EPISODE REVIEWS


Norm Macdonald / Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dogg & Eminem
October 23, 1999


[OPENING] Rudy Giuliani makes a World Series bet.

Nice skit, even though they stuck it to the Braves. B-

[MONOLOGUE] Norm Macdonald

Very funny indeed! Good to see Norm diss the show and contemplate on his firing. B+

[SKETCH] Martha Stewart Living

Okay, Ana's Martha impression is dead-on, just flat. C+

[SKETCH] Great Moments In Yankee History

I found this to be funny, a decent little sketch. B-

[SKETCH] Celebrity Jeopardy

I've said it before and I'll say it again...this is the only SNL skit that's consistently funny. Darrell's Connery, is hilarious, Jimmy's French Stewart, and Norm's Burt Reynolds were all great. A-

[SKETCH] NBC Crosstalk: How Thin Is Too Thin?

Excellent piece of writing. Rachel Dratch was good as Calista Flockhart. B+

[CARTOON] Fun With Real Audio

Funny at first, but then went on too long. Planet Of The Apes bit was funny, though. C+

[SKETCH] Larry King's News and Views

Norm was good, and this was funny....the first time. B-

[WEEKEND UPDATE] Colin Quinn

Pretty good, although NORM WASN'T BEHIND THE DESK...B-

MUSICAL GUEST] Dr. Dre featuring Snoop Dog

Not a big fan of rap, but it was what it was. B-

{SKETCH] The McMulluns argue at Halloween

What was this? Funny for the first minute. C-

[SKETCH] Michael Jackson drowns his sorrows.

Sub-par at best. C-

[MUSICAL GUEST] Dr. Dre featuring Eminem.

B-

[SKETCH] Bravo's Inside The Actor's Studio

For anyone who's seen this show, and this creepy oaf James Lipton, this sketch will ring true. And make you laugh. Will was perfect, although Norm's Eastwood was a bit lacking and restrained. Still, though, extremely funny. A+

[COMMERCIAL] Chess For Girls

So-so commercial parody. Nothing special. C+

 

All in all, a funny episode. Still though, Norm was right in his monologue...you can certainly see in which direction the show has gone...nonetheless, I still like SNl, and give this show a B-. Hopefully, in two weeks, and for the rest of the season, the show will start to get its bearings back, get back on track, and perhaps become more consistently funny.


Episode Review written by Bacon4


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