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post #61 of 112
By far the best show of the season. BY FAR. There was a certain dementia in the sketches not seen for years, and lots of perceptive commentary on what Black folks have to put up with in the entertainment industry. And the acting in the sketches was excellent as well.
post #62 of 112
Yes, I didn't know about the controversy surrounding their lack of diversity in the cast. I saw the skit replayed on Way Too Early this morning regarding this where Kerry is portraying Michelle Obama and has to go off the set to change into being Oprah since Keenan wasn't going to do the role. Very funny and nice to see they can poke fun a themselves.
post #63 of 112
I don't know if there was a gas leak in my house, but I found myself laughing more than once watching the Lady Gaga hosted show. Always thought she was pretty talented, but she has a real knack for comedy. Great job. Also enjoyed the harsh grilling of Kim/Kanye as well. Perhaps with Seth leaving, the writing room has stepped up their game. I won't mind seeing the (multiple, no doubt) rerun of this.
post #64 of 112
Lady Gaga also surprised me; I didn't expect her to handle the comedy so well.

It got off to a rocky start, though: the parody lyrics to "Applause" in the opening monologue were wasted unheard because the mix emphasized the brass and drowned out the singing.  Then we went to the Second-Term Strength Paxil prerecorded commercial, where Jay Pharoah wrote and threw with his right hand when he was supposed to be portraying President Obama, well known as a southpaw.  It would have been so simple to retake those shots or to reverse them in post-production, but nobody caught the flub.

Otherwise, one of their best shows this season I felt, though we could have made do with only one reference to the suspicions that she's a man.  Three (or more; I may have missed some) were overkill.
post #65 of 112
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I really enjoyed the new Taran Killam character, Jebidiah Atkinson "speech critic", on WU.

It was new, creative, very funny, and very well delivered.

And with the back-and-forth banter and rhythm with Seth (and brief amusing ad lib session when he misread his lines and they both made stuff up to cover) I couldn't help but see it as the obvious potential replacement recurring character taking over for Hader/gay-Stefon.

And Kate McKinnon's "60 Minutes" Lara Logan in the Mayor Rob Ford open was terrific, and the whole bit was great. Moynihan was just fabulous and his Canadian "aboot" was wonderful.

Of course I always love Nasim's Kim K. Can't get enough of that.
post #66 of 112
Checking in biggrin.gif
post #67 of 112
baby boss




shades of will ferrell
post #68 of 112
New show tonight so if you're in the eastern & central you're missing it now by reading this so WATCH IT! wink.gif

Saturday Night Live
KNBC-DT - 4.1 - Sat, 12/07, 11:29 PM 1 hr 33 min
New, 12/07/2013, Comedy, Variety, Sketch Comedy
Scheduled: actor Paul Rudd hosts; musical guest One Direction performs.
Credits: Don Roy King (Director), Don Pardo (Voice Of), Paul Rudd (Host)
post #69 of 112
No postings about John Goodman last week?

Interesting how SNL isn't taking a winter holiday hiatus. Last week and tomorrow are new episodes.
post #70 of 112
great show. Many laughs


Fallon, timberlake, McCartney, Barry gibb

What's not to like?
post #71 of 112
Justin as Jimmy was pretty good.
Watching them trying not to laugh makes the show.
post #72 of 112
Incredible show with Fallon and Timberlake. Oddly, the worst thing about the show were Timberlake's musical performances IMO. And even they weren't terrible. All the way around it was a good flowing well put together funny all the way thru show for the most part. It might be a good idea for those two to take a break for a while though. At least until they get hired to host the Oscars, lol!
post #73 of 112
Who was the girl doing the duet with Jimmy? good voice, great show all around.
post #74 of 112
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Who was the girl doing the duet with Jimmy? good voice,
Cecily Strong, WU co-anchor and "no longer a porn star" along with Vanessa Bayer.
post #75 of 112
I saw the "porn star girl" skit a few weeks ago; maybe I'm just too old-school, but I couldn't believe they were sayin that stuff on television.
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post #76 of 112
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I saw the "porn star girl" skit a few weeks ago; maybe I'm just too old-school, but I couldn't believe they were sayin that stuff on television.
eek.gif

I watched this last episode on demand and there was warning that the show originally aired at a later time so beware. SNL has always pushed the boundaries of its times. Remember Steve Martin's and Dan Ackroyd's Wild and Crazy Guys talking about their bulges or Samberg and Timberlake's D*ck in a box or Colonel Angus. Nowadays, there's not too much that's taboo.
post #77 of 112
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I watched this last episode on demand and there was warning that the show originally aired at a later time so beware. SNL has always pushed the boundaries of its times. Remember Steve Martin's and Dan Ackroyd's Wild and Crazy Guys talking about their bulges or Samberg and Timberlake's D*ck in a box or Colonel Angus. Nowadays, there's not too much that's taboo.

Alec Baldwin's "sweaty balls" sketch. Gads, that was funny. tongue.gif
post #78 of 112
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Alec Baldwin's "sweaty balls" sketch. Gads, that was funny. tongue.gif
"Schweddy" balls, to be precise. wink.gif
post #79 of 112

http://screen.yahoo.com/snl-holiday-skits/nprs-delicious-dish-schweddy-balls-000000088.html

:D Voted favorite holiday skit.

Now I've got a side ache!


Edited by jjeff - 12/25/13 at 8:07am
post #80 of 112
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I saw the "porn star girl" skit a few weeks ago; maybe I'm just too old-school, but I couldn't believe they were sayin that stuff on television.
eek.gif

Now I'm curious to see what this is all about, but I can't find it anywhere. Anyone have a link to this skit?
post #81 of 112
It's actually not the worst thing I've heard on TV (network or otherwise); and I guess it is par for the course, as far as SNL goes. I'm sure the clip is somewhere on YouTube.
post #82 of 112
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Now I'm curious to see what this is all about, but I can't find it anywhere. Anyone have a link to this skit?

Here's one version: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/29/snl-vanessa-bayer-cecily-strong_n_4013109.html
post #83 of 112
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http://screen.yahoo.com/snl-holiday-skits/nprs-delicious-dish-schweddy-balls-000000088.html
biggrin.gif Voted favorite holiday skit.
Now I've got a side ache!
Which came first Alec Baldwin's Schweddy Balls or Chef's Salty balls on South Park? Both play on basically the same joke.
post #84 of 112
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Which came first Alec Baldwin's Schweddy Balls or Chef's Salty balls on South Park? Both play on basically the same joke.

I don't think either one was the first ball joke in history.

Schweddy works so well because of the NPR setting.

"Good times".
Edited by blitzen102 - 1/2/14 at 6:46am
post #85 of 112
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I don't think either one was the first ball joke in history.

Schweddy works so well because of the NPR setting.

"Good times".
I know neither one was the first ball joke in history. South Park did almost the same thing with Chef making a treat that he called his Salty Balls and invited everyone to try his salty balls, lick my salty balls etc. similar to the Baldwin sketch. I think Chef made the balls for a PTA function. Think both of them came out around the same time. Just wondered if one copied the other.
post #86 of 112
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I know neither one was the first ball joke in history. South Park did almost the same thing with Chef making a treat that he called his Salty Balls and invited everyone to try his salty balls, lick my salty balls etc. similar to the Baldwin sketch. I think Chef made the balls for a PTA function. Think both of them came out around the same time. Just wondered if one copied the other.

SNL was December 1998. South Park was 4 months earlier in the same year.
post #87 of 112
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SNL was December 1998. South Park was 4 months earlier in the same year.
Thanks.
post #88 of 112
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What? NO comments?? And with "new kid" Sasheer Zamata and all the pre-show discussion?

I thought she was great! And the pre-produced bits were (as usual) much better than the live sketches.

In particular the "Resolution Revolution" rap video with Sasheer dancing in shorts reminded me very much of Deee-Lite's "Groove Is In The Heart" from 1990. Couldn't stop thinking of that video, the dancing, the music, etc.

I thought Drake was pretty good as an entertainer.

The Nasim Pedrad "Disney World Show" bit was ABSOLUTELY HORRIBLE!

I also thought the "Poetry Teacher" bit with Vanessa Bayer was NEARLY AS AWFUL. I couldn't stop thinking she was doing an impression of Mr. Garrison (English teacher) on "South Park", which wasn't bad actually, but the whole sketch was dreadful.

WU wasn't long enough, but I thought the Jacqueline Bisset arc was amusing.
post #89 of 112
Everything until WU was great. Drake was one of the better performers they've had in awhile. Not Timblerlake level, but he's up there. The new black chick got more air time in one show than most of the other new people have had all season. That was funny, but she's really attractive so I don't mind. I'm so sick of Aidy Bryant. She plays a version of the same exact character in everything she does. Yawn. I hate that doing WU has limited what Cecily does during the rest of the show. Not only is she beautiful, but I find her to be one of the funniest people on the show.
post #90 of 112
Drake did a great job selling the relentlessly positive Disney Indiana Jones show host. Otherwise, where else but in this great country of ours can you get paid to live in New York City, earn a WGA card, and work for a benevolent Canadian dictator by submitting humping skits? Twice. In one show.
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