Golden Globes Classic Moment: Will Ferrell & Kristen Wiig – A Little Friday Funny

YouTube Preview ImageThe Golden Globes are this Sunday. I know I’ve been rough on award shows. We have one for everything now: Emmys, Oscars, tonys, ESPYs, Golden Globes, People’s Choice, Critic’s Choice, Image Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, SAG Awards, Kid’s Choice, VMAs, CMAs, and of course, the Christian version – The Dove Awards. It is no longer enough just to write a book, make a movie, star in a musical, write a play, or sing a song; you have to win a contest over everyone else, right? That’s the pinnacle in our society. It seems a bit lacking in artistic or poetic beauty doesn’t it? Seems to me the way we celebration imagination in our culture should involve a little more, I don’t know… imagination.

Typically I abstain from watching all award shows on principle. There are only a few with which I cannot help myself. I usually catch some of the Oscars, but my favorite is the Golden Globes – mostly because they are both film and television. I can get a crash course on pop culture, because I’m chronically late to that party. The Golden Globes are built around the Hollywood Foreign Press, so I feel like the show is a little smarter than most award shows. Finally, they have the good sense to let Tiny Fey and Amy Poehler host the show – two of the funniest people on the planet.

This is a clip from last year’s show, where two great sketch comedians – Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig – do their thing. Can’t figure out why Tommy Lee Jones was so cranky about it. Anyone?

Happy Friday, my people. I hope your work day is productive and short!

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Tim Suttle is the senior pastor of He is the author of several books including his most recent - Shrink: Faithful Ministry in a Church Growth Culture (Zondervan 2014), Public Jesus (The House Studio, 2012), & An Evangelical Social Gospel? (Cascade, 2011). Tim's work has been featured at The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Sojourners, and other magazines and journals.

Tim is also the founder and front-man of the popular Christian band Satellite Soul, with whom he toured for nearly a decade. The band's most recent album is "Straight Back to Kansas." He helped to plant three thriving churches over the past 13 years and is the Senior Pastor of Redemption Church in Olathe, Kan. Tim's blog, Paperback Theology, is hosted at Patheos.