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Mike Myers: Auteur

People weren’t quite sure what to make of Mike Myers’ (alleged) hosting gig as Tommy Maitland on the new Gong Show. Why the makeup? Why the backstory? “The novelty of Maitland’s presence on The Gong Show, however, becomes tired quickly,” wrote [...]

By Bethy Squires

Dana Carvey Bats Our Emotions Around Like a Ball of Yarn

When you're Dana Carvey and you go on Conan immediately after Will Ferrell announces an Anchorman 2 in character, there's really only one thing you can do: announce Wayne's World 3 (complete with tepid, middle-aged schwing) and get us all [...]

By Hallie Cantor

A Vulture Study: Which SNL Season Reused the Most Characters?

It always feels like it was the most recent one. Was it a Stefon year? Or something from the Church Lady or Spartan Cheerleader eras? Our exhaustive investigation examined 36 seasons and 7,798 sketches, and came up with a surprising answer.

By John Sellers