Sylvester Stallone / Jamiroquai
September 27, 1997

A disappointment. It was lacking an edge. It felt empty without McKinney. Sly Stallone was a surprise though. He was MUCH better than I thought! He really got into it.


[OPENING] Oprah's Book Club

Tim does Oprah ... nothing new, seen it before. Norm does Marv Albert, and does an okay job. I didn't quite enjoy this sketch. It was lacking intelligence. But it HAD to have been written by Norm! Had a couple of good lines.

Rating: 5.6 out of 10


[MONOLOGUE] Sylvester Stallone

Inappropriate of Jim to do Burgess Meredith, but it was a pretty bad impression anyway. Enjoyed Tracy Morgan as Mr. T and Chris Kattan as Adrienne. Still it had no real point or punch line.

Rating: 5.4 out of 10


[COMMERCIAL] Assjet Xerox

I got a laugh out of this one! I'll admit it. It seems for a fake commercial to be funny, it has to be tasteless.

Rating: 7.2 out of 10


[SKETCH] Rita Delvechio

Haven't laughed at this character since her first appearance. Stallone's character was DEAD ON though!

Rating: 5.9 out of 10


[SKETCH] Car accident victim bad-mouths Stallone movies

Poking fun at Sly's career was kind of funny, but it really dragged on!

Rating: 6.7 out of 10


[SKETCH] Roxbury Guys

Ugh ... recurring characters! This sketch needs a new idea or needs to lay low for a little while. It's becoming tiresome. Rocky didn't help either!

Rating: 6.5 out of 10


[SKETCH] Janet Reno decides whether or not to investigate Clinton

The Richard Jewell thing was funny, and so was Clinton. That was about it.

Rating: 5.9 out of 10


[WEEKEND UPDATE] with Norm MacDonald

Norm just gets worse and worse. Only one or two good jokes. Ana Gasteyer's character was funny and had potential, but went on waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too long! Does anyone remember this character in the Thanksgiving Audition sketch on the Phil Hartman show last year? Granted the Richard Jewell bit was HILARIOUS!

Rating: 4.2 out of 10


[SKETCH] Computer Store

The best sketch of the evening which was pretty sad being that it wasn't truly brilliant. Sly Stallone was amazingly convincing, and it was great when he lead Will Ferrell to the vending machine.

Rating: 7.2 out of 10


[SKETCH] Planet Hollywood

Pointless!! Loud and annoying fans just come up to Stallone and scream! How is that funny?!?

Rating: 4.1 out of 10


[SKETCH] Lou's Lovely Daughters

Just as bad! Ana Gasteyer was kind of funny though.

Rating: 4.1 out of 10



Here's to hoping they do better next week!

Rating: 5.9 out of 10

Episode Review written by Gordy Andina

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