Black / John Mayer
October 4, 2003
1= good skit .5 = ok skit 0 = blaahhhhh
Arnold Opening - I thought this
captured the essence of Arnold perfectly.
Although everyone knew this skit was gonna happen, it still needed
done. The make up is wretched, and I actually thought Jimmy's
Update sounded more accurate. But it was good none the less.
Opening Credits - Is it me, or
did anyone else think the style looks
eeexactly like the the Corn Chips Nail Tips commercial? Heh.
style isn't much of a change from last time, but still cool.
I'm jealous to
already see Finesse in a limo with hot girls all over him. Although
thought the part of his bio on nbc.com was a typo, I guess not!
Forte is a
full cast member! Poor Fred was left behind, but oh well. Sandler,
and Meadows had to sit through seeing Schnieder, Farley, Rock,
promoted before them too.
Monologue - Nothing like a good
ol song and dance monologue starring the
host and cast to start off the season. Kenan obviously lost
a lot of
weight. He usd to be he hu-uge before. The Will Ferrell cameo
Horatio's scatting was just plain goofy, but great. Entertaining
Huggies Thongs - *hardest I laughed
all night award* Ahhhh this bit was
genius. Such a great idea. I commend who ever wrote this piece.
Queer Eye - The most obvious
parody in the world, but still provided some
really good laughs. The female cast displayed great talent.
I really liked
Amy in the opening credits part. Solid piece. 1
Wade Robinson Project - The physical
comedic talent shown was fantastic.
The moves of Maya and Amy were hilarious, especially when Amy
had the baby
and through it away. Jack Black's donkey kicks were insane.
I thought Seth
did a great job. A goo goo gee gee a gah gah gah! Grade A physical
Cooking Class - the skit survives
without the he-she jokes! Nice to see
Parnell possibly get another recurring character. Fred is always
of this sketch, without a doubt. Horatio's character was pretty
Good silly skit. 1
Yankees - this was just ppplain
messed up, but I somehow still thought it to
be funny. I'd like to see Smigel do a better satire next time
just plain weirdness. 1
WU - The jokes were pretty good!
I can't believe this is the 4th season of
Fallon and Fey. Few Updaters have made it to the 4th season.
Jane Curtin, and Dennis Miller. And Norm didn't even get to
stay the whole
year. Jeff's impression was well impressive! Har! Finesse
commentary was very good, but I felt like I was watching BET.
I was also
disappointed because I've seen that bit before on Kilbourne,
but I guess if
you wanna make it into the first episode, you gotta start off
that you know is good. I didn't see the Emmy's, so could someone
tell me if
the whole Cosby thing was based on a real event? Even if it
Cosby impression was AMAZING. He had the voice deeead on. Kudos
Maya's Sykes seemed too much like her Glenda Goodwin, but hey
it happens. 1
Singer at the Bar - Ummm....this
was alright. A few good funny moments, but
this skit didn't leave me in stitches or anything. Nothing that
Abe drinkin'! .5
Wine Critic - A one joke piece.
I still liked it though. I guess cause I
was in a good mood from it being the premiere and all. 1
Telemarketer - This didn't necessarily
leave me in stitches, but you can
tell lots of creativity was put into the making of it, so you
have to give
credit there. I liked Forte's line about cocaine. Only Black
this off. 1
Overall: Pretty good ep! Looking
back, a lot of the sketches that I gave
full credit too aren't the most memorable pieces in the world,
but somehow I
still liked them. Pretty solid work done for the premiere.
I had a great
time watching. Something feels different about the show this
year. I got
that same feeling in 2000. It's that feeling that the new season
to be something very different from the previous. In 2000, Oteri,
and Colin were gone. Update was revamped. Expensive looking
credits. Now this season evokes that same feeling that the show
changed. New set, new opening credits. Two new cast members.
Richards, and Meyers all being full fledged cast members now.
The lack of
Tracy and Kattan.
Grading - 10.5/11