EPISODE REVIEWS


Heather Graham / Marc Anthony
October 16, 1999


Before I begin, some comments on the best 0f 98-99. Poor choices. How could you leave out the following: Schweddy Balls, Celebrity Jeopardy with Ben Stiller, Ray Romano's monologue, and Roberto Begnini in the restaurant.

(OVERVIEW) Heather Graham is not one of my favorite actresses, in fact I think she's kind of a bad one. Maybe she can do sketch comedy better though.........

(OPENING) Al W. Bush Gore

It only took until the 2nd episode to do a Gore opening. I kinda liked Will's Fore impersonation better, but I guess they couldn't find anyone to do a Bush impression. This was ok.

C

(MONOLOGUE) Heather Graham

I think that people like her mainly because she's good looking, which is the case in this mono. This was pretty boring.

D

(COMMERCIAL) Litter Critters

This is one of the few commercials that I have laughed out loud at. This was so hilarious, but I'll bet it will be repeated ad nauseam throughout the season.

A+

(SKECTH) Sex-crazed couple on a plane.

Never did like these characters to begin with. I guess they are a little amusing, but very old.

C-

(SKETCH) Ladies Man

I figured they'd do this with Heather Graham hosting. I never did like this skecth, so don't expect me to start now.

D

(SKECTH) Hans and Franz:Where Are They Now?

I wonder if this will be a recurring theme since this is the 25th year. I wouldn't mind it though, I enjoyed this installment. Good to see them back.

B

(SKETCH) VH1 NetAid

2 straight skecthes involving VH1? A little unusual. This was pretty mediocre, that's all I have to say.

C-

(WEEKEND UPDATE) Colin Quinn

No new surprises in Colin's style this week. A couple of good jokes, especially the Lewinsky. That forum bit was ok, but Horatio's Latin comedy was a little better.

C

(SKETCH) Dog Show

I'm probably one of the few people that doesn't hate Dog Show, I don't find anything really bad, but not really good either. This installment seemed to be their usual fare, and Graham actually changed her accent.

B-

(SKETCH) Blair Witch Spoof Foundation

Of all of the Blair Witch parodies, this one was executed the best. They couldn't resist doing this though, could they? Funny stuff.

A

(SKETCH) Post-threesome discussion

Slow and boring

F

(OVERALL) Still hasn't gotten any better this season, I hope this season isn't as bad as #20. Best sketches were Litter Critters and Blair Witch Spoof Foundation. Worst sketches were Post-threesome discussion and Ladies Man. Next week's show will be so cool. Norm MacDonald is coming back! 2 things I would like: him on Weekend Update and his Burt Reynolds on Celebrity Jeopardy.

C-


Episode Review written by Adam Shuler


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