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Celebrity Jeopardy’s Amazing Return to SNL40

With this being an event where seemingly everyone was coming back for this live special, the Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary special was bound to have some amazing bits.  But damn, they knocked this Celebrity Jeopardy reprise out of the fucking park.  It had everything, especially Sean Connery (Darrell Hammond) and Alex Trebek’s (Will Ferrell) antagonism, but then they also added in a looney Tony Bennett (Alec Baldwin), clueless Justin Beiber (Kate McKinnon), Turd Ferguson / Burt Reynolds (Norm McDonald), and Christoph Waltz (Taran Killam).  It was epic.  The Connery interpretations of two categories was expected but still surprising, even if you’re looking for it when the initial categories are revealed.   Larry & I were in tears the entire sketch.  Talk about bringing the A-game for such a legendary series of sketches:

The whole show was pretty fantastic and it was great to see them go for not just a clip show, but also using the all-stars to do brand new live versions of classic sketches.   Even though the following video was referenced briefly during the show, I just need to add this here as it’s still the best “break” sketch and every time it makes me cry with laughter….”By the way……<10 seconds later as Rachel Dratch tries to steel herself to say this without dying>….I can’t have children!”  Tears, I tell you, tears!  (Click on the image below to see the video on the site)




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