EPISODE REVIEWS


Ben Stiller / Alanis Morrissette
October 24, 1998


Wowee, my first review ever...I've been reading these things forever, never actually occured to my that I should actually try to write my own. I never saw the actual episode when it first aired, so this was my first time seeing it. I have to admit I was a little judgemental, because I can't stand Ben Stiller. Let's hope the rest of the cast makes up for him.

 

<<OPENING>> Star Wars

I didn't really like this monologue. First of all, I'm not a big fan of Star Wars, and I think that they tend to incorporate Lorne into the show too much. Dammit, use Tracy Morgan. What the hell ever happened to him?

4/10

 

<<MONOLOGUE>>

Better than some of the other monologues I've seen recently. The homecoming for the Yankees bit was good too.

7/10

 

<<CELEBRITY JEOPARDY>>

Ha ha, I love this skit. Darrel is excellent as Sean Connery. Ben's Tom Cruise was terrible, it was a bad addition to the whole skit. I was cracking up at Jimmy Fallon's Adam Sandler, you can't tell the difference. Besides that fact that Jimmy is the best looking member of SNL I've seen in a long time.

8/10

 

<<PRETTY LIVING>>

It went on way too long, and Molly's impersonation got a little old after awhile.

4/10

 

<<HETEROY>>

Hilarious. I love Robert Smigel. Genius.

8.5/10

 

<<ALANIS MORRISETTE>>

I don't really like Alanis, but I love "Thank U" so I actually watched the entire thing.

9/10

 

<<WEEKEND UPDATE>>

Colin is no Norm, but he's still good. More Jimmy Fallon -- I bet he becomes a regular cast member by next season. Why did they have that Arafat bit when they could of had Jimmy on screen more?

8/10

 

<<HALLOWEEN>>

Hilarious. I absolutely loved it. You can't go wrong with pairing Chris and Cheri.

7.5/10

 

<<HIGHWAY PATROL>>

 

Did not like this at all. Ben was terrible. At least we got to see Horatio.

 

<<MORE ALANIS>>

Crappy song and a bad performance. I watched about thirty seconds of it before I changed channels.

3/10

 

<<KEVIN BACK WITH HIS PARENTS>>

Lame. Ben is a terrible improv actor. Ana and Chris were good though. The skit was kind of pointless.

2/10

 

<<STEVE WYNN'S CRAPS AND PICASSOS>>

Another lame sketch. I used to dislike Ben, but now I absolutely can't stand him. If you were going to get a Ben, why not Ben Affleck?

3/10

 

<<ELECTION CAMPAIGN>>

Bats? Yet another crap sketch.

2/10

 

<<OVERALL>>

The beginning was good, but towards the end the sketches seemed pretty weak. Ben Stiller was terrible, but at least they used Jimmy more. Next week they go back to live with Ray Romano and The Corrs, but I can't wait for the Drew Barrymore/Garbage show.


Episode Review written by Lauren


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