Calista Flockhart / Ricky Martin
November 11, 2000


[OPENING] NBC News - Decision 2000

A great mockery of this out-of-control election. Step aside Gore, Bush won. Glad to see Parnell's Tom Brokaw is back. I liked how both Gore and Bush being the President was made into a sitcom-like thing [I'm having a loss for words]. Dubya giving Gore a flip of the bird was a nice touch. Truly a fantastic opening.

Grade: A+

 

[MONOLOGUE] Calista Flockhart

I'm surprised Calista even agreed to host the show after the numerous times she was mocked. And I'm even more surprised that she agreed to let Rachel impersonate her right under her nose. I guess she's just a person who decides to laugh off things, or else she's never watched the show in her life. Anyhoo, the monologue was okay. Nothing to talk about for years to come.

Grade: B

 

[COMMERCIAL] Cracklin' Oat Flakes

I loved this! The music was funky, the colors were amazing, and it was friggin' hilarious!

Grade: A+

 

[SKETCH] The Culps sing about Al Gore

I know I say this everytime, but this was the best Culps sketch ever! The "Gore Whore" line was funny and the uses of Papa Roach and Madonna were great.

Useless Fact: This is the third show in the row with a Baha Men reference / performance.

Grade: A+

 

[SKETCH] Nick Burns: Your Company's Computer Guy

I'm glad the setting is out of the usual place and into the computer nerd's office. The sketch was okay, but I don't know how much longer Nick Burns will last.

Grade: B

 

[MISCELLANEOUS] A Message from Al Gore

I don't know how the Floridians [?] screwed up voting for Buchanan instead of Gore. The ballot looks pretty easy to follow to me. The sketch was great, but lasted kind of long.

Grade: A

 

[MUSICAL GUEST] Ricky Martin

Never a fan of this guy. I did find it funny when he bumped the guitar player's butt and then the guitarist moved a few feet back.

Grade: N/A

 

[WEEKEND UPDATE] with Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey

The cameramen screwed up the shots a couple of times, but this was a very good Weekend Update. Janet Reno and Bill Clinton were great as usual. Chris Kattan's terrible reenactment of Queen Elizabeth breaking her collarbone kicked some behind, and the Charlie's Angel thing got kind of annoying, but I still liked it.

QUOTACIOUS: "If Al Gore thinks he's gonna bring this mess to court, he's got another thing coming. I'm like a friggin' wildcat in court!"
--Will Ferrell as Janet Reno

Grade: A

 

[SKETCH] The Crocodile Hunter

Chris Kattan's accent was even funnier the second time around, but the audience never seems to get into these. On the other hand, I thought it was great.

QUOTACIOUS: "Being stabbed by African rebels is one of the highlights of my life!"
--Chris Kattan as Steve Irwin

Grade: A

 

[MUSICAL GUEST] Ricky Martin

I loved the thing at the beginning with Chris Kattan. The trumpet player in the background was cracking up as much as I was! Looks like somebody forgot to turn the microphone on. I couldn't hear a thing Ricky said.

Grade: N/A

 

[SKETCH] Ladies and cocktails

I couldn't think of a good title, so I just used the ones SNL used when setting up the sketch. The sketch wasn't all that great, even though the audience sure got into it.

Grade: B-

 

[SKETCH] CBS Sports

Another great closing sketch, and another great play on the presidential election.

QUOTACIOUS: "When CBS News calls this game, you can bet your mother's Maxi pad that we've called the winner."
--Darrell Hammond as Dan Rather

QUOTACIOUS: "Up your hole with love, peace and soul!"
--Darrell Hammond as Dan Rather

Grade: A+

 

[OVERALL]

Ding ding ding! We have a new winner for the best show of the season! Two great shows in a row! It will most likely be three because Tom Green is hosting next week! Let's all rejoice! Hurrah! See ya next week!

Best sketches of the night: NBC News - Decision 2000; Cracklin' Oat Flakes; The Culps; CBS Sports --- [A+]
Worst sketch of the night:
Ladies and cocktails --- [B-]

Overall grade: A


Episode Review written by Eli Krenik


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