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‘SNL’ Mocks Hallmark Channel’s Christmas Movies, Addresses Brides Kissing Ad Controversy

‘SNL’ Mocks Hallmark Channel’s Christmas Movies, Addresses Brides Kissing Ad Controversy
In a follow-up to a 2017 Saturday Night Live sketch parodying the Hallmark Channel’s Christmas movies, the series spoofed the network’s holiday franchise once again.

Similar to the sketch two years prior, the latest skit centered on Christmas movie stereotypes like a big-time career woman, a black character with no context, a young Santa, a Christmas tree farm, and a prince.

This year’s edition was a Hallmark holiday dating show called A Winter Boyfriend for Holiday Christmas where host Scarlett Johansson portrayed a New York career woman deciding
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Christmas Comes Early for Scarlett Johansson’s Sixth Time Hosting

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Christmas Comes Early for Scarlett Johansson’s Sixth Time Hosting
This week’s “Saturday Night Live” marked Scarlett Johansson’s sixth time in the hosting position. Yes, over the hump of five times and engaged to one of the head writers, Colin Jost, Johansson came to Studio 8H on top of the world, ready to play anyone and anything. Except maybe not a tree.

Also: There was another dog sketch this week.

Host: Scarlett Johansson

Beck Bennett says it best during this bit: “No, you need me! Who’s gonna play the dumb idiot?!?” Wait, no — not that part (which is really good). This part: “It doesn’t seem super topical, right? Is this like a back-up monologue from the last time you hosted or something?” The fact that it’s not super topical — in addition to the fact that they lampshade that — is what makes the monologue funnier. Well, that and the fact that Chris Redd considers Alex Moffat
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Scarlett Johansson Hosts SNL: Watch Video of the Best & Worst Sketches

Scarlett Johansson Hosts SNL: Watch Video of the Best & Worst Sketches
What do Baby Yoda and the future Mrs. Colin Jost have in common? They both appeared on this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live.

The second-to-last show before the holiday break was also one of Season 45’s strongest, rivaling only Will Ferrell’s November homecoming. Having previously hosted five times, Scarlett Johansson seemed comfortable no matter what was asked of her — whether she was cast as a deceased stripper, a singing elf, or the woman at the center of every Hallmark Channel original movie.

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‘SNL’ Spoofs Hallmark Channel’s Christmas Movies, Addresses Brides Kissing Ad Controversy

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‘SNL’ Spoofs Hallmark Channel’s Christmas Movies, Addresses Brides Kissing Ad Controversy
Two years after Saturday Night Live skewered Hallmark Channel’s Christmas movies in a cut-for-time sketch, NBC’s program this holiday season aired a new parody of Hallmark’s signature franchise.

In fact, tonight’s skit was somewhat of a sequel to the 2017 sketch, featuring some of the same Hallmark Christmas movie character types and tropes, a big-city career woman, a young Santa, a black character with no backstory, a prince, a Christmas tree farm, a snow globe and a gazebo.

This time, the setting was A Winter Boyfriend for Holiday Christmas, a Hallmark dating show created by the algorithm that makes Hallmark holiday movies. It featured a bachelorette, a New York career woman played by host Scarlett Johansson, and three eligible bachelors, a Christmas tree farm owner (and ghost), played by Beck Bennett, a Prince with a British accent (Alex Moffat), and Nick Sr. Claus (young Santa), played by
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Navigates The Politics Of Christmas Dinner With Help From Kate McKinnon’s Greta Thunberg

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Navigates The Politics Of Christmas Dinner With Help From Kate McKinnon’s Greta Thunberg
With Christmas right around the corner, Saturday Night Live made fun of those awkward political discussions many families will have to suffer through on December 25.

For this weekend’s cold open, the NBC sketch comedy series dissected how the conversation shifts in different parts of the country.

The sketch kicked off with Aidy Bryant saying the country is “more divided than ever,” but families have more in common than they think. To prove her point, she hacked into three home cameras for a bird’s-eye view.

First up, a family dinner in San Francisco.

“I’m so happy that everyone flew here for the holidays and I’m even more happy that they did it! They’re impeaching Trump,” Cecily Strong says.

Her family agrees. “I don’t know what took them so long. Trump is a criminal!” adds Kyle Mooney.

“He violated the constitution,” Bowen Yang says. “There has to be consequences.
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‘Saturday Night Live’: Kate McKinnon’s Greta Thunberg Tells Trump to ‘Grow Up’ (Watch)

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‘Saturday Night Live’: Kate McKinnon’s Greta Thunberg Tells Trump to ‘Grow Up’ (Watch)
With the December holidays upon us, “Saturday Night Live” took a brief detour from its usual parodies of political press conferences and the impeachment hearings to instead begin its Dec. 14 episode with a sketch about average families discussing the state of the world over dinner — with a special message from Greta Thunberg (as played by Kate McKinnon).

The first family consisted of “SNL” cast members Melissa Villasenor, Cecily Strong, Bowen Yang and Kyle Mooney discussing Donald Trump. They were portraying a liberal family who wondered who would vote for Trump after all that has gone down and considering Trump’s actions if they had been done by Barack Obama, saying “he would have been in jail already.” Mooney called Trump “a criminal” and Yang pointed out that he “violated the Constitution and there has to be consequences.”

The counterpoint came from Chloe Fineman, Beck Bennett, Heidi Gardner and Mikey Day
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Watch DaBaby Perform ‘Bop’ With Dance Crew the Jabbawockeez on ‘SNL’

Following the release of his sophomore album Kirk in September, DaBaby made his first-ever appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend. Accompanying host Jennifer Lopez as the show’s musical guest, the rapper performed two songs for the SNL audience in Studio 8H: “Bop” from Kirk and “Suge” from his debut album, Baby on Baby, released in early 2019.

Joined by hip-hop and trap dance crew the Jabbawockeez, DaBaby delivered an energetic performance of “Bop” alongside a crowded stage of dancers that included a lot of twerking.

Later, DaBaby returned
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Donald Trump’s Impeachment Goes All ‘Empire’ In ‘Saturday Night Live’s Latest Move To “Make America Swag Again”

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Donald Trump’s Impeachment Goes All ‘Empire’ In ‘Saturday Night Live’s Latest Move To “Make America Swag Again”
Empire may be in its last season on Fox but Saturday Night Live’s Them Trumps supposedly from the producers of the soapy hip hop series was in full swing and swag tonight.

Yet, the clash between the White House and the Congress was front and center too in the latest digital short premised on the question “what if Donald Trump was black?” – as you can see in the video above.

“This whole impeachment mess has the country on edge, so you make have to be careful what you say today,” warns a slimy Gop Pennsylvania apparatchik played by Alex Moffat to President Trump – President Darius Trump that is.

Portrayed once again by Kenan Thompson and a hilariously horrific wig, with offspring L’evanka (Ego Nwodim) and now best-selling author Darius Junior (Chris Redd), this alternative universe Trump didn’t seem worried in a bit by scandal or the less
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The 2020 Sundance Film Festival Lineup is Here!

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As I sit here wondering just what on earth happened to 2019, it’s already time to start looking towards a new year, and more specifically, the prestigious 2020 Sundance Film Festival, which runs in Park City, Utah from January 23rd through February 2nd. As always, Sundance’s lineup of Midnight movies looks to be killer, but there are several other films that are playing the festival in different categories that look to be something genre fans might get excited over, too.

Here’s a rundown of the horror films hitting Sundance next month, as well as a handful of genre-adjacent projects to keep on your radars for 2020.

Midnight Selections:

Amulet / United Kingdom — Tomaz, an ex-soldier now homeless in London, is offered a place to stay at a decaying house, inhabited by a young woman and her dying mother. As he starts to fall for Magda, Tomaz cannot ignore his suspicion that
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Will Ferrell on ‘SNL’: 3 Sketches You Have to See

Will Ferrell on ‘SNL’: 3 Sketches You Have to See
It’s a strange feeling to watch an episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by first-ballot All-Time Cast Member Will Ferrell and think, “Hmm, maybe Ryan Reynolds should have hosted this one instead?” Rather than look at this episode as a failure, perhaps it’s better look at it as the prime example of how absolutely nothing about this show is predictable. A host simply brings potentiality, not actuality, to the proceedings. For whatever reason the show decided to largely avoid material that would remind people what made Ferrell such
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‘SNL’ Spoofs Democratic Debate With All-Star Lineup of Will Ferrell, Maya Rudolph, Woody Harrelson and More (Video)

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‘SNL’ Spoofs Democratic Debate With All-Star Lineup of Will Ferrell, Maya Rudolph, Woody Harrelson and More (Video)
Saturday Night Live” packed more all-star cameos into a single sketch about the NBC News Democratic presidential debate than we’ve seen in some entire seasons — and that’s not even counting the appearance of Ryan Reynolds and Tracy Morgan during guest host Will Ferrell’s opening monologue.

In addition to Ferrell as billionaire Tom Steyer, we saw the return of Larry David’s Bernie Sanders, Woody Harrelson’s Joe Biden, and Maya Rudolph’s Kamala Harris. Plus “SNL” alums Rachel Dratch as Amy Klobuchar and Fred Armisen as newly announced candidate Michael Bloomberg.

Given the sheer number of performers on stage, the sketch was understandably a bit of a grab-bag. Harrelson’s Biden noted his proneness to verbal gaffes, saying that Americans were “scared I’ll say something off-color. Or even worse, on-color.”

Also Read: 'SNL': Will Ferrell's Gordon Sondland Shows Up to Ruin Things for Alec Baldwin's
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‘SNL’: Fred Armisen’s Mayor Bloomberg Returns in Democratic Debate Sketch

‘SNL’: Fred Armisen’s Mayor Bloomberg Returns in Democratic Debate Sketch
Saturday Night Live corralled the actors and former cast members who have played Democratic presidential candidates this season, as well as some returning faces, for the show’s spoof on the latest 2020 Democratic debates.

Returning to the debate stage: Maya Rudolph’s Kamala Harris, Woody Harrelson’s Joe Biden, Larry David’s Bernie Sanders, Rachel Dratch’s Amy Klobuchar, Kate McKinnon’s Elizabeth Warren, Chris Redd’s Cory Booker, Cecily Strong’s Tulsi Gabbart, Colin Jost’s Pete Buttigieg and Bowen Yang’s Andrew Yang. A pair of new billionaire candidates,
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Larry David, Woody Harrelson, Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen & Rachel Dratch Back On ‘SNL’ For Debate Skit

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Larry David, Woody Harrelson, Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen & Rachel Dratch Back On ‘SNL’ For Debate Skit
Saturday Night Live’s cold opens have largely followed a formula for the past few years — tackling a big political story of the week and featuring a lot of A-list cameos. Tonight, SNL stayed political in the cold open with Alec Baldwin as Donald Trump but did not feature cameos besides a brief appearance by host Will Ferrell as U.S. ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland.

However, a second political sketch during the show, a parody of the most recent Democratic Presidential debate on MSNBC, featured plenty of guest appearances: Larry David as Bernie Sanders, Maya Rudolph as Kamala Harris, Woody Harrelson, Fred Armisen as Michael Bloomberg and Rachel Dratch as Amy Klobuchar. With host Ferrell taking on Presidential candidate Tom Steyer, we had three SNL alums together on stage (fellow former cast member Tracy Morgan appeared in Ferrell’s monologue.)

The debate skit was a followup to the CNN
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‘Saturday Night Live’: Maya Rudolph, Larry David, Woody Harrelson Return for Democratic Debate (Watch)

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‘Saturday Night Live’: Maya Rudolph, Larry David, Woody Harrelson Return for Democratic Debate (Watch)
Who can beat Donald Trump in the 2020 election? “Saturday Night Live” took a crack at this tough political question in a democratic debate sketch in the Nov. 23 episode that saw the return of former cast members Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch and Fred Armisen, and both Woody Harrelson and Larry David reprising previous guest performances as Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders, respectively.

Also, cast members Kate McKinnon played Elizabeth Warren, Colin Jost was Pete Buttigieg, Chris Redd was Cory Booker, Bowen Yang was Andrew Yang, Cecily Strong was Tulsi Gabbard and Melissa Villasenor was Rachel Maddow, moderating the debate, while episode host Will Ferrell was Tom Steyer.

“I know in past debates I was accused of being over-ambitious,” McKinnon’s Warren said. “I’ve got ‘Mom hosting Thanksgiving’ energy: I’m a little overwhelmed because I thought 10 people were coming and now there’s 30 million. But I promise dinner will be
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Heidi Gardner’s Kooky ‘Weekend Update’ Characters Make News on ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Heidi Gardner’s Kooky ‘Weekend Update’ Characters Make News on ‘Saturday Night Live’
When extra laughs are required on “Weekend Update” these days, Bailey Gismert sometimes answers the call.

The ersatz teenager character, one of several popular figures played by “Saturday Night Live’s” Heidi Gardner, is supposed to review movies, but typically ends up insulting “Update” co-anchor Michael Che, rolling her eyes, and having an emotional breakdown. Audiences seem to love it.

“Parents will come up to me and say, ‘How do you know my daughter?’” recounts Gardner, who is in third season with the NBC late-night mainstay – her first in the main cast. Sometimes, she says in a recent interview, parents even tell her they can’t watch her in the role, because the mercurial Gismert just seems too close to a teenage daughter or friend they know.

Heidi Gardner turns awkwardness into art each week on “SNL.”

She has gained traction on the show by playing funny-but-fragile characters on “Update
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Watch Harry Styles Torment Dorky Older Brother in Unaired ‘Saturday Night Live’ Sketch

Watch Harry Styles Torment Dorky Older Brother in Unaired ‘Saturday Night Live’ Sketch
Harry Styles plays a super cool, yet secretly insecure, little brother in a bonus sketch that was cut from his recent episode of Saturday Night Live.

In the bit, Styles plays a popular jock named Jason whose friends terrorize his nerdy older brother Scotty (Kyle Mooney). After Jason’s friends dump two milkshakes on his head, Scotty launches into a dorky rap song in which he bemoans Jason’s athletic prowess, underage drinking and the outsized affection he gets from their mom (there’s also a goofy, non-sequitur verse about animals from Scotty’s friend,
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Watch Harry Styles Play ‘Funeral DJ’ on ‘SNL’

Watch Harry Styles Play ‘Funeral DJ’ on ‘SNL’
Harry Styles and Chris Redd play a pair of “Funeral DJs” in a wacky sketch from Saturday’s SNL.

The bit opens with a priest (Mikey Day) paying tribute to the late Betty as her family looks on mournfully. But the tone shifts after he introduces the woman’s “close personal friends” Marcus and Luke. “As it says in the book of Psalms, ‘praise the Lord, our God, with timbrel and dancing,'” Day’s character says. “So we’d like to close out today’s ceremony with a musical tribute.
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: The Best and Worst of Harry Styles’ Hosting Debut

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: The Best and Worst of Harry Styles’ Hosting Debut
This week’s “Saturday Night Live” saw musician (and noted comedy nerd) Harry Styles return to Studio 8H in the coveted dual host-musical guest role. Naturally, comparisons can be made to Justin Timberlake and the recent host/musical guest Chance the Rapper, but much like in his career post-One Direction, Styles had to make his own way here.

Host: Harry Styles

The go-to “SNL” monologue for a musical artist is, of course, a musical monologue. Yet despite the eventual piano, that’s thankfully not what the episode provided. Instead, “SNL” showed off Styles’ dry yet somewhat absurd sense of humor early with the opening monologue. Taking a page out of Zach Galifianakis’ playbook* with the piano and teasing a reunion with his One Direction brethren (minus Zayn Malik but plus Ringo Starr), the typical first-time hosting jitters were nowhere to be found. Not even during the close-up shot of “his” hands.
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Harry Styles Hosts SNL: Watch Video of the Best & Worst Sketches

Harry Styles Hosts SNL: Watch Video of the Best & Worst Sketches
It was only a matter of time before Harry Styles presided over his own episode of Saturday Night Live, having stood out in numerous sketches over the years alongside such hosts as Jimmy Fallon, Sofia Vergara and Paul Rudd. So how did he measure up to previous musical guests-turned-emcees like Justin Timberlake and Chance the Rapper?

The former One Direction frontman seemed a bit nervous during his monologue and his first live sketch, but shook off those initial jitters by the time he was asked to play one-half of an Icelandic couple in a lamaze class. The material, however, wasn
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Hear Leslie Jones, John Cena in Exclusive Clip From New Audio Series ’64th Man’

Hear Leslie Jones, John Cena in Exclusive Clip From New Audio Series ’64th Man’
Leslie Jones and John Cena play the starring roles in a new audio comedy series, 64th Man, released by Audible. The 10-episode series arrived on Thursday.

Developed by Saturday Night Live writer Bryan Tucker and Zack Phillips (Above Average, The Kicker), 64th Man stars Cena as Billy Logan, a successful college football player destined to be drafted by the NFL. But after a year of tryouts with no luck, Billy returns home to Columbus, Ohio, to work at a grocery store and reconnect with his ex-girlfriend (Anna Chlumsky).

In the clip below,
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