James Van Der Beek / Everlast
January 16, 1999
As much as I dislike James Van Der Beek, I have to admire him taking on live comedy. Although I think SNL could've found someone else [better] to host, hey, whatever. This was [overall], a pretty good episode. There were some original skits with some great points.
Not too bad. I loved when Ana asked, "What are you doing with this whore-monger?" and Daryl was like, "Who are you talking to?" Better than most of their politcal opening.
Funny stuff! I like how James was able to poke fun at himself.
Loved it! Will Ferrell is really great at the whole host-of-whatever thing. James did a great lisp, but I thought that his character was a little clichèd.
Teenie Beenie was it? I don't really remember. . anyways. I thought this was okay, the premise was good, but I thought that it could've been better.
BOY BAND SKIT
The whole boy band thing was hilarious. I loved Ana's braces! The songs sucked (as do most boy band songs), but it was funny how they spoofed the whole 98 degrees/BSB/'N Sync/Five stuff.
CATS HOME MOVIE
Fantastic! I loved when James was all psyched and he would do the cat hiss. Chris Parnell was funny, and Ana was really funny as her whole "F*CK YOU" stage-manager thing. Daryl was terrific as the little infomericial host (or whatever.)
I have a feeling this will become one of the regular skits. It's still in developement, but it was pretty funny. I thought James was doing pretty well singing and stuff.
WEEKEND UPDATE W/ COLIN QUINN
I loved it when Colin said the thing about "going after the tobacco companies but being brought down by cigars." Tracy Morgan's character seemed a little off, but it was funny when he asked Colin about seeing him at the "club."
MUSICAL PERFORMANCE, EVERLAST
Who the hell is Everlast?
- I can't grade this if I don't know who they are, sorry.
HARRY CONICK JR. SKIT
"I'd like to get back to my roots- the songs that made Frank Sinatra famous." That's priceless! I'm surprised that laser pointer skits haven't been done before- you'd think that the writers would've thought of something. It would be a good thing for maybe the Culp Music Teacher skits. Pretty funny, though.
"Naz-ees?" Mediocre. James Van Der Beek is like what, 12? Why is he playing a friggin' PROFESSER? Guess he wanted to know what is was like to have actual WHISKERS on his face.
Cheri and Chris were both powerless under the attack of FrankenTeen- funny. "Crested Butte"? LOL!
What is with Van Der Beek playing old characters? It was good to see Cheri to do one of her trademark "weird" characters- there hasn't been too much of her this season. Okay sketch, I guess.
Overall, this has been one of the better shows of the season. But then again, that isn't saying much.
Episode Review written by Kim
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