On Monday, I wrote about the best Disney songs, and the list was not without its tearjerkers. As much as Disney wants you to believe it's all whimsical and happy, the truth is that most of its movies will make viewers cry. There is no classic Disney film that's a bigger offender than "The Lion King" during that scene. You know what scene I'm talking about — just after Mufasa tries to rescue little Simba from the stampede... oh, God, it's so sad. As it turns out, dogs are not immune from having Disney feelings either, as evidenced by this video of a dog who can't hold it together during the emotional moment. It's so cute it almost makes you forget you're watching one of the saddest scenes ever.
Since I talked about "The Office" finale at length already, I won't include that in this week's post. But just know this: OMG. In addition to "The Office," we'll also say goodbye to an SNL cast member; the cutest graduate said goodbye to college; and Barbara Walters says goodbye to television.
Bill Hader leaves SNL
This week, Bill Hader announced that Saturday's SNL episode will be his last. His decision to leave the show follows that news that Seth Meyers will be leaving Weekend Update to take over Jimmy Fallon's late-night hosting gig. Hader told the New York Times, "It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point." For eight years, Hader played characters like the smarmy game show host; Herb Welch, a not-so-great reporter; and, of course, Stefon, a frequent Weekend Update guest who gave tips for the hottest spots in NYC, usually in the form of nightclubs that were so bizarre Hader couldn't stay in character. (See a mash-up of great Stefon moments in the video.) Mostly, Bill Hader was one of those SNL members who seemed like he'd be on the show forever. And we kinda liked it that way.
I love a good excuse to look at puppies. I especially have a soft spot for fluffy, pudgy, stumpy puppies. Here are three irresistibly adorable videos to get you through your Wednesday. Enjoy!
If that headline sounds weird, it's because it is. But who isn’t a sucker for adorable animal stories? Last week, a story surfaced about eight dachshund puppies who were found in a plastic container in Arkansas. Abandoned.
But then they were rescued by the Rocky Ridge Refuge and got a foster mom — in the form of a giant capybara named Cheesecake.
If you haven’t heard of a capybara, they’re the biggest rodent in the world (bigger than a beaver or a porcupine!) and they’re oddly endearing. So capybara + dachshund puppies = OMG so cute. This week, we got to see Cheesecake and the puppies in action with a video! Enjoy.
On Friday, we talked about the Harlem Shake phenomenon and how it's all-but-ruined because "The Today Show" did its own version. I officially retract that statement because everything is better with puppies, and the Harlem Shake is no exception. Happy Monday!