SNL Recap December 19, 2015: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler/Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band

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My full review can be found on Starpulse: http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2015/12/20/saturday-night-live-season-41-episod-9

Republican Presidential Debate – B-

Tina and Amy’s Monologue – B

Clinton Residence, Christmas Eve – B

Meet Your Second Wife! – B

Hoverboards – B-

Sarah’s Desire – C+

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band – “Meet Me in the City” – B+

Weekend Update
The Jokes – B
Deenie, Somebody’s Mom – B-

Chad and Mrs. Douglas Show (BEST OF THE NIGHT) – A-

Tina and Amy’s Dope Squad – B

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band – “The Ties That Bind” – B+

Bronx Beat – B+

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band – “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” – B+

2015 Emmy Nominations Predictions and Wishlist

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For my detailed thoughts on my predictions and wishlists in the major Drama, Comedy, and Variety categories, check out these links:
Comedy
Drama
Variety

Guest Actor, Comedy
John Hawkes, Inside Amy Schumer
Michael Rapaport, Louie
Chris Gethard, Parks and Recreation
Dwayne Johnson, Saturday Night Live

Guest Actress, Comedy
Susie Essman, Broad City

Guest Actor, Drama
Mel Rodriguez, Better Call Saul

Guest Actress, Drama
Allison Janney, Masters of Sex
Linda Lavin, The Good Wife

Directing, Comedy
Rob Schrab, “Modern Espionage,” Community

Directing, Drama
Adam Arkin, “The Promise,” Justified

Writing, Comedy
Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna, “Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Television,” Community

Writng, Drama
Thomas Schnauz, “Pimento,” Better Call Saul

Animated Program
Bojack Horseman – “Downer Ending”
American Dad! – “Dreaming of a White Porsche Christmas”
The Simpsons – “Treehouse of Horror XXV”

Commercial
Android – “Friends Furever”

Host – Reality/Reality Competition
RuPaul, “RuPaul’s Drag Race”

Interactive Program
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Main Title Design
Man Seeking Woman

Single-Camera Picture Editing, Comedy
Bojack Horseman – “Downer Ending”

Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program
Too Many Cooks
Billy On The Street With First Lady Michelle Obama, Big Bird And Elena!!!

Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or a Variety Program
Community

Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role
Man Seeking Woman – “Traib”

SNL Recap September 25, 2010: Amy Poehler/Katy Perry

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This is my first time venturing into an episode-by-episode, sketch-by-sketch breakdown of SNL, as I have only previously presented year-end wrapups.  These recaps will be snappier than the season recaps, with a sentence or two of comments per sketch, followed by a letter grade, as that is my preferred system for judging entertainment.  These are quick reactions, so I reserve the right to change my mind at some point down the line.

Cold Opening – Christine O’Donnell at the RNC Headquarters
K-Wiig is given yet another character, and … she nails the impression of the latest Tea Party sensation. But, like many cold openings these days, the sketch overall was excessively dry, oddly enough considering the main topic was masturbation. B

Opening Montage
Was there any reason why Nasim came before Taran Killam?

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