We've come to the point of this blog's life when THE TRUTH IS OUT: we aren't the most self-disciplined ladies out there. So, we're really behind in SNL! Whoops! So behind, in fact, that we had to talk about like four episodes in one go. Here's an edited transcript of a long-ass phone call we had to discuss these episodes, as well as some other things! (Maybe someday we'll be on Patreon and the original, unedited audio will be a patron gift...you can hear all the behind-the sc
Al's take This was a delightful episode. Tiffany Haddish is a star of the brightest order and I have a blanket with Taylor Swift’s face on it. She is my oldest love. I had mixed reactions to the pre-album release singles (but respect her artistic prerogative to experiment and develop, and she does not need to keep my personal tastes in mind while doing so) but love love love the full album (listening to it right now and always) and it made me very happy to watch her perform.
SNL is back, praise be! Lots of impressions, recurring characters, and a giant host break made for a lively episode with the biggest point totals thus far for both Meat and Al! Meaty's take: I texted Al earlier today with my impression that this episode was a bit lackluster, an opinion I am revising slightly upon reflection. I do think that the cold open was underwhelming, except for the consistently hilarious/terrifying Jeff Sessions (Kate McKinnon). I also maintain that the
For Saturday Night Live Season 43, we decided to raise the stakes a little bit in our weekly watch-and-text-each-other routine. So, we created a fantasy SNL scoring system, based on sketch appearances, types of characters, flubs and breaks, etc. The gamification of life, right? We drafted our teams right before the Season 43 premiere. There were plenty of unknowns (how will the three new featured players do? What will it be like without Vanessa?) but also plenty of knowns (Ka