Sylvester Stallone / Jamiroquai
September 27, 1997
[OPENING] Oprah's Book Club
An amusing sketch having Marv Albert appear on Oprah. Norm MacDonald was actually pretty good as Albert, but the writing was pretty weak. However, it did have some good moments, like when he introduced "family friend" Rod.
[MONOLOGUE] Sylvester Stallone
Pretty funny having the characters from "Rocky" come out and play their parts. Some good impressions.
[COMMERCIAL] Assjet Xerox
Amusing, but nothing special.
[SKETCH] Rita Delvechio
I always thought this was funny, but not as funny as it could be. This was one of the weaker Rita sketches.
[SKETCH] Car accident victim bad-mouths Stallone movies
I liked the way Stallone was able to take some jokes about the terrible movies he has made, and there have been quite a few. It went on a little too long, but it had a great premise.
[SKETCH] Roxbury Guys
It definately had some good ideas, but it didn't gel together as well as it could have.
[SKETCH] Janet Reno decides whether or not to investigate Clinton
One of the weaker segments of the show. It didn't really have any good jokes or ideas, it was just a chance for Will Ferrell to do his impression of Janet Reno.
[TV FUNHOUSE] Fun With Real Audio: Casablanca Outtakes
Very funny. You can't go wrong with flatulence jokes, especially when you put them in "Casablanca."
[WEEKEND UPDATE] with Norm MacDonald
Some good jokes from Norm as always, and Ana Gasteyer and Richard Jewell were both funny.
[MISCELLANEOUS] Joe Pesci confronts Stallone
Although not really a skit, it was funny to see them talk before introducing Jamiroquai.
[SKETCH] Computer Store
Not as funny as it could have been, but still pretty amusing and it was fun to see Stallone portray someone like that.
[THE LOST DEEP THOUGHTS] by Jack Handey
Although not an especially good one, I was thrilled to see the return of "Deep Thoughts," so I'll give it a high grade anyway.
[SKETCH] Planet Hollywood
Very weak. The writers were obviously desperate for an idea.
[SKETCH] Lou's Lovely Daughters
Cheri Oteri was hilarious, not to mention the only bright spot of this segment.
[COMMERCIAL] Elton John's Tributes to Other Dead Celebrities
This sketch/"commercial" was over just when it was going somewhere!
[MUSICAL GUEST] Jamiroquai
I'm not a very big Jamiroquai fan, but I suppose they did pretty well if you are a fan.
I was VERY disapointed, but it did have its moments.
Episode Review written by Kyle Johnson
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