Celebrity birthdays, what we’ve been watching and a tribute to Alex Trebek.
Ryan, Adam, Matt and Mitch are all in studio for the very first time! This episode has a little bit of everything: A reading from The Godfather, trilogy talk, scummy Skip banter, birthday riddles and MORE!
This week’s Movie Club focuses on ‘El Dorado.’ Next week’s movie will be ‘Young Frankenstein.’ Call 401-285-8120 to leave us a voicemail with a comment, question, or observation and we will play it on an episode.
— Donie O’Sullivan (@donie) May 12, 2017
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Melissa McCarthy is hosting SNL this weekend, and it looks like we have at least one sketch to look forward to where she’ll be performing her spot on Sean Spicer impression. The one in the videos above will be a pre taped sketch, so it remains to be seen how many live sketches we’ll get with Spicer. The makeup process for the transformation has to be crazy, so I can’t imagine SNL would be able to get her ready during a commercial break. McCarthy is so great at sketch comedy that I know it’ll be a wonderful episode no matter what the content is, but a few timely Spicer burns are always fun to watch.
Even if you didn’t watch Saturday’s SNL, chances are you’ve heard about this sketch. Melissa McCarthy surprisingly showed up to play Press Secretary Sean Spicer and blew the roof off of 8H. You had everything here for a great sketch: a fearless comedian, McCarthy somehow looking EXACTLY like Spicer and tons of information to work with. I loved the minute details, like McCarthy shoveling gum in her mouth, which happens to be a very real habit of Spicer’s. I loved how she argued with the reporters over labeling the Executive Order a ban, another real thing that is continuing to happen between Trump’s administration and the press. Finally, just when you thought the sketch was winding down, McCarthy brought out the visual aids, and the ‘radical moose lambs’ is something that I’m going to enjoy for a very long time. This is SNL at it’s best.
Tom Hanks stopped by SNL this past weekend and was predictably wonderful. If you haven’t seen the episode yet, you should do that right now. The third and final debate, Tom Hanks’ monologue, Leslie Jones on Weekend Update, jealous Scully, David S. Pumpkins! There wasn’t a bad sketch, but my favorite one by default was ‘A Girl’s Halloween’. I spent Halloween in my late teens and early 20’s on college campuses, and this sketch was basically what I lived through. It starts off innocent enough, but you know by the end of the night you’re going to be eating pizza off the floor.