EPISODE REVIEWS


Kelsey Grammer / Sheryl Crow
October 3, 1998


[OPENING] Bedtime at the White House

Fairly decent open, best part was all the TV shows with the references. Coulda had a better ending, though. B-

 

[MONOLOGUE] Kelsey Grammar

Had potential to be funnier, though I did like the Cheers-eqsue theme. B-

 

[COMMERCIAL] KCF Shredders

Didn't quite understand, but then again I didn't pay too much attention to the opening. C-

 

[SKETCH] The Delicious Dish

A few good lines, the Carl thing was classic, though it was tough keeping up on closed-captioning (my college roomate was sleeping for the first part of the show). B+

 

[COMMERCIAL] Terry Ferguson for Senate

Great idea! I'm getting a little sick of all the genital/sperm talk on the show recently, but the way this scandal is going, I guess I'll have to live with it. A-

 

[SKETCH] Big Bernard isn't too big for daddy

Great old-fashioned sketch. Shaq trying to get up on Tracy Morgan, nice and fairly old school. The best when Shaq is laughing at his "dad's" spanking. A

 

[COMMERCIAL] Terry Ferguson for Senate

Also good. Loved the line about how our country's schools rank 10th in the nation (if I heard it right!). A-

 

[SKETCH] Rick Stone wants a burrito

The burrito references got better throughout. A little strange, but that's what made the sketch. A-

 

[SKETCH] Hose them down!

It' not good if the only funny part is the idea that they actually brought on Hal Linden and the other two whose names escape me. D

 

[COMMERCIAL] The Best of Horatio Sanz

The crowd didn't seem to get behind it, but once again I love the concept. A-

 

[WEEKEND UPDATE] with Colin Quinn

A few killer lines, and the return of a character for a weather event was nice. Freench, no less. B+

 

[MUSICAL GUEST] Sheryl Crow

Hmm, she plays bass now. B

 

[SKETCH] Mr. Peepers goes to London

They didn't put this together the way they probably should have. Only really liked the apple eating. D+

 

[MAAKIES] by Tony Millionaire

Like last week, HUH? D

 

[SKETCH] Morning Latte

Crowd really had to warm up for this one. Great how the female host was screwing up on the rap talk (the signs, a rap-ist). Though they didn't have the outburst at the end from the stage manager. Live miscue #1 - Shaq gets caught laughing. B-

 

[SKETCH] Hello Dolly

I don't recall all the details, but as I recall it was pretty good. Especially the divorce and jail talk, and the 4 easy payments of $49.95 for a sleeping doll. A-

 

[SKETCH] ESPN2 Lumberjack Classic coverage

Good pun on all the recent religious talk in sports, and the idea that Jesus would side with one competitor or the other. Could've been funnier, though. Live miscue #2 - Kelsey Grammar mixing up the names and breaking out in laughter. Good move by Will Ferrell in not laughing. C+

 

Overall, I'd give the show a B-. Some great moments, more duds than in recent history, and a fairly cool crowd didn't help. BTW, where was Tim Meadows?


Episode Review written by Lukas Hoffland


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