DeNiro / Norah Jones
December 7, 2002
Well folks, this review is probably
gonna be the shortest in the history of, well, me writing reviews.
I left everything out cause I hate getting my reviews in late.
My school had our big dance this weekend so I was out for that
and didn't get much sleep plus had a ton of homework and worked
20 hours this past weekend too. So, the normal review will return
Keep sending mail to me for the
[COLD OPENING] Tom Ridge announces new White House
Great to see Darrell back doing
Tom Ridge. Then Robert "Freakin" DeNiro jumps in. This
defines coolness. I think I just about rolled over on every name
he said. And he says LFNY which makes it even better
[MONOLOGUE] Robert DeNiro
A real monologue! These are few
and far between. I figured it would be a solo mono cause DeNiro
would want some spotlight by himself for one sketch. Short, but
A great commercial targeting
those fat wastes of lives that are known as me who eat at McD's
each weekend on my lunch break. And Downey doing the voiceover
which is nice.
[SKETCH] Thomas Jefferson
See, no one in the audience got
any of these jokes- but all of them were hilarious! And in history
right now, coincidentally, were talking about what a man whore
Jefferson was. The best part had to be Tracy though- I was laughing
[SKETCH] Peter Pan
Wow. This skit was really awesome;
and DeNiro style. His best work of the night so far. A great
[SKETCH] Santa Claus
Maya plays the slut again. Excellent.
Skit was decent but kinda had one too many loose ends.
[COMMERCIAL] UN Weapons Inspectors
Punchline came at the end but
it was well played and hilarious.
[SKETCH] Judge Horace
Wow. Tracy once again proves
he's totally awesome on the show. Skit had me rocking and rolling.
[MUSIC] Norah Jones
Fast forward: this is one of
the advantages of watching the show on tape
[WEEKEND UPDATE] With Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey
We had Tracy again as Bobby Brown
this time and him sweating had to be the funniest thing all night.
The Kattan/Dratch thing I think had a hint of recurring written
on it, but I'm not sure. Most of the jokes were good, but no
Wow. This was a waste of my time.
Kudos to the Keitel cameo though.
[SKETCH] Buy a Car
Kinda like the cold open- the
same joke over and over again but still humorous. Very well done.
[SKETCH] Dad tells his kid a story
Kattan playing the little dude
again. He was funny in this too. DeNiro had great lines too.
[MUSIC] Norah Jones
[SKETCH] Radioactive Bear
Did someone let Will Ferrell
into 30 Rock and let him write this sketch. It kinda had Ferrell
written on the side of it a little bit, but sort of faded out
too by someone wiping it. Skit was funny. Fred plays the bear,
but, wait; DEAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????? Does he play the
SKETCH OF THE NIGHT: Peter Pan
PLAYER OF THE NIGHT: Jimmy Fallon
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT: Jim Downey as the spokesman
for McDonalds, "Scientific studies suggest that excessive
consumption of food may cause weight gain. In other words, if
you stuff your greasy pie hole nonstop, you're probably going
to pork up."
OVERALL EPISODE RATING: 70/100
We had some highs, we had some
lows. We had mediocrity. It pains me to write such a short review
for Mr. DeNiro but fear not, I shall return in full force next
week. That's because the man who more Americans wanted to be
president is hosting next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The future
President of 2004-2012 is hosting SNL!!!!!!! And Phish too!!
Guess what folks? That's the
news and I am outta here