White Bernie Mac.
Yeah, that sketch contains three of my biggest problems with SNL (Kenan Thompson, recurring characters and predictability) but it always gets me too. I kinda hate myself for that.
Until it crashed and burned at the end, the dog erotic asphyxiation sketch was killing me, Good show, all in all --even tho my biggest laugh might've been at the unexpected completely left field reveal of upcoming Elton John as Host/musical guest.
Best show in awhile (faint praise). Dog sketch and Catchphrase were the highlights. While The Talk sketch was kind of messy, I did get a kick out of Wiig's Julie Chen trying to be "hip."
I've never heard of Jesse J before, but I will be watching her "career" with "great interest." Oh, my.
Any part of the show that had Tom Hanks wasn't so bad. But for the most part this thing was crap. I mean why didn't they just get Hanks to host and have Elton John and Leon Russell be the musical guests.
Oh yeah...screw you Carmelo.
Every sketch seemed to be aiming at a satirical target that just wasn't... there. Every impersonation in the Knights of the Realm sketch was awful, the gay cowboy thing would've been fresh in 1995 and there was no joke at all during the Elton-Tarram pairing as movie critics. I'm a sucker for Lazercats, though. And Seth Meyers is best when he gets to rant, so his Republican/Apprentice comparisons were the high point of a very good Weekend Update.
Yeah the show has pretty much become a show of nothing but celebrity impressions. I mean they trot out the Kardashian sisters EVERY WEEK.
Did love The Digital Short though. The Strip Club DJ sketch was painful.
"I'm not so much a person as I am a collection of choices."
"Barack Obama will go down in history as the first black person ever to have to prove that he killed someone."
Manta with a Fanta.
Rough start to the show --I hated the Bin Laden sketch --but it settled down into a lowkey funny. The nerdy girl who really digs her Mom recurring sketch kills me. The writing in it is unusually sharp.
Funniest sketch of last week's show was cut.
Funniest sketch of last week's show was cut.
He was awesome. The whole digital short was. I lost it when he showed up dressed up as Jack Sparrow.
He almost had him at "Spicy"...almost.
Was it me or did they only do like 6 sketches in the whole show. It seemed really lite going into update especially.
Kinda really loved the live action Ambigously Gay Duo. And I do like the sketch with the friends sitting around listening to some random song.
Live action AGD was all kinds of amazing. I didn't catch all the cameos. So the Gay Duo were Jon Hamm and Jimmy Fallon, and the bad guys were Ed Helms, Steve Carrell, and Stephen Colbert (?). So, so good!
Also, Lindsay Buckingham on "What's Up With That?" was great.
I paused it during the credits and it said Armison was part of the cast. So I assume he was the Lizard guy. And doesn't Buckingham being on "What's up with that" kinda kill the sketch.
I thought the same thing, and it also seemed they forgot Ed Helms was hosting until the last half hour of the show as he barely appeared in any of them.
I thought the same thing. But Hamm and Fallon were fine.
From a performance standpoint, this was a standout episode. Timberlake and GaGa both gave it their all and their enthusiasm was infectious.
From a writing standpoint, this had to be the most recycled show ever. They seriously had done every single sketch in some form before.
If they don't market Lady GaGa's slutty wine costume for Halloween this year, then somebody missed the boat.
I never get old of JT sketches even though he does the same characters over and over. And the Barry Gibb Talk Show might be one of my favorite sketches ever. The robot sketch and old reporter never fail to entertain. I thought the Dick in a Box's sequel's sequel was ok, but I'll gladly take a JT/Gaga three way. It was a familiar show, but sometimes familiar is what you want. Very solid episode through and through.
It still puzzles me so much that of all the people...Justin Timberlake is one of the two best hosts they trot out (Jon Hamm being the other).
I don't think I disliked any sketch save for the secret password game show, "Nick Cage" and Bradley Cooper on update and the Gibb talk show. The digital short was a little weak but still solid.
Also pretty surprised how much Lady Gaga was in this. She was in what 3-4 sketches if you count the digital short.
Timberlake can do the digital shorts but that's it. Every skit, including the Mozart one they cut, was the same as previous episodes. If he wants to be the new Baldwin-get in a memorable skit that isn't a Digital Short.
he's on his way to becoming one of the best modern hosts, howeverI thought this episode was a step backwards. I don't know if it was because of how much potential I think he has, or because that day I read/watched a recap of great scetches he had done, but this episode just pissed me off because of it's recycling more than any other SNL has.
And honestly I thought that digital short was one of the worst.
ETA...I hope Donald glover gets a shot next season (if he does, he will kill). I think he could be one of the next great hosts