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Happy Canada Day From Your Favorite “Teen”

Celebrate Canada Day the right way, with our neighbor to the north’s greatest teen soap opera. No, no, not Degrassi, but Fifteen. It was the show that didn’t make you think “Hmm, one day that Billy kid is going to be a star and also super good-looking,” but twenty years later Ryan Reynolds is just that (well, maybe just the latter, depending on how RIPD performs), and Fifteen remains the gold standard of Canadian melodramas in which teenagers have conversations as if they were bitter, sad, empty thirty-year-olds.

 

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Even Better News!

Just discovered that Season 1 of Fifteen is available on iTunes (and has been for some time, apparently)!

Expect a Jumped the Snark Nostalgia Corner look back to come your way soon.

Guys, High School is hard.

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Great News!

Ryan Reynolds is back on the market!

Not terribly surprising.  You could totally feel the tension between him and Scarlett Johansson here:

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Maybe he’ll reconcile with Alanis.  That always seemed like a better match to us.  They can talk about being Canadian.  And about being on Nickelodeon shows as young teenagers.  And other topics reflective of a higher level of conversation in general, we’d imagine.

Good luck, Canucks!

UPDATE: US Weekly reports that Reynolds has been “seeking comfort” with an ex.  Now who could that be???

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SNL Week 2: Better, but Lady Gaga Can’t Be On Every Week

Quick reaction to the second outing of the 35th season of SNL:  Generally an improvement over the premiere, although still not firing on all cylinders.  There’s a lot of talent there, but it just seems like at this point this sum is less than the parts.

The Good: Jenny Slate did not utter the F word or any other obscenity (although, she didn’t get a big sketch like “Biker Chick Chat,” but my hunch is that’s unrelated).

The Bad(?): Lady Gaga did slip in a swear word during her performance of Paparazzi.  But like Slate’s transgression, don’t expect many consequences from this.  If it happens a third straight week though…well, we know how baseball works.  But then again, this is TV and not baseball, so who knows.

The Okay: Ryan Reynolds turned in a perfectly fine performance, but one that was probably overshadowed by Gaga’s two musical performances as well as her appearances in two sketches (including her awkward cat-fight with Lady Madonna in the latest installment of the abominable “Deep House Dish”).  So instead of a Ryan Reynolds sketch, let’s take this opportunity to check him out as a young boy on Nickelodeon’s forgotten gem Fifteen:

The Old: Scarlett Johansson (Mrs. Ryan Reynolds) reprised her role as a Grecian Long Island princess, this time helping her dad hawk porcelain fountains.  However, I prefer, the original, Mike’s Marbleopolis (You gotta get yourself some marble columns!):

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The Eh: The Family Feud sketch featuring the John Phillips clan vs. the Osmond siblings fell a little flat, but I’m all for anything that includes Richard “The Kissing Fool” Dawson.


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