Vardalos / Eve
November 9, 2002
Hey there, I'm Kate, and if you're
reading this, you're probably like- "Who the hell is this
girl?" Ya, I've been reviewing episodes for a while, but
I've never posted one on this site, well, hope you enjoy it.
Funniest thing that happened
this week- Well, I was
gonna tell this story about how my theatre teacher had an emotional
breakdown, but then last night, me and my friend Allie and her
neighbor Sarah went to the brand new Super Wal-Mart in search
of iron-on letters so we could make funny shirts, and some pretty
great stuff happened. First off, there were 4 mullet sightings,
I mean, how often do you see 4 mullets at the same time and in
one place? One dude had what Allie likes to call the "mo-mullet."
He had a mo-hawk looking thing in the front, and long hair in
the back. The other mullets were curly mexi-mullets. Then, while
we were looking for plain white shirts in the men's section,
we spotted a little cardboard stand that had white socks in a
little basket, and flasks on the side. Yes, that's right, while
shopping for white socks you can also purchase a lovely stainless
steel flask, only at Wal-Mart. And, did you know that Wal-Mart
has wide selection of naughty lingerie? Needless to say, that
was very amusing. I'd like to thank the fine people of Super
Wal-Mart for making it such a freak show, I salute you Wal-Mart
employees and shoppers!
Coolest thing that happened
this week- I went to
javajazz and saw some kick ass local punk bands, Problem 7 was
the best, Demogous was good too.
Alrighty, now onto the important
Pre-Show Thoughts- Never seen Nia Vardalos, but I hear
that My Big Fat Greek Wedding is good. Uh, maybe Dean Edwards
will get that part as extra #2 that he's been wanting all season.
I'm getting a good feeling about this show, I think it'll be
the best yet.
Cold Opening-George W. Tallies
the Votes- I think that
if you look at last weeks review I mentioned that Chris Parnell
was probably honing his impression, was I right or was I right?
It was a big improvement, and the makeup was 10 times better
than the last time. Not to mention that it was an incredibly
funny sketch. As soon as he started to tally the votes, I was
like "I know where this is going." Chris did a sufficient
job of looking confused, which is a key component of a Bush impression.
Best opening this season. 9/10
Quote: (Concerning the guy who
switched parties) "The pee-pants that switched sides"
"The little fudge-drawrs from Vermont"
Monologue- I think it was funny that she had to
say "I'm the girl from My Big Fat Greek Wedding." I
actually laughed at this monologue. Tina Fey and her whole Greek
family bringing food was hilarious. I especially liked it when
Rachel(as an old Greek lady) said "You're so skinny, eat
something!" The dance was cool too, I saw some people do
it at the Greek festival a few years back. Great Monologue.
Swiffer P.J.'s- Hmm, I think I've seen this before!!!!
Ya, it was still funny though. 7/10
Bloater Brothers- I like the Bloater Brothers, and if
you don't you totally sake!!! Uh ha uh ha haha uh ha uh ha hah
haha uh hah uh ha ha Hyooooooo! I found myself laughing along
with this one. 8.5/10
Quotes: "Well if you're
alone, we'd like to approve that loan, approved!" "I
hope they have a pupu platter, cuz I gotta shitake."
Student Council Election Coverage- Man, the writers were really working
hard this week. This sketch was totally brilliant. All of Dan
Rather's comments were funny, and just the absurdity of CBS covering
student council elections was great. And, almost every thing
they said could pertain to my school, it was uncanny. I especially
liked the part about the 2 cool kids splitting the vote, we had
a similar situation with our homecoming King vote. The nerds
were great, head gear is always funny. Well, if I had the time
and patience to type everything I liked about this sketch, I
would, but I'm just gonna say that it was freaking awesome and
I loved it. 9.5/10
Quotes: "One usually expects
a vote like this to go to the slutty girl." "It was
a tough week for the sluts." "A classic case of the
cool kids splitting the vote." "That boy is cooler
than Sister Mary Margaret's nipples on a cold winter's morning."
"The kid who wears the Fedora."
Bikini Waxing- This was hard to watch, but funny nevertheless.
I have a feeling that they wrote this just so they could say
the little jokes, like the one about Robin Williams and the crazy
person's house analogy. I also like the joke about eastern European
women being hairy, but it got pretty gross. Nia was funny in
this one. 7/10
Quote: "You've got Robin
William's forearms in you panties!"
Weekend Update- Ahh, yes, Update is back in fine form.
Every joke was seriously funny. The best ones were: The one about
George Bush campaigning "This is the hardest he's worked
since that time he tried to walk home from Mardi gras."
The one about finding a mini-license plate with "Erskine"
on it was classic, and my favorite- "Finally, just like
the good old days, you'll be able to go down to Times Square
and get Crabs." The Winona Ryder joke was also pretty good.
I loved the "walk detector," very original. "Stupid
Asshole." Haha. Seth Meyers was also really funny, I think
he's my favorite featured player. One last quote- "You don't
see enough SNL re-runs on cable, do you?" Best Update all
The Ferry Muhtar Show- This doesn't do much for me, although
I love that they're making fun of Leno. The accents are pretty
good too. Horatio was really into it, he can be funny, as long
as Jimmy isn't in the sketch with him. Uhh, not much else to
say, again, Nia did a great job. 7/10
The Falconer- Fairly forgettable, but actually pretty
funny. I'm not exactly sure if this was supposed to be a parody
of something or not, if you know, email me and tell me. The best
part was when the Falcon was eating at the restaurant, and the
he brought the dead rat back to the falconer. Will Forte did
a nice job. 7/10
Pier 1 Commercial- YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! SUCK ON IT KIRSTIE
ALLEY!! HAHA YOU'RE SUCH AN ANNOYING HOAR! This commercial was
SOOOOOOOO funny. I mean, I was having hysterical fits of laughter,
o man, I've been saying for the longest time that SNL should
do a parody of these commercials. Every time I see them I want
to bash in the TV screen. Maybe they'll stop making them now.
This is my new all time favorite SNL commercial parody. 10/10
Quotes: "I've been kidnapped
by the woman from cheersno, the second one." "If you
are confronted by Kirstie Alley, speak in quiet tones and DO
NOT look directly into her eyes."
Dropping the Lb's with Missy
E.- This was a really
funny idea, and Tracy Morgan cracks me up. The joke about how
she does all that weird computer generated stretching in her
videos was awesome. Eve made a cameo, and I guess those were
her dancers in the background. Tracy Morgan made it work.
Quote: "I got my her did."
Glenda Goodwin: Attorney at
Law- Not the best sketch
of the night, but it still made me laugh. Maya's voice was really
funny, and the general idea of the sketch was so absurd that
it was funny. Rachel's part was funny. 7/10
Quote: "Case Pending!"
Community Access- Blah, this was kind of like Brian Fellow's
Safari Planet, but instead of saying "I'm Brian Fellow!"
he says "You're the best in the biz!" But, by end of
show standards, it was pretty excellent. Note to Dean Edwards:
Hey man, this was the only sketch you were in all night, it would
have been nice if you could have memorized you're lines, or not
look like you're reading every single word off the cue cards!
Quote: "Why do Black People
smoke so much weed anyway?"
This show scored: 103.5/100
Post Show Thoughts- Good Lord in heaven, this was an awesome
show!!!! It was way funnier than the past 4 shows combined. I
mean, there was something funny in every sketch. Nia Vardalos
was excellent, I might go see her movie now, she was by far the
best host yet. But, o ya, one thing about the musical performance-
"Hey I'm Eve, I'm so gangsta, look at my pants with furry
leg warmers! Keepin it street foreva yo!" Ya, I only watched
long enough to see those crazy pants, then I switched to Airplane
on Comedy Central. I'm definitely not taping over this episode!
Great job SNL writers/cast.(cuz I know theyre all reading this)
What I'd like to see next
week- Brittany Murphy
is hosting next week, she was good in Clueless, and she does
the voice of Lu-Ann on King of the Hill, but otherwise she seems
like a total flake. I don't really have high expectations for
next week's show, but I could be wrong. I bet they do a Sully
and Denise Sketch, at least I hope they do.
If you have questions or comments
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Well, that's all for now, I'm
Kate, goodnight and have a pleasant tomorrow!