Yes, That IS Tom Hanks.

Ah, the 90's. You all remember Right Said Fred? C+C Music Factory? What about Ariel and Efrim? Then check out this clip and get ready for a laugh trip!

This SNL Digital Short was first shown on the Saturday Night Live episode that aired on 06 May 2006. Featuring Andy Samberg (as Ariel) and Tom Hanks (as Efrim) in "Please Don't Cut My Testicles". In the clip we also see Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen and Jorma Taccone.

This is actually one of my favorite 'shorts. Always good for a laugh whenever I need a quick pick-me-up. And in case you'd want to sing along- like I occasionally would- here are some lyrics! Enjoy!

"Please Don't Cut My Testicles"
Ariel and Efrim

Morning in the kitchen,
You're frying an egg
I'm squeezing some oranges-
The room is getting hot

Over at the counter, I shake the salt
You take out a knife- (ooh!)
Please don't cut my testicles

Please don't cut my testicles
Please don't cut my testicles
Don't cut my testicles
It's a nice day- relax!

Oh Efrim, you're sexy.
Right back at you baby
Oh Efrim, you're handsome.
I'm serious about my testicles!

At the post office, standing in line
You wrap my package, I lick the stamp
Put it in the slot, then close the door
But please don't slam it on my testicles!

Don't slam my testicles
Please don't slam my testicles
Don't slam my testicles
It's a free country, how fun!

Oh Ariel, you worry
I do, I worry often.
Oh Efrim, come with me
Did I mention I was gay?

Don't burn off our testicles
Don't burn off our testicles
Please don't burn my testicles
I'm sorry, I love you.

This is an ongoing effort on "Too Much TV!" to feature as many of the SNL Digital Shorts shown on Saturday Night Live. You can find a whole lot more on NBC's Saturday Night Live official website.

Cheers, everyone!

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Ellen Page Has Nightmares!

You've loved her in Juno! Now check out the incomparable Ellen Page as she deals with a zombie and -uh- Count Dracula. In dreamland. Um...just watch the video.

SNL Digital Shorts are back, boys and girls! This one, "The Mirror", is from the sixth episode of the season 33- and the second since the chicks and dudes from Saturday Night Live came back on the air since the Writers' Strike.

As far as I can tell, "The Mirror" features Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis and Kristen Wiig.

This is an ongoing effort on "Too Much TV!" to feature as many of the SNL Digital Shorts shown on Saturday Night Live. You can find a whole lot more on NBC's Saturday Night Live official website.

Cheers everyone!

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A New Hero on NBC!

Well at least it looks like the shots were taken from Nathan Petrelli's office or something, using Nathan Petrelli-esque clothes. What do you think?

Saturday Night Live is back on the air, ladies and gentlemen. We've had three episodes (since the Writers' Strike) this year so far, bringing the total live broadcasts to eight this season (we're now on season 33, btw).

It's great to have some old favorites back on TV. Me, I've always been a huge fan of the SNL Digital Shorts. Check this one out called "Hero Song".

Featuring SNL's Andy Samberg, fellow cast member Jason Sudeikis, and I think that's Amy Adams on the sketch as well. Oh, and that dude (35 seconds into the clip) also looks like Jorma Taccone.

Lookin' forward to seeing more SNL Digital Shorts- keep it up guys! Check out more great clips on NBC's Saturday Night Live official website.

Cheers everyone!

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Bravo TV Picks Up Christian Siriano For A New Show?

OK, so maybe not- but here's a little something for you Project Runway fans.

Great to have Saturday Night Live back on the air. This is a clip from an episode that aired last weekend, March 8. Guest host for this episode was Amy Adams (from the Enchanted movie, as well as Talladega Nights and a couple episodes of The Office)

This incredibly funny skit- “Fierce: The Hot Mess Make-over Show” features Amy Poehler who was awesome as Project Runway contestant Christian Siriano, with Bill Hader as Tim Gunn and Amy Adams as Heidi Klum.

Found this clip through, but of course you can find more clips on NBC's Saturday Night Live official website.

Cheers everyone!

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Lazy Sunday: The Chronic- what? -cles of Narnia!

It was in December of 2005, midway into the 31st season, that Saturday Night Live started airing 3-minute short films called "SNL Digital Shorts" as part of its broadcast.

You gotta give credit to The Lonely Island guys- Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone and Andy Samberg for putting all their hard work and comedic talent into making these clips happen. From what I understand, the boys have been largely responsible for writing the stuff, shooting it themselves on digital video cameras, and editing them on a regular PC.

Which is what they've been doing for quite some time during their early Lonely Island days. The very first SNL digital short, which appeared on the 03 December 2005 episode was "Lettuce", which became an instant internet favorite. You can find a clip of "Lettuce" on the NBC official website, but the quality is really bad (we'll feature it when we find a better clip).

What really made it happen for the dudes, was this clip- "Lazy Sunday", which aired 2 weeks later on December 17. It was a huge internet favorite, and racked up some 5 million views on YouTube before NBC pulled it out (but it's now available on the NBC website). Check it out now!

"Lazy Sunday" stars Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell. Oh, and in case you feel like singing to it, here are the lyrics. Jorma Taccone provided the beat to this, and Akiva directed the video.

"Lazy Sunday"
An SNL Digital Short

Lazy Sunday, wake up in the late afternoon
Called Parnell just to see how he's doin'
What up, Parn!
Yo Samberg, what's crackin'?
You thinkin' what I'm thinkin'?
Man it's happ'nin'!

But first, my hunger pangs are stickin' like duct tape.
Let's hit up Magnolia and mack on some cupcakes.
No doubt, that bakery's got all the bomb frostings.
I love those cupcakes like McAdams loves Gosling.

Two! No, Six! No, Twelve! Baker's Dozen!
I told'ja that I'm crazy for these cupcakes, cousin!
Yo, where's the movie playin'?
Upper West Side, dude!
Well, let's hit up Yahoo Maps to find the dopest route.
I prefer Mapquest!
That's a good one too.
Google Maps is the best!
True that! Double true!
68th and Broadway.
Step on it, sucka!
What you wanna do Chris?
snack attack, muthafucka!

Hit the Chronic-what?-cles of Narnia!
Yes, the Chronic-what?-cles of Narnia!
We love that Chronic-what?-cles of Narnia!
Pass that Chronic-what?-cles of Narnia!

Yo, stop at the deli, the theater's overpriced!
You got that backpack? Gonna pack it up nice.
Don't want security to get suspicious-
Mr. Pibbs and Red Vines equals crazy delicious!

Yo, reach in my pocket and pull out some dough,
Girl acted like she never seen a $10 before!
It's all about the Hamiltons, baby
Throw the snacks in a bag, and I'm Ghost like Swayze.

Roll up to the theater, ticket buying what we're handling,
You can call us Aaron Burr from the way we're dropping Hamiltons
Parked in our seats movie trivia's the illest!
"What Friends alum starred in films with Bruce Willis?"
We answered so fast, it was scary:
Everyone stared in awe when we screamed "Matthew Perry!"
Then quiet in the theater or it's gonna get tragic
We're about to be taken to a dream world of magic

In the Chronic-what?-cles of Narnia!
Yes, the Chronic-what?-cles of Narnia!
We love that Chronic-what?-cles of Narnia!
Pass that Chronic-what?-cles of Narnia!

It's this blog's goal to feature as many of the SNL Digital Shorts as we possibly can. So drop on in from time to time to see what we can dig up!

Cheers, everyone!

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Have You Seen The New Knight Rider?

NBC had once again revived the Knight Rider franchise. Knight Rider 2008, a made-for-tv movie/backdoor pilot, aired a couple of Sundays ago, 17 February 2008. It's a totally new storyline that ignores the earlier Knight Rider movies (one in 1991 and another in 1994), and that alternate-reality Team Knight Rider series.

This one pretty much comes from the timeline set from the old Knight Rider TV series. And without having to reveal too much, let's just say that, despite a whole new cast and a brand new car- yes, there IS still a Michael Knight connection.

The New Knight Rider

KITT- the Knight Industries Two Thousand- used to be a Black Pontiac Firebird/Trans Am that boasted a molecular bonded shell (read: bulletproof) and some serious AI (the car can talk, man!).

Our new KITT has a whole range of spiffy new enhancements and upgrades- so now it's the Knight Industries Three Thousand. I guess it's the extra 1000 that gives it that extra punch.

Instead of the Black Pontiac Firebird, the new KITT is a 2008 Ford Mustang GT500KR, but has generally the same features of the original KITT- it's black and it talks!

Check out the features of the new and improved KITT, as compiled by Wikipedia:

  • 550 horsepower solar hybrid engine
  • Sports-tuned suspension
  • Xenon headlamps with infrared night-vision
  • Metallic paint with nanotech enhanced camouflage including morphing License Plate.
  • Military satellite access
  • FBI database access
  • Self-regeneration and damage repair
  • High-speed Internet
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Voice-activated GPS
  • Apple Wireless Keyboard in the glove box under an accessory drawer
  • Biometric Interface to access security features.
  • Wireless headset to communicate with passengers within a limited distance.
  • Biomedical Scanner.
It is important to note that if KITT's Artificial Intelligence is offline, the self-regeneration mechanism is inactive, making it as vulnerable as an ordinary car. Part of the shutting down procedures of KITT's AI includes the release of the clutch pedal as well as a stick shift to allow manual control.
Other details from the pilot film:
  • Driving cross-country, KITT can average a speed of 191 mph (307 km/h) and travel 627 mi (1,009 km) in 3 h 17 min.
  • Although largely solar powered, KITT does use gasoline; with 91% of the energy being recycled, it averages 167 mpg (US) (1.4 l/100 km).
Instead of the famous communicator watch, KITT communicates with its operators via a wireless headset, and can access wireless phone networks. Since KITT can tie into numerous computer systems, it is able to emulate many of the functions of the watch, such as unlocking doors.

KITT is voiced this time by actor Val Kilmer.

Is The New Knight Rider Going To Be A Whole New Series?

No word yet, as far as I can tell. The Knight Rider made-for-TV movie that aired was really a backdoor pilot- which means that, depending on how it was received by the audience, and on its commercial viability- a network can then choose to pick it up for a regular season, or just dump it in the TV Recycle Bin altogether.

Knight Rider 2008 did get considerably high ratings: According to Wikipedia, Nielson tracked 10.0 million viewers watching NBC with 4.0/10 households tuning in. The show was received poorly by critics, but despite the less-than-positive reviews, NBC captured first place within the 18-49 demographic. The movie averaged a viewership of 12.8 million viewers.

I guess we'll just have to wait and see what NBC has to say about it.

More later. Cheers, everyone!

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Just A Regular Dude Watching TV

I might be a media guy, but my field is really more into radio and marketing more than anything else. For the most part, it means that what I know about television is pretty much stuff just about anyone can know- so don't expect me to go technical or anything.

I'm just a regular dude who just happens to appreciate me some good TV.

TV has so much to offer- a show I like might not exactly appeal to your tastes and vice versa. And that's the beauty of it all- with just so much TV going on, there's definitely something for everyone out there. We even have our own guilty pleasures- and that's just all good.

Feel free to share your thoughts on whatever TV show you like (or don't like). As long as you're all mature about it, with a genuine desire to inform, educate, or just someone with an honest opinion- come, sit and let's talk about TV.

Cheers, everyone.

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