EPISODE REVIEWS


Cameron Diaz / Smashing Pumpkins
September 26, 1998


That Little Message Thing:

I haven't seen too much of her, and what I have seen of her have been real crap cakes (I don't know, I just made that word up), like "Feeling Minnesota." Well, I knew that she was hot, so I was expecting some skits relating to her beauty. I've always liked the Smashing Pumpkins, especially when they come on the show. You just knew that a ton on Clinton stuff was coming. Let's see what I thought.

 

Oprah 2002:

This was an interesting view at what this scandal will look like in four years. It was pretty funny, and a solid opening to a new year. --7.5 out of 10

 

Monologue:

I laughed out loud at this one, and I thought that it was funny, but the idea was just plain stupid. Then again, I wasn't quite sure what Cameron would do with her monologue. --6.5 out of 10

 

Master Card: Some Memories Are Priceless:

Funny parody, but not the type of commercial I was looking for. I didn't want them do to too much about Clinton. --6.5 out of 10

 

The View:

I love these ones, especially how Tracy Morgan portrays Star Jones. This was a very funny skit, but the ending was a little weird. --8.5 out of 10

 

Oops! I Crapped My Pants:

This was very funny, but they should have switched the order of this commercial and the first Clinton commercial. Laugh-out-loud worthy. --8 out of 10

 

The Ladies Man:

Hilarious!!! Tim's Clinton immitation was so off, but so funny. And you can't hate Cameron Diaz as a skank. --9.5 out of 10

 

The Best of the First 20 Minutes of SNL:

I love the idea! SNL can finally mock SNL! --9 out of 10

 

Hollywood Squares:

Good impressions and good use of featured players, but poorly-written. I watched the actual show a few weeks later, and Gilbert Gottfried was on it, and he was just as annoying as Fallon's dead-on impression. --7.5 out of 10

 

Fun With Real Audio: Presidential Address Outtakes:

This was very funny and disgusting, and I'm glad that they kept the Real Audio segment. This one was a little like last year's, when they had "Casa Blanca," outtakes. --8 out of 10

 

Weekend Update with Colin Quinn:

Funny jokes, and I like the new set. I'm glad that they had Dominican Lou, and they had a great reason to put him in there. --8 out of 10

 

Smashing Pumpkins:

Good beat, good rythym, good grade. --8 out of 10

 

Roxbury Guys meet Festrunk Brothers:

I knew that they were going to promote their new movie! I wonder why they switched clubs. Well, the cameos were great! Funny, too. --10 out of 10 (you know, the cameos)

 

\Witches' Potion:

Funny similies, but this basically stunk. More good cameos. --4 out of 10

 

Gap: President Clinton:

I've seen these commericals, and they had a good "montage" of sequences. Not really funny, though. --4 out of 10

 

Jingleheimer Junction:

Extrodinary!!! Definetly the skit of the night!!! Even when I was almost asleep on the couch, I couldn't help but demonstrate my ability to perform non-stop laughter. --10 out of 10

 

Gap: Hillary Clinton:

I don't even get this thing with the guitar. --3 out of 10

 

A Message from the Spice Girls:

I like Chris in this. It was funnny, and not pointless. It was pointful. --7 out of 10

 

Maakies:

For some strange reason I enjoyed it. --7 out of 10

 

Gap: Kenneth Starr:

If they keep showing these, I'll keep dropping a grade for them. --2 out of 10

 

Overall: This was a funny show with a bit too many commercial praodies. I may have liked them more if some were saved for next week. But a good start to the new season, and even though SNL has months to prepare for their first episode, first episodes aren't always perfect.

--7 out of 10


Episode Review written by Harriet


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