Lost Saturday Night Live Sketch: Casual Friday On The Death Star

One of the biggest blockbusters of the summer, Solo: A Star Wars Story, hits theaters today. To mark the release of the second Star Wars standalone movie, The Flat Circle is traveling to a Saturday Night Live episode from a long time ago in a sketch that never made it to air: “Casual Friday On The Death Star.”

What Saturday Night Live’s Finale Says About SNL’s Trump Problem

Saturday Night Live closed out their forty-third season last night. The episode, which was hosted by Tina Fey and featured Nicki Minaj as the musical guest, was emblematic of the variety show’s entire season. The SNL finale placed politics and cameos in the forefront of its show for yet another episode. They doubled-down on mediocre material that was a desperate attempt to put a lasting political stamp on the season. It was almost as if SNL was openly admitting that they cannot help themselves: they have a Trump problem

SNL’s Super Sketch Revolutionary War

Saturday Night Live perfectly preempted the Super Bowl last night. The show brought back two alums for the historical sketch Revolutionary War. Rachel Dratch and Tina Fey returned to rep their hometowns. The result was an epic New England-Philadelphia throw down. Set in 1775, the sketch followed a celebration of the Battle of Bunker Hill. Dratch, who... Continue Reading →

Too Much Politics Is Ruining SNL

The 2017-18 run of Saturday Night Live is not special. This is surprising given their talented cast and hosts, but nearly every show is a letdown. NBC’s sketch comedy series is too reliant on politics as the linchpin of each show. After 43 seasons it might be time to tap the breaks on politics and place an emphasis on creating good sketches.

Saturday Night Live Finally Finds Its Comedy Groove With Tiffany Haddish

Before Tiffany Haddish walked onstage for her groundbreaking monologuelast night, the first four episodes of the forty-third season of Saturday Night Live had been mostly forgettable. Episodes hosted by Ryan Gosling, Gal Gadot, Kumail Nanjiani, and Larry David had been lifeless, weird, or just not funny. A breakout star of the 2017 summer comedy Girls... Continue Reading →

Saturday Night Light Live Ends Strong Season 42 As A Show In Transition

Saturday Night Light Live began its forty-second season with the surest bet in television. The show's most dynamic cast member, Kate McKinnon, was poised to play the next president and Alec Baldwin would briefly lampoon Donald Trump during the election cycle. Instead, McKinnon's Hillary impression has been mothballed and Baldwin is suddenly the most popular actor... Continue Reading →

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