EPISODE REVIEWS


Chris Farley / The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
October 25, 1997


[OPENING] Farley gets permission to host

Hilarious. Chris Farley was great. I loved it when he tried to break the table.

Grade: A

 

[MONOLOGUE] Chris Farley

Great ... best monologue I've seen in a long time. Tim Meadows, Chris Rock, and Chevy Chase were all great.

Grade: A+

 

[COMMERCIAL] Yum Bubble Genital Herpes Gum

Not very funny.

Grade: D

 

[SKETCH] Morning Latte

Okay. Cheri Oteri was annoying but Chris Farley was pretty funny.

Grade: C+

 

[SKETCH] Mary Katherine Gallagher

Alright. I've seen better Mark Katherine Gallagher skits. Jim Breuer was funny.

Grade: B

 

[COMMERCIAL] Martha Stewart: Living promo

Not bad, but it lacked a descent plot. Pretty funny though.

Grade: B

 

[SKETCH] Matt Foley: Motivational Speaker

One of the best skits of the night. It was great to see Matt Foley again.

Grade: A

 

[WEEKEND UPDATE] with Norm MacDonald

Not one of the best "Weekend Updates," but Norm is always funny. Tracey Morgan was pretty funny as "the other black guy."

Grade: B+

 

[MUSICAL GUEST] The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Nat bad, but the musical guests are always the worst part of the show.

Grade: C+

 

[SKETCH] Goth Talk

Had no plot. One of the worst skits of the night. Will Ferrell was funny, though.

Grade: D+

 

[THE LOST DEEP THOUGHTS] By Jack Handey

Pretty stupid.

Grade: D

 

[SKETCH] The Sally Show

Funny skit. I loved the part when Chris Farley ripped Tim Meadows' arms off.

Grade: A

 

[SKETCH] Hank Williams Jr. records Monday Night Football song

Started off funny, but then it wouldn't go anywhere. Stupid ending.

Grade: C

 

[SKETCH] The Super Fans ... where are they now?

Decent skit. Mike Ditka was good and so was Chris Farley. But the beginning was pretty dumb.

Grade: B+

 

[SKETCH] El Nino fights on The Weather Channel

Okay skit. Didn't really have much of a plot but Farley and Kattan were both hilarious.

Grade: B

 

OVERALL:

The best episode of the season so far. I have been waiting for 3 years for Chris Farley to host the show. I finally got my wish. Any show with Chris Farley is great, even though some of the writing was weak.

Grade: A


Episode Review written by Alastair Hamilton


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