* I've been really excited about the season premiere for a
long time, especially since the announcement of the new WU duo.
* Rob Lowe is a talented actor, and I enjoyed his '96-'97 show.
* Eminem isn't my favorite, but I'd take him over the boy bands any day.
Opening: Bush/Gore Debate-
Was a little on the long side, but still pretty funny. The
Lock Box thing was the highlight of the sketch for me.
I like the new opening, but why is Rachel Dratch still a featured player?!?
This was decent, but the monologues where the "audience"
asks questions are not my favorite.
Commercial: Corn Chip Nail Tips-
Mildly Amusing. Kind of reminded me of the Nike Turkey thing.
Monday Night Football-
Fallon's Miller is not bad, but not close to Carvey's. This
sketch met my expectations, and by the way, Minnesota is going
to kick the Bucs' highknees Monday Night.
Ralph Nader and Rob Lowe-
I didn't really get the point.
Court TV: Pros and Cons-
This was hilarious! Missed the beginning, so I really didn't
understand it, but hilarious nonetheless.
Musical Guest: Eminem w/ Dido-"Stan"-
Not so bad, (not so bad at all).
Fey and Fallon were great, and it was good to see Tim back
one last time. The rappers were pretty funny, too.
Slow. I don't know why, but I kind of liked it.
Where have I seen this before? Good impression, bad sketch.
Musical Guest:Eminem-"The Real Slim Shady"-
If we haven't heard this song enough........
Chris Kattan prepares for a talk show sketch-
They could have done more with this.
Commercial: Dream Team Video-
This sketch really made me proud to be an American.
Solid show, though extremely average at times. Rob Lowe was a great host, and Eminem was decent.
Real Rating: 7.1
Gut Rating: 7.5
Performer of the Night: Rob Lowe
Sketch of the Night: Weekend Update
The "Fix Myself a Snack" Sketch: Dateline
* Where was Rachel Dratch?!?
* Didn't it say in the opening that there was going to be a Smigel cartoon? Or
did I just miss it?
* I'm looking forward to the next couple of shows (especially the Carvey one).
* I'm not a big fan of recurring characters, but I was hoping there would be a
Boston Teens sketch or something!
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