Stump the King - Mike Myers
So this week, NBC aired The Best of Mike Meyers and it brought back a lot of memories for me. When I was in my twenties, Meyers was the man. Wayne, Dieter and Simon were some of my favorite topics to discuss on Sundays. More importantly, he was one of the few SNL alums to make the move to the big screen successfully.
For those of you who have been living in a cave, while wearing a blindfold with your hands over your ears, the special was clearly just a way for Meyers to promote his new film, The Love Guru. Even though, the movie looks like crap, it's nice to see Meyers making another try at a film franchise.
Wayne's World was the first SNL-inspired movie to achieve the TV to cinema success since TheBrothers. Unfortunately there were some residual effects.
Once Lorne Michaels saw how much money he could make by recycling sketches, he forced the public to sit through a collection of the worst movies ever put on film.
Superstar, Night at the Roxbury, The Ladies Man and It's Pat were all bad ideas. The amazing part is that the only star of those movies to have any kind of film career is Will Ferrell, who has managed to make a movie out of characters who weren't much more than one joke characters in the first place.
I was a fan of the first two Austin Powers films and I respect Meyers for realizing that he couldn't make a decent film out of Dieter, so I wish him luck with Love Guru and hope he can get back to the business of funny.
Now for this week's question...
Who is the only person to appear on SNL as a musical guest, host and cast member?
Congratulations to Bill and Ben. Dan Aykroyd and Michal Mckean are both correct.