After finally winning over the crucial urban demographic last week with Charles Barkley and Alicia Keys as host and musical guest, Saturday Night Live promptly disenfranchises their new audience with an episode as white as the cocaine SNL was founded on. Sigourney Weaver and the Ting Tings reprise the roles made blacker by Barkley and Keys, respectively.
I’m not saying this episode won’t be funny. I AM saying, if it is funny, the world we know is no more. Up is down, black is white. And I don’t want to live in a world where Sigourney Weaver is black. I have too much love for hip-hop.
If you’re in Portland, Oregon this weekend go catch a screening of MYSTERY TEAM, featuring members of DERRICK at all the weekend showings!
My name is Ben and I blogged this and Char titled it.
Best sketch of 2010. Sure, I know we’re only like ten days in, but sometimes you have a breakfast so great you don’t crave lunch or dinner.
Sir Charles, I now see why you were knighted.
“You shouldn’t be looking at kids, Reg.”
My Name is Ben and I blogged this.
2010 is off to a pretty great start. I can already envision a few classic Ben catastrophes brewing and couldn’t be more excited for them. Past Ben catastrophes have been known to shit their pants in K-Marts and dangle off cliffs by their fingertips. Really, they’re a pretty damn good time for everyone.
Speaking of pretty damn good times, SNL returns this weekend for the first show of 2010. I know, as kids we all thought SNL would be live in 3-D from the moon by now, with host Martianface McFlyingcar and musical guest Wyld Stallyns. Well, that hasn’t happened yet. Saturday Night Live is still filmed live in 2-D at Studio 8A in 30 Rockefeller Center. The host is still almost always a human being. And the musical guest is almost always a band that actually exists. Just like it has been for the last 35 years.
Sometimes it’s fun to note how much things have changed, other times it’s nice to revel in how much they’ve stayed the same. In a tradition established at this blog, here is the preview for tomorrow night’s episode with Charles Barkley and Alicia Keys.
Charles Barkley, y’all! This could be one of those wonderful catastrophes I was talking about!
My name is Ben and I blogged this.