Latifah / Ms. Dynamite
March 8, 2003
Hey people. After a somewhat
disappointing and sub par Walken show, I'm looking forward to
this week's show. My week was ok, school and working out to make
JV softball. The tryouts are the 17th and I actually hope to
make it. The coach we're gonna work with though (if I make it)
is a real jackass but I'll make the most of it.
It's good that they're
finally heading forwards after Bechler's death, but there are
things that plague them, and me. First off, Scott Erickson is
going to miss another year due to pulling a muscle in his bad
shoulder, I believe. This means that there's 1 less person fighting
for the starting rotation but it increases the chance that he
won't be with the O's next year. I liked Erickson, but his surgery
and rehabilitation has left me wondering over the years if he's
going to make a strong comeback. He didn't last year so I'm doubtful
of him. Also, the O's want to make a bid on Ken Griffey Jr. The
Reds don't want to trade him but experts are saying that there's
still a chance. I don't want him to be on the O's because that
means that they'll most likely trade Sidney Ponson or Jorge Julio
and those are 2 good pitchers. And the fact that Griffey hit
3 homers in 1 game a couple of days ago says something also.
Queen Latifah is funny.
She was in Living Single, which I loved and now she's in Bringing
Down The House. I haven't seen it yet but I hope to soon. She's
also a good singer and I bet that she'll sing a couple of times
throughout the show. As for Ms. Dynamite, I don't know what to
expect. I'll stick around for her though.
COLD OPENING: 60 Minutes (Members Involved:
Darrell, Chris P., Dan Akroyd) It was only time before we'd see
this sketch. Nice to see Dan again but I'd rather see Norm as
Dole although I don't know what kind of trouble that could've
stirred up. And it's becoming a pattern now that Darrell is only
in the CO's and nothing else. I hope that breaks soon. The whole
thing is Clinton saying how when he was the president, the economy
was booming and everyone was pretty happy. And I agree with that.
But Dole replies with, "Bill, you ignorant slut." I
knew that would get big laughs. Overall, a good opening and for
once, none of the major characters say the opening line. Quite
odd, but cool.
MONOLOGUE: (Members Involved: Latifah, Horatio,
Seth, Fred, Will, Maya, Tracy)
Cool, a medieval/street thing. I liked how Seth said Missy Elliot
was the enemy and speaks in tongues. And Tracy saying that the
Cadillac Escalade is the "white car a black man can't own."
This seemed like more of a sketch than anything but it was really
Sketch 1: BET: 106 Top Live 10 (Members Involved:
Maya, Dean, Jeff, Latifah)
Ah damn, it's Baby K again. I honestly hate this character although
I like Jeff. They have no realization that the kid is 18 months
old and treat him like an adult. Very lame sketch with Maya unsuccessfully
trying to sound black. I guess that's what her character was
trying to do anyway.
Sketch 2: Live With Regis and Kelly (Members
Involved: Darrell, Amy, Latifah, Chris K.)
I didn't expect this sketch to be back so soon but it's nice
to see Darrell again. Even though Kelly doesn't act that annoying,
I really want to rip out Amy's throat right now. It does get
on my nerves. As for Latifah, she did a good Frenchie. I even
liked her calling Regis "Reggie". And Gelman is getting
gayer. Can someone even do that?
Commercial: Who Farted (Members Involved:
Darrell, Latifah, Will, Maya, Horatio, Tracy, Seth, Rachel, Chris
Finally, they're showing Fox how stupid their reality shows really
Sketch 3: Where Are They Now? (Members Involved: Latifah,
Eh, it was ok. It reminded of the Lifetime Movies they do, somewhat
amusing but quite boring. It's the same with this. I liked how
Maya ended up in jail though and thought up of Happy Birthday
Commercial: I'm a Celebrity-Who Farted? (Members
Involved: Jimmy, Chris K., Darrell, Rachel, Jeff)
I thought this was better because Jeff didn't even hide that
he farted and I liked Jimmy's Gilbert Gottfried impression. He
never looks like the people he's impersonating but the voices
are almost dead-on.
Weekend Update with Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey (Members
Involved: Jimmy, Tina, Horatio, Jeff, Chris P.)
-Horatio actually looks like Khalid a bit. I liked how he complained
about how crummy his picture looked and ignored the important
- "I look like a Mario Brother had sex with a Brillo pad".
Now that's a good quote
-Jeff was ok as Dustin Hoffman. I hated the sharp intake
of breathing though
-Chris is good as a dorky Broadway singer
-The jokes were actually better than the guests this time, only
after the Aretha joke though
Musical Guest: Ms. Dynamite
Sketch 4: Why Can't We Be Friends? (Members
Involved: Latifah, Amy, Rachel, Maya, Chris K., Will, Chris
Ok, they Amy and Latifah start to fight over a ham and their
friends join in. Suddenly, Will comes in as a ham peacekeeper
and starts to sing really loud and in a high tone. And then Parnell
comes on and talks about indifferences in races and how we should
all be friends. WTF? They bring 2 people together over a piece
of ham? This is incredibly weird but funny in a sense.
TV Funhouse: X-Presidents
This is definitely worse than the one with the Ambiguously Gay
Duo. I did find it interesting though that they got voice actor
for Spongebob to come on and do the voice. I didn't like the
locking him up in a cage, although I don't like Spongebob Squarepants
at all. I dunno, I just didn't like this cartoon at all.
Sketch 5: A & E: Profiles in Jazz (Members Involved:
Darrell, Latifah, Tracy, Maya, Fred, Dean)
lol, singing about getting laid in the 1920's is uncomfortable,
but funny. Latifah did a great job as the dirty, but subtle singer
and Fred was believable as the funky historian graduate with
no job. I wanted to hear more of that song with Armstrong though.
Sketch 6: Your Personal Drug Store (Members
Involved: Horatio, Fred, Latifah, Chris P., Will, Tracy,
The discussions of disgusting diseases, rather loudly I might
add. It was all funny, but the twist at the end was that it was
a commercial for Walgreens. Who knew they would make a commercial
Tribute to Mister Rogers (Members Involved: Horatio)
I was wondering why they didn't do a little tribute to him until
this came on. It was nice, sweet song by Horatio but I was expecting
more. Maybe a sketch or a full cast song. I think Fred Rogers
deserves something like that, but Horatio was good anyway.
OVERALL GRADE: B. I think it was a solid show, Latifah
acting like a professional host with Dan as a special guest.
And only 1 song by the musical guest. Perfect. If she has another
opportunity to appear again, I hope she takes it.
Best of the Night: Definitely Latifah and Darrell. They
made me roll all night. And Darrell is back where he should be,
at the top.
Worst of the Night: Jimmy and Jeff. Aside from their celebrity
impressions, they did hardly anything and they didn't make me
laugh, a very important thing (so what, I have high standards).
Next Week: It's Selma Hayek and Slutty Aguilera.
Fantastic. Well, I guess I'll know what to turn off when she
comes on. I do like Selma though so I hope she'll bring in the
Well, this is Link and I'm off
and out of here.