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.'
We were mostly enamored of Lady Gaga's dual turn as both 'SNL' host and musical guest this past weekend, most of the sketches landing with far more commitment than the initial promo that preceded them, but we haven't seen it all yet. Watch Lady Gaga lead the ladies of the 'SNL' cast as "Female Sea Captains" in a deleted sketch from this past weekend!
Lady Gaga returns to the 'SNL' stage tonight as both host and musical guest! No surprise there, since Gaga's success is largely thanks to her ability to perform. She can sing, she can dance, and she really knows how to work a stage ... but can she, you know, act? We saw a little of what she can do last time around, but this week 'SNL' puts her talents to the test and gives her a show all her own. Read on for our review of tonight's all-new episode of 'SNL'!
'SNL' may have taken the past weekend off to recuperate from its monumental Kerry Washington-Eminem hour, but this Saturday will see the weekend late-night staple pulling double duty with the ever-enigmatic Lady Gaga as both host and musical guest. The first promos for Gaga's 'SNL' return have arrived, and they're every bit as weird as you'd expect.
'Machete Kills,' Robert Rodriguez's follow-up to 2010's 'Machete,' ditches the grindhouse aesthetic and homage, and instead tries to emulate a late-'80s, early-'90s action flick -- basically, Rodriguez made the kind of movie he often makes. The result is an uninspired, joyless and oft-trashy exercise in self-indulgence. Rodriguez has spent his career making films the way he wants in his own backyard, and while you kind of have to admire the audacity of it all, the intent is questionable at best.
Danny Trejo is back to his old ways in Robert Rodriguez's 'Machete Kills,' and, as this first clip from the affair showcases, he'll land himself in trouble with the femme fatales of the film. A trail of broken hearts, perhaps?
Forget all about that crap rumor of Lindsay Lohan hosting the 'SNL' season 39 premiere, much more credible intel points to an even crazier female figure: Lady Gaga! Unsurprising given her showy VMA performance and upcoming album release, the queen of weird will return to the 'SNL' stage in season 39 to perform, but is there any chance the star will take up hosting duties as well?
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