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Is it all Jimmy Fallon?: SNL Cast Breaking Compilation

Anyone who knows me knows that I love Saturday Night Live. They also know that I claim to have started Scientology (but that’s a story for a different day). Anywho, one of the great moments in any SNL season is when a cast member genuinely breaks in a sketch. For those of you who don’t know the term “break”, it means to break character, but more simply put, it means you laugh. Lorne Michaels (creator and producer of SNL) is known for not enjoying breaking as he thinks it’s a cheap way to get laughs and cast members know this, so when they break, it usually is pretty organic and genuine. With that said, some fan has put together a great couple of video compilations of SNL cast members breaking. It is a good mix of old and more recent sketches. Full disclosure, if you haven’t seen the sketches, these breaks may not be as funny out of context, but for big fans of the show (I think there is about 6 of us left), …

Throwback Thursdays! “The Heat is On” by Glenn Frey

Seriously another death of a rock icon? This is getting out of hand here. I mean Glenn Frey! He did everything, Miami Vice, The Eagles….Miami Vice… Interesting personal facts about me with regards to Glenn Frey. ‘The Heat Is On’ is the first song I ever remember hearing in  my life (not a bad way to kick off my cognizant memory). I think I was 3 or 4 years old.  I had no idea who sang this song until one of my all-time favorite SNL sketches called “The H is O” aired. It’s pretty great. Check it out. RIP Glenn Frey, to me The “H” will always be “O”.

Wow ‘Lazy Sunday’ was 10 years ago

Saturday Night Live has been my favorite show for as long as I can remember. It was a Saturday night staple for me. Even if I went out for the night, I would record SNL so I didn’t miss a thing. 10 years ago (which really blows my mind yet at the same time seems about right), I stayed in and watched Saturday Night Live and magic happened. I don’t remember anything else about the episode except for an amazing sketch titled ‘Lazy Sunday’. In short, it was Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell rapping about how they are going to see the movie The Chronicles of Narnia. On paper, it seems kind of funny but watching it blew my mind! I couldn’t believe how funny it was but probably the most amazing part was that the song itself was actually pretty good on it’s own. One of my roommates who stayed in that night happened to be watching SNL in his room. As soon as ‘Lazy Sunday’ aired, he came bursting into my room and …

What Could Have Been: Chris Farley as Shrek

Well, turns out when Mike Myers wasn’t happy with his first attempt at Shrek and made Dream Works completely re-record it in another voice it wasn’t the first time. In fact, they had already gone through the process with a completely different actor. That actor? Why none other than the late Chris Farley. Farley sadly passed away before the movie could be close to completion which resulted in the re-casting of the role with Mike Myers. Ever wonder what Chris Farley’s Shrek might have sounded like? Here’s a hint, it sounds just like Chris Farley. Enjoy.