VIDEO: Ten Minutes That Never Made It Into ‘Bridesmaids’

Now that Bridesmaids is on DVD and BluRay, we’re getting all sorts of fun bonus features leaking their way onto YouTube. Here’s a lengthy scene involving Kristen Wiig’s character having it out with a bratty tween at the jewelry store. Enjoy.

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‘Bridesmaids’ Trailer Suggests DVD Extras Might Be Awesome

I’ve never hidden my love for Kristen Wiig, and Bridesmaids has proven to be a two hour Wiig-fest in the best possible way. Of course, I laughed my ass off during the movie, and in an effort to relive the good times, I went back and watched the trailer again. Lo and behold, there were several funny lines in the preview that never made it into the final cut. This got me to thinking that the DVD extras for Bridesmaids might just be awesome. It also got me thinking that I might need to watch this movie again.

Nevertheless, if you’ve seen Bridesmaids, check out the video above and enjoy some light bonus content. (If you haven’t seen the movie, don’t bother with the trailer — better to see the jokes “fresh”).

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AND WHATNOT: Not A Banner Day For Asian Sensitivity; Also, Zac Efron, Simon Curtis, and Cupcakes


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Dude Lip Syncs Kristen Wiig, Is Funny

I don’t know what inspired this guy to lip sync along with one of my favorite Saturday Night Live sketches of the past few years (let alone do it half naked), but that’s okay because I love anything remotely concerning Kristen Wiig. I gotta say the video is actually pretty entertaining. Perhaps a Molly Shannon tribute is in the pipeline? “IIIIIIIIII’m FIFTY! FIFTY YEARS OLD.” Just spitballin’, as they say.

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Betty White Shines on ‘Saturday Night Live.’ Also, Three Unaired Skits!

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At long last, Betty White took center stage as the host of last night’s Saturday Night Live, and I think everyone was both delighted and relieved that her stint proved to be one of the best, if not the best, of the season. With so much hype around the Golden Girl’s appearance, it would have been a major disappointment had the episode turned out to be a bore.

Lorne Michaels wasn’t about to let that happen though. For this special installment, he recruited a gaggle of the show’s best comediennes from the past ten years to join White on stage: Tina Fey, Ana Gasteyer, Amy Poehler, Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph, and Molly Shannon (noticeably absent: Cheri Oteri). The infusion of energy from this extended cast elevated the material, especially as many of the former cast members resurrected some of their beloved characters and bits from their tenure. It all added up to an hour and a half of great TV, and for once, it seemed like we weren’t watching a sketch show but a party. Throw in the nonstop stream of Tweets and Facebook updates starting at 8:30 PM out here in California, and it felt like a party everyone was invited to (not to cheese out too much).

Of course, watching all those wonderfully talented actresses on stage, it truly underscored some of the deficiencies of the current cast. It’s hard to take lightweights like Abby Elliot, Jenny Slate, and Nasim Pedrad seriously when stacked next to the likes of Molly Shannon and Amy Poehler (to be fair, Pedrad shows the most potential of the group, but still, the only recent female recruit since Kristen Wiig to show breakout talent has been Michaela Watkins, and NBC axed her for no good reason — still angry). Nevertheless, I suppose what we can take away from the experience is that when there’s a host who truly inspires the writers and a talented cast who can bring the material to life, Saturday Night Live can still shine. And when there’s not, well, we’re stuck with Will Forte singing at the Weekend Update desk.

For now though, let’s continue to bask in last night’s show. It was so frequently interrupted by spates of applause that several skits were cut from the telecast. Fear not though. NBC has placed them online. After the jump, the return of Debbie Downer, “Bronx Beat,” and Helen Madden, licensed joyologist. (Sadly, no Mary Katherine Gallagher).

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