This week’s “MacGruber” is one of the best “Saturday Night Live” movies ever made. Of course, given the competition, that’s not saying very much. It’s not easy to take a five minute sketch and turn it into a 90 minute feature and we know it’s not easy because almost every time Lorne Michaels and the talented comedians from “SNL” have tried it, they’ve failed.
This week on the IFC News podcast, we get in and out of an ultra-sticky situation, ranking the “Saturday Night Live” spinoff movies from the best (“The Blues Brothers!” “Wayne’s World!”) to the worst (Just about everything else!). Plus we’ll take a look at the movies that didn’t work (we’re looking at you “It’s Pat,” and no, it’s not because we can’t figure out whether Pat’s a man or a woman) to find out why this comedy sub-genre — which features work from many of the best comedy minds of their generation — has produced so many disappointments.
This week’s keyword game giveaway is a DVD of Armando Iannucci’s satire “In the Loop.”