Justin Timberlake
October 11, 2003

By Julian Spivey

Tonight's Host: Justin Timberlake
I didn't think Timberlake would make a good host, but this episode was pretty good.

Tonight's Musical Guest: Justin Timberlake
Once again another bad musical guest on SNL.

(Cold Opening) Hardball
Starring: Darrell Hammond, Jeff Richards, Amy Poehler, Kenan Thompson
Yeah! Hardball is back!!! This is very likely one of or the last Hardball sketches. There has never been a bad Hardball sketch.

Highlights: Darrell Hammond is always great as Chris Matthew and Kenan Thompson is great as Gary Coleman.

Lowlights: Amy Poehler as Ann Coulter

Major Player: Darrell Hammond

Rating: 10/10

(Monolouge) Justin Timberlake
Starring: Justin Timberlake
This started out good until he sang.

Highlights: NONE

Lowlights: Timberlake sings.

Major Player: Justin Timberlake

Rating: 3/10

(Music Performance) "Rock Your Body"
Justin Timberlake sucks!!!!!!!

Rating: N/A

(Sketch) Punk'd
Starring: Justin Timberlake, Chris Parnell, Finese Mitchell, Kenan Thompson, Horatio Sanz, Horatio Sanz, Jeff Richards, Maya Rudolph
This was a pretty good sketch.

Highlights: Maya Rudolph as Christina Aguilera is always hilarious.

Lowlights: Jeff Richards as Fred Durst

Major Player: Justin Timberlake

Rating: 8/10

(Sketch) Schwarzenegger Press Conference
Starring: Darrell Hammond
Hammond's impersonnation of Schwarzenegger has improved greatly since episode one.

Highlights: Hammond as Arnold Schwarzenegger

Lowlights: NONE

Major Player: Darrell Hammond

Rating: 9/10

(Sketch) Message from Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson
This could have been better.

Highlights: Justin Timberlake as Jessica Simpson

Lowlights: The line about taking the kids to the pool.

Major Player: Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake

Rating: 6/10

Next Week: Halle Berry/Britney Spears
I don't have high expectations for this episode.

(Sketch) Omeletteville
Starring: Justin Timberlake and Chris Parnell
This could have also been better.

Highlights: Timberlake ripping the top egg off of Parnell's costume.

Lowlights: The skecth was annoying.

Major Player: Justin Timberlake

Rating: 6/10

(Commercial) Direct TV Commercial
Starring: Jeff Richards
I always love to see Richards impersonnation of Gary Busey.

Highlights: Jeff Richards as Gary Busey. This may be Richards best impersonation.

Lowlights: NONE

Major Player: Jeff Richards

Rating: 10/10

(Sketch) Boston Teens
Starring: Jimmy Fallon, Rachel Dratch, Justin Timberlake, Horatio Sanz, Seth Meyers, Chris Parnell
This is a recurring sketch that has its ups and downs.

Highlights: The line "I Will Throw You Down Like Don Zimmer"

Lowlights: Sully and Denise are getting a little old.

Major Player: Jimmy Fallon and Rachel Dratch

Rating: 7/10

(Music Performance) "Senorita"
Once again Timberlake sucks!!!

Rating: N/A

(Weekend Update) Weekend Update with Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey
Starring: Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey
This Update was quite a bit shorter than most Updates wasn't it.

Highlights: Tina Fey saying "Flirm"

Lowlights: It was a little short.

Major Player: Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey

Rating: 8/10

(Sketch) The Sharon Osbourne Show
Starring: Amy Poehler, Horatio Sanz, Fred Armisen, and Justin Timberlake

Highlights: Sanz is hilarious as Ozzy Osbourne

Lowlights: Poehler as Sharon Osbourne, Armisen as Tarrantino, and Timberlake as Miahael Bolton

Major Player: Horatio Sanz

Rating: 5/10

(Sketch) Justin sings with Kermit
Satrring: Justin Timberlake and Will Forte

Highlights: Will Forte's Kermit the Frog voice.

Lowlights: NONE

Major Player: Will Forte and Justin Timberlake

Rating: 8/10

(Commercial) Carl Weathers for Governor
Starring: Carl Weathers
Apparently this same sketch was also on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart this week.

Highlights: Carl Weathers

Lowlights: None

Major Player: Carl Weathers

Rating: 7/10

(Sketch) Poehler fall for Timberlake
Starring: Justin Timberlake, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, and Rachel Dratch

Highlights: NONE

Lowlights: Was this just a time killer?

Major Player: Amy Poehler

Rating: 2/10

(Music Performance) "Cry Me A River"
4 minutes of my life I won't get back.

Rating: N/A

(Sketch) The Barry Gibb Talk Show
Starring: Jimmy Fallon, Justin Timberlake, Horatio Sanz, Jeff Richards,and Rachel Dratch
This sketch was lame.

Highlights: Fallon's impersonation of Barry Gibb

Lowlights: The sketch was just not very good.

Major Player: Jimmy Fallon

Rating: 5/10

Goodnights weren't cut short for once. Kenan was wearing a Braves shirt so he now becomes my favorite cast member.

Best Sketch: Hardball
Worst Sketch: Poehler Falls For Timberlake
Busiest Player: Jeff Richards, Jimmy Fallon, Rachel Dratch
Underused Players: Finese Mitchell, Will Forte, Fred Armisen
Cameos: Carl Weathers
LFNY: Darrell Hammond
Funniest Single Moment: Jeff Richards as Gary Busey
Next Week: Halle Berry/Britney Spears

All in All: This episode was better than the season premiere.

Show Rating: 94/140

Jack Black/John Mayer 70/110 64%
Justin Timberlake 94/140 67%