For the first time since the "SNL Film Festival" in 1985 (blast from the past!), "Saturday Night Live" has put together some of its most popular short films from the past 34 years and will be airing them as part of a new prime time special, "Saturday Night Live Just Shorts". The special will be hosted by Andy Samberg and will air on Sunday, May 17th from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. EST on NBC.
I'm no psychic, but I predict we'll probably see two bearded gentlemen who like to place a certain part of their anatomy into a box; perhaps an ode to a lazy Sunday spent eating cupcakes and watching "The Chronicles of Narnia", and maybe even a touching tribute to the perils of premature ejaculation. However, Samberg has revealed in interviews that the special will not just feature the more recent 'digital shorts', but will also reach back into the SNL vaults for a look at some classic short films like Christopher Guest's "Synchronized Swimmers" and Eddie Murphy's "White Like Me". "It's great to be able to show all these great ones from the past to a generation that is not familiar with them," Samberg said recently. "For me to do hosting segments and be able to introduce 'Synchronized Swimmers,' this is not just something that influenced me heavily but influenced everybody in comedy."