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SNL's Continued Downward Spiral Thread

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Uncle.Ruckus, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Easily the most laugh-free SNL in years. Don Cheadle deserved better, I get the sense the writing staff had no idea who he was.
  2. sgreenwell

    sgreenwell Well-Known Member

    Overused: Singing in the monologue, or their attempts at original songs. Feels like they have five misses for every "Lazy Sunday" or "Twin Bed."

    Underused: When they tie skits to existing music. I always liked the bizarre French dancing skits, and the sketch with HAIM and the Hunger Games guy singing Outfield, and apparently the only thing good on the Don Cheadle show was the "Lollipop" sketch. Apparently it is trickier to clear the music for re-broadcasts, but man, it pays off more often.

  3. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    That was by far the best sketch of the night
  4. PaperClip529

    PaperClip529 Active Member

    Even though I hate to agree with anything that Dennis Perkins writes, that sketch was fun. I enjoyed the baking sketch as well. I actually thought the episode had a few "Ha ha" moments. I was never rolling on the ground, but I've watched a lot worse TV.
  5. nietsroob17

    nietsroob17 Well-Known Member

    Thanks to Michael Cohen, I think Ben Stiller has been on SNL more than when he actually WAS on SNL.
  6. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    The first 30 min. of SNL is as good as the show has ever been. Not sure if Mullaney raises the game of the writers, he writes a lot of his stuff or is allowed to dig out sketches he wrote which were rejected when he worked there - I both suspect and can't believe the bodega sketch was rejected when it was originally written. And Hader as Jordan:"I'm so angry I can't even wear a COAT!" is going to stay with me forever.
  7. Della9250

    Della9250 Well-Known Member

    The bodega sketch is a follow-up to the diner sketch from the first time he hosted, which was one that had been previously rejected.

    I'm disappointed with Hader on they didn't do a Stefon so Mullaney could write the crazy changes in it again.
  8. nietsroob17

    nietsroob17 Well-Known Member

    I was also praying for Stefon on Update. I'm wondering if Update got cut off, because it was a pretty abrupt send-off by Colin, and they usually have two skits within Update. I wonder if Aidy and Kate went long with the meat ladies.
  9. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    It was a really good episode, but that skit was awful.
  10. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Something went weird with WU...Colin burst out laughing at the end about something that appeared to happen off camera.

    Meanwhile, the highlight of the show on social media was Twitter shredding the musical guest, some dude name Thomas Rhett...or as one person noted, "the Billy Ray Cyrus of Kenny Chesney's"
  11. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Apparently the meat smelled really, really bad.
  12. nietsroob17

    nietsroob17 Well-Known Member

    Wonder if Aidy or Kate had to spew after that skit.
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