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post #301 of 346

White Bernie Mac.

 

"You SOMOVABITCH!"

post #302 of 346

Yeah, that whole Kings of Catch Phrases bit was awesome.

 

Also lotta love for the scared straight sketch. Never fails to make me laugh.

post #303 of 346

It was such a weird show tonight - and I love that. If there's anything this crew does really well, it's bizarre.

 

And I loved Zach's monologue.

post #304 of 346
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Also lotta love for the scared straight sketch. Never fails to make me laugh.



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.

 

 

post #305 of 346

I dunno, my first reaction was "Silence of the Lambs was 21 years ago".

 

Can't believe Pedrad isn't a full cast member yet.

 

Peter FHawk.

post #306 of 346

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.

 

 

post #307 of 346

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.      

post #308 of 346

5 Timers Club Member Tom Hanks!

post #309 of 346

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.

post #310 of 346

I liked the Michaels line to Hanks on liking WW2.

 

SNL loves stereotyps.  Was every skit gay?

post #311 of 346

I don't know why, but I really liked the Knights of Realm sketch. Elton John's monologue was also good. That's about it.

post #312 of 346

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.

post #313 of 346

Tom Hanks as Michael Caine yelling at Ringo Starr about dragons was the funniest flippin' thing SNL has done in a decade.

post #314 of 346

Having Helen Mirren host was a waste.

 

And can they keep the celeb impressions to 1 skit a show?  I don't remember SNL ever this dependent on this.

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post #316 of 346

Abby Elliott gets two tiny walk-on parts this week, and they're both cleavage shots.   I don't know whether to be sad for her or very, very grateful.

 

Gotta say, Best of Both Worlds made me laught a lot. 

post #317 of 346
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And can they keep the celeb impressions to 1 skit a show?  I don't remember SNL ever this dependent on this.


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. 

post #318 of 346

"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.

 

SPICY!

post #319 of 346

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.

post #320 of 346

Stefan rules all. Baloney Danza! Jew Diamond Philips! Subway sleeping bags! Human kite!

 

ETA: Kristin Wiig retires Penelope and Gilly! It's about F'n time!

 

 


Edited by Diva - 5/8/11 at 5:17pm
post #321 of 346

Stefon was far and away the best thing about last nights show. Alos loved the Digital Short and the Birthing Class video.

post #322 of 346

Funniest sketch of last week's show was cut.

http://thehairpin.com/2011/05/all-you-need-to-be-a-great-woman-writer

post #323 of 346

No love for Bolton?

post #324 of 346

Man, Hader never even stood a chance this week.  I was cheering him on though, because he came SO close to breaking Myers.

post #325 of 346
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Funniest sketch of last week's show was cut.

http://thehairpin.com/2011/05/all-you-need-to-be-a-great-woman-writer



That's awful.

post #326 of 346
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No love for Bolton?


He was awesome. The whole digital short was. I lost it when he showed up dressed up as Jack Sparrow.
 

 



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Man, Hader never even stood a chance this week.  I was cheering him on though, because he came SO close to breaking Myers.


He almost had him at "Spicy"...almost.
 

 

 

post #327 of 346

Anyone else think Bolton in drag as Erin Brockovich bore a striking resemblance to Sarah Jessica Parker?

post #328 of 346

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.

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Kinda really loved the live action Ambigously Gay Duo.



Robert Smigel proves once again he's a sketch comedy genius.

 

post #330 of 346

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.

post #331 of 346
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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.
 

 

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 And doesn't Buckingham being on "What's up with that" kinda kill the sketch.



I hope so. It's kinda played out.

post #333 of 346

Nothing against Hamm and Fallon, but shouldn't they just have had Colbert and Carell play Ace and Gary?  I mean, they were right there, just stick em in muscle suits and you're good to go.

post #334 of 346
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Was it me or did they only do like 6 sketches in the whole show. It seemed really lite going into update especially.


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.

 

post #335 of 346
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Nothing against Hamm and Fallon, but shouldn't they just have had Colbert and Carell play Ace and Gary?  I mean, they were right there, just stick em in muscle suits and you're good to go.


I thought the same thing. But Hamm and Fallon were fine.
 

 

 

post #336 of 346

Was the Ann Margaret sketch THE laziest sketch they've ever done?  That barely qualified as filler. 

post #337 of 346

I can't stay mad at ya anymore, Jimmy Fallon.

post #338 of 346

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. 

post #339 of 346

Each time GaGa showed up in a sketch, I initially thought it was Bayer impersonating her. The "What's My Name" sketch went very well.

post #340 of 346

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.

 


Edited by Diva - 5/22/11 at 9:52pm
post #341 of 346

Old Reporter never quite works for me because Hader's makeup doesn't make him look old enough.

post #342 of 346

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.

post #343 of 346

No Bladwin love? The episodes he hosts are epic.

post #344 of 346
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No Bladwin love? The episodes he hosts are epic.



Yeah, I forgot Baldwin....my bad. Although I seem to remember his last show was just all around crap.

 

post #345 of 346

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.

post #346 of 346

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

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