Drew Barrymore / Macy Gray
October 13, 2001

In October of 1997 Art Vandelay had an idea. He noticed that lots of things got days and weeks devoted to themselves like "Fire Safety Awareness Week" and "Presidents Day". Art thought he should dedicate a week to something.

But what? Then it him. Tape. He would invent Tape Awareness Week. It would bring awareness of tape.

So we celebrate this, The 5th Annual Tape Awareness Week, on the 2nd week of October. Spread the word of tape and remember what Art Vandelay has done so we can celebrate Tape Awareness Week.

And now you know the rest of the story. LIVE FROM MY HOUSE, IT'S MY SNL EPISODE REVIEW!

Don Pardo: Art Vandelay's Episode Review.
Starring: Art Vandelay
Featuring: Drew Barrymore/Macy Gray
Written by: Art Vandelay

I've been busy this weekend so I didn't have time to review, so my review is a little short in some places.

[COLD OPENING] A message from Dick Cheney

Darrell's Cheney is crazy. But still good. Another short but to the point opening.

Grade: A-

[MONOLOGUE] Drew Barrymore

It's kinda weird. Last year I was unable to see the live show for Tom Green and the same goes for tonight. Anyway, since half her monologue was about stuff that happened to Drew the day before, I wonder what her original monologue was about.

Grade: B-

[SKETCH] Crossing over with John Edward

At first I thought this was a Miss Cleo parody. Not a bad sketch. I can not believe how fast Drew changed. It has to be the quickest change in the history of SNL.

Grade: B

[SKETCH] The Lovers

This is better then the previous installments. But still not the greatest recurring sketch. Jimmy cracked up again.

Grade: B-

[SKETCH] You're talking about the non-sensical ravings of a lunatic mind.

I enjoyed this sketch, probably because I saw the movie a hundred times. I wanted to be the first person to do a Nelly Furtado impression on SNL. I loved Amy as Charlie. What was with Tracy's voice-over? The audience didn't respond that much.

Grade: A

[CARTOON] Emeril

This got old and redundant. I think this was the longest cartoon every.

Grade: C

[COMMERCIAL] Everything Must Go

Not Ferrell's best. Worth a few chuckles.

Grade: B-


I'm going to use this time to plug my new favorite author: Kurt Vonnegut. He is an awesome author. Has anyone every read anything by him?

Kurt Vonnegut's Grade: A+

[WEEKEND UPDATE] Hair Boy and Mrs. Vandelay

Yes, survivor is crap. I agree. Gay Hitler was funny. This marks 2 updates in a row featuring an ex-update man. And counting the Walken episode, that 3 out of the last 4. This is also the 25 update with Tina and Jimmy counting the 2 Prime-Time extras. Colin was alright. He's been funnier.
Ferrell is on a roll tonight, doing his famous Neil Diamond. Gay Hitler at the end was a nice touch.

Grade: B+

[SKETCH] Action Talk Show

This will be a recurring sketch. Darn. It wasn't that great. It kinda gets annoying after awhile.

Grade: C

[SKETCH] WUUB Presents

I don't quite understand this sketch. At first I thought they were taking a movie and cutting all references to the Twin Towers like Hollywood wants to do with some movies. But then it went on to reveal that the actors were from the news and they used their own footage. I'm still a little confused.

Grade: B-

[SKETCH] Lesbian Singers

This is the 2nd Lesbian sketch of the season and the 2nd time Rachel and Ana have played a lesbian couple. A decent sketch. Drew looked cute. Hmmm.

Grade: B



[JACK HANDY] If Dinosaurs ruled the world

Ha ha ha ha ha.

Grade: B+

After show thoughts: A little weak. Started out strong and then got weak. The Willy Wonka sketch was the best.

What I learned this week: The people who graduated from my school last year are never going to leave.

What Tracy Morgan did during the show: Tracy caught up on his reading of Jack Handy's Big Thick Novel.

Next week: Someone and some musical guest will be joining us on November 3rd. And an old friend may drop by see you then.

Episode Review written by Art Vandelay

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