Saturday Night Live is almost as old as I am! This is kind of crazy to even think about it, but on February 15th, the famous TV show will celebrate its 40th Anniversary with a crazy musical lineup: Paul McCartney, Kanye West – are these two becoming siamese twins these days? – Justin Timberlake, Paul Simon and Taylor Swift….
So what’s wrong with this lineup? There’s nothing wrong but you have to admit it’s an odd one, mixing the old generation with the new one in a total insane embrace. If you can expect a McCartney-West duo, will we get a Simon-Timberlake collab? I will pass on that one. The monumental cast of comedians will also blend recent members (Kristen Wiig, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey) with SNL’s old-school team (Chevy Chase, Steve Martin, Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Bill Murray, Alec Baldwin, Christopher Walken and Tom Hanks). They have even promised Jack Nicholson, Jim Carrey, Peyton Manning, Chris Rock, Garrett Morris, Andy Samberg, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, Betty White, Emma Stone, Derek Jeter, Jimmy Fallon, Dana Carvey, Adam Sandler, Melissa McCarthy, Will Ferrell, Robert De Niro, Jerry Seinfeld, Molly Shannon and Mike Meyers to show up! Could they have added more people on this list? This is highly impressive and I guess we should all mark our calendar for February 15th.
Everyone is talking about the return of Eddie Murphy as a cast member, but there is another oddity which intrigues me much more… is this the first time that Kanye and Taylor are on the same set since the infamous incident at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards? I guess and this is too tempting! The scene has been parodied to death, and SNL won’t touch at it once again, but it’s interesting that these two are the two musical picks (beside Timberlake) for this generation. I am really hoping for a duet.
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