Yesterday was the anniversary of one of the most surreal music performances in TV story: 35 years ago David Bowie ushered the 1980s in Saturday Night Live. The producers censored a gay reference in the last of his three-song set—but they missed him repeatedly showing a giant penis at the end of it. [NSFW-ish]
A few weeks ago, the new Star Wars teaser trailer caused the internet to lose its collective shit. But amidst all the Millenium Falcon and soccer-ball-droid drooling, Saturday Night Live wanted to make sure that you don't lose sight of one very important fact: By now, the original characters are just a bunch of old,…
Last night, Saturday Night Live kicked off its 40th season (did you watch it!). It's a major milestone to be sure, but how exactly is it made? Countless books have been written on the subject but established actor and fledgling documentarian James Franco tries to capture the tortuous late nights and constant…
In his long and celebrated life, Saturday Night Live's longtime announcer Don Pardo was sort of the ringmaster of the circus that is American comedy. He introduced Steve Martin and Bill Murray to America back in the 1970s. He introduced Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Al Franken in the 1980s. In the 1990s, it was Will Ferrell…
Last night, Saturday Night Live ran a little sketch pairing off some tech pundits with Foxconn workers over complaints about the iPhone 5, and we were lucky enough to be one of the tech-whiner targets.
Facebook founder and movie subject Mark Zuckerberg is TIME magazine's person of the year! This, of course, makes no sense. And on Saturday, SNL had the Julian Assange retort we've all been waiting for.
Dialing 911 during an emergency is something your square parents would do. Modern damsels in distress break out their iPhones and boot up the Rescue Dogs 911 App.
In what may be the 21st century content delivery equivalent of hanging your enemy's skulls from the parapet, Netflix has announced a deal to bring Battlestar, every episode of SNL, and more to Watch Instantly the day after Blockbuster's demise.
The "Astronaut Jones" sketches are solid proof that space travel doesn't have to be square. And air on other planets is breathable. Also, that all female aliens have huge racks.
Though the judgment in favor of a man who sued after being attacked by a robot is clearly a commentary on the inexcusability of machine-on-man violence, I think it's a good case for robot insurance.
MacGruber, the gadget-heavy SNL sketch that always ends with an explosion, was heavy on someting else last night: Product placement. And not even a cameo by Richard Dean Anderson—MacGyver himself—could save these three commercials.