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The Last Word: Bob Odenkirk on Catholic Guilt, the Replacements and Late-Breaking Fame

The Last Word: Bob Odenkirk on Catholic Guilt, the Replacements and Late-Breaking Fame
Bob Odenkirk's 30-plus-year career has included a stint as an SNL writer, a groundbreaking sketch series (Mr. Show), stand-up comedy, and, most recently, Better Call Saul, the Breaking Bad prequel in which he gives a brilliant performance as "morally flexible" lawyer Jimmy McGill. And how has the 54-year-old actor's outlook changed over that three-decade span? "As a young man I was the fuckin' expert on comedy, on who was funny and who wasn't funny and who's a douchebag," he says. "I still feel those things but I don't think I'm so right.
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Check Out Latest ‘SNL’ Melania Moment, with Melania Trump Pondering Switching Places With the Maid (Video)

Check Out Latest ‘SNL’ Melania Moment, with Melania Trump Pondering Switching Places With the Maid (Video)
“Melania Moments” has been one of the staples of the 42nd season of “Saturday Night Live,” with a new edition of the Jack Handey-style shorts lampooning the decadence of Melania Trump coming with each new “SNL” this year so far. You can watch the clip above. Saturday’s Melania Moment was titled “The Housemaid,” and saw Cecily Strong‘s Melania facing a new sort of existential crisis as she noticed the maid (also Cecily Strong) cleaning the Trump Tower penthouse actually looked a lot like herself. The realization gives her an idea for how she may be able to experience life as.
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Margot Robbie Hosts the Premiere of America’s Rebuilding Season

‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Margot Robbie Hosts the Premiere of America’s Rebuilding Season
And now, for the moment we’ve all truly been waiting for this election cycle: The premiere of “Saturday Night Live.” Last night, the sketch comedy legend kicked off its 42nd season with an uneven first episode. First-time host Margot Robbie held it down, flexing comedic muscle despite sketches that seemed unwilling to cast her as anything but “hottest person in the room.” But how did it go as a whole? Let’s take a closer look.

Read More: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Boss Lorne Michaels on Why Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam Were Axed

Alec Baldwin’s Return

A heavily disguised Michael Che got in a solid burn as presidential debate moderator Lester Holt, reminding the audience that there was “no clapping, no cheering” and “no shirt, no shoes, no service” for Trump supporters during the cold open. Fresh off an Emmy win, Kate McKinnon made her grand entrance as Hillary Clinton,
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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Margot Robbie Hosts the Premiere of America’s Rebuilding Season

‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: Margot Robbie Hosts the Premiere of America’s Rebuilding Season
And now, for the moment we’ve all truly been waiting for this election cycle: The premiere of “Saturday Night Live.” Last night, the sketch comedy legend kicked off its 42nd season with an uneven first episode. First-time host Margot Robbie held it down, flexing comedic muscle despite sketches that seemed unwilling to cast her as anything but “hottest person in the room.” But how did it go as a whole? Let’s take a closer look.

Read More: ‘Saturday Night Live’ Boss Lorne Michaels on Why Jay Pharoah and Taran Killam Were Axed

Alec Baldwin’s Return

A heavily disguised Michael Che got in a solid burn as presidential debate moderator Lester Holt, reminding the audience that there was “no clapping, no cheering” and “no shirt, no shoes, no service” for Trump supporters during the cold open. Fresh off an Emmy win, Kate McKinnon made her grand entrance as Hillary Clinton,
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Key & Peele: We were too busy on our show to film an Obamacare sketch with President Obama

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Key & Peele: We were too busy on our show to film an Obamacare sketch with President Obama
Key & Peele: We were too busy on our show to film an Obamacare sketch with President Obama “We had to turn him down,” says Jordan Peele. “We were making the season.” Adds Keegan-Michael Key: “We literally couldn’t fit it in to our schedules...So we actually had to relieve the president of his duties." Chris from “Everybody Hates Chris” joins “The Walking DeadTyler James Williams, who’s almost 22 and who most recently starred on “Go On," will play a character named Noah. No other details have been revealed. Julie Chen on if we’ll get another “Big Brother: All-Stars”: “I don’t think so” "I mean, look at the ratings for this past season — higher than last year, all new people,” she tells EW. "Look, we love the Will Kirbys, the Mike Boogies, and the Janelles, and they will always have a special spot in our hearts.
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Get ready for Nick Offerman to blow your mind with hilarious deep thoughts

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Get ready for Nick Offerman to blow your mind with hilarious deep thoughts
Who here remembers Jack Handey? You know, the surrealist comic best known for his one-liner jokes meant to make you laugh and then think and then make you pass the bong, man. For 7 years, his New Age "Deep Thoughts" were the filler between SNL sketches, forever searing them into our collective consciousness. Well if SNL wants to resurrect the bit, Nick Offerman and the subreddit /ShowerThoughts are ready! Cherry picking some of the best one-liners, Offerman offers (zing!) his voice up to give these stray ruminations the gravitas they deserve.
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Inside USA President Chris McCumber’s Office

Inside USA President Chris McCumber’s Office
USA Network president Chris McCumber has a glass-paneled corner office on the 21st floor of 30 Rock, but he doesn’t like to spend too much time there. “I try to get out of this office as much as possible and be visible on the floor with the team,” he says. “I like walking around, taking the pulse and hearing what everyone is doing. I get energized by it.” When he does find himself at the computer answering email and taking calls, he keeps the surface of his desk pretty close to spotless. “Because there’s always so many things going on in the day, if I have clutter all over my desk, it doesn’t allow me to think clearly,” he says.

Sgt. Wilco: McCumber is an unabashed “gushing fan” of Wilco, as demonstrated by the half dozen or so of the band’s concert posters on his walls.
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Jack Handey on The Stench of Honolulu and Writing Poems for His Pet Rat, Squeaky

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Jack Handey once wrote, "Whenever you read a good book, it’s like the author is right there, in the room talking to you, which is why I don’t like to read good books." "Deep Thoughts" like this one were once interstitials on Saturday Night Live, deadpan tone poems introduced by a purring Phil Hartman and accompanied by stock footage of a sunset or a babbling brook. "Deep Thoughts" became an empire, and then a national sensibility. In the past few years, Handey has been working on his own good book, The Stench of Honolulu, a novel, and it’s finally out today. We talked to him about his idea of Hawaii, his famous cat's sanity, and writing poems for his new pet, a rat, Squeaky.Did you read the story in the Times that accused you of influencing a generation of American poets?Yeah, I saw that. [Laughs.] I was flattered.
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Watch This: Sarah Silverman Has Life Advice for You

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There's the obvious "Deep Thoughts With Jack Handey" comparison, but it's just that it wouldn't be all that accurate to go ahead and do so, considering Jack Handey's stuff was funny, and Sarah Silverman's, predictably, is not. But hey! There might be one of you out there who does his or her own thing, goes against the grain (and all natural laws of life) and thinks Sarah Silverman's funny. There is that possibility, after all. --Sarah Taylor Read more
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