Mullally / Clay Aiken
February 7, 2004
Finally! It's great to see that
SNL is taking advantage of Darrell still being on the cast.
Ted Koppel's back, and in a well-written and well-put cold opening.
They took the biggest headline of the week, and make it look
good without ruining it.
I wouldn't say that Megan confused
Ruben for Clay; it was just her way of bringing the snark here.
But this was so looking like a dub of Candace Bergen's monologue.
Shut up, Clay Studdard!
Apart from Darrell as Rivera,
this was KINDA bad.
I'm still not sure whether I
was laughing very hard at this sketch due to being drunk or because
it was idiotically funny. Maybe I'll put the bar in the middle,
but someone from the 80s and early nineties writing cast did
not write this.
70/100 Original score Plus
10 for Amy and Seth being here
I'm not sure whether I was laughing
very hard to tears at this sketch due to being drunk or because
the fact that I was drunk led me to tears here. Basically that
meant that this was too funny for words. Someone from the 80s
and early nineties writing cast wrote this.
100/100 Original score
minus 1 (for no Jeff Richards on SNL today) plus 1 (for someone
being taken out on a gurney).
TAXI DRIVER CONFESSIONS
This kind of suffered. For one
thing, it followed the best skit (of 2004) ever, but ITA with
everyone on how TPTB relies on "race" for laughs here.
It's just a little sad.
AND NOW HERE IS TONIGHT'S VERY
SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST
Shut up, Ruben Aiken?
SATURDAY NIGHT NEWS
One of the better updates! The
jokes on Meg Ryan were on point, and the same goes for the jokes
on Timberlake and other things. To top it off, Rachel as Barbara
was better than ever for people portraying her (even though it
was no Baba Waba), and the American Idol thing was just hilarious
(almost to the level of the Oprah segment).
WIZARD OF OZ
Pink Floyd + Darrell =
This is back! Nice! It's like
the one on Alec Baldwin's show, except, not as funny.
He's not that bad of a musical
guest (there have been worse); however, some people might have
preferred a 200-foot version of this guy made out of Play-Dough.
No comment. Seriously, did anyone
Overall score 1000
Pretty great show! With the
Poker skit, I thought it was going to be a crappy show. Then
with stuff like Oprah and whatever else, it picked up. Nice!