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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Derek to Host Saturday Night Live on December 19

TV Update: 12/12 “SNL” = Jon Bon Jovi host, Bon Jovi musical guest; 12/19 = Derek Jeter host, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys & Mr. Hudson musical guests about 2 hours ago from web

happysky Posted: November 17, 2009 at 03:27 AM | 69 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2009 at 04:28 AM (#3389121)
Will he do it while dressed as a Hobo? I totally would watch that. Otherwise, I'll DVR it and watch whatever dumb Bowl Game is on that night.
   2. A Fatty Cow That Need Two Seats Posted: November 17, 2009 at 04:42 AM (#3389128)
I forgot about that NBC-Jon Bovi thing. They are going to be on Inside the Actors Studio, too.
   3. aleskel Posted: November 17, 2009 at 04:45 AM (#3389131)
Jeter hosted before - I seem to remember he was okay. I'm just going to ignore that "Mr. Hudson" part.
   4. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: November 17, 2009 at 04:46 AM (#3389132)
Good thing I never watch this show.
   5. Eraser-X is emphatically dominating teh site!!! Posted: November 17, 2009 at 04:47 AM (#3389134)
I was hoping for Derek Lowe.
   6. NJ in DC (Now with temporary employment!) Posted: November 17, 2009 at 04:48 AM (#3389135)
I like Mr. Hudson.
   7. andrewberg Posted: November 17, 2009 at 04:49 AM (#3389136)
Can't he just be Jeter?
   8. aleskel Posted: November 17, 2009 at 04:50 AM (#3389137)
wow, Mr. Hudson is a singer. I thought it was an ARod joke.
   9. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2009 at 04:53 AM (#3389140)
What baseball players would make great SNL hosts?

I have to say that Michael Cuddyer instantly comes to mind.
   10. aleskel Posted: November 17, 2009 at 04:56 AM (#3389142)
What baseball players would make great SNL hosts?

Jimmy Rollins and Ryan Howard make a good Mutt and Jeff team
   11. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: November 17, 2009 at 05:04 AM (#3389145)
Who is Mr Hudson? I immediately thought of Mr Cooper, of Hangin' with Mr Cooper, but that cannot possibly be it.
   12. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2009 at 05:09 AM (#3389147)
Mr. Hudson is Alex Rodriguez, I'm guessing.
   13. JJ1986 Posted: November 17, 2009 at 05:48 AM (#3389158)
He's featured on Young Forever on Blueprint 3. I don't know if he makes his own music, but I assume he does.
   14. The Most Interesting Man In The World Posted: November 17, 2009 at 05:51 AM (#3389159)
I would watch an episode co-hosted by Lincecum and Zito.
   15. The Most Interesting Man In The World Posted: November 17, 2009 at 05:52 AM (#3389160)
Perhaps Mr. Hudson will be the brothers Tim and Orlando. Actually, that can't be right.
   16. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: November 17, 2009 at 05:59 AM (#3389167)
I would watch an episode co-hosted by Lincecum and Zito.


They already made a Wayne's World.
   17. The Most Interesting Man In The World Posted: November 17, 2009 at 06:08 AM (#3389169)
I would watch an episode co-hosted by Lincecum and Zito.


They already made a Wayne's World.


Actually, the entire Giants' team would make for an excellent hosting team.

Stoner Cy Young award candidates, overweight Latin infielders, what could possibly go wrong?
   18. Kurt Posted: November 17, 2009 at 06:21 AM (#3389174)
He can't possibly be worse than January Jones.
   19. The Most Interesting Man In The World Posted: November 17, 2009 at 06:33 AM (#3389179)
He can't possibly be worse than January Jones.

So I managed to miss the January Jones episode.... was it really that bad? I suppose I should have known it wouldn't have been as good as when Jon Hamm hosted.
   20. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: November 17, 2009 at 06:36 AM (#3389183)
overweight Latin infielders


Braindead Caribbeans Who Hack at Slop Nightly!
   21. Zipperholes Posted: November 17, 2009 at 06:47 AM (#3389186)
overweight Latin infielders

I think there's an open spot since Horatio Sanz left.
   22. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: November 17, 2009 at 06:53 AM (#3389188)
Derek Jeter's irrepressible history of spontaneity and tomfoolery will probably elevate the comedy on "SNL."
   23. The Most Interesting Man In The World Posted: November 17, 2009 at 06:58 AM (#3389190)
From memory, the following MLB-related people have hosted SNL:

Billy Martin (while a Yankee manager)
Bob Uecker (while a broadcaster/member of "Mr. Belevedere")
George Steinbrenner (as owner, of course)
Deion Sanders
Derek Jeter

Which means that in 35 seasons, Jeter is the only host purely known for being a baseball player. And in all likelihood the only Hall of Famer.

Even the NBA (Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley) has two, and I would think that would be a harder gig, with the SNL and NBA seasons essentially paralleling each other.
   24. New York Necks Posted: November 17, 2009 at 06:59 AM (#3389191)
Will this be the much-anticipated return of Candy Soriano to SNL?

ps word to the wise: Mr. Hudson is a (white) British singer that Kanye has taken under his wing. He's sort of like a hip-hop version of Sting. This is his most well known song.
   25. The Most Interesting Man In The World Posted: November 17, 2009 at 07:02 AM (#3389193)
Mr. Hudson is a (white) British singer that Kanye has taken under his wing. He's sort of like a hip-hop version of Sting.

But is he better than Snow? The rapper, not the Giant.
   26. The Original SJ Posted: November 17, 2009 at 07:03 AM (#3389195)
About 10 or 15 years ago they did a sketch where Chris Kattan dreamed baseball players from his poster came to life, then too many of them were in his room, and some of them hit on his mom, and it became uncool.

Gregg Jeffries, Marty Cordova, Scott Rolen, Todd Zeile, Gerald Williams, Rondell White, Todd Hundley and maybe 10 other baseball players are in there.
   27. Darnell McDonald had a farm Posted: November 17, 2009 at 07:05 AM (#3389197)
Sweet, I'll make a fondue and get caught up on my sewing, maybe shave the undercarriage
   28. New York Necks Posted: November 17, 2009 at 07:08 AM (#3389199)
Mr. Hudson's not a rapper, but he's "hip-hop" in the sense that he's an R&B;-style singer that sings hip-hop songs. It's a blurring of the genres; picture Sting singing over Kanye Euro-house inspired beats.
   29. Bhaakon Posted: November 17, 2009 at 07:30 AM (#3389207)
Tony Danza was a professional boxer? That explains a lot, actually.
   30. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: November 17, 2009 at 07:41 AM (#3389212)
Mr. Hudson's not a rapper, but he's "hip-hop" in the sense that he's an R&B;-style singer auto-tuner that sings auto-tunes hip-hop songs.

FTFY
   31. Fred Lynn Nolan Ryan Sweeney Agonistes Posted: November 17, 2009 at 07:54 AM (#3389223)
Anybody remember Joe Montana and Walter Payton on SNL?
The bit where Joe Montana is the roommate who actually says what he's thinking kills me.
   32. New York Necks Posted: November 17, 2009 at 08:40 AM (#3389238)
[31] Well I don't doubt that his voice is pitch corrected in the studio, but Hudson isn't part of the robot-voiced autotune craze like T-Pain, Drake, "Tardy to the Party", or whatever.

I didn't expect to play the role of Mr Hudson apologist, I just like "Supernova." Forget the hip-hop thing if that throws you off, much of that label is from his Kanye affiliation. Perhaps the best way to describe him is as a pop singer with an electro/R&B;style.
   33. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: November 17, 2009 at 09:04 AM (#3389247)
About 10 or 15 years ago they did a sketch where Chris Kattan dreamed baseball players from his poster came to life, then too many of them were in his room, and some of them hit on his mom, and it became uncool.

Gregg Jeffries, Marty Cordova, Scott Rolen, Todd Zeile, Gerald Williams, Rondell White, Todd Hundley and maybe 10 other baseball players are in there.


Okay, so fine, Jeter will only be the eighth Hall of Famer to appear on "SNL."
   34. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: November 17, 2009 at 09:06 AM (#3389248)
Gerald Williams was on a poster?
   35. Zipperholes Posted: November 17, 2009 at 09:39 AM (#3389254)
Peyton Manning hosted, right? I don't think I saw it but remember reviews saying he was surprisingly really good.
   36. Phil Coorey is a T-Shirt Salesman Posted: November 17, 2009 at 10:32 AM (#3389257)
Peyton Manning hosted, right? I don't think I saw it but remember reviews saying he was surprisingly really good.


I think Bill Simmons said he choked
   37. The Republic of Dresses Posted: November 17, 2009 at 12:31 PM (#3389263)
About 10 or 15 years ago they did a sketch where Chris Kattan dreamed baseball players from his poster came to life, then too many of them were in his room, and some of them hit on his mom, and it became uncool.

Gregg Jeffries, Marty Cordova, Scott Rolen, Todd Zeile, Gerald Williams, Rondell White, Todd Hundley and maybe 10 other baseball players are in there.


Those are the players you remember? What about...

Player: Follow your dreams. You can do anything you set your mind to. This isn't Russia.
Kattan: Russia's a democracy now.
Player: Quit being a fag, kid, you know what I meant.
Kattan: Mark Wohlers called me a fag.
   38. The Most Interesting Man In The World Posted: November 17, 2009 at 03:00 PM (#3389292)
The NBA apparently has more than two. In addition to Jordan and Barkley, there's Bill Russell and LeBron James. Not at the same time.

How could I have forgotten LeBron? Perhaps by choice.

Bill Russell's appearance is I believe in Season 5, which will be released on DVD in a couple of weeks.... I'll Netflix it.
   39. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: November 17, 2009 at 03:14 PM (#3389302)
I want to take a Majestic Carribbean Cruise with NBA star Manute Bol.
   40. The Yankee Clapper Posted: November 17, 2009 at 03:38 PM (#3389322)
No other MLB player has won a Gold Glove, Silver Slugger and hosted SNL in the same year!
   41. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: November 17, 2009 at 03:44 PM (#3389325)
Otherwise, I'll DVR it and watch whatever dumb Bowl Game is on that night.
Despite having dozens of bowl games to choose from, 12/12 will only bring you Army v Navy, unless you're interested in I-AA, II, or III playoff games.

Kind of surprising that Reggie Jackson never appeared on the show.
   42. The elusive Robert Denby Posted: November 17, 2009 at 03:56 PM (#3389332)
Gregg Jeffries, Marty Cordova, Scott Rolen, Todd Zeile, Gerald Williams, Rondell White, Todd Hundley and maybe 10 other baseball players are in there.

Mike Sweeney, Mark Wohlers, Jeff Fassero, Mark Grudzielanek, Russ Davis, Cliff Floyd, and David Howard.
   43. HCO Posted: November 17, 2009 at 04:05 PM (#3389336)
The original Jeter SNL. It was superb.

Thaaaaat's wheeeeere we wanna goooooooo....

Derek Jeter's Taco Hole!
   44. aleskel Posted: November 17, 2009 at 04:09 PM (#3389339)
The original Jeter SNL. It was superb.

oh god, I remember that skit where David Wells showed up dressed as a skank. Although I wish I didn't.
   45. HCO Posted: November 17, 2009 at 04:13 PM (#3389341)
oh god, I remember that skit where David Wells showed up dressed as a skank. Although I wish I didn't.


That was gold.

My friends and I were saying "no one wants to have sex with Chuck Knoblauch" for weeks after that.
   46. Tom Nawrocki Posted: November 17, 2009 at 04:17 PM (#3389343)

Bill Russell's appearance is I believe in Season 5, which will be released on DVD in a couple of weeks.... I'll Netflix it.


Russell did a great sketch where he played the star of a show called "The Black Shadow," coaching an all-white high school basketball team.

In addition to the sports figures mentioned here, Tom Brady and Wayne Gretzky have hosted too. Gretzky was pretty bad.
   47. Kurt Posted: November 17, 2009 at 04:22 PM (#3389345)
So I managed to miss the January Jones episode.... was it really that bad? I suppose I should have known it wouldn't have been as good as when Jon Hamm hosted.

I've never seen Mad Men, so I don't know a thing about her...but she was worse than anyone has ever been at anything. I can't believe she acts for a living; Nancy Kerrigan was a better host.

Peyton Manning hosted, right? I don't think I saw it but remember reviews saying he was surprisingly really good.

Yeah, he and Brady were both good (in separate episodes).

Peyton United Way sketch
   48. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: November 17, 2009 at 04:22 PM (#3389346)
I will forever give Jeter credit for his opinion that he looks "like the Rock had sex with a muppet." Also, his bit with Seth Meyers was pretty entertaining.'

I don't remember any of Steinbrenner's, except he had a bit as a gas station owner who couldn't bring himself to fire anyone, even the hugely inept. For a relatively obvious concept, it was pretty funny.
   49. happysky Posted: November 17, 2009 at 04:23 PM (#3389347)
No other MLB player has won a Gold Glove, Silver Slugger and hosted SNL in the same year!

No other baseball player has hosted SNL
   50. RJ in TO Posted: November 17, 2009 at 04:26 PM (#3389348)
In addition to the sports figures mentioned here, Tom Brady and Wayne Gretzky have hosted too. Gretzky was pretty bad.


Gretzky was bad? Obviously you've forgotten the "Anal retentive fisherman" skit.
   51. rLr Is King Of The Romans And Above Grammar Posted: November 17, 2009 at 04:26 PM (#3389349)
Gretzky was pretty bad.

I enjoyed "Waikiki Hockey."
   52. SoSH U at work Posted: November 17, 2009 at 04:35 PM (#3389356)
Peyton United Way sketch


Seth Meyers said he improvised the Port-o-let line, which shocked the hell out of the crew.
   53. The Yankee Clapper Posted: November 17, 2009 at 04:37 PM (#3389358)
No other MLB player has won a Gold Glove, Silver Slugger and hosted SNL in the same year!


No other baseball player has hosted SNL

Making the honor all the greater. I sense an Emmy coming.
   54. happysky Posted: November 17, 2009 at 04:58 PM (#3389374)
I wonder how Arod will do if given chance
   55. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: November 17, 2009 at 05:10 PM (#3389395)
OJ Simpson was pretty good in Samurai Night Fever.
   56. Lassus Posted: November 17, 2009 at 05:10 PM (#3389396)
I wonder how Arod will do if given chance

I'm a A-Rod defender, but terrible.

I think Peyton Manning has natural comic timing, which is pretty rare. Not even all the regular cast members of SNL have had it.
   57. Famous Original Joe C Posted: November 17, 2009 at 05:18 PM (#3389407)
Kevin McHale would have done a nice job.
   58. Famous Original Joe C Posted: November 17, 2009 at 05:24 PM (#3389416)
The bit where Joe Montana is the roommate who actually says what he's thinking kills me.

"Great. I'm going to go upstairs and masturbate."
   59. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: November 17, 2009 at 05:35 PM (#3389432)
Kevin McHale was funny in the Cheers episode where he was counting all the screws on the tile floor on the basketball court during a game.
   60. Gamingboy Posted: November 17, 2009 at 05:36 PM (#3389433)
I have to think that Michael Jordan and Garth Brooks have hosted. And they were Baseball players.
For brief amounts of time.
   61. RJ in TO Posted: November 17, 2009 at 05:48 PM (#3389448)
Kevin McHale was funny in the Cheers episode where he was counting all the screws on the tile floor on the basketball court during a game.


He was even funnier in his role as GM of the Timberwolves.
   62. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: November 17, 2009 at 06:33 PM (#3389489)
I have to think that Michael Jordan and Garth Brooks have hosted. And they were Baseball players.
For brief amounts of time.


Charlie Sheen played high school baseball. He also threw a World Series in a movie, but he later led the Indians to the pennant.
   63. rconn23 Posted: November 17, 2009 at 06:37 PM (#3389501)
"I have to think that Michael Jordan and Garth Brooks have hosted. And they were Baseball players.
For brief amounts of time."

They have. Jordan wasn't good. Brooks, I think, has hosted twice and was great both times.

As far as athletes hosting, Manning has to be the best, if only for the United Way sketch.

Jeter was passable, a little less robotic than he is in interviews, but not by much.
   64. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: November 17, 2009 at 06:37 PM (#3389502)
The Tom Brady sexual harassment sketch cracks me up.

Also another vote for Derek Jeter's Taco Hole.
   65. DL from MN Posted: November 17, 2009 at 07:08 PM (#3389539)
Gretzky's "Wayne's World" appearance was one of the better Wayne's World sketches.
   66. JMPH Posted: November 17, 2009 at 07:15 PM (#3389545)
I have to think that Michael Jordan and Garth Brooks have hosted. And they were Baseball players.
For brief amounts of time.


In that case, I suppose that Billy Crystal is the only baseball player to be a cast member.
   67. Dewey, Soupuss Not Doomed to Succeed Posted: November 17, 2009 at 07:15 PM (#3389547)
Joe Montana, hands down. "I'm going to go to my room and masturbate".
   68. The Original SJ Posted: November 17, 2009 at 07:45 PM (#3389593)
I am here to #### #### up. Who has SNL questions?

The original Jeter SNL. It was superb.

Thaaaaat's wheeeeere we wanna goooooooo....

Derek Jeter's Taco Hole!


It really was, it also had the precursor to the Peyton Manning throws the ball at little kids sketch.

An afterschool special where Jetes lawyer brings him over to play baseball with the kid, but the kids stinks, so Jeter teaches the kid how to make molotov cocktails.

But the best sketch on the show was the tremendous "perm" sketch. Jeter gets a perm, and debuts it at the party.

Man, that #### was awesome.

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