In three days Jason Sudeikis will host the 2011 MTV Movie Awards and he’ll officially have achieved a new level of fame, joining the esteemed ranks of such past hosts as Will Smith, Ben Stiller, and Mike Myers (and for some reason Lisa Kudrow). And with Horrible Bosses coming out this July, in which Sudeikis shares top billing with Jason Bateman, Charlie Day and Jennifer Aniston (2nd Friends actress in as many sentences!), Sudooks is poised to claim a spot on the A-List. That’s still a few weeks away, but soon we’ll look back with fondness at moments like this, when Suds was still (barely) small-time enough to believably irritate some of Hollywood’s best, prettiest young actresses. Although, even now, it’s a big stretch.
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And one more.
And, for good measure, one classic MTV Movie Awards clip.
We’re going to warn you right off the bat that this is probably going to be the most subjective SNL recap we’ve yet written. So if you like your SNL analysis free of emotional attachment, well, then you should look somewhere else (we’re sure the web might offer one, maybe two, other options), because, unfortunately, as we watched this last SNL, hosted by legendary cast member Dana Carvey, our reaction was intrinsically bound up in how we’ve watched this show since childhood, and how the this particular episode made us reexamine and reassess our feelings about the show, Dana Carvey and his SNL era. So, at the extreme risk of being self-indulgent, here we go.
Read on: We mourn our youth and ask the question: who is Dana Carvey?
So a couple months back I was adding some items to the Netflix queue and on a lark I decided to include The Love Guru, just out of sheer curiosity. I never thought it’d actually come though, I assumed we’d keep bumping other more important things up to the top. But then lo and behold one day the mail arrived and my roommate exclaimed “Guess what came?!” Immediately I was overcome with a sense of immense guilt. Yep, The Love Guru. Still, even then, I was skeptical that I’d ever watch it.
But then I decided to give it a go, just to find how bad it might be. And at a crisp 87 minutes, at least it’ll be quick and maybe not painless. And then I thought, why not blog about it? So here we go.
I watched it so you don’t have to! Read on….
Taylor Swift returned to SNL this past weekend, this time as both host and musical guest, after appearing as just the latter on a Neil Patrick Harris hosted episode this past January (in which she also played Annie in the funny and topical Save Broadway sketch). And, if you can possibly believe it, they only made one reference to the Kanye West incident, just a brief “Kanye West is not here,” at the end of Swift’s monologue (while we’re on the subject of Kanyegate, please, please, take this opportunity to view Justin Bieber’s defense of Swift on the VMAs. If you’ve watched it before watch it again, and if you haven’t then you have my permission to watch it now and return here after). To be honest, I was a little disappointed they didn’t mine the controversy. Sure it would have been obvious, but that’s to be expected. No Kanye cameo? No Kanye impression (by Fred Armisen?)? Not even Bobby Moynihan storming the stage to let Taylor Swift know that her monologue is good but Megan Fox’s was the best of all time (followed by Moynihan dropping the mic, of course)? At the very least I expected an appearance from Mike Myers, himself the victim of a famed Kanyebomb. Perhaps they could have all met backstage.
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But no, there were none of these things. What we were given instead was a fairly decent episode with an average but enthusiastic host.
Jason Sudekis provides the best moment of the season thus far