I think this was the first full episode of Saturday Night Live I've ever watched.
I've worked almost every Saturday night since I was 16 years-old.
If I was not working, I usually had plans--or I was long asleep by the time the show was on.
Peyton Manning was the host Saturday night.
I managed to quiet most of the late-night bar crowd and turned the televisions up loud enough to watch the show.
My favorite bit was the United Way spoof (click on the title to watch).
Peyton totally played on his squeaky clean image.
The real United Way commericals have always bugged me---and I work for a United Way agency.
Another skit was about a woman who always had to one-up people.
"My brother is also a lawyer"
"I have 60 cousins that live in space."
I felt like that chick the next morning at the Newsstand.
Everyone was talking about the show.
I said "I have a friend who works on SNL"
Everyone looked skeptical.
So I had to add "He also works for Conan... and he used to work for Carson...until Carson moved to LA...he also does the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade...the Rockafeller Center Tree Lighting...the Time's Square Ball Drop...and CBS Morning Show and NFL games.....he used to be the sound guy for They Might Be Giants...."
You could see the poor-Nora-and-her-imaginary-friend look on everyones face.
I headed off to work.
At 7:00 my cell phone rang.
JG CELL showed up on the screen.
Holy Crap--John of SNL fame was calling!
He'd just flown in to Indianapolis, and wanted to hang out before he went to spend a week with his parents.
We went to see Peelander-Z.
A Japanese comic punk band.
(I sure do know how to show a guy a good time.)
He told me some behind the scenes stuff from the show.
Nothing juicy, Peyton was nice and both brothers were on the set all week.
He could not believe all of the local press Peyton's appearance was generating.
I took JG for coffee this morning at the Newsstand.
I just had to prove that he is real.