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Remembering Don Pardo

You may not know what Don Pardo looks like, but you certainly know his voice, if not his name as well. Pardo is best known as the voice of Saturday Night Live. However, he had already had a long career with NBC, a network he started working for in 1944. We’re choosing to remember Don Pardo with his two appearances on camera during the NBC version of The Price is Right, which he was the announcer for.

‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’: Series Premiere Review

brooklyn-nine-nine-1Tina Fay, Amy Poehler, Kristin Wiig, and Jason Sudeikis. These are just some of the many talented comedians who have become household names through Saturday Night Live. They have all left the show and become successful film and television stars. The newest actor to have his own series is Andy Samberg. Samberg is already a talented recording artist thanks to his comedic rap group phenomenon The Lonely Island. Now, he is going back to television.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Loses Another Castmember

Jason Sudeikis leaves Saturday Night Live. Last night, Jason Sudeikis announced on the Late Show with David Letterman that Saturday Night Live‘s 38th season was his last with the long running sketch comedy show. At the end of the past season, Bill Hader and Fred Armisen also left the show.

Weekly TV Update: July 1, 2013

Every week I try to bring you stories from around the Internet that you might have missed.

Time reports that Fred Armison left Saturday Night Live at the end of last season.

Roseanne Barr may get a new sitcom.

Shark Week is back. Discovery Channel’s annual shark-themed marathon starts on August 4 at 8pm.

On July 11 at 3:01 am EST (12:01 am PST), Orange Is the New Black will debut on Netflix.

Mark Burnett will produce a follow up to his miniseries The Bible. The new series is tentatively called A.D.: Beyond the Bible.

Weekly TV Update: September 10

Each week we bring you stories from around the Internet that you might have missed.

Jay Leno takes 50 percent pay cut. He still makes more than you.

Saturday Night Live may add Aidy Bryant and Tim Robinson as cast members.

Star Trek‘s original Chekov, Walter Koenig, spoke to The Hollywood Reporter about his character.

Khloe Kardashian may become the next host of The X Factor.

Weekly TV Update: September 3

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Why was Jersey Shore canceled? Entertainment Weekly has the lowdown.

Randy Jackson, who is American Idol‘s only original judge left, may have his role reduced to mentor.

After Utah’s NBC affiliate refused to air The New Normal, KUCW, the state’s CW affiliate, agreed to pick up the show.

FX orders 90 more episodes of Charlie Sheen’s Anger Management.

Seth MacFarlane will host the 38th season premiere of Saturday Night Live.

Cool TV Video of the Day: William Shatner Tells Trekkies to Get a Life

Today’s video is the “Get a Life” sketch from the December 20, 1986 of Saturday Night Live. In the sketch, William Shatner ends up berating a crowd at a Star Trek convention.

Cool TV Video of the Day: The Performance that Got Elvis Costello Banned From SNL

Elvis Costello and the Attractions’ infamous performance of “Radio Radio,” which NBC and Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels did not want played because is a protest song about the media, took place on December 17, 1977. Ironically, the performance and the ban probably would not have happened had the originally scheduled guests the Sex Pistols, who were even more controversial, been able to obtain passports.

At the beginning of the performance, Costello and his band start to play their song “Less Than Zero,” but then stop to consult. This ends with a full performance of “Radio Radio.”

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The ban only lasted 12 years. Since 1989, Costello has appeared on SNL 3 times. Lorne Micahels even invited Elvis Costello to perform “Radio Radio” with the Beastie Boys for Saturday Night Live‘s 25th anniversary special.

 

Five Favorite Clips Featuring the Women of SNL

In honor of Kristen Wiig decision to leave Saturday Night Live, I have chosen my five favorite clips featuring the SNL‘s women. This list is very Weekend Update heavy because that is they type of humor I find funny. If you have a favorite SNL Clip that did not make my list, please share it in the comments. I would love to watch it.

5. Weekend Update: Tina Fey Montage- Tina Fey

Tina Fey was fantastic as anchor of Weekend Update. Unfortunately, it is not easy to find a whole sketch on the Internet. While this clip is no where near the funniest, Tina Fey does make a point about scientific research that gets a few laughs.

4. Weekend Update: Jane, You Ignorant Slut!- Jane Curtin

Point/Counterpoint is a classic because of its catchphrase. You just know when Jane Curtin is finished making her point that the first thing out of Dan Aykroyd’s mouth is going to be “Jane, You Ignorant Slut!”

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Weekly TV Update: May 21

Each week we bring you stories from around the Internet that you might have missed.

The Wall Street Journal reports that network “TV Embraces Its Dark Side” with new shows inspired by the success of The Walking Dead and Dexter.

For more news on the upcoming Fall season, check out Philly.com.

Less than a week since Dan Harmon was fired, Community has new showrunners.

Kristen Wiig leaves Saturday Night Live.

The series finale of House is tonight. The Tampa Bay Times has some observations about the show.

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