With only a few hours to go up moon knight Star Oscar Isaac and musical guest Charlie XCX take to the stages of Studio 8H for tonight’s new episode of NBC Saturday Night Live, the promotional machine is in neutral, so we like to spend Saturday afternoons watching the SNL universe. And this time we come back with You better call Saul Star Bob Odenkerk, who stopped at SiriusXM The Howard Stern Show to promote his new autobiography Comedy, Comedy, Comedy, Drama. Now, the last time we checked in with Odenkirk (an SNL writer from episodes 1987-1995/129 and occasionally appearing on camera) he was killing us with his story about the action movie star Steven Seagal hosting in April 1991 and how Seagal would again be banned from hosting SNL by the series creator Lorne Michaels. This time the conversation turned heartbreaking as Odenkirk opened up about his late friend, SNL cast member and movie actor. Chris Farley. And while many of you reading this will begin to recall any number of Farley sketches or films at the mention of his name, Odenkirk explained why he hopes the patrick swayze-The co-starring “Chippendales” skit is not one of them.
By now most of you are familiar with the sketch we are talking about. It was during the Swayze-hosted (with musical guest Mariah Carey) October 27, 1990 episode where Swayze and Farley played competing dancers vying for the last spot on the Chippendales roster. Throughout SNL history and lore, Farley was on shaky ground when it came to his SNL future, but it would be this sketch that many would consider the one that sent his career into the stratosphere before his untimely death in 1997 at the age of 33 (the same age his idol John Belushi was when he died). But as Odenkirk explains, the reason he hates this sketch is that it fueled all the insecurities Farley already had about himself and his appearance. And while others might argue viewers found the “overall concept” funny, Odenkirk sees it as viewers poking fun at Farley’s weight and making his physical appearance the butt of a truly cheap and gruesome joke. Here’s a look at Odenkirk further explaining why he’ll never be a fan of Farley’s “Chippendales” skit and sharing a heartbreaking story from his last time with the comedian:
In the first of this week’s on-set promos, the SNL star (and the greatest “Beerhat Subway Jesus” to ever take the stage) Aidey Bryant wants to know if Isaac and Charli XCX want to practice their kiss scene with her. Although it seems to be more “improv” than “in script”. Following this, Isaac and Bryant insult every person on the planet with a British accent as they seek to honor Charli XCX with takes that sound like angry, stroked chimney sweeps:
Now here’s a look at Isaac in the middle of this week’s reading, followed by what we’ve been treated to this week so far:
And here’s a throwback to the official welcome teaser for Isaac and Charli XCX. And don’t forget that on March 12, Zoe Kravitz (The Batman) goes on the main stage of Studio 8H to animate, with a musical guest Rosalia join Kravitz:
On a backstage tour of SNL’s show night with CBS Matinees host Gayle King for his honor at the Kennedy Center before the end of the year, Saturday Night Live Creator Lorne Michaels revealed that he had thought about retiring and thought it was “a really good time to go”. But above all, his commitment is to see the show reach that milestone. “I think I’m committed to doing this show until its 50th anniversary, which is three years from now. I’d like to go all the way, and I feel like that would be a very good time to go,” Michaels explained. . “I don’t want the show to be bad. I care too much about it. It’s my life’s work. So I’m going to do whatever I can to keep it going and going well,” he said. he continued. And while Michaels hated to discuss the details of something that wouldn’t happen for three years, he admitted when it came to who would take on the next role that they had “an idea of where we’re going with this. “.
NBC Saturday Night Live The Season 47 cast includes Aidy Bryant, Michael Che, Pete Davidson, Mikey Day, Chloe FinemanHeidi Gardner, Colin Jost, Kate McKinnon, Alex Moffat, Kyle Mooney, Ego Nwodim, Chris Redd, Cecily Strong, Kenan Thompson, Melissa Villasenor, and Bowen Yang; star players include returning Andrew Dismukes and Punkie Johnsonas well as new players Aristotle Athari (Future man, all rise)James Austin Johnson (Silicon Valley), and Sarah Sherman (The Eric André show).