6 Ways 'Fifty Shades' And 'SNL 40' Were Exactly The Same
Believe it or not, "Fifty Shades of Grey" and the "SNL 40th Anniversary Special" had more in common than you'd think. Here are six eerie similarities.By Lauren Zima | February 16, 2015
Quite a Valentine's Day weekend for Hollywood: the big release of "Fifty Shades of Grey," the big "SNL 40th Anniversary Special." So, those sound very different, but they weren't. Here's why.
First, both tried to cram too much into a few hours. "Fifty Shades" the movie attempted to hit almost every scene from the book, which gave us results like Rita Ora being on screen for approximately five seconds. (Video via Universal Pictures UK / "Fifty Shades of Grey")
And "SNL" tried to get every person ever alive to ever crack a joke into its special. Meaning, I was exhausted by the end of the opening monologue.