It is official. The 2010/11 Season for SNL has been saved. Why not pause for a moment and bow your head as we offer a moment of silence. Thank God. Humor will return to the show formerly known as funny.
Over the past few years I can count on two hands the times I wished~hoped against hope~that Lorne Michaels would offer Justin Timberlake a “not-ready-for-prime-time-player” contract. And, while SNL hasn’t offered Timberlake a permanent position, they have announced that he will host this season’s finale in May.
I’ll admit SNL has not been nearly as funny since Tina Fey cleaned out her office and headed over to 30 Rock. Still I tune in each week hoping that “this Saturday” will be the one that makes me laugh so hard I’ll add the skit to my list of the best.
Oh, yeah. I’ve got a list. Anything with John Belushi–Patrick Swayze and Chris Farley in the Chippendale Dance off–Amy Pohler gyrating to “I’m No Angel” while about eight months pregnant in the Biker Bar (you waving at me?)–Dana Carvey doing anything, especially the Church Lady and GHW Bush.
And, of course, any skit that included Justin Timberlake. My all time favorite that I cannot find a youtube video for? Justin/Kermit the Frog/the puppeteer/the brick wall while singing The Rainbow Connection. “Someday we’ll find it the rainbow connection, the lovers, the douche bag and me.” Priceless.
Here are a few of my favorite all-time SNL skits…amazingly enough Timberlake is included in all. This particular fan believes the only thing standing between SNL and a decent season is one Justin Timberlake. Come on, Lorne Michaels, when Timberlake darkens the doorstep in the season finale, sign the boy up for next season!