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Scarlett J!! The First New SNL Since Dec. 17!!

I am – Hercules!!

Want a ticket to see SNL? Plan ahead. There’s a waiting list, and – unless you’re a movie star – the wait is better than a year. The good news for fans who prefer MADtv? We hear there are still plenty of tickets left for the next taping.

Scarlett Johansson hosts tonight’s SNL with Death Cab For Cutie. Peter Sarsgaard hosts the Jan. 21 show with The Strokes. Steve Martin hosts the Feb. 4 show (his 14th SNL hosting gig) with The Bad Plus.

For those keeping score, Martin is one of only four living Americans in the “Ten-Timers Club”:
1) Steve Martin (13)
2) (tie) John Goodman (12)
2) (tie) Alec Baldwin (12)
4) Buck Henry (10)

Chevy Chase will have to host at least twice more before he gets in.

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  • Jan. 14, 2006, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Watch em' pound that "Lazy Sunday" bit into the ground!

    by supreme nothing

    They lucked into something funny enough to generate buzz...which of course means you kill it!!!!!

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 10:28 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Holy Crap, Saturday TV Funhouse gets to open the show??? This is

    by Shermdawg

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Best opening in a while

    by God-Man

    yay for smigel!

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 10:37 p.m. CST


    by God-Man


  • Jan. 14, 2006, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Taco Town again? This is like the third time they've used t

    by Shermdawg

    And it wasn't funny the first time.

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 10:37 p.m. CST

    GooD BURGER?

    by whatyoufear


  • Jan. 14, 2006, 10:40 p.m. CST

    House music on MTV4? I seriousley doubt it.

    by Shermdawg

    They'd play Real World and Jackass just like the others. And whats up with another Google related song???

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 10:40 p.m. CST

    scarlet is a wee bit busty yes?

    by mikep

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 10:42 p.m. CST

    "Make sure the words comin out of your mouth will hold our atten

    by Shermdawg

    Shouldn't they all follow that advice?

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 10:43 p.m. CST

    Parnell is actually funny when he raps

    by God-Man

    Johannsen was good too.

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 10:44 p.m. CST

    should that have really been the first sketch?

    by God-Man

    weak, just like last time

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 10:47 p.m. CST

    they're planning a narnia rap movie

    by mikep

    I'll bet.

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Please, no narnia rap moive

    by God-Man

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Swedish Chef ringtones? Hell they should have gave that a sketch

    by Shermdawg

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Oh, that Darwin!

    by God-Man

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Celi-bots (heh)

    by Shermdawg

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 10:56 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 10:59 p.m. CST

    The Swedish Chef bit was hilarious

    by EyeofPolyphemus

    But too short. Oh, and does anyone think Chevy Chase will ever host SNl or have another hit movie, for that matter?

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Wow, Scarlett is waaay hotter as a brunette. (btw, screw commen

    by Shermdawg

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 11:05 p.m. CST

    You know, with the last episode, and this one (so far) SNL actua

    by Shermdawg

    Forte is great.

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Will Forte....still not funny.

    by OptimusPrimeTime

    It's ironic that "Fly High Duluth" marks the low-point thusfar. (Scarlett's bouncing notwithstanding, of course.)

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Ugh, why can't Neil Young be on every week???

    by Shermdawg

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 11:14 p.m. CST

    That sketch was supposed to be a mess. That was the whole point

    by Shermdawg

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 11:15 p.m. CST

    Forte is really funny

    by God-Man

    Plus, I agree that Scarlett J. looks great as a brunette

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 11:19 p.m. CST


    by God-Man

    A Limp Bizkit reference?!? WTF?!?

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 11:20 p.m. CST

    Hanks as Host?

    by kdoc13

    Anyone know what the count is for Tom Hanks? I know it has been a long time, but there was that whole thing they did about the 5 timers club with Lovotiz as the door man, did he host again after that?

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 11:30 p.m. CST

    Good to see more of Parnell

    by DanielKurland

    Guess that "Lazy Sunday" sketch alerted them of how fucking hilarious he is. So many of these sketches are mock TV shows, and really aren't funny, it's just disappointing, and yes, I know this is nothing new.

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 11:30 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 11:31 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 11:33 p.m. CST

    This party is worse than the holocaust!

    by God-Man

    I hate My Super Sweet 16.

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Okay, a good joke...

    by DanielKurland

    "I swear to God, this party is worse than the holocaust!" and I'M Jewish!

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 11:33 p.m. CST

    I would soil Scarlett with semen!

    by KnockerNutter

    The KnockerNutter hath spoken.

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 11:33 p.m. CST

    Great, know I'm gonna have a image of Shakira wrestling a al

    by Shermdawg

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 11:35 p.m. CST

    *now (Crap, the alcohol is kickin' in!)

    by Shermdawg

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 11:36 p.m. CST

    Which is really weird, cause I don't drink.

    by Shermdawg

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 11:36 p.m. CST

    The funniest sketch this season was "Good Morning Crystal Meth"

    by God-Man

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Peter Sarsgaard hosts next week?!

    by viola123

    Awesome! I guess I'll have to watch. The only one I've watched this season was Jason Lee's and well, it's because it was Jason Lee. :)

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Is this sketch supposed to be funny?

    by God-Man

    Guess not.

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Would a jewelry store really have crap shelving like that?

    by Shermdawg

    Yeah, so, she was new to town. But still, that shelving sucked.

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 11:43 p.m. CST

    dogapeandman, I also thought the jewelry sketch was funny

    by DanielKurland

    I was laughing just for his delivery and what seemed to be ad-libbing to an extent. "It's the second one that gets you"

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Horatio Sanz is not funny

    by God-Man

  • Scarlett Johansson hasn't been funny this whole show. I'm VERY aware that she is incredibly good looking with one of the greatest racks this side of Salma Hayek, but that doesn't change the fact that she isn't much of a comedienne. I know you're all TIVOing this so just watch it again without the boobs in your eyes and you'll see what I'm talking about.

  • Jan. 14, 2006, 11:57 p.m. CST

    Now we know why this is the last sketch.

    by Shermdawg


  • Jan. 14, 2006, 11:58 p.m. CST

    This episode hasn't been very funny

    by God-Man

    I think that Scarlett has done well. She doesn't look like she is uncomfortable, or out of place.

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 12:50 a.m. CST

    For God's sake!! You all sound like her grandmother!

    by 007-11

    "You did very well Scarlett" Can't you hear yourselves? Can't you see how patronizing you sound? You know it wasn't great, but you'sre glossing over it! You're giving her a free pass just because she's fine! Are we no better than what a bunch of bitter women stand-up comics say we are??!!

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 2:38 a.m. CST

    Buck Henry is a national treasure

    by Dmann

    and no one will admit it til he is dead.

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 2:58 a.m. CST

    Did I ever tell you about the time Brasky took me out to go get

    by Bass Ackwards

    # We go off lookin' for a bar and we can't find one. Finally, Brasky takes me into a vacant lot and says, Here we are!' Well, we sat there for a year and a half. Sure enough, someone constructed a bar around us! Well, the day they opened it, we ordered a shot, drank it and then burnt the place to the ground. Brasky yelled over the roar of the flames, 'Always leave things the way you found them!'" Mr. Williby can suck my dick. TO BILL BRASKY!!!

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 3:18 a.m. CST

    Musical Episode

    by Cheif Brody

    Anyone else remember an SNL with so much singing in it? Back to back from the opening "singolouge" to the "techno" MTV4 skit...The Duluth Live skit. I was waiting for Will Farrell and Ana Gasteyer to make an appearance! Although it was good to see Armistad on the drums again...Thought for sure they would have at least made reference to the "Lazy Sunday" phenom, as they did in the promos. Death Cab blows IMO...Just a whinier REM knock off. (And "Bah, Bah, Bah, Ba, al" is song writing?) Horatio's stock sure has fallen. One sketch in the back death hour? At least he could of ripped a fart in the tiny sub...something!! Not so sure how a Peter Sarsgaard episode could be even remotely funny.

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 3:28 a.m. CST

    Scarlett's hot as hell, but...

    by JT Kirk

    that episode sucked pretty bad, even worse than usual, and Ms Johansson was a big piece of that what with the staring at the cue cards 95% of the time rather than trying to actual be part of the show and act. And what the fuck was up with her singing throughout the first half hour, was she jealous of the guest band? 007-11 is dead right, you guys are proverbially kissing her ass because she's a hot broad, and while she *is* definitely that, I know she ain't gonna read any of these sycophantic bullshit and come hop on any of our dicks. The Super Sweet 16 sketch was kinda funny, but ask me to point to any other sketch as even remotely "solid comedy" and I could not, just more amateur hour (and a half). It's as if the writers are totally helpless and/or lazy, the performers are one-note or semi-talentless, poor Don Pardo sounds like he's being forced out of the old folks home at gunpoint every saturday to do his part, and the director forgot to actually rehearse the show with the guest star -- in other words, just another SNL from the past 5 years.

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 3:32 a.m. CST

    shit, I forgot the Jane Austen version of "Bill Brasky"

    by JT Kirk

    Thanks for reminding me Bass Ackwards. That I would say was a "solid" skit, almost like those 3 gals actually WORKED on it for more than half an hour or something, I didn't see that homage to an older skit coming. But I wouldn't exactly call it "solid comedy" since I never found John Goodman and Alec Baldwin in false teeth going on and on till the joke got up and left the room to take a big dump and then grab a beer and call its mother funny.

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 5:01 a.m. CST

    Two! No. Six! No. Twelve! Baker's dozen!

    by PMK

    I told you that I'm crazy for the cupcakes, cousin! I thought the skin tone comparison in the monologue was quite an eye openner.

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 5:03 a.m. CST

    tiny url?

    by PMK

    How does this tiny url thing work? Are they getting some kind of kick back?

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 5:34 a.m. CST

    You have to wonder how many takes the average movie scene with d

    by Citizen Arcane

    When professional actors can't memorize a dozen or so lines for a 4 minute sketch. It's not like they're re-writing right up until show time, they have a few days to rehearse. Anyway, I didn't see it last night but they didn't really revisit the Narnia thing did they?

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Yeah, can't say I liked the episode

    by Ribbons

    If you did, more power to you, I guess. But honestly, Scarlett Johansson was not that good. Anything I have to say about that matter has already been stated more eloquently than I could manage by other people. This patronizing behavior isn't going to bring you any closer to her bed. The truth of it is, she read off the cue cards, she still stumbled over her lines in almost every skit, and none of her characters were all that funny (the writers deserve part of the blame for that one). I laughed at the end of the "My Super Sweet 16" skit when she started freaking out, and I thought the skit at the jeweler's was pretty funny, though mostly because of the other guy, but I'm surprised to see that anyone is calling the Swedish Chef thing hilarious. If that was the high point of the show, then it wasn't a very good show. Oh well. At least TV Funhouse and Weekend Update were dependable as usual.

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 8:36 a.m. CST

    had to have been the best ep of the last 2 or 3 seasons...

    by chickychow

    I was thouroughly amused the entire show and thought Scarlett, for the most part (everyone gets that deer in headlights look once and a while), was terrific... SNL still sucks tho.

  • this is the guy who gave us the legendary king tut musical skit! yeah, he's hosting on feb 4th to promote the pink panther {which may suck} and he will tie with john "sully" goodman as most hosting duties. i will DEFINETLY put this on my next snl must-see list! and i have to say last night though, wow. watching scarlett johansson doing comedy is like watching johnny depp do willy wonka in EVERY one of his movies. it's THAT watchable

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 9:47 a.m. CST

    Ever since that Chronic-cals of Narnia bit. Chris Parnell & Andy

    by Orionsangels

    It's like they're trying to make that next big skit that'll get lots of Internet play.

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 9:48 a.m. CST

    Will Forte stole the show though! That bit with the band that wo

    by Orionsangels

    Not since, more cowbell, have I seen a cooler skit. That's worthy of an Internet clip

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 9:51 a.m. CST

    I miss Maya Rudolph. I hope she comebacks soon. They keep annouc

    by Orionsangels

    Maya Rudolph's Donatella Versace skits own! Fred Armisen as Prince, haha and Maya Rudolph as Beyonce. We need more of those skits

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 9:52 a.m. CST

    Fred Armisen is becoming the breakout star, first popular hispan

    by Orionsangels

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 10:32 a.m. CST

    Ok show

    by BurtGummer

    Dave Chappelle's Killin them Softly on Comedy Central was ten times funnier last night. "Nigga don't do that! That's five to ten."

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Scarlett Johannsen Observation

    by Itchy

    I've never really been into it, but for some reason, every time I see her, I have this uncontrollable urge to titty-fuck her. And I think she'd be into it.

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 10:59 a.m. CST

    First, Scarlett Johannsen is the hottest girl alive! Secondly,

    by Craiggers

    Yeah, lots of stuff to cover. The first issue about Scarlett Johannsen speaks for itself. She is not only extremely attractive, but she has a very charismatic personality I think. She seems very approachable and her acting ability is excellent. As for the episode, this was the best since Will Farrell's return episode (which had me laughing harder at SNL than I had for a long time... maybe since his departure though the show had begun going down hill before then... cough Jimmy Fallon cough cough). The Sweet Sixteen sketch was pretty good, though it got played out quickly. Scarlett was great in it though; I loved the way she said the word "Face". She said it more like "Fez" in that spoiled valley girl accent. I dunno, little things like that make me laugh, what can I say? The rest of the show was great... except for the Mr. Willoughby sketch which just kinda irritated me though i appreciate the originality of it. As for Madtv? Whenever SNL is mentioned, Herc invariably slams Madtv. Yes, Madtv isn't great by any means; yes, it's too crude at times; yes, it relies waaay too heavily on stock characters. But dammit Herc, it's been the only show to watch for a looong time because SNL has sucked so much until now. And to be honest, Madtv is capable of the occasional gem when they, a.) don't use characters, b.) don't go political (not their strong suit), and c.) stick with making fun of television shows and movies. Madtv is excellent at television satire; their sketch making fun of Cold Case was one of the funniest things I ever saw on that show. If you can dig that up somehow, I highly recommend you do so. Their commercials are funny as well. You know herc, it is OKAY for another sketch comedy show to EXIST right?

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Bring back Vincent Price!!!!!

    by J-Dizzle

    Hader will save SNL! Just give him more TV time!

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Scarlett Johannsen kept blowin her lines, like during the sweet

    by Orionsangels

    """Mr. Willoughby sketch which just kinda irritated me though i appreciate the originality of it.""" originality? They always do period piece skits, like the Christina Aguilera episode. It's like they have all these 18th century props layin around and create skits as an excuse to use them.

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 12:14 p.m. CST

    I had wondered about that...

    by Craiggers

    There was that awkward silence suddenly. I forgot about that. Then she flubbed her lines during the jewelry store sketch (I forget when.. I think when she was quoting the price to him or something). No biggie though; I didn't think it hindered the enjoyment all that much. And at least she didn't keep laughing and looking at the camera all the time (I'm looking at you FALLON! grr!)

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 1:24 p.m. CST

    how in the fuck could you prefer SNL to Madtv?

    by chickychow

    Aside from the decent Scarlett episode, there hasn't been a good SNL in fuckin YEARS and thats no exaggeration, this cast completely sucks (ok, Amy Poehler is talented and Parnell is kinda funny by default) and Tina Fey had proven to be a pretty terrible head writer.. Watch any MADtv and there is at least 2 skits that are clever, have real laughs AND don't wear out their welcome, unlike almost every goddamned SNL abortion.

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 1:48 p.m. CST

    In the Dutch skit, Seth Myers looking like a perfect Nazi

    by DanielKurland

    The blond hair really made him look like that "perfect race" type person, and I'M Jewish.

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 2:03 p.m. CST

    I couldn't agree more ChickyChow...

    by Craiggers

    Madtv has been a hell of a lot more clever and funny then SNL has in years. That's why I find it kind of funny when Herc, in total denial to SNL's suckiness until late, goes out of his way to slam Madtv when it has been clearly better than SNL for a while now. Like I mentioned before, Madtv certainly has its share of flaws, but the positives (as compared to SNL) outweigh the negatives imho.

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 2:05 p.m. CST

    CitizenArcane, read "Live From New York It's Saturday Night"

    by MrBoinfoint

    They do actually keep re-writing right up until show time. You'd think that would make the sketches good, but for some reason, it seems to have the opposite effect...

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 2:45 p.m. CST

    Horatio Sanz

    by EyeofPolyphemus

    He hasn't been funny in a while and I'm beginning to think it's because Jmmy Fallon left. While they had funny skits without each other, looking back, they had a certain David Spade/Chris Farley sense about them. Fallon's film career has been a dud and Sanz isn't funny on SNL, so I expect the two to announce a film project any day now.

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Wil Forte is awesome and Scarlet Johanson is amazingly hot

    by Tall_Boy

    Saw a few bits and pieces of this last nite but I'm gonna torrent this bad boy up. For the record, they re-did Taco Town last nite at my work, and practically everyone there hadn't seen it, and they loved it to bits. I guess Chronic-les of Narina will be the next one they run into the ground.

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 4:07 p.m. CST

    The Willoughby Sketch

    by samuraisix just a victorian era "To Bill Brasky"

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 5 p.m. CST

    I hadn't watched SNL in ages

    by burningbabyfish

    Caught the first ep in a long time tonight, because I was bored and channel surfing. Scarlett's a decent singer, and definitely hot. But the rest of the episode ... uggh. Excruciating. Esp. that MTV sketch, and the Duluth Live. (Though it was cool to see the lift bridge on national TV ... I live about an hour from there.)

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 5:39 p.m. CST

    Scarlett is fuckalicious

    by sevadro

    Who cares if she messed up her lines. Her body was ridiculously hot in that sweet 16 skit. I had no idea she was so fucking thick!

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 5:41 p.m. CST

    "Watch any MADtv and there is at least 2 skits that are clever."

    by 3 Bag Enema

    Can you imagine what this person is like? By the way, to all you people complaining that Saturday Night Live isn't funny enough for you, I have an idea. Turn off the fucking television. Yes. Don't flip the channel, don't raise or lower the volume. Turn the fucking thing off. Then keep it off for a minimum of ten years. This is a guaranteed method of reducing television-related stress.

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 6:57 p.m. CST

    I may be mistaken, but I don't remember seeing Hader, or Ham

    by Shermdawg

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Mad what?

    by ILK

    They have a show? Public access? lol

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 8:27 p.m. CST

    and ...dogapeandman

    by ILK

    Go listen to REM again. The similarity doesn't even REMOTELY exist. I like old REM and all, but not once did death cab's singer sound like he had a mouthful of marbles and was making it up on the spot.

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 10:10 p.m. CST

    I love these random posts attempting to divert the thread to spo

    by Craiggers

    You know ESPN has a website right? Go there.

  • Jan. 15, 2006, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Fuck these SNL assholes

    by zacdilone

    Especially Smigel. Not every Christian is a fundy-dweeb who thinks Darwin was an idiot and sex is "dirty." Smigel needs to get out and see the world. But I guess he wouldn't want his tiny little bigot mind challenged.

  • Jan. 16, 2006, 12:41 a.m. CST

    I actually enjoyed this episode, even the "Duluth" sketch that I

    by Flim Springfield

    ...That's gotta impress her, right?

  • "Not every Christian is a fundy-dweeb who thinks Darwin was an idiot and sex is "dirty."" ...No you're right. But enough of them ARE to make it fucking hilarious. So your best bet at this point is get over it or start converting religious idiots to religious smart people like YOU.

  • Jan. 16, 2006, 12:56 a.m. CST


    by ILK

    I wish there were an edit button here. Yeah. I missed Hader, too. His Vincent Price was BRILLIANT.

  • Jan. 16, 2006, 8:21 a.m. CST


    by zacdilone

    First of all, who is trying to take your freedom? What the hell is that supposed to mean? And second of all, idiots like Robertson are the MINORITY in the Christian faith. He just has the money to make a lot of noise. And no, it is not "fucking hilarious." Anyone can turn Pat Robertson into a joke. That's cheap and easy. But it's clear from Smigel's pieces that he knows nothing about the faith he's ridiculing, which breaks a cardinal rule of satire: UNDERSTAND YOUR TARGET. The guys in Monty Python had advanced degrees and were incredibly intelligent, which is why they were the best satirists ever. Smigel is like that guy in high school who thought it was funny to imitate the special ed students behind their backs. That's just weak.

  • Jan. 16, 2006, 12:25 p.m. CST

    I am a conservative Chrstian...

    by El Scorcho

    and I think Pat Robertson is a fucking moron. I'll take him any day over Al Sharpton, though.

  • Jan. 16, 2006, 1:02 p.m. CST

    3 Bag Enema, I can't imagine what you're like, defending

    by chickychow

    If you're sitting there guffawing at the wacky antics of Horatio Sanz and Kenan I-giggle-thru-a-sketch-as-much-as-Sanz-and-Fallon Thompson maybe you're the one who should be turning the t.v. off... hope you;re not responsible for the popularity of Two and a Half Men also..

  • Jan. 16, 2006, 1:25 p.m. CST

    The "Curb" Your Enthusiasm" sketch on Mad TV was very funny.

    by BigTuna

    And better then anything on SN'L in quite a while. That's what I like, Mad makes fun of people others don't. It's refreshing instead of the same lame political figures spoofed every week.

  • Jan. 16, 2006, 7:25 p.m. CST


    by zekmoe

    She is tongulous. Highly lickable. Just saw her on the golden globes pre show, and her tits were exploding out of her dress. The seat pounder interviewing her even got a chance to feel them. They even replayed it in slo mo. Huge, spry knobs. Oh so elastic and upright.

  • Jan. 16, 2006, 8:58 p.m. CST

    The Madtv "Curb" sketch wasn't funny at all.

    by zool43

    That was the worst larry david impression. The wanda impression was alright though.

  • Jan. 16, 2006, 9:02 p.m. CST

    And why has Steve Martin waited 11 years to host again?????

    by zool43

    not that i'm complaining or anything.

  • Jan. 16, 2006, 11 p.m. CST


    by ILK

    You clearly have no concept of comedy. A nice, respectful approach to modern christian majority would not only not be funny, but pointless. The reason why it was funny, and why you are so offended by it, is because it rings TRUE. Accept it and quit whining. (wasn't that what liberals did? I forget) And now you want to also tell me there's no culture wars? Give me a break.

  • Jan. 16, 2006, 11:35 p.m. CST

    SJ isn't that hot...

    by ZeroCorpse

    She's really kinda plain, but with nice tits. If I had to pick one of the two stars of Ghost World to spend a night with, I would choose Thora Birch over Scarlett J. any day. Besides that, Scarlett blows her lines a lot. She's not a good actor, she's a moderately pretty girl. Why some of you act like she's the hottest thing on the planet is beyond me. I can think of a hundred people I'd prefer before getting close to her.

  • Jan. 17, 2006, 2:27 p.m. CST

    Scarlett had a boob job, pretty obvious

    by Hate_Speech

    poor kid

  • Jan. 17, 2006, 2:48 p.m. CST


    by zacdilone

    You misunderstood me...hear me out. I never said we needed a "nice, respectful" approach to satirizing losers like Robertson (his comments don't deserve respect). I said Smigel doesn't have a full grasp of what he's ridiculing. He's taking the quick and easy shots and missing out on an opportunity to do real satire. And I just don't find that funny. As for culture wars...don't remember talking about that, unless that's what you were referring to about taking away freedom. The vocal minority that advocates censorship does not, in my opinion, constitute a "culture war." That's like calling George Lazenby a "revolutionary Bond."

  • Jan. 17, 2006, 5:28 p.m. CST

    Happiest weekend in years

    by teedadawg

    FIRST, Scarlett Johannson on SNL: Mediocre-as-hell episode but I had to adjust my peepee when she came out in that pink dress for "My Sweet 16." SECOND, The Steel Curtain dropped on the Colts (Did you hear a guy had a heart attack when Bettis fumbled the ball?!? Now THAT'S a fan!) THEN, the Panthers won! Them's my homies! FINALLY, Martina "The Forehead with the Forehand" Hingis won her comeback match at the Autralian Open. Whew! Say what you will, those Europeans are pumping out some fine motherfucking women! Make mine Euro-sexy!!!

  • Jan. 17, 2006, 6:34 p.m. CST


    by ILK

    I dunno if I agree with you there. I think it was well above low-brow, well thought out and goofed on something that a lot of people are afraid of making fun of for some reason right now, which is theologens trying to be scientists. I say theologens because it's be rude to say kooks. .... I don't mean an advocacy of censorship IS the culture war in it's entirety, but it's an undeniable part of it. That would be like saying a novel about "Q" was not even remotely related to Bond. In other words, it doesn't have to be the entirety something to be a very large and real part of it... My question to you at some point would be, what would have been humorous that had a better grasp of the subject? What would it have been like? Did you want him quoting facts? Did you actually think for a second that he was even trying to make you laugh? The people who criticize satire ARE generally those who were never the target audience. Sort of a "if it's too loud, you're too old" thing. If you read that and it offends you, they mean YOU. Finally, if you were looking for something a little more high brow, then I'd try relying on a show that doesn't rely on bleeding old women (Akroyd as Julia Childs) and racial stereotypes (pretty much any Eddie Murphy) for cheap laughs. I know you still probably don't think I "get it" when it comes to what you're saying here. But if that's the case, it's because you haven't made yourself clear. Your original statement was "Not every Christian is a fundy-dweeb who thinks Darwin was an idiot and sex is "dirty.""... ok.. We all already knew that. That wasn't why it was funny. It was funny because those people are kooks and they are now being LISTENED TO by the media as if they were legitimate. But for some reason people aren't willing to admit they're kooks because they're afraid of being politically incorrect when it comes to religion. Of course, explaining it like this NEVER ends with a laugh. Explaining comedy never works. Let's put it this way. A LOT of people laughed, which means it worked. If that means WE are all jerks, then so be it. But I get the strange feeling that's not the case. If satire offends you so deeply, there's a good chance you're the intended target.

  • Jan. 18, 2006, 6:52 a.m. CST

    kenan and finesse...

    by Malebolgia

    ARE THE CORNIEST MOTHERFUCKERS EVER!! please get them off this fucking show, they alone are kinlling it. also drunk college girl.

  • Jan. 18, 2006, 10:11 a.m. CST

    SJ/SNL Bombs

    by Roboteer

    I'm a big fan of both, but have to admit this was one of the worst SNL's I've ever seen. And that's saying something, Joe Piscopo. Writing was abysmal and timing and execution were off the whole show. Here's 2 clues, if you have to analyze an SNL skit for more than 2 minutes to decipher the humor, it isn't funny. If it's 'supposed' to be boring, it isn't funny. This was so bad, that when not hearing the crickets in the silent audience, you could hear gasps of annoyed disbelief. Then again, that was also the crickets. The girl can sing a little (better than the lame music act), but needs to avoid live performances, action movies, and stick to girl-next-door sexpottery.