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post #181 of 389
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Originally Posted by David James View Post

"What up with that" is another one joke skit that the writers have milked week after week. It's got to go.


First time they have done it this season so I do not know where the week after week thing is coming from.
post #182 of 389
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Originally Posted by David James View Post

"What up with that" is another one joke skit that the writers have milked week after week. It's got to go.

They really don't. That skit comes on once or twice A SEASON and it's one of the funniest on the show IMO. The only funny thing about last night definitely.
post #183 of 389
What Up With That is funny every time they do it. And Sam Jackson tweeted an apology afterwards saying that he thought Keenan was going to cut him off mid-swear. I think it's hilarious and won't hurt anybody.

The cold open was very touching. Bravo SNL.
post #184 of 389
I wonder if Lorne in his autumn years is trying to do his part to get over the paternal censorship of late-night television (if not all TV). It seems unlikely Samuel L. was not in on the running gag, but who knows. Otto Preminger worked his whole career to kibosh the Hays Office Production Code, and its high time US television gets a grip.

Norm MacDonald let the f bomb slip some years after Charles Rocket dropped his, but MacDonald's was just a slip. Even the west coast NBC bigwig who was actively lobbying to get him removed from Weekend Update didn't feel he should be punished for his infracton.

I thought this was a thoroughly funny show.
post #185 of 389
I just watched the part in question and Sam's tweet is correct. He says FUH ,which would have been fine but then he threw in the bullsh*t for no apparent reason. Not that it should bother anyone that doesn't live with a perpetually clenched butthole, though. What bothered me most about the skit was Nasim no longer being a dancer. Sudeikis and the Jewfro steal this bit for me every single time. Never gets old.
post #186 of 389
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Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

\ What bothered me most about the skit was Nasim no longer being a dancer.
Not to try and make any excuses for Lorne's shocking lack of use for Nasim this season (I wouldn't be surprised if we hear about a "change of career plans" from her in response), but she actually WAS IN THAT SKIT!

She was the "female grinch, made up with green skin and Dr. Seuss green hands", who pranced across the stage twice.

But yes, she was not in her "assigned role" as a dancer (along with the much-missed Abby Elliot).

But I did enjoy "Jacob, the Bar Mitzvah boy" on WU (portrayed wonderfully by Vanessa Bayer), as well as "the girl you don't want to start a conversation with at a party" (Cecily Strong) which is a character I laugh harder and harder at every time she does it. Her brilliant double-talk and clever malapropisms (not just silly drunk-speak) remind me of Norm Cross, and that's a good thing. This is growing to be maybe my favorite new female character in the post-Kristen era.

I also enjoyed "You're a rat bastard, Charlie Brown" because I can't possibly ever see enough of whole-cast pre-filmed versions of famous celebrity impressions (who can remember the opening "celebrities at a party" skit from a few years ago which was unbelievable). Bill Hader's Al Pacino is absolutely perfect and priceless, as is Jason's Phillip Seymour Hoffman. And Taran Killam's Michael Keaton had me laughing as well. Even Nasim had some small silly dancing bit in this skit (but aside from that her only talking lines in the whole show were when she announced the entry of Martin Short in "Royal Family Doctor", which was only a mildly amusing skit but I love Martin Short doing those kinds of bits).

They can retire "what's up with that" in my opinion. One-trick pony, including the entertaining but now tiresome Fred and Jason in the background.

And there was essentially zero (pretty much typical this whole season) for the new kids... Tim Robinson and Aidy Bryant. Jay Pharaoh's Kanye was a complete waste of time (thankfully that was his only appearance of the night), but I always love Alec Baldwin doing his Tony Bennett and can't get enough of it. Even Kate McKinnon only had one shot, in the Charlie Brown film (although she was hilarious).

I sure wish they'd figure out how to do the Khardashians again, even without Abby.

And Cecily from last week's wonderful porn stars bit to end the show... "some things never go out of style... ANAL". What a perfect deadpan delivery. Had me rolling.
post #187 of 389
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Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

Sudeikis ... steal[s] this bit for me every single time.
Until he finally spoke last night, I'd never been able to figure out who the jumping dancer in the red tracksuit was.  I couldn't recognize him at all in that wig, and we don't otherwise see him doing leaps like his entrances in that bit.  Then last night Jason Sudeikis's voice came out of him.

Though I do agree that it's worn out, and I wouldn't miss it if it were never used again.
post #188 of 389
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Originally Posted by Shaded Dogfood View Post

Norm MacDonald let the f bomb slip some years after Charles Rocket dropped his, but MacDonald's was just a slip. Even the west coast NBC bigwig who was actively lobbying to get him removed from Weekend Update didn't feel he should be punished for his infracton.
That was Ohlmeyer, and he was chawed off that MacDonald was making fun of his murderer buddy OJ
post #189 of 389
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Originally Posted by kevin j View Post

That's Paul with Nirvana.

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Originally Posted by Rammitinski View Post

Aha. I didn't even recognize the other guys. They looked awful young. Still, an odd pairing.

The played together Wednesday night in the 121212 concert too. It might have been the same song, I know it was the same guitar for Paul.
post #190 of 389
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Originally Posted by Argee View Post

First time they have done it this season so I do not know where the week after week thing is coming from.
Ok, I checked wiki and found the one I saw a couple weeks back (with Mike Tyson) was originally shown in 2009. They've done it 9 times beginning with the 2009 season according to the wiki. I stand corrected on the number of times it's been done.

It's still a one joke skit and that's 8 times to many. I fully recognize my sense of humor is different then many others.
post #191 of 389
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Originally Posted by kevin j View Post

That's Paul with Nirvana.

"Cut Me Some Slack" is the tune. It is also featured in the soundtrack to the upcoming Sound City documentary that Grohl has directed.
post #192 of 389
how about some love for martin short.

terrific guest host.

very funny show!
post #193 of 389
I've now seen the entire show on DVR and I enjoyed it all. I don't know the song, but I really liked the Nirvana-McCartney number. I also liked when he sang with the kids. Really good stuff.
post #194 of 389
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Originally Posted by mr. wally View Post

how about some love for martin short.
terrific guest host.
very funny show!

I agree. He was great! It probably helped that I was not expecting much.
post #195 of 389
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Originally Posted by blitzen102 View Post

I agree. He was great! It probably helped that I was not expecting much.

With the last two hosts, Jamie Foxx and Martin Short, I was expecting a lot from two real pros. And they delivered.
post #196 of 389
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Originally Posted by blitzen102 View Post

I agree. He was great! It probably helped that I was not expecting much.
Given Short's background in sketch comedy both on SCTV and on SNL, I expected a lot.  He came through (thankably, with only a passing reference to Ed Grimley, who was played out twenty-five years ago).
post #197 of 389
i could have used a few seconds of katharine hepburn as well.
post #198 of 389
Paul McCartney should not be allowed to sing anymore.

I believe I said this the last time he was on the show, but apparently the producers feel otherwise.
post #199 of 389
Sam Jackson was on Kimmel last night. He blamed Keenan for the screw up. The first word was (to me anyway) clearly "fuh" and there was no 'k' applied to the end of it. Keenan was then supposed to cut Sam off after he says the "bull" in "bullsh*t". Sam's mistake obviously being that he said it even after Keenan screwed up his part of the bit.
post #200 of 389
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Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

Sam Jackson was on Kimmel last night. He blamed Keenan for the screw up. The first word was (to me anyway) clearly "fuh" and there was no 'k' applied to the end of it. Keenan was then supposed to cut Sam off after he says the "bull" in "bullsh*t". Sam's mistake obviously being that he said it even after Keenan screwed up his part of the bit.
Not a brilliant "bit" to begin with, if it relied on comedic timing.
post #201 of 389
But it's consistent with Sam's reputation. He's known for swearing. I can see why it was planned. The bit, though, to me is always funny. Not necessarily for the writing, but for the unusual cast of characters that move in and out of the picture throughout the entire thing.
post #202 of 389
I'm getting back into SNL..the cast is the best it's been in a few years. Which girl does the Zoey impression? She is so hot
post #203 of 389
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Originally Posted by adiddy2231 View Post

I'm getting back into SNL..the cast is the best it's been in a few years. Which girl does the Zoey impression? She is so hot

She's gone.
post #204 of 389
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Originally Posted by adiddy2231 View Post

I'm getting back into SNL..the cast is the best it's been in a few years. Which girl does the Zoey impression? She is so hot
The cast was the best it had been in years. You're getting back in to it a year late.
post #205 of 389
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Originally Posted by adiddy2231 View Post

I'm getting back into SNL..the cast is the best it's been in a few years. Which girl does the Zoey impression? She is so hot

Was Abby Elliot, Christ Elliot's daughter. I miss her, she was cute, and did several very funny impressions. Rumor is she's off the show because of a breakup with Fred Armisen.
post #206 of 389
He not Jesus, mind you biggrin.gif

Yes, she is Chris Elliot's daughter, and the granddaughter of Bob Elliot (of Radio's Bob and Ray).Sorry to hear she would have been the one to depart if the rumor is true. I would have easily preferred Fred to be the one to go.
post #207 of 389
The family name is Elliott with two L's and two T's, but that aside, I agree that Armisen would have been less of a loss.
post #208 of 389
I thought Abby said she left because she was pursuing sitcom work.
post #209 of 389
Chris Elliott has had a semi-recurring role on How I Met Your Mother, as Lily's father.

Abby Elliott popped up on 2 Broke Girls earlier this year, and is reportedly going to be in a few episodes of How I Met Your Mother, as well.
post #210 of 389
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Originally Posted by Shaded Dogfood View Post

He not Jesus, mind you biggrin.gif
Yes, she is Chris Elliot's daughter, and the granddaughter of Bob Elliot (of Radio's Bob and Ray).Sorry to hear she would have been the one to depart if the rumor is true. I would have easily preferred Fred to be the one to go.

Hah, it took me forever to figure what you were talking about. Yes, Chris Elliott not Christ Elliot. I depend on spell check to find typos a little too much.
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