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SNL 3/2/13 Kevin Hart; Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by SeanC, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. Fish Man

    Fish Man Phish Food

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    Agreed.

    Really SNL? A "Really" segment implying that the racial attitudes in the South haven't changed at all since the 50's or early 60's? That's grossly racist in and of itself, and not funny. It would be like saying all of California's population still consists of grizzled gold prospectors. I mean really!

    As to the show overall, interestingly enough the only laughs I got were from the Monologue. I have no idea who Kevin Hart is but it seem's he's reasonably funny at standup comedy.

    Other than that, this show was pretty much a big bag of suck, even WU, which is so often the high point.

    :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown: :thumbsdown:
     
  2. tonestert

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    This had to be one the worst episodes in a long time. Just terrible and I'm a SNL fan.
     
  3. innocentfreak

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    I am a fan of Macklemore, but the vocals were too low and he was drowned out by the band.

    His performance on the NPR's Little Desk Concerts series was better.
     
  4. Jesda

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    I think its time for a new WU host. Seth sits there with a ****-eating "I'M ABOUT TO TELL A JOKE!" grin on his face that ruins it for me. The jokes are good but his delivery is amateurish.
     
  5. TonyD79

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    I like Seth.
     
  6. Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

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    I like Seth, too. Probably just because I'm a girl, but I think his ***-eating "I'm about to tell a joke!" grin is kinda cute. :eek:
     
  7. Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

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    I was beginning to think it was just something wrong with my TV or some setting I needed to adjust. The music definitely overpowered his vocals. I know the song from the radio, but I couldn't make out a word he was saying on SNL. All I could hear was horns.

    The same thing happened with Adele's Academy Awards performance.
     
  8. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

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    Yep. I find it amusing. I like it.
     
  9. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    Sherman...
    Northwestern University School of Speech Class of '96, represent.

    (I didn't know him, although we were apparently in a couple of the big lecture-hall-sized A-level/B-level classes together during freshman/sophomore years.)
     
  10. Jesda

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    In that case, just replace WU with a shirtless Ryan Reynolds. :D


    It's a cute routine (if he was a toddler) but not very funny. It takes the "mock news" out of the whole segment. WU should learn from The Onion. Keep him as a writer, get him away from the camera. He stinks.
     
  11. TonyD79

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    Weekend Update never was meant to be a true fake news show. It was always over the top. Not meant to be "serious" like the Onion which presents fake news straight. More like Jon Stewart who laughs through the news.
     
  12. Jesda

    Jesda CAPTAIN AWESOME

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    With Stewart it's a bit different. He's communicating directly with his audience on a personal level rather than trying to impersonate an established anchor. Though he has a news desk and news-like segments, it's a completely different routine. [His material is better too.]


    The only anchor that did a smarmy smirk in a way that was humorous was Norm Macdonald. He conveyed to the audience that he didn't care and was intentionally doing it as casually and carelessly as possible. That was part of his schtick. With Seth, it's off-putting.




    Colin Quinn, for me, was the worst of all time.
     
  13. Big Deficit

    Big Deficit Happy now?

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    One of the weakest episodes in a long time. The only thing I found remotely funny was the Z shirt spot. The whole show appeared to be "off". The "musical" guests make a big play for being in the top 10 all time worst list on the show. It is nice to see Vanilla Ice can still find work, although it appears he can't afford socks.
     
  14. Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

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    The thrift shop was out of socks that day. :p
     
  15. TonyD79

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    Totally disagree. Seth is talking to the audience. Macdonald talked above the audience. The smile/smirk are completely different. And he was the worst for me. Colin Quinn, I didn't mind.

    Still say that there is little difference (other than the quality of the material and the fact that the Daily Show does longer segments) between the approach of Jon Stewart and Seth Meyers.

    But I am done. You don't like him. Most people do. Including me.
     
  16. Jesda

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    I never understood Colin Quinn on SNL at all, much less on WU. He was kind of like a drunk uncle, but one that wasn't very good at acting, speaking, or being funny. But he's gone now, and good riddance.
     
  17. mattack

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    Seth and his brother on Fallon are always amusing, since they are quizzed about various aspects about their family/growing up/brother relationship, and usually something embarrassing comes up.
     
  18. YCantAngieRead

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    I deleted it after watching through WU. I had no desire to finish it.
     

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