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Tina Fey is returning to host the season finale of ‘Saturday Night Live.’

No need to bury the lead here. Nor would it be a good idea to bury the creative promo video for the aforementioned comedic writer, actress, and former fake, funny news host (before “fake news” became its own thing not related to comedy).

Like the host herself, the promo seen above is equally informative, entertaining and clever.

On a completely unrelated note, it will be interesting to see what society will be like 20 years down the road. Why this seemingly random observation? While flat-screen tablets and flat digital tabletops exist, when will paper products become flexible touch screens? I ask because the animated promo in the video above is displayed on a horizontal piece of paper by way of a skilled graphics designer. With flexible, roll-up TVs slowly evolving as a consumer product of the future, the natural next step would be other items that roll up…

like a newspaper.

Just look around your house and–like Jim Gaffigan–imagine the initial pitch meeting for these products. Go ahead and laugh out loud. I’ll wait.

Some of our possessions must have been wild to consider and imagine at first. Outside-the-box thinking requires seeing something that would be crazy today, yet normal tomorrow.

Or, in the case of the creative team at ‘Saturday Night Live,’ maybe the secret is thinking animating inside the box rectangle.

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Bill & Keith’s Impersonation Adventure

Have you ever wondered if Keth Morrison has ever seen Bill Hader’s impression of him on Saturday Night Live?

I have. And on more than one occasion. That’s because, like Kristen Bell in the video below and anyone who has seen this hilarious imitation of the dramatic NBC host, we need to know that the real Keith Morrison likes Bill Hader’s impersonation as the slightly less real Keith Morrison.

Let’s see.

Ohhhhh…

Thankfully, the DNA (Dramatic & Naturally Awesome) test result for this celebrity impression is positive news.

SOCIAL NOrmS

It’s “Flashback Friday.”

And, quite frankly, it’s difficult to beat a Larry David-themed flashback post. So, therefore, here is comedic genius Larry David (Seinfeld, Curb Your Enthusiasm) with his takes on social norms.

These are comedic bits about nothing that was actually about something pretty, pretty, pretty…funny!

portlAndia’s FUNny, WEIRD HIPster LEGACY

To serve as a subtle reminder about Portlandia’s eighth and final season airing Thursdays at 10 p.m. on IFC starring SNL alum Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, here’s a “Flashback Friday” interview with the wildly gifted character actor “funny Freddy” (bonus points if you get the reference).

Hipsters deserve a fair amount of societal ridicule, but the simultaneous love letter cleverly written throughout Portlandia proves the paramount truth that the communities that can laugh together can live together.

And that (forgive me) will be a pretty hip legacy for Portlandia.