EPISODE REVIEWS


Alec Baldwin / Luciano Pavarotti
December 12, 1998


[OPENING] Clinton apologizes to America

It was okay. Could've been better.

Grade: B+

 

[MONOLOGUE] Alec Baldwin

I liked this monologue. It was funny when it showed John Goodman being a cast member in like 10 years. I also liked the part with that Jimmy guy. He's funny.

Grade: A

 

[COMMERCIAL] NBA on NBC

This was one of the best commercials of the season. I hope the NBA players saw this and decided to start the season. I liked how the announcer was like "The All-Star game in Philadelphia is CANCELED!" It was hilarious.

Grade: A

 

[SKETCH] Morning Latte

This sketch was best with Chris Farley. It has not gotten better. But, it is still a sketch I look forward to. Will Farrell is probably the best male actor for SNL. I liked how they kept talking about marijuana and how smoking it is hereditary. Cheri Oteri is funny as hell. Alec Baldwin wasn't really good at shouting at them.

Grade: B

 

[SKETCH] Clown Katie visits Cassidy

This was weird as hell. Who writes this garbage? It was probably the weirdest thing I've ever seen. Too weird.

Grade: D+

 

[TV FUNHOUSE] Harlem Globetrotters

This one was also out there. It was kinda funny. Like when Baby Jesus started dunking on the Globetrotters. What's up with Rob Smigel lately?

Grade: C+

 

[COMMERCIAL] Save on long distance calls

I thought this was funny. Dial 10-10- 1876-.... I liked when they told you how to remember it. This is something I could see Jim Breuer doing.

Grade: A-

 

[MUSICAL GUEST] Luciano Pavarotti with Vanessa Williams

I really liked this. It was nice to see a change of pace after the Beastie Boys. Vanessa Williams is hot.

Grade: A

 

[WEEKEND UPDATE] with Colin Quinn

Weekend Update kinda gets less funny each show.

Grade: D-

 

[SKETCH] The Delicious Dish

I am still laughing. I'm glad they had it on the Christmas special too. Funniest sketch of the night. "I can't wait to get my mouth around your balls." "Everybody loves my Schwetti balls." Saved the slumping Delicious Dish.

Grade: A+

 

[SKETCH] Impeachment Hearings

I can't say I remember this.

No grade

 

[COMMERCIAL] Chanukah Hymns

This one is vague also.

No grade

 

[SKETCH] Bill Brasky gang at bar

I love the Bill Brasky sketches. I think they should do more of them. I also liked how they kept saying things like "I'm legally retarded!" Great ending sketch.

Grade: A

 

Overall- Overall this was the best show of the season. Can't wait til 99!

Overall: B+


Episode Review written by Mark Miller


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