EPISODE REVIEWS


Ben Stiller / Alanis Morrissette
October 24, 1998


[OPENING] Star Wars Night Live

This was great. I liked to see something different.
Grade: B

 

[MONOLOGUE] Ben Stiller

I really like Ben and he did good. It was also funny when all of the Yankees came out. Even though I hate them, GO BRAVES!
Grade: B

 

[SKETCH] Celebrity Jeopardy

Probably the best Celebrity Jeopardy since the beginning. Jimmy Fallon was hilarious as Adam Sandler, he even included a song. Ben Stiller was great as Tom Cruise. I really liked how he acted. It was just like Cruise. I only have one problem, get somebody other than Sean Connery! It was funny the first 200 times.
Grade: A+

 

[SKETCH] Pretty Living

I like this sketch. I like Molly Shannon as the liscensed joyologist. I also like how she was like, "My little man, I love it, I love it! Every second of it!" She's hilarious.
Grade: A

 

[TV FUNHOUSE CARTOON] Heteroy

This was funny as hell. The first funny TV Funhouse in a long time.
Grade: B

 

[MUSICAL GUEST] Alanis Morrissette

The only way I would've watched this is if she would've stripped down like in the video.

 

[WEEKEND UPDATE] Colin Quinn

Jimmy Fallon is gonna replace Will Ferrell as the funniest male cast member. His Halloween carols were great. Altogether it was ok.
Grade: A

 

[SKETCH] A Romantic Halloween

I like these sketches. They were getting kinda steamy on this one. I didn't really like the gay part. But I do like it how Chris Kattan gets soooo mad when somebody says something. He's hilarious
Grade: B

 

[SKETCH] Real Stories Of The Highway Patrol

I think this was one of the better sketches of the night. I wish Stiller was a cast member.
Grade: A

 

[MUSICAL GUEST] Alanis Morrissette

Didn't watch it.

 

[SKETCH] Kevin & His Parents

I liked this, but it was confusing at first. I mean, was he supposed to be an adult acting like a child, a teenager, or an adult. But it was still a good sketch. Was this the same set used for those Matt Foley sketches when Phil Hartman was the dad and David Spade was the son?
Grade: B

 

[SKETCH] Steve Wynn's Bellagio Hotel and Casino

This was ok. I don't remember much of it.
Grade: C

 

[SKETCH] The Election Campaign

This was pretty funny for an end-of-the-nighter. I'll solve the bat problem once and for all.
Grade: A

 

OVERALL:
This was one of the better ones of the season. Is Chris Elliot or Brett Favre hosting soon? (Cast of There's Something About Mary)
Grade: B


Episode Review written by Mark Miller


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