Monday, October 8, 2012

BUT HOW DID BIG BIRD GET TO THE AFTER PARTY? I thought this week's SNL was pretty leaden, though the "Bond Girls through the years" sketch provided a useful tool to allow a bunch of female cast members to burst out random impressions, and this blog is institutionally pro-Muppet, so Big Bird was amusing (particularly at the end of the show when basically every cast member was far more enthused about hugging Big Bird than Daniel Craig).  That said, Lorne Michaels allowing Bill Carter to sit in on pretty much the whole process of putting the show together generates a worthy read, revealing that much of the political stuff is still written by Jim Downey, who writes via dictation on the phone, and how close we came to having the MSNBC "reaction" sketch being the cold open.


  1. Joseph Finn2:18 PM

    Dull, dull, dull, except for the Bond girls thing (though it might have been Watts who pointed out that Jodi Foster was only 17 in 1979 and Molly Ringwald was only 16, giving an uncomfortable feel to that). But sue me, the Lea Michele thing amused me.

  2. GoldnI2:31 PM

    I like Jason Sudeikis, but he's a poor substitute for Darrell Hammond in the Angry Chris Matthews impersonation department. Glad to see Kate McKinnon is getting a push though.

  3. I can't take credit for that observation - somebody else must've told you that.

  4. isaac_spaceman9:02 PM

    At 17, Bond girl would have been loads more respectable than the prostitute that Jodie Foster played four years earlier.