February 28, 2013

Cosby Show Reunion on Guys with Kids!

Last month, we wrote about how excited we were to see Guys with Kids star Tempestt Bledsoe reuniting with her old Cosby Show co-star Bill Cosby on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.  At the time, we were hoping to see Bill Cosby guest on Guys with Kids so he could act opposite his former TV daughter.  Unfortunately, that never happened.  But, we did get the next best thing!  Keisha Knight Pulliam, who played youngest Huxtable child Rudy on The Cosby Show, appeared on Guys with Kids to reunite with her former TV sister!  She once again played the sister of Tempestt's character, and it was great seeing the two back on TV together.  Check out a clip of the Cosby Show reunion on Guys with Kids:

This was the show's Season Finale (and based on the show's low ratings, it unfortunately might be the Series Finale) so I'm glad we got to see at least one Cosby Show star stop by.  Also, based on the plot of the episode (Gary gives Marnie's sister a job to help him with his Wrapkins business), if the show does get renewed, it looks like Keisha Knight Pulliam might be back!  Here's hoping we haven't seen the last of Guys with Kids!

And here's an old clip of Tempestt Bledoe and Keisha Knight Pulliam as Vanessa and Rudy on The Cosby Show:

February 24, 2013

Checking in with Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert's Friendship

Over the last year or so, we have been meticulously been keeping track of the very unique relationship between Jimmy Fallon and Stephen Colbert.  First they were Best Friends Forever for Six Months.  Then they were Eternal Enemies for Six Months.  And then, things got kind of awkward.  (To see a detailed account of their relationship, scroll through our previous posts here.)  Last week Stephen  came onto Jimmy's show to discuss the current status of their friendship, and they ended up singing another great musical duet.  Check it out:


Kevin Hart and Justin Timberlake to Host SNL (and LNJF)!

There was no new SNL episode last night, but we got two great hosts coming up:

3/2 Kevin Hart (with musical guest Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)

Comedian Kevin Hart will be hosting for the first time this Saturday, and we couldn't be more excited.  I've seen some of his standup on TV and he's definitely a very funny guy.  And while I haven't seen his breakout role in the film Think Like a Man, I have seen him in a few episodes of Modern Family, so I know he can act as well.  You never know quite know what to expect when someone hosts for the first time, but I got a feeling Kevin Hart will not disappoint.  Since most of his standup is too dirty for this site, here's a (very) short clip of Kevin Hart on Modern Family, followed by his SNL promo:

3/9 Justin Timberlake

The following weekend Justin Timberlake will return to SNL as he joins the prestigious "5-Timers Club" by hosting and performing as musical guest.    Justin Timberlake is one of the all-time great SNL hosts, probably the best host of the last decade.  When he first hosted almost 10 years ago back in 2003, he was primarily known as a music star.  His amazing hosting job on SNL really started his acting career, and today he's arguably more known for his acting than his singing (though he's now promoting his first album in 7 years).  When a bad SNL host is on the show, they'll often play a straight character opposite one of the cast members being funny. When Justin hosts, he's the funny one, and it really feels like he's part of the cast.  His hosting  also raises 2 big questions: First, will Andy Samberg return to the show to do a 4th installment of the "D*ck in a Box" Digital Shorts (5th if you include their short segment in the 100th Digital Short)?  Andy returned a few weeks ago to premier his new Digital Short "YOLO", so maybe he'll come back again?  Second, will Jimmy Fallon return to SNL to do the popular "Barry Gibb Talk Show" sketch?  They've done it every time that Justin has hosted so far, though when Jimmy hosted last year Justin couldn't make it due to scheduling.  It's also interesting to note that the real Robin Gibb, who Justin impersonates, passed away last year, so would it be in bad taste to do the sketch?  We'll find on March 9th!  Here's the first time they did "Barry Gibb Talk Show" back in 2003, followed by a new promo for the show:

Whether or not Jimmy Fallon makes an appearance on SNL, it looks like he'll be spending a lot of time with Justin Tiberlake!  The week following his SNL stint, from March 11-15, Justin will be the exclusive musical guest on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon every single night!  He'll reportedly also be an interview guest on Monday and Friday, and will most likely be doing all sorts of bits with Jimmy throughout the week.  The last three times Justin appeared on Jimmy's show, they've performed their now classic "History of Rap" medlies, so hopefully we'll get a new one that week!  Here's the last two  History of Raps combined in one epic video.  Hopefully we'll soon have a fourth!

February 9, 2013

Justin Bieber and Christoph Waltz Hosting SNL!

We know we're incredibly late in reporting this, but in case you haven't heard yet, the next two SNL hosts will be:

2/9 Justin Bieber

Pop sensation Justin Bieber will be pulling double duty as host and musical guest of tonight's show.  While we're certainly not "beliebers", I think he might actually make a good SNL host.  When he made his first SNL cameo appearance back in 2010 in the classroom sketch below (he looked so young!), he really held his own opposite Tina Fey. He had great comedic timing and a stage presence that made me think back then that he would make a great host.  And after the successful hosting stint of Bruno Mars earlier this season, I think Bieber might follow in his foot stops turn out to be another great pop star turned SNL host.  Check out some of his previous SNL appearances below, followed by some promos for tonight's show!

2/16 Christoph Waltz (with musical guest Alabama Shakes)

After the Bieber Fever winds down, Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz will take his turn as host.  The Django Unchained star (for which he is once again Oscar nominated) is not really known for comedy, so I'm not really sure how he'll do on SNL.  I have to admit that I have not seen Django Unchained or any of his films, so I really don't know what to expect from Christoph Waltz.  However, I do know that as an Oscar winner, he's obviously a great actor, which should be helpful in playing the various characters he'll have to portray on the show.  Jennifer Lawrence was similarly an Oscar-nominated actress known  mainly for her dramatic work (who I also wasn't really familiar with) and she did ok, though not great.  Should be interesting to see of Christoph Waltz can pull it off!  Check out the promo below!