EPISODE REVIEWS


Gwyneth Paltrow / Barenaked Ladies
February 6, 1999


[OPENING] Clinton won't gloat

A fairly funny opener. That's all!

Grade: B-

 

[MONOLOGUE] Gwyneth Paltrow

I liked this a lot. To see Gwyneth talking with an accent was hilarious and brilliant. It was also good to see Ben Affleck (especially since
they broke up with each other not to long ago).

Grade: A

 

[SKETCH] E!'s impeachment coverage

This sketch was average. Gwyneth's Sharon Stone was on the dot. Jimmy Fallon is always fun to watch. Oteri was pretty funny too.

Grade: B

 

[COMMERCIAL] VH1 promo: Joan Jett

I loved this one. Those VH1 commercials are funny themseleves, but SNL's parody's are real close to theirs that they seem real.

Grade: A

 

[SKETCH] Mary Katherine Gallagher tries to join Black Angels

Usual Mary Katherine Gallagher shtick. It was ok. (Yawn!)

Grade: C-

 

[COMMERCIAL] VH1 promo: John Oates

Even better than the Joan Jett one. Whatever happened to Oates anyway? Did he ever write any songs? Oh well! Great parody! Cool line: "I'm Oates."

Grade: A+

 

[SKETCH] Mindy & Sky sing

A funny idea with a few laughs. It could've been better (like most sketches).

Grade: D+

 

[TV FUNHOUSE] X-Presidents

VERY FUNNY!!!!!!! Man, I love TV FUNHOUSE! Robert Smigel should have his own TV show. Best line: "Oh yeah, you mine boy!"

Grade: A+

 

[COMMERCIAL] Staten Island Nurses

See Mindy & Sky sing sketch review.

Grade: D

 

[WEEKEND UPDATE] with Colin Quinn

Colin is very funny on Update. I hope they keep him for another season. Funny stuff.

Grade: B+

 

[MUSICAL GUEST] Barenaked Ladies

I like this song a lot even though it's all been heard before (by me).

Grade: A

 

[SKETCH] Healey family is full of voices

This was a really funny one. I mean a family that uses movie voices to express themselves is too funny. Best line: "Get out while you can!"

 

[COMMERCIAL] VH1 promo: Colin Hay

Not as funny as the 1st two, but decent.

Grade: B-

 

[SKETCH] Biography

Darell Hammond is SNL's best impressionist since Phil Hartman. He did excellent in this sketch. The sketch overall was average.

Grade: B

 

[SKETCH] NBC Nightly News: Political parties can't agree

A pretty funny sketch being that it aired as late as it did. Good writing.

Grade: A-

 

[COMMERCIAL] Hardcore Rock

It was funny to see Gwyneth Paltrow say that she loves hardcore pornography. Good ender.

Grade: A

 

OVERALL REVIEW:

It was an average episode. I wish Tim Meadows could've appreared (at least as the Ladies Man). Hopefully it will get better soon (in time for the Bill Murray episode). Not much else to say (since the review is about the same as the last one).

OVERALL GRADE: C


Episode Review written by Eric Amundsen


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