John McCain / The White Stripes
October 19, 2002
Hey All!! I was glad to see that
this week was an improvement over the last two episodes! I was
completely impressed with Sen. McCain, I think he did an excellent
job! Now, for the more comprehensive review...
Cold Opening: Overall kinda lacking something, but
I did enjoy Sanz as Saddam, it was a nice change.
Monologue: OH MY GOSH!!! THAT DAMN FERICITO CHARACTER
HAS TO GO!! I think McCain could've handled it on his own, thank
you very much!
Hardball:Excellent!! I really enjoyed Hammond's portrayal
of Chris Matthews and Sen. McCain played an excellent Ashcroft!!
And Tracy Morgan as Harry Belefonte?? I was rolling.
Lifetime: YAWN!!!! I think this one could've been dropped,
even though Sen. McCain was decent, it was completely devoid
of any original humor.
Wakeup Wakefield: YEAH!!!! One of my favorites and I
was happy to see it back. Dratch's lines about trick or treating
and Sheldon's mother's Volvo were great! I had to tell my sister
that McCain was the teacher, he did an excellent job. Once again,
Megan's infatuation with Randy Goldman cracks me up, as did the
fact that Randy (aka Jimmy Fallon) used a friend from high school's
name..."Gerard Bradford just ate tempura paint..."
Only those of us who watch Last Call would know that...oh, and
the Jimmy stalkers!
Ambiguously Gay Duo: Not at it's best, but it will do!!!
I truly enjoyed the dancing to Superman by Five for Fighting,
that was hilarious!
Meet the Press: Hammond kinda overdid it with
Tim Russert leaning, but I think it was a good thing. I laughed
through the whole sketch, and I think McCain got a kick out of
White Stripes: OK, they are awesome!! And to the one
reviewer (I don't remember your name) who thinks they're from
England...check your sources...they are from DETROIT!!!! HELL
Weekend Update: Jimmy had all the good jokes this week,
minus the last one about the MI man molesting the pumpkin...Wow,
Michigan has been mentioned twice in WU this year!!! Will Forte's
voice made me giggle, but that went on for too long! Truly enjoyed
all of Jimmy's jokes, especially Jet Train and the Robert Downy,
Jr dating him in drag one. Budweiser was another good one because
Natty Light is gross as hell!! His facial expression when the
audio of "Saddam" singing came back on was classic!
McCain sings Streisand: YES!!!!! This was what I was waiting
for. FINALLY, someone sticking it to Babs. I have never been
a fan and she opens her mouth entirely too much. I generally
can't stand it when celebrities use their status to push political
agendas, and she is over the top with it. McCain did a superb
job, even making fun of his singing talents...or lack thereof.
My Big Thick Novel: Yawn again...Jack Handy needs some
Top O' The Morning: Even though McCain's accent was
subpar, I really liked this sketch and I hope they bring it back.
Although, next time, can Jimmy have normal hair?? His wig was
scaring me a little bit there. And did he really hurt himself
when he punched the wall? He had a silly look on his face!
Overall: I was VERY impressed with the show!!! I think
Senator McCain won over people who otherwise thought he was going
to go down in flames. I love the White Stripes, it's nice to
see a local band make it big and maybe now we will stop being
known for Eminem, who only raps about his shitty childhood, and
Kid Rock who, I am sorry, is just nasty. Jimmy Fallon REALLY
needs to start being in more sketches. Did anyone see Chris Parnell
and Darrell Hammond on Donahue? I think Hammond may have gotten
more material for his Donahue impersonation...that guy is a weirdo.