Alec Baldwin / Coldplay
April 7, 2001


*NOTE FROM SOME GUY[OPENING] A Message from George W. Bush

These always crack me up, although these Dubya addresses are getting less and less funny every time. This particular one wasn't too bad, but earlier sketches like these have been funnier. I still look forward to Bush openings, but I hope they improve a little bit.

Grade: B+

[MONOLOGUE] Alec Baldwin

Darrell's impression of Clinton will always be the best in my book, and this was pretty gosh darn funny. I usually like monologues without any help from other people, but this is Darrell's Willy Clinton impression! I have a feeling Darrell will leave after this season so I hope within the last four shows, SNL can squeeze as many Bill Clinton sketches in as possible before he's gone forever.

Grade: A

[COMMERCIAL] Reliable Investments

Maybe I missed something, but I don't understand why Alec jumped out the window. It was funny but it could've been more so if he hit a car or something.

Grade: B+

[SKETCH] Delicious Dish

Back in 1998 when Alec hosted, there was that classic Schwetty balls sketch. Two and a half years later, it's Schwetty wieners. Rachel was pretty funny as the replacement person, but I don't know if these new Delicious Dish sketches will last long, because there's only one obvious reason why they did this tonight. I don't know if I'll miss Molly as Terry, but I probably won't because this is probably the last Delicious Dish. It's time to retire the sketch, and what better way to do it than go out with a bang?

QUOTE
"Nothing compares to a little child's face when they get their hands on their first Schwetty wiener."
--Alec Baldwin as Pete Schwetty

Grade: A

[SKETCH] No more war pigs of the power, hand of God has struck the hour

Don't think I'm crazy for giving this sketch that title. It's a lyric from the classic Black Sabbath song "War Pigs" and I just thought it would fit for this sketch. The sketch was not all that bad, but the voice over things at the end are just lame. Also, this sketch was one of those that seemed like it should belong in the last half of the show.

Grade: B+

Anyone notice a grading pattern here?

[SKETCH] Inside the Actors Studio

I've never seen whoever Alec was playing in action but the impression was pretty funny if I do say so myself, which I did. This was a scrumulescent sketch, but not the best one.

Grade: B+

[WEEKEND UPDATE] with Jimmy Fallon and Tina FeyGrade: A+

[MUSICAL GUEST] ColdplayGrade: N/A

Pointless random thought: Why are they called buildings? They're already finished! They should be called builts!

[COMMERCIAL] Red Ships of Spain

Meh. I prefer the Robert-Goulet-in-a-car-where-he-tries-to-pass-off-his-singing-as-rap sketches. The critics comments were the only thing that got a laugh or any kind of sound out of me, my favorite one being when the one critic whipped a battery at the actors. Otherwise, it sucked.

Grade: C-

[SKETCH] Two democratic guys respond to Bush's $1.6 trillion tax cut

This ran on waaaaaaaaaaay too long. It wasn't that bad but all the gabbing at the beginning and the audience's questions could've been cut to make room for something else.

Grade: B

[COMMERCIAL] Lasting Impressions

Not bad but not incredibly great either. That's it.

Grade: B-

[MUSICAL GUEST] ColdplayGrade: N/A

[OVERALL]
Baldwin did a great job hosting. Coldplay wasn't too bad either, but I REALLY wanted to see one last Bill Brasky sketch. This was one of the better shows this season, though. Next week we have Renée Zellweger hosting and musical guest Eve. Shouldn't be too bad, but we'll have to wait and see. Until then, check ya L8R!

BEST SKETCH OF THE NITE
Weekend Update ----- [A+]

WORST SKETCH OF THE NITE
Red Ships of Spain ----- [C-]

Overall Grade: B+


Episode Review written by Eli Krenik


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