A great way to spend $10
I found myself rather bored this morning and decided that since I live in NYC, maybe I should take advantage of all the things a large city has to offer? So I checked out the Museum of Television and Radio and if you reside in the NYC or LA area, I have a good reason for you to do the same.
Step one? Dig through your couch cushions until you find ten bucks. Step two? Go to the MT&R and buy a ticket for the current screening of "From Albert Brooks to TV Funhouse: Selected Short Films from Saturday Night Live." Step three? Laugh hysterically for 90 straight minutes.
The collection of SNL shorts was jam packed; many I had seen and many that came before my time but still oh so worth it. Of particular note, I really enjoyed the synchronized swimming team of Harry Shearer and Martin Short coached by Christopher Guest. When Short mentions that "he's not that strong a swimmer," I almost fell out of my seat. Also worth seeing was Tim Robbins' short on the folk singing Bob Roberts, which later led to the film of the same name. However, I couldn't stop laughing at the more recent Adam McKay directed short about the pervert who got his jollies from the Cream of Wheat chef. I'm telling you, if you have a free afternoon and can get to either museum location, then go for it. You can see a schedule for this and other screenings at the link below.