Buried in the news that Emma Stone and Jason Segel would be hosting upcoming episodes of Saturday Night Live, great actors both but the typically generic and inside the box choices the show loves to make, was one piece of amazing, amazing news — Charlie Day would be hosting the November 5 episode of the show! Let’s get ready for some “Dayman!”
While Day has long been one of the funniest people on television, it is no doubt his role in Horrible Bosses that snagged him this gig. Still, whatever it takes to bring us 90 minutes of Charlie Kelly is worth it.
With that in mind, here are some more stars that the folks over at SNL need to get on the show. Stat.
Kaitlin Olson — The absolute funniest person on television, and Day’s It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia costar, anyone who has seen this lovely lady in action can attest to the fact that she can make anything funny. And coming from a show that has had her: steal a dumpster baby, develop an addiction to crack, whore herself out to a local politician and date a possibly mentally challenged white rapper, it is safe to say that Olson can sell almost any skit you give her.
Christopher Plummer — Captain Von Trapp seems to be aging backwards. After an already jam packed career, the 81-year-old is earning rave reviews for playing an older father who comes out of the closet in the touching comedy Beginners. And he is still not slowing down on the work front. So get him on in December before everyone sees him playing the patriarch of a mysterious family in The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. Added bonus, we know he’s got the pipes to belt out a few songs. Seconded added bonus, maybe Julie Christie will stop by.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone — These two prefer voice work to being in front of the camera of course, but the South Park and Book of Mormon creators would certainly bring an amazing new depth to the show. And they would also probably provide some down time for the writing staff by chipping in with some of the skits. Think about the ratings guys, do you know when the next available ticket to see Mormon is? 2012. When you think sweeps, think Stone and Parker.
Jennifer Hudson — The girl can sing, act, drop massive amounts of weight, there is nothing she has failed at yet. So let’s see her do some comedy, because we are sure she is going to hit that out of the park as well. You save money on a musical guest too with Hudson, and even more money in that she sings herself so none of that pesky dubbing and what not that leads to those amazing Ashlee Simpson moments.
Chloe Moretz/Elle Fanning/Hailee Steinfeld — Kind of like when all the ladies of SNL past joined Betty White for the 2010 finale, only much younger and, sorry to say this guys, much, much hipper. This teen trifecta, ages 14, 13 and 14 respectively, have been everywhere this year. Together in a spread for Vogue and each on their own LOVE cover, decorating their mantles (which are still at their parents’ home) with a slew of awards and looking picture perfect on every red carpet. What’s more, there does not seem to be a bad apple in this bunch. So have these professional ladies come do their thing for one night, they are more talented than most of the stars that stop by, even though they are less than half their ages.