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more like Wayne... (since this is an SNL thread...)

Ah yes, good call.
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I assume you're talking about the "making me sing" skit. And I agree, she's basically just doing the same character now over and over and over.

I think this is a problem with the SNL writers: if they want their stuff to get on the air, they have to write for the players. If a player is good at something, they concentrate on writing more stuff for that player instead of trying to come up with something original that will probably not get on the air because they don't know how to cast it.

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Hamm now firmly belongs in the pantheon of great SNL host who make the show worth watching (along with Timberlake, Baldwin, and Walken).

It was one of the best episode in last few year. Sergio video was AWESOME! Hamm and Buble was great too. Buble did great in that skit.

Only bad skit was Kristen Whig doing an annying woman bit, YET AGAIN (how many different skits with the EXACT SAME character do they need to have???).

The "Mad Man" of late night was pretty funny.
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Finally got around to finishing this ep and thought the Hamm and Buble skit was one of the funniest of the season. My wife didnt know much about Buble and is now enthralled with him, and she knew Hamm and loved him, but now thinks of him as creepy for what he was doing to poor little Buble. Women are great.
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I know a lot of people like dissing SNL by saying "it USED to be great back ", but I'm gonna say that SNL has improved quite a bit in the past couple of years. For a few years after Will Ferrell left, they seemed to be circling the drain, but now each show continues to keep me watching. That wasn't the case 4-5 years ago. They were re-using pre-taped skits pretty often then. I must have seen "oops i pooped my pants" at least 5 times in separate "live" shows, and "Bathroom Monkey" at least 2 or 3 times. Sure, the current cast still have some lame recurring skits (fred armisen reading newspaper headlines, kristin wiig's annoying/over-the-top friend), but for the most part they keep it fresh.
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Amid what was generally a lackluster effort by Ashton Kutcher, was this BRILLIANT bit of Rahm Emanuel by Samberg. This must become a regular recurring segment. Genius!

http://www.hulu.com/collections/381/126490
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They were re-using pre-taped skits pretty often then. I must have seen "oops i pooped my pants" at least 5 times in separate "live" shows, and "Bathroom Monkey" at least 2 or 3 times.

They're still doing that a little bit. The commercials are the most often regurgitated skits.

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Amid what was generally a lackluster effort by Ashton Kutcher, was this BRILLIANT bit of Rahm Emanuel by Samberg.

Yeah, that was gold. I love the quick Mel Gibson comment thrown in at the end for good measure.
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Amid what was generally a lackluster effort by Ashton Kutcher, was this BRILLIANT bit of Rahm Emanuel by Samberg. This must become a regular recurring segment. Genius!

http://www.hulu.com/collections/381/126490

Ashton Kutcher was awful. Frickin awful beyond words. But you're right, the Rahm Emanual character has to come back. Can't get enough of that. His tirade against the Dems and Palin were both spot on and hilarious.
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I don't know if it's because my expectations are really low or if I'm just really reaching for something to laugh at, but the "What is Burn Notice" game show was incredibly hilarious! I was cracking up. Maybe that had something to do with the fact that I've never seen Burn Notice even though I do know it's highly rated...

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I enjoyed this past week's episode.
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I don't know if it's because my expectations are really low or if I'm just really reaching for something to laugh at, but the "What is Burn Notice" game show was incredibly hilarious! I was cracking up. Maybe that had something to do with the fact that I've never seen Burn Notice even though I do know it's highly rated...


exact same response. everyone watching the game at our house
could not provide any information about burn notice.
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Funniest bit for me was the one with Kutcher as the pool boy at the reading of the old lady's will. That had me in stitches!
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Enjoying Zach Galifianakis as tonight's host.
A lil drunk, though
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Pity they didn't have him write everything because Zach is funnier, smarter and far more creative than SNL usually is.


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wow, this guy is too funny!

no wonder hangover was so legendary, his performance
had to be a big part of it.

haven't seen a guest host add so much to an snl show in a long,
long time. it also appeared he wrote or co-wrote some of the scripts

wonder if he would be as good if they brought him back again.?
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On funnyordie.com Zach's "Between Two Ferns" are the funniest things I've seen in a while.
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Too funny... he shaved his beard for the last sketch and then puts on a fake beard to say thank you and goodnight!
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Funniest monologue in years (though Charles Barkley's was pretty funny for someone who is not a comedian per se); though the stupid kissy-family skit that aired so early probably drove thousands to bed. Somehow they delayed the funniest skit- the beauty pageant talk show- until 12:54. That was so demented it even got Kristen to break character, something she never ever does. And Vampire Weekend was good too.

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I liked that they carried over a gag from a digital short to a skit again (similar to how they did Closet Organizer and then the bar scene a few weeks ago). The Zach at different TV shows bit was hilarious, and then he shows up at the Today Show skit. I cracked up when he had "The Situation Room" written in French on his Tshirt.

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I think they're selecting the safest sketches to go first. The kissy family had been done before in one form or another so they figured that was a safe bet.

Same thing happened last week. The "Smashmouth is in my closet!" sketch was great and that was past 12:30AM. I guess some of the writing staff thought it was too off the wall and it just barely made the cut.

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It always surprises me how subjective humor is. Both my wife and I thought this one of the worst SNL episodes in years.
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Too funny... he shaved his beard for the last sketch and then puts on a fake beard to say thank you and goodnight!

Thank you! I wanted to make sure I wasn't going crazy when I saw that.

Kudos to Zach for making the sacrifice for his SNL debut. I was surprised how few people in the audience noticed: I thought it would've received a bigger reaction.
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I wondering how his beard was back at the end, that was a pretty good fake beard.
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I think they're selecting the safest sketches to go first. The kissy family had been done before in one form or another so they figured that was a safe bet.

I get what you're saying, but the kissy family is still a stupid sketch and as a previous poster pointed out it could be offensive/gross to some. I know I didn't get a laugh out of it. As you mention, Smash Mouth in my Closet was laugh out loud hilarious!

Normally, I'd agree with you that safe, funny sketches belong at the beginning and riskier stuff at the end, but that only applies when the safe sketch is actually funny.

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I thought the monologue was excellent for a change but the rest of the show was fairly dead. I do still get a kick out of "What up with dat?" but it's it's almost done. Sudakis kept getting getting a lot of noise from the audience whenever he appeared as the 80s break dancer guy in that.

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It always surprises me how subjective humor is. Both my wife and I thought this one of the worst SNL episodes in years.

Aside from the monologue, the digital short and the today sketch, my girlfriend and I would agree with you. A very unfunny episode.


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Normally, I'd agree with you that safe, funny sketches belong at the beginning and riskier stuff at the end, but that only applies when the safe sketch is actually funny.

I agree with you, but from what I've read the SNL production process has gotten so bureaucratic and conservative that they put the simplest (i.e. safest) sketches on before midnight and it's a coin toss what will get on the air after Weekend Update. If any sketch was a hit last week, they'll put another version of the sketch on at the beginning of the show next week.

It's been like this for long long time. The first Wayne's World sketch was the very last sketch of the show and stayed past midnight for months and was occasionally cut. So many people hated it it's a miracle it didn't get dropped permanently. It wasn't and was later turned into two successful films!

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