EPISODE REVIEWS


Ray Romano / The Corrs
March 13, 1999


[OPENING] Barbara Walters looking for phone sex

This is getting a bit old but it was pretty funny, especially Parnell doing Brokaw. B

 

[MONOLOGUE] Ray Romano

Romano bombed at first but then told a great joke about ugly twins. His parents coming out was a delightful surprise. Overall, one of the best monologues of the season. A

 

[SKETCH] ESPN SportsCenter

What a great opening sketch and very original. Romano was hilarious with all those quirky catch phrases. Meadows does a pretty mean BOO-YEAH. A+

 

[COMMERCIAL] VH1 Behind the Music: Meatloaf

Good impression by Sanz, too bad it wasn't funny. C-

 

[SKETCH] Roberto Benigni has restaurant in stitches

Romano was great as Benigni. Pretty silly at times but a real laugh riot. A-

 

[SKETCH] Pimp Chat

This one has to go. Meadows looked like he didn't care and Morgan, as usual, fails to make me laugh. Romano just couldn't save this one and Sanz as a fat HO! Was a sign that they were desperate for laughs.
SNL is trying to get a popular character over for Morgan but it hasn't worked. Morgan should just stick to Dominican Lou. D+

 

[WEEKEND UPDATE] with Colin Quinn

Colin started out great with some funny jokes then Shannon outdid herself as Lewinsky. I loved the parts where she would be going through all the emotions then pop out with that laugh like Lewinsky was doing in the Barbara Walters interviews. As far as Oteri's segment goes, all I realized is she has something for Colin. I think he should nail her, she's a hottie. B+

 

[MUSICAL GUEST] The Corrs

These girls were very cute but they kind of sucked. C

 

[SKETCH] Suel Forrester at the NCAA

Not one of the better Suel sketches. Jimmy Fallon finally makes an appearance. B-

 

[SKETCH] Office guy resorts to crying

It was OK. I laughed when Romano gave Ferrell a juice box. Always kept me from crying :) . B

 

[MUSICAL GUEST] The Corrs

They're cute but they still suck. C-

 

[SKETCH] Quit judging my dreams!

A pretty good ending sketch. Romano was pretty gross here, his dreams sounded a lot like Michael Jackson's HEE HEE! A-

 

Overall, this was one of the best shows of the season. It ranks up there with the shows hosted by Alec Baldwin and Brendan Fraser. None of the cast members stood out tonight which could have made this the best show of the season. Ray Romano stole the show, especially early on. This goes to show that comedians should host most of the time with some exceptions. Great Job! Ray. B+


Episode Review written by OJ Bond


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