Kicking off this week’s look into Awards Daily TV’s favorite Saturday Night Live clips are two clips that satirize significant pop culture milestones: Starbucks and the 90s-era TV show Blossom. If you’d like more SNL discussion, then please check out the recent Awards Daily TV Water Cooler podcast on our SNL favorites.

Starbucks Verismo

When it first aired back in January 2013, viewers had the sense that SNL was getting away with something really big here – namely, they were effectively skewering Starbucks and their name-botching baristas while simultaneously deploying one of the more outwardly racist sketches in recent memory. SNL doesn’t take many chances of late, but this one felt a little over the top in its satire. What’s your take on Starbucks Verismo? Racist or much ado about nothing?


To anyone who grew up watching TV in the 90s, Blossom was something of an accidental cultural milestone. Equally loathed and beloved, the series had many quirks and eccentricities that made it ripe for SNL‘s grasp – the “very special episode” nature of the series, the quirky opening, the Joey Lawrence and Mayim Balkiness of it all. What aired is an unsung SNL classic, a throwback to the days when Mike Myers played human beings that weren’t named Wayne and Melanie Hutsell gave every skit she was in her all.

Feel free to comment below and give us your recommendations for the best of or the unsung treasures of Saturday Night Live.

Last Week Tonight host John Oliver takes a few minutes out of his hiatus to share some tips on how to survive New Year’s Eve.

The show returns to HBO on February 8, 2o15.

Lifetime’s holiday entree Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever premiered tonight to largely (and unsurprisingly) terrible reviews. More surprising is Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza’s reaction to the film on Twitter.

Plaza, known for her sardonic sense of humor, provides the voice of the titular cat – something that has bewildered me since the project was announced. Lifetime holiday movies always seemed like the kind of thing Plaza would skewer mercilessly. Somehow, my world felt askew with her participation in the project.

Tonight, the cosmic order was restored when Plaza unleashed an epic string of comedy on Twitter during the film’s premiere and embraced the film’s awfulness, helping the film to trend on Twitter.



Those are but a few highlights of what proved to be an incredibly amusing night on Twitter. Missed the movie, though. Sounds like I didn’t miss much. OR I missed the best thing ever.

Please feel free to share your thoughts below.

Lifetime continues to air ‘Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever’ through the month of December. Check local listings for airtimes. Or don’t.

Is Jon Stewart the only one making any sense in the world anymore? He’s just a comedian, yet time and time again he’s forced to call out the news media for shoveling a constant stream of bullshit that seems to peak at times when the country and the world need the media the most.

First he pins down our elected officials on both sides of the aisle for doing little more than argue and soil their diapers as this ISIS thing gets way out of hand, and then he unloads on the news channels for focusing on #LatteSalute instead of actual reporting. He unleashes most of his juicy rant at the end on FOX, but none of the outlets come away clean.

“Which branch of government has the power to take us to war? Is this even a war at all? And if it isn’t a war, then what is it? Now is the time for an adult conversation about how our government makes its most important decisions and functions in crisis. And to lead that discussion, I give you our national media…”

Watch, laugh and cry.

“We are so fucked. I don’t even know what to do.”

AMC won’t let us see this show in advance so we’re just going to review this every week because it’s super funny.

“You gotta say your words right.”


walking dead promo

Chuck Todd debuted as the new host of Meet the Press this weekend with a big interview of President Barack Obama. And he blew it. 

The smug-prick look on Chuck’s stupid face when he says the words “You’ve not said the word Syria so far” like he knows he’s the only one who got the teacher’s question right in class illustrates everything that sucks about him and why he’s one of the worst things about NBC News… which puts him in the running for one of the worst things ever.

Please, Chuck. Make the world a smarter place by getting off TV.

via: Crooks and Liars

This is funny, but it’s also a reminder Breaking Bad is gone (sorry, Better Call Saul doesn’t quite count) and the airwaves are still lousy with crappy reality shows.

Still. Funny. Enjoy it after the jump.

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The Queen’s Guard of England bust out The Game of Thrones theme for tourists visiting Buckingham Palace…. uh, these people know what’s happened to basically every monarch on this show so far, right?

Check it out after the jump.

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