EPISODE REVIEWS


John Goodman / Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
April 10, 1999


Clinton Goes Back To Lying: It was allright. It got off to a slow
start, but it was funny. Grade: A

 

Monologue: Great monologue. One of the better ones of the season.
Very creative. Grade: A+

 

Adult Literacy Program: And it crashes. If a sketch this early in the
show is bad, you know the episode is not gonna be strong. This was a
poor use of Goodman's talents. Grade: F

 

Shaun Mondavi Vineyards: This for about thalf of the sketch was funny,
and then it crashed with the way it was ended. It was dissapointing.
Plus, I'm kind of tired of Will Ferrell. Grade: C

 

CNN Newstand: And it gets lower. Grade: F

 

Wrap It Up: Another sketch that started off decent and then had a weak
ending. Chrrs Kattan was funny, but then it got weak. Grade: C+

 

Hello Dolly: A better sketch. The sick looking doll and the one with
the gummy bears in the diaper were hilarious. It was also funny
listening to how disfunctional the hosts' lives are. Grade: A+

 

Weekend Update: One of the better updates of the season. Colin's jokes
were good, Tracy Morgan was sort of okay, but Colette Reardon is what
topped it off. I love this recurring chracter. Grade: A

 

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: How dull was this?

 

Santa Gets Drunk: This was about as dumb as any sketch can get. This
cast has so much more talent. I'm tired of this. Do something else.
Grade: F

 

Happy Smile Patrol: Sort of okay. I had to laugh when Cheri's
character was shown as all messed up. Grade: C+

 

VH1 Behind the Music-Bun E. Carlos: Stupid. Grade: F

 

Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: Boring.

 

Whorehouse's Data Entry: Great sketch! This should have been put a
whole lot earlier in the show. Annual sex? "I'm just a prostitute. I
can't type". Grade: A+

 

Overall: Well, it wan't horribly bad, but it wasn't great either. I
would have loved to have seen that Britney Spears sketch. Too bad it
was cut. The more Cheri, the better, because she's about all that made
me laugh in this episode. I was waiting for Goodman to do a Linda Tripp
sketch. Where in this show were Molly Shannon and Jimmy Fallon's
talents used? This was the worst one of the season, right down there
with the Kelsey Grammer and Ben Stiller shows.
Grade: C


Episode Review written by Eric Golden


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