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Monday Morning Quarterback: SNL Season 34, Episode 22

Earlier this week, New York Magazine’s Vulture blog ran a season-wrap up package for Saturday Night Live, including a fascinating (to me, anyway) statistical breakdown of cast member appearances, surprise guests, and frequent impersonations. As much as I appreciated the attention to the show, which gets ignored or dismissed in a lot of episode-by-episode TV-watching outlets, Vulture undermined their exhaustive research by putting out these pieces before the season actually ended which seems to me a bit like putting out a summer movie season recap in the second week in August. Actually, this probably will start happening soon or already has, but it doesn’t make it not stupid.

And yet, there was something odd about the Will Ferrell-hosted season finale this weekend. To Vulture’s extremely tiny credit, it felt more like a spirited encore than a parting shot. It’s been a longer-than-average season for SNL; following a strike-shortened 13-episode season, they came back earlier and wound up doing 22 episodes rather than the recent standard 20, plus a bunch of those Thursday extras. This whole episode felt like an extra, a Ferrell-led tribute to nothing much in particular.

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The TV Blog Coalition

bluecoalition.jpgBuzz got pumped about the upcoming sneak peek of Glee and shared some tidbits she learned from the cast. (BuzzSugar)

So we finally get to see who Jacob is on Lost, and then his nemesis turned out to be… Richard Hatch? (Scooter McGavin’s 9th Green)

Vance celebrated his 2000th post on the blog by remembering some of his favorites over the years, including Everwood, Lost and Friday Night Lights. (Tapeworthy)

This week, Jace was once again consumed with all things Lost, offering his in-depth thoughts and theories about the two-hour season finale (“The Incident, Parts One and Two”). He feels much better now that he knows what lies in the shadow of the statue. (Televisionary)

Dan watched the premiere of The Fashion Show and found a temporary filler for the Project Runway-sized hole left in his heart. He still misses Tim Gunn, though. (TiFaux)

It’s (VERY) early, but Matt is already excited about the second season of Fringe. (TV Fanatic.)

Kate was bemused and befuddled when Food Network renewed lying, cheating Robert Levine’s show (TV Filter)

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