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Friday Five: Favorite SNL Sketches

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How to Convert a Concert DVD to iTunes

A few years ago my buddy Bob gave me the fantastic Peter Bogdanovich documentary Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: Runnin’ Down a Dream It’s pretty awesome and I highly recommend it, even if you’re not a die-hard Petty fan. The four hour documentary, which spans two DVDs, comes with a bonus CD and a bonus […]

Presidential Reunion

Okay, this is just awesome. Ron Howard directs Chevy Chase (as Gerald Ford), Dana Carvey (as George H. Bush), Darrell Hammond (as Bill Clinton), Will Ferrell (as George W. Bush), Dan Akroyd (as Jimmy Carter), and Jim Carrey (as Ronald Reagan) in a presidential reunion visit to Fred Armisen (as Barack Obama) and Maya Rudolph […]

Game Time with Dave and Greg

Update: Newer versions of this sketch are called Game Time with Randy and Greg If you missed SNL last week, you missed one of the all-time funniest skits in the long history of the show. Ten seconds into “Game Time with Dave and Greg” and I was going, “WTF?” I cannot even begin to imagine […]

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Gasping for Airtime

Jay Mohr’s Gasping for Airtime: Two Years in the Trenches of Saturday Night Live is the second “uncensored” book I’ve read about SNL. (I read Live from New York about two years ago.) Mohr is on the radio pretty frequently here in LA and I really enjoy Last Comic Standing when I catch it. His […]

Some White Trash Version of Shania Karaoke

I don’t get addicted to songs very often. If you’ve spent any amount of time reading this site you know that I am infatuated with music and I love just about every genre. I have no doubt that I have spent the great majority of the last two decades with music playing. I love listening […]

Peyton Manning on Saturday Night Live

Last night’s Saturday Night Live with Peyton Manning and Carrie Underwood was excellent. I am so happy that the show is in something of a revival right now. It’s a long-overdue, glorious return to funny. The last dozen or so SNLs have had me in stitches on more than one occasion. The digital shorts and […]

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip

I have to admit that I was a huge fan of the West Wing. I thought it was “the most intelligent show on television“. The last season (or was it two?) though — after Aaron Sorkin stopped writing — it really jumped the shark. I was still pretty sad to see it go. I have […]

NBC Wakes Up

Now, instead of searching the web for “borrowed” NBC highlights, you can go to the source! We’ve taken your viral favorites and gathered them into one convenient location. Watch. React. Tell a friend. In an incredible burst of sanity, NBC has decided to do something sensible. My flabber is gasted. PS: Yes, the Natalie Portman […]

Live from New York

Today I finally finished Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live, which has been sitting on my reading list for well over a year now. It’s not so much a “book” as it is a huge collection of quotes and stories from cast members, producers, writers, directors, etc. It could have […]

Comedy Brackets

Awesome. MSNBC is doing a comedy movie version of March Madness. (bracket here) You really get screwed in a couple of places — being forced to choose between incredibly funny movies very early: Animal House vs. Austin Powers, Fletch vs. Wayne’s World, Swingers vs. Best in Show, for example. When I was forced to choose […]


“I wish I could shrink down to the size of an ant. And maybe there would be thousands of other people shrunken down to ant-size, and we would get together and dig tunnels down into the ground and live there. But don’t ever call us ‘ants,’ because we hate that.”
from Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey


“When you die, if you go somewhere where they ask you a bunch of questions about your life and what you learned and all, I think a good way to get out of it is just to say, ‘No speaka English.'”
from Deep Thoughts, by Jack Handey

Deep Thought

“The first thing was, I learned to forgive myself. Then, I told myself, “Go ahead and do whatever you want, it’s okay by me.” from Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey


“Fear can sometimes be a useful emotion. For instance, let’s say you’re an astronaut on the moon and you fear that your partner has been turned into Dracula. The next time he goes out for the moon pieces, wham!, you just slam the door behind him and blast off. He might call you on the radio and say he’s not Dracula, but you can just say, “Think again, bat man.”
from Deep Thoughts by Jack Handey