Vardalos / Eve
November 9, 2002
Hey Everyone- This is my second
review of the season, but just incase you want to know this is
what I thought of the season so far-
*Matt Damon/Bruce Springsteen-B I know I am in the minority on
this one, but I really liked this episode. I think I was expecting
it to be REAL bad and I was actually surprised. I know TONS of
people didn't like this one, but I don't know, I didn't think
it was that bad and Matt Damon was pretty funny, I didn't expect
that.. My favorite sketch was The Bahston Teens..
*Sarah Michelle Gellar/Faith Hill- C ..This one wasn't the best
episode Sarah has hosted. I think the SECOND time she hosted
was the best, I do believe that was the one where there was a
skit with her as a blind girl and Horatio Sanz as a monster or
an alien and it had Will Ferrell singing with "twins"
or something, PLEASE someone tell me if they remember this sketch
so I know i'm not loosing it... I didn't think they needed to
make the Kattan daydreaming guy a recurring sketch because the
ending on the first one wasn't expected and now it is expected,
so it kind of looses it..
*John McCain/The White Stripes- A- For some reason, I like this
season of SNL. Even though Will is gone, I kind of accepted that,
so I don't think its THAT bad without him, even though its hard
to go on once a main cast member like that leaves... I think
that Tim Calhoun, Will Forte's character was insanely hilarious
but he was also very creepy. The Hard Ball Sketch and McCain
sings Streisand were hilarious.. Overall a very good episode,
Best so far this year.
*Eric McCormack/JAY-Z feat. Lenny Kravitz & Beyonce- C- My
favorite sketch was Jackass:The Musical, and that wasn't anything
to write home about, so this was a weak episode, I felt. I don't
know, I just kept finding things wrong with it. Example: In the
sketch where Rachel goes crazy and starts throwing stuff and
yelling, if this would have been done last year or a couple of
years ago, i'd be willing to bet $1,000,000 that Will would play
that character and it would have been SO much funnier. Rachel's
anger seemed way to forced and badly acted, but I have no problems
with Rachel other than that. But yeah, it just seemed like a
Alright- so thats it for the
episodes of the past, now onto this week's episode: Nia Vardalos
and Eve: Preshow Thoughts: I saw "MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING"
and enjoyed it. I'm glad it did well, but its just a tad bit
overated.. I mean people are saying that it might be nominated
for best picture at the Oscars.. Huh? Oscars? I can't picture
that (Then again, people said the same thing about "SHREK"
last year..).. But its a shoo-in for Best Picture/ Comedy at
the Golden Globes..
Eve was on SNL a few years back wasn't she? Who hosted when she
was MG? was it Renee Zellwegger? She was also in Barbershop.
Thats weird, both the MG and the Host starred in very profitable
movies this year, weird.
Alright, now its on to the review:
There's no doubt that this one was better than the SMG episode.
Chris Parnell seemed to forget about Will's impression of GW
and make it his own. Overall, it still isn't great, but its getting
MONOLOGUE: Nia Vardaos This was
the best Monologue so far this year, but its not saying a whole
lot. I liked the SMG monologue only because of Amy Poehler's
"I wanted to bite the Jimmy Fallon" kid vampire. I
don't know why, but I thought it was funny. Anyway, Tina, Rachel
and Chris were all very good. B
Swiffer Sleepers- Already aired,
but I still liked it. Funny. B
Bloater Bros. I think this was
the first time this sketch was on so early, normally its at the
very end of the show. Its not the best recurring characters,
but its still kind of funny. Why was Fred Armisen looking sideways
when he was talking to The Bloater bros & Nia? Was he reading
the cue cards? Anyway, it had its moments. C+
The Geek Election - I think Dan
Rather and the commentary between him and Seth really helped
this skit. Some of the geek stuff was pretty funny, especially
the part with Fred as the kid who wears the hat. But yeah, I
liked it.. B
Day Spa -It was funny. Nia provided
some pretty funny commentary and Rachel was good too. Overall,
not the best, but not terrible either. C
WEEKEND UPDATE: with Jimmy Fallon
and Tina Fey I thought this week was good. I think that walking
thing was the hilight of the night and Seth Meyer's commentary
was good, I thought. I think Seth is great on Weekend Update.
I think Seth should be a regular cast member, but hopefully next
season. Overall: Some good jokes and Seth's part was funny. B
The Ferey Muhtar Talk Show I
pretty much forgot about this sketch and I am surprised they
brought it back. I think the only thing I remember was that Ian
McKellan was hosting and Darrell's Mustache was falling off and
it got some laughs. I like this character and his side kick.
It was good. B-
SKETCH: The Falconer I'm sorry,
but I really enjoyed this sketch. I know its weird, but I thought
the idea was so random, it actually worked. I thought it was
pretty funny to have a falcon with a cell phone, eating dinner
and he knows all these people. Tim- I mean Will has a great voice,
its so awesome. I keep calling Will Forte, TIm Calhoun because
of his character on WU. He looks more like a TIM CALHOUN than
a Will Forte to me, I don't know. Overall- I think they could
bring this one back, only if they make it a little different.
COMMERICIAL: Pier 1 I thought
this was pretty funny. I HATE these commercials and it just proves
that Kirstie Alley needs work. But Nia pushing Horatio was hilarious
and Rachel calling this cops was good. I liked it. B+
Drop the LBs with Missy E I'd
GLADLY take this sketch over that Tracy/Maya sketches. This one
was actually pretty good. Not the best, but considering its a
skit at the end of the night, thats pretty good. C
Glenda Goodwin Attorney This
was pretty creative, but went on for too long, but I liked it.
Sea Monkeys are pretty freaky if you think about it.. C
Vasquez Talk Show This wasn't
horrible, but it wasn't good either. I just hope this doesn't
turn into a recurring sketch, it just wasn't funny. Dean was
finally in a sketch, thats good. Speaking of Dean, I hope he
gets a recurring character or something because he's actually
VERY talented. The funniest i've seen Dean was on the SNL behind
the scenes on A&E and he was hilarious, but not tonight.
OVERALL SHOW RATING: B I didn't
think this show was bad, in fact I thought this was a pretty
good show. I think the one was helped by Weekend Update, The
Falconer, The Pier One Commercial and the Monolouge wasn't bad
either.. Nia Vardalos did a great job hosting, I think she's
the best host so far this year..
Best Sketch: The Falconer Worst Sketch: Vasquez Talk Show.
My rankings - *John McCain/THE
WHITE STRIPES *Nia Vardalos/ Eve *Matt Damon/ Bruce Springsteen
*Sarah Michelle Gellar/ Faith Hill *Eric McCormack/ Jay-Z
Thanks For Reading.. Next Week: Brittany Murphy/ Nelly