EPISODE REVIEWS


James Van Der Beek / Everlast
January 16, 1999


PRESHOW THOUGHTS: I considered not watching because i think JVDB is a faggot. But this turned out to be the best episode since Jennifer Love Hewitt

 

[OPENING] Clinton meets Flynt

Clever, but Darrell's only "appearance". Wonder if Ana needed some mouthwash after kissing Horatio. Nice Hustler jokes inserted.

GRADE: A-

 

[MONOLOGUE] James Van Der Beek

Hammond doing Pardo was cool! I was wondering who the hell that was! If I were him, I woulda done it on the Hewitt or Lawless episode.

GRADE: A

 

[COMMERCIAL] Teeny Weenies

Sickening, but clever

GRADE: B

 

[SKETCH] National Spelling Bee Finals

Laughed my ass off! Ferrell just making up words as he went along. May have my vote for "sketch" of the year. Why are you looking at me? You disagree? Is that a gun in your hand? Oh...uh.....Hey, look at that! (sound of running footsteps)

GRADE: A+

 

[COMMERCIAL] 'Cats' on home video

Parnell was good, but just a decent sketch

GRADE: B-

 

[SKETCH] Teen Pulse: 7 Degrees Celsius

Hate them groups that makes teen girls scream. Took a piss during this sketch.

GRADE: D+

 

[SKETCH] Dog Show

I HATE THESE THINGS! WHAT'S THE FRIGGIN POINT????

GRADE: F

 

[WEEKEND UPDATE] with Colin Quinn

Another high point! Colin with a nice Bulls joke. Morgan was good as the sports writer that doesn't know diddly squat

GRADE: A

 

[MUSICAL GUEST] Everlast

Pretty good group. I think they used to be known as House of Pain who sang "Jump Around"?. Either way, they got style!

GRADE: A-

 

[SKETCH] Harry Connick Jr. teased with laser pen

"STOP RUININ' A GOOD TIME!" Fallon would exclaim. Van Der Beek and Morgan are like kids in my school I wanna punch out every time they shine them damn things in my eyes. But clever sketch.

GRADE: B+

 

[SKETCH] History Channel's The War Abroad and at Home

Inserting clips of war shows and reporting half-truths or false facts. I liked it!

GRADE: A-

 

[SKETCH] NBC exec creates Frankenteen

Eh, them teen beat shows get no respect from me. Liked it when JVDB attacked Molly. A 34 year old girl on a teen show. Hmmm.....

GRADE: B

 

[SKETCH] Maria works her magic on Anthony

Getting late and this was pointless. Can we blame James for turning down Oteri? I think not.

GRADE: C

 

OVERALL: Van Der Beek's pretty good. I think Sanz and Morgan shined tonight. Maybe I will watch Varsity Blues. I like football and Jon Voight is pretty cool.

OVERALL GRADE: B


Episode Review written by Jay


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