Josh Hartnett / Pink
January 12, 2002


First off, I must state that I'm not really a big fan of Hartnetts. He seems to play the same character in all of his movies. His lack of versatility will be a problem for him on a comedy sketch show such as SNL. Also, no Will Ferrel tonight, should be interesting to see how it goes.

Opening-Memorial for Buddy
We get to see Darrell Hamonds Clinton impression, which is always a welcome treat. I liked how they used real footage to had punch to the jokes. This one did drag on a bit too long. But funny nonetheless.
B+

Monologue
Weak!...totally exposed Josh Hartnetts lack of personality. They had to completely rely on Jimmy Fallon to provide the sole source of interest.
C-

Sketch-Wake Up Wakefield
One of the better reoccuring sketches on the show. This installment had Megan falling for someone other than Randy. Shocking! The Best Line: "I think you're pants are pretty awesome, I mean I don't care, It's just that I think It's pretty cool when guys aren't afraid to wear capris".
A-

Sketch-Lifetime Original Movie
This one was a clever parody of all those overly dramatic made for TV movies with the cheesy titles (Hello Stepson, Now Let's Go To Bed: I Went To Bed With My Stepson; The Lara Bengal Covington Story) and even chessier acting. But, despite it being clever...I didn't find myself laughing very often.
B-

TV Funhouse-The X Presidents
I've never really been a fan of the X President episodes. They seem to be a little too identical in content. But I must admit that the Bush's in the hot tub had me cracking up. Also, the cameo by the Ambigously Gay Duo helped make it worth while.
B

Sketch-Shout Out Show
Another Tracy Morgan Apperance. This has to be a record! I don't know what it was about this sketch but I couldn't help but smiling at some of the stuff that they were giving shout outs to. Pink's shout out to her co-workers, minus Voneehsa who she knew ate her fish sandwich and vowed to cut her up because of it, was great.
A-

Musical Performance-Get The Party Started
I've heard this song many times before. Love it. The Budweiser promo at the end was wierd.
A

Weekend Update
Most of the jokes this week weren't all that great. Tracy as Maya Angelou was excellent. The Henly & Stiles segment was funny at first but soon became exctrutiatingly painful to watch as it dragged on.
Pretty sub par this time around
B

Sketch-Star Wars/Nsync
Boring. Boy band parodies are getting old. The songs weren't funny. Only redeming thing about this sketch I can think of would be some of the sight gags such as having Alf and Mayor McCheese on the Jedi council
C

Sketch-Delayed Flight
Not the funniest Stewardest sketch I've seen on SNL. I laughed at Tracy's suggestion that they should just give eachother massages to kill time. Josh's impressions were pretty decent. Probably his only solid performance of the night.
C+

Jack Handey's 2001 List
So wierd, it was kinda funny
B-

Musical Performance-My Own Worst Enemy
Quite different from some of Pink's earlier work. Yet it wasn't all that good. I say stick to what you know
C-

Sketch-Burqa Baddies
Maya Rudolph was totally convincing as a air-headed playmate. Rachel on the other hand just seemed out of place. I got a kick out of their use of cheesy 70's porn music. Different, but not really big on laughs
B

Overall this was a pretty weak show. Will Ferrels absence was felt. We got to see more of Tracy, which is a rarity, but not a lot of the newly promoted Amy Poehler. Josh Hartnett wont be making a splash in the comedy scene any time soon
Overall Grade: C+


Episode Review written by Venomweb


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