EPISODE REVIEWS


James Van Der Beek / Everlast
January 16, 1999


[OPENING] Clinton meets Flynt

Hustler jokes. Bill Clinton thanks Flynt for all his help. Hillary pretends to be disgusted with Flynt. Hillary then kisses Flynt for a cheap cheer from the crowd. Concept of Bill thanking Flynt was good as was the comment by Gasteyer that Bill needed to do his speech to the Boy Scouts (?) now. 71%

 

[MONOLOGUE] James Van Der Beek

Pardo interrupts Van Der Beek's monologue with come-ons. Wasn't actually Pardo but Hammond impersonating him. Yet another idiotic monolouge meant to get cheap laughs from the audience. The preview for the next live show was entertaining with Pardo (Hammond) saying Van Der Beek would be on that show as well. 45%

 

[COMMERCIAL] Teeny Weenies

Rip on science. Made abortion look okay: "If you don't want any of the babies; just get rid of them!!" 80%

 

[SKETCH] National Spelling Bee Finals

Entertaining at first, but got old FAST. Van Der Beek played an excellent nerd. Shannon performs well also. Ferrel did a good job but used his old, I'm a retard impression again. 86%

 

[COMMERCIAL] 'Cats' on home video

Van Der Beek played the only excited "Cat" while every other "Cats" cast member was getting pissed off. I want to buy this video now! 91%

 

[SKETCH] Teen Pulse: 7 Degrees Celsius

They're so CUTE! Great job by every "Celsius" member, especially "Sweet T"! All the girls were incredibly in love with a fat 30+ year old slob! Ferrel's part in the sketch was pointless. The lyrics to those songs were actually the best part. The bouncing balls part was clever in showing Van Der Beek's @s$. And their hair! A memorable skit. 93%

 

[SKETCH] Dog Show

Reacurring sketch, so an automatic 10% deduction. Nothing changed from the last time they did this sketch (Love Hewitt show, I believe) except for Van Der Beek. An accidently slip of the tounge by Van Der Beek with the mispronounciation of a breed of dog. Nothing else worth noting, except the crowd loved every moment of it? What was with that? 15%

 

[WEEKEND UPDATE] with Colin Quinn

Good jokes on ODB and Kacinsky's brother (showing a letter with the Kazcinsky's name on it! Imagine receiving that in the mail!). Morgan used his unchangeable voice for a completely forgettable sketch. He ruined the entire update! Bring back Kwannza Timmy for Valentine's Day! 56%

 

[MUSICAL GUEST] Everlast

Excellent job. Voice is not the same as video, radio versions which is GOOD! 96%

 

[SKETCH] Harry Connick Jr. teased with laser pen

Laser pens? Please this was the fad a year ago. Harry Connick Jr. (Fallon) was awesome with his emotions. "You're ruining this for everyone!" 71% (saved by Fallon's performance)

 

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

Clever. Using footage that was taken either from sitcoms or other wars for WWII. Bad information from "professors" as well. Very funny! 89%

 

[SKETCH] NBC exec creates Frankenteen

Don't FIND the perfect teen idol, CREATE him! His charm and compassion was very well acted. He's parodying himself basically! Frankenteen attacking Shannon in the hallway was incredibly well crafted. 93%

 

[SKETCH] Maria works her magic on Anthony

Stupid. Oteri sucks, as usual. 12%

 

OVERALL: If you do the math, it equals 69%. Every separate sketch is weighted the same. As usual, the bad sketches ruin the excellent sketches in the overall grade. The show truly was a high D though.


Episode Review written by Rookkey


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