Liotta / The Donnas
January 18, 2003
1= good .5 =
not consistent 0= dumb
Rumsfeld - I
thought this started off pretty weak. There were no solid
punchlines. However, it was funny once he started singing. However,
to give this sketch full credit, I would have had to enjoyed
it all the way
through. When it was weak in the beginning, I got scared and
the show was going to be stink again. .5
Monologue - This
monologue was...weird. The "Getting to know you" sing
long didn't really have much to do with the subplot that the
like Ray at all. Also, I thought this guy was supposed to be
fat? At least
he looks fat in all the commercials for 'Narc.' I enjoyed this
despite the weirdness. 1
Regis and Kelly
- Nicely done. The funniest jokes were about Kelly having
so many babies. My favorite one was when she had the baby, yet
still pregnant, and patted her stomach telling it that it had
a brother. 1
Girl with Juggs
- GREATEST SKETCH OF THE NIGHT. Probably one of the
funniest sketches of the season. Oh my lordy, I almost pissed
she started jumping and her boobs were going all over...I don't
I'm going with this sentence, but it was awesome. The kid's voice
at the was a nice way to end it too. 1
Falconer - Although
this wasn't as funny as the first time, I still enjoyed
this. Nice to see Will Forte get his first recurring character.
I knew at
the end when the Falcon handed the saw to Will that the bird
would tell him
to just cut off his legs. BTW, I wonder who writes these. Is
it Forte? 1
- This was great! I bet Jim Downey helped write this since
he asked one of the questions. I really liked the joke that they
9-11 months in advance. The bit with Jimmy and Parnell at the
end was good
too. Good stuff. 1
Hannibal - Very
good sketch! Ray Liotta was pretty funny in this one. Once
again, Darrell rolls out another impression, however, I'm assuming
done this one before? Interesting note: This was the second Hannibal
this season. The first was "Hannibal Goes to College"
in the Matt Damon
show. I would especially like to point out Dean Edwards in this.
Brady impression was FANTASTIC. They should seriously consider
Whose Line or Wayne Brady Show sketch. It seems to me that Dean
becoming the show's first black Darrell Hammond
(http://snlarc.jt.org/cast.php?i=DeEd). 14 impressions. No characters.
Update - As usual,
Update pulls through with lots of good jokes. And the
commentaries didn't stink this time either! I thought it was
kind of weird
that both Jimmy and Tina had major slips on the jokes. But I
that kind of stuff. It's very hard to read so much and not flub
and Forte got his 2nd recurring character...all in one show!
was hilarious this time around, I think better than the original.
a strange character. And it's original too (unlike
*coughjarret'sroomcough*!). And of course, you can't go wrong
up Tracy. It's going to be sad when he's not around. They should
him around forever for his personality bits, but not characters.
Hangman - At
first I thought this was going to be a "Molecular Man"
where he would look at the camera every time he said "The
However, instead, this turned out to be a funny sketch. Forte
starring role too! Rachel's Grandma character was definitely
second time around when we knew Ray Liotta wanted to bone her.
Top O' the Morning
- The first time they did this, it had recurring stamped
all over it. I thought the jokes were very good early on...but
QUICKLY went no where. It died after the punching the wall bit.
think this is Seth's first recurring character. Congratulations
him...unfortunately its not such a funny sketch. I'd rather see
"Little Sleuths" be brought back. .5
Las Vegas Show
- Fred Armisen KILLED in this one. Funny thing...during the
commercial break before this I was thinking Fred hasn't had much
recently. Then this came along. The funniest joke was when he
the drums after a line, but it was after Kattan saying it was
of his life. Awesomeness. The punchlines of Kattan and Liotta
funny too, although they went by quickly, so you have to pay
OVERALL - VERY
good show! The only weak bits were the opening and Top o'
the Morning. Seth and Will got recurring characters. Fred Armisen
highlight of the Las Vegas Sketch. Dean's Wayne Brady impression
amazing. Between Jeff getting two sketches last week, and the
getting so much this week, they are taking over! It was sad that
completely missing this time though. And Parnell didn't make
appearances either. Darrell got three big sketches this week!
Rumsfeld, and Hannibal, he was around quite a lot in the beginning.
got no starrring roles - a good thing? *gets attacked for saying
This was a very
solid episode and its nice to see the show rebound so
nicely after the terrible Gordon episode. I just hope the show
into a pattern of bad show-good show-bad-good like it has been.
bad. Al Gore was classic. Gordon was bad. This one was consistently
Score - 10/11.
That's a 91%. Very good show! In fact, that makes it the
2nd funniest show of the season!