DeNiro / Norah Jones
December 7, 2002
Greeting and or saluations. I
hope you had a good thanksgiving, while for my fellow Canadians-
I hope you had a good Thursday
Devils- They've been
playing very well recently and with the Flyers' loss of John
LeClair and the Rangers' loss of should be able to stay on top
in the Atlantic Division. I've really been impressed with their
play and despite my love for two other offensive minded teams-
I like a team that preaches defence over offense.
Leafs- Well hello there. Many
of you who have of read these sports reports know that they have
pretty much involved me bitching and moaning about the quality
of play, or lack thereof, of the team from Toronto. Well apparently
my profanity laced rant from November 9th must've worked cause
the Leafs and Eddie Belfour in particular have played fantastic
since then and finally have climbed to 8th place in the Eastern
Conference. Solid work fellows.
Canucks- Did someone tell these
guys Christmas was over or something??? Cause holy lord they
have played fantastically. Ten wins in a row????? That is too
sweet. Keep up the awesomeriffic hockey and maybe we can finally
end the Avalanche's run before they catch up to the Braves' record
of 11 in a row.
Nets- Despite the loss of Dikembe
Mutumbo they've been playing just fine as the K-n-K connection
has been over like rover and K-Mart continues to show why he
is my favourite basketball player. They're in a dogfight with
the Celtics and the 76ers for top of the Eastern Conference and
hopefully we can keep pace.
Saints- That win against the
Bucs reeked of slamoriffocicty and it seriously was one of the
highest emotional highs I've ever had. They're 8-4 and their
schedule isn't too bad and with the Giants slumping- they have
a great shot at the playoffs.
And now I must post my tribute
to Tom Glavine-
I look at my Braves 'Armed Forces'
poster with a bit of sadness tonight as Tom Glavine signed with
the Mets. I never really liked Glavine too much due to his association
with the Players Association and cause I always was a Maddux
fan. Still, he pitched the greatest game in Braves history with
a one-hitter over Cleveland so I will miss him a bit and the
fan in me is disappointed that he signed with the arch-rival
Despite him blowing both games
this year, I will miss Glavine a bit.
Cya Tom- and thanks for Game
6 of the 95 World Series.
Hugh Delony writes-
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Hi. I read your reviews on Saturday-Night-Live.com,
and I am writing an article on SNL and I was wondering what is
your fav. cast. Do you think SNL has gotten suckier? Just kind
of your views on it. I would really appreciate a reply. Thanks.
The 'oops' in me thinks I was
supposed to reply on the 18th when this person wrote it. But
no precedents in the mailbag!!
My favourite cast, I guess will
coincide with my favourite year being 96-97. Everything, with
the exception of the Neve Campbell episode, seemed to click-
Norm was rocking on Update and it had everyone at their prime.
Well except for Chris Kattan but come on- you knew that already.
I don't think SNL has become
suckier at all. It's not as good as it was in 96-97 but they're
still putting out some damn good shows and still have a damn
Chad Ruffner writes-
Raw this week was another mixed
Nothing particularly outstanding, yet nothing overly
bad either. The highlight of the show for me was the
angle involving Christian/Jericho and The Dudley's.
Christian and Jericho have really good chemistry
together, much like the Christian/Edge Team of 2000.
I was kind of disappointed In the HBK/RVD Title Match,
but then again expectations were very high going In.
It really didn't help matters to have Triple H end It
on a run In. Something Is still missing though, and I
hope they find whatever that Is soon.
God- that RAW was a long time
ago. Anywho that RAW was pretty good- the angle between Chris-tain
and the Dudz didn't particularly amuse me but the match was pretty
good. I enjoyed HBK v. RVD and the ending didn't bother me for
the reason that I knew the ending was coming. The something that
is missing is Booker and RVD not being pushed and idiocy like
jobbing Booker in Texas.
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Cast- Robert DeNiro,
Darrell Hammond, Maya Rudolph, Jimmy Fallon, Jeff Richards
Thoughts- Wow- DeNiro right out of the gate blows me away by
appearing in his third consecutive **** skit. Congrats Mr. DeNiro.
This was really funny as I always love skits like that. DeNiro's
apathy towards saying LFNYISN wasn't cool in my eyes but other
then that the skit was pretty kick ass as a lot of the names
here were really funny. ****1/4
Thoughts- Wow- the monologue was well a monologue. I sense this
was just DeNiro being DeNiro and that's alright with me. Not
as great as I hoped and a little on the short side but I enjoyed
this to a point. **3/4
Thoughts- Global cut this off and I flipped to the Canucks game
but then flipped back and it apparently had restarted. Weird.
This was a spoof of the ridiculous McDonalds lawsuit that was
filed- here's your funny tidbit of the week- The Smoking Gun
posted the lawsuit and it has the plaintiff's addresses. So if
you wanna drive by their apartment and scream: PUT THE BIG MAC
DOWN!! well go to the smokinggun. Anywho- I found this to be
pretty funny and good enough for a rating of- ***
Cast- DeNiro, Fallon, Amy Poehler, Rudolph, Chris Parnell, Tracy
Morgan, Will Forte
Thoughts- Robert DeNiro was hilarious in this skit because well
he seemed to be missing his cues, trying not to laugh AND looking
at cue cards all at the same time. This was hit and miss with
the slave jokes being really funny. It was odd they picked Maya
Rudolph to be a slave in this skit since she didn't really look
like she was black. Tracy's monologue at the end helped save
Cast- DeNiro, Chris Kattan, Poehler, Seth Meyers, Richards
Thoughts- God: I have decided to step down as God. You're new
God is Wesley Jamison. Thank you. Yes that's right folks- Wesley
Jamison is the man!!! He's so much of a man that Steven William
Regal went: Wow- he's a man. Such a man. He's a real, real man's
man. This skit was hilarious and reeked of tons of awesomeness.
DeNiro just played it so cool that I felt like I was watching
Casino, Goodfellas and Godfather: Part II back to back to back.
Anywho a few minor flaws with this skit but overall it was pretty
awesome and right up there with McCain sings Babs for awesome
skits this year. ****1/2
Cast- DeNiro, Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, Parnell
Thoughts- This skit started out really funny but two things bothered
1) The skit well stopped being funny
2) What does DeNiro see in Maya Rudolph? I mean Tina and Amy
are RIGHT THERE!
Anywho- this skit had great potential
to be on the level of Peter Pan but it took a nosedive midway
through and really hurt the quality of the skit. **1/2
UN Weapon Inspectors
Cast- DeNiro, Fallon, Fred Armisen
Thoughts- Well shizzam. Even though it was only like 40 seconds
the one joke in it was hysterically funny. Of course I can't
give it ***** so to be fair I'll give it- ***1/2, even though
it was extremely funny.
Cast- DeNiro, Horatio Sanz, Morgan, Forte
Thoughts- This was spoofing either Judge Joe Brown or Judge Greg
Mathis. One thing about Will Forte- his voice is friggin' annoying
so like in order for him to be on my good list he should only
be in skits where his voice being annoying is the funny part.
Make him Jacob Silgh's son or something. Aside from that this
had its moments of hilarity, moments of mediocrity and moments
of suckery. But of course Tracy Morgan in drag is always good
for a laugh. **1/4
Thoughts- The song is good but the presentation was boring. **1/2
Cast- Tina Fey, Fallon, Morgan, Rudolph, Kattan, Dratch
Thoughts- Keep Team Black Hole of Suck off of my Weekend Update.
Tracy as the sweat induced Bobby Brown was hilarious while team
Black Hole of Suck well sucked a huge black hole. The jokes were
pretty good this week- as a Canadian I especially enjoyed the
jab at curling. Jimmy had his usual clunkers but we've grown
to expect that. I wish I could say that's part of his charm but
well it isn't. Still- good stuff from the Update crew. ***1/2
Cast- Keitel, DeNiro,Rudolph, Sanz, Poehler
Thoughts- You know what I realised- Maya Rudolph sucks and has
a lot of horrible recurring characters. Granted that isn't saying
much but Wake up Wakefield, Subway Fred is now named Reggie and
Versace all suck huge. I fail to see the appeal in the Versace
skits as they always seem to be the low point. Versace sucks
so much that it even managed to suck in the Hugh Jackman God
like show where everything was awesome. Anywho- the Harvey Keitel
cameo was pretty bitching and Horatio as Ozzy provided a chuckle
or two and Amy in a British accent will always make me happy.
Sadly the rest of the skit made me want to reach for the remote
control and watch Hockey Night in Canada. *3/4
Buying a Car
Cast- DeNiro, Poehler, Meyers
Thoughts- Amy and Seth in a skit together! As much as I enjoy
Seth, the fact that he is a Boston Bruins fan made me enjoy seeing
him get slapped around like a little bitch and had me enjoying
this skit a lot. You gotta wonder about this guy's word of mouth
Dad with Son
Cast- DeNiro, Kattan
Thoughts- The Mets pennant greatly angered me but the story DeNiro
told was pretty funny and made the skit work. This skit reminded
me a lot of the baseball players skit in 1997 but sadly- no cameos
by Pedro Borbon or Gerald Williams. Still good enough. **1/2
Thoughts- Again, she was good and all but she needed like some
pyro, some dancing girls and maybe an explosion or something.**1/2
Cast- DeNiro, Parnell, Fallon, Hammond
Thoughts- Not bad for the last skit and it kept the episodes
run of mediocrity alive.
Dean Edwards: Will Forte's hazing
is having a bear do him in the ass while mine is having to have
Chris Kattan's balls in my face?
Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton: A dis is an outtarage
Like I said- good stuff especially
for the last skit. At first I thought this was going to be the
bear from the Winona Ryder episode and then someone told me they
thought it was going to be the Christmas Song but it ended up
just being a bear doing Will Forte in the ass.
Brian Kinney: Not that there's
anything wrong with that. **3/4
The Bottom Line- Avg. skit was
**.8 stars which makes this episode a thumbs up. This episode
benefited from having like a skits in the high ** range and no
real awful skits while similar shows like this have a Jack Handey
and a DUD at the end to really drag down the average. I wish
there had been some funnier stuff but I was satisfied with this
episode and the Peter Pan skit rocked my world.