Gordon / Avril Lavigne
January 11, 2003
The way it works:
1=funny .5 =
kinda funny 0 = WTF?
First show of
North Korea -
My lordy! The audience has been silent on this one! I kind
of have to agree. We usually expect more laugh-out-loud material
opening. This was dumb. No other way to describe. They took a
leader and added universal insults that didn't strongly apply
to him. It
wasn't very clever. 0
Monologue - I
really like Rachel Dratch and Chris Parnell, but I feel sorry
for them. This was a terrible monologue. The idea of putting
in the audience was good, but I'm sorry, this was bad. The only
laughed at was when Chris and Rachel started talking about what
like to do. But other than that, it wasn't that special. .5
Joe Hetero -
GREAT! After a slow beginning, something truly funny has
happened! Very good parody. You know they couldn't leave Joe
- I like Brian Fellow (is it Fellows or Fellow?? Sometimes he
says Fellow, another he says Fellows), but there wasn't much
to chew on in
this one. Usual same jokes, nothing that surprising, but the
bit with the
snake was funny, but all around, it was "been there done
Diana Ross -
What is with Jimmy's Pat O'Brien impression? That sounded
NOTHING like him, in my opinion. The voice wasn't close. Maya
funny in this, but the dialogue didn't leave much to chew on.
laughed out loud once. .5
- Even better than Joe Hetero! Tracy looked hilarious dressed
in that make-up. 1
Career Day -
I'm glad that Seth was able to get a lead role, but this sketch
was average. Great concept, and it was "cute." However,
it never triggered
any uproarious laughter. .5
show comments: What's going on here?? The only solid things
so far were the Joe Millionaire parodies! Everything has been
Star Dates -
Haha! I really enjoyed this, although I don't think the
audience cared much for it. The impressions were fantastic. Dean
as the host. Also, Jeff's Gary Busey was DEAD - ON. I was dying
time. I'm so glad that he was made fun of. That guy is a freak.
this bit. I just wish the audience would laugh more. My favorite
about how Gary thought he was the one meeting the celebrity.
Nice to see
Jeff getting a lead role, plus Dean getting some good laughs
from me! The
'new' guys are taking over!
- Very good once again. Parnell's rapist character was
quite creepy and funny. Good job, Chris. 1
Update - I thought
all the jokes were very good this time! They currently
escape me at the moment, but I remember them being funny. The
only one I
remember is the one about Lieberman giving a speech from a locker.
chronologically deformed baby returns! If some of you remember
99-00 season, Rachel dressed up the exact same way, only she
was the child
of Angelina Jolie and her brother. Good stuff. Jimmy's Grammy
great too! It seemed a little long, but it was entertaining the
time. The ending was nice with Will as Jimmy's old friend who
is the Grammy
Repair Men -
Oh.my.god. This has to be one of the worst sketches I have
ever seen. These characters talked funny, but what they said
not. This sketch will forever be imprinted in my brain for crappiness.
worst of all, Jimmy and Horatio cracked up again! Many people
Man, but I'm one of the few who kind of liked it, but this one
is just bad.
Bad. This reminded me of Sandler and Farley doing bits together
This definitely reminded me of a 94-95 sketch.
- Wow, Jeff gets two sketches in one night! I really like his
impression, but there wasn't much substance to this sketch. It
"one-joker." Rose would just interrupt whenever Rumsfeld
got a chance to
talk. Poor Darrell, this was his only appearance in the whole
Joe Dude - The
surprise element of these bits are starting to get old, but I
still thought it was funny. Second time we have seen Tina play
(the other was during a monogue back when she was only a writer).
The Terry Show
- It's always nice to see Parnell do something on his own and
not part of an ensemble or with a partner. These moments are
sketch was bizarrely funny. I didn't know what to expect. The
almost sounded gay. Is he supposed to be? However, it was still
funny character. Jeff Gordon was funny in this one. I was about
this sketch a .5, but, I'm giving it a 1. But it just BARELY
made it. It
was still kind of average. But if they can get this character
to work, then
I wouldn't mind seeing it brought back. 1
- I liked this! Once again, I don't think the audience cared
much, but this was pretty good. I was hoping Parnell was going
to be the
one to try it out, but Rachel did instead. Dean and Tracy made
a good pair.
It is nice that they ended the show on a high note (compared
to the rest).
OVERALL: Ouch. This has been the worst show of the season, without
doubt. First off, did anyone notice how they gave Gordon so little
Next, I have to say this has been one of the worst 90 minute
episodes I have
EVER seen. The entire show was just dying. Even when the show
the audience didn't seem into it at all. Besides the Joe Millionaire
everything was purely average (Diana Ross, Charlie Rose, Terry,
or just bad (Cold Opening, Repair Men, Monologue). I've defended
the show a
lot this year. Before, people said the show as off this season.
opinion, this episode should be the basis for the show being
always said "hey, the show could be worse!" Well, this
episode was the
level of that "worse."
Score - 10.5/15
points. That's exactly a 70% (a D).
If I really wanted to ruin this week's score, I could've counted
Millionaire's as one big sketch, given the show a 7.5/12 (a 63%!).
going to be nice, and use the 10.5/15 instead.