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By Now, Cellphones Should Be a Grain of Salt

Cellphones (or smartphones) appear (and are literally) getting larger in size. But that wasn’t what we all thought back in the day…of the 2000s.

Anyways, an SNL sketch with a hilarious guest host who is in the zone, Jimmy Fallon breaking character at the exact right moments (wait, he breaks character?) and Will Ferrell being, well…

Okay you guys, it’s the weekend, which means you’re supposed to break your Monday-Friday character. However, if you work at a place like Jeffrey’s, folding the same clothes all day, laughing on the job may just be part of the gig.

P.S. What is it with Will Ferrell and women’s sunglasses…?

#TheFerrellWearsPrada.

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This Broderick Never Takes a Day Off

Local injury attorney commercials are, how do I put this…

A spectacular art form.

We’ve all seen them. Most of the time, we can’t believe that the individuals in the commercials are, well, actual attorneys. Something usually seems off about these so-called “attorneys.” And yet, the truth is they are real lawyers. Even more, they must be fairly talented at practicing law to afford the number of prime commercial spots during local news broadcasts.

Furthermore, these local attorneys typically have unique character traits that would cause any viewer to shake his or her head in disbelief. This could be a strange haircut or a bizarre personality. A common response might be, “There’s no way he’s an attorney! I don’t believe it.” Fortunately, Saturday Night Live had some fun with everyone’s favorite local commercials.

I’m legally obligated to state that you will laugh quite a bit during this sketch.

This fake commercial needs to air during real local news broadcasts.

No joke.

Star Search: Forcing a Wake-Up Call

Star Wars is everywhere. That’s real life. And since it’s Friday, let’s kick off the weekend with some flashback fun.

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens was a spectacular movie, as well as a wonderful first chapter in the franchise’s newest trilogy. But before the force awakened, J.J. Abrams and Co. needed to cast the best young talent to try to do what Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford did in the late ’70s and ’80s with Episodes IV-VI. An impossible feat, but still worth a shot.

SNL created a few laughs with this audition-based set-up in late 2015 before the theatrical release of The Force Awakens. And thank goodness they did.

Believe it or not, the most disturbing audition parodied above for the new Star Wars trilogy was George Lucas. He is not the director the franchise (yes, the very same franchise he created) is looking for these days.

(Cough cough Jar Jar Binks…and Episodes I-III).

Proof That SNL is Best When You’re in High School

Laughing is not literally the best medicine, but it just might be a close second.

With the weekend upon us, the pressure is on to plan something unforgettably fun to do once the sun sets. We can’t waste a single moment. Luckily, Bill Hader and John Mulaney (as written about in yesterday’s blog post), created the best club promoter in partying history by combining an oddly entertaining email and a particular coffee barista in Chelsea, New York. Since readers of Jimmy’s Daily Planet are up to speed on the evolution of SNL’s Stefon from yesteryear (part of “Throwback Thursday”), it’s time to see what club has everything…

Actually, scratch learning about the hottest new club in NYC. Instead, let’s watch a heartwarming Make-a-Wish story involving Bill Hader…and, yes, a little Stefon. 

That moment had everything.