Tag Archives: Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live Bringing on the Christmas Spirit

29 Nov

People were getting into the Christmas spirit early this season. Black Friday and Cyber Monday kicked things off in November. They get into their Fa-La-La-La-Las pretty early every year. And while they were having their moments with televised tree-lighting ceremonies and festive concerts with Jingle Bell Rock, I took a different approach.  I laughed my way into the festive mood with some late night comedy courtesy of  Saturday Night Live

Giving it up to Homelessville Charity

Giving it up to Homelessville Charity

 

Season's Eatings Skit

Season’s Eatings Skit

 

Mary Catherine Gallagher and Whitney Houston.

Mary Catherine Gallagher and Whitney Houston.

 

The Christmas Song

The Christmas Song

 

This has become one of my favorite holiday specials. I often look forward to the SNL Christmas Special and hope they include my favorites. There was nothing better than cracking up to Justin Timberlake’s charity battle with the Salvation Army Kris Kringle, The Season’s Eatings skit with Pete Schweddy, the Catholic School Christmas Concert with Mary Catherine Gallagher and Whitney Houston, and the Christmas Song with Horatio Sanz, Jimmy Fallon, Chris Kattan and Tracy Morgan.

The Christmas spirit is definitely warming up to me. Comedy and Christmas … a great combination.

Saturday Night Live Eyes and Melissa McCarthy Make Great Pick-Me-Up Moments

20 Aug

 

Finding the funny. Sometimes this can be difficult when suffering bouts of malaise, or damn near impossible when dealing with your dysfunctional family who pushes you over the edge. Perspective takes time … at least 24 hours. When dealing with relationships, it could take weeks, months or years.

So how do I find the funny?

As I was researching the internet for another personal project I happen to run into some great piece of advice.

“Rewrite your worst days as Saturday Night Live skits.” — Corrie Pikul

I’ve never heard of Corrie, but I think she is pretty badass for coining this phrase. Would I have loved  Will Ferrell to star with me? I mean his cowbell and cheerleader skits made for side-splitting laughter. Molly Shannon as Mary Catherine Gallagher … priceless. Or perhaps encountering Dana Carvey’s church lady or Chris Farley’s dirty dancing adventure with Patrick Swayze … c’mon now. My relationships, career, and run-ins with jackasses would be less stressful if I saw these experiences through Saturday Night Live Eyes.

However after reading this, I realized that I unconsciously do this Saturday Night Live skit from time to time. I rewrite the disasters of the day to include some comedic aspect, just so that I can move on and not become bitter. Seeing this quote in print made me more aware of the situation, so I bookmarked the page and decided it would be one of my mantras — helping me through those special family times or instances where I want to push my significant other out of a moving vehicle — a speeding vehicle.

But sometimes the funny doesn’t come right away and you dive into the rocky road ice cream. The next day comes and you repeat your chocolatey fifteen thousand calories snack. You could probably empty the case at Baskin Robbins, but you could also search for other people’s funny moments and that laughter can help you out a little.

And although rocky road is an amazing mood changer, this moment made for a great pick-me-up.


I’m glad I don’t wear Spanx, because I can see this happening to someone like myself.