This weekend will mark a monumental occasion for 'SNL,' not only elevating season finale host Ben Affleck into the five-timers club, but also bidding a fond farewell to veteran Bill Hader, potentially Jason Sudeikis and Fred Armisen as well. Less impressed with the proceedings is the controversial Kanye West, who barely manages to hid his disdain in the most recent promos for this weekend's all-new 'SNL.'
This past weekend's 'SNL' with Kristen Wiig drew heavily on nostalgia, but it seems we didn't know which performer's absence would truly soon be felt. In advance of the season finale with Ben Affleck and Kanye West, 'SNL' veteran Bill Hader has revealed his intent to leave the series, but who might also leave behind the late-night, sketch comedy?
Is there a recurring SNL sketch more divisive than "The Californians"? For everyone who loves it, there is someone else who thinks it's one of the worst things to ever happen to the show. The latest edition won't change any minds, but the return of Kristen Wiig does make it a little more special than the past couple of times they've trotted it out.
The return of Kristen Wiig to the SNL stage meant the resurrection of several great characters, including the Target Lady, her role on The Californians and, of course, Kat of "Garth and Kat" fame. The world's worst musical duo made an appearance on Weekend Update and it was as funny as it has ever been.
While most would agree that 'SNL's' most recent turn with 'Django Unchained' star Jamie Foxx hosting and musical guest Ne-Yo stayed mostly level, it's no secret that a portion of 'SNL' viewers tune in to see which sketches can make the performers break. "The Californians" has been known to get cast members giggling, partiuclarly Bill Hader and Fred Armisen, but we've never seen them lose it so hard as a deleted sketch from Saturday featuring the pair as doormen. Check it out inside!
Earlier today we were ecstatic to confirm the news that longtime 'Saturday Night Live' star Jason Sudeikis would stick with the NBC sketch-comedy series through another season, rather than depart with Andy Samberg, Kristen Wiig and Abby Elliott. Now, as 'Saturday Night Live' prepares to launch season 38 this Saturday night, we have even more turnover to report, though this time internally. Fred Armisen will be stepping down from the role of President Barack Obama, but who will take his place?
Even as it heads into its third season beginning on Sunday September 30, it's easy for 'Bob's Burgers' to have slipped through the cracks when it comes to FOX animation, particularly with the choke-hold Seth MacFarlane seems to have. Still, compounding the recent news of an 'Archer' cross-over with H. Jon Benjamin, 'Bob's Burgers' season 3 is easily going to grab your attention with guest stars like 'Mad Men's Jon Hamm, and a deluxe feast of others you need to see to believe.
One of the best things about Saturday Night Live alumni returning to host the show is a chance to see some of their iconic characters return. When it comes to modern SNL, you don't get much more iconic than Will Ferrell's George W. Bush, who returned to the show to rub elbows with Fred Armisen's Barack Obama and Jason Sudeikis' Joe Biden.