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    Jrr6415sun

    [21]Dec 10, 2005
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    there are sooooo many funny celebrities out there that i'm sure would host.. why do they often have people that host many many times? Stop hogging the hosting spot and leave it to some other people.
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    snlra

    [22]Dec 10, 2005
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    I think consistency is great in a host if he/she's great. Alec Baldwin has come up with some of the funniest moments in Saturday Night Live's 30+ year history. When you think of a lot of 1990-2000 sketch work and faux commercials, Baldwin holds up as a great host. I can't wait for tonight's episode.

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    HelloStuart

    [23]Dec 10, 2005
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    Jrr6415sun wrote:
    there are sooooo many funny celebrities out there that i'm sure would host.. why do they often have people that host many many times? Stop hogging the hosting spot and leave it to some other people.


    If they work well with the cast, more likely than not they will be invited back. It's nothing new, really.
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    algetrig91

    [24]Dec 10, 2005
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    Also, he likes to do the show. Many of the five-timers like it a lot.
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    biscuitman18

    [25]Dec 10, 2005
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    Alec Baldwin...

    ...in December...

    ...anybody else hoping for an appearance by our old friend, Pete Schwetty?
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    JerrySteveDave

    [26]Dec 10, 2005
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    Schwetty would be great, but with both Gasteyer and Shannon gone, I don't know if they could do it. Although didn't Dratch do a couple of the later Delicious Dish sketches?
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    HelloStuart

    [27]Dec 10, 2005
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    JerrySteveDave wrote:
    Schwetty would be great, but with both Gasteyer and Shannon gone, I don't know if they could do it. Although didn't Dratch do a couple of the later Delicious Dish sketches?


    Ah yes, Lynn Vershad, the forgotten soldier...
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    JerrySteveDave

    [28]Dec 10, 2005
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    From yesterday's New York Times:

    among the sketches under consideration earlier this week - there are typically 40 in all, which will ultimately be winnowed to 8 before show time - were these: a takeoff on "Brokeback Mountain" (the working title was "Brokeback Goldmine") in which Mr. Baldwin would play an old, gay prospector; a spoof of Take Our Daughters to Work Day, in which he would play a father who gets fired as his child looks on; and a reprise of his dead-on Tony Bennett, who would interview Saddam Hussein or Osama bin Laden or maybe Dick Cheney.

    Those three sketches sound pretty good...I think we're in for a quality episode.
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    algetrig91

    [29]Dec 10, 2005
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    I wonder if Samberg will be the kid in the Take Your Daughter To Work Day spoof. They might switch it to a son.
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    JerrySteveDave

    [30]Dec 10, 2005
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    Nah, probably Poehler or Dratch. Samberg will be, I'm guessing, playing waiters, busboys, and other background characters all night.
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    HelloStuart

    [31]Dec 10, 2005
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    JerrySteveDave wrote:
    Nah, probably Poehler or Dratch. Samberg will be, I'm guessing, playing waiters, busboys, and other background characters all night.


    As far as I've seen, Poehler is the only cast member that can get away with playing a grade-schooler, but then again Wiig might surprise us once more.
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    Jrr6415sun

    [32]Dec 10, 2005
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    HelloStuart wrote:
    Jrr6415sun wrote:
    there are sooooo many funny celebrities out there that i'm sure would host.. why do they often have people that host many many times? Stop hogging the hosting spot and leave it to some other people.


    If they work well with the cast, more likely than not they will be invited back. It's nothing new, really.


    great he likes to do the show and he works well with the cast, but there are what? 20 episodes a season. There are millions of celebrties just because he likes to do it doesn't mean he can do it 13 times while other celebrities who want to do it aren't able to.
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    TheDiamondDog

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    biscuitman18 wrote:
    Alec Baldwin...

    ...in December...

    ...anybody else hoping for an appearance by our old friend, Pete Schwetty?


    I hope not and I doubt it.

    Sandburg does seem to be in the background a lot. Its sad really. He could play the most convincing kid. He looks it.

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    [34]Dec 10, 2005
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    I saw some Tony Bennett skit, and a few old people dancing in front of a Medicare background.

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    ClevelandRocker

    [35]Dec 10, 2005
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    The Juice is back.
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    CyberFox

    [36]Dec 10, 2005
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    Well, I thought it was a great monologue and opening sketch thus far.

    We'll have to wait to see how it plays out.
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    CyberFox

    [37]Dec 10, 2005
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    Plus, we saw TIM MEADOWS!!!

    He better be in at least ONE of these sketches.
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    pharmmajor

    [38]Dec 10, 2005
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    Okay, I've got a problem with the WU bit featuring the black ventriloquist. They mentioned that he was member of the Nation of Islam, but just passed him off as another crazy, angry black man. They didn't mention a thing about how the NOI is one of the most anti-Semitic organizations around. I would think SNL would have the balls to blast that racist organization with a little more strength than a freakin' dummy.
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    ClevelandRocker

    [39]Dec 10, 2005
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    pharmmajor wrote:
    Okay, I've got a problem with the WU bit featuring the black ventriloquist. They mentioned that he was member of the Nation of Islam, but just passed him off as another crazy, angry black man. They didn't mention a thing about how the NOI is one of the most anti-Semitic organizations around. I would think SNL would have the balls to blast that racist organization with a little more strength than a freakin' dummy.

    It's just a sketch.
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    pharmmajor

    [40]Dec 10, 2005
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    YEah, I know. I just have a bit of a beef against people who go light on anti-Semitic bastards, even if it's just for a spoof.
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