I know long time no review...I won't go into detail
but to be brief, I've been busy, that's why there
hasn't been a review from since, well, October...
On to the review,
PRE-SHOW THOUGHTS:Derek Jeter, Shakira, and Bubba
Sparxx-three stars crammed into one show? Can they do
it? Correct me if I'm wrong but I think this is the
first time ever that I've seen two diffrnt music
guests in one show-first thing I thought was 'Oh is
Bubba gonna rap to Shakira'? Well, guess they could
cram two into one. Back to the host, all I know is
he's the Yankee shortstop and he used to date Mariah
Carey in the late '90s (anyone remember Cheri Oteri
making fun of Mariah and saying 'I don't need this, I
go out with a Yankee shortstop'?). Hopefully this will
be a good show...
OPENING: I've said it before (well, I think I have)
and I'll say it again...Will does a killer George W.
And Darrelll does a killer whoever-he's-suppose-to-be.
Oh yeah, John Ashcroft...You might be a terrorist vs.
you m ight be a redneck? Very interesting concept. My
personal fave (and judging from the applause form the
audience, I think they agree) is 'IF YOU HAVE A REALLY
LONG BEARD, AND IF YOU HANG OUT IN THE DESERT, AND IF
YOU ARE NOT A MEMBER OF ZZ TOP'...Yup, that was my
fave line. Was anyone else here thinking the real Jeff
Foxworthy would show up? Anyhoo, I loved the slip-up
Will made, 'IF YOU'VE BEEN TOO DRUNK TO FISH' (which
by the way is a real Jeff Foxworthy joke)....GRADE:A.
MONOLOGUE: Of course Derek had to do something with
baseball. I honestly thought it would be a Q & A
session with the audience asking questions about why
the Yankees didn't win...But that would be expected
and lame...The foul balls were OK at first. But the
vomit was disgusting. That brought my grade down.
COMMERCIAL: This is my first time grading this b/c I
didn't send in a review when it first aired in the
Reese Witherspoon episode. Anyhoo, I loved this
commercial...I loved Chris K the most with his hip-hop
voice. Jimmy was just as good...Loved the phrase
'JIGGITY JIGGITY JELLY'. GRADE: A-.
COMMERCIAL, SKETCH, WHATEVER: (THE IGLESIAS BROTHERS
SING..TO..YOU): Who thought Jimmy looked like French
Stewart when he was doing his imipression of Enrique?
The squinting makes me say this. But other than that
his impression totally rocked! Chris was OK as Julio
Jr. Derek's impression as the other Iglesias brother
was really corny, in a good way (I don't how to put it
into more words). Out of the three girls being
swooned, I thought Maya was the best (with her
crying), followed by Amy, then Rachel...GRADE: B.
SKETCH (Yankee Wives): Rachel does a really good
Southern accent. Don't you agree? I loved Maya as the
other wife. But Amy as the bitter wife was totally
cool. Ana was OK as the fourth wife (I don't know but
her character didn't impress me). But Derek in drag
was soooo funny! He looked a teensy weensy like The
Rock when he was in that Ladies Man sketch....The
other two Yankees showing up as women trying to get
the Yankee men was OK...not stellar, not terrible, but
OK. GRADE: B.
SKETCH (Masseuse): Chris was THE BEST! What else can I
say? His facial expressions were THE BEST! Loved the
singing and his being dramatic. But him choking Derek
brought my grade of this sketch up TREMENDOUSLY...The
only little complaint (and I do mean little) was the
convenient store part...One word: HUH??? GRADE: B+.
COMMERCIAL (Dissing your dog: Beyond using Bad Dog):
So saying Bad Dog isn't enough? How do we really get
the message through to our pets that peeing on the
carpet is VERY BAD? By dissing them...Leave it up to
the SNL writers to say something. This commercial was
OK...I mean it could have been really cruel and
disgusting but thank God it wasn't...GRADE: B.
SKETCH: (Derek Jeter's Taco Hole): I was busting a gut
with laughter (and still am now that I think about it)
when I saw this. Derek looked so cute/funny in his
hat. Dean, Maya, Jimmy and Horatio (or was it Will or
both) as the singers--VERY GOOD! GRADE: A.
SKETCH (Dealing With Mom & Dad-Today's show: If you
can't beat them--well, BEAT THEM): I smell a sitcom
that sounds like something from the WB...Ana and Will
were OK as the parents. Amy was hilarious as the
taunting sister, and Chris was hilarious as the son.
Derek was, well, Ok as himself. But Jeff and Jimmy as
the taunting teammates-well, tehy could have been
better (Jeff more than Jimmy); it was fun watching the
crap getting beat of them.GRADE: A-/B+.
MUSIC: Who hasn't heard this song a million times? I
love the song...Oh and wasn't it Shakira who was in
some Pepsi ads during the summer? NO GRADE
WU: This is my second review of this year; this is the
second season of Tina & Jimmy being the WU anchors-and
I have to say GOOD JOB GUYS! You are SO much better
than Colin...No my fellow SNL fans, Colin didnt' suck,
he was cool..But Jimmy & Tina do a much better job.
Despite my rave reviews of this team, I could only
come up with two fave lines (I think this was because
I was distracted while watching this): FAVE LINE #1:
'Sorry we yelled at you for touching stuff, Jimmy
Fallon' and #2: 'So hard, so bad, and wicked
bad'...Yes, I enjoyed the POINT/COUNTERPOINT...Seth
wasn't so bad-the poutier the better. And to close, I
think they did a nice tribute to George Harrison.
SKETCH (Osama & Company): BORING-I couldn't find
anything funny about this sketch...It dragged on way
too long. GRADE: D-/F.
SKETCH (The Man Who Permed too much): What are we too
lazy to build another set? No hard feelings though. I
wasn't exactly laughing at this sketch. The only good
things were Derek coming his hair. Despite myself not
rolling over in laughter, I was able to find three
fave lines: 1. 'I know it's porno hair'; 2. 'It's
total Greg Brady Hair'; and 3. 'It's not a hair
do-it's a hair don't'. GRADE: B-.
MUSICAL GUEST: Heard this song too. NO GRADE.
MUSICAL SKETCH/MOMENT (I can't find a name for
this)-HOLIDAY TREAT FOR ALL: Chris, Tracy, Jimmy and
Horatio just couldn't wait til Dec 15th (the last show
b4 XMAS) could they? J/K...I love it when this sketch
or whatever you want to call it is performed...Tracy
wasn't dancing or waving his arms that much and Chris
needed to move his head a little more. But still I
liked this. GRADE: A-.
MY BIG THICK NOVEL: I'm sorry I was in the bathroom
when this was on, so I don't have a grade.
This show wasn't that bad...It really wasn't.
And next week? Hugh Jackman (or as Don Pardo said
'RALPH JACKMAN')...I haven't seen him in anything (I
didn't see X-MEN). But I guess I'm looking forward to
Til next time amigos!...
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