Like little stars.
Seth Meyers continues to reach back to his “SNL” days, on Tuesday night debuting “Second Chance Theater,” a “Late Night” segment that revives “SNL” sketches that never aired. Meyers debuted with “Jennjamin Franklin,” Will Forte’s sketch about a female Dick Cheney and Quaker Oats Guy look-alike who finds romance on a blind date. The sketch, performed on “Late Night” by Vanessa Bayer, Fred Armisen, Jason Sudeikis and Forte, never even made it to the “SNL” dress rehearsal (and, in fact, Meyers was one of the people who rejected it).
Between the purposefully cheesy dialogue, Sudeikis’ unprompted singing and Forte’s cross-dressing, the sketch offers insight into the wacky, ever-experimenting minds of “SNL” writers … but without being grounded in anything, the bizarre eight minutes gets tiring; sadly, it’s easy to see why “Jennjamin Franklin” never made it to air:
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Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.