Baldwin / Missy Elliot
November 15, 2003
"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.
PLAYERS: Alec Baldwin, Jimmy Fallon, Horatio Sanz, & Mike
*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.
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!
"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!
"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!
"The Tony Bennet Show"(8.5/10)
PLAYERS: Fred Armisen, Horatio Sanz, Seth Myers (voice) &
*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!
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
PLAYERS: Will Forte, Fred Armisen, Keenan Thompson, & Alec
*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!
* 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)
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!
"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?
"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!
*Same as before.
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.
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
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