What We’re Watching This Weekend: NBA All-Star 2015 and SNL’s 40th
From a possible SkyDunk to over three hours of incredible sketch comedy, this is a weekend to avoid the cold and turn to your television.
Yeah, we hear there’s a pretty big movie about BDSM out today. Besides the unavoidable, here’s what this weekend has in store.
What We’re Watching Today
Dakota Johnson proves that she can make anything sound sexy. Jimmy Fallon’s not half bad at it either.
What We’re Watching on Saturday
From resident basketball expert, Max Rivlin-Nadler: “The dunk contest, an overlong ode to a corporate sponsor, is not the best way to spend your Saturday night, but because of the grueling temperatures outside, might just be the only way to spend it. This year’s dunkers include Giannis Antetokounmpo, Zach LaVine, and Mason Plumlee. The only one that matters is Antetokounmpo, the 20-year-old ‘Greek Freak’ whose pretty much a one-man highlight reel. Expect something freakishly athletic from him, like his much vaunted ‘SkyDunk.'” Check it out at 8:30 PM EST on TNT.
What We’re Watching on Sunday
Saturday Night Live‘s pulling out the big guns for their sprawling, three-hour-long 40th Anniversary Special starting at 8 PM EST on Sunday night. Announced cast members and guests include: Eddie Murphy, Jimmy Fallon, Adam Sandler, Chevy Chase, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Molly Shannon, Mike Myers, Steve Martin, Amy Poehler, Dana Carvey, Kristen Wiig, Dan Akroyd, Chris Rock, Andy Samberg, Maya Rudolph, Justin Timberlake, Martin Short, Bill Murray, Emma Stone, Derek Jeter, Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Melissa McCarthy, Robert De Niro, Paul Simon, Jerry Seinfeld, Jack Nicholson, Peyton Manning, Jim Carrey, Alec Baldwin, Taylor Swift, Garrett Morris, Christopher Walken, Tom Hanks, and Betty White. Needless to say, it’ll be incredibly. Download the extensive new SNL app to revisit your favorite past sketches before Sunday night.
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