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i just remembered that horatio sanz existed

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 21:00 (eight years ago) link

Jim Carrey never found a problem he couldn't mug his way out of, up to and including "other people having lines to say"

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 21:01 (eight years ago) link

i just remembered that horatio sanz existed


Ha, have you seen him lately?

http://tv.popcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/horatio-sanz-100-weight-loss.jpg

pplains, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 21:04 (eight years ago) link

julia louis dreyfus most successful post snl career for a woman

balls, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 21:06 (eight years ago) link

I feel like the Fey-Poehler-Dratch-Rudolph-Shannon-Gasteyer-Wiig generation as a whole has been shockingly successful/in the public eye post-SNL compared to previous generations of female cast members (I think Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Jane Curtin were the biggest successes prior, followed by Sarah Silverman, Janeane Garofalo, Laurie Metcalfe and Joan Cusack)

set me on fire RAAAAH (DJP), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 21:07 (eight years ago) link

When was Laurie Metcalf on SNL?

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 21:08 (eight years ago) link

and ana gasteyer is doing well on suburgatory. but yeah wiig definitely breaking new ground. radner saddest case of hollywood and tv having no idea what to do w/ someone after snl.

balls, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 21:08 (eight years ago) link

Laurie Metcalfe was on SNL in 1981

set me on fire RAAAAH (DJP), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 21:09 (eight years ago) link

For one episode!

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 21:11 (eight years ago) link

it was a career-changing moment

set me on fire RAAAAH (DJP), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 21:12 (eight years ago) link

Michaela Watkins has been showing up here and there...the movie Wanderlust and the first episode of this season's Key and Peele (which I think is hilarious).

dan selzer, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 21:12 (eight years ago) link

i loved cheri oteri's pilled-up retiree character

goole, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 21:14 (eight years ago) link

to this day I drive ppl around me crazy by shouting "SIMMA DOWN NAH!" at them

set me on fire RAAAAH (DJP), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 21:14 (eight years ago) link

michaela watkins and casey wilson exits (too old, too fat) maybe most sexist snl moment, way more than janeane garofalo rolling her eyes at frat boys or andrew dice clay hosting

balls, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 21:16 (eight years ago) link

that late '90s cast was definitely the loudest in SNL history -- some of them had moments of brilliance but ferrell and oteri and shannon and breuer and kattan were basically constantly yelling annoyingly

jaz a make wardance (some dude), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 21:16 (eight years ago) link

they weren't really any younger or slimmer when they got hired, though
xp

mizzell, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 21:17 (eight years ago) link

Molly Shannon seems out of place on that list (xp the wiig generation list) - her last season was 2001, all of the others except Gasteyer started 2000 at latest.

Also her latest film is Scary Movie 5, so.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 21:17 (eight years ago) link

well based on how time works she was younger
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congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 21:17 (eight years ago) link

When you start imagining these female assistants to Lorne Michaels, laying around making popcorn and filling up his wine glass, it's surprising that the bad boy network still isn't in play.

pplains, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 21:18 (eight years ago) link

Molly Shannon keeps popping up as a guest star on American TV shows that I watch

set me on fire RAAAAH (DJP), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 21:21 (eight years ago) link

although tbh nothing made me happier than seeing Nora Dunn pop up on Apt 23

set me on fire RAAAAH (DJP), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 21:22 (eight years ago) link

also can we talk for a second about how Cheri Oteri is an unsung genius?

I was surprised, rewatching that '95-'96 season when she & Ferrell, et al. first started, to realize how much I liked her compared to my memory of watching her.

I still lament Gail Matthius's post-SNL obscurity.

Old Lunch, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 21:22 (eight years ago) link

xp It always makes me happy to Nora Dunn and Jan Hooks pop up unexpectedly in current television shows. Victoria Jackson less so (though that doesn't really happen so much).

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 21:44 (eight years ago) link

that late '90s cast was definitely the loudest in SNL history -- some of them had moments of brilliance but ferrell and oteri and shannon and breuer and kattan were basically constantly yelling annoyingly

― jaz a make wardance (some dude), Wednesday, October 3, 2012 5:16 PM (28 minutes ago) Bookmark

otm

turds (Hungry4Ass), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 21:47 (eight years ago) link

Who IS the most unsung SNL castmember ever? Or at least in the post-70s era? I'd say Chris Parnell is way up there (not just for his post-SNL life, but he was fantastically funny while he was on the show).

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 21:49 (eight years ago) link

pat stevens ftw

ticks up my sleeve (brownie), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 21:50 (eight years ago) link

unsung i'm gonna go w/ jan hooks maybe. parnell's a good candidate esp considering he was fired from the show twice, barely on the show period, and yet i can think of as many moments i liked w/ him on the show as a lot of ppl. biggest missed opportunity by the show could be chris rock but really i think that's more his talent not being a good match for a sketch show, it's not like he was great on in living color. ben stiller otoh really is the type of talent that should've flourished on snl though maybe he was too green.

balls, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 22:33 (eight years ago) link

didn't he leave choose to leave? dennis miller's bit on ben's fox show was that he split after learning there was no I in team.

da croupier, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 22:35 (eight years ago) link

tim meadows wasn't really a star but a good steady eddie kinda cast member, i tend to like those types...parnell being another...sudekis is sort of like that but he turned into a sort-of star because he's a little hunkier i guess

farte blanche (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 22:36 (eight years ago) link

jan hooks rules

farte blanche (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 22:37 (eight years ago) link

Defintely.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 22:41 (eight years ago) link

i used to like sudekis but he's getting on my nerves lately.

turds (Hungry4Ass), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 22:43 (eight years ago) link

well he was only featured (i remember him and mike myers were the first additions to that carvey-hartman cast), and i can recall he definitely felt frustrated, wanted to do a sketch making fun of u2 (like he would end up doing on his own show) but michaels thought bono was too obscure a reference. in 1989. there was a gap of a few years between snl and ben stiller show also so it's not exactly like jim breur doing the jim breur show w/ goatboy and joe pesci and then getting shitcanned cuz adam mckay hated him and lorne michaels had only put him on the show in the first place cuz nbc brass insisted. at the same time stiller is definitely an egomaniac control freak so i can see him chafing at snl and going on his own, esp since he'd been filming sketches on his own before snl.

balls, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 22:44 (eight years ago) link

Sudeikis did a lot of his best work with Will Forte and Kristen Wiig who are both gone now. He's kind of lost now (though as long as he does a few more Romney bits and a couple appearances on "What Up With That?" I'll be happy).

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 22:45 (eight years ago) link

other than romney and biden i really prefer sudeikis when he's not the focus. and i don't mean that in 'the less sudeikis the better', just that very frequently he can make a good sketch great or a bad sketch watchable, much like hartman did. he's pretty much the only thing i've ever really enjoyed about the scared straight sketches.

balls, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 22:50 (eight years ago) link

there was a gap of a few years between snl and ben stiller show

actually he was on snl in 89 and had his mtv show (which became the fox show) in 1990, wikipedia has him leaving because he wanted to do more short films.

da croupier, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 22:51 (eight years ago) link

ha i forgot about the mtv show precursor. man did anyone read that nyer profile? the guy's done alot of stuff i love - ben stiller show, flirting w/ disaster, heavyweights, zoolander, greenberg, always game to appear on a great show that can use the ratings boost a ben stiller appearance can provide - but god his walter mitty sounds awful, every problem i had w/ tropic thunder blown up to the nth degree. kept thinking of alan alda in crimes and misdemeanors when i read it.

balls, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 23:01 (eight years ago) link

http://lawyer4musicians.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/jon-bovi.jpg

this always makes me laugh, but i dunno if it would be as funny if the mustache was on sudeikis.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 23:05 (eight years ago) link

i learned all about ben stiller leaving snl because of his ambitions to direct from that surprisingly good ORAL HISTORY OF REALITY BITES that we talked about on some thread a few months ago

jaz a make wardance (some dude), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 23:09 (eight years ago) link

I'm not sure when the turn was, but I've gone from really liking to really hating Ben Stiller.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 23:11 (eight years ago) link

lol wasn't that same 'jon bovi' pic at the top of i think a da croupier thread about worst cast members?

jaz a make wardance (some dude), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 23:12 (eight years ago) link

the guy's done alot of stuff i love - ben stiller show, flirting w/ disaster, heavyweights, zoolander, greenberg, always game to appear on a great show that can use the ratings boost a ben stiller appearance can provide - but god his walter mitty sounds awful, every problem i had w/ tropic thunder blown up to the nth degree. kept thinking of alan alda in crimes and misdemeanors when i read it.

otm

da croupier, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 23:17 (eight years ago) link

it was not a da croup thread

da croupier, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 23:18 (eight years ago) link

has anyone ever even seen the MTV version of The Ben Stiller Show? it was a little before my time, but i watched the Fox show when it was on the air -- when the later was released on DVD a few years ago, i don't think there was even much mention of the MTV one in the commentaries or any clips in the extras or anything. i suppose there might be clips online but i haven't looked, don't know how hard it'd be to google and not get a bunch of results from the fox show.

jaz a make wardance (some dude), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 23:18 (eight years ago) link

i learned all about ben stiller leaving snl because of his ambitions to direct from that surprisingly good ORAL HISTORY OF REALITY BITES that we talked about on some thread a few months ago

― jaz a make wardance (some dude), Wednesday, October 3, 2012 7:09 PM (7 minutes ago) Bookmark

whoa, i gotta read that

turds (Hungry4Ass), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 23:19 (eight years ago) link

Defend the Indefensible: "Reality Bites"

jaz a make wardance (some dude), Wednesday, 3 October 2012 23:24 (eight years ago) link

i vaguely remember seeing (and enjoying) some of the mtv stuff as a kid. The stuff I recall was him trying to get the straight-man character to do some wacky musical business. One involved them in front of a row of synthesizers, another had them traipsing around in some "i still haven't found what i'm looking for" parody.

da croupier, Wednesday, 3 October 2012 23:24 (eight years ago) link

julia louis dreyfus most successful post snl career for a woman

― balls, Wednesday, October 3, 2012 5:06 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Yeah, but. Joan Cusack, one-season wonder, does have two Oscar nominations and I bet those two Toy Story movies made her made cash.

a shark with a rippling six pack (Phil D.), Thursday, 4 October 2012 00:07 (eight years ago) link

JLD was only on a single season too, right? Maybe two, but I don't feel like factchecking.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 4 October 2012 00:10 (eight years ago) link

She may have been on for three.

pplains, Thursday, 4 October 2012 00:12 (eight years ago) link


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