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November 24th, 2009


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07:12 pm - He yodels! He jumps around to music!
Not sure why I didn't see this one go round the first time out, but here's a (really really crummy watermarked version; sorry, couldn't find the clip anywhere else w/o resorting to Hulu) clip of Joseph Gordon-Levitt's recent appearance on Saturday Night Live where, for his monologue, he performs Make 'Em Laugh from Singin' in the Rain.

Did I mention he gives it the full-on Donald O'Connor treatment?

Yes, with that part.
Oh and yes, with that part too.

And you can tell he is about the happiest fella ever by the end of the number. As well as the most exhausted. Given the nature of live TV and the backstage hustling, I sure hope he had a few moments to catch his breath before his next sketch.

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From:sovay
Date:November 25th, 2009 12:25 am (UTC)
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Oh and yes, with that part too.

I am duly impressed.
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From:joyeous
Date:November 25th, 2009 12:45 am (UTC)
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I LOVE Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He's right up there with Neil Patrick Harris for me. Been fans of both since I (and they) were kids.
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From:thismightbejess
Date:November 25th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
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Oh, he DID do that part...! Wow! Now I have an even bigger crush on Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
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From:bkdelong
Date:November 25th, 2009 01:32 am (UTC)
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From:muffyjo
Date:November 25th, 2009 01:49 am (UTC)
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Wow, that's really impressive. And he's THIRTY?! Holy cow! I'm getting so old. Still, loads of energy, that's fantastic.
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From:modpixie
Date:November 25th, 2009 02:54 am (UTC)
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I love this kid.
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From:lixie
Date:November 25th, 2009 03:01 am (UTC)
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Aw, lookit him go!
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From:cloudscout
Date:November 25th, 2009 03:12 am (UTC)
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I'm speechless.
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From:cheezdanish
Date:November 25th, 2009 04:36 am (UTC)
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Oh, wow. O_O
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From:derspatchel
Date:November 25th, 2009 06:00 am (UTC)
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I was hoping she'd reply with that one.
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From:bostonista
Date:November 25th, 2009 04:47 am (UTC)
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Musical theater is poised for a massive comeback.
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From:lexinatrix
Date:November 25th, 2009 05:19 am (UTC)
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That is awesome. It's the only thing on SNL worth watching in ages.
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From:foldedfish
Date:November 25th, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC)
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I had the same reaction to his appearance; then I did the math and remembered that 10TIHAY was a decade ago! Yikes.
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From:thetathx1138
Date:November 25th, 2009 12:25 pm (UTC)
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Son of a bitch. Leaving out Bobby Moynihan, that was actually pretty good.
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From:derspatchel
Date:November 25th, 2009 03:16 pm (UTC)
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It's gotten to the point where I don't recognize half the SNL cast members now. It feels like I'm watching SNL in an alternate dimension, or MadTV at the very least.
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From:thetathx1138
Date:November 25th, 2009 04:03 pm (UTC)
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MadTV got cancelled.

Not that there's much difference between it and SNL for the last, oh, fifteen years.
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From:derspatchel
Date:November 25th, 2009 07:58 pm (UTC)
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MadTV cancelled? Okay, now I'm so far out of the loop I think it's on the other side of the planet.

Not that I actively watched it once Alex Borstein left to do Family Guy. The first time around.
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From:greenlily
Date:November 25th, 2009 05:33 pm (UTC)
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*SQUEE* How very awesome. He is manifestly having the time of his life. So cute.

(And now I really want to see JGL and NPH do musicals together. Oh, hey, it's ten whole years since On The Town was on Broadway...wonder if JGL can actually sing well enough to do Gene Kelly's part in that one.)
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From:davidglasser
Date:November 25th, 2009 05:42 pm (UTC)
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Bah, not only is the YouTube link down, but "due to music clearance issues" the monologue isn't on Hulu :(

He directed an awesome short, "Sparks", which I just saw on Wholphin #9.
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From:derspatchel
Date:November 25th, 2009 07:51 pm (UTC)
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Music clearance issues? Jesus H. The copyright system in this country was constructed slapdash and is unfamiliar-scared about new media.

"You can play the song on your broadcast and people can record it and watch it whenever they want, but God forbid you put it on the Internet!"

Then again, I'm surprised the YouTube clip wasn't yanked sooner by NBC, since they're pretty aggressive about taking down their stuff. But they get the concept, though, and are happy to throw the ep on Hulu for us.

But then to run into music clearance issues? Please. That's just embarrassing.
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From:dcart
Date:November 25th, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
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I actually think the current SNL cast is one of the better ones they've had in a long time. I DVR the shows. I usually watch all the way through weekend update and then hit selected skits in the second half of the show. I usually judge the show by that first half. I've got to say that this episode was one of the best of the season. I think JGL was just thrilled to be on SNL and it showed all the way through his performances.

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