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.'
FX's ‘Louie’ season 4 keeps the dramedy rolling with tonight's double-installments "So Did the Fat Lady" and "Elevator Part 1," the first half of which sees Louie confronted by his own hangups about dating a heavyset woman (Sarah Baker), while the second installment finds a frightening subway experience with his daughters taking a toll, after which an older woman (Ellen Burstyn) becomes trapped in his building's elevator.
Last week’s ‘Louie’ premieres “Back / Model” saw Louie dealing with problems of his advancing age, after which the sadsack comedian bombed at a benefit and rebounded with a beautiful model (Yvonne Strahovski), before things went terribly wrong. So how do "So Did the Fat Lady" and "Elevator Part 1” continue the cycle of amiable misery?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about ‘Louie’ season 4, episodes 3 and 4, “So Did the Fat Lady” and "Elevator Part 1"!
FX's ‘Louie’’s finally returns from hiatus for its season 4 double-premiere "Back" and "Model," the first half of which sees Louie dealing with a few problems of his advancing age, while the second installment finds the sadsack comedian bombing at a benefit, only to rebound with a beautiful model before things go terribly wrong..
Last season’s ‘Louie’ finale “New Years Eve” saw Louie celebrating Christmas with his daughters, until his New Year's loneliness and an invitation from his sister (Amy Poehler) end up taking him to strange new places. So how do "Back" and "Model” begin the cycle of misery anew?
Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about ‘Louie’ season 4 premieres, “Back” and "Model"!
Last week saw the long-awaited debut of 'Louie' season 4 releasing its first new footage with surprise guest Charles Grodin, but those hoping for a more involved look at the May 5 premiere are in luck. FX released a full spread of new footage in the latest 'Louie' season 4 trailers, teasing dark times ahead for the misanthropic comedian and a few vibrators, of course.
After 19 long months, FX's Emmy-winning 'Louie' will at long last return for a fourth season of new misanthropic adventures in the coming weeks. The initial spots for Louis C.K.'s FX return kept the comedian mostly obscured (when he wasn't diving off a bridge), but now the first bit of footage from the new season has arrived. Check out the latest 'Louie' life problem with a season 4 sneak peek!
Following a somewhat successful 'SNL' return, Louis C.K. will return to TV this coming May for the long-awaited fourth season of FX's Emmy-winner 'Louie.' Most of the early spots have cryptically avoided the award-winning comedian's face, but 'Louie' himself is at last front and center in the newest promo for the May 5 premiere, despite a dire end teased.
When an episode of 'SNL' is produced, countless sketches are pitched, but only a small number of pitches are written, and then even few written sketches are accepted. And then even fewer scripts actually make the finished show with several often being cut during dress rehearsal for a variety of reasons. The video above gives us a look into how the 'SNL' sausage is made -- it's a sketch that was cut before the final airing, starring guest host Louis C.K. as a 'Star Trek' villain who really loves his posters of shirtless humans.
So, yes, welcome to 'SNL' Scorecard’s third official home (we started way back in 2010 at Movieline before moving to HuffPost) and I hope everyone found their way over here okay? There's a new graphic! Anyway, can we dispense with the introductions now because that’s not why you’re here? Great, moving on…
What an interesting show this was! It certainly wasn’t the best show of the season – though it just might have had the best sketch – but there were a lot of oddities last night. And oddities are a good thing, as opposed to just the parade of current popular culture references that seemed to litter the first half of this season. Louis C.K. returns for his second hosting gig – and C.K. is an interesting host because (A) he’s good and (B) he’s been, let’s say, known to give up on a sketch when he knows it’s not working. (Remember when he sandbagged the “Mountain Pass” sketch?) And last night we finally did learn if Louis C.K. has a Darth Vader action figure up his butt. Anyway, let’s get to the Scorecard…
When you get Louis C.K. to host 'SNL,' there's bound to be at least one sketch that perfectly fits his specific brand of comedy, which tackles reality using surrealism and absurdity. One sketch from last night's episode felt like the perfect halfway point between an episode of C.K.'s FX comedy 'Louie' and a typically crass 'SNL' skit, making it too weird to even consider ignoring.
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