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.
Martin Short is a sketch comedy veteran, more comfortable on the Saturday Night Live stage than many of the actual cast members. Paul McCartney has been a guest on the show many times and seems to have little-to-no shame. Putting them together for a Christmas-themed sketch that segues directly into a musical performance was the highlight of last night's episode.
Talk about your Christmas come early! A few weeks ago during Jeremy Renner's stint hosting 'SNL,' we were ecstatic to learn that 'Django Unchained' star Jamie Foxx would return to hosting duties for the third time on December 8, with musical guest Ne-Yo. Now, 'Saturday Night Live' has unwrapped its best Christmas present yet, returning alumni Martin Short to the stage as host of the December 15 outing, accompanied by none other than musical legend Paul McCartney!
This is a huge year for fans of stop-motion animation. Not only is the medium alive and well, it's been kicking major butt with studios and proving to critics that you don't need fancy CGI and 500 new software patents to make a killer animated movie. 'Frankenweenie' will be the 3rd stop-motion flick to be released this year, and these new character posters and descriptions give us a hint of the madness we can expect when it hits theaters.
Celebrity interviews, especially on NBC's 'Today' show, are usually pretty tame: talk about the star's projects, ask about his family, and call it a day.
But it was the "family" part of that seemingly simple formula that tripped up Kathie Lee Gifford on Wednesday morning, when the 'Today' host asked actor and comedian Martin Short how his wife Nancy is doing -- the same wife who passed away from cancer two years ago.