EPISODE REVIEWS


Claire Danes / Mariah Carey
November 15, 1997


[OPENING] Hillary Clinton speaks to America for one minute

Pretty funny skit. I liked it when Hillary brought the documents out of her pocket and started threatening Bill.

Grade: B

 

[MONOLOGUE] Claire Danes

I thought this was a good monologue ... especially since I live right near Yale. They should have used the cast member as the people who asked questions.

Grade: B+

 

[COMMERCIAL] The Weston Collection's I'm #1 Hat

Pretty dumb, but the commercials usually are. I like skits much better.

Grade: C

 

[SKETCH] Barry Scheck's apartment

By far, the best skit of the night. I thought it was hilarious. It was great to see O.J. again. Any skit with Norm is great.

Grade: A+

 

[SKETCH] The View

Not a very funny skit. It didn't have much of a plot, though. Ana Gasteyer was funny and so was Claire Danes.

Grade: C+

 

[SKETCH] Bobbi & Marty Culp perform at Colbert College

It started out funny and the song was alright, but it didn't really go anywhere. Claire Danes was funny yelling at her parents

Grade: B

 

[TV FUNHOUSE] The Ambiguously Gay Duo

Dumb. But I don't really like any "TV Funhouse." This skit is getting old.

Grade: D

 

[SKETCH] Hallmark's Peter Pan

I liked this skit a lot. They should do more fairy tales. This was hilarious. Tinkerbell was awesome.

Grade: A

 

[WEEKEND UPDATE] with Norm MacDonald

Norm is always funny but I thought that Joe Blow was just dumb. But that isn't Norm's fault

Grade: C+

 

[MUSICAL GUEST] Mariah Carey

Always the worst part of the show and I don't particularly like Mariah Carey

Grade: D

 

[SKETCH] Mr. Peepers goes home

Funny skit, but none of the other cast members were even close as good as Chris Kattan.

Grade: B+

 

[SKETCH] CEO Dreamboats Magazine

Was this a commercial or a skit? It was kind of between both. But it was pretty dumb

Grade: D+

 

[SKETCH] The Louvre

Not too bad, but had no plot. I like the way they couldn't pronounce any of the French words.

Grade: C+

 

[THE LOST DEEP THOUGHTS] by Jack Handey

I don't even remember what it was. But it is never that funny.

 

OVERALL

Not a very good show. I don't mean to be sexist but there were way to many skits with all of the women cast members. Where were Tim Meadows and others? They were hardly in it.

Grade: C+


Episode Review written by Alastair Hamilton


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