Michelle Gellar / Faith Hill
October 12, 2002
-Well, I don't know why SMG is hosting again. She never really
did a stand-out job in either of her previous episodes. I guess
she must be really nice and the cast must like her or something.
Either that or Lorne must be a huge fan of Buffy and Scooby-Doo.
-Sean's site says that Parnell is scheduled to play Bush in the
opening. I really hope they don't cut it. If you want to see
my "Fake Bush Photos" page, here's the link:
The majority of the photos are of Parnell, but a couple are of
-Faith Hill is an odd choice for a musical guest, primarily since
the show doesn't really book country singers. Does this mean
we might see Halle Berry/Alan Jackson in November?
Cold Opening: Parnell as Bush
-I'm glad they gave the Bush impression to Parnell. The only
real problem I had with it the first time out was the makeup.
I don't think he needed the fake nose, but other than that I
thought he looked a lot more like Bush than Will did. Just give
them some time to get the makeup down and he'll be fine.
-Chris says LFNY for the first time since the Val Kilmer episode
back in December 2000.
-I thought they would have all the male cast members hit on her
again, but I guess getting married changes things.
-The line about not being able to go to the Caroline Rhea show
since it tapes in the morning was hilarious. It took me a few
seconds to get it.
-This worked pretty well, although Amy's face expressions were
a little over the top.
-This sketch was too long and didn't have many laughs.
-SMG seemed really out of place in this sketch, and she kind
of dragged it down.
-Kattan seemed out of place to be playing one of the students.
-This was cut from the Matt Damon episode. I'm assuming Matt
had Parnell's role and Amy had SMG's role.
-This was better than the one with Derek Jeter since it was shorter
and to the point.
-They should have tried to come up with a different "surprise"
ending than using the same one from the last time.
Racial Profiling Airline
-This was the best commercial of the night.
-The fact that they were calm and serious about the racial profiling
made it even better.
-Waste of airtime.
Saddam's Palace and Doubles
-All of the guys, especially Darrell as Saddam, had Spanish accents.
They didn't really fit with the sketch. Jeff seemed the most
-Horatio saved this sketch, although there wasn't much to save
in the first place. He should have played Saddam.
-Jimmy cracks up again (although not as much as usual) at Horatio's
-Another waste of airtime.
-The jokes were better this week, as only a few fell flat.
-Seth as the Dell Computer Kid was pretty accurate, but they
dragged it on a little too long.
-The Ramada Sisters should have been cut. There was no point
to it and it really brought things down.
-I don't like Jimmy's new tie. Something seems off about it.
Making the Video
-SMG used her Britney Spears voice from the Nickelodeon Kids
Choice Awards sketch. Once again, she seemed to really bring
down the sketch for some reason.
-Amy as the assistant with the megaphone helped the sketch a
-Dean speaks for about the ninth time during his tenure with
the show, but he seemed to have trouble getting his lines out
(relying too much on the cue cards). He had the same problem
during the Newsmedia sketch from the Jon Stewart episode.
-This was just filler for the next thing.
-This was not an original sketch. I saw something that made fun
of the Arli$$ DVD recently on another show. I can't remember
Tracy wants SMG and Faith Hill to wrestle
-This was nowhere near Tracy's other "backstage antics."
-Lorne appears and refers to an old episode (which is something
they rarely do). And you know, this actually really was the first
episode to have a female host and musical guest since the Witherspoon/Keys
Guy treating his lady
-I bet Maya wrote this. It was similar to that subway song from
The Rock episode.
-This was too long, and the punchline didn't live up to all the
-A final waste of airtime.
Iraq: Blame Saddam
-When this sketch first started and they had the flag and Parnell
standing there as himself, I thought it was going to be him apologizing
for playing Bush.
-This was funny, short, and to the point.
Merv the Perv attends a sexual harassment seminar
-Chris Parnell FINALLY has a character that he can do by himself.
He was channeling Will a little bit, but I think he based it
more on his own Bob Guiconi impression from the Presidential
-SMG actually did a good job here.
-It seemed like Chris was causing SMG, Dratch, and maybe a few
others to almost break character.
-Merv's replies were hilarious. They reminded me a bit of the
-This was a great sketch and should have been on earlier in the
-This show was almost the opposite of last week's show. Last
week they had a great host who was bringing up the quality of
bad sketches. This week, they had a subpar host who brought down
the quality in some (but not all) good sketches. SMG said she
wants to be a five-timer, but I don't think that should happen.
-Parnell and Amy were all over the show tonight. I don't understand
why Amy gets so many roles while Dratch gets only 1 or 2 per
episode. After all, Dratch is the senior female cast member now.
-There weren't any recurring sketches tonight, as Jarrett's Room
was cut after dress. They should do it next week and have McCain
play Jarrett's dad.
-Overall, I'd give this episode a C. Half of the stuff was good,
while the other half needed to be tweaked.