Walken / Foo Fighters
February 22, 2003
Haledjian & Alex Carian
(On tap this week: A conversation
with Alex about SNL, 'WE HAVE AN OPINION' with Shifty, Alexs'
segment- Spazo Tom Auditions)
Hey, knew you'd be back here.
You know why, cause guy on alcohol writing a review sells. Nah,
just kidding, no clue why you came here today, but thanks for
tuning in. Last week cut the review off short, however, I nabbed
the front spot, and I've hit that maybe 3-4 times before. Good
feeling, even beat out Shifty, great reviewer that guy. Well
huge show today, let's get it started.
Well, it's been a while since
me and Alex really talked about SNL, here's Alex and I talking
about SNL last Monday:
Greg: So Alex, what have you been thinking of SNL lately?
Or in other terms, what do you think about the season overall?
Alex: Well, I really don't know, this season hasn't
been up to snuff in my opinion, but who does snuff anyways? It
was ok, I was disturbed during the wake up Wakefield skit where
jen gardner was like a 6'2 sixth grader.
Greg: Oh, I guess you are talking about last weeks half
ass attempt at comedy by SNL, well in my opinion, the biggest
disappointment was about the Ben Affleck cameo not happening,
I'm liking the featured players being used in the past few weeks,
but anyway Did u hear about that Ben Affleck cameo happening?
Alex: No I didn't hear that... maybe he slipped on a
spilled bottle of hair gel near Darrell Hammond's dressing room.
Greg: The noice about last weeks show was pretty much
that all the other morons on the site, mainly the bottom half
of the review list, are saying that this show was better than
last weeks, what fucking morons. y'know. Rough comment, I feel
bad for Darrel man. He's like 55 around all those 20 year olds.
Alex: Yeah he's getting to look like an antique with
all of those jimmy fallon-bots following him all the time
Greg: Very true about that man, I could seriously compare
Darrel to what Kevin Nealon was up to between 1993-1995 also,
due to the fact he's still got a few good characters and in the
middle of all the new guys. He's being pushed out practically
by the new guys when u think about it.
Alex: Enough about Nealon for one day, back to Fallon.
I don't like Jimmy that much - I don't know why, only his sandler
impression has impressed me at all.
Greg: Really, well when he started out it was pretty
much he was a new guy. His first 2 seasons was shitty, now he's
like the star with great characters. Jimmy has really came up
from the ranks when u think about it though. His big thing when
he started in 1998 was that he only did impressions. He had no
characters, but when he did Update, that changed everything.
Pretty much you could sum him up in 1 line. His first 2 seasons
was shitty, now he's like the star with great characters.
Alex: Eh, well the first seasons all he did was update
and Randy Goldman from WakeUp Wakefield.
Greg: Randy Goldman started in 2001 dude, but he only
had 3-second cameos anyway
Alex: I guess I didn't watch that much back then
Greg: We've sort of side drifted from the show, overall
what did you think of last weeks show?
Alex: The show was ok, jen gardner did ok-not really
ok job, it varied
I think she kinda messed up wake up Wakefield by being a frickin
6'2 middle schooler
Greg: Yeah, that was too fucking weird for me, total
mute on the TV for this skit.
Next topic: This week's show. What do u think about Christopher
Walken and the Foo Fighters?
Alex: Walken is always great, (the continental is always
a classic) and the foo are the hardest music they've had on this
show in a while. I'm still plugging for them to get something
like system of a down on there, but I don't see it happening.
Greg: I'm liking the Foo's this week, huge fan of them,
really fucking siked for whatever songs they do, I'm guessing
All my life and Times like these, the Jersey scoop from friends
is that they might do Have it All (thanks Scott.) Walken I see
as a good host, I hope they keep him away from the new people
on the show, more older cast members, I think that would work.
Good luck to getting system, it would be a good opener right
after a teeny bopper Jimmy/Tina Weekend Update edition.
Greg: Anyway dude, you
hear about the Tracy Morgan rumor?
Alex: What's the scoop?
Greg: Rumor has it, he's leaving the show supposedly
and there is a show in works for him at NBC in the fall lineup
that's a definite. He's playing himself and raising 2 kids supposedly.
Alex: "Wow thats crazy!" - Brian Fellowes
Greg: Lornes directing
Alex: That guy's sort of wacko - hey it made him lots
of money though
Greg: How's he wacko?
Alex: Haha that's the question - how about keeping SNL
alive for 25+ years?
Greg: Yeah, true. Thanks for the info, got to go.
(Note-this is where I signed off AOL and forgot to finish the
And that's it I guess. Good conversation.
Okay, the segment that is still
going after 3 weeks is back, Shifty is here, both at the end
of the review and now due to the segment is a bit longer this
week, so without further adieu (Fuck, I know I can't spell)
'WE HAVE AN OPINION'
Greg: Sorry, the segment will
not be shown tonight, chances are if you read Chris Schiffmans
review it will be there. We, actually, more Me than Chris, had
a mix up and it will probably not air till the next review, sorry.
Hey, this about the middle of
the review and it's time once again for my favorite new segment
hosted by Alex, let's get into the.
SPAZO TOM AUDITIONS
Greg: Now apparently Alex isn't sending me anything
for tonight's segment, so I figure we'll screw over the other
2 contestants for tonight and bring on last weeks winner, Aaron,
we'll let him do some jokes and let Cletus and I rate him. If
you don't remember Cletus, he's a moron. And I have Alex who's
not in the mood to do the hosting duties standing by.
Aaron: Greg, first let me thank you for giving me a chance
to come back and do some jokes.
Cletus: I reckon I'm drunk, so just do 1 joke so I can
go finish puking in the dang can you son of an asshole.
Greg: And, the end of Cletus, has just started. Good-bye
Cletus. Okay, Aaron, you've only got 1 joke, and 1 critic. Me.
Good luck you dumb fuck.
Aaron: Okay, thanks for all the pressure and all the
time for that. My joke for tonight
Alex: Greg, please don't go any further, you've turned
this into Van Halen from 1999. I'm done. You really murdered
it man. Killed it like next Texas Killing.
Greg: Okay, guess that's it, sorry Cletus and Aaron,
thanks for watching.
Aaron: Whatever, I'm gone.
Cletus: Guess I shud go on home.
Greg: Actually, Cletus, turn to that wall for a second,
I have this "present" (really a shotgun) for you in
(Got toooo carried away with
the skit, that's it.)
Okay, well if you want to
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on the next show.
February 22, 2003 (tonight)-
Christopher Walken and Foo Fighters
March 8, 2003- Queen Latifah and Ms. Dynamite (going to
suck I can guarantee it now)
Onto the pre-show.
Pre-Show Thoughts: Okay, as rumored Will Ferrell, Britney
Spears, and Steve Martin are all supposed to be stopping by the
show. The musical guest is the Foo Fighters. They have been getting
a lot of publicity on the radio and news shows on there appearance
tonight. I'm siked for them once again on the show. This will
be the bands 3rd time on the show. Expect the hit single "All
My Life" and either "Everlong" or "Times
Like These" to be on the program tonight. This is the 5th
time for Dave Grohl actually. In 1992 he did the drumming for
his old band Nirvana, then once again in 1993, then he started
the Foo's in 1995 and played on the show, and then in 1999 he
did the show again with the Foo's. Rare 5 timer musical artist
for Dave Grohl. The host tonight is Christopher Walken who will
be making his 6th appearance on the show. He's a funny guy, has
a lot of weird characters, it's funny how he never plays any
comedic roles in movies, but he's one of the most famous hosts
if the 90's. Same with Baldwin. Expect of course The Continental
and some other out of range characters. Looks to be a very, very
How could I forgot those famous
lines, onto the show.
-A regular skit doing the opening, we barely ever see those these
days on SNL. The microphones were messed up when starting with
Darrell. I had no clue the guests that were on. Parnell's' character
was just plain boring as hell and I had no clue what French guy
Walken was playing. It sucks they don't have Kattan on anymore
as Paul Begula. That might have been one of the classic moments
when Kattan did that.
-I found it pretty weird SNL would make a comment like
the one Walken did about the oil, of course they took no disregard
from what happened on Staten Island on Friday Morning.
-Decent skit, I hope they don't kill it. This was the 3rd time
in 2 months that they have played the skit.
Monologue: Christopher Walken
-Long round of applause, this was a really short type Christopher
Walken monologue. It was pretty weird that he went right into
song and dance without not even a little random talking like
he usually does.
-He missed the tap cue, first of his mistakes he does throughout
-A skit led by Seth Meyers, Holy Crap. Very rare.
-The sound effects from Ted or Tim was pretty funny, they got
some good laughs.
-Kattans character was just funny to look at, but the main guest
was Walken who was great here. Him being into the little show
was just funny, but the video with Parnell was great. The highlight
was when Walken did the thumbs up and wink, his look was just
Sketch: The Continental
-It was pretty weird hearing the Phil Hartman voice over from
when both Hartman and Walken were on the same 90 minutes of the
show back in the early 90's.
-This sketch is always a classic, I never found it drop dead
hilarious, but it was quite humorous. (Lame ass line by me there,
-The small bits I liked were: snacks, Girls Gone Wild,
Lip Gloss, and the Mirror.
-Walken guarding the door is always the best moment.
-2 things that were the most notable were: Walken actually
said these words- "Shiznit", and they did the voice
over early while Walken was still talking, so you know somebody
is definelty drinking over at the sound board.
-This was the featured players with Christopher Walken in the
middle of an ocean doing some voting thing. I really only payed
attention to Walkens speech during the skit.
-Walken has great lines to Fred Armisen.
Comm./Skit: History Channel-
African Americans Archives
-Dean does a good impression of Don Cheadle. See at least we
get some type of Dean Edwards's leading impression instead of
the debacle of last weeks Michael Jackson disaster.
-Tracy's pictures were great and I'm pretty sure Tracy only had
this skit tonight and it was only pictures of him.
-Short, but funny.
Skit: Colonel Angus
-Thanks to Scott and Fry for clarifying what the hell this skit
-Rachel and Amy played decent characters, What's with Rachel
always getting to play the really old lady. I mean, well there's
nobody else, so I guess who else could they put in anyway?
-Lots of funny lines. I wonder how many complaints and calls
this skit from those bitchy people who hate this type of comedy,
Weekend Update: Fey 'n Fallon
-Not that many jokes tonight, I wonder why, hmmm..
-Good jokes: Who wants to marry my mom/Vagina Auction, The Corn
-I saw a lot of mistakes here by Jimmy and Tina.
-Mayas' Christina Aguiliara impression was not needed. It was
just ok at best. She has a strong voice, and looked just like
her, not that bad of an impression overall.
-How random was it to see Steve Martin? Good "cameo."
Good to see SNL poking fun at itself. The site is now at 1 for
3 on the cameos.
-Hey Will Ferrell is on Update too, now it's at 2 for 3. It was
good to see a mix of Will Ferrell on Update. He sang for like
a second, and had some funny lines. I was shocked he didn't plug
Old School. I remember when Tim Meadows came on a show after
he left he plugged the shit out of his movie and TV show. Funny
how things can get. (Yeah, not really, I know)
-And to top it all off, Britney Spears shows up as well, now
they are at 3 for 3. Sean Bradley congratulations for making
the biggest cameo preview and being correct.
-Anybody notice Britney calling Will something else during the
commentary, plus her voice got mad high.
Grade: A+ (Great Update)
Music: Foo Fighters "All
-Great song. Dave's voice is great. The sound came off really
good for once. SNL is known to have lousy mics and speakers,
but the Foos' performance was very loud and woke up the studio
compared to Dixie Chicks and Beck from the last 2 boring ass
weeks during the Music session.
-I like Dave sporting the punk look of a tie, random comment.
What does the guitarist's shirt say??
- Of all Will Ferrell's classic characters, and the 1 time he
guest stars on the show he does his Roger character. Rachel as
well was his wife as Virginia.
-When they would usually air this when Will was actually
on the show I hated this skit cause it was soo annoying. I pretty
much just waited for the ending when he usually yells, but this
time I watched it, pretty lame ass remark, sorry.
-The last line he had when he yelled was "Get the Hell off
of me." Classic Will right there.
Music: Foo Fighters- "Times
-Another song off there 4th cd, One By One.
-Great track, I'm assuming it's the next single. Hope the video
-Another cameo tonight, Jim Carrey runs up in the middle of the
performance playing his leg as a guitar, classic.
Sketch: The Rialto Grande Casino
-This is back after 3 shows, good job to Kattan on holding onto
a new recurring character.
-Great delayed drumming by Fred, his face is priceless.
-Funny for a 12:55 sketch. Walken was funny, the pants down was
-The girls of the cast came out in the end, and Tina Fey showed
up, marking another rare out of Weekend Update appearance for
Closing Credits: Lots of Thank
You's. The Foo Fighter guitarist shirt read "No War."
After-Show: Nothing too extraordinary
in the show tonight. The cast, plus Walken were reading the cue
cards like there was no tomorrow. Walken looked tired most of
the night, but the show defiantly will be remembered for its
guest stars, but most of all Will Ferrell. Anybody know where
Horatio was?? The Foo Fighters were amazing by far. The format
for the last few weeks has been going music, skit, music, I wonder
why SNL doesn't spread it out more, no clue over here. The cast
is getting huge, if I put down numbers for who was in what, it
would be some small ass numbers, hope some feat. players and
leave room for the regular cast next season.
Skit of the Night: Pranksters, Weekend Update
Worst of the Night: I'd put Lovers, but Will was good
Special Guests: Will Ferrell, Jim Carrey, Britney Spears,
and Steve Martin
Lines of the Night:
"It was a mistake
to use all the flares to light my farts."- Christopher Walken
on the boat as Sailor giving a speech.
"Also, I'd like to apologize
for all the gay stuff."- Walken once again in the same speech
as above line.
"Will, I thought
you were married?" Jimmy Fallon
"Jimmy, look who it isit's Britney Spears."- Will Ferrell
"Next week is Eating Disorder
Awareness Week, fat-sos."- Jimmy Fallon
Good Sweeps show tonight. For
my review I put a lot of shit in, lets hope you just didn't scroll
down to see my final grade for it, cause guess what, I need the
ratings, so to see what I give this show you have to tune in
Spazo Tom: Yeah I just read what he wrote: Overall
Greg: What the hell, the morons actually back, long
time no see man. Guess we'll have a Spring Update when the Review
returns in 2 weeks. Alex will be back probably, Shifty of course
isn't going anywhere. We're the dam veterans on this site. Plus
Spazo Tom apparently is back, so tune in in March folks.
That's all for now, goodnight