EPISODE REVIEWS


Jerry Seinfeld / David Bowie
October 2, 1999


Hey, wassup people? Ready for another SNL season? You bet I am!

Anyhoo, it's really cool having the whole cast back this year, but I'm a bit
disappointed about the rumour that the majority of the cast may leave at the
end of the year. Then we'll be going through that same thing we did in
1995, when we're watching the show and going "Who's that guy? Who's that
guy?" throughout the first few months of the season. I know I was like
that... hey, it took me a few viewings of the tape of last year's season
premiere to be able to tell Fallon and Parnell apart. If someone can have
that much trouble with two people, imagine the chaos a new cast would bring.
I've never been a fan of the whole "drop the whole cast" procedure, but I
guess I can't do much about that. My only hope is that we get a cast as
good as this one, which brought us such a great season last year.

Wish me luck in May! I've narrowed my stand-by ticket attempt down to one
of those last three shows of the season!

Before we start, a quick review of the 25th Anniversary Special.
music--ehh.. clips--amazing.. tributes--beautiful.. live
coverage--hilarious.. guests--funny and cool. (For those of you reading one
of my reviews for the first time.. never fear, they're not all like that.)

Anyhoo, I guess there's not much else to say, so I'm gonna let my computer
do the talking in my inaugural SNL episode review of the 1999-2000 season.

Overview: You know, I would have thought Jerry Seinfeld had used up all his
material the first time he hosted. One of his classic monologues, "Stand Up
and Win," which was one of my favourite game show sketches ever, the history
teacher thing he did, etc. So why didn't it surprise me the first time I
heard the rumour that he would host again? I honestly don't know. But
Jerry's a great comedian, and going in, I was sure he'd open the season with
a bang. As for David Bowie... never really paid much attention to him.

Reform Party Meeting - All impressions (Perot, Buchanan, Ventura, Trump)
were dead on. The sketch was a bit boring until Will Ferrell came in and
kicked the crap out of that Parnell doll. :) C+

Opening - I think I liked it better the first time I saw it... Well, the
good news is, Molly DID show up. No Ms. Dratch, though.

Monologue - This made me wonder... did Pauly Shore suck out Jerry's blood
and take over his body? Very much below Mr. Seinfeld's standards. C+

www.clownpenis.fart - :) Sooner or later someone was gonna do it.. B+

Morning Latte - Well, I'm sure you've all read my previous reviews about how
Morning Latte must die... but strangely enough, I loved this installment.
The writers bothered to mix in some good jokes and the nice physical humour
with that whole seizure thing. Undoubtedly the best Morning Latte ever.
"That little boy from Sixth Sense, what a weirdo!" A

MKG - Can you say "plug," boys and girls? While I normally eat this sketch
up, it seemed like the writers were "pressured" to do it this week, with the
movie and all. They tried a bit too hard here. B-

Javis Home Security Systems - Wonderful! I've said this before, in some
other review, but whoever thought of this deserves an Emmy! A

Action 8 News Watch - Not overly funny, but kept me interested. B

Weekend Update - Colin came off just a bit cold, but not bad. The
Point/Counterpoint thing was what really had me laughing.. "Jerry, you
ignorant slut!" Seeing the two Seinfelds together kinda showed how
inaccurate Jimmy's impression is, though.. A-

David Bowie - Kinda catchy. B-

OZ - Good Seinfeld finale lead-in. I didn't get too much of the rest. C

1-800-EAT-MY-MOM'S-POTATO-SALAD (same diff... I really hope she's not
reading this. :) - This sketch reeked of Jingleheimer Junction echo.. while
not as good, still satisfied me. A- (If you don't like my grade, call
1-800-PIS... okay, I'll shut up.)

And A Pizza Place - I was wondering where that pizza place went.. :) I
don't know how they made this work, but they did... with flying colours.
The bad news was it made me hungry, but I couldn't find any pizza so I had
to have some of my mom's potato salad. (I'm really counting on you guys not
to tell my mom, okay.. Oh, who am I kidding, my friends are the biggest
blabbermouths in the world.. I'm as good as dead.) So anyhoo: A+.

David Bowie - According to my dad, this was one of his old songs. Sounded
pretty good, for an oldie. A

Homicide: ER on the Street (thank my dad for this "clever" title) - Merging
the two genres was excellent! I loved the whole Patch Adams thing, too.
Unlike Jerry's character, this sketch was alive all the way. A+

Overall - The season is off to a great start! Possibly the best season
premiere during my time, anyhoo... A!

And if my mom doesn't kill me within the next couple of weeks, I'll see you
guys next time! Bye now!


Episode Review written by Jordan Davidson


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