Dana Carvey threw Wayne's World fans a bone with his "Schwing" moment in his promos for this weekend's SNL, but he did us one better for the actual show. Mike Myers made a guest appearance and the guys dusted off their ripped jeans to bring us a very special installment of Wayne's World. You can hardly tell the guys have aged as they pick up right where they left off without missing a beat. They discuss their picks for this year's Oscars, giving special love to Winter's Bone (some things will never change). I guarantee this will bring a smile to your face and make you nostalgic for the old days of SNL.
Party on: Dana Carvey is hosting Saturday Night Live this week! To promote the gig, he recently filmed a spot with Andy Samberg where the guys touch on one of Carvey's most famous sketches (Wayne's World), along with some of his lesser-known characters (um, Potato Boy?). If you feel like watching Samberg and Carvey say "schwing" on loop, then this one's for you. Hilarious.
Now, isn't this special? Maybe I'm just a Dana Carvey nerd at heart, but I'm feeling a little giddy over today's news that he's working on a sketch comedy show for Fox. Carvey is developing the series with Spike Feresten, the former Seinfeld writer whom he also partnered with on the failed The Dana Carvey Show.
I'm crossing my fingers that this second try fares better. Ever since MADtv got pulled from the airwaves (and Saturday Night Live is hit or miss), we could use some fresh, funny skits on television. Carvey gave SNL some of its most memorable characters, so I feel like this new program is in trusted hands. Maybe he could even try that hair-band wig back on as Garth. Party on.
- According to Zap2It, Queen Latifah will have "a mysterious cameo" in the Ashton Kutcher-Cameron Diaz romantic comedy What Happens in Vegas.
- The folks behind Half Nelson are prepping to make a romantic drama titled Blue Valentine, Variety reports.
- The New York Times writes that advertisers are finally flocking to "Kid Nation" — just in time for viewers to flee.
- Bruce Springsteen's latest album Magic made it to No. 1 on the charts, writes Billboard.
- TV Guide reports that Joss Whedon is directing another episode of "The Office."
- Oscar winner Forest Whitaker will produce and direct a pilot for FX focusing on arms dealers, Zap2it reports.
- Dana Carvey taped comic riffs on films for the online show "Down in Front With Dana Carvey," which will play on Netflix this Friday and Saturday, the AP reports.
- "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" did pretty well — by cable standards — in its first outing on USA, writes the Hollywood Reporter.
One thing's for sure: these two thrill-seekers put the 'ding-dong' in the game of "ding-dong-ditch." They don't seem to be too clear about the point of the game. I'm not surprised; cluelessness isn't unusual behavior for men their age.