Since the Saturday Night Live gang is currently on Spring Break (let's just hope Lorne Michaels keeps his top on if approached by Joe Francis), here are five of my favorite Digital Shorts from the past season to tide you over until new episodes return April 5.
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After much speculation, denials and other typically political subterfuge, GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin finally made an appearance on SNL this past Saturday. Contrary to rumors, Palin did not parody Tina Fey's American Express commercial. In fact, of the two skits she appeared in, she played herself in both of them, which I believe is code for "this ho can't act worth a damn." Luckily, her presence didn't dissuade Tina Fey from putting on another spot-on Palin impersonation, this time with extra meta winking -- the two, dressed identically, passed one another as Fey left the podium and Palin took the stage.
Because today is officially the slowest entertainment news day in the history of entertainment (I'm including original productions of Medea here), I've decided to report some Jimmy Fallon news. I'd really appreciate it if you could pretend to care. As we all know, the SNL alum is poised to take Conan's Late Night job when he leaves to take over The Tonight Show next year. What you don't know is that, at the urging of executive producer Lorne Michaels, Jimmy will be testing out his shtick online first, with five to ten minute online minisodes that will start rolling out six months before he officially takes over the job. I know, please take breaks in between forwarding this riveting information to everyone on the planet. You could injure yourself.