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5 Characters We Hope Fred Armisen Does on the SNL Season Finale

Catch Fred Armisen on the SNL season finale this Saturday.

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With Fred Armisen‘s triumphant return to SNL this weekend as host of the 41st season finale, we got to thinking what characters we hope he revisits. While there are no shortage of classic sketches he was a part of, here are a few of his all-stars that we’re desperate to see one more time.

5. Garth and Kat

Garth and Kat

Season finales are notorious for their celebrity cameos, and with Fred hosting, we’re sure a lot of his old costars will be swinging by 8H to join in on the fun. If that’s the case, let’s pray Kristen Wiig and Fred reunite for one more spin as Garth and Kat, the horribly unprepared singers who aren’t as good at covering songs as they think they are.

4. Ian Rubbish

Whether it’s on Portlandia, or his stint on SNL, Fred has always used comedy to celebrate and tweak music. Ian Rubbish, the Johnny Rotten-inspired London punk with deep affection for Margaret Thatcher, was always one of our favorites. The original sketch partially inspired Fred, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers and Rhys Thomas to create the IFC series Documentary Now!.

3. New York Governor David Paterson

David Paterson

Sure, former New York Governor David Paterson hasn’t made the news in years, but that would just make a pop in by Fred’s take on the politician that much funnier.

2. The Californians


If we were betting men, we’d let it all ride on “The Californians” showing up. A silly gag that allows for as many cameos as you can squeeze in, this sketch is sure to make an appearance on Saturday.

1. Fericito


Armisen’s first big breakout character on SNL, Fericito knew the only way to bring a bit home was with a rimshot and a catchphrase. How else would you know the joke was over? Fericito would be the perfect accompaniment to Colin Jost and Michael Che’s Trump quips on “Weekend Update.”

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Inauguration Alternative

Bill Murray On Repeat

It's a movie "Murray-thon" all-day Friday on IFC.

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Democrats, Republicans and Millennials agree: 2017 is shaping up to be a spectacle — a spectacle that really kicks into high gear this Friday with the presidential inauguration. Not only will the new POTUS swear in, but all the Country’s highest offices will be filled. It’s a daunting prospect, and to feel a little anxious about it is only normal. But if your anxiety is snowballing into panic, we have a solution:
Bill Murray.

He’s the human embodiment of a mental “Happy Place”, and there’s really no problem he can’t solve. So, with that in mind, how about we all set aside reality for a moment and let Bill take the pain away by imagining a top-shelf White House cabinet filled exclusively by his signature characters. Here are a few hypothetical appointments for your consideration…

Secretary of Defense:
Bill Murray from Stripes

His incompetence is balanced by charm, and dumb luck is inexplicably on his side. America could do worse.

Secretary of State:
Bill Murray from Lost In Translation

A seasoned globetrotter steeped in regional traditions who has the respect of the whole wide world. And he kills Costello in karaoke, which is very important.

Press Secretary:
Bill Murray from Ghostbusters

“Cats and dogs, living together. Mass hysteria.” Dude knows how to brief a room.

Secretary of Health and Human Services:
Bill Murray from What About Bob.

A doctor-approved people person who knows that progress is measured in baby steps.

Secretary of Energy:
Bill Murray from Groundhog Day

Let’s be honest, this world is going to need a lot of do-overs.

Feeling better? Hold on to that bliss. And enjoy a healthy alternative to the inauguration brouhaha with multiple Murrays all Friday long in an IFC movie marathon including Kingpin, Zombieland, Ghostbusters, and Ghostbusters II.

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Home Run

Hank Azaria Gets Thrown A Curve Ball

Brockmire Premieres April 5 at 10P

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Unless you’ve somehow missed every episode of the Simpsons since 1989, then surely you know that Hank Azaria is one of the most important character actors of our time. He’s so prolific and his voice is so dynamic that he’s responsible for more iconic personalities than most folks realize. Basically, he’s the great and powerful Oz — except that when you pull back the curtain the truth is actually more impressive. And now Hank is coming to IFC to bring yet another character to the TV pop culture hive mind in the new series Brockmire. Check out the trailer below.

Based on the following Funny or Die short and co-starring Amanda Peet, Brockmire follows the story of imploded major league sportscaster Jim Brockmire as he tries to resurrect his career by calling plays for a floundering minor league team in a podunk town.

The series is written by Joel Church-Cooper (Undateable) and produced by Funny or Die’s Mike Farah and Joe Farrell, meaning that there’s funny in front of the camera, funny behind the camera–funny all around. Sounds like a ball to us.

Brockmire premieres April 5 at 10P on IFC.

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Car Notes

Portlandia On People Who Can’t Park

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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If flagrant bad parking takes nerve, then retaliatory note writing takes neuroses. Watch Fred and Carrie take passive aggression to next level in Car Notes, the new Portlandia web series presented by Subaru. The first episode is yours right here and now, and you can see every installment of Car Notes anytime online, on the IFC app and on demand.

Portlandia returns tonight at 10P on IFC.

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