Monday, March 08, 2010

There is a new blog logo. Discuss.

Another week, another logo theme, this one recommended by reader Matt Hoffman. I wasn't going to run it for a couple of weeks, but then we saw two of the four people on last night's Oscar telecast (plus at least one other person who could have easily been in the logo as well).

A reminder, as always, that this post contains links to, and explanations for, all the old blog logos.

24 comments:

KerryB said...

Former SNL cast members

Garrett said...

People who were bad fits on SNL, but found much greater success after they left.

Dan said...

(plus at least one other person who could have easily been in the logo as well).

I'd wager that is Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

mrsb said...

People who've been f*ing Matt Damon?

Andrew said...

People who should host the Oscars?

Deena said...

I assume the other one from lnight that fit was Anthony Michael Hall.

Jordan said...

Actors who have a very fine line of separation between them and their characters

Adam said...

David was only a writer for SNL, appearing in the background of one sketch IIRC.

In terms of bad fits at 30 Rock, everyone lines up behind Ms. Garofalo.

Anonymous said...

Jewish people in Hollywood.

(Robert Downey Jr. has Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry.)

The other person Alan refers to is Joel Cohen. These four, plus Joel Cohen, are the five Jewish people in Hollywood.

Withnail said...

The only five jewish people in hollywood?

Ben said...

I like the SNL bad fit part; Chris Rock as the 5th?

mrsb said...

You only have to listen to an Adam Sandler song to know there are more than 5 Jews in Hollywood.

Tausif Khan said...

Also I am pretty sure if Joel Cohen is Jewish so would his brother Ethan be? No?

Hatfield said...

Wow, when was Stiller on SNL? I don't remember that at all.

Alan Sepinwall said...

Stiller and Mike Myers debuted around the same time, and even collaborated on a few sketches (I believe Stiller as Eddie Munster was the very first guest on "Sprockets"), but he wasn't happy because Lorne wouldn't let him make short films (the kind of stuff he'd do on his MTV and Fox shows, and the kind of stuff Andy Samberg does every week now), so he left quickly.

Alan Sepinwall said...

And the specific theme, as suggested by Matt was, I believe, "people you forget ever worked at SNL." He initially suggested Chris Rock instead of Silverman, but I felt Rock was on the show for too long (even as a lower-tier castmember) to really fit.

And, yes, Anthony Michael Hall was the other candidate from last night's show, though unlike the others, his greatest success came before he joined the cast, not after he left.

MPH said...

Hi - as the original submitter here and a longtime fan of the blog I'm thrilled to see my suggestion published.

I can confirm that the theme as proposed was around former SNL castmembers who aren't primarily associated with the show - similar to how Alan recapped it but also encompassing Garrett's comment as well.

Having said that, I feel Anon' suggestion also fits the bill, because as everyone knows there are in fact only five Jewish people in Hollywood, and these actually are them.

Thanks for my 15 minutes, Alan

Anonymous said...

Off-topic: what, no "Who do you think you are" review?

Maggie said...

I feel like Mark McKinney from "Kids in the Hall" fits the theme also. And, what about Chris Elliott? His stint on SNL was pretty brief, although I imagine that with daughter Abby now in the cast, people are reminded more of his time there.

digamma said...

I think a lot of Seinfeld fans have heard the story of how Larry David quit SNL in a rage and then came back as if nothing had happened, because George Costanza eventually did the same thing.

alynch said...

I'm not sure Larry David belongs there since he was only a writer. If the category is "people you forget ever worked on SNL," I'd ask how many SNL writers that weren't also castmembers can anyone remember? The only ones I can think of off the top of my head are Jim Downey, Robert Smigel, and Conan O'Brien.

Anthony Strand said...

alynch: That's fair, but people only know Conan O'Brien worked for SNL for the same reason as Larry - he got famous later on.

Anonymous said...

Jay Mohr could also be on there. I think he was only on SNL for a season, and has since been in several movies and starred in a couple of TV shows.

Garrett said...

alynch: Jim Downey was a featured player in 79-80, though that had a different meaning then. As for other writers people would recognize, the only ones I can add to the list are Jack Handey and Michael O'Donoghue. Of course, they had their own showcases.