EPISODE REVIEWS


Gwyneth Paltrow / Barenaked Ladies
February 6, 1999


[OPENING] Clinton won't gloat

it was hard to catch, but besides Al Gore and the song and dance, the funniest part of this was when 'Monica' spilt beer on her dress and Clinton said 'Careful' and then looked at the camera. get it?

B+

 

[MONOLOGUE] Gwyneth Paltrow

it seemed like the writers couldn't think of anything for Gwyneth to do, so they let her do what she does best. i'm glad it was short though, the monologues usually suck.

C+

[SKETCH] E!'s impeachment coverage

Andy Dick cracked me up, like i'm sure you did. Fallon wasn't bad either in this, but still nothing special.

C+

 

[COMMERCIAL] VH1 promo: Joan Jett

some points for the good impression, she sort of looked like her, but not
extremely funny, however.

C+

 

[SKETCH] Mary Katherine Gallagher tries to join Black Angels

Yep, this was definitely one of the best MKG's so far, and i'm not even a big fan of it. I loved her monologue from the movie this time. Paltrow did
make a good bad girl. did that make sense?

B+

 

[COMMERCIAL] VH1 promo: John Oates

come on guys, Chris had to do a lot with so little. hilarious mustache on him too.

B+

 

[SKETCH] Mindy & Sky sing

Man, this went nowhere fast. I guess that was the point though. Hey, Fallon plays guitar just like Sandler, he should have done that instead.

C

 

[TV FUNHOUSE] X-Presidents

I'd rather of watched the 'gay duo', and i thought this was kinda long and slow. i just didnt think it was funny. gimme my ace and gary!

C-

 

[COMMERCIAL] Staten Island Nurses

I could tell it was going to suck from the beginning. The chips on the patient brought it up a little though.

C+

 

[WEEKEND UPDATE] with Colin Quinn

I am the biggest Norm fan of them all. But Norm wasn't there, so I had to watch Colin. Colin just seems like a normal guy telling jokes up there, nobody special, only the writing can save him. I thought Vernon was funny before the song.

C+

 

[MUSICAL GUEST] Barenaked Ladies

Oops, i accidentally turned the channel to anything else.

F?

 

[SKETCH] Healey family is full of voices

Finally, more Sanz. points for Paltrow being cute in this, and Ferrell's 'boy, u guys sure love to do the voices' and his sorta swedish voice.

B

 

[COMMERCIAL] VH1 promo: Colin Hay

don't ask me why, but for some reason i loved this. i rewound this part about 5 times and sang along. this was one of the funniest things i've seen Fallon do besides Adam Sandler and Richard Simmons. good job

A-

 

[SKETCH] Biography

i wasn't really interested in this one, but they usually are pretty funny. i probably shouldn't even judge but for the mask...

B

 

[SKETCH] NBC Nightly News: Political parties can't agree
Did Kattan want to do this one or was that acting? just kidding. a mistake when Cheri said 'aye' and then said she didn't vote. watch her lips. Ferrell was great and Hammond was funny too.
A-

 

[COMMERCIAL] Hardcore Rock

I can't watch that! B-, though

 

OVERALL: I liked the show pretty well by the end. I need more Parnell and I definitely wanted to see Antonio Banderas sometime, but still not bad at all. Who can it be now?.....do-do-da-du....

B-


Episode Review written by Stew


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