Saturday Night Live

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    May 29, 2014
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    May 20, 2014

    St. Vincent Confuses the Masses on Saturday Night Live

    By Hilary Hughes Unpacking this one is going to take a minute, so buckle up, because St. Vincent's Saturday Night Live season finale was one for the ages -- and it's not necessarily for the reasons you'd think.

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    February 6, 2014
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    January 9, 2014
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    October 31, 2013
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    October 17, 2013
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    May 21, 2013

    Why Kanye West May Prove to Be the Perfect Punk Rock Rapper

    This weekend Kanye West released two new singles off his upcoming album, Yeezus, in the most grandiose possible fashion. On Friday, he announced the video for his newest single, "New Slaves," would be projected onto 66 buildings across six cities around the world in one night. Crowds gathered by the ... More >>

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    May 18, 2013

    Kanye West on Saturday Night Live: Five Reasons I Will Stay Home and Watch

    I don't think we have really gotten in the weeds about my feelings for Kanye West, but know this about me: My name is Deb and I am a West apologist. He is temperamental and sensitive in ways that feel vintage rock star in today's cookie cutter world of celebrity people pleasing. He is arrogant in wa ... More >>

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    March 11, 2013

    Justin Timberlake and Kanye West's Feud And Avoiding Famous-Guy Backlash

    The foundation of Justin Timberlake's fame--broad-based and consistent and weirdly resistant to automatic internet backlash--is that it came, originally, from looking this ridiculous, and he seems to accept that. That's the only thing I can come up with to explain just how many people I heard talkin ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    Eight Covers of Gotye's "Somebody That I Used To Know," From Great To Just Awful

    Tomorrow night sees the arrival of unstoppable force Gotye, as the Belgian-Australian singer and his cohorts take over a sold-out Verizon Theater to play a bunch of songs no one wants to hear till he closes the show with "Somebody That I Used to Know." The song plays on the radio every few minutes, ... More >>

  • News

    January 26, 2012

    Victoria Jackson, Tea Party Princess

    Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.

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    November 6, 2011

    Bill Hader as Rick Perry: "I'd Be Such a Good President If There Wasn't Talking Involved"

    Pretty lackluster episode of Saturday Night Live last night -- and no, that isn't a cue for you to go on about how the show hasn't been worth watching since (insert whatever era during which you first saw the show). It's been strong lately, a nice mix of "funny ha-ha" and "funny weird," as comedy ... More >>

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    September 8, 2011

    After Shweddy Balls Ice Cream, 10 Other SNL Sketches That Need to Be Food

    ​Ben & Jerry's announced its production of "Schweddy Balls" flavored ice cream today,  "vanilla ice cream with a hint of rum" and flecked with big ol' fudge balls. Sounds pretty tasty, actually. More importantly, it got us thinking, which we try to do sparingly: What other Saturday Night ... More >>

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    October 4, 2010

    Watch: Kanye West Performs His Symbolyc One-Produced "Power" For SNL.

    Hate Kanye West all you want. But we here at DC9 think he's the biggest rock star around. Everything about him--from the narcissism to the award show interruptions to the free downloads to the fashion obsessions and the online Twitter rants--just makes him all the more polarizing in the eyes of the ... More >>

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    September 23, 2010


    Twatobahn (Self-released)

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    August 27, 2010

    Back to a Simpler Time, When Mr. Peppermint and Activist Roy Williams (?!) Had TV Shows

    A Friend of Unfair Park sends a note: The You Tube'r known as "cringevenom," who has an unusually large collection of vintage Dallas broadcast-TV and cable-access videos, has returned to the virtual airwaves with a series of recent postings -- all of which feel like lost Saturday Night Live sketches ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010
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    May 19, 2010

    Staff Trax: Kris Kristofferson, The National, David Garza, Fear and Phil Collins

    Welcome to Staff Trax, the weekly feature here on DC9 where we shed some light on the music we've been enjoying of late, regardless of the touring or album release schedules that tend to bear the focus of most of our coverage. Consider it a chance for you readers to get some more insight into ... More >>

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    May 7, 2010

    Whitt's End: 5.7.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Newy Scruggs is on vacation next week from 105.3 The Fan, which means two things: 1. I'll miss my pawdnuh. 2. At least one of the days I'll be joined by a very special, very familiar mys ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010
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    January 7, 2010
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    November 9, 2009

    Knee-Jerk Snap Judgment: KXT

    ​OK, so KERA's musical youth been on the air for, what, 60 minutes? First song played: Santana's "She's Not There" (probably a little too classic-rock for a new-station kick-off, you ask me), followed by Monsters of Folk, Ingrid Michaelson, Telegraph Canyon and ... well, look, the playlist is here ... More >>

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    October 15, 2009
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    October 12, 2009

    If The Drummer In The Background Looks Familiar, It's Because He Should.

    Wait till right around the one-minute mark in the above clip and you'll catch a familiar face backing Regina Spektor during her Saturday Night Live performance from this weekend: Denton-based Midlake and Fieros drummer McKenzie Smith. Neat-o!

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    September 24, 2009
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    January 22, 2009

    Family Affair

    Tony Rock plays the Improv

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    September 18, 2008

    Toonces, Noooooo!

    An SNL alum visits McKinney

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    April 17, 2008

    Crazy Kids

    See the legends of Canadian comedy live

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    November 1, 2007

    Q&A: Going Ga Ga with Spoon's Eno

    As Austin boys Spoon tour our fair country, I got a chance to chat with the band’s drummer and studio mastermind Jim Eno. The soft-spoken percussionist was upbeat and at ease discussing topics from knob twirling to latest release Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga to performing on Saturday Night Live. …promoting ... More >>

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    February 26, 2007

    It's Rainning Wilson, Hallelujah!

    Dunno if you saw this Saturday night -- and I did, a sad admission -- but Saturday Night Live's latest "Digital Short," starring The Office's Rainn Wilson as a business exec trying to slash the budget, had a local tie. Granted, it was a very tenuous and accidental local tie -- no doubt, the "Corpora ... More >>

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    November 2, 2006

    So Very Beck-cellent!

    This is either a pic of Beck of Police guitarist Andy Summers. One of them was in town last night. If the last-minute, sold-out "Beck Jam" at Gypsy Tea Room last night proved anything, it's that Scientologists know how to party. (But only within reason: A female roadie pulled double duty as a bodyg ... More >>

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    October 26, 2006
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    August 24, 2006

    Drowning in Camp

    The Aqua Rangers take Lakewood

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    August 22, 2006

    We Have One More Way to Save Money: Cancel Your Daily Paper, Maybe?

    I missed this on Saturday's Dallas Morning News editorial page. I am glad a good Friend of Unfair Park's did not: "Don't let the door hit you on the way out It's bad enough that struggling Northwest Airlines Corp. is laying off some 1,000 machinists as well as members of other unions. But to make ... More >>

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    May 25, 2006
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    April 13, 2006

    USA Film Fest Gets the Shaft

    The USA Film Festival has just announced some of its bigger guests and screenings for this year's shindig, which is set to take place April 28-May 4 at the brand-spankin'-new AMC NorthPark 15 between Foley's and Nordstrom at the revamped NorthPark Center. Gotta say, it's a pretty decent-looking line ... More >>

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    April 7, 2006

    On Being Rowdy, Loud, and/or Proud

    There has to be a lot of hooplah going around about the Dallas Mavericks upcoming playoffs run, because I can promise you that if there was only minimal hooplah, I wouldn't have any idea it was even basketball season. (Heart you, Mark!) Anyway, what would hooplah be without viral videos? Surely you' ... More >>

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    March 16, 2006

    Straight Man

    Kevin Nealon visits the Addison Improv

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    January 26, 2006
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    January 26, 2006

    The Willis

    Bathtub, Light Bulb, Heart Attack (Double Plus Good)

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    July 14, 2005
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    July 8, 2004

    Good News

    Will Ferrell's Anchorman is dumb, and funny, as hell

  • Culture

    November 6, 2003

    Free Will

    Another SNL vet may be the next Bill Murray. Seriously.

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    August 22, 2002

    Fallon Fast

    Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen

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    January 3, 2002

    Rescue 9/11

    This year, a handful of shows provided the healing power of laughter

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    October 7, 1999

    Lots o' libido

    SNL's latest breakaway, Molly Shannon, makes herself large for the big screen in Superstar

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    September 30, 1999

    Live from New York?

    Saturday Night Live and DreamWorks Records team up for two not-ready-for-prime-time compilations

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    June 24, 1999

    Rock on

    Chris Rock's Bigger and Blacker than anyone, and his new album may be the funniest hip-hop album ever made

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    March 5, 1998

    'Toon Man

    Robert Smigel is the hottest animator you've never heard of

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    December 26, 1996
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