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Question: What is up with Saturday Night Live? Who are all these people?? There are so many people in the cast that I simply can't connect to them. Back when SNL started, the Not Ready For Prime Time Players was a cast of 7 and you really "knew" them. You knew their characters, their skits, you looked forward to Roseanne Roseannadanna and Belushi's Samurai. Now with a cast of thousands (it seems), no one really cares. I, like so many others, watch the opening, fast-forward to the musical guest (maybe), watch the news, then erase. The best thing the PTB could do would be to trim the cast, keep the ones we really like (Wiig, Kenan, Samberg, Hader, Meyers) and start writing for them, not just writing to fill the time. — Deb

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Zach Galifianakis Hangs Over Saturday Night Live

Zach Galifianakis

Burly, bearded Zach Galifianakis began his Saturday Light Live monologue with some one-liners and impressions that included "the guy from Queens who's obsessed with cargo shorts," and ended up dressed like Little Orphan Annie singing "Tomorrow" with a complement of scrawled messages a la an old Bob Dylan video.

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Cheers & Jeers: Miley Cyrus on SNL — The Best of Both Worlds

Miley Cyrus

Cheers to Saturday Night Live for getting the most out of guest host Miley Cyrus.

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Despite her dual role on Hannah Montana, she's not the world's most versatile actress — that's one of the running gags in SNL's "Miley Cyrus Show" sketch, with Vanessa Bayer as the always overly effusive pop star. So NBC's venerable skitcom carefully cast her in roles she could handle: herself (defending her reputation in a self-aware opening number, "Sorry That I'm Not Perfect," teaching kids how to overact for the Disney Channel and stepping in for fellow Disney ...
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Miley Cyrus Answers Her Critics on Saturday Night Live

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus didn't hold back on Saturday Night Live. Whether it was the leaked video showing her smoking salvia or her racy Vanity Fair photo shoot, Cyrus used the evening as an opportunity to mock her "bad deeds."

In The Miley Cyrus Show sketch, the actual Hannah Montana star appeared as a guest — Justin Bieber. Besides poking fun at his frequent winks and his... read more

Matt's Weekend Picks: March 4-6

Kathy Griffin

The Defenders (Friday, 8/7c, CBS)
One week before she begins a limited run on Broadway — and let's hope HBO or somebody records THAT show! — the irrepressible Kathy Griffin goes to Las Vegas in a guest shot on this struggling courtroom drama. She is cast to type as a brash insult comic sued for offending one of her audience victims (What, Joan Rivers was busy?) In the subplot, the son of a hotel owner turns to buddy lawyers Nick and Pete for help after he wakes up to find a casino host strangled in a hot tub. What are the odds he's guilty? ... read more

Grammys Video: Will Miley Cyrus Star in the Sex and the City Prequel?

Miley Cyrus

Wondering what the real Miley Cyrus thinks of Saturday Night Live's "Miley Cyrus Show" sketch, in which Vanessa Bayer spoofs the teen pop star? "It's pretty cool," Cyrus jokes to TV Guide Network's Chris Harrison on the Grammys red carpet. "It's hilarious ... I'm obsessed with it and think it's so funny."

Plus: Cyrus clears up those rumors about playing the young Carrie Bradshaw in a Sex In the City prequel.

Watch the full interview after the jump.

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Pretty Cool? Miley Cyrus to Host Saturday Night Live

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus will host Saturday Night Live for the first time on March 5, People reports.

Miley Cyrus, Big Time Rush and Bieber lead Kids' Choice Awards nominations

The 18-year-old singer-actress, who recently completed the film So Undercover, will focus solely on ... read more

Jeff Bridges Takes on The Dude Comparisons on SNL

Jeff Bridges

Jeff Bridges returned to host Saturday Night Live, noting it was the first time since 1983. Bridges, who received a SAG nomination for his performance in the latest Coen brothers movie, True Grit, used the monologue to poke fun at his role in an earlier Coen brothers film: The Dude, from The Big Lebowski.

Though Bridges denied any similarities, even the Cookie Monster from Sesame Street joined him on stage and called him The Dude. Bridges and the Cookie Monster — who had... read more

De Niro in Drag for Saturday Night Live

Robert De Niro

During his hosting gig on Saturday Night Live, two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro got laughs by dressing in drag and grinding with Diddy. In the sketch, De Niro plays the mother of up-and-coming "rapper" known as ... read more

What Did You Think of Anne Hathaway on SNL's Thanksgiving Show?

Anne Hathaway

Hosting Saturday Night Live's Thanksgiving show, Anne Hathaway took on several celebrity impressions, including Katie Holmes in the first sketch. Hathaway appeared as Holmes alongside Vanessa Bayer's now recurring take on Miley Cyrus. ...

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