Gore / Phish
December 14, 2002
1= good .5= ehh?
Gore Makes Out
with Tipper - When they first started to kiss, I had the
feeling they were going to stay together...and they did. Fantastic
It was so funny to just see Lorne and Jimmy standing there trying
nothing was happening. The joke about Jimmy not coming back was
Tracy was great too. It's going to be sad when he leaves.
parody - FANTASTIC WRITING. This tight, crisp writing is
what has been missing from the show a lot this season. Good ideas
usually not pulled off at their best. Not this. Great parody.
Lieberman was cracking me up. The best part was when they were
in the hot
tub. Sketches like these make me proud to be an SNL fan. 1
Hardball - This
sketch is always good. Hammond's Chris Mathews is amazing.
The blows to Trent Lott were expected. 1
- Ok, when I heard they were bringing this back, I thought,
"Oh great, another lame character." However, it worked
this time, but it
wasn't fabulous like the earlier sketches in the night. I really
laughing at all, until one point I just saw Al Gore sitting there
surrounded by a bunch of dancing Spanish people that was supposed
to be a
political talk show, and it clicked in my mind, and I started
lot. After that, the sketch seemed much more enjoyable. Fred
Tracy Morgan, and also that dog, saved the sketch for me. 1
West Wing - BRILLIANT.
Al Gore was hilarious. I was completely dying.
Classic, classic. There's not much to say here, but this piece
good. Can you tell I liked it? 1
- AHHH!! Not this again...already!! Didn't they do this 2
episodes ago?? Atleast it feels like it. I can't stand this sketch
anymore. The only funny thing that is making me give this a .5
is the part
about Chuck Norris. Bwahahaha. I feel that in general, Jarret's
the new Wayne's World, with two guys hosting a show trying to
eachother up, but did anyone else have flashbacks to when Aerosmith
Wayne's World? .5
- The best joke was about the woman having a baby and people
throwing money into her vagina. The jokes about Trent Lott certainly
the audience groan. Overall, Update did feel short this time.
with Amy and Rachel as porn stars was amusing. WU felt short
this week, I
suppose because there was only one commentary. 1
- Nice to see Al Franked back! He contributed a piece
earlier this season too. Why doesn't he just come back full time
sure the other writers could use some inspiration. Very good
skit. I was
dying when Gore was looking at himself in the mirror. 1
Willy Wonka -
Coincidentally, I watched the Willy Wonka skit from last
season on my computer earlier in the day. It was nice to see
them do it
again. Jeff's Gene Wilder is really great. Amy as Charlie looks
good. Kattan, Forte, and Armisen also looked so real as midgets.
quotes: starring Gene Wilder and some midgets, we're oompa loompa
stepping in oompa loompa dung.
What drink song
- Wow, Dean Edwards doing something! Finally! Of course it
wasn't log until the focus switched from him though. I have to
was one of the better Maya/Tracy bits. I'd still rather see the
sketch that got cut though. The ending is what I'd call "cute."
Xmas Song - I
know they have done this a million times, but it is not that
bad because you know it's not supposed to be THAT funny, but
it is just
supposed to be entertaining, and it is. So I'll give it a 1.
Adding up the
scores, the show has gotten an 11/12!!. Amazingly high!
That's a 92%, which is an A! BEST SHOW OF THE SEASON (so far).
was really on target tonight. Several classic sketches (west
parody), downright hilarious (willy wonka), and even the usually
disappointing stuff had great moments (Jarrret's room, Maya/Tracy
Sadly, not much
from Parnell this episode. He is the only main cast member
to get crapped on this time. Forte didn't do much either. It's
see how much the writers rely on Tracy. It took 7 years to get
That means there is hope for Dean Edwards! The same happened
to Tim Meadows
too. Al Gore was a great host. Interesting that two of the best
season came from political hosts. I also put the Sarah Michelle
episode up there too. But Al Gore's was the best with out a doubt.