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SNL 9/15/12 Seth MacFarlane

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by morac, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. MikeAndrews

    MikeAndrews Registered abuser

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    I've never seen the video or Psy except when I FF'd it on Today. I think I get all of the "subtlety" though.

    Whaisname with his dancing was also a dead ringer for Psy.

    Ya think when the back wall didn't open up and they looked around and at each other and exited through the "back door" that was a mistake, where the stagehands missed a cue?
     
  2. MikeAndrews

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    Fred does a better Obama. Hey guys, the key is that BHO NEVER looks straight into the camera. He looks left. He looks right. He looks left. FF him some time. He looks like an oscillating fan.

    He also doesn't umm and ahh as much as he's accused.
     
  3. YCantAngieRead

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    That monologue is quite possibly the most energy I've ever seen an actor put into a few minutes of work. It was great.
     
  4. Hank

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    When those doors opened and the smoke machines were going, but before Bobby Monihan came out as PSY, I said to my g/f "thank god Kristin Wig is gone" because I knew, if this were last season, Gilly or some other awful KW character was going to pop out of there. THANK GOD it was actually something really funny this time.
     
  5. DougF

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    This must be your first time watching SNL. Do you plan to keep watching?
     
  6. markz

    markz Hilarity Ensues

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    I have no problem with what they were doing. Just making an observation!
     
  7. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    Hey, you play the cards you're dealt. :)
     
  8. Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

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    I don't know who Seth MacFarlane is :eek: but he looks like Christopher Knight (of Peter Brady fame).
     
  9. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    You mean: if your writers room is filled with liberals, then you're going to get skits biased towards Obama...
     
  10. windracer

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    I hadn't heard of this video until Thursday when someone showed it to me at work. Then I heard the song on the radio on Friday, it was Amazon's MP3 deal-of-the-day on Friday, and then this sketch on SNL. Crazy!

    I think it was planned that way, not a stagehand error. If it was, they adapted to it extremely well.
     
  11. VegasVic

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    Obama, Romney, Biden, Ryan. Boring, boring, boring, boring. The next two months will not be anything like the fall of 2008. Pretty good episode though.
     
  12. Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

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    I was watching this recorded yesterday afternoon and my daughter (12 yrs.) happened to walk through the room during this skit....right about the time the guy in the cowboy hat came onscreen. She stops and watches for a minute and asks me "What in the world ARE you watching?" :eek: :D :p

    I had not seen the Gangnam Style video until today, but now I've finally realized where all those .gifs I've seen people posting have come from.
     
  13. busyba

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    No.
     
  14. YCantAngieRead

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    I'm looking forward to the Thursday night specials-those were so good last election season.
     
  15. VegasVic

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    They had a lot more material to work with in 2008
     
  16. markz

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    Connersville...
    I have always said that!
     
  17. StacieH

    StacieH betativowho??

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    I've always thought this! I even googled Christopher Knight the other day to show my husband.
     
  18. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    It's not like this was Jay's first time doing an Obama impression. It's been part of Pharaoh's act since before he was hired on SNL, and people have been complaining ever since then that it made no sense to have Armisen continuing to do his flat, lifeless Obama when you've got an actual black guy sitting backstage that can do it much better.

    I thought it was funny to have Armisen introduce Pharaoh at the beginning of the sketch and he made a little joke about "who would want that job?"

    For those complaining that the mannerisms weren't exactly right, or the "umms" and "ahhhs" were exagerrated, that's what impressions are all about. Any good impressionnist isn't trying to do an exact copy of the original. They take some small mannerisms or speech patterns and then play those up, because it makes the impression more recognizable and more comedic.
    Agreed. That's probably my favorite SNL monologue of all time.
     
  19. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Ever heard of the FOX animated comedy, "Family Guy?" Or the FOX animated comedy, "American Dad?" Or the FOX animated comedy "The Cleveland Show?" Seth MacFarlane is the creator of each of these shows, and he does many of the voices as well.

    And this summer he wrote, directed, and co-starred in a movie called "Ted" which was a huge success.
     
  20. LoadStar

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    And if you watched the monologue, the voices he did were the voices of Peter Griffin, Stewie Griffin, and Quagmire from "Family Guy." (MacFarlane also voices Brian on the same show, but uses his normal speaking voice for that role.)
     

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