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Happy Monday!

Today’s Dateline: June 3, 2019.

The host of NBC’s ‘Dateline’: Keith Morrison.

The comedian who portrayed ‘Dateline’ host Keith Morrison on Saturday Night Live: Bill Hader.

NBC’s Today Show reporter Willie Geist does a Sunday morning program that includes reporting on current events as well as an interview with a power player or celebrity called “Sunday Sitdown.” Yesterday’s edition featured a sitdown with SNL great Bill Hader in which the hilarious impressionist and comedic actor — and now dramatic actor — discussed his wild and crazy journey to SNL that launched an equally wild and crazy acting career.

Ohhh…Well, that was fascinating. It’s safe to say Bill killed it…

Hopefully, you’ll leave an entertaining impression on the coming days.

Have a Better Week Than Last Week. 

From Burnt to Burns

Two years meets the time required to be considered a flashback, right?

Regardless of the rules of the social media protocol, it does for today’s installation of Flashback Friday.

A favorite blooper interview (not a blooper reel, but a full-fledged blooper interview) of Jimmy’s Daily Planet is from a couple years ago. Actors Sienna Miller, Daniel Brühl, and Bradley Cooper are promoting their 2015 film Burnt with Willie Geist of NBC’s TODAY Show. While the movie is beautifully (and deliciously) shot with an intriguing story, there are occasional pops of cringe-worthy soundtrack selections and dialogue cooked from over-priced self-immortalization. And this is the fault of the writing and producing, not the acting. Still, despite these flaws unmistakenly burned around the edges and partly into the main story, there’s a great, entertaining movie in Burnt that leaves us all striving to one day afford to eat at the fictional Adam Jones at the Langham. 

Luckily, we can experience the real chemistry (and improvisational comedic chops) of actors Sienna Miller, Daniel Brühl, and Bradley Cooper.

If there’s a funnier food dish than Wienerschnitzel said in perfect German, please let me know.

Happy Flashback Friday!