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SNL Helps Obama Through Presidential Depression With Paxil Second Term Strength Three more years of meds

Most presidents go through a second-term depression, but Obama's has been particularly dismal. To help out, Saturday Night Live has introduced Paxil Second Term Strength, a depression medication for the…

November 19, 2013, 11:17 AM EST

Wait Until You Hear How Much Work Went Into SNL's Wes Anderson Parody Literally was finished seconds before airing

If you thought SNL's spot-on Halloween parody of Wes Anderson was amazing, wait until you hear everything that went on behind the scenes. In an incredibly detailed deconstruction, SNL director of…

November 7, 2013, 10:57 AM EST

'SNL' Spoof of Brad Pitt's Chanel Ad Only Slightly Sillier Than the Real Thing Taran Killam takes a crack at it

That Saturday Night Live would skewer Brad Pitt's Chanel No. 5 campaign was "inevitable." That's the word the hunky actor poutingly emoted at the end of his much adored/discussed/maligned Chanel…

October 22, 2012, 9:16 AM EDT

Meet Lil' Poundcake, the Doll Who Gives Girls the HPV Vaccine A little jab'll do ya

There were no Michele Bachmann or Rick Perry skits on this weekend's episode of Saturday Night Live, but the Republican politicians were there in spirit in this parody ad for…

October 3, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT

Makers of Colon Flow Not Being Sued (Yet) by 'SNL'

Colon Blow wasn't real, but Colon Flow is—and it has a horrid little infomercial, too. The makers of this "safer, more effective way to fight constipation or lazy bowel" haven't…

May 19, 2011, 2:40 PM EDT

Favre hangs loose in SNL sexting parody ad

SNL's new fake ad for Wrangler No-Fly jeans demonstrates how certain things are only comfortable for the person wearing them. Especially if they also forsake underpants, as Brett Favre reportedly…

October 25, 2010, 8:41 PM EDT

Check out Tina Fey's drab debut in 1995 ad

It would almost be better if, like her 30 Rock persona, Tina Fey's commercial debut had been in a low-budget sex-line ad. Because at least that would merit a…

August 4, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT

'SNL' brings us Tina Fey's chocolate fantasy

Tina Fey returned to host Saturday Night Live this weekend, and aside from delivering kick-ass ratings, she also struck comedic gold with this parody ad, "Brownie Husband." Sure, she's…

April 12, 2010, 11:04 AM EDT

MacGruber movie is sure to be a work of art

He couldn't survive 30 seconds in an oil refinery, or 30 days on Twitter after the Super Bowl, but Saturday Night Live character and Pepsi pitchman MacGruber (played by…

August 12, 2009, 10:18 AM EDT

Four classic 'SNL' ads not on that Hulu list

Yesterday's list of the 10 most-watched Saturday Night Live commercials on Hulu brought some grousing from a few readers, who thought it lacked some classics. So, here's four more, including…

March 26, 2009, 8:43 AM EDT