Alec Baldwin / Missy Elliot
November 15, 2003

By JdW

Cold Opening
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"Message From the Oval Office"(5/10)
PLAYERS: Darrel Hammond
*I hope that this will be Darrel's last season on SNL. He's a legendary impressionist but he is just weak this year, and he looks really tired. Age becomes a factor when you are living on the SNL schedule. This opening was average, a few chuckles but that is it! Darrel couldn't even read the cue cards a few times; I fear he is ruining his legacy. He could have gone out on top like Ferrell and Gastayer, and the Not Ready for Primetime Players to name a few, but oh well.

Monologue
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"Alec Baldwin"(10/10)
PLAYERS: Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Fallon, Horatio Sanz, & Mike Myers!
*The funniest monologue all season right hear! I was laughing so hard the whole time! Jimmy and Horatio are great as band members, Mike Myers' shameless plugs of his new movie it was all great! So once again, just like last time Hammond did a Bush in the cold opening, the monologue has to save it. This was the real start of the show tonight.

Commercial
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"Huggies Thongs"(7/10)
PLAYERS: Rachel Dratch, Maya Rudolph
*Second time this commercial has aired, read my old reviews if you want to know what I said about it! Commercials that are showed more than once usually loose a point because SNL didn't put forth the effort for a new one!

Sketch
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"Breast Augmentation Doctor"(7/10)
PLAYERS: Amy Poehler, Alec Baldwin
* Was this loosely based on the "Bad Doctor" sketches that Will Ferrel did? Anyway, it was pretty funny I suppose, but not explosively funny like when me and my friends pissed off this security guard at Second City! That was good! The best part here was when Amy said I am only staying for a few more jokes! Baldwin had some good one-liners, but not spectacular! I did find myself laughing though!

Sketch
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"Zinger Vs. Burn"(10/10)
PLAYERS: Seth Myers, Chris Parnell, Maya Rudolph & Alec Baldwin
*Hilarious! This had me loosing complete control of my bodily functions for about five minutes straight! I think I peed on the ceiling. This HAS to be a recurring character for Seth! He could always do it with the guest host just like Nick Burns did, where he would show down with the guest and win! Baldwin was hysterical here, awesome sketch my friends!

Sketch
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"The Tony Bennet Show"(8.5/10)
PLAYERS: Fred Armisen, Horatio Sanz, Seth Myers (voice) & Alec Baldwin
*Fred Armisen had a great impression here of a skinny, weak, insane murderous millionaire! Can you believe he is innocent? He is like the white OJ now! Baldwin had a good Tony Bennet impression and Horatio was pretty good I suppose!

Commercial
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"Gaystrogen"(7/10)
PLAYERS: Chris Parnell, Fred Armisen & Finesse Mitchell
*Another repeat commercial. This means next show SNL will have new ones. Every year there are a few episodes with repeated commercials. Oh well, the world is not perfect

Sketch
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"The Falconer"(9/10)
PLAYERS: Will Forte, Fred Armisen, Keenan Thompson, & Alec Baldwin
*I love the Falconer! People who think the Muppets are the best form of puppet comedy can eat this man! Falconer is puppet mastery mixed with non-childish hilarity! Where else but SNL would you see a falcon do a few lines of coke!? Nowhere people, nowhere! Was it just me, or was there no point in Keenan being on set? He had like two or three sketches with no lines to night. Meanwhile Finesse wasn't even on!

Music
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"Missy Elliot"(0.5/10)
* Well my rage for this year's music line up grows powerful, as powerful as Smith himself in "The Matrix Revolutions" How can you stop it? Put a good band on SNL! Until then my fury will rage like an unstoppable inferno of death and mutilation! Nah, I'll probably just keep bitching here in my reviews

Weekend Update with Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey (10/10)
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PLAYERS: Tina Fey, Jimmy Fallon, Will Forte, & Fred Armisen
*Even though it was shorter this week, WU was still the highlight! It was oh so funny tonight! When Tina talked about how her and Brokaw have sex in the Observation Deck I was dying! But the best part of Update tonight was Forte's sex tape! They are making fun of how our culture is obsessed with celebrity sex tapes that get leaked on the Internet! Yeah! Make fun of us, we deserve it! The best part was when he was with Fred Armisen! Oh man, I was laughing so hard I was having muscle spasms and I accidentally threw my cat into a mirror! Ah good times. But anyway every joke was great, I hope Update is longer next time!

Sketch
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"The Prime Minister's Questions"(9/10)
PLAYERS: Amy Poehler, Horatio Sanz, Seth Myers, Fred Armisen, & Alec Baldwin
*Oh man! High quality hilarity enclosed in this sketch baby! How many ways can you make a sexual innuendo in a British accent regarding the gay prince? About thirty! They just kept 'em coming huh!? Baldwin's responses were that of an ashamed broken man and it was great! Seth's smirk while giving the questions was great, and Horatio saying thank you after every question was very good too! I was laughing so hard I had to do ten push ups and I don't know why?

Sketch
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"The Night Before a Presentation"(8/10)
PLAYERS: Amy Poehler, Finesse Mitchell, Rachel Dratch, Jeff Richards, Keenan Thompson, Seth Myers, & Alec Baldwin
*Wow the second sketch about Amy's boobs! This was a good concept, and I love sketches where a lot of the cast is in it even if they don't talk! Good facial expressions by the business people and the way Seth kept trying to pull it together was good!

Music 2
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"Missy Elliot"(0.5/10)
*Same as before.

Sketch
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"Roy's Return"(8.5/10)
PLAYERS: Jeff Richards, Amy Poehler & Alec Baldwin
* Jeff plays a good Sigfried huh? He made me want a tiger baaddd cough, any who the blood bath was awesome! You don't understand how hard that is to do live! It was a great premise boys and girls, and an awesome ending with the turtle.

 

Sketch
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"Scheinwald Studios"(9.5/10)
PLAYERS: Seth Myers, Fred Armisen, Rachel Dratch & Alec Baldwin
* Again a fabulous ending! I can't express my delight with how this season's last sketches are going! Rachel did that old horny man character at Second City in Chicago, so I was happy to see it again! Awesome Matrix and Lord of the Rings references! A few good one-liners too! Tonight ends with a bang

Final Thoughts
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Main Players: Seth Myers, Fred Armisen, Amy Poehler
Favorite Sketches/Moments: Weekend Update of course, especially the Forte sex video, the zingers and the burns by Seth and Baldwin, a hilarious monologue, and Dratch as the old horny Jew!
Worst Moments: Music of course, and Darrel's cold opening (unfortunately)
All in All: Fabulous episode all around, maybe second or third best of the season so far? I knew it would be though because Alec Baldwin is always a great host! I am glad they finally used Seth a lot, he had a great show, and probably the best one he has ever had! Well I am taking next week off because it is a re-run! But I will return! Until then you will be the falcon, and I will remain! JdW