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SNL 11/19/11 Jason Segel; Florence and the Machine

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by SeanC, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. SeanC

    SeanC ECT

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    A Message from the Committee to Elect Mitt Romney
    Jason Segel monologue (Kermit, Miss Piggy, Rolf, Fozzy, Scooter, Gonzo cameo)
    Red Flag commercial
    Kelly Interviews the Regis Replacement
    Pete & Stacy Kemper for Kemper-pedic
    Thanksgiving with the Parents (Paul Rudd cameo)
    Florence and the Machine performs
    Weekend Update
    ..Top Stories
    ..Gov. Jon Huntsman
    ..Top Stories
    ..Really!?! with Seth & Kermit
    ..Top Stories
    Mitch Gurst's Retirement Party
    A New Jack Thanksgiving
    Seducing Women Through Chess
    Andre the Giant Chooses an Ice Cream Flavor
    Florence and the Machine performs
    The Blue Jean Committee plays The Empty Glass (Paul Rudd cameo)

    Lots of good stuff this week.

    Cold open was pretty good, but wow, that monologue was epic, best monologue ever. I don't really expect much out of it, but they blew me away.

    Red Flag gets funnier every time I see it.

    The Kelly interviews were ok.

    Kemper-pedic was AWESOME.

    Not a fan of the over the top kissing sketches, it's a one trick pony, I get it, still don't really think its funny.

    The actual Gov. Huntsman showed up, ok, thats was kinda interesting, would have been more interesting if they had gotten Herman Cane though.

    Really!?! was fantastic, gotta love Kermit.

    Seducing Women was pretty funny.
     
  2. atrac

    atrac New Member

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    Love the Muppets! A+ for their appearance alone.

    Was there an Olivia Wilde cameo in the Digital Short or did that girl just look like her?
     
  3. Kablemodem

    Kablemodem Get the ketchup.

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    Sherman...
    I think it just looked like her.
     
  4. alpacaboy

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    Idearat Active Member

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    I like that they came out for the curtain call with their puppeteers (muppeteers?) showing.
     
  6. mwhip

    mwhip All better

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    Would have been better if his daughters would have shown up as well. Look them up nice eye candy. Or funnier if they would have gotten three of the girls to play is nutty daughters.
     
  7. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

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    Have they ever done that on screen before? It may be a historic moment!
     
  8. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

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    Haven't watched most of it yet, but I will say, Taran Killam does a SPOT. ON impression of Ashton Kutcher.

    And Jay Pharoah can leave at any time.
     
  9. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

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    Gonzo: We knew Lorne when he still said, "Aboooot" :p

    Miss Piggy: Well, there's one word he still won't say-RESIDUALS!!! :D;)

    Also loved "REALLY???" with Seth and Kermit-they need to bring Kermit back for that again! :D
     
  10. mdougie

    mdougie New Member

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    His impression of Denzel is hilarious. I love it.
     
  11. DougF

    DougF Well-Known Member

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    This.

    Monologue was awesome and Kemperpedic was hilarious.
     
  12. Cainebj

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    I agree Kemperpedic was truly funny.

    The kissing sketch was the same old same old - they did it before and didn't add anything new. My complaint from last week.

    Um - how did Florence and the Machine become popular?
    She's awful.
     
  13. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

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    I like Florence but, as with most musical acts on SNL, she didn't sound her best here.

    Agree with most everything above. FF'd the kissing sketch--yawn. Huntsman wasn't that funny but he at least didn't seem completely stiff (you'd hope he'd be comfortable on stage with the 3,000 debates they've had!) Retirement party was meh. Thought the rest were fair to good. Paul Rudd? Was there something meta there or was that just random?
     
  14. Fish Man

    Fish Man Phish Food

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    Pretty solid episode.

    Best highlight was "Really!?? With Seth and Kermit." I could barely breathe each time Kermit screamed "Really!!" with nose pointed skyward and head gyrating. That was the best "Really!??" ever.

    The monologue was also great, mostly because of the muppets.

    I also really liked "Andre the Giant Chooses an Ice Cream Flavor". It reminded me of the old "Frankenstein" stuff with Phil Hartman.
     
  15. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

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    The thing about Florence is her edgy, weird sounding voice. I haven't listened to these performances, but that's part of why she's popular.
     
  16. morac

    morac Cat God

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    My local Comcast provider decided to insert their periodic snap, crackle and pop sound effects into the NBC broadcast again so the musical act didn't sound that great to me. I should start recording NBC via antenna since that sounds fine. You'd think with Comcast owning NBC, that they'd actually pass the feed along without breaking it, but you'd be wrong.
     
  17. Satchel

    Satchel Well-Known Member

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    I believe Rudd was in the original family kissing sketch.
     
  18. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    Bringing Paul Rudd back (who had been in one of the previous versions of the sketch) redeemed it somewhat, as did including James Franco (another alumnus of the sketch) in the family photo they put up at the end.

    And I think the business with homeless guy and the brussel sprouts and the gravy probably qualifies as adding something new.
     
  19. Magister

    Magister Fat, Dumb and Happy

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    Tina Fey was great as the musical guest. Really edgy how they had her do really crappy vocals and goofy looks.

    Red Flag and the Chess Seduction were great. CHECKMATE!
     
  20. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    Florence doesn't look anything like Tina Fey.

    They should, however, invite her back if they ever reprise Charles Barkley's "What Is That?" game show sketch from 1993. :)
     

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