Damon / Bruce Springsteen
October 5, 2002
Pre-show thoughts (written at
4:30 PM, 10/5/02)
A couple of days ago I came up with some predictions and suggestions
for the show. Here they are:
-DeMarco Bros. meet Springsteen and Max Weinberg
-Damon will impersonate Ben Affleck
-Darrell, Jeff, or someone new will play Bush
-Parnell plays Bush
-The monologue should have other summer movie stars come on and
they weren't invited to host the premiere. For example, Seth
as Tobey Maguire,
Parnell and Dean as Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith, someone as
Vin Diesel, etc
Realistically, I guess they're
going to give the Bush impression to Darrell, although I don't
see why they would want to put all that trouble on themselves.
Anyway, hopefully the show will be good.
Cold Opening: Brokaw and Cheney
-This wasn't the cold opening I was expecting.
-Apparently they originally were going to have Darrell as Bush,
but I guess that didn't work out. They REALLY should give Bush
-And Darrell says LFNY yet again.
-His Mike Tyson impression was really good. It came out of nowhere.
-The whole dance-off thing just didn't work for me.
-Amy had Britney's voice, but she didn't look anything like her.
-This was okay, but I wouldn't have made it the first commercial
of the season.
-Another typical Brian Fellows sketch. Why did they make this
the first sketch of the season?
-Horatio seemed kind of out of it. He wasn't getting his lines
out very well.
-I thought they would start adlibbing when the pig when it its
bag. They'll probably show the dress version in reruns.
-This one was a lot better than the first one.
-I thought that was really Carrot Top until they did the close-up.
-Matt's accent was decent.
-This sketch didn't really go anywhere. They should have had
Bruce actually come on or something.
-They called Seth's name during the station break. I wonder why
he wasn't in the sketch.
-The best commercial of the night.
-Parnell always works as a pitchman.
-The look on Jeff's face when he was "taking his medicine"
Hannibal Goes to College
-Matt's Hannibal impression wasn't horrible, but it could have
used some work.
-This sketch was two minutes too long.
-Most of the jokes were subpar.
-Fred Armisen saved Update. We'll definitely be seeing Ferecito
again, probably by the end of November.
What's the MATTer?
-This was the best sketch of the night.
-It was a really creative thing to do, and nobody messed up when
they easily could have.
-Parnell losing it at the end was out of the ordinary but really
-This was pointless.
-Tracy didn't look or sound anything like Puff Daddy.
The Smurfette Show
-This was one of the better TV Funhouses.
-I'm amazed Smigel got Jim Cummings, the current voice of Gargamel.
-This had an interesting premise, but it didn't really go anywhere.
-The "General Mills" gag was hilarious.
-Jeff really doesn't look like Dr. Phil, but he did have the
-Will Forte gets his first speaking role as Santa Claus.
-Matt Damon is a really talented actor, I won't deny that. But,
this show really wasted his talents.
-Horatio was all over the show tonight. I don't think he's ever
been in that many sketches in one show before.
-There were too many recurring sketches. Brian Fellows is officially
dead, and they shouldn't do the other until at least the new
year. They'll probably do Astronaut Jones next week since a woman
-They're going to have to deal with the whole Bush situation
on the next show. My prediction is that they'll try it with Darrell
again, but people won't like his impression. After all, he looks
nothing like Bush.