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Old 11-11-2012, 10:15 AM   #1
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SNL 11/10/12 Anne Hathaway; Rihanna

Election Night at the Romney's
Anne Hathaway monologue
Girlfriends Talk Show
The Legend of Mokiki and the Sloppy Swish
Homeland
Goin' Out On Top
Rihanna performs
Weekend Update
..Top Stories
..President Barack Obama
..More Top Stories
..Gay Couple from Maine
..More Top Stories
..Drunk Uncle
Ellen
The Painting of American Gothic
Rihanna performs
Flaritin commercial

Cold open was meh for me, not awful, but not hilarious.

The big hits were Homeland, The Painting of American Gothic, and the Flaritin commercial.

Once again I'm left to ponder why they stuck a fairly strong commercial parody at the end of the show, it was strong enough to be the lead out of the monologue.

Good but probably could have been better/stronger Girlfriends, The Legend of Mokiki, Goin' Out On Top, and Ellen.

The Sloppy Swish thing, is that better known in New York or other places? I'd never heard of it before but the crowd seemed to have a very strong response to it so it makes me think that it's a NY thing.

Once again I'm left to conclude that this getting older stuff effing sucks. Eventually I'm not going to be able to stay up to watch the cold open.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:23 AM   #2
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It wasn't shown in Central Indiana (at least the 1st hour wasn't) as the local NBC Affiliate was covering the explosion that destroyed two houses in SW Indianapolis.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:47 AM   #3
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The Sloppy Swish was perhaps the most amusing part of the show after "One Day More."

As a Mainer I have to say those were the oddest attempts at a Maine accent that I've ever heard. French Canadian (actually works in the northern part of the state, but those were lobstermen), Swedish, Minnesotan, Kennedy...

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McKinnon's Ellen impression is really good, but in typical SNL fashion it seems like they wrote a 30 second idea into a five minute sketch.

My MythTV box thought Flaritin was a real commercial so I nearly missed that.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:00 PM   #4
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Not a strong episode IMO. I expected better with Hathaway as host.

Since I've never seen Homeland, I got zero out of that sketch.

And yes, those "Maine accents" were horrible (I'm also from Maine and ridicule the accent often).
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:37 PM   #5
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Wow I did not like much this week. I did fall asleep during Ellen so I didn't see Flaritin.

I thought Mokiki was funny, and Obama on WU.

After watching a minute or so, I ended up FF'ing the following: monologue, Girlfriends, Homeland, Drunk Uncle, Ellen. I dozed off while FF'ing Ellen (!) and woke up long enough to stop during Gothic, but fell asleep again immediately, woke up during the goodbye, and went to bed.

I may try again today when I'm more awake.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:40 PM   #6
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They do terrible Australian accents also. So what? It's a comedy show, not an Oscar-contending movie.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:29 PM   #7
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I assume the Falritin commercial was a filler for dead time, that's why it was tacked on. A sketch either went way short or way long, and they didn't have time for the planned finale.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:56 PM   #8
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The Sloppy Swish thing, is that better known in New York or other places? I'd never heard of it before but the crowd seemed to have a very strong response to it so it makes me think that it's a NY thing.
It's not known anywhere. It's a made up dance.
That skit was pretty much the only good thing of the night.

It looks like they are going to continue doing digital shorts, just without the digital short name.

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Old 11-11-2012, 02:26 PM   #9
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The Sloppy Swish thing, is that better known in New York or other places? I'd never heard of it before but the crowd seemed to have a very strong response to it so it makes me think that it's a NY thing.
Here's my guess: Since everybody who appears in the video has to sign a release (blurred faces are people who did not sign a release) for broadcast on national tv, I would guess that the producers offered them tickets to the live taping of the show. So the audience was probably stacked with people (and family/friends) who appeared in the video. They are probably hoping that it becomes a viral video, like the Gagnam (sp?) Korean guy.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:19 PM   #10
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Really weak episode for me.
American Gothic was OK, but the rest of the sketches did nothing for me.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:38 PM   #11
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I am a big Homeland fan so that cracked me up-
"She's having one of her jazz breakdowns!"
"Can you not open your mouth any wider?"

I had to watch online (local news cut off most of the show here in Indy) and the Ellen sketch wasn't there..?

Can anyone tell me the punchline to drunk uncle's "Why did the chicken cross the road" joke? I listened to it 3 times and I couldn't understand him...to get away from...??

I liked the cold opening with Mitt's identical 3 sons....I'm not Tagg, I'm Matt...I'm not Matt, I'm Josh...LOLOL

American Gothic was cute....

It appeared Kate McKinnon did not know the lyrics to the "Les Miz" parody...
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:08 PM   #12
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They do terrible Australian accents also. So what? It's a comedy show, not an Oscar-contending movie.
It was so bad that it affected my ability to laugh, so that's why I complained about it.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:17 PM   #13
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Can anyone tell me the punchline to drunk uncle's "Why did the chicken cross the road" joke? I listened to it 3 times and I couldn't understand him...to get away from...??
To get away from the immigrants.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:20 PM   #14
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Can anyone tell me the punchline to drunk uncle's "Why did the chicken cross the road" joke? I listened to it 3 times and I couldn't understand him...to get away from...??
If I remember correctly, it was to get away from immigrants.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:22 PM   #15
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I am a big Homeland fan so that cracked me up-
"She's having one of her jazz breakdowns!"
"Can you not open your mouth any wider?"

I had to watch online (local news cut off most of the show here in Indy) and the Ellen sketch wasn't there..?

Can anyone tell me the punchline to drunk uncle's "Why did the chicken cross the road" joke? I listened to it 3 times and I couldn't understand him...to get away from...??

I liked the cold opening with Mitt's identical 3 sons....I'm not Tagg, I'm Matt...I'm not Matt, I'm Josh...LOLOL

American Gothic was cute....

It appeared Kate McKinnon did not know the lyrics to the "Les Miz" parody...
Yea the Homeland skit was a well deserved thumping if you're a Homeland fan. I think the drunk uncle ended the joke with "ambulance???"
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:40 PM   #16
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The American Gothic sketch was awesome.
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:47 PM   #17
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To get away from the immigrants.
Thank you and MrGreg...
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:12 PM   #18
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I know I am completely alone, but I thought the McDonald's sketch was kinda funny.

I also didn't care for Mokiki, but that may have more to do with me not really enjoying anything spewing out of a human.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:50 PM   #19
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I know I am completely alone, but I thought the McDonald's sketch was kinda funny.
Wow, really?

That was painful to watch actually. I kept waiting for it to maybe get funny, but even their insults weren't good. That was probably my least favorite sketch of the night.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:12 PM   #20
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Wow, really?

That was painful to watch actually. I kept waiting for it to maybe get funny, but even their insults weren't good. That was probably my least favorite sketch of the night.
Yeah, I don't get it either. I kept thinking "I shouldn't be enjoying this, it's terrible." And yet I was.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:14 PM   #21
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Yeah, I don't get it either. I kept thinking "I shouldn't be enjoying this, it's terrible." And yet I was.

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Old 11-11-2012, 10:45 PM   #22
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Kate McKinnon as Ellen=Justin Bieber
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:00 PM   #23
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In the first part of his commentary, Drunk Uncle seemed to be channeling Grumpy Old Man.

I think "American Gothic" is my favorite sketch of the season so far.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:01 PM   #24
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American Gothic was pretty funny. I'm just not watching the show and that sketch just ended.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:07 AM   #25
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I laughed a ton at the Homeland sketch. Anne's Carrie impression was dead on. American Gothic was also a winner. I don't usually like Drunk Uncle but I enjoyed this one. Overall, I thought this was a strong episode.

Oh, Rihanna's first performance was bizarre with the graphics behind her.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:15 AM   #26
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I know I am completely alone, but I thought the McDonald's sketch was kinda funny.
I enjoyed it more than I should have. It did make me laugh a few times.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:34 AM   #27
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I was surprised they had Rihanna back-wasn't she the one who was "too sick" to come to dress rehearsal last time? Or was that someone else?
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:40 AM   #28
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I thought Anne did a great job---what a change to have a real actor as host.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:24 AM   #29
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I'm not getting the Ellen impression love. I mean, it's funny, but the impression really doesn't sound much like Ellen at all. She sounds like she has a strong Southern accent. The real standout to me in that sketch was Anne Hathaway as Katie Holmes.
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I thought Anne did a great job---what a change to have a real actor as host.
meaning everyone who has hosted this year except Bruno Mars isn't a real actor ? Or are you just talking about Louis CK ? Who has has two eponymous TV shows of his own ?
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