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SNL 5/5/12 Eli Manning; Rihanna

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by SeanC, May 6, 2012.

  1. YCantAngieRead

    YCantAngieRead Not Entirely Current

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    I would like Sacha Baron Cohen to get lost at sea with plenty of food an entertainment to last him, say, thirty years. I don't really want him to die, I just don't want to see him any more.

    Also, nice nod to MCA.
     
  2. lpamelaa

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    The Amazon Mother's Day commercial was great. I thought I knew where they were going when sneaking up on mom and was so glad I was right. I nearly died when the daughter pretended to sing into the "microphone"!
     
  3. scooterboy

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    I thought it was pretty bad.

    Amazon commercial was great. Little brothers only served to remind how much better Peyton's similar sketch was years before. I couldn't hit the FF fast enough when Sasha Baron Cohen came on - hate that guy.

    The rest was just painful watching how awful Manning was.
     
  4. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey

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    I'm a Giants fan and I really like Eli, but as an actor he's a great football player. Might have been the worst monologue I've ever seen. Did he move his eyes off the teleprompter once? I've heard the newspaper read with more enthusiasm. But I guess that's what I should have expected. I liked the Madden Football parody of them filming the action scenes. That was the best of it. The rest? meh.
     
  5. Fish Man

    Fish Man Phish Food

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    In both the acting biz and the music biz, you show up at rehersals and performances if you're the least bit ambaltory (and sometimes, even if you're not, John Popper did an entire Blues Traveler tour from a wheelchair in the late 90's following a motorcycle accident, for example).

    Her refusal to show up for dress was snotty diva "I'm too important to accomodate you" behavior, pure and simple. :thumbsdown:
     
  6. YCantAngieRead

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    I have been in more than one production where someone had a bucket just offstage because they had a stomach virus. I have seen folks perform that were literally just about half dead.
     
  7. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    That was the case within the last few weeks with Ryan Seacrest on "American Idol" - supposedly they had buckets waiting in the wings for him.
     
  8. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    Was that from a virus though, or just from having to watch that show?
     
  9. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    That was buckets of cash, right?
     
  10. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Thought the whole show was pretty bad. A couple of funny premises (the Amazon ad, the trial), but Eli was pretty wooden throughout.
     
  11. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    There was a weird mixup in the SNL control room. Instead of the cold open, they just aired a feed from Fox News for a few minutes. :confused:
     
  12. Hank

    Hank AC•FTW TCF Club

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    Yeah, there was a HuffPo article saying that SNL really didn't have to do much to parody the real FOX broadcast.
     
  13. holee

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    It wasn't the best episode, but I was amused by how well Eli Manning made fun of himself. I laughed when he said "Olive Garden" in the intro, and talking about the size of the banana in the later sketch.
     
  14. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    Right before he said "Olive Garden", I paused it and turned to my GF and said "I bet he says 'Olive Garden'". :)
     
  15. windracer

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    Ok, some of these "corrections" are hilarious (the best part of this particular cold open):

    There are currently no bills before the House that would require a woman to have a transvaginal ultrasound before buying sunglasses.

    The Taliban is not producing a cereal called "Honey Bunches of Goats." (my personal favorite)

    Kirk Cameron is not the voice of Siri.

    Miss America is not third in the order of succession for the Presidency, nor is Miss Teen USA is fourth. (yeah, that grammar mistake was in there)

    Airplanes do not fly by flapping their wings.

    Patricia Heaton did not win a Nobel Prize for her work on "Everybody Loves Raymond."

    Hail consists of frozen water; it is not "made of sins."

    President Barack Obama does not plan to take the "forwarding" option away from email.

    Disney World is not planning to add Rush Limbaugh to their Hall of Presidents.

    No where in the Bible does it mention Garth Brooks or Chris Gaines.

    Turtles do not have "tiny TVs and sofa beds" inside their shells.

    Pete Rose did not receive a lifetime ban from the Hallmark Hall of Fame.

    "National Treasure" is not a documentary even though it feels very real.

    Wisconsin is an American state and not "just a bit."

    Mormons breathe air.

    Horses do not have "teeth so sharp you wouldn't believe it."

    Children raised by same-sex couples are not statistically more likely to let the American flag touch the ground.

    "Psych" is a popular detective show on the USA Network, not a super-secret NASA Mind Experiment.

    It takes more than five to six months of medical school to become a surgeon.

    Sour Patch Kids are a snack food and therefore physically incapable of pulling a knife on someone.

    Congress has not declared a "War on Jeans Shorts."

    It is unlikely that Fareed Zakaria is Willem Defoe in character.

    Babies tend to like hugs.

    It is not illegal to discard a Christmas tree.

    John Wilkes Booth was not wearing a hooded sweatshirt when he shot President Lincoln, not were the Lincolns attending a staging of "The Vagina Monologues."

    There is no federal program called "Cash for Bees."

    You do not need a spaceship to get to China.

    The Watergate is a hotel in Washington, D.C., not a portal to an undersea kingdom.

    Yellow and blue make green, not "blellow."

    The new World Trade Center does not transform into a karate robot.

    Seeing-eye dogs are neither able nor allowed to drive.

    It is likely that immigrants do not feed on the blood of our cattle at night while we are all sleeping.

    Baseball is a land sport.

    It is widely accepted that ears are used for hearing.
     
  16. YCantAngieRead

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    LOL.

    Do they really do that on the Fox morning show? The fact checker correction, that is.
     
  17. ElJay

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    I didn't like much of the show, but they had me in tears with "Disney World is not planning to add Rush Limbaugh to their Hall of Presidents."

    Those scrolls certainly show off how terrible my local NBC affiliate is at allocating bits to their HD feed... Their sub channel featuring a weather loop that is playing in some empty Burger King is definitely a better use of bandwidth.
     
  18. lynncosbm

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    Haha, absolutely true! Have to say I can't stand Rihanna and the reports of her being a diva don't surprise me at all but why does she even try to pretend she's not lip synching? I've never seen one single performance of hers where she's not lip synching and doing a bad job at it, I might add!
     
  19. Amnesia

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    The best skip or the vest skit?

    Eli's best acting was during the Occupy skit. The best thing on the show was the Amazon commerical, IMO.
     

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