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Secrets Of Tonight’s SNL!!

Published at: Oct. 21, 2006, 2:42 p.m. CST

I am – Hercules!! Our inside mole tells us that the great Will Ferrell makes a surprise return appearance on the all-new “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. It’s hosted by Ferrell’s “Talladega Nights” co-star John C. Reilly. Musical guest is My Chemical Romance. As one might infer from the promos, we’re going to see the return of The A-Holes as well. Ferrell’s got “Stranger Than Fiction” coming out in couple weeks, so I get why he’s there. But what is Reilly promoting, one wonders? Our mole asked what I thought of the Jaime Pressley show from two weeks ago. Sadly, my uncaring bastard of a TiVo already deleted it, but I do remember laughing pretty hard when, during the monologue, the inbred-looking overall-clad banjo-player Pressley thought was placed behind her to mock southerners turned out to be a member of the band.

Hercules The Strong thinks Drew Friedman is the funniest motherfucking cartoonist on the planet!! Old. Jewish. Comedians!!!

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  • Oct. 21, 2006, 12:37 a.m. CST

    Why is this show still reported on here?

    by ZsAsZz

    Is there really enough people who think this show is still funny to warrant a talkback? I know many who watch hoping it will return to former glory, but it hasn't been good since the early nineties. Yeah Will Ferrel was good but i think that was more of a credit to his personality than the horrible writing and bad co-stars over the last ten to twelve years.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 12:52 a.m. CST

    ZsAsZz, I just put up the post.

    by Hercules

    YackBacker started the talkback. So let's ask him. <br><br> Yackbacker, is there really enough people who think this show is still funny to warrant a talkback?

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 1:06 a.m. CST

    The SNL TB are a fucking tradition...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    And as a rule, far funnier than the show itself...

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 1:06 a.m. CST

    You still laugh at SNL?

    by Det. John Kimble

    I don't know whether to envy or pity you.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 1:42 a.m. CST

    These talkbacks funnier than an SNL?

    by splungiest

    Yeah, they should give us talkbackers the SNL timeslot. We're so much funnier than SNL as a rule.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Easy Way to Bring Back SNL to the Top...

    by DarthGuapo

    ... bring back the ex cast to guest host. Seriously, who wouldn't pay money to see Eddie Murphy doing the James Bown Hot tub or Mike Myers as Dieter. Get Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Dan Akroyd, and SNL would be huge.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 2:53 a.m. CST

    Wow.. So *SHOCKING*..

    by Rinse

    Headine: Ferrel Appears On TV To Promote Upcoming Movie. The National Enquirer couldn't make this stuff up. :P

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 3:25 a.m. CST

    Wah! SNL was so much better with Will Ferrell! Wah!

    by darthuser

    Wah! Will Ferrell's on SNL tonight! Wah!

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 3:43 a.m. CST

    Chest Rockwell Rules!!!

    by zool43

    They've gotta do something with that character. No one fucks with Chest and Brock!

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Bradley Whitford or Steven Weber should host

    by EyeofPolyphemus

    Just for the Studio 60 jokes.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 8:06 a.m. CST

    I don't watch SNL since it lost all its humor.

    by CreasyBear

    So somebody can tell me, have they referenced Studio 60 in the show yet? Just wondering.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 9:11 a.m. CST

    SNL's Shocking Secret!

    by RenoNevada2000

    It'll be intentionally funny this week?

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 9:40 a.m. CST

    I think I saw this news online last week

    by INWOsuxRED

    is your source the internet?

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 10:08 a.m. CST

    you're not that funny

    by Captain Vidal

    trust me, talkbackers, you're not more funny, or nearly as funny as the worst of all the not-funny SNL shows in all it's history. replacing SNLs timeslot with TB timeslot would only get the SNL people on here talkin' bout how they could do a way better job in the TB timeslot....and i'd be inclined to agree.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 10:08 a.m. CST

    you're not that funny

    by Captain Vidal

    trust me, talkbackers, you're not more funny, or nearly as funny as the worst of all the not-funny SNL shows in all it's history. replacing SNLs timeslot with TB timeslot would only get the SNL people on here talkin' bout how they could do a way better job in the TB timeslot....and i'd be inclined to agree.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Somebody Put It Out Of Its Misery, PLEASE?!?!

    by msspurlock

    They shoot horses, don't they? Only a knnejerk liberal on weed could get a laugh out of this tired old vehicle. I've seen college follies that were funnier.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Herc, I betcha anything...

    by Shermdawg

    They got the idea for that monologue from ZombieSolutions and my debate over southern stereotypes in the Dane Cook talkback.<br><br>Either that, or Jaime was pissed too!

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 11:16 a.m. CST

    The TB are not a TV show, so no they could not replace.

    by Alonzo Mosely

    The actual timeslot for SNL... Well worked out geniuses. What I was saying that the SNL TB often provide, minute for minute, far more laughs than an episode of SNL. Also SNL writers obviously have an awareness of this site. Harry has been spoofed, there was a sketch influenced by the Kong background, and there is a decent chance last weeks opening, with the hick thing, was inspired by some of the rants in the previous weeks TB. For the record SNL is as funny as its audience wants. Sure it is a decade long slump, but that is because that is what the TV audience wants. In the late 90s Cleese and Palin did the Parrot sketch to crickets chirping. WHile goatboy killed. That is what the audience wants, that is what sells the cornflake commercials, so that is what we get. It is not the fault of the writers, it is not the fault of the performers, it is the fault of the audience...

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 11:18 a.m. CST

    Just to test my theory, Seth, if you read this...

    by Shermdawg

    On Weekend Update say "poopiepants".

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 11:21 a.m. CST

    No, to prove it, mail me a $1000...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    Screw Shermdawg, I'm poor...

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 11:26 a.m. CST

    PT Should do a "SNL Short" Tonight

    by moosetrx

    Don't you think he should? His friend RIELLY is hosting and his girlfriend Rudolph is a cast member. He's done it before (Fanatic with Affleck)...that would be great. But they'll probably have an unfunny Samberg video instead.r

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Actually Zo, he should be sendin me and Zombie a check.

    by Shermdawg

    ;)

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 12:53 p.m. CST

    Sherm, check your contract, as your agent...

    by Alonzo Mosely

    I get 50%, plus a share of residuals...

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 12:53 p.m. CST

    SNL has been unfunny for years....

    by mikepena

    ...and yes, even when the "great" Will Ferrel was on it. Will Ferrel is not funny.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Look at me! It's cool to hate the current SNL. . .

    by ZeroCorpse

    And yet say how cool it was several years ago. In several years, I shall say how cool THIS version of SNL was back when it was on, in comparison to the show that is on at that time. I don't like anything that other people like. I'm awesome. (sarcasm should be noted.)

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 1:03 p.m. CST

    I laugh all the time at SNL

    by darthuser

    and I laughed at that banjo-player Herc mentions. I don't recall ever laughing at these talkbacks. I know a lot of folks who read AICN's posts religiously but avoid its talkbacks like the plague, simply because they're so teeming with hate-filled virgins who have never written - and will never write - anything as funny as the worst sketch ever aired on SNL. Or MADtv. Or Mind of Mencia. Or the Jamie Kennedy Experiment. Or Blue Collar TV. And they can't figure out why NBC doesn't just hand SNL's timeslot over to them.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Unrelated to tonite, about old SNL

    by Super I

    Something I posted on the DVD release thread I though I'd put here because... well, I can. Supposedly they are realeasing the first season of SNL UNCUT on DVD. I'll believe when I see it. I've watched the show since the first episode aired (a few episodes and really shitty seasons excepted) . A lot of people don't even know about the land of Gorch, or stunt baby, or that before cutting to commercials they would put on screen a member of the audience with an embarrassing statement underneath (still don't know how this made it past the censors in 76-77 with "Spells kunta kinte with a C"). And the "america needs a hum job editorial" The show has become soooo conservative and safe compared to the good old days. On another note, back in 1992 I was lucky and got 9pm (?) dress rehearsal tickets to the episode with Christopher Walken and Arrested Development. The dress rehearsals are 2 hours vs. the 90 minute show. They use these to decide what sketches get the best audience reaction and get aired and what gets cut. I don't remember it very well after all these years, but I've never forgotten that there was one sketch that never made it to air. As I recall, Phil Hartman wa s giving a TV speech at a lecturn as Clinton, and as he's talking he starts doing things like pulling out alcoholic drinks while he's talking, maybe holding up and looking at porn, and then he ends up pulling out a joint and lighting it up... and then they cut away to George Bush (Carvey?) in bed waking up to discover he had only been dreaming it. (This was a couple of weeks before the election). I guess they didn't use it because they had the Carvey/Hartman sketch about Perot and Stockdale. Don't think they used it the next weekend and then the elction was over and the sketch out of date. Somewhere in the vaults they must have tons of material that never made it, some of it bad, some good, but a lot with people like Belushi and Farley that might be worth seeing just for them.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 3:53 p.m. CST

    So, Super I

    by symphy

    You mean the SNL we see each week is actually CUT DOWN from a 2 hour version? If you do the math, discounting the music performances and monologue (which can't be cut), that means what we see every week is roughly the best half (!) of what the writers thought was good enough to air. THAT'S the cream of the crop?

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Dress rehearsal --> Live show

    by Super I

    Well, 2 hour dress to 90 minute show (let's ignore commercial breaks which they factor into the dress also.) If you subtract out a half hour of automatic stuff like music and intro (probably less, but let's assume half hour) that leaves 90 minutes in the dress and 60 minutes to fill so its about two thirds, not half that makes it of the other stuff. You alos have to consider that different sketches have different lengths, so they may bump one sketch for time constraints one week, and use it at a later date.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 4:30 p.m. CST

    NBC made 2 shows to make SNL look funny by comparison

    by CTU Mole

    Whenever SNL is painfully unfunny, just think of the sketches in 30 Rock or Studio 60 and SNL will seem only irritatingly unfunny. Anyway, there's always the slim hope that they'll do a rap, the only funny thing they've done in years. Oh wait, the fired Chris Parnell.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Season 1 dvd release will prove to you

    by Reno

    that this show has always been the same. A crapshoot. http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/newsitem.cfm?NewsID=6503 Some things work, most things don't and sometimes the musical guest is pretty good. It HAS ALWAYS BEEN THAT WAY with this show. The propaganda says that EVERYTHING the original cast did was gold. Bullshit. Those who say that are blinded by nostalgia and all of the best-of video releases over the years. You can't compare Best of John Belushi with this week's episode. The original cast bombed as much as most of the casts have bombed. Their stuff that scored was great, though.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Shows that make the Studio 60 sketches look funny

    by splungiest

    Mind of Mencia, MADtv, the Jamie Kennedy Experiment, Blue Collar TV etc. etc.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 5:32 p.m. CST

    The show will always be reported here

    by Orionsangels

    SNL will always be hated, but it will always be relevant in someway and be on the air forever! There's nothing you haters can do about it. Except complain every year how bad it is. No ones listening! hahaha!!!

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 6:25 p.m. CST

    alonzo mosley

    by rockness

    is dead on with his rant about it being the audience's fault. only how do we change that? we are an audience too!

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 7:13 p.m. CST

    "SNL will always be relevant in someway?"

    by Rinse

    I'm not a SNL hater, but I have no emotional investment in SNL. I used to watch it regularly when I was a kid, but now I find it too difficult to sit through 90 minutes for a few weak inner chuckles here and there. (Basically how I feel about The Simpsons now, too.) Given the wide variety of up-to-the-minute satirical stuff available on cable during the week, it would not occur to me to describe SNL as relevant.. I used to make an effort to catch the Weekend Update segment, but it often feels a week behind The Daily Show.. To you SNL lovers, though, enjoy. Don't let the haters ruin your hot, hot SNL love.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 7:29 p.m. CST

    I do agree about the first season

    by CTU Mole

    not being the genius people seem to think it was. You had to be on the same drugs as the cast to think the fucking Coneheads were funny.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 7:31 p.m. CST

    It's simple...

    by Orionsangels

    SNL is funny in fluctuations. It goes 5 years being real bad and 5 years being pretty good. SNL used to be more relevant in the late 70s and early 80's when Murphy was on it. In between Murphy and original cast. There was a very dry period. But then you had the Dana Carvey, Myers, Hartman era which made it relevant again. Ferrell made it relevant again. By relevant of course i mean watercooler talk the next day or Internet chatter. "My father would womanize, he would drink. He would make outrageous claims like he invented the question mark. Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy." Even last year SNL's digital shorts were talked about. Narnia bit and Natalie Portman gangsta, chuck norris song. Right now we're into a lull period. Looks like a bad one. SNL is mostly bad and you wait for the few good moments. Maybe a bit of comedy gold sprinkled here and there.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Zero-whatever

    by Mister Man

    That's not sarcasm, just stupidity. So, we can't claim the current season of SNL is lousy, huh? It's not about being "cool" - it's called an "opinion."

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 8:51 p.m. CST

    If you're asking me if SNL is worth reporting on...

    by Cotton McKnight

    I don't think a second would pass before I told you NO. Did anyone see that skit a couple of weeks ago called "big wigs" where the "joke" was that 2 women have hair so large, it might get cut by a ceiling fan? That wasnt only a low point for the show, that was a lowpoint for broadcasting. Absolutely ridiculous. Take a year off until some big changes are made.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Holy Jeez, look at that big fucking Milton Berle

    by Crimson Dynamo

    I have an unreasonable hatred of that cocksucker for some reason

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 10:12 p.m. CST

    Speaking of cocks

    by Mister Man

    You know, Crimson, he had the biggest one in Hollywood.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 10:13 p.m. CST

    No thanks Trik.

    by Shermdawg

    If Cap doesn't have the wings, me no likey.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 10:28 p.m. CST

    SNL would be lost without Hammond.

    by Shermdawg

    He's been the backbone of the show for like ten years.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Yeah Hammonds Brit Hume is good!

    by TokyoZ

    But ah Will Forte's Bush sucks ass.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 10:49 p.m. CST

    Now that was an acceptable way to handle...

    by Shermdawg

    racism in the south without coming off as offensive towards southerners.<br><br>Too bad it wasn't funny.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 10:50 p.m. CST

    After seeing Reilly in a speedo...

    by Shermdawg

    It's fair to say Milton Berle's record will stand.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Hmm, y'know, I've said on countless occasions that...

    by Shermdawg

    I loved The Two A-holes, but now, I think it might just be because Wiig is so f'n hot in those sketches.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Do the Writers Know The Meaning of the Word "Asshole"?

    by tonagan

    (And no, it's not me). While those characters are somewhat amusing, I wouldn't call them assholes. Or a-holes.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 11:09 p.m. CST

    This band sucks.

    by Shermdawg

    Isn't there at least one decent "rock" band nowadays?

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Someone was laughing after the music act was over!

    by Shermdawg

    Looks like I wasn't the only one who didn't like 'em!

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 11:17 p.m. CST

    This turkey is halfway over.

    by Mister Man

    Ouch.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 11:25 p.m. CST

    OK, they saved it with the Taurus bit

    by Mister Man

    Otherwise, not so hot.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 11:24 p.m. CST

    If you want funny, switch over to Comedy Central.

    by Shermdawg

    Gaffigan's on!

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 11:39 p.m. CST

    SNL Digital Shorts

    by Wolfman57

    I mean, seriously, they've been the best part of the show for the past year. They might as well just starting doing the show like that, because it's been the best stuff.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Speaking of being racist.

    by Shermdawg

    Why is it that the black cast members are usually reduced to bit parts?<br><br>And don't use Keenan's lame Flava Flav impression as a reason. That would be too easy.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 11:41 p.m. CST

    Damn, that was awful.

    by Mister Man

    Both Digital and Oreo.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 11:45 p.m. CST

    Well then...

    by Wolfman57

    I guess I was one of the only ones who enjoyed "Harpoon Man."

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Shark Bear was pathetic!

    by Orionsangels

    Even they had to explain to audience how bad this skit was, they need better writers!

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 11:50 p.m. CST

    something very wrong with most of you people...

    by wolvenom

    I thought this snl has been by far one of the funniest in a while. Shark Bear was fucking hilarious........ admit it. Of course I've had a few drinks and I'm kind of biased with regards to how funny I find John C. Reilly but I think this snl was the shit.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Um, no

    by Mister Man

    This is par for this season - awful.

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Bear-shark

    by Kevin Bosch

    im not an snl hater, but didnt they do a skit like this back in the piscapo era? not about shark-bears, but one with the same thing that happened at the end. Everybody in a small town had a nuclear bomb. When a guy a guy robbed a store, the towns people threatened him with dropping the bomb, but he just fled and they chickened out. then they turned to the camera and made fun of the fact that the skit had an overt political messege. isnt that what i just saw?

  • Oct. 21, 2006, 11:56 p.m. CST

    Instantly....

    by gorillaskull

    changed the channel at the end of the bear shark bit. I would rather watch reruns of Smallville then that shit. What a stupid bit. How many more times are they going to have tone deaf JCR sing.

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Look wolvenom, not everyone watches SNL high on POT

    by Orionsangels

    Hahaha

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Sudeikis is a fucktard.

    by Shermdawg

    It doesn't matter if a skit has a meaning or not, it matters if it's funny. And it, along with every other sketch tonight, was not.<br><br>Instead of insulting the viewer, why don't you "comedic geniuses" try to get your act together and attempt at least ONE good sketch for next week.<br><br>BearShark was the second sketch in three episodes that ended with someone questioning it.<br><br>Is it too late to get Tina back? I think I was wrong when I proclaimed the newbs would turn this show around last season.

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 12:33 a.m. CST

    The MADtv repeat was ten times better

    by Mister Man

    I gave up in the final fifteen.

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 3:05 a.m. CST

    SNL Talkbacks have more recurring characters than SNL:

    by Flim Springfield

    There's the ever-popular "put it out of its misery" guy, good ol' "I'm funnier than SNL" guy, Mr. "Why does AICN have SNL talkbacks?", and the Nostalgia Brothers.<br> All of whom still manage to be lamer than this season of SNL.

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 3:14 a.m. CST

    Anyone see the cap fall off???

    by Kingdaddy

    In the first Oreo skit Reilly's cap or crown or something falls out and you can hear it hit the plate on the table... You can see him using his tongue to feel the gap during the skit.

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 3:34 a.m. CST

    This show was cancelled a long time ago.

    by Bob Cryptonight

    I don't know what crap you idiots watch on Saturday night...but it's not Saturday Night Live. In fact, SNL never really JUMPED THE SHARK...it sort of just slid quietly into the pool and allowed the sharks to feast. Lorne Michaels goes down in the One-Trick-Pony history books along with Gene Roddenberry.

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 4:58 a.m. CST

    Best show of the season by far.

    by SnapT

    Not saying much, but still. John C. Reilly is a funny guy in spite of mostly pointless, joke-free sketches.

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 5:37 a.m. CST

    Yeah...

    by ZoddGutsu

    "Preach on Brotherman, preach on. You hit the nail square on. Write a FUNNY sketch instead of insulting your audience. Bunch of stumble fucks." We aren't writers but viewers if a show sucks then it sucks and this SNL's is HORRIBLE even SNL lovers have to admit it. Seriously what a dumb shit to say might as well say "ZOMG Michael Bay sucks no way!!! How bout YOU direct it and see how hard it is!!!" So in conclusion STFU.

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 6:18 a.m. CST

    One-up, up and away

    by zacdilone

    Sucks

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Uh Oh

    by JimmyLoneWolf

    Dear God. The Good: John C. Reilly, Weekend Update, McMillan Family Moments, Two A-Holes, House of Carters, the last minute of the Bear-Shark sketch. The Bad: Everything else. They had a week off and all they could come up with was THIS? I have to say, I love John C. Reilly. I could watch the guy in anything, and I enjoyed this episode just to see him having some fun, but my God, it was PAINFUL! You know what the funniest thing about Harpoon Man was? John C. Reilly jumping around and throwing a spear. Seriously. THAT was funnier than ALL the jokes about him being gay, having premature ejaculation, and everything else. Why the hell didn't they just make it a "reality show" about the Gorton Fisherman or something? Wouldn't that have been easier to make funny? And that Bear-Shark sketch...I'll give it a pass because I liked the ending, but really the whole thing was awful. They beat the McMillan Family Moments into the ground, sensing they were the only sketches that really seemed tailored to Reilly (they were right). The A-Holes were funny, but jeez, kinda slight no? On the bright side, Weekend Update was the best it has been and its good to see Meyers looking comfortable...he'll be fine as anchor. Wish I could say the same about the whole show...big let down...Opening Bush sketch was PATHETIC!!

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Uh Oh

    by JimmyLoneWolf

    Dear God. The Good: John C. Reilly, Weekend Update, McMillan Family Moments, Two A-Holes, House of Carters, the last minute of the Bear-Shark sketch. The Bad: Everything else. They had a week off and all they could come up with was THIS? I have to say, I love John C. Reilly. I could watch the guy in anything, and I enjoyed this episode just to see him having some fun, but my God, it was PAINFUL! You know what the funniest thing about Harpoon Man was? John C. Reilly jumping around and throwing a spear. Seriously. THAT was funnier than ALL the jokes about him being gay, having premature ejaculation, and everything else. Why the hell didn't they just make it a "reality show" about the Gorton Fisherman or something? Wouldn't that have been easier to make funny? And that Bear-Shark sketch...I'll give it a pass because I liked the ending, but really the whole thing was awful. They beat the McMillan Family Moments into the ground, sensing they were the only sketches that really seemed tailored to Reilly (they were right). The A-Holes were funny, but jeez, kinda slight no? On the bright side, Weekend Update was the best it has been and its good to see Meyers looking comfortable...he'll be fine as anchor. Wish I could say the same about the whole show...big let down...Opening Bush sketch was PATHETIC!!

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Uh Oh

    by JimmyLoneWolf

    Dear God. The Good: John C. Reilly, Weekend Update, McMillan Family Moments, Two A-Holes, House of Carters, the last minute of the Bear-Shark sketch. The Bad: Everything else. They had a week off and all they could come up with was THIS? I have to say, I love John C. Reilly. I could watch the guy in anything, and I enjoyed this episode just to see him having some fun, but my God, it was PAINFUL! You know what the funniest thing about Harpoon Man was? John C. Reilly jumping around and throwing a spear. Seriously. THAT was funnier than ALL the jokes about him being gay, having premature ejaculation, and everything else. Why the hell didn't they just make it a "reality show" about the Gorton Fisherman or something? Wouldn't that have been easier to make funny? And that Bear-Shark sketch...I'll give it a pass because I liked the ending, but really the whole thing was awful. They beat the McMillan Family Moments into the ground, sensing they were the only sketches that really seemed tailored to Reilly (they were right). The A-Holes were funny, but jeez, kinda slight no? On the bright side, Weekend Update was the best it has been and its good to see Meyers looking comfortable...he'll be fine as anchor. Wish I could say the same about the whole show...big let down...Opening Bush sketch was PATHETIC!!

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Uh Oh

    by JimmyLoneWolf

    Dear God. The Good: John C. Reilly, Weekend Update, McMillan Family Moments, Two A-Holes, House of Carters, the last minute of the Bear-Shark sketch. The Bad: Everything else. They had a week off and all they could come up with was THIS? I have to say, I love John C. Reilly. I could watch the guy in anything, and I enjoyed this episode just to see him having some fun, but my God, it was PAINFUL! You know what the funniest thing about Harpoon Man was? John C. Reilly jumping around and throwing a spear. Seriously. THAT was funnier than ALL the jokes about him being gay, having premature ejaculation, and everything else. Why the hell didn't they just make it a "reality show" about the Gorton Fisherman or something? Wouldn't that have been easier to make funny? And that Bear-Shark sketch...I'll give it a pass because I liked the ending, but really the whole thing was awful. They beat the McMillan Family Moments into the ground, sensing they were the only sketches that really seemed tailored to Reilly (they were right). The A-Holes were funny, but jeez, kinda slight no? On the bright side, Weekend Update was the best it has been and its good to see Meyers looking comfortable...he'll be fine as anchor. Wish I could say the same about the whole show...big let down...Opening Bush sketch was PATHETIC!!

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Uh Oh

    by JimmyLoneWolf

    Dear God. The Good: John C. Reilly, Weekend Update, McMillan Family Moments, Two A-Holes, House of Carters, the last minute of the Bear-Shark sketch. The Bad: Everything else. They had a week off and all they could come up with was THIS? I have to say, I love John C. Reilly. I could watch the guy in anything, and I enjoyed this episode just to see him having some fun, but my God, it was PAINFUL! You know what the funniest thing about Harpoon Man was? John C. Reilly jumping around and throwing a spear. Seriously. THAT was funnier than ALL the jokes about him being gay, having premature ejaculation, and everything else. Why the hell didn't they just make it a "reality show" about the Gorton Fisherman or something? Wouldn't that have been easier to make funny? And that Bear-Shark sketch...I'll give it a pass because I liked the ending, but really the whole thing was awful. They beat the McMillan Family Moments into the ground, sensing they were the only sketches that really seemed tailored to Reilly (they were right). The A-Holes were funny, but jeez, kinda slight no? On the bright side, Weekend Update was the best it has been and its good to see Meyers looking comfortable...he'll be fine as anchor. Wish I could say the same about the whole show...big let down...Opening Bush sketch was PATHETIC!!

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Uh Oh

    by JimmyLoneWolf

    Dear God. The Good: John C. Reilly, Weekend Update, McMillan Family Moments, Two A-Holes, House of Carters, the last minute of the Bear-Shark sketch. The Bad: Everything else. They had a week off and all they could come up with was THIS? I have to say, I love John C. Reilly. I could watch the guy in anything, and I enjoyed this episode just to see him having some fun, but my God, it was PAINFUL! You know what the funniest thing about Harpoon Man was? John C. Reilly jumping around and throwing a spear. Seriously. THAT was funnier than ALL the jokes about him being gay, having premature ejaculation, and everything else. Why the hell didn't they just make it a "reality show" about the Gorton Fisherman or something? Wouldn't that have been easier to make funny? And that Bear-Shark sketch...I'll give it a pass because I liked the ending, but really the whole thing was awful. They beat the McMillan Family Moments into the ground, sensing they were the only sketches that really seemed tailored to Reilly (they were right). The A-Holes were funny, but jeez, kinda slight no? On the bright side, Weekend Update was the best it has been and its good to see Meyers looking comfortable...he'll be fine as anchor. Wish I could say the same about the whole show...big let down...Opening Bush sketch was PATHETIC!!

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Uh Oh

    by JimmyLoneWolf

    Dear God. The Good: John C. Reilly, Weekend Update, McMillan Family Moments, Two A-Holes, House of Carters, the last minute of the Bear-Shark sketch. The Bad: Everything else. They had a week off and all they could come up with was THIS? I have to say, I love John C. Reilly. I could watch the guy in anything, and I enjoyed this episode just to see him having some fun, but my God, it was PAINFUL! You know what the funniest thing about Harpoon Man was? John C. Reilly jumping around and throwing a spear. Seriously. THAT was funnier than ALL the jokes about him being gay, having premature ejaculation, and everything else. Why the hell didn't they just make it a "reality show" about the Gorton Fisherman or something? Wouldn't that have been easier to make funny? And that Bear-Shark sketch...I'll give it a pass because I liked the ending, but really the whole thing was awful. They beat the McMillan Family Moments into the ground, sensing they were the only sketches that really seemed tailored to Reilly (they were right). The A-Holes were funny, but jeez, kinda slight no? On the bright side, Weekend Update was the best it has been and its good to see Meyers looking comfortable...he'll be fine as anchor. Wish I could say the same about the whole show...big let down...Opening Bush sketch was PATHETIC!!

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Uh Oh

    by JimmyLoneWolf

    Dear God. The Good: John C. Reilly, Weekend Update, McMillan Family Moments, Two A-Holes, House of Carters, the last minute of the Bear-Shark sketch. The Bad: Everything else. They had a week off and all they could come up with was THIS? I have to say, I love John C. Reilly. I could watch the guy in anything, and I enjoyed this episode just to see him having some fun, but my God, it was PAINFUL! You know what the funniest thing about Harpoon Man was? John C. Reilly jumping around and throwing a spear. Seriously. THAT was funnier than ALL the jokes about him being gay, having premature ejaculation, and everything else. Why the hell didn't they just make it a "reality show" about the Gorton Fisherman or something? Wouldn't that have been easier to make funny? And that Bear-Shark sketch...I'll give it a pass because I liked the ending, but really the whole thing was awful. They beat the McMillan Family Moments into the ground, sensing they were the only sketches that really seemed tailored to Reilly (they were right). The A-Holes were funny, but jeez, kinda slight no? On the bright side, Weekend Update was the best it has been and its good to see Meyers looking comfortable...he'll be fine as anchor. Wish I could say the same about the whole show...big let down...Opening Bush sketch was PATHETIC!!

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Uh Oh

    by JimmyLoneWolf

    Dear God. The Good: John C. Reilly, Weekend Update, McMillan Family Moments, Two A-Holes, House of Carters, the last minute of the Bear-Shark sketch. The Bad: Everything else. They had a week off and all they could come up with was THIS? I have to say, I love John C. Reilly. I could watch the guy in anything, and I enjoyed this episode just to see him having some fun, but my God, it was PAINFUL! You know what the funniest thing about Harpoon Man was? John C. Reilly jumping around and throwing a spear. Seriously. THAT was funnier than ALL the jokes about him being gay, having premature ejaculation, and everything else. Why the hell didn't they just make it a "reality show" about the Gorton Fisherman or something? Wouldn't that have been easier to make funny? And that Bear-Shark sketch...I'll give it a pass because I liked the ending, but really the whole thing was awful. They beat the McMillan Family Moments into the ground, sensing they were the only sketches that really seemed tailored to Reilly (they were right). The A-Holes were funny, but jeez, kinda slight no? On the bright side, Weekend Update was the best it has been and its good to see Meyers looking comfortable...he'll be fine as anchor. Wish I could say the same about the whole show...big let down...Opening Bush sketch was PATHETIC!!

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Uh Oh

    by JimmyLoneWolf

    Dear God. The Good: John C. Reilly, Weekend Update, McMillan Family Moments, Two A-Holes, House of Carters, the last minute of the Bear-Shark sketch. The Bad: Everything else. They had a week off and all they could come up with was THIS? I have to say, I love John C. Reilly. I could watch the guy in anything, and I enjoyed this episode just to see him having some fun, but my God, it was PAINFUL! You know what the funniest thing about Harpoon Man was? John C. Reilly jumping around and throwing a spear. Seriously. THAT was funnier than ALL the jokes about him being gay, having premature ejaculation, and everything else. Why the hell didn't they just make it a "reality show" about the Gorton Fisherman or something? Wouldn't that have been easier to make funny? And that Bear-Shark sketch...I'll give it a pass because I liked the ending, but really the whole thing was awful. They beat the McMillan Family Moments into the ground, sensing they were the only sketches that really seemed tailored to Reilly (they were right). The A-Holes were funny, but jeez, kinda slight no? On the bright side, Weekend Update was the best it has been and its good to see Meyers looking comfortable...he'll be fine as anchor. Wish I could say the same about the whole show...big let down...Opening Bush sketch was PATHETIC!!

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Uh Oh

    by JimmyLoneWolf

    Dear God. The Good: John C. Reilly, Weekend Update, McMillan Family Moments, Two A-Holes, House of Carters, the last minute of the Bear-Shark sketch. The Bad: Everything else. They had a week off and all they could come up with was THIS? I have to say, I love John C. Reilly. I could watch the guy in anything, and I enjoyed this episode just to see him having some fun, but my God, it was PAINFUL! You know what the funniest thing about Harpoon Man was? John C. Reilly jumping around and throwing a spear. Seriously. THAT was funnier than ALL the jokes about him being gay, having premature ejaculation, and everything else. Why the hell didn't they just make it a "reality show" about the Gorton Fisherman or something? Wouldn't that have been easier to make funny? And that Bear-Shark sketch...I'll give it a pass because I liked the ending, but really the whole thing was awful. They beat the McMillan Family Moments into the ground, sensing they were the only sketches that really seemed tailored to Reilly (they were right). The A-Holes were funny, but jeez, kinda slight no? On the bright side, Weekend Update was the best it has been and its good to see Meyers looking comfortable...he'll be fine as anchor. Wish I could say the same about the whole show...big let down...Opening Bush sketch was PATHETIC!!

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Uh Oh

    by JimmyLoneWolf

    Dear God. The Good: John C. Reilly, Weekend Update, McMillan Family Moments, Two A-Holes, House of Carters, the last minute of the Bear-Shark sketch. The Bad: Everything else. They had a week off and all they could come up with was THIS? I have to say, I love John C. Reilly. I could watch the guy in anything, and I enjoyed this episode just to see him having some fun, but my God, it was PAINFUL! You know what the funniest thing about Harpoon Man was? John C. Reilly jumping around and throwing a spear. Seriously. THAT was funnier than ALL the jokes about him being gay, having premature ejaculation, and everything else. Why the hell didn't they just make it a "reality show" about the Gorton Fisherman or something? Wouldn't that have been easier to make funny? And that Bear-Shark sketch...I'll give it a pass because I liked the ending, but really the whole thing was awful. They beat the McMillan Family Moments into the ground, sensing they were the only sketches that really seemed tailored to Reilly (they were right). The A-Holes were funny, but jeez, kinda slight no? On the bright side, Weekend Update was the best it has been and its good to see Meyers looking comfortable...he'll be fine as anchor. Wish I could say the same about the whole show...big let down...Opening Bush sketch was PATHETIC!!

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Uh Oh

    by JimmyLoneWolf

    Dear God. The Good: John C. Reilly, Weekend Update, McMillan Family Moments, Two A-Holes, House of Carters, the last minute of the Bear-Shark sketch. The Bad: Everything else. They had a week off and all they could come up with was THIS? I have to say, I love John C. Reilly. I could watch the guy in anything, and I enjoyed this episode just to see him having some fun, but my God, it was PAINFUL! You know what the funniest thing about Harpoon Man was? John C. Reilly jumping around and throwing a spear. Seriously. THAT was funnier than ALL the jokes about him being gay, having premature ejaculation, and everything else. Why the hell didn't they just make it a "reality show" about the Gorton Fisherman or something? Wouldn't that have been easier to make funny? And that Bear-Shark sketch...I'll give it a pass because I liked the ending, but really the whole thing was awful. They beat the McMillan Family Moments into the ground, sensing they were the only sketches that really seemed tailored to Reilly (they were right). The A-Holes were funny, but jeez, kinda slight no? On the bright side, Weekend Update was the best it has been and its good to see Meyers looking comfortable...he'll be fine as anchor. Wish I could say the same about the whole show...big let down...Opening Bush sketch was PATHETIC!!

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Uh Oh

    by JimmyLoneWolf

    Dear God. The Good: John C. Reilly, Weekend Update, McMillan Family Moments, Two A-Holes, House of Carters, the last minute of the Bear-Shark sketch. The Bad: Everything else. They had a week off and all they could come up with was THIS? I have to say, I love John C. Reilly. I could watch the guy in anything, and I enjoyed this episode just to see him having some fun, but my God, it was PAINFUL! You know what the funniest thing about Harpoon Man was? John C. Reilly jumping around and throwing a spear. Seriously. THAT was funnier than ALL the jokes about him being gay, having premature ejaculation, and everything else. Why the hell didn't they just make it a "reality show" about the Gorton Fisherman or something? Wouldn't that have been easier to make funny? And that Bear-Shark sketch...I'll give it a pass because I liked the ending, but really the whole thing was awful. They beat the McMillan Family Moments into the ground, sensing they were the only sketches that really seemed tailored to Reilly (they were right). The A-Holes were funny, but jeez, kinda slight no? On the bright side, Weekend Update was the best it has been and its good to see Meyers looking comfortable...he'll be fine as anchor. Wish I could say the same about the whole show...big let down...Opening Bush sketch was PATHETIC!!

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Uh Oh

    by JimmyLoneWolf

    Dear God. The Good: John C. Reilly, Weekend Update, McMillan Family Moments, Two A-Holes, House of Carters, the last minute of the Bear-Shark sketch. The Bad: Everything else. They had a week off and all they could come up with was THIS? I have to say, I love John C. Reilly. I could watch the guy in anything, and I enjoyed this episode just to see him having some fun, but my God, it was PAINFUL! You know what the funniest thing about Harpoon Man was? John C. Reilly jumping around and throwing a spear. Seriously. THAT was funnier than ALL the jokes about him being gay, having premature ejaculation, and everything else. Why the hell didn't they just make it a "reality show" about the Gorton Fisherman or something? Wouldn't that have been easier to make funny? And that Bear-Shark sketch...I'll give it a pass because I liked the ending, but really the whole thing was awful. They beat the McMillan Family Moments into the ground, sensing they were the only sketches that really seemed tailored to Reilly (they were right). The A-Holes were funny, but jeez, kinda slight no? On the bright side, Weekend Update was the best it has been and its good to see Meyers looking comfortable...he'll be fine as anchor. Wish I could say the same about the whole show...big let down...Opening Bush sketch was PATHETIC!!

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Uh Oh

    by JimmyLoneWolf

    Dear God. The Good: John C. Reilly, Weekend Update, McMillan Family Moments, Two A-Holes, House of Carters, the last minute of the Bear-Shark sketch. The Bad: Everything else. They had a week off and all they could come up with was THIS? I have to say, I love John C. Reilly. I could watch the guy in anything, and I enjoyed this episode just to see him having some fun, but my God, it was PAINFUL! You know what the funniest thing about Harpoon Man was? John C. Reilly jumping around and throwing a spear. Seriously. THAT was funnier than ALL the jokes about him being gay, having premature ejaculation, and everything else. Why the hell didn't they just make it a "reality show" about the Gorton Fisherman or something? Wouldn't that have been easier to make funny? And that Bear-Shark sketch...I'll give it a pass because I liked the ending, but really the whole thing was awful. They beat the McMillan Family Moments into the ground, sensing they were the only sketches that really seemed tailored to Reilly (they were right). The A-Holes were funny, but jeez, kinda slight no? On the bright side, Weekend Update was the best it has been and its good to see Meyers looking comfortable...he'll be fine as anchor. Wish I could say the same about the whole show...big let down...Opening Bush sketch was PATHETIC!!

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Uh Oh

    by JimmyLoneWolf

    Dear God. The Good: John C. Reilly, Weekend Update, McMillan Family Moments, Two A-Holes, House of Carters, the last minute of the Bear-Shark sketch. The Bad: Everything else. They had a week off and all they could come up with was THIS? I have to say, I love John C. Reilly. I could watch the guy in anything, and I enjoyed this episode just to see him having some fun, but my God, it was PAINFUL! You know what the funniest thing about Harpoon Man was? John C. Reilly jumping around and throwing a spear. Seriously. THAT was funnier than ALL the jokes about him being gay, having premature ejaculation, and everything else. Why the hell didn't they just make it a "reality show" about the Gorton Fisherman or something? Wouldn't that have been easier to make funny? And that Bear-Shark sketch...I'll give it a pass because I liked the ending, but really the whole thing was awful. They beat the McMillan Family Moments into the ground, sensing they were the only sketches that really seemed tailored to Reilly (they were right). The A-Holes were funny, but jeez, kinda slight no? On the bright side, Weekend Update was the best it has been and its good to see Meyers looking comfortable...he'll be fine as anchor. Wish I could say the same about the whole show...big let down...Opening Bush sketch was PATHETIC!!

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Uh Oh

    by JimmyLoneWolf

    Dear God. The Good: John C. Reilly, Weekend Update, McMillan Family Moments, Two A-Holes, House of Carters, the last minute of the Bear-Shark sketch. The Bad: Everything else. They had a week off and all they could come up with was THIS? I have to say, I love John C. Reilly. I could watch the guy in anything, and I enjoyed this episode just to see him having some fun, but my God, it was PAINFUL! You know what the funniest thing about Harpoon Man was? John C. Reilly jumping around and throwing a spear. Seriously. THAT was funnier than ALL the jokes about him being gay, having premature ejaculation, and everything else. Why the hell didn't they just make it a "reality show" about the Gorton Fisherman or something? Wouldn't that have been easier to make funny? And that Bear-Shark sketch...I'll give it a pass because I liked the ending, but really the whole thing was awful. They beat the McMillan Family Moments into the ground, sensing they were the only sketches that really seemed tailored to Reilly (they were right). The A-Holes were funny, but jeez, kinda slight no? On the bright side, Weekend Update was the best it has been and its good to see Meyers looking comfortable...he'll be fine as anchor. Wish I could say the same about the whole show...big let down...Opening Bush sketch was PATHETIC!!

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Uh Oh

    by JimmyLoneWolf

    Dear God. The Good: John C. Reilly, Weekend Update, McMillan Family Moments, Two A-Holes, House of Carters, the last minute of the Bear-Shark sketch. The Bad: Everything else. They had a week off and all they could come up with was THIS? I have to say, I love John C. Reilly. I could watch the guy in anything, and I enjoyed this episode just to see him having some fun, but my God, it was PAINFUL! You know what the funniest thing about Harpoon Man was? John C. Reilly jumping around and throwing a spear. Seriously. THAT was funnier than ALL the jokes about him being gay, having premature ejaculation, and everything else. Why the hell didn't they just make it a "reality show" about the Gorton Fisherman or something? Wouldn't that have been easier to make funny? And that Bear-Shark sketch...I'll give it a pass because I liked the ending, but really the whole thing was awful. They beat the McMillan Family Moments into the ground, sensing they were the only sketches that really seemed tailored to Reilly (they were right). The A-Holes were funny, but jeez, kinda slight no? On the bright side, Weekend Update was the best it has been and its good to see Meyers looking comfortable...he'll be fine as anchor. Wish I could say the same about the whole show...big let down...Opening Bush sketch was PATHETIC!!

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 9:21 a.m. CST

    damn

    by JimmyLoneWolf

    not sure why that happened, feel free to delete them if its possible...

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 9:45 a.m. CST

    that show was pathetic and dull....

    by jig98

    even my dad didn't understand what will ferrel was doing as james lipton during the monologue. john c. reilly is in a lot of great stuff but that show was one big waste of talent. i can't wait to watch house's show next week. and they should get martin short to host the week after for promoting santa clause 3. but that show last night was just like they weren't even trying. go cardinals!

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Is it too late?

    by Eclipse7015

    To try to bring back Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch and the rest of the better crew?

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 10:24 a.m. CST

    The award for 19 consecutive identical posts goes to...

    by El Scorcho

    JimmyLoneWolf! Congratulations, asshat! Hehehe, just kidding. But that's pretty impressive.

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 10:23 a.m. CST

    A bad season, but...

    by McGsStepson

    I still like most of the NEW on-screen talent involved. I think Sudeikiis, Samberg, Wiig, Rudolph, are great. That being said, Hammond has been on too long. Forte is horrible. Update with Poehler and Meyers is NOT working - Poehler trying to copy Fey's delivery most of the time is lame. And its pretty obvious that they can't find anything for Thompson to do except be a racial punchline.

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 10:30 a.m. CST

    OK, now I'm concerned

    by BizarroJerry

    Now they're worrying me. These episodes this year so far may actually be getting worse. There was some funny stuff last year. I mean, a "narrator reading words on the screen" sketch and a "cast member talking about its bad-ness" sketch in one show? Not a good sign. I flipped to a rerun from JUST LAST YEAR when this one was over. It was the Natalie Portman show, and wow, that was so much funnier. We had Nat's music video, the Couple Who Should Be Divorced, Jamba Juice, Bush deals with the country's financial woes by switching to Di-tech. Maybe Tina Fey's actually IS funnier than I thought. And Parnell should never have been one of the ones to go. Far too many sketches this week had me asking "What the Hell are they doing?" Reilly as the blubbering mess of a girlfriend was pointless. What was that? And was Armisen's boyfriend character a reference to something I missed? *SIGH* They're really worrying me...

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 10:41 a.m. CST

    I'm usually a big defender of SNL but last night...

    by SifoDyasJr.

    ...may be in the running for the worst episode ever. Even the Digital Short was weak.

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 10:40 a.m. CST

    Weekend Update

    by BizarroJerry

    Yeah, there's trouble there, too. I think the problem is they seem to be trying to do more of a realistic, serious news broadcast, but Poehler's still there, and she seems to want to do the sillier news she and Fey did. If you want to switch the tone, you have to switch the people on it. I'm predicting that either nest year or after Amy leaves, they try gonig back to a single anchor. And yes, I'm assuming the show will be back for years to come. It's not unsalvageable... I don't think we've yet reached the quality of that immediate after-the-original cast season. I recall when Comedy Central was rerunning every single season years back. The Gilbert Gottfried/Denny Dillon/Charles Rocket episodes. I think Murphy and Piscopo may have snuck in as more or less featured players in that year, but I don't think we've sunk to the depths of those sketches. The Randy Quaid season even had its moments in comparison. Is it me, or have I begun rambling like a senile old man?

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 11:20 a.m. CST

    This is why a living will is so important.

    by BannedOnTheRun

    You don't want to end up like SNL.

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 12:18 p.m. CST

    I actually watched that POS last night.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    I felt embarrassed for JCR. What a waste. They should fire everyone except Bill Hader = just let that guy do impressions for the entire episode. It's guaranteed to be funnier than any of that garbage they tried to pull off.

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 1:41 p.m. CST

    I'm not kidding! Congratulations, asshat!!!

    by Orionsangels

    (Points and laughs!) Hahaha

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 3:29 p.m. CST

    so were there any redeeming sketches?

    by waggy

    i tivoed the show last night, and was wondering if any of the sketches were worth my time (doesn't sound like it from reading this)

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 5:05 p.m. CST

    Watched it again...and

    by Mister Man

    it was worse.

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Sorry about the 19 posts.

    by JimmyLoneWolf

    That was dumb. I accept the "asshat" moniker for the week. I hit the post button a bunch of times b/c the "posted" message never came up. Sorry you had to scroll through them, I'd be annoyed too.

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Sorry about the 19 posts.

    by JimmyLoneWolf

    That was dumb. I accept the "asshat" moniker for the week. I hit the post button a bunch of times b/c the "posted" message never came up. Sorry you had to scroll through them, I'd be annoyed too.

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 6:07 p.m. CST

    btw

    by JimmyLoneWolf

    that time i was kidding :)

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 6:48 p.m. CST

    Uh Oh

    by skaminator

    Dear God. The Good: John C. Reilly, Weekend Update, McMillan Family Moments, Two A-Holes, House of Carters, the last minute of the Bear-Shark sketch. The Bad: Everything else. They had a week off and all they could come up with was THIS? I have to say, I love John C. Reilly. I could watch the guy in anything, and I enjoyed this episode just to see him having some fun, but my God, it was PAINFUL! You know what the funniest thing about Harpoon Man was? John C. Reilly jumping around and throwing a spear. Seriously. THAT was funnier than ALL the jokes about him being gay, having premature ejaculation, and everything else. Why the hell didn't they just make it a "reality show" about the Gorton Fisherman or something? Wouldn't that have been easier to make funny? And that Bear-Shark sketch...I'll give it a pass because I liked the ending, but really the whole thing was awful. They beat the McMillan Family Moments into the ground, sensing they were the only sketches that really seemed tailored to Reilly (they were right). The A-Holes were funny, but jeez, kinda slight no? On the bright side, Weekend Update was the best it has been and its good to see Meyers looking comfortable...he'll be fine as anchor. Wish I could say the same about the whole show...big let down...Opening Bush sketch was PATHETIC!!

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 7:37 p.m. CST

    I was hoping tonight's shocking secret...

    by mrmgp

    ...would be that it's the last SNL, and the show was being cancelled.

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 8:25 p.m. CST

    90 minutes of my life that I'll never get back.

    by weirdoactor

    The show is REALLY feeling the loss of Tina. Last night's show was post-Belushi bad. Post-Murphy bad. Time for it to die.

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 8:35 p.m. CST

    There is no "Thank you for posting" message anymore.

    by Shermdawg

    Haven't y'all caught on yet? It's been gone for a few months.

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 9:53 p.m. CST

    It's (Almost) Carol!

    by jollydwarf

    So with the show now 'sans Sanz', they have the host essentially play a suicidally depressed, fajita-chomping, even NASTIER version of 'her'? Must we be reminded EVERY FUCKING WEEK of Andy Samberg's obsession with the late '70s/early '80s? Are they basing this shit off of a focus group strictly compromised of sorority girls who think they've got their well-manicured fingers on what's 'hipster cool'?? Probably the worst episode I've ever seen. Now's as good a time as any to be tapping out...which I'm going to do. Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Amy Poehler, feel free to leave after this season and start another sketch comedy troupe elsewhere. Ah, I'm sure you'd all like to, but we all know SNL is sadly still the path to The Big Screen. The joke, if you will, is on us anymore.

  • Oct. 22, 2006, 11:13 p.m. CST

    One-up, up and away

    by zacdilone

    Sucks.

  • Oct. 23, 2006, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Yeah BOY

    by Pym_slap

    I say it was a great episode from a talented ensemble. Last night's show had more zany twists than a ride home from Mel Gibson. For example, it was funny when Poehler abandoned Weekend Update to hit the road in search of hassle-free weed, but when her corresponding voice-over was muffled uncannily by the wrinkling of the letter she left the joke soared even higher. Weekend Update was chock-full of laughs. Thompson's Flav impersonation slayed me. Someone (Thompson, I assume) wrote a great bit. Out of the gate, it felt like Flav was going to drop some real knowledge on us, but no, the joke was on us. The cast should be complemented for holding their shit together amidst all the hysteria of performing art. As JCR teetered, the control of the SNL castmembers allowed him to give a bizarrely convincing portrayal of a person on the edge. It wouldn't hurt if the women could teach this to some members of The Saturday Night Live Band, as it was a distraction to see them laughing during JCR's monologue. As far as the music was concerned, I've heard comparisons to Queen in the past and last night My Chemical Romance was the real deal. That mother fucker can sing!

  • Oct. 23, 2006, 1:05 a.m. CST

    I hope Hugh Laurie is allowed to write ALL...

    by slder78

    of SNL next week. If anyone can show how these guys (Meyers in particular) how to do comedy, it's him. At the very least Laurie should be able to shame the writers and cast into realizing how untalented they are.

  • Oct. 23, 2006, 1:26 a.m. CST

    Dear Lord

    by Anton_Sirius

    Did someone really just compare My Chemical Girlpants to Queen? You do realize, Pym_slap, that with that post no one will ever trust your opinion on any subject ever again...

  • Oct. 23, 2006, 8:28 a.m. CST

    I hate hippies!

    by BobParr

    Maybe I should apologize to Tina Fey. I thought the show may improve with her leaving. Wrong! They all write what Lorne Michaels thinks is funny. Is there anyone more lame that an ex-hippie? Maybe when he dies the show will become funny again.

  • Oct. 23, 2006, 8:28 a.m. CST

    I hate hippies!

    by BobParr

    Maybe I should apologize to Tina Fey. I thought the show may improve with her leaving. Wrong! They all write what Lorne Michaels thinks is funny. Is there anyone more lame that an ex-hippie? Maybe when he dies the show will become funny again.

  • Oct. 23, 2006, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Pym_slap was using biting sarcasm

    by George Newman

    That was a sharp post, Pym. Anton_Sirius, I do understand your initial outrage though.

  • Oct. 24, 2006, 9:02 a.m. CST

    Thanks bud

    by Pym_slap

    I love AICN.

  • Jan. 24, 2007, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Another mildly interesting but obscure talkback...

    by Admiral_Kirk

    That's more entertaining that the subject itself...