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post #121 of 389
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post #122 of 389
Priceless Opening...Fired on all cylinders.
post #123 of 389
From the "Fox and Friends" corrections scroll:

Chef Boyardee is not the Prime Minister of Italy. He is the Vice President.


(later, at the end of the scroll):


Chef Boyardee is not the Vice President of Italy.
post #124 of 389
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Originally Posted by Rutgerskid View Post

Priceless Opening...Fired on all cylinders.

I love the opening. Haven't watched the rest yet, but that opening was excellent.
post #125 of 389
Opening was pretty funny, Louis CK's stand up style monologue was great, but I always find him funny. Fox and Friends was good as always. Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln, you gonna die! One of the funniest sketches/digital shorts of all time. Weekend update was average, the later sketches were good. All in all one of the best shows they've done in a very long time.
post #126 of 389
Fox and Friends skit was great. They get the braindead aspect of it down perfectly. I always love slo-mo-ing the DVR to read all the fact checking.
post #127 of 389
Sorry... the ZORD skit (with the shofar blowing) was painful to try and sit through, hoping for something funny and the punch line to arrive.

Never happened. No punch line. No gag. Louie couldn't even read his lines off the card, and even Bill Hader wanted out as quickly as possible.

Worst skit idea someone in the writer's room's ever come up with.

Haven't watched the last 20 minutes yet, but I only got to see one Nasim appearance (as Chris Christie's NJ version of a sign language translator) and it was great. BUT JUST ONCE IN THE WHOLE NIGHT? For a 2-minute pantomime?

BRING BACK THE KHARDASHIAN's!
post #128 of 389
Yes, the shofar skit and the hotel skit were real low points.  Their main function seemed to be to make the bar skit look better in comparison, though Kate McKinnon was good in it and it didn't need the help.  She seemed to be channeling Eileen Brennan and Christine Ebersole, maybe even a character Ebersole might have done on SNL.
post #129 of 389
CK said on Fallon the other day that SNL always has a skit that actors will be forever embarrassed by, and that there would be one in this week's show that he insisted they keep because he wanted to be sure that embarrassing sketch didn't get cut.

I think we know now which sketch it was.
post #130 of 389
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... though Kate McKinnon was good in it and it didn't need the help.
She's very good. The new Kristen Wiig, I've predicted.

Anyway, the Australian version of Bogart & Hepburn bit was amusing, because of Hader and McKinnon. I really laughed when McKinnon was in the hospital dying, and was asked "do you have any last words?", and her reply was "kangaroos, I guess"... in super-thick Aussie accent. I enjoyed this skit.

On the other hand, I do NOT enjoy Louie doing his standup routine, neither as a scene on his show nor as the opening last night. It's just strained and not funny. He doesn't need to repeat the punchline a few different ways when he sees it worked the first time. He needs to move on. I never have understood audiences who laugh uncontrollably at something that's obviously not super-funny and perhaps worth a "titter" at best, if you enjoy Beavis & Butthead humor. Saying raunchy things doesn't make it funny.

I actually enjoyed "the girl you shouldn't start a conversation with at a party" the best. She's really got that doubletalk down, and Seth was appropriately perplexed as was I. Loved it when she reached into her purse for her phone to quickly reply to a text, and then later to Instagram a picture of Seth. This is a genuinely funny character.

Now if only they'd give Nasim something to do!!!
post #131 of 389
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Originally Posted by rdclark View Post

CK said on Fallon the other day that SNL always has a skit that actors will be forever embarrassed by, and that there would be one in this week's show that he insisted they keep because he wanted to be sure that embarrassing sketch didn't get cut.

I think we know now which sketch it was.
Could be the horn, could be the hotel.  Both were pretty much tied for low point of the episode in my opinion.
post #132 of 389
loved the lincoln short.

great parody of the movie and louie's show.
post #133 of 389
New SNL tomorrow night with Anne Hathaway and Rhianna. wink.gif
post #134 of 389
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New SNL tomorrow night with Anne Hathaway and Rhianna.
It's Rihanna; Rhianna is a different singer.

An appearance by Rihanna won't be the same without Andy Samberg as Shy Ronnie: it will be better.  Shy Ronnie had to be one of Samberg's worst characters.
post #135 of 389
Sorry, can't agree. Rihanna kidnapping John Hamm to have sex with is classic.
post #136 of 389
Boring cold-open other than Rove getting tossed off a balcony, which was fitting since that's pretty much what happened to him in real life. I've only watched up to Rihanna's first song, but nothing too good so far. The SNL Short was interesting, but Killam is no Andy.
post #137 of 389
Yeah the open kind of sucked.

I liked the short, thought it was hilarious.

The 3 best friends skit made me angry it was so bad.

The telling off all the McDonalds employees wasn't great except for Taran Killam's look when they said "You ain't got nothin' behind those eyes!"


Rihanna is one of the hottest women on the planet.

I liked the Homeland skit.

Drunk Uncle always cracks me up. "So I didn't shoot for the stars, okay. So I didn't go to 'lectoral college. So I'm not Magic Mike."
post #138 of 389
Cool, at least I have Drunk Uncle to look forward to. I agree about Killam's face in the McDonalds skit. That was awesome. The best friends skit could have been good if the fat lady was a good actress. Why are all the new women getting so much more air time than Nassim?
post #139 of 389
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Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

Cool, at least I have Drunk Uncle to look forward to. I agree about Killam's face in the McDonalds skit. That was awesome. The best friends skit could have been good if the fat lady was a good actress. Why are all the new women getting so much more air time than Nassim?
Sorry about the Drunk Uncle spoiler, I didn't check the time of your post and figured you had finished it. I agree that Nassim is awesome and should get more screen time. Kate McKinnon as Ellen was pretty good too. I always get bothered by her weird dancing. The only thing missing was the awkward and creepy coffee table straddle.

A first I didn't like Taran Killam but now I think he's pretty much awesome. I think the turning point was a few episodes ago when he was faking being hypnotized by the magician. http://www.hulu.com/watch/404165
Edited by squeakybirnbaum - 11/11/12 at 1:51pm
post #140 of 389
I thought it started off pretty well but then slipped badly. Pity, because Anne Hathaway has a real flair for sketch comedy and doesn't worry about her image. The McDonalds skit was worthy of the shofar skit for sheer unadulterated terribleness, and the last half hour, which has been known to redeem mediocre shows, had nothing much to offer except for the fake commercial right before the credits. Rihanna's songs were pretty good.

I too wish they'd give Nassim more to do, but we all know how awesome she is and so do they. The writers seem presently fascinated with Kate McKinnon (and with good reason).
post #141 of 389
a forgettable show, too bad as a.h usually shines on snl.
post #142 of 389
I just watched the Jeremy Renner episode. I gotta say, they saved the best for last. That morgue sketch was absolutely hilarious!!

Maybe it's because the rest of the episode was so subpar, but that's one of the only ones I laughed at.
post #143 of 389
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I just watched the Jeremy Renner episode. I gotta say, they saved the best for last. That morgue sketch was absolutely hilarious!!
Maybe it's because the rest of the episode was so subpar, but that's one of the only ones I laughed at.

The sketch that cracked me up in that episode was the "standoff" skit where the 3 of them had six guns pointed at each other - action movie style - while putting their kids to bed, etc. The wife & I were rolling on the floor. tongue.gif

And that's something we rarely do any more during SNL.
post #144 of 389
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Originally Posted by tighr View Post

I just watched the Jeremy Renner episode. I gotta say, they saved the best for last. That morgue sketch was absolutely hilarious!!
Maybe it's because the rest of the episode was so subpar, but that's one of the only ones I laughed at.

agreed. usually not much going on with the skits that air near the show's end, but that one was killer.
thought the rest of the show was ok, not great. but it did beat a lot of the other shows that have run this season,
(anne hathaway and joseph gordon-levitt shows come to mind).
post #145 of 389
anyone see the christmas special last night. it appeared that the opening and the first 2 skethces were all new material.

even seemed to bring back a lot of the cast members that have left over the past 2 seasons.
post #146 of 389
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Originally Posted by mr. wally View Post

anyone see the christmas special last night. it appeared that the opening and the first 2 skethces were all new material.
even seemed to bring back a lot of the cast members that have left over the past 2 seasons.

There was nothing new. The Santa's My Boyfriend song was done awhile ago, and the Jimmy Fallon stuff came from last seasons Christmas episode. It was funny though.
post #147 of 389
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There was nothing new. The Santa's My Boyfriend song was done awhile ago, and the Jimmy Fallon stuff came from last seasons Christmas episode. It was funny though.

And the bit after that, the "Winter Wonderland" was using the original cast of The Not Ready For Primetime Players, for those who didn't recognize anyone. Garrett Morris - singing, Chevy Chase - on the show!, John Belushi - still alive!, Gilda Radner - still alive! (plus Dan Ackroyd, Jane Curtin, Larraine Newman)
post #148 of 389
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And the bit after that, the "Winter Wonderland" was using the original cast of The Not Ready For Primetime Players, for those who didn't recognize anyone. Garrett Morris - singing, Chevy Chase - on the show!, John Belushi - still alive!, Gilda Radner - still alive! (plus Dan Ackroyd, Jane Curtin, Larraine Newman)

yeah love that bit since they air material from the original not ready for late night players so infrequently.

wasn't candace bergen singing with the female cast members too?
post #149 of 389
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Originally Posted by mr. wally View Post

yeah love that bit since they air material from the original not ready for late night players so infrequently.
wasn't candace bergen singing with the female cast members too?

Yep, she was to the far right looking lovely. They all were.
post #150 of 389
An OK episode tonight. I admit that I wasn't really paying attention. Music + beer tongue.gif
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