Friday, May 16, 2008

SNL’s Smart Choice for Finale Host

America’s favorite boss from "The Office" and this generation’s new Maxwell Smart from the new "Get Smart" movie, Steve Carell, will be hosting SNL's 2008 season finale tomorrow, May 17th. Carell last hosted the season premiere back in 2005, along with musical guest Kanye West. Carell did a decent job during his last go around, including the memorable role of Bob Bummer opposite Rachel Dratch's Debbie Downer, though the funniest bit of that night had to have been the staged backstage reunion between Kanye and Mike Meyers. As you might recall, that season's premiere was shortly after Kayne’s controversial "George Bush doesn't care about black people" statement at the Hurricane Katrina telethon with a dumbstruck Mike Myers by his side. No controversies swirling this time around, so let's hope for a great show from the actor and funnyman, and maybe a special visit from Rachel Dratch as Debbie Downer to find out what became of her Prince Charming, Bob Bummer.