12/6/18 WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY ON THURSDAY: Good Times featuring Janet Jackson- SNL

Janet Jackson reprises her role as Penny from Good Times and joins the Evans family (Kenan Thompson, Maya Rudolph, J.B. Smoove, Finesse Mitchell) in this tribute that combines classic plots from the hit 1970s sitcom. Continue reading

4/16/18 O&A NYC THE MORNING FUNNIES: Thomas Jefferson Meets Sally Hemings – SNL

Thomas Jefferson (Robert De Niro) meets his new slave, Sally Hemings (Maya Rudolph), and quickly becomes infatuated with her. His fellow statesmen (Jimmy Fallon, Chris Parnell) comment that he’s known for only dating “black chicks. Continue reading

6/15/16 O&A NYC WILDIN OUT WEDNESDAY: Maya & Marty- Anna Wintour

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Anna Wintour is often characterized as elitist, reticent and unrelatable, but in a new sketch from Maya Rudolph and Martin Short’s new variety show, Maya and Marty, we get to see a different side of her.  Continue reading

5/28/15 O&A Throwback Thursday: Minnie Riperton

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Minnie Riperton, singer-songwriter best known for her 1975 single Lovin’ You.  She was one of the first celebrities to go public with her breast cancer diagnosis, but did not disclose she was terminally ill. In 1977, she became a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society.  She received the American Cancer Society’s Courage Award in 1978, which was presented to her at the White House by President Jimmy Carter.  She was married to songwriter and music producer Richard Rudolph from 1972 until her death in 1979. They had two children: music engineer Marc Rudolph and actress/comedienne Maya Rudolph. She died at age 31 on July 12, 1979. Continue reading