Tag: Saturday Night Live

Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… The Third Heartbreaker: Tom Petty and the Trolls

A generation of the "raised right" clearly know nothing of civility. ...

Comedy, Popdose Flashback

Popdose Flashback: The Comedy Albums of Albert Brooks

Albert Brooks made two comedy albums in the '70s. Both have stood the test of time....

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: “Trainwreck”

Amy Schumer and Bill Hader are a perfect match in the Schumer/Judd Apatow film, "Trainwreck."...

Television, The Three Strike Rule, TV on DVD

The Three Strike Rule: “The Great American Dream Machine”

A new DVD release introduces this groundbreaking series to a new generation....

Film, Film Reviews

Film Review: “Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon”

National Lampoon: Drunk, Stoned, Brilliant, Dead is the no-bullshit story of the most influential humor magazine to ever exist. ...

A Fan's Notes, Film Reviews, Music

A Fan’s Notes: “Love & Mercy”

The new film about Brian Wilson is a triumph...


“The Big Get” And The Jon Stewart Loss

In an era where news needs to please political guests, the only current unchained commentator is heading for the door. Will his replacement...

Books, Legendary

Legendary: Chapter 34

The final chapter of Legendary features a drive through town, a trip to the grocery store, and a perfect ending to a long and crazy day....

Books, Legendary

Legendary: Chapter 33

Brian returns to Eric's house and finally tells Allison his true feelings....

Music, Songs That Kill

Songs That Kill: Des’ree, “You Gotta Be”

You gotta be...kidding me....

Television, TV on DVD

TV on DVD: “The Best of Fridays”

youtube width=”602″ height=”350″ video_id=”wHV1ZcTVK40″ Everyone knows a few particular things about...

Film, Popdose Flashback

Popdose Flashback 1973: We Love (John) Candy

The Popdose Staff uses the event of being an extra to extol the virtues of John Candy....

Music, Popular Culture, You're Dead to Us

You’re Dead to Us: Medleys

In which we look at once common curiosities of pop culture that don’t exist anymore, be it because of changing tastes, the fragmentation...


Justin Timberlake on SNL: Must-See TV

Alright, Timberlake. I'm sold....

Television, TV on DVD

DVD Review: “Steve Martin: The Television Stuff”

The target audience for the new Steve Martin box set will remember a time when “on-demand” meant tuning into a television program at...


In Case You Missed It: Frank Ocean On “SNL”

I didn’t catch all of last night’s “SNL” episode, but I did get home in time to catch both Frank Ocean...

Mindy Kaling and Rachel Dratch

Books, Bookshelf

Bookshelf: Mindy Kaling, Rachel Dratch in Print — Funny in a Good Sense

We pop-culture watchers have an annoying habit of letting ourselves believe women have it better in the entertainment biz than they...

Music, Popdose Secret Single

Popdose’s Super Secret Saturday Secret Single: Mason Williams, “Classical Gas”

Popdose's Secret Single presents a true American classic; nehru jackets sold separately....

Foster the People


Foster the People Perform on “Saturday Night Live” with Kenny G

If 2011 wasn’t officially the year of the post-ironic sax solo before, it definitely is now. Foster the People were the musical...


Books, Kirkus Reviews, Popdose

Popdose at Kirkus Reviews: Top 10 Favorite Tina Fey Moments

Taking a look back at 10 Tina moments that helped Ms. Fey earn the book deal that brought us "Bossypants."...


Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Gunnar Nelson

Gunnar and Matthew Nelson have been forced to live without your love and affection for almost 20 years. Now, Nelson returns with a new...


Basement Songs: 52 Saturday Nights, Film

Basement Songs: “Groundhog Day”

Scott Malchus looks back again (and again) at the Bill Murray classic Groundhog Day....


Listmania, Television

Listmania: Popdose’s Favorite “SNL” Sketches

The Popdose Staff reminisces about 15 of its favorite sketches from the past 35 years of Saturday Night Live....


Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: Live from New York, it’s “30 Rock!”

30 Rock went back to its Saturday Night Live roots for a live broadcast. Scott Malchus takes a look at everything that went right for the...


Soccer, Sports

World Cup: Matchday 18 Recap and Matchday 19 Previews

Netherlands 2-1 Slovakia After all of yesterday’s drama, this game was bound to be a return to what we expect in the group stage: a...


Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Paul Shaffer

More than just the guy who plays keyboards for David Letterman, Paul Shaffer is really one of the more underrated musical icons of the last...


Music, One Day in Your Life

One Day in Your Life: May 20, 1989

May 20, 1989, is a Saturday. It’s the last day of National Osteoporosis Prevention Week. Pro-democracy protests continue in...


Basement Songs, Music

Basement Songs: The B-52’s, “Rock Lobster”

On a warm spring afternoon, with my school bag swung over my shoulder, I took a leisurely walk home from Forest Elementary School,...


Music, One Day in Your Life

One Day in Your Life: March 18, 1978

March 18, 1978, is a Saturday. Deposed Pakistani prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Before...


Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On… Fakes!

So I had a great idea. An entire post about fake rock bands — groups made up for your cinematic pleasure that, in spite of not...