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Hello all! I'm happy to be back on track this evening with my regular blogging habit of watching Heroes while posting. I have no idea what is going on in the show anymore but I do know that the TV had a lot of green tint this evening (which I later discovered had more to do with NBC's green week than a defect in the television).

Now, normally I cover the celebrity gossip beat but this week I actually watched something other than Access Hollywood.


In the past couple of years, SNL has been unbearable to watch. The sketches had no punchlines and went on far longer than the small thread of funniness could possibly carry them. But this season the show has been starting its upswing slowly but surely by writing sketches that are simple but effective. Here's an example from Saturday's show:

See? Simple punchlines = a guaranteed laugh.

The show got off to a rough start though, reverting back to the unbearable period. Not funny:

Hillary Clinton throws a Halloween party and everyone thinks she's a witch and/or wants to be her Vice President. Then Barack Obama shows up and it's totally awkward - awkward for a full five minutes and 17 seconds. Now that's comedy...or not.

All in all, I'm very optimistic for the rest of this SNL season - at least the episodes that have been written before the big writer's strike. Oh, I sure hope they won't be rerunning last year's episodes!

Speaking of the Writer's Strike:

Maybe it's just me, but it's kind of weird to see the likes of Tina Fey and Seth Meyers on a picket line. Somehow, that's just not the image that I conjure up when I think of a strike.

Maybe One Celebrity Gossip Item for the Road:

Christina Aguilera is pregnant! Who would have guessed that she would turn out more normal than Britney Spears?

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  1. Blogger Brigitte | 10:21 AM |  

    i agree with everything you said about SNL...however, because Barack Obama actually showed up on an episode, he moved to my number one candidate spot. that's how i choose the politicians i support. step it up, hilary! maybe she should think about hosting next week...

  2. Blogger Nicole | 10:32 AM |  

    I think it make sense that Christina ended up normal since she started her career with Disney...oh, wait, so did Britney...and Lindsay! Obviously the Disney corporation has a conspiracy to churn out the most emotionally damaged celebrities in the world. Maybe they have stock in UsWeekly or TMZ.

  3. Blogger chris | 12:34 PM |  

    i hear that due to the strikes, actors might be able to start improvising in movies (not just will ferrell) as they film them, since they won't be able to make rewrites to the script.

    so why don't they do improv for every show on tv instead of show reruns? hilarious blog post idea for thursday night!!!!!

  4. Blogger DoktorPeace | 3:12 PM |  

    What's the deal with impressions on SNL? They think that just because somebody is impersonating somebody else, it's funny. "Wow. That's the best Governor Richardson impression I've ever seen. Snort!" I mean, come on. What is the deal?

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