Showing posts with label Saturday Night Live. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Saturday Night Live. Show all posts

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Did you catch last nights Saturday Night Live? It Featured Fleetwood Mac's "I Don't Wanna Know"

Saturday Night Live Dec 7, 2013 
(Season 39 Ep. 8) 
"Diner Divorce" feat. Fleetwood Mac's "I Don't Wanna Know"
Host: Paul Rudd 
Musical Guests: One Direction.

Last nights show featured Fleetwood Mac's "I Don't Wanna Know" (from the 1977 Rumours album) during a skit with Paul Rudd, Vanessa Bayer, Kenan Thompson and Nasim Pedrad set in a Diner with Paul and Vanessa's characters sitting with their lawyers played by Kenan and Nasim arguing back and forth over their divorce settlement. In this segment called "Diner Divorce" which Entertainment Weekly called the "Worst Sketch" the two are seen arguing back and forth accusing the other for the breakdown of the marriage. Every so often (3 to be exact) the song "I Don't Wanna Know" would play (both their favourite song) and the conversation would break for a little happy groove session between the couple while their lawyers look on confused wondering if they really do want a divorce.  This would happen 3 times over the course of the segment. (Apparently because of copyright issues with the song, there isn't a clip available on-line like a number of the other clips from last nights show.)

After the second groove session, and their lawyers remarks about whether they really do want to divorce, Paul Rudd's character said "Yes, we do, but this song, I wish they'd stop playing this song". By the end of the skit and the third breakout groove session Paul's character says "Alright... who keeps playing that song!?" Kenan Thompson's character looks at his phone, speaks up and exclaims "Oh my goodness, that song is my ringtone. I've missed 3 calls... I'll never get that couch delivered"... Song begins playing again to end the skit... All four get up and groove to "I Don't Wanna Know".  Pretty cool... and not the traditional Fleetwood Mac song you hear, which is great!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lindsey Buckingham... FINALLY on SNL... Persistence Does Pay Off

No only did Lindsey finally show up on Saturday Night Live tonight during the skit 'What Up With That' but he played a little bit of "Big Love"... During the segment Bill Hader began as usual sitting at the end of the panel silent of course, never getting the chance to speak... Bill Hader has been portraying Lindsey sitting in along with two other guests who are the real deal during the Keenan Thompson singfest since the 2009 season. Tonight Paul Simon was the musical guest along with a cast member of GLEE and spoke briefly about his album and made mention of the fact that Lindsey never gets to speak... Shortly there after Keenan Thompson, says something along the lines that he didn't know there were two Lindsey Buckinghams... Then out pops Lindsey strolling on stage, guitar in hand...and plays "Big Love" (no singing). At the end, the real Lindsey Buckingham DOES end up speaking and the Bill Hader version of him still remains silent.

Great stuff!.. Lindsey looked good. Bill and Lindsey were dressed identical in what Lindsey typically wore during the 2009 Unleashed Tour - red shirt, jeans and black leather.

Whether this was a calculated move on the part of SNL to get Lindsey to appear or not, I have no idea.  Bill playing LB is so random during this odd segment, that maybe that's the punch line.. If it was calculated, their persistence payed off!  All in all it was great to see Lindsey FINALLY appear... Hopefully he'll get invited back next fall when his album "Seeds We Sow" is released in September.

Also, during the first airing on the east coast... Lindsey was trending on Twitter which I don't believe has ever happened!

Sunday, December 05, 2010


What Up With That...
A tribute to Hollywood.

The real Robert Deniro, Robin Williams and Lindsey Buckingham (portrayed by Bill Hader) on SNL December 4th.

In another classic version of this sketch... Lindsey's introduced as a Movie Enthusiast who agreed to appear on his birthday, with the possibility that he'll actually get to speak... But again, because of time restraints Lindsey misses out on the opportunity... In the end because they ran out of time the host Deandre Cole gives him a birthday present, a picture of the host with LB in the background.

Here's an idea of the skit... Rough recording!

Sunday, March 07, 2010


I don't know how many times this season, but it's been A LOT! Saturday Night Live's "What Up With That" segment features Lindsey Buckingham as portrayed by Bill Hader. The skit is funny in that nobody ever really gets the chance to say anything, or much before the host breaks into song ... I'm not sure where the Lindsey connection is in all this... but I guess it's funny, just because it's so odd... Lindsey's character has been in every segment this season while the other two guests have always been different... I think tonights episode where he mouthed a few words is the most I've seen him move his lips other then to smile.  

This could be SNL's way of asking for the real Lindsey Buckingham to show up one show as himself... I can see him doing it.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


For the second time this season on Saturday Night Live Lindsey Buckingham is portrayed by Bill Hader in the segment What Up With That?

For more appearances, hit the links below

12/4/10 - SNL here

03/4/10 - SNL here