Tuesday, February 17, 2015

"SNL" comedy: SNarLey Hebdo turns 40 (video)

(Saturday Night Live/NBC) SNL 40th Anniversary Special 30 sec. promo; watch show below.
(World Wilde TV/USA Today) Top 10 Best Moments: "Saturday Night Live" 40th Anniv. Special
(Happen Today) Celebrity Jeopardy SNL 40th Anniversary with Will Ferrell and Justin Bieber.
Saturday Night Live celebrated 40 years of American satire on network TV with a live special. It played on Sunday, Feb. 15 at 8:00 pm ET to a record audience for the long-running sketch comedy show, our own televised version of the French Charlie Weekly (Hebdo). 
  • satire: noun 1. the use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, hypocrisy, lies, etc. Origin: Latin, 1500-1510, satira, variant of satura medley, perhaps feminine derivative of satur sated (see saturate). Can be confused with burlesque, caricature, cartoon, parody. (See synonym study at burlesque).
All-Star "Celebrity Jeopardy" sketch from SNL 40th Anniversary
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Sean Connery, Justin Bieber, Tony Bennett, and "Turd Ferguson." -- Of all the franchise sketches to reappear on SNL 40 Sunday night, "Celebrity Jeopardy" may have been the best. There was Will Ferrell in a bad suit and even worse tie as perpetually pissed-off Alex Trebek. There was Darrell Hammond as (a slightly fleshier) Sean Connery, taunting Trebek from the first scene. There was Alec Baldwin nailing Tony Bennett. Kate McKinnon and Jim Carrey perfected their already-stellar impressions of Justin Bieber and Matthew McConaughey, respectively. And then Norm MacDonald steamrolled in as Burt Reynolds/Turd Ferguson, big hat and all. More
(SNL) Jimminy Glick and Mrs. JayZ (Marty and "Beyoncé"), SNL 40th Anniversary Special

Martin Short and BeyoncĂ© (played by Maya Rudolph) reminisce about SNL's musical acts with help from Garth and Kat (Fred Armisen, Kristen Wiig), Marty and Bobbi Culp (Will Ferrell, Ana Gasteyer), Opera Man (Adam Sandler), King Tut (Steve Martin), and The Blues Brothers (Jim Belushi, Dan Aykroyd). More SNL 40th Anniversary Special 

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