast member this season – was introduced to the world by a nearly asterisked “promoted from the writing staff” designation...a 37-year-old actor/writer/comedian who used to go by the name Pat O’Brien.