Christmas Time for the Jews

Paying Attention (Special Holiday Edition):Another in our special series of Saturday Night Live Holiday videos. This one is another classic, “Christmas Time for the Jews”,  a stop-motion video that details all the things that Jews can do while the Christians are home celebrating Christmas. It’s a very funny way of looking at the biggest holiday in […]

Schweddy Balls

Paying Attention (Special Holiday Edition) Number two in great SNL Christmas videos is one of the most famous (perhaps THE most famous) SNL holiday sketches,  the NPR parody featuring Alec Baldwin, Anna Gasteyer and Molly Shannon as hosts and guest on a mid-west Christmas time cooking show. First broadcast in 1998, it was classic the instant […]

Sump’n Claus

Paying Attention (Special Holiday Edition):One of the great things about holidays is the ability to see movies and listen to music that we have traditionally enjoyed. One great and continuing source of Holiday Cheer: Saturday Night Live. And one of SNL’s very best holiday video pieces is this classic starring the very great (and underutilized) […]

The Best of SNL Christmas

One in a series of reposts of the best Christmas bits from Saturday Night Live. The Holidaze:Saturday Night Live has been on television for over four decades now. The show is an American cultural icon, and it’s introduced us to actors and writers who have dominated and influenced film, TV, music, and comedy: Seth Meyers, […]

The SNL Christmas Classics: Santa’s My Boyfriend

Another in our continuing series of the best Christmas sketches from Saturday Night Live…this one, a legendary opening with three of the show’s top female stars. Paying Attention:Amy Poehler, Kristin Wiig, and Maya Rudolph produce another Holiday Winner with “Santa’s My Boyfriend”, a racy musical number that was used to open a Christmas time telecast […]

Missing It: What Happened to The Tonight Show Opening

Paying Attention This post was originally put up in early September (maybe you’ve noticed a trend..as we work through some of the greatest hits from the past). Last night, 8 October 2019, the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon opening returned to its’ classic opening format…the one used since the first telecasts of the show. Why? […]

Soundtrack For The News

Paying Attention:  Trump Faces Intense Impeachment Inquiry The Fine Print: Embed Video of The Police singing “Every Breath You Take”, courtesy of Vevo and YouTube. This video has not been altered in any way. All rights belong to the respective artists. We thank Vevo and YouTube for sharing. Sound Track For The News is produced by […]

While We Were Out

Update On December 31st, or maybe during the early morning hours of New Year’s Eve 2019, the DonaldPierce.com site went down, at least from an administrative point of view. If you were on the net and checked in up until the end of April 2019,  you could still see the posts–all of them–starting with our […]

Nightshift Sports: US Open 8 September 2018

Day 13 Context and Background  The U.S. Open, which started August 27th and runs through September 9th,  is the last tennis major of the year. There was a week of qualifying (the qualifying started on 21 August) and now the real heavy lifting begins with the last week of the tournament now in progress. Results  […]