Hello everyone, well Bush is not President yet. He will be soon. I am getting pretty sick of all of it anyway. I am going to go to the Inaguration in Washington January 20 or whenever. In sports news, the Buffalo Bills won again yesterday, but it came with a huge price. Antonie Winfield is out for the year. Also, Rob Johnson was the "hero" of the game. He played pretty bad all day, but made a play at the end. He should have been intercepted about 5 times. No need to worry though, because he will soon be hurt again and Doug Flutie will be back at the helm.
Also , I seem to have gotten the reputation as the most negative reviewer on this site by a few others. I apprecaiate it. I call it the way I see it; if the show is bad, you'll know about it.
OVERVIEW - Tom Green is very funny. He seems to have recovered from his cancer. This is his first big appearance since the "Cancer Special" earlier this year. This will be the third week in a row for a live show, which more often than not spells disaster. I have never heard of David Gray, so I cant make a comment on him. Hopefully he is decent.
COLD OPENING - I seem to be the only one who doesnt think Chris
Parnell's Tom Brokaw is all that great, and I really like Chris
Parnell. It was no big surprise to see Bush and Gore in the opener.
Will's Bush seemed a little off this week for some reason. I
still get upset with all the bashing of Bush's intelligence. You
had to figure Gore was going to pop in during the speech, but
the part with the Florida Supreme Court Justices was unexpected.
Great when Gore set up the telepromter for his talk with Bush,
and Bush just kept saying "cause." I didnt think the
two of them singing at the end was funny. The writers have to
be running low on ideas. All in all, this opener continues the
streak of very solid openers this season so far.
MONOLOUGE - I have read about the marriage plans for this show.
Tom coming out in the tuxedo does nothing to dispell that rumor.
It has been a while since Tom Green had a haircut. Great to
see his parents; anyone who watches his show knows them by now.
Im not sure how or why Tom's dad agreed to let Tom lick him.
It would be terribile to be Tom's friend in real life. He would
just embarass you in public and make you look stupid. I knew
that they wouldnt get married during the monolouge. They had
me going that they were going to get married at the end of the
COMMERCIAL - MAGIC MOUTH - I gave this a C when it ran the
first time - about a month ago. I think it is a little early
in the season for commercial reruns.
EAGLES - One, this sketch should not have been the first one
of the night. While I was watching Jimmy and Molly watch birds,
I could not see this coming. There was really no one other than
Will to do this sketch with along with Green. This sketch was
bizarre. I think it would have been pretty funny if you were
in the audiance. This just wasnt really that funny. Sometimes
when I go back and watch a sketch for a second time, it gets better.
This one didnt. I am not sure if Tom and Will touching tounges
at the end was sick or funny yet.
RAP STREET - These two were awful during "Weekend Update"
on the season preimere. No change tonight. Horaito just looked
plain stupid. Jerry Minor seems to have some potential, but I
still cant tell. Back to the sketch, the song that Tom sang sounded
like something he would have sang on his show. Maya Rudloph came
in handy here; you can tell she used to be a singer. She sounded
pretty annoying though. It seems that at the end of these type
sketches, they always say who it was fake sponsored by. This
skit didnt do a whole lot for me.
LORNE AND TOM IN TUB - I kept waiting for Tom to knock it off
with the ducks but he never did. I guess that was the whole sketch.
Guess what? It was really really dumb. I did not come close
to even cracking a smile. This sketch is in the running for the
end of the year " Worst Sketch of the Year." I will
defently say that is probably the early favorite. This would
not have been funny on the Tom Green show or any other show for
that matter. Just plain bad.
HARDBALL WITH CHRIS MATTHEWS - For this to be funny, you really
have to be a watcher of the show Hardball and know what is going
on in Florida. Thankfully, I have found myself watching Hardball
alot lately. Darrell does a great Chris Matthews. Chris Parnell
didnt look to much like Bill Daley, who really needs to shut his
mouth and go away in real life. Ana Gasteyer looked alot like
that Katherine Harris. Great when Darrell just announced he was
going to raise his voice. This sketch was short, but funny.
However, there was no way it should have been sketch of the night.
CARTOON - SEX IN THE COUNTRY - Where to start? This may have
been the worst cartoon ever. There were some bad ones last year
( Friends, NRA, etc.) but this one makes those look very humorous.
It was sick and stupid. Whoever thought of this should be fired.
I can also guarentee this will be the "Worst Cartoon of
the Year." They should only do cartoons with A-G Duo, Mr.
T, and X- Presidents.
DOG SHOW - I did not expect to see Dog Show again. The last
time they did Dog Show, it involved alcohol too, when Mr. Bojangles
was drunk in the Alan Cumming episode last year. Another reference
to the charcter of David Larry being gay. This is one of Will's
better characters. Mr. Bojangles is clearly way better than Rocky
Balboa. The thing with Tom Green being a wizard was not funny.
That pig's squealing was ridicolus. The dogs looked so scared
of the pig. I dont know why they were supposed to be invisible,
its not like you couldnt see them. There has been better dog
WEEKEND UPDATE - Obviously there were plenty election jokes.
Again, more hanging and execution jokes on Bush. There has always
been executions in Texas, not just under Bush. I am getting tired
of these little things between Jimmy and Tina where she pretends
she doesnt know what is going or Jimmy doesnt tell her what is
going to happen...they have done it like every week. Molly's
hair looked quite ridicolus. All in all, the thing with her was
pretty funny. Okay here was somehting that bothered me alot.
Who in the hell is Tina Fey to make fun of Katherine Harris's
looks? I saw a rerun of a show from last year with Tina Fey asking
a question as an "audiance member" and she looked absouletly
terrible. She needs to watch it. The Hollywood Report was good
with Gweynth Paltrow complete with the "Jimmy Rules"
shirt on. Of course, Tina Fey was like " Jimmy we need to
talk after the show." The crack on Michael Jackson was pretty
harsh. I am starting to sour on Tina Fey and the new Weekend
MUSIC - DAVID GRAY - This song wasnt half bad. Oh yeah, i
forgot to mention that was him in the "Dog Show" sketch.
OPRAH - Maya Rudloph doesnt look much like Oprah, but she will
do. The show bottomed out here. I was pretty upset at the show
by this point. This was not funny at all. I dont have really
much else to say. This sketch kind of just dragged on and on and
on. Tom Green has been a big dissapointment tonight.
VH1 STORYTELLERS - Was this a real band? I am not sure. It
marked Chris Kattans only appearence of the night. He looked
pretty funny. Will has been in like every sketch tonight, which
is usualy a good thing. Not so tonight. He hasnt been that funny,
but either has the show. Anyways, the song they sang was pretty
good. I hate this show by this point, but Ill give this a low
b i guess.
DONT KNOW WHAT TO CALL THIS ONE - Surpise! Will in another
sketch. Serioulsy, what is going on tonight? This looked more
like the Tom Green show than SNL. I think they figured most people
had fell asleep by now or quit watching in disgust. It kind of
ended abruptly too.
CLOSING CREDITS / "WEDDING" - I cant believe I fell
for it. I really thought there would be a wedding. If i had
know it was going to be a hoax, I would have quit watching long
before this. I should have known better. Why would they get
married on SNL? I saw Tracy on stage. I once again forgot he
was on the show. For those fans of the Tom Green show, you may
have recognized Phil Giroux and Glenn "Moneybags" Humplick
on the stage for the "wedding" as well. Those two are
hilarious. They should have been in some sketches as well.
This show had huge expectations. I highly doubt they lived up to anyones. After the cold opening, the show took a straight nosedive. The three weeks in a row could have been a factor in this poor show. Chris Kattan was only seen once, and there was no Tracy Morgan. On a positive note, Rachael Dratch was not seen tongiht. She could have easily made this show much worse. Thankfully there is a couple of off weeks for the show to regroup. Tom Green is a funny man. However, he was not funny tonight. He may just not fit in well with the kind of comedy that SNL does. I am not sure if this show was worse than the Rob Lowe one. It may have been. This show sucked.
SKETCH OF THE NIGHT - Cold Opening, Hardball
WORST SKETCH OF THE NIGHT - Cartoon, Lorne and Tom in a tub
ACTOR OF THE NIGHT - Darrell Hammond
OVERALL GRADE - D
See everyone December 9th.
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