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SNL 5/12/12 Will Ferrell; Usher

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by SeanC, May 13, 2012.

  1. SeanC

    SeanC ECT

    Dec 30, 2003
    Biden's Imaginary Friend George
    Will Ferrell monologue
    Nasaflu commercial
    Wilson High School LGBT Prom featuring the Kulps (Ana Gasteyer cameo)
    Ladies Long Drive Championship 1994 (Will Forte cameo)
    The 100th (An SNL Digital Short) (Justin Beiber, and a ton of others cameo)
    Usher performs
    Weekend Update
    ..Top Stories
    ..Top Stories
    ..Get in the Cage (Liam Neeson cameo)
    ..Top Stories
    The 2012 Funkytown Debate (Usher cameo)
    Broadway Sizzle
    Usher performs
    Vince and Angela's 25th Anniversary
    Almost Pizza commercial

    With Will as host I really expected a lot more but didn't really feel like I got it.

    Hits: The Kulps, The Long Drive, and the Digital Short.
  2. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    Cold open was very funny. Best in a while. The 100th DS was also great: I need to go back and watch a few times as I'm sure I missed a lot. Natalie Portman was, as always, fantastic. The Long Drive was pretty good: I was really impressed that, for as long as it was, it stayed funny throughout. Really you have to give some props to Jason Sudekis for being able to pretty much singlehandedly carry that sketch all the way. Nasaflu was funny, and a good premise. Almost Pizza was funny but a rerun.

    Will Ferrell's monologue was lame. I also thought Weekend Update was, well, weak this week :p. The rest was pretty average.

    Still, enough good stuff to call it "better than average" overall in my book.
  3. SeanC

    SeanC ECT

    Dec 30, 2003
    I think Will Forte's Greg Stink is pretty funny in that sketch too, they're a pretty great combo.
  4. nyny523

    nyny523 Oy

    Oct 31, 2003
    New Yawk
    I literally squealed out loud when Liam showed up.

    I LOVE Liam!!! :)
  5. The Culps was a disappointment. They weren't hitting on all cylinders. There was a certain magical timing between them when they were doing that sketch regularly. They failed to re-capture that magic here.

    The highlights were "Imaginary Friend" and the Digital Short.

    And it's interesting that while "Long Drive" was pretty funny, Will Ferrell's contribution to it was not the funniest part. Sudekis and Forte are awesome in those.
  6. Michael S

    Michael S Member

    Jan 12, 2004
    Actually when they did the sketch I was hoping Ferrell would have done Ron Burgundy.
  7. When I saw the title card for it I assumed he'd be doing one of the women (which was revealed not to be true within a few seconds, of course).
  8. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster TCF Club

    Mar 20, 2001
    Northern New Jersey
    Cold open ("Imaginary Friend") was the highlight for me. After that, it was all downhill. I was hoping for some reference by Ferrell to Kurt Busch's driving the Ricky Bobby car at Daytona last week, but nope.
  9. Regina

    Regina I've got Jewbs!

    Mar 29, 2003
    Lord help me, I literally guffaw at the feminine hygiene ads...

    I see London, I see China, I see one very happy vagina! :D

    If your uterine lining looks like the elevator from "The Shining" :D
  10. TheMerk

    TheMerk Always Bid First

    Feb 26, 2001
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Worst post Weekend Update decline that I can remember.
  11. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Active Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    The second one got me. How do thy think that up?
  12. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Active Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Last weeks was pretty bad, too.
  13. ncsercs

    ncsercs DirecTivo fan.......

    May 5, 2001
    Hinsdale, IL
    No Celebrity Jeopardy!
  14. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Active Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Only referred to in digital short.
  15. Ment

    Ment Active Member

    Was the Almost Pizza a literal rerun? I don't remember that ever happening w/o any tweaks.
  16. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    Yes. I don't recall when it first ran, but it was in the post-monologue slot.

    Rerunning something like that in a post-12:30 slot usually means that the show was running short and they needed to kill a few minutes.
  17. SeanC

    SeanC ECT

    Dec 30, 2003
    I don't know how far back it goes, but they've been recycling fake commercials for at least years.
  18. ConstableClyde

    ConstableClyde New Member

    May 1, 2012
    Get in the cage was hilarious.
  19. ElJay

    ElJay Active Member

    Apr 6, 2005
    Just about everything beyond the cold open was really terrible.
  20. Waldorf

    Waldorf Super Duper Member

    Oct 4, 2002
    Phoenix, AZ
    Then you'll love this! (if you haven't seen it already)

    It's a clip from last year - Liam practicing improv with Ricky Gervais on his show, "Life's Too Short".


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