Saturday Night Live 1/21

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  1. nataylor

    nataylor Curiously Strong TCF Club

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    Dear God, that was horrible. The sketches, the host, the camera work, the technical problems. That's the biggest SNL disaster I've ever seen.
     
  2. RegBarc

    RegBarc Well-Known Member

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    I laughed during the opening skit a little bit, everything after that was downhill. They need to fire the writers, starting with Tina Fey.

    They could have done SO much better with the Naighan commen on Chocolate City. They goofed it up pretty well.
     
  3. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    Pirate Convention?
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    I turned it off after that skit.
     
  4. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

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    Peter Sarsgaard brand SARS Guards. Tina Fey's baby came up with that one.
     
  5. SparkleMotion

    SparkleMotion New Member

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    Despite the technical errors, I somehow got a kick out of the hotel room lost TV remote sketch. I hate those repeating internal telecasts! :)
     
  6. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    That was my favorite sketch, but then, I am 12 years old (which means I also enjoyed Drew Barrymore's walk-on during Weekend Update).

    I actually know a former editor of Cat Fancy magazine, so I'll have to tell her to watch this episode when it's rerun, but only that sketch (and only the first 45 seconds, until she gets the gist of it). Presumably, all the cats were distracting them away from the cue cards.
     
  7. dtivouser

    dtivouser Tivoless

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    It is really starting to bother me how much they are relying on cue cards on this show. It is really awful when the characters in a skit aren't even looking at each other because they are reading cards-- while the camera angles try to hide this. Memo to NBC: It's REALLY obvious. You aren't fooling anyone. If the guest host can't learn their lines then send them home.
     
  8. edc

    edc Active Member

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    The writers watched the Halloween episode of "How I Met Your Mother." :)
     
  9. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster

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    Hell, we came up with better Pirate Convention stuff than they did.
     
  10. jking

    jking Become who you are.

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    I've noticed the reading of the cue cards for years and years, it's nothing new. The difference is that when it's a good skit, you don't notice it as much. Sadly, it's been a long while since we've had the benefit of good skits. :(
     
  11. windracer

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    That was my favorite one as well! I always find the sketches to be funniest when something goes wrong and they have to keep from laughing.

    Once Peter hit the TV and it went out, they were struggling to figure out what to do. When they finally got the TV working again, it said "VIDEO 1" on the screen for a while, and then in another shot it was showing "1080i" (so at least they're using HD displays ;)).

    Pretty funny ... though the tech folks need to keep their heads down so they stop appearing on camera!!
     
  12. IJustLikeTivo

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    Ohmigod that was horrible. Aside from the mildly funny opening it was god awful. I FF most of it till I got to the Pirate thing and then deleted the rest. It would need to improve to be dreck. It has been good at times this year but this sure wasn't one of them.
     
  13. lambertman

    lambertman Incrediburgible

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    I liked the Chuck Norris song. That's about it. Can't believe they think Horatio's Carol bit is worth repeating.
     
  14. AJRitz

    AJRitz Princess Anti-Santa

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    The writing wasn't particularly good for this ep, but the host really does make a huge difference. Sarsgaard was AWFUL. He's the worst house I've seen on SnL in a very long time. The non-actors they've had were better - at least they can make fun of themselves. This guy was just breathtakingly bad. No sense of comic timing whatsoever, on top of his inability to remember his lines.
     
  15. Vito the TiVo

    Vito the TiVo Rockin' the Suburbs

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    Did I completely miss that or did they switch it for the west coast? I watched and enjoyed the sketch, however I recall none of that!
     
  16. Jeeters

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

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    dbranco Active Member

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    Looks like the episode where Dane Cook hosted (and gave excellent opening monologue) is repeating this Saturday! Now THAT's one to watch again!
     
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    tecban New Member

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    That is great news! I've been kicking myself for deleting it since I'm still laughing about that turtleneck sweater sketch. :D
     
  19. ZeoTiVo

    ZeoTiVo I can't explain

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    yah, it is a funny concept and iwas thinking my kids would get a kick out of this and then they do animal love :confused: WTF does that have to do with a joke on Pirates liking the letetr R.


    SNL is going for that "you have to know what we are making fun of" humor but nobody cares about the stuff they are making inside fun of.

    Plus the "I'm Carol" skit they came after - WTF is that annoyingly annoying tripe all about. That is just a caricature of a sick person adn the comedian just puts on a stupid look and delivers his line with a horribly annoying voice. Yeah - massive display of talent that is
     
  20. SparkleMotion

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    Heh...saw on CNN this morning...apparently there actually was some sort of Pirate Convention held over the weekend somewhere (didn't get the details...I was heading out the door for work).
     

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