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Will Ferrell on 'SNL': The Return of George W. Bush

In addition to the 100th Digital Short , last night's Saturday Night Live brought us the retu...


In addition to the 100th Digital Short, last night's Saturday Night Live brought us the return of the legendary Will Ferrell. Many of SNL's best episodes this season have been when former cast members have returned to host. Jimmy Fallon and Maya Rudolph's episodes delivered some of the funniest moments the show has offered in awhile. So, how was the show with Ferrell back?

To no one's surprise, Ferrell dusted off his George W. Bush impression for the cold open, giving us a glimpse at what a Bush presidency with Joe Biden as vice president could've have been like. The 100th Digital Short aside, this sketch was probably the night's best. SNL revisited several sketches with Ferrell, but, oddly enough, didn't go back to his best ones. We got the husband-wife music teacher combo, but no Celebrity Jeopardy or hot tub lovers. Instead, SNL rehashed Jason Sudeikis and Will Forte's inappropriate ESPN announcers and the awkward procession of public event speakers.



Overall, Ferrell's return to SNL was a disappointment. Unlike Fallon and Rudolph's returns, the episode didn't feel fresh. It doesn't seem like this long, but Ferrell has been gone from SNL for ten years now. Has he gotten stale in that decade?
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BIll's Top Movies of 2013

Popculturology Editor in Chief Bill Kuchman is keeping a running list of his top movies of the year. If he sees a movie that has a 2013 release date (in theaters or on home media), it gets ranked here.

1. Gravity*
2. American Hustle*
3. The Spectacular Now*
4. The Way, Way Back*
5. The Place Beyond the Pines*
6. All Is Lost*
7. The Wolf of Wall Street*
8. Dallas Buyers Club*
9. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty*
10. Captain Phillips*

Didn't make the Top 10:
Prisoners*, Don Jon*, Frozen*, The World's End*, Blue Jasmine*, Saving Mr. Banks*, Lee Daniels' The Butler*, Philomena*, Drinking Buddies, This Is the End*, Monsters University*, Mud*, Iron Man 3*, Star Trek Into Darkness*, Oblivion*, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire*, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug*, Thor the Dark World*, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues*, Elysium*, Pacific Rim*, Man of Steel*, World War Z*, Out of the Furnace*, The Wolverine*, Now You See Me*, 42*, The Great Gatsby*, Spring Breakers*, About Time*, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2*, Warm Bodies*, We're the Millers*, Ender's Game*, The Family*, The Hangover Part III*, Admission*, Kick-Ass 2*, 2 Guns*, White House Down*, Olympus Has Fallen*, Pain & Gain*, Arthur Newman*, Oz the Great and Powerful*, The Bling Ring*, Bad Grandpa*, The Counselor*, Last Vegas*, Side Effects*, G.I. Joe: Retaliation*, The Heat*, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone*, Identity Thief*, Gangster Squad*, Carrie*, Delivery Man*, Riddick*, The Lone Ranger*, Snitch*, Jack the Giant Slayer*

Movie count (as of 1/1): 70
An asterisk denotes a film that was seen in theaters.

It's January, so this list is almost done. Gotta pick up a few final films that got released late in 2013.