Seann William Scott / Sum41
October 6, 2001


First of all, I would like to apologize to Darrell for spelling his name "Daryl" in my last review. I'm such an idiot!!!! I also still have a hard time noticing/telling the difference between Jeff Richards and Seth Meyers, so if I overlook them or get their names mixed up, sorry! 

I would like to formally announce my campaign to get my name mentioned in a Mark Polishuk review! I encourage people to stage protests, sit-ins, and letter writing campaigns and demand that Mark Polishuk mention my name! Let your voices be heard! On to the review.

COLD OPENING:
[Will]

It's good to see Will back as G.W., and I think he did it in the best way possible - by not changing his goofy impersonation, but not making Bush look like a idiot either.. I think Osama did mess with the wrong country, at the wrong time. W is going to go kick some ass and take names. It's just like in 1979 during the Iran hostage crisis. Carter jerked around forever with these creeps. Then Reagan gets elected, and within a couple weeks, all the hostages are released, because they knew he wouldn't negotiate with terrorists. As far as Bush, I think it is hard to actually know what the guy is really like, because he is just a bad public speaker. He should stop trying to be all presidential and just be himself.

Stuart Smalley: Let your true self out, George! Look in this mirror.

Anyhow, this was a pretty cool opening. I liked the "Where's Waldo" line!
There have been funnier openings, but this one was appropriate.

A-

LIVE FROM NEW YORK IT'S...
Will Ferrell as Gee Dub

Pardo got the names right this week, good for him!

MONOLOGUE:
[Seann,Horatio,Ana]
Ok I never saw any of Seann William Scott's movies, except Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. I'm sure this monologue would have been funnier to the people who saw American Pie 2, but I just couldn't relate.

B-

COMMERCIAL:
[Will,Maya,Rachel,Seann,Ana,Horatio,Darrell,Amy,Tracy]
This was sort of funny. I wonder when they are going to spin off an entire channel devoted to Law and Order. It's got to be better than WB or UPN.

B

GEOFFREY'S:
I'm just guessing that it's spelled this way. It seems right.
[Chris,Seann,Jimmy,Maya,Horatio,Will]

This was hilarious, due to the sheer ridiculous factor. I think this was the best "Geoffrey's" yet.
Highlights: Horatio's Miami Vice jacket; Will's jet pack; Dodge Omni; "Checkmate, Dingdongs!!"; Jimmy refers to Chris as "Corky"

Corky: YOU GUYS WANT SOME COOKAYS???

Damn it Corky, go away. 

A

EMMY E! PRE-SHOW:
[Will,Ana,Maya,Rachel,Tracy,Amy,Chris,Seann,Horatio,Darrell,?]

This wasn't that funny, but there were some very good impressions.
This was basically just an excuse to showcase everyone's celebrity impressions. It seems like we have one of these type of sketches every few episodes now.

I couldn't figure out who the guy was playing Garry Shandling... he was good though. Seann as James Van Der Beek was awesome, I thought it actually was him for a second. He seems like the kind of actor who would do a cameo in almost anything.

B

JARRET'S ROOM:
[Jimmy,Horatio,Seann,Rachel,Chris,Will,Seth,Jeff]

I liked DJ Jonathan Feinstein.
I also am sick of the song "Because I got high".
Funny line: "Wake and Bake"; Jill Butt

B-

MUSICAL GUEST:

Wow, it's their one song. It's a good song but I'm getting sick of it.

A-

WEEKEND UPDATE:
[Tina,Jimmy,Tracy]

Does Jimmy intentionally mess his hair up right before Weekend Update? I swear it was not this messy in the other sketches. Maybe Don Pardo needs to start giving Jimmy's hair its own credit in the opening.

This was the best update in a long time. Almost every joke was funny! As soon as I heard the "ding-dong" I knew it was going to be "Land Shark". It was awesome that they got Chevy to do it again.

Tracy's editorial was not so much funny, but thought-provoking. It seemed very Chris Rock-ish. It probably offended some people who didn't get the point.

A+

PATRIOTIC DRESS CODE:
[Seann, Horatio,Will,Amy,Rachel,Seth]

Yet another sketch based around Will doing something weird/vulgar. This was funny though. Nobody else but Will Ferrell could have pulled this off and still have it be funny. Most of the cast broke character and cracked up at some point. A good touch was having his "shorts" get torn on the way out.

I have read a lot in the news about people getting fired or in trouble for simple displays of patriotism. On Sep.14, three days after the attacks, the National Council of Compensation Insurance company banned employees from displaying flags at their desks. 10 flags were confiscated. What a bunch of idiots.

B+

THE HOW DO YOU SAY...AH YES...SHOW:
[Chris,Jimmy,Darrell,Amy]

This was kind of weak. I never understood why it's funny to have Antonio Banderas host his own show. I like the idea of a band that follows him around and tells him he is too sexy, but stretching it into a whole sketch is too much. I think this sketch has played itself out. The only funny thing was him calling Osama the Dali Lama. It could have been made funnier by a reference to "Spy Kids".

C-

JACK HANDEY:

Damn it, I HATE JACK HANDEY. None of these have EVER been funny. I have hated Jack Handey since the first one. I was so happy when they stopped doing it. I hope hope hope that they do not make this a regular thing again. ITS NOT FUNNY.

D

MUSICAL GUEST PART II:

Whoa, they have another song!!! This song didn't suck, even though it sounds just like 5 million other punk songs.

A-

APPROVAL CENTER:
[Horatio,Ana,Seann,Chris,Tracy]

Not particularly funny, but I hate those commercials. Do you need a credit card? You are APPROVED! Yeah, at 25% interest... no thanks bungholes.

C+

PORN DATE:
[Seann,Amy,Seth,Tracy]

Typical 12:50 fodder. Was there a point to this?

Maakies: How much for the gun?

This made me want to shoot myself too. I only have 2 dollars though.

C-

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SYNOPSIS:

The first half of this show was good, it kind of fell off at the end. 

BEST SKETCH: Geoffrey's and Weekend Update

WORST SKETCH: Porn Date, How Do You Say...Show and Jack Handey

REAL COMMERCIALS DURING THE SHOW WITH SNL ALUMNI: 3
(Ben Stiller selling Heineken and Zoolander, and Chris Kattan selling Corky Romano, twice)

PEOPLE WITH TIME TO READ MARK POLISHUK'S OLD REVIEWS: Dean Edwards (no appearances)

MISTAKES: People cracking up at Will during the Patriotic Dress Code sketch, Jimmy's hair (in other words, the usual)

OVERALL GRADE: B

NEXT WEEK:

Drew Barrymore/Macy Gray
Ugh, I hate Macy Gray, and Tom Green better NOT MAKE AN APPEARANCE.

See ya next time!


Episode Review written by Jay Stuler


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