EPISODE REVIEWS


Christopher Walken / Christina Aguilera
April 8, 2000


It's Tuesday now, and I know it's kind of late to do a review, but, oh
well. I meant to do this on time, but yesterday and today were midterms,
and I had to spend my weekend doing a silly little project for honors bio.
(Well, not really silly..10% of my grade...and not really little - a
poster, presentation and 3-D model) But anyhow, it took forever, and fell
apart about three times, but, it's over now, and the next time I see it, I
can trash it. Anyway, I meant to write this yesterday, but we had a track
meet that I forgot about, and so I had no time for anything at all.

Has anyone been having lots and lots of problems with Hotmail recently? I
can't get into my account from home, but I can from school, but only
sometimes. I have now given up on it, and so I got a new address. For
anyone who cares, it's now PrincessKathie@somethingorother.com. Long, I
know, but oh well.

Anyway, on with the review...

I don't really like Cristina Aguilera or Cristopher Walken, so I can't
really say I have very high expectations for this show.

*Cold Opening* George and George W.
It was nice to see Dana Carvey again, but this got old real quick. It was
kind of pointless, and was more of a showcase for Dana's Bush impression
than anything else.
Rating: 2 out of 5

[How come they didn't say anything about Dana Carvey's appearence in the
montage? Don't they usually acknowledge special guests and things?]

*Monologue* Christopher Walken
I never noticed how creepy-looking this guy is. He looks
vaguely...non-human (inhuman? I don't know the word I'm looking for). What
is with the song? That came out of no where. This really was not a very
good monologue.
Rating: 1 out of 5

*VH1 Behind the Music - Blue Oyster Cult*
None of them have any idea of how to even pretend they were playing those
instruments. Excpet Will and that cowbell, of course. Speaking of whom -
someone needs to do a couple [hundred] sit-ups. Walken and Jimmy Fallon
were both having a little trouble controlling themselves here. Yay! The
first non-completely-crappy sketch of the night!
Rating: 3 out of 5

*Elian: The Musical*
I'm getting just a li'l bit sick of this whole Elian Gonzales thing, but,
as long as we can make fun of it, I guess I'm OK with it.
Rating: 3 out of 5

*The Continental*
I like this sketch. I can't believe they used Phil Hartman's voice though.
Creepy. (But not in the same way that Walken is creepy. A different
creepy) He really needs to memorize his lines for a sketch like this.
Rating: 3 out of 5

*Thanks Viagra!*
Enhh. Not that good. Compared to the rest of this show, OK.
Rating: 3 out of 5

*Jenny Jones*
I know I've said this a few times already, but Christopher Walken is very
creepy. He seems so, like, stiff. He never really changes his espression
or his demeanor. Maybe he's a robot or something. Or better yet, an
alien. Yes, well, about the sketch. Well, the fact that I'm debating the
species of our host ought to tell you something about what I thought of
this sketch.
Rating: 2 out of 5

*Weekend Update*
Funny. Colin was better than usual. Jacob Silj is funny, but I think
there's got to be a limit on the number of times they can use the same
jokes.
Rating: 4 out of 5

*Musical Guest* Cristina Aguilera
What is she wearing? Someone needs to point out to her that 2 inches of
fringe does not count as a skirt.
Rating: 1 out of 5

*Census 2000*
Walken plays the part of a confused, somewhat out-there ex-con surprisingly
well. This sketch was really good, I think the best of the show.
Rating: 5 out of 5

*She's Back...and still 50*
It was good until Sally O'Malley showed up. Then, well, it wasn't anymore.
I didn't like this sketch the first time, but they keep bringing it
back...again...and again...

*Musical Guest* Cristina Aguilera
Ok. She's dressed somewhat better this time.
Rating: 2 out of 5

I apologize to anyone who really liked this show, but I think it was one of
the worst of the season. (Not THE worst, just sort of near the bottom)
Walken wasn't great, and neither was Aguilera.

***
This is something that I have been arguing with someone about for a while,
and I decided to turn it over to a wider audience. Which is better --
'Trix are for kids' or 'Trix is for kids' I would love it if you all would
help me settle this fued once and for all.


Episode Review written by Kathie Fear


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