EPISODE REVIEWS


Ray Romano / The Corrs
March 13, 1999


A great show with a great host.

Highlights: Monologue, Weekend Update, ESPN SportsCenter

 

Barbara Walters looking for phone sex:

Good, especially the ending. Hillary's "I'll be the man" had me rolling.

 

Monologue:

Hilarious. When standups do standup in the monologue, sometimes it work, sometimes it doesn't. It worked with Chris Rock. It suckedwith David Spade. It worked with Ray Romano. I love his show "Everybody Loves Raymond" and was thrilled to see Doris Roberts and Peter Boyle. The "Dueling Brandos" clip was great.

 

ESPN SportsCenter:

Great. One of the best sketches of the season. Ray was hilarious and Tim was a perfect straight man. I wasn't sure that Romano had the range and the acting ability to do things like this, but he seems to really have it. This was also very well-written.

 

VH1 Behind the Music: Meatloaf:

Horatio was good in this, but I think I saw this on VH1 already. Is this a repeat?

 

Roberto Benigni has restaurant in stitches:

Good. Reminds me of the Kirstie Alley italian restaurant sketch. The unsung heroes in the make-up department deserve an ovation.

 

Pimp Chat:

Why is this a recurring segment? I hated it, but I have to admit that Horatio cracked me up.

 

Weekend Update:

Excellent. Quinn continues to rule. I loved the Pat Buchanan joke, the Stephanopoulos joke, the MichaelDouglas joke, the Brokaw joke ... I could go on and on. I know many people don't care for Molly's crazy characters , but she was the perfect Monica. Cheri was great, especially the ending with Colin. I expected her to ask "when are we going to go for that beer?"

 

Suel Forrester at the NCAA

It's good to have Kattan back. I always laugh in spite of myself. Where has he been lately anyway?

 

Office guy resorts to crying

Great. Will's impression of a kid crying is better than any impressio Hammond's ever done.

 

Quit judging my dreams!

Great. Really well-written and just plain funny. I admit I didn't like the ending, because I find that Hitler jokes are all pale imitations of Mel Brooks "The Producers" INMHO. But I'm nitpicking. Perfect way to end a great show


Episode Review written by Arn


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