EPISODE REVIEWS


The Rock / AC/DC
March 18, 2000


[OPENING] Backstage bickerng

Best opening of the season with a crapload of cameos. I like when Vince McMahon said it was unlikely that the Big Show will host and when the Big Show said "Hey, I found one of those Mango guys. Can I keep him please?"

Grade: A+

 

[MONOLOGUE] The Rock

I, and probably every other WWF fan, practically knew The Rock was going to say "jabroni", "candy ass", and "If you smell [...]". The best part was when Triple H pretended an audience member was The Rock and punched him in the face and fragged him by the hair. I've still seen better monologues.

Grade: B+

 

[COMMERCIAL] Uncle Jemima's Pure Mash Liquor

See my Alan Cumming review

Grade: N/A

 

[SKETCH] The Ladies' Man

One of the best Ladies' Man sketches yet. Seeing The Rock in drag was just plain funny. Anyone else notice he said "drug queen" instead of "drag queen"?

GREAT LINE: Yes, me, Leon Phelps, one of the greatest wangs-men of all time, is in love. -- Leon Phelps

Grade: A

 

[SKETCH] Mr. Peepers and Papa Peepers

Mr. Peepers makes yet another hilarious appearance! When he started kissing the skeleton and when Mr. and Papa Peepers started humping the professor were just downright knee-slappin' comedy. The Rock must've went a little crazy in this one because his "ear" fell off at the end.

Grade: A-

 

[SKETCH] Morning Latte

Just when you think these annoying characters have misconcepted everything their guests share with them..........The Rock's song was funny as was the Big Show. You never realize how small Cheri is until she's standing next to enormous pro wrestlers.

Grade: B+

 

[WEEKEND UPDATE] with Colin Quinn

Colin needs to be in a sketch before his SNL contract is up. He hasn't appeared in a sketch since May 1998. Anyhoo, the revival of Jasper Hahn was funny, but not as good as the first one. Jimmy Fallon's songs were great too especially with the parody of "All the Small Things".

Grade: A-

 

[MUSICAL GUEST] AC/DC

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Grade: N/A

 

[SKETCH] Clark Kent sucks at hiding Superman identity

It was just funny looking at Clark Kent in a suit with the red and blue sticking out. The sketch had some funny lines, but not the sketch of the night.

Grade: B

 

[COMMERCIAL] The Goombahs

At first I thought this was ANOTHER commercial repeat of the Sopranos reviews from the Freddie Prinze, Jr. episode. This was really hilarious, despite the very short length. Meatballs-ah!

Grade: A

 

[COMMERCIAL] Nicotrel

Two hilarious commercials in a row!!!! I loved how Nicotrel gave Chris P. a cigarette just to beat the living hell out of him! I think Triple H, Mankind and the Big Show's cameos were unnecessary this time, though.

GREAT LINE: "You don't talk to Nicotrel that way!" -- Nicotrel

Grade: A-

 

[SKETCH] Today's Lady

This was the worst sketch of the night...but it's a B-. This just goes to show what a great show this was. Rachel Dratch is starting to annoy me just a LITTLE bit, though.

Grade: B-

 

[MUSICAL GUEST] AC/DC

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Grade: N/A

 

[COMMERCIAL] Colonel Belmont's Old Fashioned Horse Glue

See my Freddie Prinze, Jr. review

Grade: N/A

 

[OVERALL] Tied for best show of the season alongside Norm! There were some recurring sketches and some new material which made the show all the better! I think it sucks that I have to wait another two weeks for the next SNL. The two weeks before Josh's episode were the longest two weeks in my life. Anyhoo, see ya on April 8!

[BEST SKETCH OF THE NIGHT] Backstage bickering - A+
[WORST SKETCH OF THE NIGHT] Today's Lady - B-

Overall grade: A-


Episode Review written by Eli Krenik


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