SNL 5/21/11 Justin Timberlake; Lady Gaga

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by SeanC, May 21, 2011.

  1. SeanC

    SeanC ECT

    Dec 30, 2003
    At my brother's again tonight. I'll update this post tomorrow.


    D.S.K. In Jail
    Justin Timberlake Monologue
    Bring It On Down To Liquorville
    WXPD News New York
    It's OK When It's In A Threeway (An SNL Digital Short)
    Lady Gaga performs
    Weekend Update
    ..Top Stories
    ..REALLY!?! with Seth
    ..More Top Stories
    ..Get in the Cage (Bradley Cooper cameo)
    ..More Top Stories
    What's That Name?
    The Merryville Love Tunnel
    Secret Word
    Lady Gaga performs
    The Barry Gibb Talk Show (Jimmy Fallon cameo)
  2. MLR930

    MLR930 Mandie

    Dec 26, 2002
    Rhode Island
    Best episode this season! I wish Justin would always be the host
  3. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003
    Lots of good skits, almost all of them were winners, though I thought the "Threesome" song digital shirt was the weakest one of the "trilogy".

    That's the second week Fallon in a row was on SNL. I wonder if he misses it?

    Lady Gaga's second song performance was beyond weird, which I guess is normal for her. :)

    No one mentioned that this was there last show so no one is officially leaving I guess. I have a feeling Wigg might not be back though since she's starting to get a lot of work elsewhere. Then again Sudekis has a supporting role on the Cleveland Show and is still on SNL.
  4. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Mar 24, 2001
    Ft. Lauderdale
    They've done the variation on What's My Name before with the same exact jokes.

    It was with Paul Simon during the 1980s. He was waiting in line outside of a show, a movie theater, I think. A variety of people kept bumping into him, more and more obscure.

    Oh, you were the session player on the one song on my 2nd album.

    Oh, you were in the audience in my concert on April 19, 1978, in the third row, etc.

    At the end, Art Garfunkel comes out and Paul has no idea who he is.
  5. Magister

    Magister Fat, Dumb and Happy

    Oct 17, 2004
    Columbia, SC
    I am old enough to remember that episode.

    This week was pretty good. Always thought the singing mascots at the mall was funny. Gaga did a good job when she was in a skit.
  6. Bierboy

    Bierboy Seasoned gas passer

    Jun 12, 2004
    Fishers, IN
    What happens when a digital shirt is pixelated?
  7. Jeeters

    Jeeters Registered Snoozer

    Feb 25, 2003

    TIVO_GUY_HERE I miss the ocean

    Jul 10, 2000
    Dallas Texas
    Justin is always good, just wish they did something new with him. Gaga was also good.
    Nothing about the rapture? or did I miss it. I was hoping that the cold opening would be a bunch of zombies.
  9. morac

    morac Cat God TCF Club

    Mar 14, 2003
    It becomes checkered. :)
  10. SeanC

    SeanC ECT

    Dec 30, 2003
    For a general SNL I thought this was a very good one, for a JT SNL it was OK.

    Really enjoyed the monologue, and Liquorville was very good too.

    The digital short was OK, but I think they could have done better by not using those characters, I think they've finally tapped out that well.

    Yeah Really?!? was pretty weak, and derivative, though part of that is the timing, SNL had to wait a couple of days to air their take on it.

    Why'd they stick Barry Gibb on the tailend of the show? It's a well regarded skit, and I thought this one was pretty good, seemed odd to me they would bookend the show/season with it.
  11. Fish Man

    Fish Man Phish Food

    Mar 4, 2002
    0.7 miles...
    "Barry Gibb" shouted "...and I survived The Rapture" when he was screaming about his impressive accomplishments. That was the only reference I noticed.

    As always, JT was awesome. He's such a good SNL host that he definitely ranks up there with Steve Martin and Christopher Walken (if not, in fact, funnier than either of those).

    Gaga was so good in the sketches she was in that I'd like to see her host an episode next season (I can't help but think Lorne Michaels and the cast and crew of SNL might be thinking the same thing.) She obviously has a good sense of comedy, which is not surprising, because while clearly complex and creative, there's definitely a "tongue in cheek" component to her act on stage. (I mean that in the most complimentary way.)

    Fitting season finale. Very good! :up:
  12. MLR930

    MLR930 Mandie

    Dec 26, 2002
    Rhode Island
    Justin & Gaga sounded so good singing together they really need to do a real one.
  13. Turtleboy

    Turtleboy Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Mar 24, 2001
    Ft. Lauderdale
    The "Really?" Weekend Update segment does not work with one person. There have to be two playing off of each other.
  14. markz

    markz Well-Known Member

    Oct 22, 2002
    We always love the JT episodes, and this one didn't disappoint us. Lady G did a great job too!
  15. SeanC

    SeanC ECT

    Dec 30, 2003
    YES! I hadn't really thought about it that way, absolutely yes, it's very flat with just one person.
  16. Donbadabon

    Donbadabon Bored TCF Club

    Mar 5, 2002
    Nashville, TN
    Gaga as Chrissy Snow had me LOLing.
  17. madscientist

    madscientist Deregistered Snoozer

    Nov 12, 2003
    Lexington, MA
    Jon Stewart did a very similar bit as well, along with movie posters.
  18. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

    Feb 5, 2003
    The only thing was Jimmy saying "I'm Barry Effin' Gibb!!! I survived the rapture!!!"

    Maybe SNL felt they were alienating the christians enough already just by having Lady Gaga on. :D

    Oh, and this was me at the end of the Born This Way performance: :eek:

  19. Cainebj

    Cainebj Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2006
    New York
    I must agree - this was probably the best SNL episode since Betty White hosted. I am not a JT fan but thought he was beyond excellent. Gaga was surprisingly good in her sketches also. :up:
  20. nataylor

    nataylor Curiously Strong TCF Club

    Apr 26, 2000
    Houston, TX
    They need to get Timberlake as a regular cast member.

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