Berry / Britney Spears
October 18, 2003
Halle Berry is hosting the show
tonight. Of course, if this sucks, or if people think it sucks,
at least we get a little break from new SNL episodes and thus
sleep in and enjoy a Sunday of no reviews. It's rough, especially
during the football season.
I really don't have much to add
right now. Hopefully if time permits, I'll have time to add
to the review later in the week. However, this is it right now.
Apologies to all the Cubs and
BoSox fans out there. Congrats to the Yankees and the Yankees
fans out there.
Onto the Review:
Pretty O.K. stuff. This was
probably the funniest thing all night. It wasn't a political
opening, and it's basically on point.
Thanks to the result of this,
I'm not going to be lenient in grading this episode. However,
I felt a vibe from the Beatles negotiation from back in the day.
To add insult to injury from
the monologue, they have this commercial. Whatever.
Oh damn. I almost forgot that
Halle was on the show before she came out. It's a shame when
Halle, Darrell, and Jeff have to leave a sketch so that they
don't cry live on TV. Also, yet another celebrity that Jeff
is playing that Darrell used to portray.
The kid's WTF look was about
the only thing that this sketch had.
I thought that this was good.
Unfortunately, I wasn't turned on due to the fact that there
was a lot of crap that preceded this.
WTF. However, I can see Finesse
getting the bump up to CM status faster than the OJ boy.
THE SUNDAY ENQUIRER
This skit reminded me of a Garfield
book I read not too long ago. It was a pretty good one where
Jon tried to pull a fast one on Garfield in order to get a pizza
before Garfield ate it all. Turns out Jon made the one critical
mistake that cost him everything. He said that he was going
to get the mail. Unfortunately, the mail comes everyday but
Sunday, and therefore Jon fails to enjoy the pizza. Like Garfield
said in an earlier book, "Half the surprise and joy is better
than none at all." In translation, while Roger Moore and
Demi Moore are not related, neither Garfield nor Jon got to enjoy
AND NOW HERE IS TONIGHT'S VERY
SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST
91/100 Her "initialed"
year of birth plus 10 for her looks on a scale of 1 to 10
SATURDAY NIGHT NEWS
I'm so glad that George showed
up, thus preventing this from being a recurring new generation
bit where George would surface later on. Fortunately, this saved
the sketch from earning crappy points. Also, as much as several
people hate Horatio, let's hope that he's not cursed and doesn't
die between June 4, 2007 and June 3, 2008.
89/100 Original Score plus
I love the 80s. However, so
much for a Mike Myers cameo.
BROKAW WITHOUT NEWS ON FORD'S
I'm willing to guess that this
had more of a Carvey/Ford spoof to it than the Rob Lowe bit in
2000. Anyway, this was alright.
MMMM, Britney, except MMMM, Britney.
It would have helped if you showed up in more stuff. Better
yet, you should have hosted and had Halle as the musical guest.
A Britney/Halle kiss would have been "music to my ears"
and would have sounded a lot better than this bit.
ASHFORD & SIMON
This should not have been this
late in the night. Then again, it probably would not have made
Will Forte is the man, so much
so that there isn't a red line under his name whenever I type
his name in here. Hopefully this is recurring, but even if it
isn't, Will can and will come up with some other crazy characters.
This is the stuff that SNL needs since Will Ferrell is no longer
on the show.
Average = 64.25
Boy, this is the first sucky
show of the season. Well, these days, you're gonna get a crappy
show. Maybe it's to prepare us for the 10-year anniversary of
the worst inexcusable season next year when they present us with
the worst crap ever.
Well, next week's Tracy Morgan,
where is Best Of will feature the first time every skit he ever
appeared in made the cut into his compilation of skits.
Well, that's it. I didn't even
start to tally up the SNL PG, but fortunately, 4 people got the
WU pick correct, which will definitely jack up the overall score
as well as the individuals final score.
Thanks for reading. Later.