Walken / Foo Fighters
February 22, 2003
Pre Show Thoughts
This is our first
review, that being said, we are going to get our opinions
of the cast members out of the way (yeah like anyone cares,Ä¶)
but we'll do it
We have a lot of respect for her because she can be the best
old woman or little boy. Her best performance this season was
week with the girl-on-girl action involving Jennifer Garner (as
were you thinking?)
This is going to be Rachael's opinion, she likes Jimmy better
Rachael: Yes, I admit it! Jimmy is a fine attractive young man.
call me a teeny-bopper; I'll admit he can be an idiot in some
will they learn not to pair him with Horatio?) but his impressions
his update jokes are usually funny, and he has a nice butt. (adopts
voice) "I'm just kidding!"
Mandy: Tina is pretty much entirely Update. Last year I thought
done well, and usually the best part of the show, but lately
I think it has
been lacking. I don't know if anyone agrees, but I think it may
combination of the following: 1) Jimmy has been getting the better
that its bad, but hers are lackluster. 2) The visiting guests
great. 3) I wasn't happy that there was no tribute to the NASA
make things a little more positive, I do like Tina and I think
that she is a
solid member of both the writing and performance staff.
Rachael: I pretty much agree with Mandy. I'll just add that I
American Morning sketch (with Eric McCormack). But that doesn't
mean I hate
her. This review doesn't sound nice about her, but we really
Rachael: What happened to him? He was so good last year, I think
because the political impressions he does are getting a little
only solid sketch is Hardball. Although did anyone see the end
credits of the
Jennifer Garner episode? Was he purposely trying to look like
my opinion, don't take offense.
Mandy: Maybe Dean's obligatory 9-second thing is rubbing off
on Darrell. He
hasn't been a fundamental part of the show this season. But to
his defense, a
lot of his political characters just aren't making the headlines
While he still does a great VP Cheney and his Colin Powell wasn't
big impressions aren't needed (Gore and Clinton,Ä¶).
Rachael: Does it seem to anyone else that his political characters
together? Minus Cheney, I couldn't tell his Rumsfeld from Ridge.
Rachael: I don't care what anyone says, I love him. I'll think
Mandy: "You can't have-a the Mango!" well, uh anyone
else relieved? I don't
mind Kattan, but I'm not missing the Mango sketch. Luckily the
abandoning the "Chris Kattan makes a great gay guy!"
aspect. Not bad, it is
still where his strength in characters lies.
Rachael: In my mind Chris's shining moment this season was Gollum.
the Raiders!,Ä¶no! We hates the Raiders!"
Mandy: She's actually doing the impression as she is typing,
people, real scary.
Mandy: he makes me feel like the Lion King. Enough said.
Rachael: (Ignoring the implications of that last statement.)
I think Tracy
has gotten a lot stronger this year, even though he hasn't gotten
Mandy: It was just a reference!
Rachael: I swear I met his brother where I work. That has nothing
to do with
his talent, but it was weird. Although I'm not sure if he even
has a brother,
there was a creepy resemblance.
Mandy: Did he pretend he wasn't a rapist?
Rachael: He gave me a good tip. It should help to mention here
that I wait
tables, not other things one gets tipped for. Okay. As for his
talent, him as
Bush bothers me. I don't think political impressions are his
Mandy: I personally think Chris is the most talented cast member;
he's done a
good job this season. Besides, they gave him the impossible job
of trying to
fill Will Ferrell's shoes.
Rachael: I hated her last year, I did and I don't know why. Because
she has really impressed me. I think she's done a lot for the
especially with the loss of Ana.
Mandy: I agree. Although I think they should have made Lil' Sleuths
recurring sketch. I liked that sketch and thought she did a good
Mandy: I can't stand her. I don't like the one-on-one sketches
she does with
Tracy and I have never found her to be incredibly talented. While
she is the
best looking female on the show, she shouldn't get as much airtime
does. Who decided to make Glenda Goodwin a sketch? What were
Rachael: I will never enjoy her on SNL, because whatever she
does in a sketch
I will think of Versace and cringe. I can only moderately stand
"Wake Up Wakefield!" and that's because of Sheldon.
Mandy: Although I think it says something when a cross dressing
can get some action and Maya can't in a sketch. By the way, I
Seth-Maya kiss looked completely fake.
Rachael: He's really a hit-or-miss this season. I like Gobi.
The pot jokes
never grow old. And I enjoy how the bong gets bigger every sketch.
Mandy: I like everything he does, although I think the Gene Shalit
is past its prime, well excepting the dance. I really like the
Rachael: Me too.
Mandy: Of the new featured players, he's the best. I really thought
out in the Sarah Michelle Gellar episode.
Rachael: From the first Ferecito I knew I was going to like him.
Mandy: What is this, Jerry Maguire?
Rachael: No. Anyway, I think he will become an important player
continue to make good characters.
Rachael: When he finally gets time on the show, everything he
hilarious. Remember Denzel Washington? I thought that was great.
hope he gets more opportunities as the season goes on.
Mandy: I'm just happy that this season his number of seconds
per show has
reached double digits.
Mandy: I'm going to explain this, The Falconer is a book. They
the sketch out of thin air, go to a library I promise it exists.
I think Will
Forte is doing a great job this season. I say yes to Hollywood.
Rachael: I agree, I think he is doing a really good job this
does he find the time? Doesn't he have like three other jobs?
Rachael: Personally I think Seth should not be a featured player
probably funnier than a lot of the regular players on the show.
thought he was going to get Bush. (Presidentially speaking).
Mandy: Thanks for clarifying on that last one. Seth is my favorite
member, although I'm partial because I am also a Red Sox fan.
something to be said for the integrity that comes with being
a fan of the
same team who had Buckner play. Also I find him to be attractive,
eye-catching, alluring, fascinating, delightful and luminescent.
I love my
Rachael: By the way I made her write luminescent, I know it makes
But its so much fun to say.
Rachael: Not as good as Seth, but has some characters that I
Mandy: Great cast member, I like Drunk Girl as well, and I think
Letterman is great. Even if it does seem like eighties Letterman.
Rachael: Agreed. And I'll add that he's particularly luminescent
Jarret's room sketches as Jeff the roommate.
Mandy: It was the underwear sniffing that did it for you huh?
Rachael: You know me all too well.
But now you will never have to sit through that ever again!
Well until next season.
Mandy: Did I
ever mention I play a mean cowbell?
Rachael: I'm really bummed that they will never be able to do
sketch, although there is the rumored Will Ferrell cameo. I'm
about this show; because it is the first live Christopher Walken
I have ever
Mandy: I'm actually more looking forward to the Foo Fighters
Not that I don't think Christopher Walken runs a great show,
but I've been a
Dave Grohl fan since Nirvana.
Rachael: Personally I'm hoping for the Continental sketch to
make it to the
live show. And about the possible cameos with Steve Martin and
Spears, is it me, or is this a good "wild and Crazy Guys"
Mandy: Where is Aykroyd when you need him? Well we all know Britney
an American fox with large boobs. That little minx. (watch Animal
Well that's the
end of the pre-show thoughts. On to the Review:
R: Rare is Hardball a cold opening. Refreshing change, still
M: As a former spelling bee champ, I was happy to hear the alphabetical
reference. I always suspected something was going on in Zimbabwe.
R: Does this mean Bush has a basic knowledge of our alphabet?
M: Well they really only mentioned five letters I think, but
maybe by the
next State of the Union he might shock us all by knowing his
Bottom Line: Solid opening. A sure 6/10. LFNY: Christopher Walken
R: I don't think this was very impressive. I was looking for
from Christopher Walken.
M: Nice line about having the girls though, add a trampoline
and you've got
the Man Show.
Bottom Line: Weak opening, didn't really like the song. 4/10.
M: Best sketch of the night, without a doubt. Any sketch that
the phrase "whammy blammy wowie zowie" and includes
Seth is good. Also it was
nice seeing Seth in the first sketch of the night, felt oddly
R: Agreed on it being the best sketch. I really thought Seth's
impressions made the sketch. Walken had a great line about wanting
them for hours in my basement.
M: How did he know what I do in my free time?
R: What you like to prank the stiffy stiffersons?
M: sure, right, pranking,Ä¶.
Bottom Line: Good sketch all-around. 10/10
Queen Latifah/ Miss Dynamite
R: What the heck is Miss Dynamite?
M: Prince's new stage name?
R: I liked that sketch. Even though it wasn't the best continental.
a little awkward for some reason. But hearing him say shiznit
just about made
up for it. "Combos, they cheese your hunger away,Ä¶"
M: solid elaboration on profanity, although I liked the biziotch
Damon's episode a bit more. I liked the "naughty cougar"
line, because we all
enjoy comparing our personal ad dates to misbehaving cats.
Bottom Line: Could have been better, but was still entertaining.
M: Oddly enough this reminded me of an experience I had camping
on a school
trip once. One of my cabin mates was completely insane, and we
orienteering. I think that Fred Armisen really did a great job
sketch, and Seth is right, conserve the sunscreen.
R: Yes, Fred Armisen is quickly becoming one of my favorite players
show. I thought this sketch was funny, although the timing seemed
Bottom Line: Had potential, 6.5/10.
R: Dean is alive! Hallelujah! Hercules! Hercules! This was funny.
they hiding Dean? He's so good.
M: I personally enjoyed how they showed the full spectrum of
yelling. Dean was excellent in this.
Bottom Line: Good and short. 9/10
Welcome Home Colonel Angus:
R: An excellent way for the writers to get out their sexual frustrations.
Every line could have some double meaning in this sketch, that
made it funny.
M: Good old sexual innuendos around midnight, what a way to start
"I always dreamed of the day Colonel Angus would rest his
head at Shady
Bottom Line: One joke sketch, but they pulled it off well. 8/10
R: Not one of the best Weekend Updates, but Steve Martin's cameo
was good. I
love that guy, he's the best. Maya surprised me, she was funny
M: And as if the wonders would never cease, Tina Fey got called
Quality, I applaud the writing staff. I thought Will Ferrell
could have done
more if not for Britney Spears, but I think the Colin Farrell-Will
name confusion was great. As for Tina, well some of us use duct
tape to cover
our windows, and others,Ä¶.
Bottom Line: Some excellent jokes, but there's been better. Will
inflation means, 7/10.
R: WHERE HAS
JIMMY BEEN THIS EPISODE??
M: I have been looking forward to this performance since I heard
playing in January. It was great. Remember the good old days
advertised Bacardi with that shot of the audience?
R: The noises that they make always crack me up, and I was really
when I saw Will Ferrell was doing this sketch again. But, it
wasn't the best
luvahs, and I think I expected something more from Will's first
Maya was stupid.
M: yes, because we all discuss the Lost Gold of Tutankhamen.
What exactly is
a Polynesian soul kiss? Altogether a good luvahs, but I liked
the Jack Black
Bottom Line: Give me a good circle yank. It's a 6/10.
M: Jim Carrey plays a good leg, I took lessons, but I didn't
have the skills
to keep it going. Great musical performance.
R: I just wanted to know where Jim Carrey came from, it was so
random. But it
was okay cause it was my favorite part of the song.
Night at the
M: Fred makes this sketch worth seeing.
R: That's all I was going to say.
M: Not great, but Amy's dancing at the end was awesome.
Bottom Line: if they got rid of everything but the drumroll and
it would be great. But they didn't, so 5/10.
R: 70/ 100. It
seemed like a better episode than the score. I think certain
people stuck out and made it a good episode, but on the whole
it wasn't the
Players of the
Night: it goes to the featured players, Fred Armisen and Seth
Worst Sketch of the Night: sketch wise, Night at the Rialto,
in general, the
Best Sketch: Pranksters