Alec Baldwin / Missy Elliot
November 15, 2003

By Stooge

(COLD OPENING) A Message from President Bush
Highlights:
-- None.

Lowlights:
-- Darrell's Bush impression is still terrible, and the writing was also bad, so Darrell had nothing to back him up. Like I said before, either let Jeff try it out or give it back to Parnell.

Grade: F

 

(MONOLOGUE) Band and crew members annoy Alec Baldwin
Highlights:
-- Mike Myers' cameo was great and he really saved this.

Lowlights:
-- The first half before Myers came on was weak.

Grade: B-

 

(COMMERCIAL) Huggies Thong
-- A rerun from the season premiere.

 

(SKETCH) Dr. Landsman
Highlights:
-- This was great and Alec was funny as the doctor.
-- Good twist at the end.

Lowlights:
-- None.

Grade: A

 

(SKETCH) The Zinger vs. The Burn
Highlights:
-- Alec's "burn" moves.
-- Some of the insults were good.

Lowlights:
-- The ending was kinda weak.

Grade: B

 

(NEXT LIVE EPISODE) December 6, 2003: Rev. Al Sharpton
-- I have a feeling this will turn out to be very good. The two politician episodes from last season were both surprisingly great, and Sharpton can actually be funny sometimes, even if it's unintentional. We'll see.

 

(SKETCH) "The Tony Bennett Show"
Highlights:
-- Alec was great at Tony Bennett and had a lot of funny lines.
-- Fred's character was funny.

Lowlights:
-- None.

Grade: B+

 

(COMMERCIAL) "Gaystrogen"
-- Two repeated commercials in one episode?! Oh, c'mon

 

(SKETCH) "The Falconer"
Highlights:
-- I always like this sketch, and it's good to see it back again.
-- Alec's Celine Dion line.
-- The falcon gambling getting high.
-- The Mexican kids hitting the Falconer.
-- I liked the upside down title card at the end.

Lowlights:
-- None.

Grade: B+

 

(MUSICAL PERFORMANCE)
-- No comment.

(WEEKEND UPDATE) Fallon & Fey, Will Forte, Christian Slater
Highlights:
-- Tina's Arnold joke.
-- Tina's Kevin Costner joke.
-- Forte's segment. It's good to see him getting attention as himself, and the tape was hilarious, especially the part with Fred at the end.
-- Tina's Joan Rivers joke.
-- Jimmy's Christina Aguilera.
-- Jimmy's Demi Moore joke and his reaction afterwards.
-- Tina's Rosie O'Donnell joke.

Lowlights:
-- Tina's opening Bush joke.
-- Jimmy's Ian Anderson joke.

Misc. Comments & Observations:
-- Why did somebody in the audience boo Tina's Gore joke?

Grade: A-

 

Alec's "Free the Turkeys" bumper picture was funny.

 

(SKETCH) Sir Anthony McCollum's press conference
Highlights:
-- A great sketch and all the gay innuendos were hilarious.

Lowlights:
-- None.

Grade: A+

 

(SKETCH) Arguing couple during conference
Highlights:
-- Alec and Amy again had good chemistry together.
-- Alec's Jewel line.

Lowlights:
-- The ending with Seth and Rachel was weak.

Misc. Comments & Observations:
-- Rachel looked a lot like Tina in this.

Grade: C

 

(MUSICAL PERFORMANCE)
-- No comment.

 

(SKETCH) Roy returns
Highlights:
-- The audience being splattered with blood.

Lowlights:
-- The ending was abrupt and this seemed pointless.

Grade: D

 

(SKETCH) Scheinwald Pictures
Highlights:
-- This was really funny and Rachel was hilarious as the old man. The good closing sketch streak continues.

Lowlights:
-- None.

Misc. Comments & Observations:
-- I remember hearing that this sketch got cut from the Jon Stewart episode. Weird how they waited 2 seasons to bring it back.
-- Was there supposed to be a sketch that followed this? Because it sounded like you could hear another sketch start (I think it was the Telelink commercial from earlier this season, which would've made this the THIRD repeat commercial tonight) before they cut to the ending bumper picture.

Grade: A

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Overall Episode Grade: B

Overall Highlights:
-- Alec Baldwin did his usual great job.
-- Mike Myers' cameo.
-- Dr. Landsman.
-- Alec as Tony Bennett.
-- Weekend Update.
-- Sir Anthony McCollum's press conference
-- Scheinwald Pictures.

Overall Lowlights:
-- A Message from President Bush.
-- The first half of the monologue.
-- Two repeated commercials.
-- Roy returns.

Funniest Single Moment:
-- Forte's sex tape.

Best Lines:
-- Alec Baldwin as Tony Bennett: "Later on, we're gonna be mellowing out to the sounds of Fat Joe, one of the great fellas singing out there today. He and I recently performed together at an ethnic doings at the Central Florida Fairgrounds."

-- Alec Baldwin as Tony Bennett: "I sat next to this businessman fellow on a flight to Phoenix, and he made me laugh so hard, I almost whizzed in my Dockers."

-- Will Fore as The Falconer: "For four days, I have dangled here like a urine-soaked piñata."

-- Tina Fey: "This January, Kevin Costner will be honored by the Palm Springs International Film Festival for his contribution to film. This gives Costner just two months to make a contribution to film."

-- Tina Fey: "In an interview with 'W Magazine', Joan Rivers compares plastic surgery to car maintenance, saying 'You have to do it every 2 years'. But even for a car, she looks awful."

-- Jimmy Fallon: "Actress Demi Moore turned 40 on Tuesday, but she feels like a 25 year-old inside."

 

CASTMEMBER COUNT DOWN
DRATCH: 3 sketches (1: Huggies Thong; 2: Arguing couple during conference; 3: Scheinwald Pictures)

FALLON: 2 sketches (1: Band and crew members annoy Alec Baldwin; 2: Weekend Update)

FEY: 1 sketch (1: Weekend Update)

FORTE: 2 sketches (1: The Falconer; 2: Weekend Update)

HAMMOND: 1 sketch (1: A Message from President Bush)

MEYERS: 4 sketches (1: The Zinger vs. The Burner; 2: Sir Anthony McCollum's press conference; 3: Arguing couple during conference; 4: Scheinwald Pictures)

PARNELL: 2 sketches (1: The Zinger vs. The Burner; 2: Gaystrogen)

POEHLER: 4 sketches (1: Dr. Landsman; 2: Sir Anthony McCollum's press conference; 3: Arguing couple during conference; 4: The return of Roy)

RICHARDS: 2 sketches (1: Arguing couple during conference; 2: The return of Roy)

RUDOLPH: 3 sketches (1: Huggies Thong; 2: The Zinger vs. The Burner; 3: Sir Anthony McCollum's press conference)

SANZ: 3 sketches (1: Band and crew members annoy Alec Baldwin; 2: The Tony Bennett Show; 3: Sir Anthony McCollum's press conference)

ARMISEN: 6 sketches (1: The Tony Bennett Show; 2: Gaystrogen; 3: The Falconer; 4: Weekend Update; 5: Sir Anthony McCollum's press conference; 6: Scheinwald Pictures)

MITCHELL: 2 sketches (1: Gaystrogen; 2: Arguing couple during conference)

THOMPSON: 2 sketches (1: The Falconer; 2: Arguing couple during conference)

Seth, Amy, and Fred were the stars of the night. Fred was really in a lot of sketches for a featured player.

FIN.