Jack Black / John Mayer
October 4, 2003

By Kara

Pre Show Thoughts- I love Jack Black, I think he is so
funny and he did an amazing job his first time
hosting, and since this is the season finale and they
have had all summer to come up with ideas for
sketches, this sould be a awesome episode.

Cold Opening-Californians for Schwarzenegger
This was pretty funny, Darrell does a great of
sounding like Arnold, but he needs a little work on
his look. He made me laugh a few times, and I think
this was a good start to the new season.
Overall Grade: A-
Best Player: Darrell Hammond
Worst Player: none

Monologue-
I loved this monologue, it was so funny especially
with the surprise from Will, but I was hoping that
Jack would do a little something different than sing
because that is what he did is last time in his
monlogue, but it was still a good monlogue.
Overall Grade: A
Best Player: Will Ferrell
Worst Player: none

Commercial: Huggies Thong
This was pretty funny, not the best comercial SNL has
made, but it was pretty funny.
Overall Grade: B
Best Player: Maya Rudolph
Worst Player: Rachel Dratch

Commercial: Queer Eye for the Straight Gal
This was unbelievably funny. They were all great in
it, very funny, definetly deserves a A+.
Overall Grade: A+
Best Player: Maya Rudolph
Worst Player: none

Show: The Wade Robson Project
This was pretty funny, although I haven't seen that
show, I can't really say if it was a accurate
impression. but from what I saw, I thought it was
hysterical.
Overall Grade: A
Best Player: Maya Rudolph
Worst Player: Amy Poehler

Sketch: Cooking Class
I didn't think this one wasd too funny, really just
mostly digusting with the hair thing. The really only
funny people in the sketch were Rachel, Fred and
Horatio. Hopefully, the next time they do one of these
sketches, it will be funnier.
Overall Grade: D
Best Player: Fred Ameisan
Worst Player: Chris Parnell

Cartoon: Yankees Superheroes
This was pretty funny, because I love the Yankees, I
wouldn't mind seeing this cartoon again.
Overall Grade: B+

Weekend Update:
As usual WU was the funnniest part of SNL. Everything
was solid, the jokes and the commentaries. Te jokes
were great Jeff did a great job with the impressiso,
Finesse I was so amazed by, his first episode and he
delivers a solid performance, and the Bill Cosby/Wanda
Sykes skit was funny also, again another solid
performance from a new cast member, Kenan Thompson.
Awesome Weekend Update.
Overall Grade: A+
Best Player: tie: Jimmy Fallon & Tina Fey
Worst Player: none

Sketch: The Wheel Bar & Grill
I didn't really like this sketch, I didn't get the
point of it and it just wasn't funny.
Overall Grade: D
Best Player: Amy Poehler
Worst Player: Horatio Sanz

Sketch: Wine Tasting
This sketch was okay, it got really boring after a
while because yo just knew what was going to happen, I
was expecting better.
Overall Grade: C-
Best Player: Seth Meyers
Worst Player: none

Musical Sketch: Telemarketing
I've got to admit I am really getting sick of this
whole do-not-call thing, so this was pretty funny to
me, it could have been bette, but it wasn't horrible.
Overall Grade: B-
Best Player: none
Worst Player: none

Cast Member Stats:

Rachel Dratch: 6 Sketches (Monolgue, Huggies Thong,
Queer Eye for the Straight Gal, Cooking Class, The
Wheel and Bar Grill, Wine Tasting)
Jimmy Fallon: 2 Sketches (Monologue, Weekend Update)
Tina Fey: 3 Sketches (Monlogue, Queer Eye for the
Straight Gal, Weekend Update)
Darrell Hammond: 1 Sketch (Cold Opening)
Chris Parnell: 4 Sketches (Monlogue, Cooking Class,
Yankee Super Heroes, Telemarketers)
Amy Poehler: 5 Sketches (Monlogue, Queer Eye for the
Straight Gal, The Wade Robson Project, The Wheel and
Bar Grill, Telemarketers)
Maya Rudolph: 8 Sketches (Monolgue, Huggies Thong,
Queer Eye for the Straight Gal, The Wade Robson
Project, Weekend Update, The Wheel and Bar Grill, Wine
Tasting, Telemarketers)
Horatio Sanz: 5 Sketches (Monlogue, Cooking Class, The
Wheel Bar and Grill, Wine Tasting, Telemarketers)
Fred Armeisan: 2 Sketches (Monologue, Cooking Class)
Will Forte: 2 Sketches (Monolgue, Telemarketers)
Finesse Mitchell: 3 Sketches (Monolgue, The Wade
Robson Project, Weekend Update)
Kenan Thompson: 4 Sketches (Monlogue, Weekend Update,
The Wheel Bar and Grill, Telemarketers)

Most Popular Player: Maya Ruolph
Least Popular Player: Darrell Hammond

Best Player: Maya Rudolph
Worst Player: none

Best Commercial: Queer Eye for the Straight Gal
Worst Commercial: Huggies Thong

Best Cartoon: Yankees Super Heroes
Worst Cartoon: none

Overall Grade of this Episode: A-

Post Show Thoughts: I think this was a pretty good
season opener, it could have been better though, I was
expecting better from Jack, but overall, this was a
pretty good episode.