EPISODE REVIEWS


Jerry Seinfeld / David Bowie
October 2, 1999


Well, another season of SNL. Although I'm straying from my review a bit, I'd like to tell you that Garbage's CD "Version 2.0" and Blink 182's "Enema of the State" are some of the best CDs I've ever heard. If you haven't gotten them yet, I suggest that you do.

I was expecting this to be an outstanding episode, and just to mute the TV during David Bowie. Here's how it actually was...

[OPENING] Perot seeks ideal Reform candidate

I think that they could've come up with something better than this to start off the new season! It wasn't bad, but it wasn't good. The entrance of Jesse Ventura was predictable.

Grade: C

[MONOLOGUE] Jerry Seinfeld

This wasn't bad, but could've been better. The acknowledgement of the affair he partook in was the best part.

Grade: B

[COMMERCIAL] www.clownpenis.fart

I was laughing pretty hard when they first said it, but one joke commercials like this can be stretched pretty thin.

Grade: C

[SKETCH] Morning Latte

It was funny how they called in her husband to be the producer. Also, Jerry did well as the person trying to convince them that pizza was a no-no.

Grade: A-

[SKETCH] Mary Katherine Gallagher goes for Jewish boy

The Ethiopian language thing was funny, but it was clearly promotion for "Superstar" coming out on Friday.

Grade: A

[COMMERCIAL] Javis Home Security System

This had a good punchline to it, and didn't drag out like the first commercial.

Grade: A

[SKETCH] Action 8 News Watch

Good parody of newscasters trying to keep you around, but one-joke sketchs are even worse than one-joke commercials.

Grade: C

[WEEKEND UPDATE] with Colin Quinn

I knew they wouldn't really insult Garth too much, seeing as he's hosting. Sharks fell flat, but the NASA and Clinton jokes were great. Nice to see Jimmy make an appearance.

Grade: A- (would've been an A, but "Sharks" sucked)

[MUSICAL GUEST] David Bowie

This was awful. This song was not catchy, just boring.

Grade: F

[SKETCH] Oz

Kinda gross. It was funny how Jerry remained uppity, even in a maximum security prison.

Grade: A

[SKETCH] 1-800-EAT SH**

Again, another sick one. This reminds me of Jingleheimer Junction from last year's opener.

Grade: B

[SKETCH] ... and a Pizza Place

It was funny how seriously they treated a show about a pizza place. Kattan's Andy Dick character never fails.

Grade: A

[MUSICAL GUEST] David Bowie

Big improvement. This one had energy behind it, but it's still David Bowie.

Grade: B

[SKETCH] He's alive ... he's dead ... he's alive

Pretty good, but it got repetitive. The Patch Adams parody was good. Notice how Jerry could barely contain himself at the end?

Grade: A-

Tonight's Stats:

NUMBER OF BREAST CANCER AWARENESS COMMERCIALS SHOWN LOCALLY: 9
TIMES TO MUTE THE TV: 2 (First David Bowie song, "Sharks")
OVERUSED CAST MEMBER: Will Ferrell
NUMBER OF CAMEOS: 0 (I think that's right)
QUOTE OF THE NIGHT: Jerry, you ignorant slut.
OVERALL GRADE: B

I expected a much better show coming from Jerry. Oh well. Let's hope for more Jimmy Fallon, and next week better be good. If they show a musical guest, it better be Garbage. (Go buy their CD!)


Episode Review written by Brian L.


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