Ripa / Outkast
November 1, 2003
I got into the audience for the
dress rehearsal. The dress rehearsal was way funnier than the
live show. I'll review the sketches that made the live show
George Bush: DARRELL? I guess
I'm one of the few people who likes Chris Parnell's impression
of Bush. This sketch was funny, but I think this is one of the
few impersonations that Darrell didn't get down.
Monologue: One of the better
monologues. The guy that was playing Paula Pell's husband is
a stand-up comedian named JB Smooth that warms up the audience
before the show.
Kelly Ripa Hair Commercial:
This was pretty good.
Regis and Kelly: I was wondering
how they were going to do this with Kelly on the show. She played
Angelina pretty well.
Access Hollywood: Horatio and
Kelly laughed their way through this in the dress rehearsal.
Kelly cracked up even before the sketch started, and I could
hear people off stage telling her to calm down. This was my
favorite sketch of the night.
Weekend Update: Jimmy and Tina
had great jokes. Horatio's Jimmy Buffett piece was funnier in
the live show.
Cow Farts: I was really hoping
this wouldn't make the live show, but the dress rehearsal audience
went berserk over it, so I figured it would get into the show.
I didn't really care for it though.
Lalani: This was an allright
sketch. The paint thinner line was added for the live show,
and I think that made it better.
Spy Glass: This sketch was way
longer in the dress rehearsal, and so much funnier. When Racheal
was in the dumpster, she was wearing buck teeth, and mumbling
incoherently, and then Seth said "Thank you for that report.
I didn't catch a word you said". The live version bombed.
I figured it would go in the show no matter what though because
this was the only sketch out of 13 that Seth was in, besides
the pre-recorded thing in Regis and Kelly.
Dog Shelter: This was pretty
good. The dog was pacing around more in the live show which
I think made the sketch better.
Overall: It was an ok show,
but it had the potential to be the best one of the 4 new shows
if the right sketches had been chosen.
Sketches that got cut:
Liza and David: Horatio played
a heavy David Guest lying around his house, and Mya broke in
as a drunk Liza Minelli, who then proceeded to beat him up before
singing "Cabaret". This really should have gone on
over Mya's other sketch with Lalani. This didn't involve the
host at all, so maybe it will still turn up in the next couple
Bon Jovi Concert: Will played
a guy sitting on another guy's shoulders who hits on Kelly who
is sitting on someone else's shoulders. He figures it is a good
way to meet girls since he is the only guy on top of someone
else's shoulders. By the end of the concert, they are married.
Sweater Teacher: Will had another
great sketch where two students, played by Amy and Kelly tried
to bribe him for good grades by buying him sweaters.
Gospel Choir: Kelly played the
only white girl in an all black Chior lead by Kenan and Finesse.
Kelly was a stripper that the two guys brought into the choir.
I thought for sure this was going into the live show since this
was the only sketch that had Kenan and Finesse in it.
Spa: Will had yet another sketch
where him and Fred played bizarre men who were going to give
Chris Parnell, who had a gift certificate to the place, wierd
treatments to his body.
News Helicopter: Chris played
a sleazy news reporter in a helicopter with Kelly who was more
concerned with hitting on her than reporting the news.