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Watch: Epic overbid on ‘The Price Is Right’

- October 8th, 2014

No, this isn’t the most expensive hammock in the history of The Price Is Right, it’s just some contestant gifting us with one of the most epic overbids of all time.

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Really, Corey Simms? $7,000?!

On a hammock?

Were there thousands of dollars sewn into the fabric?

We’ll give him the benefit of the doubt and blame it on nerves, but this one is going to be hard to live down.

FYI: The actual retail price was $880.

Bill Hader gets nostalgic in ‘SNL’ promos

- October 8th, 2014

He’s only been gone since 2013, but that doesn’t stop Bill Hader from waxing nostalgic in these new Saturday Night Live promos.

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The former SNL star returns to Studio 8H this week as host and, in these clips, chats with Kenan Thompson about all that’s changed in the past year and a half.

“What’s new since I left?” Hader asks.

“They renovated the bathroom, there’s spaghetti and meatballs in the cafeteria,” Kenan says. “And we got a ton of black people now!”

Cue the bass.

Thompson, of course, is responding to the criticism SNL faced last season after hiring six white castmembers and not a single person of colour.

Fast forward a year, and a lot HAS changed with the additions of Sasheer Zamata and Weekend Update’s Michael Che.

Oh, and out of those six newbies hired last season? Half of them (Brooks Wheelan, John Milhiser and Noel Wells) were fired over the summer anyway.

You can catch Hader as host of SNL with musical guests Hozier on October 11.

‘Walking Dead’ and some hilarious bad lip reading

- September 26th, 2014

The Walking Dead isn’t so scary now.

The geniuses over at Bad Lip Reading, who dub over popular movies, TV shows, and sporting events with ridiculous dialogue – have taken on the zombie drama and given it a whole new comedic spin.

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In this YouTube clip, Daryl and Beth argue about turtles and a birthday party, Hershel discusses his “Slender Man undies”, Carl bursts into his own hip hop song, and Bob Stookey sounds like Kermit the Frog.

One thing is for sure,  even when he’s arguing with Rick over an apple, Tyreese is still a pretty intense dude.

Have a listen here:

The more serious version of The Walking Dead will have its season 5 premiere on Oct. 12.

‘SNL’ announces first hosts for season 40

- September 10th, 2014

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Saturday Night Live has officially announced its guest list for the first two episodes of the season.

The show’s 40th season kicks off on Sept. 27 with some major blockbuster power. Chris Pratt, star of summer hit Guardians of the Galaxy and NBC’s Parks and Recreation (who also happens to be extremely funny), will host the premiere with musical guest Ariana Grande.

The following week, comedian and former SNL castmember Sarah Silverman will return to Studio 8H for hosting duties on Oct. 4. Unfortunately, the show wasn’t able to book a musical act as interesting as Silverman, so we’ll just have to settle for Maroon 5 again as musical guests that week.

The Sarah Silverman news is interesting. Could the 40th season have a homecoming theme where hard-to-get SNL alum – especially those who have never hosted before or haven’t hosted in a long time – finally show up to dazzle us on set?

There were rumours Bill Murray was on board for the season opener, but could he still show up on a later episode? What about Eddie Murphy? Jane Curtain? Molly Shannon? Randy Quaid? Uhhh – nix that last one.

 

Watch: ‘Better Call Saul’ teaser

- August 11th, 2014

The first glimpse of Better Call Saul is a fleeting one.

Blink your eyes a couple of times and you’ll miss it.

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But the nine-second teaser for AMC’s Breaking Bad spinoff, starring Walter White’s lawyer Saul Goodman (then known as Jimmy McGill) is all we’ve got for the time being.

In the short clip, which debuted last night during a Breaking Bad marathon, a younger- looking Goodman is telling a prospective client about the importance of having a lawyer.

“Lawyers: we’re like health insurance,” Goodman explains. “You hope you never need it, but man oh man, not having it? No, phew.”

Better Call Saul, starring Bob Odenkirk, is set to debut in February 2015. It is a prequel to AMC’s ratings juggernaut Breaking Bad, featuring Goodman as the crooked lawyer for chemistry teacher-turned meth maker White.

Executive producer Vince Gilligan says the prequel will initially be set in 2002, but will jump around in time.

Have a look here: