Robert Downer Jr. Talks Saturday Night Live

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, watch as Robert Downey Jr. recalls his time on Saturday Night Live, remembering some embarrassing sketches he was in during one of the show’s worst periods. Plus, check out franchise end credits for the Harry Potter film series in the style of Avengers: Endgame, and see Awkwafina play Six Degrees of Separation. Read More »

Shane Gillis Fired from Saturday Night Live

When Saturday Night Live hired three new cast members this year, executive producer Lorne Michaels was initially praised for hiring the first Asian cast member Bowen Yang and adding Chloe Fineman to the show’s roster of women. The third hire, Shane Gillis, co-hosted Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast and an episode in which he used racist and homophobic slurs emerged, leading Michaels to fire Gillis.

NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Telegdy addressed the Television Critics Association on Saturday, January 11. Asked if he’s had conversations with Michaels about the vetting process, Telegdy addressed the issue and talked about how this kind of process works and how to proceed in the future. Read More »

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me - Movie Injuries

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, listen as an emergency physician analyzes injuries in movies like John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Titanic, Casino Royale, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and more. Plus, each type of starfighter from the Star Wars franchise is explained by Lucasfilm experts, and Saturday Night Live cast members Beck Bennett and Kyle Mooney participate in a fan Q&A session. Read More »

Movie Tattoos

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, a tattoo artist takes a look at some prominent tattoos on characters in movies like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Hangover Part II, Blade, and more in order to determine whether they truly look authentic. Plus, take a look back at the animated series Jackie Chan Adventures, and see how Saturday Night Live made the Joker parody focusing on Oscar the Grouch. Read More »

Brie Larson's Elf on a Shelf

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this Christmas edition, Captain Marvel star Brie Larson becomes an Elf on a Shelf to help deal with some of those pesky holiday problems that bug everyone each year. Plus, the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team partakes in their annual tradition of recreating a movie trailer, this time giving us The Santa Clause. Finally, Jumanji: The Next Level stars Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart give audiences a holiday surprise, and Saturday Night Live delivers 12 minutes of an original Christmas song. Read More »

Eddie Murphy Hosted Saturday Night Live

For the first time in 35 years, Eddie Murphy returned to host Saturday Night Live. Since this was also the Christmas episode, the pressure was on for this to truly be a television event. Thankfully, Eddie Murphy didn’t disappoint, and he brought a bunch of his friends with him, not to mention the cavalcade of guest stars that’s been popping up for the Democratic debate spoofing. The result was not only the best episode of the season, but one of the best episodes in recent memory.

Let’s run through the best and worst sketches of the Eddie Murphy hosted Saturday Night Live. Read More »

Scarlett Johansson Hosted Saturday Night Live

Though the full-on Christmas episode of Saturday Night Live won’t arrive until next weekend when Eddie Murphy makes his highly anticipated return to Studio 8H, this episode with host Scarlett Johansson was rather festive on its own. There were plenty of Christmas sketches to behold, and two of them were easily the best of the night. Otherwise, there was a little too much middling comedy tackling political topics, a poor retread of a previous sketch, and a major technical gaffe. See what we’re talking about by looking at the best and worst sketches from the Scarlett Johansson hosted Saturday Night Live. Read More »

VFX Artists React to X-Men Days of Future Past

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, the VFX artists at Corridor Crew take a look at scenes from X-Men: Days of Future Past, Edge of Tomorrow, Swordfish, and more. Plus, check out nearly five dozen Easter eggs and references from the third episode of The Mandalorian, and check out a fan Q&A session with Saturday Night Live cast members Kenan Thompson and Chris Redd. Read More »

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Scene

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood director Marielle Heller breaks down a scene from the movie about children’s television personality Fred Rogers, played by Tom Hanks. Plus, a prop maker and historian fact check the weaponry used in movies and television like Gladiator and Game of Thrones, and Will Ferrell gives an informative tour of the Saturday Night Live studio in Rockefeller Center. Read More »

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Will Ferrell Hosted Saturday Night Live

Will Ferrell returning to Saturday Night Live to host the show for his fifth time. Usually that’s a big deal, but it’s not always depicted in sketch form on the show, and unfortunately this was one of those times where they glossed over it. But in the end Will Ferrell still had a blast being back on the show, and he got a little help from Ryan Reynolds as a surprise guest star, along with several familiar faces making one of the most star-studded political debate sketches in recent memory. How was the rest of the episode? Find out as we run through the best and worst sketches from the Will Ferrell hosted Saturday Night Live.

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