If you think Saturday Night Live is well past its sell-by date, you’re not alone. It’s just… not very good anymore, but I doubt it’ll go off the air anytime soon, so we might as well get used to it. Every once in a while it has its highlights, anyway – like when Michael Keaton hosted this past weekend and (sorta) played Batman and Beetlejuice again during his opening monologue.
Considering we should soon be getting a Beetlejuice 2 (well, it’s in the works, anyway), this is pretty timely, I guess. Although… when isn’t Beetlejuice timely, really?
In any case, I honestly thought the Scientology sketch was much funnier and probably the best part of the episode:
Iggy Azalea makes it so easy to make fun of her – or perhaps, as the Aussies would say, to “take the piss” out of her. She’s an absolute mess from start to finish, seems to bask in her extreme ignorance and literally offers nothing to the world of hip hop – or music at large. What should we do about that? Well, since we can’t seem to get rid of her just yet, I suppose Kate McKinnon should immortalize Iggy and her feud with Azealia Banks on Saturday Night Live!
I mean, look, it wasn’t “LOL” funny, but it was a humourous observation, particularly because it gets at the truth of what a mess Iggy is. The Azealia bit wasn’t all that necessary, but eh, they can’t all be winners. The bottom line is, Kate McKinnon is great and Iggy Azalea is the worst. Also, SNL is SO bad these days, and not even Kate McKinnon can save it.
The internet seems to have lost its collective mind over a sketch that appeared on last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live. In the piece in question, host Dakota Johnson appears as a girl being dropped off by her dad presumably to go away to the army, like the Toyota commercial. In actuality, she’s joining ISIS, and she hops into a truck full of militants blasting guns off into the air and that’s about it.
See for yourself:
I don’t really get the uproar over this (though I’m sure some of our comment trolls will enlighten me and/or say I’m as bad as the terrorists) and frankly, I think SNL has said far worse in their day. This is poking fun at the unfortunate reality that Western girls are being recruited into a terrorist organization and going, but like… SNL has been making light of serious shit for years. It’s kind of the show’s whole point.
What did you think of the sketch? It was hardly hilarious, but I don’t think it was awful…
By the way, Taran Killam, who plays the dad in the sketch, had this to say: “Proud of this. Freedom to mock is our greatest weapon. Thanks to the writers who asked not to be mentioned by name.”
Saturday Night Live is, with few exceptions, an absolute trainwreck in recent years. It’s not funny, the cast is a fucking mess (for the most part) and they just can’t seem to get their stride like in past generations. They’re working on it, and there are certainly moments of brilliance, but it’s not completely solid. But let’s concentrate on the positive, shall we?
Kate McKinnon is one of the most talented comedians on the show, and her impression of stars like Ellen DeGeneres and Justin Bieber are just fantastic. It was the latter, little Justin and his recent Calvin Klein ad, that was the subject of a few commercial shorts during this weekend’s episode. Here, see for yourself:
Also, Mark Wahlberg’s wife, Rhea, has something to say about Justin’s ad, and it’s petty as hell:
Chris Pratt is hosting the season premiere of Saturday Night Live this weekend, and the musical guest is none other than America’s (least) favourite diva, Ariana Grande. NBC put out promos for the episode yesterday, and needless to say, they are… uncomfortable at best. Ariana has the personality of paint on a wall, and you KNOW homegirl was fuming that SNL dared to film the right side of her face.
I love that even in the still, she’s got her face sorta turned to the left so the camera catches more of that angle. I wish I knew why she was so nuts and what the deal is with the other side of her face. It’s not like she’s got some droopy eye or some shit, so I’m guessing this is pure Hollywood special snowflake insanity.
With everything that’s been going on in Beyoncé, Jay-Z and Solange‘s world over this past week, it’s no wonder they’re absolutely everywhere (more than usual), and even though they already put out a statement asking everyone to move on from Elevatorgate 2014, we still want to know what REALLY happened. And now we do.
The trio stopped by Saturday Night Live this weekend to reveal the truth behind the drama – and turns out, it was just a silly misunderstanding over an unwieldy spider.
LOL to that. In all seriousness, I really hope we can move on from this now that all the obligatory jokes have been made. And on a more “serious” note, here’s a fake movie trailer/real promo trailer for Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s upcoming summer On the Run tour: