DeNiro / Norah Jones
December 7, 2002
Hi I am Diamond Browne and this
is my first SNL review and I hope I can pull this off. I love
Saturday Night Live, and I looooooove Jimmy Fallon. He's so cute
and funny! I don't mean to play favorites with cast members but
anyway I just think he's really cute.
Preshow Thoughts- It's almost
Christmas time, so they have gotta throw in some Christmas skits.
Robert DeNiro is hosting, if I am not mistaken this is technically
his first time ever. Ofcourse he's a better dramatic actor than
a comic actor, but he's Robert DeNiro and he automatically gets
respect. Since he is hosting they probably wouldn't do a Jarret's
Room sketch (darn!) or a Wake up Wakefield, well I guess they
could you never know. Nora Jones is performing, some jazz vocalist,
don't know her that well. I hope they show Jimmy in a lot of
Opening- Is it just me or was
this political opening better than any skit in the show! They
had DeNiro in the opening which is something they rarely do with
the host. I usually hate these political introductions but this
one was actually alright. It was funny how they were making all
of these naughty phrases out of Middle Eastern names. I don't
know how DeNiro was able to pronounce them, but he did good enough
for us to get the message.
Monologue- This wasn't that good,
but anyway he's Robert DeNiro! What can you say he's one of the
best. Atleast he handled the monologue all by himself without
the other cast members interrupting, that can get pretty tired
sometimes (sorry Jimmy). Still it was very brief and certainly
not the best I've seen.
Thomas Jefferson- I didn't care
too much for this skit either. I thought Robert DeNiro was good
in the sketch hitting on Maya, but it just wasn't that amusing
to me. Maya's cool, she's biracial like me, and I think that
kind of comes in handy for her because she can play black and
white characters, which is cool!
Peter Pan- The idea of hiring
a Peter Pan of 35 yrs. experience is just funny. It was funny
when they said "O' Peter you're ever so queer", and
then Robert DeNiro jumped on him. It was better than some of
the other sketches tonight, but not as good as you would hope
Santa- I hated this sketch, it
wasn't funny,and seemed like some of the lines they said were
intended to get a laugh from the audience, but didn't. Neither
Maya or DeNiro made me laugh. I kind of guessed they would get
Robert DeNiro to play Santa Clause and they did. They should
have had a better concept besides the elf and Santa fighting
over personal reasons.
UN Weapons Inspecters- yay Jimmy
and Deniro together, but still didn't like it!
Judge Horace- This was an okay
sketch, pretty good compared to the others tonight. Tracy Morgan
is so funny, they should have him do more skits. My mom watches
all of those court shows so if was funny to see them do a skit
with a ghetto Judge. It was also funny seeing Horatio Sans as
a girl. It seemed like DeNiro stumbled on some lines. Tracy definitely
saved the skit!
musical act- Nora Jones
Weekend Update- thank God! Sometimes
I feel like Weekend Update is the only reason to watch nowadays.
With Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon as the best SNL duo ever! Put
that aside, this was one of the worst Weekend Updates I had seen.
Nothing made me laugh! Come one I want to laugh people! They
did have Tracy and Maya come in as Whitney and Bobby, which I
should have predicted because everyone's been talking about that
Diane Sawyer special. Whitney needs to get it together for real!
She's too talented to be into that crap. The sweaty Bobby was
gross. I thought the Sylvia and Marty Fleinback thing with Chris
Kataan and Rachel Dratch was dumb. The jokes Tina and Jimmy were
saying were bad too. I was dissapointed!!!!!
A Very Versace Chanukah-
What is this worst skit ever show! This was the worst Versace
skit I had seen. I laughed when Maya did it on the Reese Witherspoon
show, but this was not funny at all. Maya Rudolph can be really
funny sometimes, but than sometimes she can overdo it. Maybe
if she had said "Gettt Outttt!!!!!!" more it would
have been funnier.
The only thing funny and the only thing targeted at being funny
is Robert DeNiro slapping around Seth Myers. DeNiro was good
in this sketch and so was Seth Myers, Amy was pretty good as
well too.It was funny I laughed a bit which is a lot to say considering
the entire show.
Bedtime Story- How long has Chris
Kataan been on the show now? When is he leaving I always thought
that he was just annoying. In this skit he plays DeNiro's son,
and it wouldn't have been funnier if Robert DeNiro hadn't messed
up some of the lines.
Radio Active Bear- Finally a
skit with Jimmy in it. They didn't show Jimmy enough like they
should have. He had really small parts tonight. That sucked.
This skit was just crazy though. It seemed like it belonged at
the end though. It was so/so!
Total Score: 60/120
Not good at all! Only half the points were scored tonight!
Final Thoughts: This was not
a good show! I was dissapointed because I expected there to be
more excitement. More Jimmy! More humor! Hopefully next week
will be better!
Best Player: Tracy Morgan
Worst Player: Chris Kataan
Best Sketches:Opening, Judge Horace, Car Salesman
Worst Sketches: Weekend Update, Santa, A Very Versace Chanukah