Daily Archives: 2011/02/03

Gratuitous Search Term Bait of the Day: Hail to the Chef

Well, after a Muppetless week, you’re going to get a second dose tonight, along with another helping of blog stalwart SNL, as today’s search term is “swedish chef andy samberg.”  But since we’ve already done a Swedish Chef post for this feature, and we sample enough Andy Samberg on this blog, we’re going to blend SNL and culinary expertise to bring you this little entree, one of our all-time favorites:

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And if you had your heart set on Andy Samberg as the Swedish Chef, here’s a little dessert.

 

 

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Filed under Good Humor, Gratuitous Search Term Bait, Muppets, Saturday Night Live, Top Scallop

Danza Moment of the Week: Muppet Love

It’s Thursday night and we haven’t mentioned the Muppets once this week, so it’s time to kill two birds with one stone.  Well, more accurately, one large bird and one big ham, and instead of a stone it’s a tennis ball.  And we’re not killing them so much as gently mocking them.

Tony Danza is just like us!  He learned to count from Sesame Street (JK, Tony! JK!)

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Henrik & The Bieb

Part of the reason we’re posting this video is so we can increase our page views with the tag “Justin Bieber,” but just as important is that this clip includes NY Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.  Handsome, charming and one hell of a model Swede.

We think that girl is actually crying not over the Bieb but because she noticed Hank’s engagement ring.  Sorry honey!  Maybe try Islander’s netminder Rick DiPietro?  He could use some love.

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Filed under Local Flavor, Mancrush, Matt Christopher Books, The Bieb

‘Bridesmaids’ Trailer: Let the Debate About Whether Or Not This Is the First Truly Funny Film For Women By Women Begin

We’ll likely never be able to agree on an answer to that question.  Some will say yes.  Some will say no.  Some will say it’s truly funny, but not the first.  Some will say it’s a manipulative attempt to xerox The Hangover using female toner.  Some will argue it finally let’s women in on the fun.  Some will suggest that it shows that women can only be considered funny when they’re acting like men.  Some will label it fresh, groundbreaking.  Some will call it conventional, reactionary. Some will hail it, praise it.  Other will denounce it, chastise it.  And that will probably all take place before opening weekend.

What we do know is that Bridesmaids looks really good.  We’ve made no secret of generally abhorring Kristen Wiig’s characters on SNL (in fact, we’d have to say our favorite Wiig character is the one she plays during the goodnights), but she’s been terrific in movies so far (stole her scenes in Knocked Up, was great in Adventureland and was arguably the best part of MacGruber), is phenomenally talented, and not unkind on the eyes.  We’ve also been saying for some time now that it’s time for her to make the permanent jump to the big screen, and it looks like Bridesmaids is going to accelerate the process.  Although this is an ensemble, Wiig co-wrote the film and is the star, so if the flick is a hit we might be looking at Hollywood’s newest female star, one of the few women capable of carrying a comedy on her lithe shoulders.

Also, judging from the trailer, it seems like this could be Melissa McCarthy’s breakout role, getting many of the best, most outrageous lines.  Looks like we might have to go back and revise her entry in our Jenny McCarthy Show post!

But with the shock wave that this trailer sent through the blogosphere we have to wonder: have we already entered the Bridesmaids blacklash phase?  Or are we already into the backlash to the backlash?

Oh, and this movie just means more work for the Judd Apatow chart.

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Filed under Good Humor, Judd Apatow, Saturday Night Live, The Big Screen, Yasmine Bleeth

Today in ‘Today’: Kathie Lee & Hoda’s Beach Party; This Doesn’t Make Us Feel Any Warmer, It Just Makes Us Angry

Well, the good news is that clips from the 4th hour of Today are becoming a daily tradition.  The bad news is that today they offered us a special episode, “Kathie Lee and Hoda’s Beach Party,” an ill-conceived attempt to warm us up in the midst of this deep, ceaseless freeze.  Something we never ever wanted to hear?  Hoda demanding that Kathie Lee “Get it off.”

Also, it’s one thing to have a drink or two during the show, but we think it’s totally unprofessional be wasted by 10am, before your show even starts.

(of course, those rules don’t apply to Sue, because a) her show does not tape before noon, and b) she can handle her liquor (usually).)

Kinda stretching the definition of “news,” aren’t you, ladies?

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Chuck Scarborough Prevents an Uprising: Sue Simmons Groundhog Impression 2011!

Sue seemed a little reluctant to unveil her 2011 Groundhog impression last night, perhaps aware of the phenomenon her yearly tradition has become thanks to YouTube, but Chuck rightly surmised that if Sue didn’t look into the camera and crinkle her nose they’d have a viewer revolt on their hands, a bloody coup.  And Sue recognized the importance of her signature impersonation, understanding that with all the terrible things going on in the world – the flailing economy, the incessant snow, the turmoil in Egypt, The Jersey Shore – we need this.  With great groundhog impression power comes great groundhog impression responsibility.  And, as usual, Sue did not disappoint:

And then Chuck was right again: you can find that on YouTube!  Never change guys, never change.

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