Day: March 9, 2008

SNL with Amy Adams, Vampire Weekend

Let’s just say it. Saturday Night Live belongs to Amy Poehler. This weekend’s episode (third new show in a row, if you’re scoring at home) didn’t feature many memorable scenes, but Poehler managed to stand out throughout the 90 minutes. OK. The cold open. Once again, all about Poehler’s Hillary Clinton. This time, her 3 a.m. TV ad. And this time, they don’t even try to disguise their displeasure with Fred Armisen’s Obama, relegating him to taped voiceovers in a sketch that even after another viewing, I’m not sure which candidate they’re really lampooning. But I do know that they rely on Poehler to carry this sketch, and this show. In related news, Armisen finally updated his SNL backstage blog last week. Not much to say about him getting the Obama role. Amy Adams did well enough as host. During her monologue, Kristen Wiig joined her onstage for a song, which made me wonder aloud and type here…when did the folks from Studio 60 take over SNL? Their sisters premise showed up after the break. And. Yes. Moving on. Poehler was the only character trying to be funny in a couples therapy sketch as a Bulgarian mail-order wife looking for citizenship. A Digital Short that did, what exactly? Proved Jason Sudeikis has a mean left jab. A Bravo TV spoof that was a one-noter, but again, allowed Poehler to...

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The man behind AST

Ben Kharakh published an interview this weekend with Matt Belknap, aka isoS, aka the man who made A Special Thing. Read it. Fun fact not included in the interview: Belknap is an Emerson College product. They really are everywhere. And as you can read from this alumni bulletin, he graduated a year after Jen Kirkman. Fun...

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