“It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Not for us.”
Daily Archives: 2011/01/28
Remember in the cold winter days of December 2005 when “Lazy Sunday” premiered and basically made YouTube an inextricable part of our lives? That was a seminal, society altering, comedy-changing moment. Well, that’s not what people were looking for on our blog, they were searching using the term “michael scott dick in a box.” But, unfortunately, we don’t have that, a combination of Steve Carell’s Office character and the cultural successor to “Lazy Sunday” that became a phenomenon in its own right. But, what we do have is a combination of Michael Scott and “Lazy Sunday.” So, here we go, the ode of suburban Pennsylvania, “Lazy Scranton”:Vodpod videos no longer available.
…with the way our week started, that is watching WWE wrestling videos. Here’s Sudeikis, along with Charlie Day and Justin Long emceeing an August episode of Monday Night Raw. Notice who stands in the center. Justin Long might have starred in a few decent movies, and Charlie Day might have a pretty good show on FX, but, let’s be honest, even they know it, Sudeikis is the star. Looks like he might make for a terrific heel too.Vodpod videos no longer available.
We’re going way back to Season 1 of Family Matters this week to bring you our Reginald VelJohnson in Uniform Moment of the Week. In this episode, the show’s twelfth and Steve Urkel’s first appearance, Carl arranges for Steve to be Laura’s date to the school dance. It proves to be a monumental mistake that will haunt Carl, and viewers, for years to come, as Urkel, originally intended to be a one-shot character, became the show’s breakout star and our lives were never the same. Yes, Carl, you did do that.
The beginning of the end!
A special video update after “The Last Dance,” the episode in which Kelly cheats on Zack with that jerk Jeff and our world comes crashing down. Not to get too Kevin Arnold on you, but when we first watched Zack and Kelly break-up a little bit of our childhood slipped away.
Season 2, Disc 1, Episode 1: “The Prom” (!)
12:20am: PIZZA and Saved by the Bell. And the episode that’s the turning point for the series.
Over on the wonderful Splitsider it’s “Women in Comedy Week,” so perhaps that’s why today we had the search term “best female cast members in snl history.” If that’s the case, we welcome those readers. And if that’s not why you’re here, we’re still thrilled to have you.
What would bring you to this site would most likely be a pair of in-depth SNL posts we’ve presented in previous years. The first, Lorne Michaels Dismisses Michaela Watkins and Casey Wilson & It Makes Sense: SNL Past, Present and Future, we put together in the fall of 2009 to address concerns of SNL restricting its female constituency. The second, The Real Women of SNL: They are Fambily; Plus: a Totally Unnecessary Look Back at the History of Female Not Yet Ready for Primetime Players, we posted last November following the SNL compilation special celebrating its female cast members, capitalizing on the momentum begun when Betty White hosted earlier in the year. We think that both posts are two of our best, most informative pieces, so we’re happy to have the chance to link to them again. And, for further reading, we recommend The Groundbreaking Women of Sketch Comedy, one of contributions to the aforementioned Women of Comedy Week on Slipsider.
And, of course, we’re going to leave you with an SNL sketch focused on the female contingent. But instead of looking back on the past greats, let’s look forward to the future of women on SNL:Vodpod videos no longer available.