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Shout! TV Adds Stingray, Kentucky Fried Movie, & The Goode Family

6 March 2015 10:55 AM, PST | | See recent Comicmix news »

Shout! Factory TV, now in its second month, has added three more properties to their growing library of streaming content. These include Gerry Anderson’s Stingray, the Supermarionation series from the mid-1960s, the animated Goode Family, and the 1970s comedy Kentucky Fried Movie.

Shout! Factory TV is a premiere digital entertainment streaming service that brings timeless and contemporary cult favorites to pop culture fans. With a uniquely curated entertainment library, the channel offers an unrivaled blend of cult TV shows, movies, comedy, original specials and more – presenting an exciting entertainment alternative to other services.

Shout! Factory TV is available through any browser and has a Roku app.

The Goode Family (All 13 episodes)

The Goode Family, from executive producers Mike Judge (King of the Hill, Beavis and Butt-head, Office Space) and John Altschuler & Dave Krinsky (King of the Hill, Blades of Glory), comes to Shout! Factory TV this March.

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- ComicMix Staff

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'Saturday Night Live' 40th Anniversary Video Highlights

16 February 2015 12:39 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

NBC aired the three and a half hour 40th Anniversary special for their beloved late night sketch comedy series Saturday Night Live last night, and it was surely an affair to remember, with memorable appearances by comedians who got their start on the show, such as Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake kicked off the show with a memorable cold open, which is just one of many video highlights you can watch below, in case you missed the special or just want to relive it all over again.

Saturday Night Live's 40th Anniversary Special was watched by 23.1 million viewers last night, making it the network's most-watched primetime program in over 10 years, excluding post-Super Bowl programs. The ratings were the highest since the 2004 series finale of ER, which was watched by 23.9 million viewers. Also, excluding the Super Bowl and major awards ceremonies, »

- MovieWeb

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Bradley Cooper And Betty White Make Out In The Hottest Moment Of ‘SNL 40′

16 February 2015 10:17 AM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Bradley Cooper and Betty White made out during Sunday night’s SNL 40 special edition of “The Californians.” Bradley Cooper And Betty White In SNL 40 ‘The Californians’ Sunday night’s edition of “The Californians,” starring SNL alums, Kristen Wiig, Fred Armisen and Bill Hader, featured a slew of celebrity guests. Former SNL cast member Laraine Newman […]

The post Bradley Cooper And Betty White Make Out In The Hottest Moment Of ‘SNL 40′ appeared first on uInterview. »

- Olivia Truffaut

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'SNL40': 'The Californians' Takes Betty White and Taylor Swift Down the 405

16 February 2015 9:58 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"The Californians" is, perhaps unfortunately, an accurate satire about the kinds of things Californians might talk about in their spare time, like rattan furniture or taking four highways to get to brunch. At the "SNL40" gala last night, "The Californians" became a star-studded SoCal treat featuring expected guests (Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Vanessa Bayer) and some visiting stars (Taylor Swift, Kerry Washington, Bradley Cooper, Betty White, and even Laraine Newman). It's long, but it's full of great moments. It won't surprise you that every line of Kristen Wiig's is absolutely hilarious. »

- Louis Virtel

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What Matters Most About the 'Saturday Night Live' 40th Anniversary Special

16 February 2015 9:22 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

For 40 years, "Saturday Night Live" has been a lot of things. An institution. A punching bag. A voice of anarchy. A voice of conformity. A breeding ground for incredible talent. A place where mediocrity can also find a home. The only reason Alec Baldwin and Sarah Palin should ever be in a room together. Something people take for granted. Something that can make a person immortal.  Those are a whole lot of things, and for three-and-a-half hours on Sunday night, pretty much all of the show's most notable living alumni were present in Studio 8H, which tried like hell to pay tribute to all of them.  Important reminder: Jon Lovitz is not dead. Neither is Garrett Morris, Ellen Cleghorne or Laraine Newman. Only one of those people let their relative obscurity be mined for comedy, but all were given the most minute of opportunities to make their presences known.  Each time that minor opportunity occurred, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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SNL Has Been Hating California for 40 Years

16 February 2015 7:51 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

One of the best jokes in Saturday Night Live’s 40th-anniversary special was the appearance of original cast member Laraine Newman in a reprise of the running faux soap opera "The Californians." Newman’s character arrives on set, identified as Kristen Wiig’s mother, to complain, “I was having a therapy session on the phone, but I almost didn’t hear it because you guys were arguing.” If the reference passed by you, Newman is reprising a character she played four decades ago, a kind of pro-California stereotype. This classic sketch depicted her in a New Age–y therapy session with Don Corleone, played by John Belushi.Except for the obsession with freeway directions, Newman’s character had all of the elements of the California stereotype found in “The Californians”: blond hair, vanity, relationship drama, a total lack of social awareness, and a comical West Coast accent. A New »

- Jonathan Chait

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Review: 'Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special' is 'SNL' in microcosm

16 February 2015 5:35 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Some thoughts on last night's "Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special" coming up just as soon as I assume Jon Lovitz is dead... Last week, I wrote about the history of "SNL," which has been filled with incredible highs, uncomfortable lows, and a mixture of things that either didn't work or simply outlived their usefulness. Perhaps intentionally — Lorne Michaels used to joke that the word "uneven" would be on his tombstone — or perhaps because it's inherent to any three and a half hour special with this many moving pieces, the special was "SNL" in a microcosm. Much of it worked spectacularly well. Some of it was disappointing and/or puzzling. And the whole thing went on much longer than it probably should have. Unlike the show's previous anniversary specials, which were largely driven by clips and testimonials, the 40th was conceived of as a super-sized, all-star installment of the show itself, »

- Alan Sepinwall

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"SNL" Turns 40: See 10 Best Moments from Anniversary Special!

16 February 2015 5:00 AM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Everyone from Steve Martin to Miley Cyrus popped up at 30 Rock on Sunday night to celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Saturday Night Live" ... and it was an epic 3.5 hours of television. All of the show's best comics returned to reprise their most famous roles, with celebrity cameos including Taylor Swift, Betty White, Melissa McCarthy, Emma Stone and many more. It was tough, but here are out 10 favorite moments from the night, in no particular order. 1.) That Opening Monologue Dream team Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon kicked off the show with a rap referencing sketches like Schweddy Balls, D**k in a Box, Coneheads and more.  Debbie Downer (Rachel Dratch) and Mary Catherine Gallagher (Molly Shannon) both stopped by as well. It was a great way to start the night. 2.)Celebrity Jeopardy Will Ferrell returned as Alex Trebek, as well as sketch staple Sean Connery (Darrell Hammon), Justin Bieber (Kate McKinnon »

- tooFab Staff

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Best Moments from ‘Saturday Night Live’ Anniversary Special

15 February 2015 8:30 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Tonight’s star-studded “Saturday Night Live” 40th anniversary special was filled with memorable montages from the show’s deep archives, but it also featured hilarious moments that are sure to become instant classics:

•“History of SNL Rap”: Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake opened the show with a musical number celebrating famous catchphrases that hit all the right goofy notes.

• “Weekend Update”: It was the holy trinity of hosts when Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Jane Curtin all took their place at the anchor desk.

• “The Californians”: Any complaints that the sketch ran too long were forgotten when it was capped off with a sure-to-be-GIFed kiss between Betty White and Bradley Cooper.

• “Nick the Lounge Singer”: Bill Murray returned to the “SNL” stage with an ever-so-soulful rendition of the theme song from “Jaws” — accompanied, of course, by Paul Shaffer at the keyboards.

Martin Short & Maya Rudolph: »

- Debra Birnbaum

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Betty White and Bradley Cooper Make Out on SNL 40

15 February 2015 6:36 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

There's no better way to get a million celebrities (and old SNL cast members) to  come together in blond wigs and make each other laugh than The Californians. Yes, SNL 40 did The Californians, and everyone showed up: Kerry Washington, Taylor Swift, Laraine Newman, Betty White, and Bradley Cooper. Guess which two made out? You're wrong! It was Betty White and Bradley Cooper. »

- Lindsey Weber,Abraham Riesman

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Betty White, Bradley Cooper Make Out in Star-Studded Californians SNL Sketch: Watch!

15 February 2015 1:52 PM, PST | Us Weekly | See recent Us Weekly news »

Watch, rewind, repeat! Betty White and Bradley Cooper made all our dreams come true on Saturday Night Live's 40th Anniversary Special -- dreams we didn't even know we had! The two appeared together in a reboot of SNL's "The Californians" sketch, and totally stole the show with a hilarious (and hot!) makeout. The sketch featured former cast members Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Fred Armisen, and Laraine Newman, as well as current cast member Vanessa Bayer and guest stars Cooper, White, Kerry Washington, and Taylor Swift. (As SNL [...] »

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Former SNL Stars Remember John Belushi and Gilda Radner

14 February 2015 11:15 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Endlessly talented and gone too soon; so is the story of two of Saturday Night Live's founding cast members, John Belushi and Gilda Radner. Belushi, known best on the show for his Samurai Futaba character and impersonations, enjoyed big screen success with Blues Brothers and other films, before tragically dying of an accidental drug overdose in 1982 at the age of 33. Radner won an Emmy for her work on SNL after keeping viewers in stitches with her popular Rosanne Rosannadana character. She sadly died of ovarian cancer in 1989 at the age of 42. Ahead of its upcoming 40th Anniversary show on Sunday, »

- Janine Rayford Rubenstein, @JanineRayford

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See Your Favorite 'Saturday Night Live' Stars in the Ultimate Flashback

12 February 2015 9:30 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

To celebrate Saturday Night Live's 40th anniversary, Et dug into the vault to find our most memorable behind-the-scenes moments from SNL. Check out all your favorite castmembers bringing the funny in our ultimate flashback!

Watch: From Laraine Newman to Will Ferrell, 'SNL' Greats Reveal Their Favorite Show Memories

"[I’ve been] working for this my whole life," Chris Rock told Et back in 1990. "It wasn’t like I was driving a bus and someone tapped me and was like 'Hey, you wanna be on Saturday Night Live?'"

Original castmembers Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi sat down in 1981 to marvel at the show's continued success less than a decade into the late-night sketch show’s storied run.

"Eighteen million people still watch something we started," Aykroyd said, but Belushi recalled that the show’s ratings weren’t always so great.

"You have to remember we weren’t a hit when we started," the late comedy »

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Flashback: Phil Hartman On His Big 'SNL' Break in 1989: 'It Gave Me A Career, Which I Didn't Have!'

12 February 2015 7:54 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Phil Hartman proved to be one of Saturday Night Live's biggest stars during his eight season run (1986-1994) on the late-night sketch comedy show. And when Et first met the actor in 1989, just three years after his debut, it was clear just how much the show meant to him.

"It’s hard to put into words what an exciting thing it is to do this show," he told Et. "I've done commercials, I've done movies, I've performed on stage-- this is the best of all them rolled into one."

Watch: 'SNL' Greats Reveal Their Favorite Show Memories

Hartman was recommended to SNL creator Lorne Michaels by fellow comedians such as Penny Marshall and cast members Laraine Newman and Jon Lovitz, who Hartman worked with early in his career. Lovitz told Et that Hartman initially turned the opportunity.

"He got offered the show and then he turned it down," Lovitz recalled »

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From Laraine Newman to Will Ferrell, 'SNL' Greats Reveal Their Favorite Show Memories

11 February 2015 4:29 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Before the big Saturday Night Live 40th anniversary celebration on Sunday, Et is talking to former castmembers, getting them to dish on their favorite times on NBC's long-running late-night sketch show.

Video: Will Ferrell Better Be Bringing More Cowbell to the SNL 40th

From original castmember Laraine Newman to the show's fearless leader in the '90s, Will Ferrell, everyone had plenty to say about their time as a not ready for primetime player.

"That experience -- the seven years I was on the show -- will be the hardest slash most fun thing I've ever done," Ferrell said.

"Getting up to air live and getting it done was kind of a work of art in itself," Nora Dunn said.

News: Justin Bieber Responds to SNL Parody

Dunn was a part of an '80s cast that saved the show from nearly getting canceled, even though the previous season had big names like Robert Downey Jr., [link »

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The Women of SNL Celebrate Show's 40th Anniversary In Glamour Magazine

5 February 2015 3:00 PM, PST | TooFab | See recent TooFab news »

Live from New York it's ... the women of SNL! "Saturday Night Live" turns 40 this year and Glamour magazine is celebrating in a huge way, featuring past and current cast members in the pages of their March issue.  Laraine NewmanKristen WiigAmy PoehlerAna GasteyerTina FeySasheer ZamataJane CurtinCecily StrongKate McKinnonRachel Dratch,  Aidy Bryant,  Casey WilsonCheri OteriMolly ShannonMaya RudolphVanessa Bayer and Leslie Jones all wear black and white for the gorgeous shot along with Colin Jost, Taran Killam and Michael Che.   In the mag, the ladies dish about the shows groundbreaking history, their most famous sketches and those backstage secrets!   Poehler was a fan of the comedy show from the start and admitted that the original cast members were crucial in her joining the series.   "I was such a huge fan of Gilda, Jane, and Laraine," she revealed.  "They paved the »

- tooFab Staff

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Chevy Chase Morbidly Obese, 40 Years After Starring on SNL (video)

17 January 2015 11:18 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Chevy Chase was one of the biggest stars on “Saturday Night Live” when the show debuted 40 years ago. But today he’s just big. He looked morbidly obese on the “Today” show during an appearance to talk about SNL’s early years. Chase, 71, was part of the founding cast of the show that included Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman, Gilda Radner, Garrett Morris and John Belushi. Chase was played the handsome leading man type on the show, founded the Weekend Update segment, which still appears today and starred in countless scripts. His impression of Gerald Ford’s bumbling may have cost the President his re-election. ...Read More »

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Jayma Mays On 'The Adventures of Puss in Boots,' 'Glee,' and the 'Wet Hot American Summer' Prequel

16 January 2015 5:00 AM, PST | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

You probably know and love Jayma Mays as the adorable Emma Pillsbury from "Glee" or Grace Winslow from "The Smurfs" films, and now you'll be able to catch the actress' voice in all its glory on the new Netflix series, "The Adventures of Puss in Boots." The action-packed animated comedy surrounds the swashbuckling heroic feline as he protects the citizens of the mythical town of San Lorenzo against villains after breaking a magical spell and features a stellar lineup of actors, including accomplished voice actor Eric Bauza and "SNL" vet Laraine Newman. You can also expect great guest stars like John Leguizamo, Maria Bamford, and Danny Trejo along the way.

We caught up with Jayma about her foray into the world of animation. Find out what she has to say about her role as Puss's love interest Dulcinea, what sets the series apart, and her involvement in the final season of "Glee. »

- Alana Altmann

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Netflix's 'Puss in Boots' Series to Debut This January

5 January 2015 4:59 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

His name is legendary, his adventures and swordsmanship are renowned - just don't distract him with a ball of yarn. He is Puss in Boots, and this January, he embarks on incredible new adventures in his unforgettably singular style in DreamWorks Animation's&#160The Adventures of Puss in Boots, an all-new Netflix original TV series.&#160 The first five 22-minute episodes will be available to Netflix members in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, UK, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux and France to watch instantly beginning Friday, Jan. 16.

The Adventures of Puss in Boots&#160finds the world's most famous feline fortune-hunter in the hidden city of San Lorenzo, a mythical land that is invisible to the outside world thanks to a magical spell that protects its quirky inhabitants - not to mention its wondrous treasure.&#160 When Puss in Boots accidentally breaks the spell, he must do more than fight off an endless legion »

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Netflix Sets ‘The Adventures of Puss in Boots’ Series Premiere

5 January 2015 8:40 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Grab your swords and don your boots – swashbuckling cat Puss in Boots is setting out on a new adventure in the new Netflix original series “The Adventures of Puss in Boots.”

Beginning Jan. 16 the first five 22-minute episodes will be available to Netflix users in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, UK, Ireland, the Nordics, Benelux and France.

New episodes will debut throughout the year.

“The Adventures of Puss in Boots’ finds the feline in the hidden city of San Lorenzo, a mythical land invisible to the outside world thanks to a magical spell the protects its inhabitants, and its wonderous treasure. When Puss in Boots accidentally breaks the spell, the must do more than fight off an endless legion of invaders and marauders – he must become a legend.

“Action, comedy, adventure and heart combine with a dazzling visual style to make ‘The Adventures of Puss in Boots’ both unique and timeless, »

- Shelli Weinstein

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