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If it's a good idea to put Harriet Tubman's image on U.S. currency, why isn't it also okay to use her on this debit card? Is it that the user is a bank? Or is it that hand gesture?

Our limited-edition Harriet Tubman Visa Debit Card is a symbol of Black empowerment. Don’t miss out! #GetTheCard today! #HarrietTubman #BlackHistoryMonth #BankBlackhttps://t.co/LWbOmRjNcy pic.twitter.com/okLTuJskXC — OneUnited Bank (@oneunited) February 13, 2020 I'm reading "This Black-Owned Bank Put Harriet Tubman on a Debit Card and Social Media Lost It/OneUnited president and artist stand behind the design" (AdWeek).AdWeek quotes 2 tweeters:• "Harriet didn’t die for this" — Didn't die for b...
Tags: Art, Money, Law, Love, Freedom, Commerce, Beverly Hills, Slavery, Snl, Gestures, Harriet, Treasury Department, Harriet Tubman, Ann Althouse, Race And Pop Culture, OneUnited Bank


Here's What People Thought of YouTube When It First Launched in the Mid-2000s

When YouTube first launched 15 years ago, a lot of people weren’t sure what to make of it. Anyone can upload a video to this service? Why do I want to hear what some obnoxious teenager has to say from their bedroom?Read more...
Tags: Science, Youtube, Barack Obama, Snl, Ashton Kutcher, Flickr, Internet History, 2008 Presidential Election, Angelfire, Lazy Sunday, Imbd, Web 20


RuPaul’s Reading to Kids and General Fabulousness Kept a Messy ‘Saturday Night Live’ from Bombing Completely

RuPaul is a reality TV sensation thanks to his own competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race. It should come as no surprise that RuPaul brought some of his trademark style and sass to Saturday Night Live in his hosting debut. Unfortunately, it was somewhat hindered by messy direction and poor timing throughout the episode. Thankfully, it didn’t keep a couple sketches from standing out and bringing some big laughs, even if most of the episode was middling to perplexing. Let’s run through the best an...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Nbc, Boop, Snl, Rupaul, Saturday-Night-Live, TV Reviews, Eloise Corduroy Madeline Harriet


The Morning Watch: ‘The Irishman’ Anatomy of a Scene, An Astrobiologist Breaks Down Apocalyptic Scenes & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, director Martin Scorsese provides insight into a scene from The Irishman involving a meaningful exchange between Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci. Plus, an a strobiologist breaks down apocalyptic scenes from m...
Tags: Interstellar, Movies, Matt Damon, Earth, New York Times, Robert-De-Niro, Snl, Mars, Gq, 12 Monkeys, The Martian, Seth Myers, Martin-Scorsese, The 5th Wave, Kenan-Thompson, De Niro


‘Frozen’ diva Elsa finally comes out of the closet… on live TV

Disney, take note… This week’s episode of Saturday Night Live needled the studio by including a sketch of Elsa, the famed queen from the Frozen films, coming out as a lesbian–something that fans of the film, as well as its stars, have lobbied for. Elsa, as voiced by actress Idina Menzel, rocketed to full-blown gay iconhood by belting out the song “Let It Go” in the original 2013 film. Fans had hoped that last year’s Frozen 2 would see Elsa get a special lady in her life. Alas, Disney had other ...
Tags: Elsa, Frozen, Feature, Entertainment, Disney, Lifestyle, Snl, Idina Menzel, Cecily Strong, Ana, Ad Friendly, Olaf, Kate McKinnon, Frozen 2, Krystof, Alas Disney


The Morning Watch: Jason Momoa Reveals His True Form, ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Sound Editing and Mixing Explained & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, listen as the sound editors explain how they brought the roaring engines and more to life in the Best Picture nominated Ford v Ferrari. Plus, watch as Jason Momoa reveals his true self in a Super Bowl commer...
Tags: Movies, Ferrari, Ford, Norway, Snl, Vanity Fair, Jason Momoa, Kristoff, Video Of The Day, Saturday-Night-Live, Frozen 2, The Morning Watch, Ford v. Ferrari, Don Sylvester, David Giammarco, Ferrari Sound Editing


‘Saturday Night Live’ Lets J.J. Watt Follow the Tradition of Enthusiastic But Awkward Athletic Hosts

It’s Super Bowl weekend, so Saturday Night Live decided to have one of the NFL’s star players host the show. J.J. Watt is a defensive end for the Houston Texans, so it should come as no surprise that performing isn’t exactly his forté. But even so, the athlete hosted SNL with the same enthusiasm and energy that the likes of Peyton Manning, Michael Phelps and Charles Barkley have brought to Studio 8H. But it also came with the same awkwardness that comes from a lack of experience in acting, res...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Nbc, NFL, Snl, Houston Texans, Notre Dame, J J Watt, Kenan Thompson, Charles Barkley, Robbie, Madden, Saturday-Night-Live, TV Reviews, Peyton Manning Michael Phelps


The Morning Watch: ‘Legend of Zelda’ in the Style of Studio Ghibli, ‘The Gentlemen’ Scene Breakdown & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, watch a fanmade trailer for a Legend of Zelda movie in the style of animated movies from Studio Ghibli. Listen as director Guy Ritchie breaks down a scene from The Gentlemen with the film’s cast, and Saturda...
Tags: New York, Movies, Nintendo, Snl, Charlie Hunnam, Aidy Bryant, Zelda, Vanity Fair, Cecily Strong, Studio Ghibli, Guy-Ritchie, The Legend Of Zelda, Michelle Dockery, Bryant, Ritchie, Kate McKinnon


LOL: Adam Driver Returns as Kylo Ren on ‘Undercover Boss’ for ‘Saturday Night Live’

When Adam Driver first hosted Saturday Night Live back in January of 2016, it was just a month after the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The writers of the late night sketch show took advantage of the timeliness of Star Wars and had Adam Driver reprise his role as Kylo Ren as if he were on an episode of the CBS series Undercover Boss, disguised as a radar technician named Matt. Four years later, Adam Driver is back as Kylo Ren on Undercover Boss, but this time he’s an intern named Rand...
Tags: Movies, Nbc, Sci-fi, Sequels, Cbs, Snl, Lol, Adam Driver, Kylo Ren, Leia Organa, Snoke, Matt, Randy, Star-Wars, Video Of The Day, Saturday-Night-Live


Bowen Yang opens up about undergoing conversion therapy as a teen

Bowen Yang (Photo: Alex Schaefer/NBC) In a profile in the New York Times, SNL’s Bowen Yang, 29, has opened up about his parents’ intial reaction to him being gay. His mom and dad found out about his sexuality when they read an AIM conversation between him and another guy. He was 17 at the time. Unfortunately, they did not react well, with his father paying for him to undergo so-called “conversion therapy.” AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); “They ju...
Tags: Utah, Australia, Life, China, US, Lifestyle, Canada, New York Times, Snl, Puerto Rico, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Nyu, Yang, Conversion Therapy, Alex Schaefer


Adam Driver Is Super Chill, Returns as Kylo Ren on the Fantastic First ‘Saturday Night Live’ of 2020

Adam Driver hosted Saturday Night Live for the third time this weekend, and the result was one of the best episodes of the season. Not only did it feature the return of Kylo Ren, but it had some truly weird and hilarious sketches that Adam Driver committed too 100%. He’s one of those dramatic actors who has equally as good comedic timing, and this episode lets him shine. Check out the best and worst sketches from the Adam Driver hosted Saturday Night Live below. The Best Del Taco Shoot ...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Nbc, Snl, Pbs, Adam Driver, Cecily Strong, Kylo Ren, Halsey, Beck Bennett, Kate McKinnon, McKinnon, Del Taco, Jon Lovitz, Saturday-Night-Live


The Morning Watch: ‘Clone Wars’ Season 7 Trailer Easter Eggs, Will Ferrell’s Stories from ‘SNL’ & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, check out nearly four dozen Easter eggs from the latest trailer for the upcoming seventh and final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Plus, listen as Will Ferrell tells some stories from behind the scenes ...
Tags: Lisa Kudrow, Movies, Navy, Navy Seals, American Sniper, Snl, Lone Survivor, Zero Dark Thirty, Will-Ferrell, Ron, Ferrell, Jedi, JOCKO WILLINK, Star-Wars, Video Of The Day, Saturday-Night-Live


RuPaul, JJ Watt to Host ‘Saturday Night Live’ in February

RuPaul and JJ Watt will both make their “Saturday Night Live” hosting debuts in February. NBC announced Tuesday that Watt will host the Feb. 1 installment of the long-running sketch series with musical guest Luke Combs. Watt is currently a defensive end for the Houston Texans and three-time AP Defensive Player of the Year. Combs’ […]
Tags: News, Nbc, Snl, Saturday Night Live, Houston, Watt, Rupaul, JJ Watt, RuPaul JJ Watt, Luke Combs Watt


The Morning Watch: Robert Downey Jr. Recalls Time on ‘SNL’, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Style ‘Harry Potter’ Credits & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, watch as Robert Downey Jr. recalls his time on Saturday Night Live, remembering some embarrassing sketches he was in during one of the show’s worst periods. Plus, check out franchise end credits for the Harr...
Tags: Movies, Jimmy-Fallon, Robert-Downey-Jr, Harry-Potter, Snl, Dame Judi Dench, Vanity Fair, Fallon, Downey, Dolittle, Video Of The Day, Saturday-Night-Live, Awkwafina, The Morning Watch, Avengers: Endgame, Robert Downey Jr Recalls Time


NBC Addresses Firing ‘Saturday Night Live’ Hire Shane Gillis After Comedy Controversy [TCA 2020]

When Saturday Night Live hired three new cast members this year, executive producer Lorne Michaels was initially praised for hiring the first Asian cast member Bowen Yang and adding Chloe Fineman to the show’s roster of women. The third hire, Shane Gillis, co-hosted Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast and an episode in which he used racist and homophobic slurs emerged, leading Michaels to fire Gillis. NBC Entertainment Chairman Paul Telegdy addressed the Television Critics Association on Saturday, ...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Nbc, Disney, Snl, Kevin Hart, James Gunn, Ellen Degeneres, Lorne Michaels, Television Critics Association, Tca, Lorne, Matt, Michaels, Shane


The Morning Watch: Analyzing Severe Movie Injuries, ‘Star Wars’ Starfighters Explained & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, listen as an emergency physician analyzes injuries in movies like John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum, Titanic, Casino Royale, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, and more. Plus, each type of starfighter from the ...
Tags: New York, Movies, US, Austin, Titanic, Snl, Lucasfilm, Scarface, Kyle Mooney, Beck Bennett, John Wick, Star-Wars, Video Of The Day, Amy Beth Christenson, Saturday-Night-Live, Doug Chiang


The Morning Watch: Examining Movie Tattoos, Remembering ‘Jackie Chan Adventures’ & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, a tattoo artist takes a look at some prominent tattoos on characters in movies like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Hangover Part II, Blade, and more in order to determine whether they truly look authen...
Tags: Movies, Sesame Street, Snl, Jackie-Chan, Aquaman, Moana, Black Swan, Video Of The Day, Saturday-Night-Live, Blade, David Harbour, Mikey Day, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Keith Bang Bang McCurdy, The Morning Watch, Streeter Seidell


"Suggestive of the sky at dusk, the reassuring qualities of the thought-provoking PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue highlight our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era."

"Imprinted in our psyches as a restful color, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue brings a sense of peace and tranquility to the human spirit, offering refuge. Aiding concentration and bringing laser like clarity, PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue re-centers our thoughts. A reflective blue tone, Classic Blue fosters resilience. As technology continues to race ahead of the human ability to process it all, it is easy to understand why we gravitate to colors that are honest and offer the promise of protection....
Tags: Law, Color, Hillary Clinton, Snl, Orange, Hillary, Clinton, Pantone, Trump, Kate McKinnon, McKinnon, Hillary 2016, Ann Althouse, Partisanship, Blueness, Classic Blue


Supercut of Barbara Walters saying, "This is 2020"

For over 20 years, Barbara Walters anchored ABC's newsmagazine 20/20. So, there was PLENTY of material to make this supercut of her saying, "This is 20/20." Or, as the folks behind the New Year's Eve countdown site, www.thisis2020.com, want you to think, "This is 2020." This all led to this... Anderson Cooper losing it on air at the Times Square ball drop: Happy New Year, Happy Mutants! View this post on Instagram ...
Tags: Post, Video, News, Abc, 2020, Humor, 20/20, Anderson Cooper, Snl, New Year, New Year's Eve, Barbara Walters, Times Square, Ball Drop, This is 2020


The Morning Watch: Brie Larson’s Elf on the Shelf, Pittsburgh Penguins Do ‘The Santa Clause’ & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this Christmas edition, Captain Marvel star Brie Larson becomes an Elf on a Shelf to help deal with some of those pesky holiday problems that bug everyone each year. Plus, the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey team partakes in t...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Dwayne-Johnson, Santa Claus, Snl, Kevin-Hart, Sony Pictures, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Jumanji, Elf, Brie Larson, Pittsburgh Penguins, Video Of The Day, Saturday-Night-Live, The Morning Watch, The Santa Clause


"I don't have a Darrell Hammond tag and I'm not going to make one now, because if I do and he turns up randomly later this morning, I will have to reexamine my conception of reality."

I wrote in the comments to the previous post, in which I contemplated the reoccurrence of Sean Connery the second post of the day after he'd come up in the first post and I'd made a new "Sean Connery" tag.So I didn't make that "Darrell Hammond" tag (yet!) but the threat to my conception of reality caused me to self-protectively do a Google News search for "Darrell Hammond." Is he lurking in the current news stories, about to pop out and scare me? I'll catch him first.I find "The decade in Domino...
Tags: Law, Pizza, Blogging, Snl, Scary, Donald Trump, Google News, Sean Connery, Darrell Hammond, Ann Althouse, Trump and pop culture


"One would think that Mr. Murphy was given his freedom to leave the plantation, so that he could make his own decisions; but he decided to sell himself back to being a Hollywood Slave."

"[Stepin Fetchit plus cooning equals the destruction of Black Men in Hollywood.] Remember, Mr. Murphy, that Bill Cosby became legendary because he used comedy to humanize all races, religions and genders; but your attacking Mr. Cosby helps you embark on just becoming click bait," instagrammed Bill Cosby's spokesman, quoted in "Bill Cosby’s spokesman rips Eddie Murphy as ‘Hollywood Slave’ over ‘SNL’ jab" (NY Post)The bracketed sentence is in the original Instagram but sanitized out of the NY Post...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Law, Wikipedia, America, Rape, Bill Cosby, Cosby, Cbs, Snl, Eddie, Eddie Murphy, Norm Macdonald, Ny Post, Kenan Thompson, Tom


Eddie Murphy Rings in the Holidays with the Best ‘Saturday Night Live’ in Recent Memory

For the first time in 35 years, Eddie Murphy returned to host Saturday Night Live. Since this was also the Christmas episode, the pressure was on for this to truly be a television event. Thankfully, Eddie Murphy didn’t disappoint, and he brought a bunch of his friends with him, not to mention the cavalcade of guest stars that’s been popping up for the Democratic debate spoofing. The result was not only the best episode of the season, but one of the best episodes in recent memory. Let’s run thro...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Nbc, Snl, Eddie-Murphy, Kenan Thompson, Murphy, Robinson, Colin Jost, Michael Che, Gumby, Saturday-Night-Live, Maya-Rudolph, Chris-Rock, TV Reviews


Yes, Eddie Murphy came back to "Saturday Night Live" and reprised his old characters — Mr. Robinson, Buckwheat, Gumby, Velvet Jones — but...

... here's what I think is the most important segment from last night's episode, this part of "Weekend Update," where I think you can see that the show knows that Trump himself is doing better comedy than they are and chooses to edit in clips of Trump's hilarious routine:Yes, they've surrounded his material with their material, but their material isn't as funny. It mainly functions as packaging to protect Trump-haters from their own reflexive aversion to the toxic President. Now, they can enjoy ...
Tags: Law, Bloomberg, Snl, Fred Armisen, Michael Bloomberg, Alec Baldwin, Jones, Eddie Murphy, Trump, Lizzo, Murphy, Robinson, Deval Patrick, Ann Althouse, Trump and pop culture, Robinson Buckwheat Gumby Velvet Jones


100% relatable: SNL parodies Macy's kids' holiday clothing ads perfectly

This SNL skit is funny 'cause it's true — whether you have kids, had kids, or you've been one yourself.
Tags: Post, Video, News, Parody, Macy's, Snl, Macy, Truth in Advertising, Nailed It, Funny Cause It's True, It itches


Scarlett Johansson Faces The Snap Again on a Festive But Lackluster ‘Saturday Night Live’

Though the full-on Christmas episode of Saturday Night Live won’t arrive until next weekend when Eddie Murphy makes his highly anticipated return to Studio 8H, this episode with host Scarlett Johansson was rather festive on its own. There were plenty of Christmas sketches to behold, and two of them were easily the best of the night. Otherwise, there was a little too much middling comedy tackling political topics, a poor retread of a previous sketch, and a major technical gaffe. See what we’re t...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Nbc, Santa Claus, Snl, Scarlett-Johansson, Eddie Murphy, Saturday-Night-Live, TV Reviews, Mikey Day, Heidi Gardner, Craigslist Santa Claus This


"Saturday Night Live" dished out a little something for everybody.

Now, play "Santa Clause Is Coming to Town" by The Jackson 5... [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Snl, Michael Jackson, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Trump and pop culture, Trump 2020


The Morning Watch: VFX Artists React to ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, ‘The Mandalorian’ Episode 3 Easter Eggs & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, the VFX artists at Corridor Crew take a look at scenes from X-Men: Days of Future Past, Edge of Tomorrow, Swordfish, and more. Plus, check out nearly five dozen Easter eggs and references from the third epis...
Tags: Movies, Snl, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Visual Effects, Kenan-Thompson, Edge Of Tomorrow, Star-Wars, Video Of The Day, Saturday-Night-Live, Swordfish, Chris Redd, The Morning Watch, Corridor Crew, The Mandalorian


The Morning Watch: ‘A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood’ Scene Breakdown, Fact Checking Film & TV Weaponry,

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood director Marielle Heller breaks down a scene from the movie about children’s television personality Fred Rogers, played by Tom Hanks. Plus, a prop maker and historian fact...
Tags: Movies, Tom-Hanks, New York Times, Monty Python, Game Of Thrones, Snl, Will-Ferrell, Vanity Fair, Fred Rogers, Marielle Heller, Gladiator, Heller, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Rogers Neighborhood, Video Of The Day, 300


Will Ferrell Gets Shaken By Ryan Reynolds on ‘Saturday Night Live’ in a Star-Studded But Middling Episode

Will Ferrell returning to Saturday Night Live to host the show for his fifth time. Usually that’s a big deal, but it’s not always depicted in sketch form on the show, and unfortunately this was one of those times where they glossed over it. But in the end Will Ferrell still had a blast being back on the show, and he got a little help from Ryan Reynolds as a surprise guest star, along with several familiar faces making one of the most star-studded political debate sketches in recent memory. How ...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Movies, Nbc, Snl, Ryan-Reynolds, Donald Trump, Will-Ferrell, Alec Baldwin, Cecily Strong, Ferrell, Saturday-Night-Live, TV Reviews, Mikey Day, Ferrell SNL Review