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.
Posted by Matt at 1:39 PM