Episode 83 – SNL Skits Involving Athletes

We all expect actors to do well when they guest host Saturday Night Live. Performing is literally their job. And while it’s a different kind of performing, you can make the same case for musicians, who have to tell a story with their songs. But athletes? Meatheads? Jocks? They are going to bomb, right?

Well, not always. Some of the best SNL skits of all time feature athletes stepping outside of their comfort zone and showing off comedic chops we didn’t know they had. Here’s our Rushmore of the most impressive and downright hilarious SNL sketches to involve athletes.

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Episode 82 – Tim Burton Movies

This week’s we’re discussing the movie oeuvre of Tim Burton, one of Hollywood’s biggest iconoclasts and a man who never met a dark castle he couldn’t make darker, a part that Johnny Depp couldn’t play, or a comb. From his earliest work to upcoming projects (and we’re trying to wrap our heads around what Tim Burton’s Dumbo will be like), we’re celebrating the work of American cinema’s cool but kinda creepy uncle. It’s Showtime!

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Episode 81 – Rushmore of Fictional Butlers

Maybe the butler didn’t always do it, but we’ve gone and done it – a whole episode about fictional butlers. They might be stuffy, sassy or undead, but they always have one thing in common: they are WAY smarter than the people they work for.

Michael, Richard and Jeff are at your service with a platter of hors d’oeuvre, champagne flutes and another great podcast.

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Episode 80 – Non-Actors Turned Actors

I would imagine that there’s nothing more frustrating than being a struggling actor, training to perfect you craft and struggling for years to get a big break – only to see someone get a role THAT YOU COULD HAVE KILLED who isn’t even an actor. It would be like a medical student watching a janitor perform an emergency appendectomy. Or a baseball player who sees someone who hadn’t played baseball in a decade get signed just because he was popular at another sport.

But I digress.

Fortunately, not making acting your first choice doesn’t mean you can’t be a great actor. This week we look at musicians, dancers and regular people who have gone on to become accomplished thespians. And also Shaq.

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