Isle of Dogs Featurette

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, find out how the weather and other elements were created in the stop-motion animated canine adventure Isle of Dogs. Plus, learn how the beloved Saturday Night Live character Stefon was created, and check out some confessions from Stephen Colbert and Cookie Monster. Read More »

After writing for Saturday Night Live from 2008 to 2013, comedian John Mulaney returned to Studio 8H as one of the rare hosts who had only written on the sketch series rather than being a full fledged cast member. Due to his time spent on SNL, Mulaney had no problem with some of the issues that first-time hosts can struggle with, such as performing live, reading cue cards and hitting marks, but it wasn’t exactly smooth sailing.

Even though John Mulaney knew exactly what he was doing, that doesn’t mean the show was without hiccups here and there. Like any regular episode of SNL, there were good sketches, and there were bad sketches, but the former were so disappointing simply because of the potential by having Mulaney as host. Mulaney’s awkwardly charming personality helps elevate some of the sketches, but otherwise, this felt like a mostly middling episode in the laughs department.

Let’s run through the best and worst sketches from the John Mulaney hosted Saturday Night Live. Read More »

Chadwick Boseman Hosted Saturday Night Live

Whenever anyone says Saturday Night Live isn’t funny anymore, it’s because they tuned in on a night when the writers and cast didn’t come together for a good episode, and they used that as a judgment for the entire series. And anyone who tuned into this weekend’s episode with Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman hosting for the first time certainly got fuel for that misguided fire.

Chadwick Boseman did a decent enough job hosting the show, but overall this was a supremely disappointing episode, especially in the second half after Weekend Update. After that, the show completely went off the rails and could barely muster a chuckle in some of the worst sketches I’ve seen in a long time. So where did SNL go wrong this weekend? Find out as we recap the best and worst sketches in the Chadwick Boseman hosted Saturday Night Live.

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Ready Player One Video Game References

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, Ready Player One writer Ernest Cline explains every video game reference used in his book, including many that made it into the movie. Plus, see how one fan of the 1990s animated series Gargoyles took it upon himself to create a live-action fan film, and learn about the development and execution of the live musical performances on Saturday Night Live. Read More »

John Mulaney Hosting Saturday Night Live

Earlier this month, Saturday Night Live closed out a trio of shows with a bang thanks to the comedic talents of former cast member Bill Hader taking on hosting duties for a second time. But next month, one of SNL’s former writers who was never officially a cast member will be taking the stage as host, which is a very rare occurrence in Studio 8H.

John Mulaney, who has a new stand-up special coming to Netflix in May, will make a return to Saturday Night Live to host for the first time. Funnily enough, Mulaney just made an appearance on SNL when Bill Hader brought back Stefon to Weekend Update, a character they both created during their tenure on the sketch series. Read More »

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Chadwick Boseman hosting Saturday Night Live

The king of Wakanda is coming to Studio 8H. On this weekend’s episode of Saturday Night Live, NBC announced that Chadwick Boseman, the star of Marvel Studios’ mega-hit Black Panther, is going to host the live sketch show for the first time on April 7, 2018. Read on to find out who will be joining as that episode’s musical guest.
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Saturday Night Live Jurassic Park Audition

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park, and this past weekend, Saturday Night Live celebrated by uncovering a collection of never-before-seen auditions from a slew of talents back in 1992. Of course, these auditions feature talented cast members like Kate McKinnon, Pete Davidson, Leslie Jones, Mikey Day, Alex Moffat, Kenan Thompson and host Bill Hader merely putting on their (mostly) best impressions of famous faces from 1992.

This collection of Saturday Night Live Jurassic Park auditions features a surprising number of names with hilarious impressions bringing them to life. They include Alan Alda, Jodie Foster, Hugh Grant, Wesley Snipes, Al Pacino, Whoopi Goldberg and even Sinbad. But there are plenty more names you wouldn’t be expecting in a blockbuster movie like this, which is part of what makes this so damn funny. Read More »

Bill Hader Hosted Saturday Night Live

Last night Saturday Night Live alum Bill Hader returned to his old stomping grounds to host the late night sketch series for the second time. Not only does he have a new show on HBO to promote (and apparently it’s pretty damn good), but his return to Studio 8H made it feel like he never left. Not only did Hader reprise a couple of his fan favorite characters, but there were a few outstanding cameos along with them, not to mention the fact that this was the best episode of the season.

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

Beetlejuice - Cartoons Based on Movies

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, count down some of the best animated shows that were based on movies that came before them. Plus, watch as director Ava DuVernay narrates a scene from the fantasy adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time, and listen to the story Bill Hader has about getting kicked out of Kate McKinnon‘s audition for Saturday Night Live. Read More »

Sterling K. Brown Hosted Saturday Night Live

There couldn’t be a better time for Sterling K. Brown to host Saturday Night Live. Aside from the fact that this NBC series This Is Us is at the height of its popularity, he also has a small role in the blockbuster giant Black Panther. Both were ripe for lampooning in the latest episode of Saturday Night Live where the award-winning actor made his hosting debut. So how did Brown fare for this first time on the live sketch comedy scene?

Let’s run through the best and worst sketches from the Sterling K. Brown hosted Saturday Night Live.

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