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Tuesday, November 5 2013

In Defense Of ... 'Saturday Night Live's 2013-14 Season Casting

Do you think NBC's flagship, iconic series is racist for not having any African-American women in its cast this season? Think again.


Tuesday, August 21 2012

Murder, They Watched: Are the French Obsessed with American Crime Drama?

Why are there so many American police procedurals on French TV? Is it because French women have a massive crush on David Caruso? This and other hypotheses come to mind...


Reviews

Thursday, January 9 2014

'Saturday Night Live', Chronicled Intelligently

Saturday Night Live and American TV is among the most thorough and engrossing chronicles of SNL’s four decades (so far) on air, giving detailed attention to each era in the program’s history.


Wednesday, June 12 2013

The Lonely Island: The Wack Album

Through comedy, the members of the Lonely Island provide another direct criticism on American subcultures and flaunt their knowledge and reverence of rap and hip hop with The Wack Album.


Thursday, October 14 2010

'Saturday Night Live: The Best of Eddie Murphy' Brings on Bursts of Genius

The umpteenth rerelease of Eddie Murphy's best SNL skits is still pure comedy gold.


Tuesday, July 27 2010

'Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell' -- Inching Toward Potential

Despite their longevity, the SNL home video producers have never quite taken full advantage of the of the DVD format.


Wednesday, July 14 2010

'Saturday Night Live: The Best of Tracy Morgan' Does Nothing to Alleviate Some Fears About Morgan

This collection showcases an outdated show's attempts to effectively utilize a "crazy black guy" to produce laughs, and proves that 30 Rock is far more suitable for the task.


Blogs

Thursday, June 17 2010

Wait, Wait, Wait… Betty White Is Old…AND She Can Act?

Television viewers root for performers like Gabourey Sidibe and Betty White, of course. How could they not? And that is the point. They can’t not root for them, even if "rooting" for a performer gets in the way of being entertained.


Wednesday, February 24 2010

Upcoming SNL offshoot, Macgruber -- The Movie! (trailer)

Will Forte is at it again with his Saturday Night Live MacGyver parody MacGruber, only this time he is bringing his ineptitude to the big


News

Wednesday, May 19 2010

'SNL'/ 'MacGruber' star Will Forte is a soldier of fortune

Will Forte has learned that life can deliver you to some pretty weird and unexpected places. When the "Saturday Night Live" star appeared in the


Monday, May 3 2010

Live from New York! It's ... Betty White!

MINNEAPOLIS — If any state had the right to claim Betty White as its Beloved Elder, it would be Minnesota. She played one of us in


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