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Jimmy Fallon Has No Mercy

Jimmy Fallon and Late Night were already on a roll last week, thanks in large part to New York Mets ace/budding fashionista Matt Harvey and ripped RIPD star Ryan Reynolds, but they saved the best for last, and in doing so perhaps experienced their finest hour yet. In a flight of fancy that could only have been ripped directly from the pages of our diary, Fallon did the impossible , reuniting the legendary [and fictional] rock band Jesse & the Rippers, fronted by heartthrob and dedicated uncle, Jesse Cochran Katsopolis. They said it couldn’t be done, mostly because the band never actually existed, but Late Night has demonstrated time and time again that they have no interest in getting bogged down with details and logic and whether or not something is quote-unquote real. That’s for Leno to do.

And in proving once again that there’s an undeniable and insatiable appetite for everything we love and hold dear and want to keep only for ourselves 90s nostalgia, the performance, a blistering mega-mix of their greatest hits, was an instant sensation, showing once and for all that Jesse & his Rippers were indeed ahead of their time and only through the benefit of reflection and the passing of decades has their genius been truly appreciated. Would we want to see J & the R mount full-scale reunion with a never-ending world tour and a hit new record? Of course. But if Jesse never dons his leather vest again or lifts his guitar strap over his shoulder or raises a fine-toothed comb to feather his hairt, we’ll forever have “Forever.”

And not only did they did pull off a miracle with this one TGIF night only performance, they topped it off with Mrs. Jesse & the Rippers herself, Becky Donaldson. Talk about get out of my dreams and into my car!

And bonus points for reviving the ghost of 21 Jump Street‘s Captain Jenkno to play guitar (or is that Boober Fraggle?).

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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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Scarlett Johansson Leaves for the Prom, Ends Up at ‘SNL’

Two weeks back we talked in-depth about Jon Hamm’s third hosting appearance on Saturday Night Live and how in the third go-round we often see a distinct sense of adventure, how the host is now comfortable with the cast, the cast is at ease with the host, they’re all on the same page and are willing to try something that might be hit or miss, but is often still entertaining in the attempt.  We also mentioned that this past weekend would be Scarlett Johansson’s third hosting turn, so it’d be interesting to see if she took the same kind of leap as Hamm, or if she settled into a more predictable role, functional, competent but not exceptionally ambitious or outrageous, more along the lines of Drew Barrymore’s SNL resume.  Well, it certainly  wasn’t the former, but not so much the latter either.  We’re kind of confused actually.  Cause, really, more than anything, it seemed like a showcase for Johansson’s hair, her sense of style, her brassy broad persona and her variations on NY-NJ accents.

Continue: Whose hair was Johansson ripping off? How many accents could she employ in one night? Where’s Ryan Reynolds?

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ScarJo Goes for the ‘SNL’ Trifecta This Weekend

Don’t forget, Scarlett Johansson returns to Studio 8H for her third hosting turn this weekend.  Inevitably, there will be some variation on this sketch (but if Ryan Reynolds pops up again, we won’t complain):

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Did you know that, according to IMDB, ScarJo’s first credited role was as Laura in the 1994 Elijah Wood “family film” North?  In his review of that movie, Roger Ebert said “I hated this movie. Hated, hated, hated, hated, hated this movie. Hated it. Hated every simpering stupid vacant audience-insulting moment of it. Hated the sensibility that thought anyone would like it. Hated the implied insult to the audience by its belief that anyone would be entertained by it,” and then later on Siskel & Ebert remarked, “I hate this movie as much as any movie we’ve ever reviewed on the 19 years we’ve been doing this show.”  So, you know, check your local listings!

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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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