Aykroyd / Beyonce
May 17, 2003
Hardball: Another lively opening
to the show. Nice to see Tracy make one last appearance as Al
Sharpton. Would have liked to have seen Paul Begala too.
Monologue: I think a better song
could have been chosen. Great to see Dan and Jim onstage together,
but the song was kind of lame.
Top O'The Morning: This was the
funniest of these sketches they've done so far. I liked when
after Jimmy punched a hole in the wall another kid was found
Rialto Grande: Great to see one
last one of these. That drummer is hilarious.
Falconer: Are they out of their
minds? How the hell does this keep coming back? Not only that,
they just had one of these two weeks ago. It's normally at least
3 episodes before a recurring character comes back. I just don't
get this sketch at all. This is worse than doing Delicious Dish
over and over again.
J Lo and Ben Cartoon: This could
have been funny but it just got stupid. I'm surprised that two
weeks in a row they had a TV Funhouse.
Donatella Versace's Summer Barbecue:
John Goodman was great as Anna Nicole Smith. The stuff about
Sugar Pie being barbecued was hilarious. I liked when Donatella
put her arm down on the grill and didn't feel anything.
Weekend Update: Tina and Jimmy's
jokes were pretty good. Drunk Girl was gross but funny. I liked
Chris Kattan's terrible reenactment of his 7 years on the show.
Astronaut Jones: Another tired
sketch, but since it was Tracy's last show, it was ok to see
one more. I thought it was going to be Beyonce playing the space
alien this time, but what Tracy said to Maya was pretty funny.
Dog Restaurant: This was a clever
sketch. I liked when Rachel and I forget who played her husband
had to leave the restaurant because of the new NYC ban against
sniffing butts in restaurants.
Crack Commercial: I'm not sure
who it was that Dan was playing, but this was pretty good.
Overall: It was an ok show, but
not as good as I was hoping for. If the Fred Garvin: Male Prostitute
sketch was decent in the dress rehearsal, and it got cut and
the Falconer went on instead, something is seriously wrong. The
sad thing is is that when Dan and John appeared on the show in
the deadly 1994-1995 season, they wound up having about as decent
a show as they did this time, and 2002-2003 was a way better