McCormack / Jay-Z
November 2, 2002
Al Gore will host SNL? Who
saw that coming? - Oh and someone should kill Pat Buchanan.
"if it's not Scottish, it's craaaapp!"
SNL eBay Item
Thanks to Trio
TV Moment of the Week
Insert Mark Polishuk Here
Goodbye with Ronnie & Stuart Rankin
SNL eBay Item of the Week:
[featured in 2001 Pierce Brosnan episode]
With the assistance of doing
cocaine all day, you'll have no trouble killing
your boss. Unless he/she's like Mr.Tarkanian.
Current Highest Bid: Amount of Money to Stop Jack Handey's
Big Thick Novel from airing
Thank You Trio! (i'm sure
you've read this but anyway...)
Former "SNL" featured
player Paul Shaffer will be rockin' it up eighties-style when
the cable channel Trio brings "Late Night with David Letterman"
to its schedule next year.
Letterman's acclaimed NBC series
will officially launch on January 2, but Trio will "Give
Thanks to Dave" with a 53-hour Thanksgiving marathon.
It's about damn time we
see the Late Night from the 80s. Being born in the mid80s I've
never seen a episode only old footage. My dad who dispises Letterman
and prefers Leno now, said he liked Dave in the 80s. It should
funny. Funny in knowing that Chevy Chase has no carreer
in the present day. Lets just hope its on at a good time.
UPCOMING HOSTS ?
Well I've got my little thoughts
on Nia at the end, but I'm hoping for some only in Winnipeg inside
joke stuff. Brittany Murphy - I was suprised to find out that
she was on King of Hill. I ocassionally watch the show, and see
the credits before The Simpsons came on and her name would appear
on the credits but I guess it never clicked. She and Emenim had
a little fling while filming 8 Mile. So now you know why she
acted like that at the MTV Movie Awards. I guess other celebrities
were busy. Hopefully she does a good job, I'm not excited that
she's hosting, but low expectations are easy to surpase if she
does a fair job. What a lucky cast, they get Robert De Niro.
His previous cameos were great and unexpected. Then there is
Al Gore. Did anyone have them in their host thingy? Probably
after Clinton and O.J. he's the one guy you wouldn't think you
would see in Studio 8H. One since he isn't a member of the S.A.G.
and all those funny things they've said about him.
Al I thought you were dead.
---- I'm Al Gore I just appear this way.
He's probably getting ready to
run for President again. He'll do anything to get a few extra
hundred votes. It will either bomb or be a riot. Of course I
thought Al Gore would win the election on election night.
Television Moment of the Week: Jack Bauer (Keifer Sutherland) shoots
a child pornographer/murderer (who is getting off free by testifying
in a trial) while questioning him.
24 Day 2: 8AM-9AM was another
excellent hour of TV. Fox is re-airng the show after Boston Public
since girlsclub has been cancelled after two shows. 24 got it's
highest ratings ever last week. A close second for Moment of
the Week, was Kim Bauer (Elisha Cutheburt) wearing no pants.
This week at work the employees
were asked to dress up. I only dressed up on the 31st, as a Scotsman.
I had The Jimmy Hat (the usual tartan hat but thick orange hair
is attached to it. There are two people in the world, those
who are Scottish and those who Wannabe was the phrase on
my t-shirt and I wore my robe backwards to make it look like
I was wearing a kilt. Really made an ass of my self. But it was
a good time, the place was so dead after 5:30. But anyway that's
why there is some Scottish stuff with the review.
PRE-SHOW THOUGHTS: Sean Hayes hosted SNL, and did a good
job at it. That was Molly Shannon's last show that seems like
ages ago. Before the days of Seth, Amy, Jeff, Dean, Will and
Fred. Eric McCormack is a fellow Canadian. Well he was born in
Canada and is making the big green in the States. Who was the
last Canadian to host the show? All I can think of is either
Phil Hartman or Martin Short. Like in '96. Eric plays a gay character
on the show and it sometimes offers a good laugh.
Last week's effort was the best
of the season, lets see if they can make the same kind of laughs
from last week.
Life After Being Mayor [7/10]
I've seen a commerical or two
similar to this sketch. Heck, Bloomberg pretty much won the election
last year due to his money but mainly his support from Mr.Mayor.
Started slow but it got good. Parnell and Hammond once again
are in the opening. Suprised to see Will Forte this early. "What
lies?" Decent opening.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: The Very Non-Gay Eric McCormack [7/10]
This was some sort of supermonolouge.
It had questions from the audience, a castmember speaks to the
host and the host sings a little song. It wasn't hillarious,
but it got the job done. Who didn't expect Kattan to appear?
Yeah Chris I don't see how anyone could think you're gay. (Mr.Peepers,
Mango, Gay Hitler, Sean DeMarco, Hollywood, Gay Speedskating
Hitler) Well Eric tries to convince the audience that he likes
SHOW: The Bachelor [6.9/10]
I don't watch this show. SNL
did alright here. Amber makes her appearence once again. I like
how she doesn't have her own sketch which she stars in she just
appears on gameshows. The sketch was predictable, Amber really
saved the sketch. The slap in the face to ABC was quite good,
did not expect that. "Last Change Tuesdays".
SKETCH: The Celebrity Game
This game a lot of people can
relate to. There is always somebody or some kid who gets into
the game. Dratch really sold it well and it wasn't pathetic,
it got laughs. Eric was funny. "Who the balls wrote Felix
Mendelsen?!!" "He's an actor. --- Bruce Willis?"
Rachel maybe small but she destroyed the house. And made me laugh.
COMMERICIALS: Senate Commericals [3.5/10]
I'm just going to group all of
them together. SNL has done silmilar stuff in the past with
these commericals, but these were just not working. To stop the
lies, to stop the phone calls, blah blah. Glad it's election
day this week down south.
SHOW: American Morning
with Paula Zahn [7.2/10]
Tina Fey outside WU and having
a starring role? And she's wearing a blonde wig? Plently of guys
must've been creaming in their jeans. Now did Tina write this
sketch just so she could get close to Eric and makeout with him?
You saw the sketch. Mr.Jeff Richmond must have had no access
to a television last night. Totally through a curve ball didn't
see the two anchors falling in love. Rachel again does a good
job of the jealous co-worker. Amy, played the straight character
and did well. Parnell singing what more could you want? Maybe
a few more jokes. Was I the only one who liked the Russia joke?
WEEKEND UPDATE: with Jimmy
Fallon and Tina Fey [ 7.9/10]
Filthy Hotdog Wagon joke good.
Mercilles Bed wins Most German Invention. Heather Mills the one
legged gold digger and Larry King thing was good. Larry King
has been married five times. Gene Shalit just what the hell happened?
Gene Shalit? More like Ge this is shit. Okay that is harsh. On
closer inspection it was pretty good. The audience I think gave
some pity laughs. What was with the dancing? Tina and Jimmy seemed
confused. Haratio did well with Gene before but you can only
say "Jimmy?" so many times. David Guest is creepy and
waxy. Phil Collins thing went nowhere. I mean nowhere. Gonzo
picture killed me. Jeff Richards should never do Baby K again.
Pretty short WU, which was salvaged by Gonzo and Guest.
SKETCH: Bullhorn in Court
McCormack never uttered a word
here. Forte tried but didn't the laughs he could've gotten. "I
like the cut of you jib." The bullhorn should've had themes
from different TV shows. Stupid sketch.
SKETCH: The Morning Crew
Fallon was the sketch here. Original
idea here. "Man in the box!" Why is it always the morning
show guys who can pull this kind of stuff? Eric didn't get to
say much here. Great potential, still fared well.
COMMERICIAL: John Handcock
Glad this aired at the end, beacuse
it just got terrible for the rest of the show. Funny stuff. If
this is a parody, I haven't seen the real one. Eric makes his
way here which is unusual since the hosts rarely appear in commericals.
MUSICAL: Jackass the Musical
Foreshadowed in WU. Twice this
season that has happened. Read about this in the sketch spoilers,
it did not live up to the hype. Jackass has only been out for
one week and it's rated R. I haven't seen that much of the show,
not a fan of it. Maybe if I was I would love this sketch. Jeff
keep your clothes on.
SKETCH: Bartender and Partron
Tracy Morgan forgot about him.
Another Tracy/Amy sketch but by far the worst one of them all.
Not since the one where Parnell/Amy sketch on the cruise ship
have I been so disapointed with the last sketch.
OVERALL SHOW RATING:
76.5/120 = [63.8/100]
Not a stellar effort, in fact
it was all over the place, but mostly the sketches weren't that
great. Fred Armisen came down with Dean Edwards Syndrome and
Dean Edwards appears to be in a coma. No one really shined, you
could say Rachel did. Only one recurring (well two if you count
Rudy) character appeared this week and that was Amber. Eric acted
well and he never gave up in the sketches. Will Forte made a
few appearences and his judge was pretty good. Darrell only
had the opening and that bit in Jackass. The writing just
didn't work this week. The SMG was more disappointing since
it was her third time hosting., but this is probably the worst
of the season. I laughed more during SNL than I did watching
Death to Smoochy, but that isn't saying much. Death to Smoochy
was a decent film that was okay even if it wasn't hillarious.
It was only funny when Williams was on screen and he had less
screen time than expectd. It's moslty Norton and Keener. But
any Jon! Stewart fan should watch just to see him in his best
acting performance ever.
TONIGHT'S THREE MALE
are brought to you by Exxon
School Of Supertanker Steering
01 - Eric McCormack (Handled monologue well, didn't
go for too outrageous characters, the frightened boyfriend was
02 - Jimmy Fallon (WU, and the many voices at 5:24 in
03 - Darrell Hammond (With weak efforts from Tracy, Jeff,
Haratio, Seth and just not enough from Kattan or Parnell and
Armisen and Dean not showing up at all.) Darrell finds himself
here with his impression of Rudy.
TONIGHT'S THREE FEMALE STARS
are brought to you by Yum
Bubble Genital Herpes Gum
01 - Rachel Dratch (Finally made some decent appearences.
Notice the 's'. The woman who loves games was great and her CNN
reporter was believable.)
02 - Tina Fey (WU once again and had her first big
role outside WU.)
03 - Amy Poehler (Brought
back Amber, and playd staright character in CNN sketch.)
FUNNIEST THREE SEGMENTS: The Celebrity Game, Weekend Update,
American Morning with Paula Zahn
Honorable Mentions: John Handcock
IMPRESSIVE IMPRESSIONS: Darrell Hammond as Rudy Guiliani, Haratio
Sanz as Gene Shalit
01 - Matt Damon OCT 05 (8.3)
02 - Eric McCormack NOV 02
03 - John McCain OCT 19 (6.4)
04 - Sarah Michelle Gallar
OCT 12 (5.4)
01 - NRA Happy Hunting (8.4)
02 - NRA Reminds You (8.3)
03 -NutriQuick (8.0) [Damon]
04 - CORONA #3 (7.2) [Gellar]
05 - John Handcock Insurance
06- McCain Sings Striesand
07- CORONA #1 (7.1) [Gellar]
08 - CORONA #2 (6.9)
09 - SWIFFER SLEEPER (6.0)
10 - Racial Profilling Airlines
WEEKEND UPDATE RANKINGS
01 - John McCain OCT 19 (8.9)
02 - Matt Damon OCT 05 (8.8)
03 - Eric McCormack NOV 02
04 - Sarah Michelle Gellar
OCT 12 (7.6)
EPISODE RANKINGS [average]
01 - John McCain OCT 19 (77.6)
02 - Matt Damon OCT 05 (76.3)
03 - Eric McCormack NOV 02
04- Sarah Michelle Gellar
OCT 12 (63.4)
Insert Mark Polishuk Here: it easily couldn have been the
name of the Bullhorn guy. Mark likes bullhorns, he's very
quiet. And kills people.
---------------And so now its
time to say goodbye.--------------------------
Stuart Rankin: Growtowsky? Oh, the Growtowsky tartan,
from the Voyeur Hojets klan of tartans, I suppose? Now, GET OUT!!
GET OUT, Mrs. No Can Understand Her Own Ethnic Background!! GET
Ronnie Rankin: I love you!
Stuart Rankin: I love you! Come on, let's have a drink
NEXT TIME: Nia Vardalos This looks to be promising. Not to knock
the previous hosts, but Nia's successful film was written by
her. And it was a comedy. Sure Eric is funny on Will and Grace
but he's an actor. Damon and Gellar are actors, McCain fared
well being a politican. Now SNL gets a comedy writer and performer.
That's two Canadian hosts in a row. Last time that happened,
Martin Short gave us the first Celebrity Jeopardy! and the
Great Phil Hartman was alive. Hopefully her
talk show host character makes an appearence. Can't miss this
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