Halle Berry / Britney Spears
October 18, 2003

By Julian Spivey

Tonight's Host:Halle Berry
No high expectations here.

Tonight's Musical Guest: Britney Spears
I've got to get my earplugs ready.


(Cold Opening) Bryant Rape Case
This was one of the best sketches of the night.
Starring: Finese Mitchell, Maya Rudloph, Chris Parnell

Highlights: The whole sketch was hilarious.

Lowlights: NONE

Major Player: Maya Rudolph

LFNY: Maya Rudolph

Rating: 9/10

(Monolouge) Halle Berry
This is better than most monolouges are.
Starring: Halle Berry, Britney Spears, Lorne Michaels, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey

Highlights: Lorne Michaels trying to get Berry and Spears to kiss.

Lowlights: Halle Berry is not funny why the hell is she on SNL.

Major Player: Halle Berry & Lorne Michaels

Rating: 7/10

(Commecial) Gaystrogen
This was one of many commercial parodies SNL did tonight.
Starring: Chris Parnell, Fred Armisen, Finese Mitchell

Highlights: Armisen losing his queerness.

Lowlights: Parnell playing a gay character.

Major Player: Fred Armisen

Rating: 7/10

(Sketch) Don Zimmer's Sports Spectacular
The premise of this sketch is that Zimmer repeatedly gets tossed to the ground.
Starring: Horatio Sanz, Darrell Hammond, Halle Berry, Will Forte, Pete Rose

Highlights: Sanz as Zimmer

Lowlights: Richards as Rose and This was Hammond's only appearance of the night.

Major Player: Horatio Sanz

Rating: 9/10

(Sketch) Versace
I am sick and tired of all the Versace sketches SNL does.
Starring: Maya Rudolph, Horatio Sanz, Halle Berry

Highlights: Sanz as Elton John wearing a Spongebob costume, Donatella Versace calling Elton John Spongebob Queerpants.

Lowlights: Maya Rudolph's Donatella Versace impression is annoying.

Major Player: Maya Rudolph

Rating: 7/10

(Commercial) Telelink
This definitely was not funny
Starring: Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, and some others who weren't funny.

Highlights: NONE

Lowlights: The whole thing.

Major Player: NO ONE

Rating: 2/10

(Commercial) Quick Ones
This was also not funny.
Starring: Halle Berry, Will Forte, Seth Meyers, Amy Poehler

Highlights: None

Lowlights: The whole thing.

Major Player: Will Forte

Rating: 3/10

(Sketch) Japanese Restaurant
This is already the second time Finese Mitchell has used this.
Starring: Finese Mitchell, Halle Berry, Maya Rudolph, Chris Parnell, Amy Poehler, Keenan Thompson

Highlights: The cheering and the names were funny.

Lowlights: I hope this is not the only thing that Mitchell can do.

Major player: Finese Mitchell

Rating: 8/10

(Commercial) National Enquirer
Stop with the stupid commercial parodies already.
Starring: people who didn't make me laugh.

Highlights:NONE

Lowlights: Everything

Major Players: No ONE

Rating: 4/10 (this is a mercy rating)

(Musical Performance) Britney Spears
This is obviously lipsynching.

Rating: N/A

(Weekend Update) with Jimmy Fallon & Tina Fey
This was the best part of the show.
Starring: Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Fred Armisen, Horatio Sanz, George Wendt

Highlights: It's good to see Geroge Wendt doing the Swerzski super fans again.

Lowlights: None

Major Player: George Wendt

Rating: 10/10

(Commercial) The Best of Klymax
WHY SO MANY COMMERCIALS
Starring: Seth Meyers, Fred Armisen, Kenan Thompson, Finese Mitchell, Hale Berry, Maya Rudlolp, Rachel Dratch

Highlights: Thompson and Mitchel playing women characters.

Lowlights: It's official: Seth Meyers is the most annoying cast memeber ever.

Major Player: No one

Rating: 3/10

(Sketch) Tom Brokaw doing Phone Mesasage
Parnell is not as good at doing Brokaw as Carvey was.
Starring: Chris Parnell and Halle Berry

Highlights: Parnell's impression of Brokaw is good.

Lowlights: But it is not as good as Dana Carvey's

Major player: Chris Parnell

Rating: 8/10

(Next Week) The Best of Tracy Morgan
HELL YEAH!!!!

(Musical Performance) Britney Spears
Why can't SNL find good musical Guests?

Rating: n/a

(Sketch) Ashford & Simpson
Parts of it were good other parts were bad.
Starring: Maya Rudolph, Finese Mitchell, Halle Berry, Kenan Tompson

Highlights: Thompson as Ashford

Lowlights: I don't know. Most of it.

Major Player: Kenan Thompson

Rating: 7/10

(Sketch) Have You Ever Been with A Speed Reader
This was pretty funny.
Satrring: Halle Berry and Will Forte

Highlights: Forte's line about having a big dic-tionary.

Lowlights: None

Major Player: Will Forte

Rating: 9/10

Goodnights were cut short once again this time for a freakin' Third Watch commercial.


Best Sketch: Weekend Update
Worst Sketch: Telelink
Busiest Players:Chris Parnell and Maya Rudolph
Underused Players: Darrell Hammond and Jimmy Fallon
Cameos: George Wendt
LFNY: Maya Rudolph
Funniest Single Moment: Swerzski Super Fans
Next Week: The Best of Tracy Morgan (Which brings up the question do you post reviews on Best Of episodes)


All in all: This episode let me down.

Show's Rating: 93/140

Jack Black/John Mayer 70/110 64%
Justin Timberlake 94/140 67%
Halle Berry/Britney Spears 93/110 66%