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Wiig Guests on Flight of the Conchords

Saturday Night Live’s Kristen Wiig guest starred on last night’s episode of FOTC. The results? One of the best eps this season, and a music video that would make Meatloaf jealous!

For those of you that have read the SNL Blog that I write, I’ve been quite vocal about my disappointment with most of Kristen Wiig’s quirky characters that all melt into one, mainly because they don’t utilize her talent. On FOTC, Wiig reminded me of what she’s capable of. Now if only the SNL writers would watch her on FOTC and learn from it!

Anyone else think that Wiig’s performance on FOTC was far superior to most of what she’s been doing on SNL this year?

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FOTC vs Lonely Island – Is This the Same Song?

In my celebration this morning that I finally scored tickets to The Flight of the Conchords in Toronto after a few unsuccessful attemps, I decided to listen to their tune “Inner City Pressure”. Part way through the song, I nearly started singing “Jizz in my Pants” from The Lonely Island. Could they be the same song? I’d like you to decide.

Here’s FOTC’s “Inner City Pressure”:

And now The Lonely Island’s “Jizz in my Pants”:

So what do you think? Do they sound strikingly similar? Or is it that both just remind me of Pet Shop Boys’ “West End Girls”?

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A Salute to My Youth and Doogie Howser, MD

I admit it – I had the BIGGEST crush on NPH’s character Doogie Howser when I was a kid. He was everything 13-year old me wanted in a boy. He was brainy, cute, and had a computer (which I could only dream about for another 10 years).

Two decades later, I am still a fan of Neil Patrick Harris. I adore How I Met Your Mother. Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog was a definite highlight of 2008. It’s only right, that things have come full circle.

In Saturday night’s Digital Short, NPH and the entire SNL cast paid tribute to Doogie Howser, MD in an elaborate orchestral rendition of the theme song. For a brief moment, I recaptured my youth, and giggled like a 13-year old. In case you missed it, here’s the clip:

Brilliance!  Thanks for the trip down memory lane, NPH and SNL!  You made my weekend.

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