This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Turd Ferguson Returns


There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This time, SNL brings back old favorites for its anniversary and a critically reviled show calls it quits.

“Whore Ads for 400!”

Though the presence of Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek, Darrell Hammond as Sean Connery, Jim Carrey as Matthew McConaughey, and Kate McKinnon as Justin Bieber all at once was an early highlight of Sunday’s Saturday Night Live anniversary special, the best part of this latest rendition of “Celebrity Jeopardy!” was the backstory. Norm Macdonald, who showed up as Burt Reynolds/Turd Ferguson, let slip on Twitter that Bill Cosby was initially supposed to be played by Eddie Murphy… but Eddie didn’t want to “kick a man while he’s down.” Eesh.

Jessica Huang Gives the Talk

After learning that her husband didn’t bother to include the “don’t date rape” part of the sex talk, Fresh Off the Boat‘s resident sitcom mom takes matters into her own hand by assaulting her oldest son with a stuffed animal. “NO MEANS NO! RESPECT GIRLS! NIGHTLY NEWS!”: my new feminist mantra.

Johnny Karate’s Super-Awesome Musical Goodbye

Parks and Recreation doesn’t do a whole lot of formal experimentation, but there’s no time like three episodes before the finale. To say goodbye to Andy before he and April move to Washington, Parks temporarily transformed into the final episode of his children’s show, where Andy got to fulfill his dreams and be Burt Macklin every week. April also vents her anxiety over making him move, but not before she sets a tarantula loose in the studio.

Portlandia Skewers Male Feminists

In which male feminists complain about not feeling validated, then resolve to voice their opinions as loudly as possible — with the help of an airhorn. Do you go around asking women if they’re doctors, just to show, like, not only men can be doctors? Didn’t think so!

Two and a Half Men Finally Ended

Yup, that was still happening; yup, TV editor Pilot Viruet watched every episode so no one else had to. Read all about it if you dare, or just celebrate the end of network television’s most interminable source of employment for 30-something bros.