SNL 12-17-05, Jack Black SPOILERS

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  1. Dec 18, 2005 #1 of 147
    Peter000

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    I actually thought this was a pretty good episode, even down to the musical guest, Neil Young and his geriatric band. :)

    The opener, Dick Cheney as Santa, was classic. I also loved the Alien skit and the Spelling Bee.

    The news was okay, but the commentary from the Skull Island tourism reps was really funny.

    Anyway, it's worth catching if you can. :)
     
  2. Dec 18, 2005 #2 of 147
    Spire

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    It's the Chronic whut?
     
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    jubrand

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    "cles" of Narnia! That was one of the funniest bits I've seen on SNL for a long time.
     
  4. Dec 18, 2005 #4 of 147
    Fool Me Twice

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    The "SNL Digital Short" was hilarious, but the Spelling Bee was brilliant, and brilliantly performed. It didn't need the Tenacious D closer.

    Asking for the origin of the word, it's use in a sentence, etc. as a way of stalling, and the obviousness of that tactic on the performers face... Brilliant.

    "Could you spell the word please?"

    "No."

    "B-R-D-X-T-L-M-N-Y-....Q-Q-Q-Q-Q....T-L. Business."

    [Pause for long applause and cheers.]

    "Wrong."
     
  5. Dec 18, 2005 #5 of 147
    midas

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    Good to see that Neil Young hasn't gotten any less weird over the years.
     
  6. Dec 18, 2005 #6 of 147
    Turtleboy

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    I loved both the digital short and "Christmastime for the Jews," with Darlene Love singing.
     
  7. Dec 18, 2005 #7 of 147
    Peter000

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    Geez, I completely forgot about mentioning that in my OP... that was f'ing funny. Trying to make the most unhip things hip.
     
  8. Dec 18, 2005 #8 of 147
    mick66

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    The only reason I still bother with SNL is 'Weekend Update' and rare gems like this weeks digital short 'Lazy Sunday' with Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell. :up: :up:
     
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    YCantAngieRead

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    I liked Neil Young's first number a LOT. Other than that, a few fun moments. Liked the digital short-and that's the first time I've ever enjoyed an SNL cartoon. I usually hate them.

    Christmas for the Jews. :D
     
  10. Dec 18, 2005 #10 of 147
    jradford

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    I honestly thought this was the best ep this season. There were highs and lows, but the highs (skits mentioned before: the digital short, the aliens, the opening) were as high as the top ones of the season and the lows, (the windy restaurant, for instance) actually had some pretty enjoyable parts.
     
  11. Dec 18, 2005 #11 of 147
    JadeWolf07

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    I thought the digital short was hilarious...anyone know where I could download a copy of the song??
     
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    canyonero!

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    ElJay

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    Christmas Time for the Jews was very amusing... I got a big kick out of the rather authentic sound engineering.
     
  14. Dec 19, 2005 #14 of 147
    madscientist

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    The digital short was the best thing I've seen on SNL in a long time. I actually thought the news was not quite as good this week. The Skull Island guys were OK, but sloppy. The restaurant scene went on too long but the special effects saved it... they really had a great wind machine there... just the sight gags made it funny (the guy's toupe flying off etc.)

    Plus, I think Jack Black is really funny. He's so natural and normal onstage: he never seems like he's acting. Of course he probably has zero range but in his element he's great. I have to admit I FF'd both of Neil's sets after the first couple of minutes. Neil is great but I just wasn't into those tunes last night.
     
  15. Dec 19, 2005 #15 of 147
    bidger

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    First song had a nice Holiday feel to it, but the second one about Elvis felt "throwaway" to me anyway.
     
  16. Dec 19, 2005 #16 of 147
    pmyers

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    I thought Howard Stern was suppose to be in the opening sketch?
     
  17. Dec 19, 2005 #17 of 147
    Spire

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    He got sick.
     
  18. Dec 19, 2005 #18 of 147
    MikeMar

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    Oh sweet, Neil Young was the musical guest?? Glad I tivo'ed it, can't wait to watch it now!

    And Jack Black is good.
     
  19. Dec 19, 2005 #19 of 147
    AJRitz

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    The Tenacious D closer was there because the whole sketch was a sendup of a hot Broadway musical about spelling bee contestants.
     
  20. Dec 19, 2005 #20 of 147
    Turtleboy

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    Yeah, that's what I appreciated most about it. It really sounded like it could have been taken off of the Phil Spector Christmas Album, and like I said earlier, they even had Darlene Love do the vocals (and that was her who sang White Christmas into the commerical live).

    The Closed Captioning on the cartoon was horrible though.

    Note to Closed Captioners. Jews do not drink "Swedish Wine," but "Sweet ass wine." :)
     

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