Lucy Liu / Jay-Z
December 16, 2000


Hi, it's Tony DuMont, with another episode review

PRE-SHOW THOUGTS:
To tell you the truth, I had kind of a feeling that Lucy Liu would host.
She's the only one of the Charlie's Angels who hasn't hosted yet. And
when they joked about Jay-Z (The party ends at 10, or until Jay-Z stabs
somebody) I wondered, why wasn't he musical guest? So I had it in the
cards that these people would be on the show. Last week's episode wasn't
as good as it could have been, the cold opening and half of the sketches
were lousy. I hope that this episode is better.

COLD OPEN GoRE AND BUSH AT CHI-CHI'S:
To tell you the truth, I kinda hoped that Gore won the election. Or
better yet, Nader. I'm a nonconformist. It was funny that Bush misread
the menu and went to the wrong restaurant. This guy has the
pronounciation skills of a Rugrat.
7 out of 10

MONOLOUGE:
It was funny to see her in all those ethnic stereotypes. I guess she has
a great sense of humor.
8 out of 10

COMMERCIAL: PRICELINE.COM
Why spend 40 minutes online just to save nine cents on a can of peas? A
bit better than the first one from the awful Julianna Margulies episode.
Still, it could have been funnier. Much funnier.
6 out of 10

TOTAL REQUEST LIVE:
Just like the Charlize Theron episode. Not very different.
5 out of 10

CELEBRITY JEOPARDY:
Good impressions. It was nice to see this again. I especially liked
Jimmy Fallon as Robin Williams and Lucy Liu as Catherine Zeta-Jones
("Mike, the diapers are in the closet, and the baby's diapers are in the
kitchen!" What was Sean Conery thinking when he drew a picture of Trebek
having sex with a horse?!
10 out of 10

PRETTY LIVING:
It was strange when she made the pin out of a dead fish. Gross. Lucy was
funny as the lesbian. Why didn't she talk that much?
7 out of 10

JERRY'S WEBCAST:
Could have been funnier. It was funny when they cut off the guy' pubic
hair and glued it to his face. Funny, but twisted. Could have been
funnier. Most of this was just dumb.
3 out of 10

WEEKEND UPDATE WITH JIMMY FALLON AND TINA FEY:
Nice hair, Tina. It was a surprise seeing Rachel Dratch as James Madison
(who came on to Tina Fey) and how they changed a diaper on Chris Kattan
to symbolize the new year. Nice idea. I also liked Jimmy's Song spoofs.
Take that, Weird Al. I liked it when he did a spoof of David Gray's
"Babylon" My favorite, however, was when Jimmy did his version of
"Beautiful day" and ran around the set, like Bono did so well last week
(one of SNL's best musical performances this season!)
8 out of 10

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: JAY-Z
Not very distinguishable, but a pretty good rap. I don't really like
gangsta rap, though.
4 out of 10

THE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS PONDER THEIR FATE
Not the best sketch, but interesting. This wasn't a big laugh-getter.
3 out of 10

ROBERT GOULET RAPS WITH JAY-Z
Funny! It was just like the Robert Goulet sketch from the Charlize
Theron episode. This still has some of the Charlize Theron episode in
it. I liked Robert's friend, the big plastic bighorn sheep!
8 out of 10

MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM WEEKEND UPDATE
A good filler.
6 out of 10

MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: JAY-Z
Just like the first one.
4 out of 10

WISH IT WAS CHRISTMAS TODAY
A nice continuation from last week. Not too funny, but cute.
4 out of 10

OVERALL
An okay episode. Definitely better than last week's episode, which was
the worst of the season so far, by the way.
6 out of 10

Next time, I'll be reviewing the Charlie Sheen episode (hope the
monolouge doesn't have anything to do with the election or the president
or politics, as most of SNL's cold openings and everyone this season has
been about.) I wonder who's going to be muysical guest. I certainly hope
Cyndi Lauper shows up on SNL this season, as she just might win an
Oscar. I have a feeling she will.
So far, these sketches have been on tonight:
a "Celebrity Jeopardy" sketch
a Robert Goulet sketch - Jay-Z and some of his guys will be in a big car
with Goulet (Will Ferrell)
another "Total Request Live" parody featuring the girl group of Ana
Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph, and Lucy Liu
These sketches have not been on:
a Woodrow the Sewer Bum sketch
a "Charlie's Angels" sketch
So far, I only got three hosts right: Dana Carvey, Calista Flockhart,
and Tom Green. I had no idea that Lucy Liu or Charlie Sheen would host,
but that's what happened.

Until next time, this is Tony DuMont, and
Happy Holidays!
Have a Happy New Year!

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Hi, it's Tony DuMont, with another episode review
PRE-SHOW THOUGTS:

To tell you the truth, I had kind of a feeling that Lucy Liu would
host. She's the only one of the Charlie's Angels who hasn't hosted yet.
And when they joked about Jay-Z (The party ends at 10, or until Jay-Z stabs
somebody) I wondered, why wasn't he musical guest? So I had it in the cards
that these people would be on the show. Last week's episode wasn't as good
as it could have been, the cold opening and half of the sketches were lousy.
I hope that this episode is better.
COLD OPEN GoRE AND BUSH AT CHI-CHI'S:

To tell you the truth, I kinda hoped that Gore won the election. Or
better yet, Nader. I'm a nonconformist. It was funny that Bush misread
the menu and went to the wrong restaurant. This guy has the pronounciation
skills of a Rugrat.

7 out of 10
MONOLOUGE:

It was funny to see her in all those ethnic stereotypes. I guess she
has a great sense of humor.

8 out of 10
COMMERCIAL: PRICELINE.COM

Why spend 40 minutes online just to save nine cents on a can of peas?
A bit better than the first one from the awful Julianna Margulies episode.
Still, it could have been funnier. Much funnier.

6 out of 10
TOTAL REQUEST LIVE:

Just like the Charlize Theron episode. Not very different.

5 out of 10
CELEBRITY JEOPARDY:

Good impressions. It was nice to see this again. I especially liked
Jimmy Fallon as Robin Williams and Lucy Liu as Catherine Zeta-Jones ("Mike,
the diapers are in the closet, and the baby's diapers are in the kitchen!"
What was Sean Conery thinking when he drew a picture of Trebek having sex
with a horse?!

10 out of 10
PRETTY LIVING:

It was strange when she made the pin out of a dead fish. Gross. Lucy
was funny as the lesbian. Why didn't she talk that much?

7 out of 10
JERRY'S WEBCAST:

Could have been funnier. It was funny when they cut off the guy' pubic
hair and glued it to his face. Funny, but twisted. Could have been funnier.
Most of this was just dumb.

3 out of 10
WEEKEND UPDATE WITH JIMMY FALLON AND TINA FEY:

Nice hair, Tina. It was a surprise seeing Rachel Dratch as James Madison
(who came on to Tina Fey) and how they changed a diaper on Chris Kattan
to symbolize the new year. Nice idea. I also liked Jimmy's Song spoofs.
Take that, Weird Al. I liked it when he did a spoof of David Gray's "Babylon"
My favorite, however, was when Jimmy did his version of "Beautiful day"
and ran around the set, like Bono did so well last week (one of SNL's best
musical performances this season!)

8 out of 10
MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: JAY-Z

Not very distinguishable, but a pretty good rap. I don't really like
gangsta rap, though.

4 out of 10
THE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS PONDER THEIR FATE

Not the best sketch, but interesting. This wasn't a big laugh-getter.

3 out of 10
ROBERT GOULET RAPS WITH JAY-Z

Funny! It was just like the Robert Goulet sketch from the Charlize
Theron episode. This still has some of the Charlize Theron episode in it.
I liked Robert's friend, the big plastic bighorn sheep!

8 out of 10
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM WEEKEND UPDATE

A good filler.

6 out of 10
MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: JAY-Z

Just like the first one.

4 out of 10
WISH IT WAS CHRISTMAS TODAY

A nice continuation from last week. Not too funny, but cute.

4 out of 10
OVERALL

An okay episode. Definitely better than last week's episode, which
was the worst of the season so far, by the way.

6 out of 10
Next time, I'll be reviewing the Charlie Sheen episode (hope the monolouge
doesn't have anything to do with the election or the president or politics,
as most of SNL's cold openings and everyone this season has been about.)
I wonder who's going to be muysical guest. I certainly hope Cyndi Lauper
shows up on SNL this season, as she just might win an Oscar. I have a feeling
she will.

So far, these sketches have been on tonight:

a "Celebrity Jeopardy" sketch

a Robert Goulet sketch - Jay-Z and some of his guys will be in a big
car with Goulet (Will Ferrell)

another "Total Request Live" parody featuring the girl group of Ana
Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph, and Lucy Liu

These sketches have not been on:

a Woodrow the Sewer Bum sketch

a "Charlie's Angels" sketch

So far, I only got three hosts right: Dana Carvey, Calista Flockhart,
and Tom Green. I had no idea that Lucy Liu or Charlie Sheen would host,
but that's what happened.
Until next time, this is Tony DuMont, and

Happy Holidays!

Have a Happy New Year!


Episode Review written by Tony DuMont


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