Eddie Murphy Revives ‘Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood’ to Lampoon Gentrification

Posted December 26, 2019 at 5:05 am

Saturday night was a watershed moment in late-night television. Eddie Murphy returned to SNL for the first time in decades. As host. In so doing, many of his iconic characters also returned, including Gumby and Mr. Robinson’s Neighborhood. The latter being a riff on Mr. Rogers in the low-income Harlem of the 1980s. Well, this […]

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SNL’s Pete Davidson Got a Hillary Clinton Tattoo at Bowery Ink Shop

Posted December 20, 2017 at 5:16 am

Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson got a tattoo last Friday of former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The ink came courtesy of relative Bowery newcomer, No Idols Tattoo. Accompanying the Instagram photo of the ink job, Davidson noted that the “tattoo of [his] hero” was meant to be a Christmas gift for Clinton. “Thanks […]

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Katz’s Deli Sketch on SNL Lampoons Famous ‘When Harry Met Sally’ Orgasm Scene [VIDEO]

Posted October 5, 2015 at 8:51 am

Saturday night saw the premiere of Saturday Night Live, thus lifting the curtain on the forty-first season. One sketch in particular stands apart. A sketch centered at Katz’s Deli, the Lower East Side institution that often figures prominently in the open credit roll. Three of the female lead actresses – Vanessa Bayer, Leslie Jones, and […]

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SNL Lampoons Subway Breakdancers with ‘Matchbox 3’ Sketch [VIDEO]

Posted November 25, 2013 at 11:00 am

This past weekend, Saturday Night Live lampooned those dreaded in-car subway performers with a sketch about the fictional Matchbox 20 3 breakdancing crew (Kid Float, Amir, Lil’ Peanut). Every nuance of these panhandlers was addressed in the bit, including the “ladies and gentlemen” intro, crowded commuting conditions, and interaction with the competition (mariaches, accordion players, […]

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Stefon and Ian Rubbish Bid Farewell to SNL in Style [VIDEO]

Posted May 20, 2013 at 10:02 am

Bill Hader and Fred Armisen are no longer part of the Saturday night lineup. Their SNL tenures are now completed, but not without a great sendoff. During this week’s finale, Stefon finally saw his dream realized by marrying Seth Meyers (who will himself leave next season for Late Night) in the vein of The Graduate and […]

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10 Classic Bill Hader Sketches on SNL [VIDEO]

Last modified May 15, 2013 at 11:36 am

Bill Hader is leaving SNL after eight seasons on the show, according to the New York Times. One of our favorite “not-ready-for-prime-time players” of recent memory, the man will most certainly be missed. Loved seeing his impersonations of James Carville, Lindsay Buckingham, and, of course, Stefon. To celebrate his tenure on the show, we’ve handpicked […]

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Fred Armisen’s Ian Rubbish and the Bizzaros Drop ‘Best of’ EP

Posted May 2, 2013 at 6:20 am

Remember that awesome punk rockumentary that paid homage to the Iron Lady we mentioned a little while back? Well, here’s some good news for people who love good news.

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SNL Spoofs ‘The History of Punk’ with Ian Rubbish and the Bizzaros [VIDEO]

Posted April 15, 2013 at 6:40 am

The award for best sketch on this week’s Saturday Night Live definitely goes to Fred Armisen for throwing together a punk rock spoof – “The History of Punk.”

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Daft Punk Reveals More of “Get Lucky” with Pharrell and Nile Rodgers

Last modified April 15, 2013 at 11:57 am

When Daft Punk released its first teaser trailer for Random Access Memories during SNL last month, we were easily baited. Hook, line, and sinker.

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Daft Punk Billboard on the Bowery

Posted March 25, 2013 at 10:23 am

During the latter half of Saturday Night Live a few weeks ago, viewers were teased with a fifteen-second spot for a new Daft Punk record. The ambiguous advert, which featured the band logo sandwiched between a twin-faced space helmet, caused a seismic response from all corners of the internet. A brilliant way to announce an […]

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