Jeff’s Wacky SNL Review: Jason Sudeikis/Brandi Carlile

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SNL: Alex Moffat, Brandi Carlile, Jason Sudeikis, Chloe Fineman

Jason Sudeikis used to be a cast member on Saturday Night Live, but now he’s the host. Not permanently, just for this episode (although possibly also future episodes as well). Brandi Carlile is the musical guest. Rock ‘n’ roll!

This time, I’m assembling my review in order of the birthdays of the first person to speak in each sketch. Just the dates and not the years, though. So, for example, someone born January 1, 1980 will go ahead of someone born on January 2, 1970. (For the musical performances, I’ll organize them according to the introducing person’s birthday.)

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Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 10/22/21

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Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
Dune (Theaters and HBO Max)
The French Dispatch (Theaters)
Ron’s Gone Wrong (Theaters) – Starring Zach Galifianakis as Ron.

TV
Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 11 Premiere (October 24 on HBO)
The Last O.G. Season 4 Premiere (October 26 on TBS)

Music
-Duran Duran, Future Past
-Elton John, The Lockdown Sessions
-Lana Del Rey, Blue Banisters
-My Morning Jacket, My Morning Jacket

Sports
-World Series (Begins October 26 on FOX)

Jeff’s Wacky SNL Review: Rami Malek/Young Thug

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SNL: Bowen Yang, Young Thug, Rami Malek, Ego Nwodim (CREDIT: NBC/Screenshot)

This is a review of a very special episode of Saturday Night Live, because all SNL episodes are special, because they’re put together by special people, because all people are special. The particular special people this time are host Rami Malek and Young Thug.

This season, I’ve been playing around with the order of the sketches in my reviews, and this time, I’m going to list them in order of length of what I’ve written (in terms of number of lines and the length of the last line, as written in Times New Roman on Google Docs), from shortest to longest. Here we go!

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Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 10/15/21

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Good Timing with Jo Firestone (CREDIT: Peacock/Screenshot)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
Halloween Kills (Theaters and Peacock) – I also plan on watching every other Halloween movie in the near future.
The Last Duel (Theaters) – Matt Damon and Ben Affleck finally wrote another screenplay (along with Nicole Holofcener this time).

TV
Succession Season 3 Premiere (October 17 on HBO)

Music
-Finneas, Optimist
-Santana, Blessings and Miracles

Comedy
Good Timing with Jo Firestone (October 15 on Peacock) – Jo Firestone teaches senior citizens stand-up comedy.

Jeff’s Wacky SNL Review: Kim Kardashian West/Halsey

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SNL: Halsey, Kim Kardashian West, Cecily Strong (CREDIT: NBC/Screenshot)

For last week’s premiere episode, I reviewed the sketches in backwards order, and now this time I’m going to review them in alphabetical order. This can potentially be a little tricky, because sometimes I think certain sketches should have a different name than what’s listed on SNL‘s YouTube page. So I’ll say this to make sure that we’re all on the same page: I’m going with the sketch names that I think make the most sense.

But first, a first word on a couple of the new cast members: the “h” in “Aristotle Athari” is silent, so his last name sounds like a certain video game system, and I think that’s pretty cool. And there’s also Sarah Sherman, whose name sounds VERY similar to “Sarah Silverman,” who was also once upon a time a brunette SNL cast member.

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Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 10/8/21

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Muppets Haunted Mansion (CREDIT: Mitch Haaseth/Disney)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
Lamb (Theaters)
No Time to Die (Theaters) – Daniel Craig is so happy that this is finally coming out.
The Rescue (Theaters)

TV
Muppets Haunted Mansion (October 8 on Disney+) – Ed Asner has passed away, but he was not murdered or scared to death on the set of this.
Nancy Drew Season 3 Premiere (October 8 on The CW)
Whose Line is it Anyway? Season 18 Premiere (October 9 on The CW)
Legends of the Hidden Temple Reboot Premiere (October 10 on The CW) – Formerly of Nickelodeon.
The Baby-Sitters Club Season 2 (October 11 on Netflix)
Chucky Series Premiere (October 12 on SyFy) – Chucky the Doll, that is.
A Night in the Academy Museum (October 12 on ABC) – Hosted by Laura Dern and Tom Hanks.
B Positive Season 2 Premiere (October 14 on CBS)
The Kids Tonight Show Series Premiere (October 14 on Peacock)

Sports
-WNBA Finals (Begins October 10, ABC and ESPN)

Jeff’s Wacky SNL Season 47 Premiere Review: Owen Wilson/Kacey Musgraves

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SNL: Kacey Musgraves, Owen Wilson, Kenan Thompson (CREDIT: NBC/Screenshot)

Hello, readers, you are now about to read my review of Saturday Night Live‘s Season 47 premiere, which was hosted by Mr. Owen Wilson with musical guest Ms. Kacey Musgraves. I like to mix up my review style every once in a while, so for this episode, I will talk about the sketches in the reverse order in which they aired. I don’t think I’ll be doing that for every episode this season; instead, I’ll be mixing it up … we’ll see how it goes!

Also, I should mention that I’m in the midst of training for the New York City Marathon, so if it feels like my review was written after running double-digit miles, now you know why.

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Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 10/1/21

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Ghosts (CREDIT: Cliff Lipson/CBS ©2020 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
The Addams Family 2 (Theaters and On Demand) – Still snappin’ those fingers.
The Many Saints of Newark (Theaters and HBO Max) – Getting back to waking up this morning.
Titane (Theaters) – From the director of Raw.
Venom: Let There Be Carnage (Theaters) – “Let there be carnage”? I demand it!

TV
LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales (October 1 on Disney+)
Saturday Night Live Season 47 Premiere (October 2 on NBC) – Kicking off with Owen Wilson and Kacey Musgraves.
Ghosts Series Premiere (October 7 on CBS)
Young Sheldon Season 4 Premiere (October 7 on CBS)

Music
-The Doobie Brothers, Liberté
-Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett, Love for Sale
-Yes, The Quest

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 9/24/21

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The Tony Awards® Present: Broadway’s Back! (CREDIT: Tony Duran)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

TV
-74th Tony Awards (September 26 on Paramount+) – Most of the awards will be presented on this broadcast.
-The Tony Awards Present: Broadway’s Back! (September 26 on CBS) – The three biggest awards will be presented here.
Bob’s Burgers Season 12 Premiere (September 26 on FOX)
Celebrity Wheel of Fortune Season Premiere (September 26 on ABC)
Family Guy Season 20 Premiere (September 26 on FOX)
The Great North Season 2 Premiere (September 26 on FOX)
The Simpsons Season 33 Premiere (September 26 on FOX)
Supermarket Sweep Season Premiere (September 26 on ABC)
The Problem with Jon Stewart (September 30 on Apple TV+) – What’s the problem?

Music
-Alessia Cara, In the Meantime
-Caleb Landry Jones, Gadzooks Vol. 1
-William Shatner, BILL
-Sufjan Stevens and Angelo De Augustine, A Beginner’s Mind

Entertainment To-Do List: Week of 9/17/21

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The Wonder Years (CREDIT: Matt Sayles/ABC)

Every week, I list all the upcoming (or recently released) movies, TV shows, albums, podcasts, etc. that I believe are worth checking out.

Movies
Blue Bayou (Theaters)
Cry Macho (Theaters and HBO Max) – MACHOOOOOOOOOO!
The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Theaters)
The Nowhere Inn (Theaters and On Demand) – Carrie Brownstein and Annie Clark (St. Vincent) team up on screen.

TV
Sex Education Season 3 (September 17 on Netflix)
-Creative Arts Emmy Awards (September 18 on FXX)
-73rd Primetime Emmy Awards (September 19 on CBS)
Teenage Euthanasia Series Premiere (September 19 on Adult Swim) – Animated at a funeral home.
Alter Ego Series Premiere (September 22 on FOX) – The “world’s first avatar singing competition.”
The Conners Season 4 Premiere (September 22 on ABC) – Another live episode.
Dear White People Season 4 (September 22 on Netflix)
The Goldbergs Season 9 Premiere (September 22 on ABC)
Home Economics Season 2 Premiere (September 22 on ABC)
The Masked Singer Season 6 Premier (September 22 on FOX)
Star Wars: Visions (September 22 on Disney+) – Anime-style.
The Wonder Years Reboot Series Premiere (September 22 on ABC) – Don Cheadle takes over narrating duties from Daniel Stern.

Music
-Lil Nas X, Montero
-Lindsey Buckingham, Lindsey Buckingham

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