Borat * Doby the Shark * Christina Applegate * Will Ferrell * Paul Rudd * Steve Carell * Kristen Wiig * Liam Neeson * Kanye * Kirsten Dunst (as a beautiful goddess!) * an RV on cruise control * random comment about Filipinos * GNN (for Global News Network) * Marion Cotillard * Jim Carrey * Tina Fey/Amy Poehler * Vince Vaughn * precocious piano-playing kid
The funniest thing in Anchorman 2 (outside of Will Ferrell and Steve Carell) was a deliciously smarmy TV anchorman played by James Marsden. Self isn’t a big Marsden fan, but she really liked his performance here.
This is not really a review of Anchorman 2. If you liked the original movie, you will love this one.
Oh, and something else: the way Kristen Wiig’s character and Steve Carell’s character drive an uptight newswoman almost crazy is 100% believable. If someone who worked for you in an office screamed at maximum volume like that, would it qualify as abuse? Do dear blog readers realize how difficult it would be to label — even describe — such behavior? Therefore, it is brilliant.
On to Pajiba’s picks of the 5 Best Skits of SNL, which self read via Salon.com
Self loved the just-ended season of SNL. She watched it (almost every Saturday) without fail (but still managed to miss Kerry Washington’s hosting gig, which apparently was the best episode of the season, according to Salon.com — go figure!)
She caught Ed Norton (meh) and John Goodman (more meh) and Jimmy Fallon last week (surprisingly meh) and Josh Hutcherson (adorable!).
She missed Miley Cyrus’s appearance.
The best SNL skit of the season was a pitch-perfect parody of Wes Anderson (during Ed Norton’s hosting gig), called “The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders.” Watch and be slayed, dear blog readers! Self loved the way Ed Norton channeled Owen Wilson. It wasn’t just the bleached blonde wig (although that was pretty fabulous). It was the way Norton nailed the Owen Wilson drawl, the whole surfer-dude affect.