Santa’s My Boyfriend
Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, & Kristen Wiig
"hmmm…. We gotta fill in some time for Update. Any ideas?"
"hey remember that character Dana Carvey used to do?"
"Carson? That was great."
"Ummm…? I give up. Who?"
"Grumpy Old Man."
"…uh, yeah I kinda remember that. It was funny, i guess."
"Great! Then it’s settled. We’ll rip off that."
if I worked at SNL I would take a page out of Michael O’Donoghue’s playbook from the eighties and adopt the view that SNL sucks and is beyond saving, so it’s time to go “VIKING DEATH SHIP”
which basically means “let’s just accept cancellation as on it’s way and try to do the most insane fucked up shit we can do with this show in order to send it to hell with a bang”
take a fucking guess who has the longest Weekend Update tenure in SNL history?
I’ll give you a hint: it’s a guy, and he’s not funny, and it’s Seth Meyers.
“It was incredibly subversive, because his material appeared to be borderline retarded to one section of the audience because of the subject matter, but he was doing some of the most inventive stuff that had ever been done on the show. He was really deconstructing sketch comedy. He was kind of exposing character premises for what they were; which were naked gimmicks that we use to make money not having to lift things.”
Norm Macdonald wanted to do a ‘cock-blocker’ sketch on SNL which was rejected
This is from 1996, but apparently Howard Stern had never heard that term?
And he was like, no, no….he had some crazy idea. And I think [Lorne] liked me because I didn’t understand what he was talking about half the time. He goes “You’ll be Fred Astaire, she’ll be Ginger. You’ll give her the comedy and she’ll give you the sex.” And I was like, the dancers? And I had no idea what the fuck he was talking about.
So anyway I said, I don’t want to do it with a fucking lady; let [Al] Franken do it. … I didn’t care that much about it, because I could just do standup.
But anyways, what happened was funny. At that moment Steve Martin walked in, because he was hosting, and Lorne, to embarrass me, said, “Let’s see what Steve thinks about it.” And Steve Martin doesn’t give a fuck about anything. So [Lorne] gives this big long spiel and Steve Martin is completely uninterested… but luckily, just fucking right of the blue, Steve Martin goes “Oh fuck, one time I did this awards show with some broad, they paired me up with up with her and she fucked everything up.” And then Lorne was like “Ooh, some support from an unexpected place…
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