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SNL Cast Changes

ZOË RICE: Although I will miss Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, and Andy Samberg when they leave SNL, the show itself will probably only really miss one of them. Continue reading

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The Palin-Miller E-mails

HOWARD MEGDAL: Make no mistake about it: the real takeaway from the e-mails between the Joe Miller for U.S. Senate campaign and Todd Palin is that Sarah Palin is planning to run for President of the United States.

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: Like Howard, I’m pretty sure that Sarah Palin is planning a run for the presidency in 2012. At various times I anticipate this announcement with fear, rage, excitement and slavering anticipation. But my main takeaway from Todd Palin’s email to Joe Miller was mainly this: Todd Palin is a jerk.
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SNL: James Franco/Muse

ZOË RICE: SNL rarely opens with this type of recurring sketch–the Lawrence Welk show, with those 4 singing sisters–and the host, James Franco appeared in it, another rarity. I get the sense this skit might not have been the original opener, but I don’t care. I loved it. I laughed heartily. Eunice is so friggin’ funny. With those little mutant hands and all their hilarious antics! James Franco held his own and made me psyched for the rest of the show.

HOWARD MEGDAL: I have to say, I do enjoy this skit. Obviously, skewering Lawrence Welk isn’t particularly timely, and it does play oddly as the opener- but I’m glad for it, and James Franco announced his presence with authority.

STEVE MURPHY: I think the only reason this was so jarring is because the cold open is usually political and usually sucks. Overall this one was a success for me. I don’t understand why this needs sketch even needs a Lawrence Welk reference, really. I’m with Howard, the Lawrence Welk Show isn’t topical enough to lampoon. Luckily James Franco was fantastic, and Kristen Wiig was intensely creepy as usual as the mutant fourth sister (even if her lines weren’t as funny as usual). Franco’s gonna be a great host, I can feel it! Continue reading

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