Jesse Pinkman made a heartfelt pitch last night about Obamacare, and how his former friend in New Mexico could have benefited -- as could the people he slaughtered.
It's pretty hilarious ... Aaron Paul made a surprise appearance in the opening skit for the Fall premiere of "SNL." People went nuts.
Aaron's got to beat a hasty retreat. He needs to be in L.A. tonight for the big screening at Hollywood Forever cemetery in Hollywood.
He'll arrive in the cooking van, which is awesome.
Connie in "Coneheads"
6/25/2013 12:01 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michelle Burke played the rebellious teen Connie -- opposite SNL vets Dan Aykroyd and Jane Curtin -- in the 1993 alien movie "Coneheads." Guess what she looks like now!
WHO WILL REVIEW NYC'S HOTTEST CLUBS?
5/14/2013 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sayonara Stefon ... Bill Hader has announced he's leaving "Saturday Night Live" ... and this weekend's episode will be his last.
"It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point,” Hader told the New York Times ... adding, "It got to a point where I said, ‘Maybe it’s just time to go.'"
Hader has been with the show for the past 8 seasons.
The move is a big loss for the show -- which already lost Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig last season. Seth Meyers is also set to leave next year, when he takes over "Late Night."
As for Stefon ... we'll miss ya pal.
Kanye Diss Misses ... Badly
3/11/2013 3:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Timberlake served up his big comeback to Kanye West's diss of his new song -- and it did not disappoint ... anyone who thinks JT's too soft to battle a rapper.
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Fires Back at Kanye
'Suit & Tie' Doesn't Suck
3/10/2013 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It took a couple of weeks, but Justin Timberlake has finally responded to Kanye West's anti "Suit and Tie" rant, with a shot of his own on "SNL" last night.
It happened when JT was performing 'Suit and Tie' with Jay-Z last night -- the singer changed the lyrics from "Aww, s**t so sick, got a hit and picked up a habit" to "my hit's so sick got RAPPERS acting dramatic."
Not the strongest insult in the world ... but pretty obviously directed at Kanye West, who last month during a concert, dissed the song "I got love for Hov, but I ain't f--king with that 'Suit & Tie.'"
It ain't exactly Tupac vs. Biggie ... but gotta love the drama.
Missed 'SNL' Gig
After Suffering Broken Hip
3/3/2013 10:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Don Pardo was conspicuously absent from the opening credits of "Saturday Night Live" last night ... and TMZ has learned it's because he recently suffered a broken hip.
"SNL" fans immediately noticed the voice that announced the cast last was NOT that of Pardo's ... despite the poor attempt at an impression.
But rest assured, Pardo is ok ... our sources say he is recovering from a broken hip and doing just fine.
Pardo has been doing "Saturday Night Live" since the show first premiered in 1975, missing only one season along the way.
for Smoking Weed
2/10/2013 6:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber used his platform as host of "Saturday Night Live" to apologize to his fans for being photographed smoking weed ... but he did it in character.
During a sketch entitled "The Miley Cyrus Show," Bieber played Miley's biggest fan. After lobbing a few insults at himself, Biebs, while still in character, says (of the real Biebs), "I also heard he got busted for smoking weed. And he's really sorry about it. And people make mistakes. And he's never gonna do it again."
Bieber never commented directly on the pics ... until last night .. and in the third person.
Christine Ebersole on 'SNL'
2/7/2013 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Christine Ebersole is best known for her role as the Weekend Update co-anchor -- opposite Brian Doyle-Murray -- on Saturday Night Live in the early '80s. Guess what she looks like now!
To Host SNL
Pot Smoking Is Fair Game
1/9/2013 9:49 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber has given Saturday Night Live writers permission to spoof him all they want when he hosts the show Feb 9 ... and that includes pot smoking.
Sources connected with NBC tell TMZ ... Justin's camp has declared NOTHING off-limits. To the contrary, our sources say Justin himself has told producers to push him as far as they want.
Smart move ... It worked for Paris Hilton, who appeared on SNL right after her sex tape was released. Alec Baldwin also scored right after the whole Words with Friends thing.
FYI -- Justin's doing double duty on the show -- hosting and performing. Wonder how they're gonna stock the green room?
'Saturday Night Live'
Spoofs Obama for
10/7/2012 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The puzzle has finally been solved -- President Obama's terrible debate performance last week was all Michelle Obama's fault ... at least according to "Saturday Night Live."
Last night SNL spoofed Obama and Romney's initial showdown -- offering one hysterical explanation for POTUS (played by Jay Pharoah) choking: he was really thinking about a last minute anniversary gift for the First Lady.
Coffee mug? Denver Bronco's sweatshirt? Bathrobe?
It's funny. Or sad ... 'cause in reality the Prez can't explain away such a sucky showing that easily.
Jeah, I Heard About Seth
MacFarlane's SNL Sketch
9/17/2012 9:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Seth MacFarlane absolutely DESTROYED Ryan Lochte during this weekend's "Saturday Night Live" ... and while the swimming star says he hasn't had a chance to see it yet, he certainly didn't seem too pleased about it.
MacFarlane appeared as Lochte during the "Weekend Update" sketch to do a preview of the new shows on television. Seth portrayed Lochte as an ABSOLUTE IDIOT ... referring to the new show "Go On" as "Goon" (he didn't realize it was two words) and at one point randomly saying, "It feels so weird to be dry."
Lochte told us over the weekend he hasn't checked it out yet -- but judging by his tone, he probably heard how brutal it was.
If, like Lochte, you haven't seen it either ... check it out below. We give it six swims.
Just GUESS Who's Playing
Paul Ryan on 'SNL'
8/18/2012 4:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
So who will take on Mitt's running mate? Probably not Fred Armisen (he already plays Barack Obama) ... or Jason Sudeikis (plays Mitt Romney) ... which leaves ...
Seth Myers tells TMZ he's already taken himself OUT of the running to play Paul Ryan on the upcoming season of "Saturday Night Live" ... insisting the identity of new Paul imposter is a closely guarded secret.
Myers -- who's the head writer on the show -- was walking his bike in NYC this week ... did drop one obvious nugget, we're DEFINITELY getting a Mitt Romney sketch on the season premiere.
1) Bill Hader
2) Taran Killam
3) Bobby Moynihan
4) Jay Pharoah (Um...)
5) Kenan Thompson (Yeah...)
6) Random new guy (crap shoot)
Choose wisely Seth.
'SNL' Legend Tom Davis
Al Franken Comedy Partner
Dies from Cancer
7/19/2012 11:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Tom Davis, the comedic genius behind some classic "Saturday Night Live" skits ... died from neck and throat cancer today.
Davis and Al Franken were the comedic duo responsible for writing several of the bits that helped make Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd huge stars in the early days of 'SNL.'
Davis died at his home in a New York City suburb. He was diagnosed with cancer back in 2009.
A couple of legendary gems on Davis' 'SNL' resume include "Coneheads" and "Nick the Lounge Singer."
Davis was 59.