SNL 10/15/16 Emily Blunt; Bruno Mars

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by SeanC, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. SeanC

    SeanC ECT

    Dec 30, 2003


    The Presidential Debate (Alec Baldwin)
    Emily Blunt monologue
    Elegant Evenings Escort Service
    16th Annual Ann Arbor Short Film Festival
    Bruno Mars performs
    Weekend Update
    ..Top Stories
    ..Olya Povlatsky
    ..More Top Stories
    ..Laura Parsons Newscaster of Tomorrow
    Ordering at Burger King
    The Sink
    NExtCON The Tech of Tomorrow
    Melania Moments No. 102 "The Housemaid"
    Bruno Mars performs
    The Great British Bake Off
    The New Hamsters

    Well... that was um... not great I guess. I didn't laugh a whole lot during that.

    The cold open was ok, the monologue was weird, the crowd stuff seemed really off, like those people had no idea that they were going to be in the skit.

    The timing was all off on Elegant Evenings, everyone stepping on everyone's lines.

    I guess Chonk was the big winner for me for the night, not that that is saying a lot.

    Holy crap the Burger King skit was just a huge turd, just how in the hell that got on air I have no idea.
  2. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    They'll sometimes keep a crappy sketch if they spent a lot of resources on preparing for it, rather than just eat the cost with no return.

    Building the limo prop probably cost enough to keep them from scrapping the sketch.

    I wonder how many people caught that the hamster sketch was...

    ...a Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf parody.
  3. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

    Oct 6, 1999
    Gulfport, MS
    I haven't watched SNL regularly since the 70s, so I have no clue who the current cast members are. Tonight, I was flipping through my live channels and this came on, in the middle of the Weekend Update segment. Do they still call it that?

    Anyway, when the woman making random comments mentioned that Billy Bush might be owed millions of dollars, by NBC, I was LMAO. Not a lot of chuckles from the rest of the show.

    What was the deal wth the hat that Bruno Mars was wearing? In every scene he was in?
  4. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    New York
    I thought the hamster sketch was pretty funny - and I did know the parody reference.

    I also kind of liked the limo sketch.

    Most of the rest was a disappointment - doing a parody of the Great British Bake Off could have been brilliant but it was almost like none of the cast had ever seen the show...

    I did not realize Melanianade was a spoof of Beyonce's Lemonade (I haven't seen it) - but I wasn't feeling it. I feel the Melania moments work better.

    Usually I hate the character add on's during the News but I liked both this week.

    Not a fan of Bruno Mars new album based on that. Bruno in shorts? That hurt my eyes.
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2016
  5. JohnB1000

    JohnB1000 Well-Known Member

    Dec 6, 2004


    Michael Che's line about Michael Jacksons mistakes, his terrible album being almost as bad as what he did to them kids. That one made me LOL.
  6. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Mar 24, 2001
    Ft. Lauderdale
    When I first saw the two guys dressed up in the Elegant Evenings Escort Service, sketch, I thought they were going to be Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr.

    That would have been funny.

    The sketch wasn't.
  7. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

    Apr 2, 2001
    I thought the exact same

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

    Jul 10, 2000
    Dallas Texas
    Not as good as last 2 weeks. FF through most of it.

    That Burger King sketch went on wayyyyyyyyyy to long.
  9. RichardHead

    RichardHead Musical Klutz

    Nov 16, 2003
    I've been an SNL viewer and fan since its inception. Even once in a while, I get a glimpse of "funny" but it's time to put the show and Loren Michaels out to pasture.

    There are still some great cameos and characters but not enough to fill 90 minutes.

    Time to end the misery!
  10. DeDondeEs

    DeDondeEs Well-Known Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Las Vegas, NV
    Man that was awful although I got a little bit of a chuckle out of the Ann Arbor Short Film Festival. And color me shocked that 90% of Weekend Update was spent bagging on Trump. The writers are going to actually have to start being creative again on the cold open and WU after the election is over.
  11. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

    Oct 6, 1999
    Gulfport, MS
    Hey, didn't I see you on the Hard Day's Night album jacket?

  12. hairyblue

    hairyblue A good Man

    Feb 25, 2002
    Mobile, AL
    I liked the Trump/Clinton and weekend update part, but the rest was just terrible.

    They can do better and have.
  13. RichardHead

    RichardHead Musical Klutz

    Nov 16, 2003
    Why yes, yes you did! :D

    What are you trying to say? Because I've watched since 1975 I can't tell funny from not funny? That was not funny in the majority. It has been this way for some time. There are a few bright spots but not enough for ninety minutes!
  14. pdhenry

    pdhenry Ruthless

    Feb 27, 2005
    His new album is titled 24K Magic. His hat had a big XXIV and a little K. Coincidence?
  15. Big Deficit

    Big Deficit Happy now?

    Jul 7, 2003
    Laughed at Chonk and though his music isn't for me, I think Bruno Mars may be the best musical guest in SNL history. That's it! The rest was skip worthy. I used to skip to weekend update, but they managed to kill that too.
  16. orangeboy

    orangeboy yes, I AM orangeboy!

    Apr 19, 2004
    East Moline, IL
    I lol'ed at Melania Moments No. 102 "The Housemaid"
  17. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

    Oct 6, 1999
    Gulfport, MS
    No, i was saying that when I saw your avatar, the first thing that popped into my mind was the HDN album cover. It's very iconic and when I see a head shot with someone in a black turtleneck with back to camera, it reminds me of the day I bought that album back in 1964.

    It's also a very prominent shot from the end credits of the movie.
  18. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

    Oct 6, 1999
    Gulfport, MS
    Oh, I did not know that.
  19. RichardHead

    RichardHead Musical Klutz

    Nov 16, 2003

    I should have placed a sarcasm emoji at the end of that paragraph. Didn't mean to snap at you.

    The picture is part of a full family portrait. We'd been in the studio for hours and me turning my back to the camera was the least offensive part of the full shot! :cool:
  20. jlb

    jlb Go Pats!

    Dec 13, 2001
    Burlington, VT
    Memories, like the corners of my mind.....


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