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post #301 of 389
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Originally Posted by tighr View Post

More like he played Kevin Hart as Quvenzhané Wallis. He made no attempt at a straight up impersonation.

rolleyes.gif:How else is a 30+ year old man supposed to impersonate a 9 year old girl besides dressing like her and flexing her arms and other movements which he did. He did an impersonation the best way you can in that situation.
post #302 of 389
I knew it was going to be a bad episode after the painful opening monologue. Weekend Update had a few good jokes at least. The only sketches I liked were the Dove chocolate commercial and 360 news.

Looking forward to Timberlake next week though!
post #303 of 389
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Originally Posted by mldardy View Post

rolleyes.gif:How else is a 30+ year old man supposed to impersonate a 9 year old girl besides dressing like her and flexing her arms and other movements which he did. He did an impersonation the best way you can in that situation.
Fred Armison as the queen, Bobby Moynihan as Snookie, Will Ferrell as Janet Reno. They all manage to actually impersonate their characters.
post #304 of 389
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Originally Posted by tighr View Post

Fred Armison as the queen, Bobby Moynihan as Snookie, Will Ferrell as Janet Reno. They all manage to actually impersonate their characters.

Horrible comparisons. First all of these are regulars that have speaking parts. Hart didn't speak from what I remember and if he did it wasn't very much. There was nothing wrong with what Hart did. He impersonated Wallis' movements during the Oscars and her look. What the heck else do you want from that skit.
post #305 of 389
Thought it was pretty good.

Definitely better than the stinkers they've aired this uneven season.
Edited by mr. wally - 3/5/13 at 2:49pm
post #306 of 389
While we're talking about slipups in the Kevin Hart installment, the word for fear of horses is hippophobia.
post #307 of 389
Checking in, with beer biggrin.gif

I heard there was going to be an "all star" reunion tonight. Some pictures were tweeted of Steve M., Chevy C., etc. etc.
post #308 of 389
"The 5 Club" skit was great. Made me smile to see everybody in one skit. Candice Bergen! Haven't heard her name in a while.
post #309 of 389
Best SNL in a long time...Wasn't there a rumor that JT wanted to be a cast-member for a season, but couldn't work out the timing?
Edited by Rutgerskid - 3/9/13 at 10:27pm
post #310 of 389
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Originally Posted by Young C View Post

"The 5 Club" skit was great. Made me smile to see everybody in one skit. Candice Bergen! Haven't heard her name in a while.

They had done "Five-Timers Club" before, back when Tom Hanks or Alec Baldwin hit that mark.  All I can recall for sure is that Steve Martin was there that time too.

In my opinion ...
 
Most of the show was all right, and while usually I find the character visit during the news unbearable, Bill Hader was hilarious as Stefon last night.

"It's a Date" was good.

Timberlake's obligatory mascot appearance would have been better if he hadn't been swallowing his lyrics and I could have made them out.

"Moët & Chandon" was OK to see once, but I hope they don't try to revisit it: it's spent.

The prerecorded "She's Got a ____" (even if I type it as shown on the screen, AVS's filter will probably still obliterate it) started OK, but it was too obvious where it was going even before the screen or Kenan Thompson's character gave it away, and it went on too long.  It lost its charm less than 1/4 of the way in, and unfortunately, as a separately filmed item, it's going to be repeated.

"Tales of Sober Caligula" was awful, and "Maine Justice" fell completely flat, as it did the first time.  I wonder whether anyone involved in SNL knows the etymology of the word "Cajun" anyway.

We certainly learned from Seth Meyers's stove clock joke that nobody on the staff can count.

I'll probably rewatch it and edit the above.
 
Edited by dattier - 3/11/13 at 10:07am
post #311 of 389
Pretty strong episode, except for the two skits between Weekend Update and the second JT musical number (including that lame-o "Maine Justice" skit). But even on the bad ones, Timberlake was game. Much like Alec Baldwin and those "5 Timers", he's got perfect comic timing.
post #312 of 389
Man, Dan Akroyd looked really bad. When he was outfitted as the "Wild and Crazy Guy", those pants looked like a tent. It was fun to see them though. A blast from the past.
post #313 of 389
Great episode. I don't think there's been a better all-around host than Timberlake. Consistently great each time he's on. I liked seeing the old guys, but they're schtick just doesnt play anymore. The Wild and Crazy Guys bit was terrible, but JT and Andy's bit within the same skit was amazingly funny - "Railing on yo' butt!". The Elton John opening was tremendous. His singing performances were great as well. Best of the season by far.
post #314 of 389
They certainly pulled out all of the stops. Great outing for the show.
post #315 of 389
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Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

Great episode. I don't think there's been a better all-around host than Timberlake. Consistently great each time he's on. I liked seeing the old guys, but they're schtick just doesnt play anymore. The Wild and Crazy Guys bit was terrible, but JT and Andy's bit within the same skit was amazingly funny - "Railing on yo' butt!". The Elton John opening was tremendous. His singing performances were great as well. Best of the season by far.

The W&C guys and the Samberg/Timberlake duo just points out how humor meant to push boundaries has changed over time. Back in the '70's, talking about bulges and 'big American breasts' was considered outrageous and flirting with FCC regulations. Nowadays, they're getting away with singing about "Railing on yo butt" without consequence.
post #316 of 389
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Originally Posted by hooked01 View Post

The W&C guys and the Samberg/Timberlake duo just points out how humor meant to push boundaries has changed over time. Back in the '70's, talking about bulges and 'big American breasts' was considered outrageous and flirting with FCC regulations. Nowadays, they're getting away with singing about "Railing on yo butt" without consequence.

That is an interesting observation. It's something that we all know but to have it all together like that really presents an interesting dynamic.

I thought the show was best of the season IMO and even the upper tier of shows from JT's last appearance. The guys is simply extremely talented and very much in his element on SNL. In reference to the poster that mentioned they were trying to get him on for an entire season, he certainly looks like he belongs but I personally would prefer him not to do that for anticipation sake. The reason this show was so great to me was, JT's performances aside, the throwback references just brought back a lot of memories. Martin, Akroyd and Chase, just seeing them on there is pretty strong stuff. Too bad Bill Murray didn't drop in and oh how great would it have been to see Gilda's Rosanne Rosanna Danna?!?!?!?
post #317 of 389
I was surprised they didn't try to make a thinly veiled reference to Chase and his Community woes. The best they could do was have him say that he wasn't friends with Steve Martin.
post #318 of 389
Agree - best episode of the season so far, probably will stay that way. Thought the '5 timers' bit ran too long, although I enjoyed seeing the old timers.

How many other hosts have reoccurring characters? JT has 'd*** in a box' and 'bring it on down to ___ville'.

Stefon - cracks me up every time!
post #319 of 389
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Originally Posted by UGAd13 View Post

How many other hosts have reoccurring characters? JT has 'd*** in a box' and 'bring it on down to ___ville'.
(and Robin Gibb, though I guess that one has to be packed away now)

There have been quite a few over the years.  Scarlett Johansson as Lexi, Tom Hanks as Mr. Short-Term Memory, and Alec Baldwin both as Cherrywood and as Tony Bennett come to mind right off.
 
Edited by dattier - 3/11/13 at 1:24pm
post #320 of 389
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Originally Posted by dattier View Post

(and Robin Gibb, though I guess that one has to be packed away now)
I saw promos that Timberlake will be a guest on Jimmy Fallon all week this week.
post #321 of 389
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Originally Posted by tighr View Post

I saw promos that Timberlake will be a guest on Jimmy Fallon all week this week.

I have a feeling it's just repeats of old visits. If you missed them, you should definitely watch though because I'm sure they'll repeat the eps that include the History of Rap performances, which are all great.
post #322 of 389
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Originally Posted by Closet Geek View Post

...oh how great would it have been to see Gilda's Rosanne Rosanna Danna?!?!?!?

The only way that could be done is by airing a tape of an original performance, since she died in 1989.
post #323 of 389
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Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

I have a feeling it's just repeats of old visits. If you missed them, you should definitely watch though because I'm sure they'll repeat the eps that include the History of Rap performances, which are all great.

All of the episodes of Fallon with Timberlake are new this week.
post #324 of 389
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Originally Posted by RemyM View Post

All of the episodes of Fallon with Timberlake are new this week.

Time to set the DVR then. Must be a buildup to his new CD coming out.
post #325 of 389
great funny show.

lmao!!!

loved bringing back the 2 wild and crazy guys
post #326 of 389
Another fine show

Melissa McCarthy is the female equivalent of John belushi
post #327 of 389
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Originally Posted by mr. wally View Post

Another fine show

Melissa McCarthy is the female equivalent of John belushi
She is funny. Too bad she's not a cast member. Put her on SNL and then Aidy Bryant can replace Melissa on her terrible show Mike & Molly.
post #328 of 389
I wonder if they hired Aidy hoping she'd be the funny fat girl that Melissa is. Unfortunately so far she hasn't shown to have a bit of the comedic talent that Melissa does.
post #329 of 389
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Originally Posted by skyehill View Post

I wonder if they hired Aidy hoping she'd be the funny fat girl that Melissa is. Unfortunately so far she hasn't shown to have a bit of the comedic talent that Melissa does.
At least maybe they finally started to recognize she's not funny and they stopped putting her in any sketches.
post #330 of 389
Huh. I saw Melissa McCarthy was the host and figured it was a rerun. I thought she'd already hosted once this season, so I deleted the scheduled recording. Hope I didn't miss too much.
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