The Ultimate Saturday Night Live Movie!

Not to be confused with "Married... With Children: The Movie"

Not to be confused with “Married… With Children: The Movie”

They’ve been trying to make The Saturday Night Live Movie since 1990, and I think I’ve cracked it (in film speak – I’ve broke it).  Here’s the pitch:


Opening Scene: It’s 1:01am on Sunday, just after an episode of SNL has finished taping.  Everyone is congratulating each other and the guests on a great show.

Seth Meyers stands off on the side, alone, ignored.  In this reality, Seth Meyers is the character he plays for Weekend Update – his real name (in the film) is Geth Pliers.  Current cast members pass by Geth as he tries to make a joke (“We’re only live on Saturday Night for a half hour.  We should change it to Some Saturday Night and Some Sunday Morning Live.”), but no one interacts with him.

He retires to his office (which is stall in a restroom) and is happy to find that he’s finally received a response from a woman named Standra Dee Light (Cecily Strong) on a dating website.  He takes to the hallways in excitement and runs into Bobby Moynihan and Kenan Thompson on their way to the after-party.  They tell Geth that she’s probably a fake and that he’s getting catfished.  Geth plans to meet Standra that night at an apartment party anyway.

The Setup: Meanwhile, on the top of buildings across the city, cell phone towers begin exploding, and inter-dimensional beings called Vitargs emerge through a portal.  The first few through immediately discover they’re repulsed by our gravity and fly up into the air.  The next wave realizes they must grab things on the roof to stay grounded.  They then embark upon entering the buildings through the rooftop entrances.  Once inside, they suck out the souls of the rich people in the people in the penthouses, and then they are able to use our gravity.  (Insert jokes about rich people having souls and eating the rich.)

The Main Story: It’s a cameo-laden comedy in the guise of a disaster/invasion movie spoof (think: Cloverfield).  As Geth takes to the streets to find the one person with which he’s made a connection, he must navigate the crowds of people freaking out because: 1)there’s an alien invasion and 2) there’s no cell phone reception!  (Not necessarily in that order, either.)

He finds help in the form of Weekend Update guests like Stefon (Bill Hader) and his Drunk Uncle (Bobby Moynihan).  Stefon leads him through the underground club scene which features actual Internet Trolls and  literal Catfish behind computers (and maybe Coneheads).

In the end, Standra is indeed whom she claimed to be (The Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation with at a Party), and Geth finds true love, the respect of his coworkers, and true friends, all while saving the day.

In a post credit sequence, we learn where Greg (Bill Hader) came from prior to co-hosting Game Time with Dave and Greg:

Greg was a Vitarg!

Greg was a Vitarg!

True Facts I Made Up… The Truth Behind Billie Jean

Every once in a while on this great planet a person with no discernible talent rises like a comet toward the outskirts of fame, and instead crashes like a meteor toward infamy.  This was the trajectory Kim Kardashian and George W. Bush were destined to follow, but our modern media changed their outcomes.

The same can’t be said about Billie Jean.  (Thanks modern media.)

Wilhelmina Jeanette Mousekewitz, circa 1980

Wilhelmina Jeanette Mousekewitz, circa 1980, imitating the practice that would make her a legend

Wilhelmina Jeanette Mousekewitz*, better known only as Billie Jean, was born some time in the 60’s to a mother and father that named her.  She always had dreams of making it big in Hollywood, and once she got too big for Hollywood, Ohio, she moved to Los Angeles to chase bigger dreams… and the stuff of legend.

At the ripe age of legal, she found her way into many celebrity circles, and more specifically, into many celebrities’ beds… some of which happened to be circle in shape.  Many Two singers sang about their exploits involving Ms. Mousekewitz:

Some even suggest that Tommy Tutone’s scandalous Jenny was one of her pet names (Billy Jenny):

A movie was made based on The Legend of Billie Jean, but it was a tongue-in-cheek reference to her true story:

You can't make a movie about

Nobody would sign off on it.

The biggest reason that Billie Jean is known among the Hollywood elite is for her coining of this phrase:

Who do I gotta blow to get a _______ around here?

She said it all the time, and she meant it, whether it was a part in a film that she wanted, or a cheeseburger from Carl’s Jr.  And that’s the untold true story behind Billie Jean.

*(It’s been said that her last name also inspired the story that became An American Tail.  The pun was on purpose.)