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i had to google who lea michele was :/

Mary Ty$ Band (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 7 October 2012 14:47 (eight years ago) link

You are a lucky man.

controversial cabaret roommate (Nicole), Sunday, 7 October 2012 15:09 (eight years ago) link

Was that actually Carroll Spinney as Big Bird? Sure sounded like him.

5-Hour Enmity (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 8 October 2012 16:42 (eight years ago) link

Ah, OK, it was. Cool.

5-Hour Enmity (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 8 October 2012 16:44 (eight years ago) link

been waiting for kate m to finally look as comfortable on SNL as she did at UCB and this week definitely suggested she's turning that corner.

put me in with the "enjoyed muse" crowd, i don't need much of their music but I'm all for a band that suggests what radiohead would be like if they were more shamelessly prog - emphasis on "shamelessly"

da croupier, Monday, 8 October 2012 16:47 (eight years ago) link

call me a rockist but when i saw that dude's dubstep double guitar i was in love

da croupier, Monday, 8 October 2012 16:48 (eight years ago) link

may have loved the singer's dramatic yelps on song 2 even more

da croupier, Monday, 8 October 2012 16:49 (eight years ago) link

that has got to be the worst spanish accent i've ever heard.

It wasn't much worse than the one Antonio Banderas uses.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 8 October 2012 16:54 (eight years ago) link

Man, do I feel badly for Aidy Bryant. Not a single appearance this week (unless you count .5 seconds of distress face during the goodbyes). It was rad of Lorne & Co. to hire her, but I was thinking at the time I heard the news that they wouldn't know what to do with her (or, worse, that they'd simply avoid doing anything with her) and that seems to be panning out. All of the other featured players have gotten fairly extensive airtime. I hope it doesn't take some 'Me want food!'-esque sketch for her to get a little recognition.

Gyrate For Physicet (Old Lunch), Sunday, 14 October 2012 13:41 (eight years ago) link

P.S. Christina Applegate was a really winning host but, aside from the debate sketch, that was a pretty meh episode.

Gyrate For Physicet (Old Lunch), Sunday, 14 October 2012 13:43 (eight years ago) link

my mom called me and told me how much she loved Bobby Moynihan's "I MISS MY KITTY CAAAAT" sketch

Mary Ty$ Band (Whiney G. Weingarten), Sunday, 14 October 2012 13:43 (eight years ago) link

I loved the Odysseus & The Sirens sketch, which won't make it online because of the music. There is a pretty good compilation of sketches over the past years that have fallen the same fate.

Michael F Gill, Sunday, 14 October 2012 13:59 (eight years ago) link

Just caught the episode and it was pretty lukewarm, but I thought the Tech Talk sketch was amazing. Also, I love Jean K Jean. ZUT ALORS!

Johnny Fever, Monday, 15 October 2012 04:58 (eight years ago) link

the tech talk skit was super preachy in a not really creative way -- it's cool if you're going to make the point that they're making, but setting it under the guise of "a talk show" so that you can use the characters as mouthpieces means that you should actually just write a blog post

lil dirk (J0rdan S.), Monday, 15 October 2012 05:07 (eight years ago) link

also the thing where they funnelled feminist viewpoints of the debate thru the character of arianna huffington was... bizarre

lil dirk (J0rdan S.), Monday, 15 October 2012 05:07 (eight years ago) link

also wussup with the one woman who they hired to obviously be the sequel to kristen wiig? in back-to-back sketches she used that midwest mom accent and then danced and made funny faces at the camera while everyone else in the scene played it straight

lil dirk (J0rdan S.), Monday, 15 October 2012 05:09 (eight years ago) link

ZUT ALORS tho, fuck it, good enough for me

lil dirk (J0rdan S.), Monday, 15 October 2012 05:09 (eight years ago) link

You mean the host? Christina Applegate was channelling Wiig something fierce in that last skit.

dan selzer, Monday, 15 October 2012 05:14 (eight years ago) link

Kate McKinnon kind of taking the ball and running with it

Mary Ty$ Band (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 15 October 2012 05:15 (eight years ago) link

Felt like Applegate was doing a straight Wiig impersonation in the Californians, but otoh I'm not sure what all can be done with that stock character.

Clay, Monday, 15 October 2012 05:15 (eight years ago) link

oh shit was that her? ha, nevermind. i was on the phone when that skit came on so i was only paying half-attention. but yeah that was a bit blatant, wasn't it?

xxp

lil dirk (J0rdan S.), Monday, 15 October 2012 05:15 (eight years ago) link

It's weird thinking that of the 5 cast members with the longest tenures in SNL history, three (Seth, Kenan, Fred) of them are currently active

Mary Ty$ Band (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 15 October 2012 05:17 (eight years ago) link

head writer kenan thompson, let's make it happen

lil dirk (J0rdan S.), Monday, 15 October 2012 05:18 (eight years ago) link

Fosse choreographer sketch felt like a Wiig leftover too

Sadly, 99.99 percent of sheeple will never wake up (I DIED), Monday, 15 October 2012 05:21 (eight years ago) link

head writer kenan thompson, let's make it happen

― lil dirk (J0rdan S.), Monday, October 15, 2012 1:18 AM (2 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

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Mary Ty$ Band (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 15 October 2012 05:21 (eight years ago) link

lol at jordan not knowing who christina applegate is or just now noticing snl going 'fuck it, fake talk show' when they have an idea but can't be bothered to go the extra mile and develop it. kate mckinnon has really established herself quick, her and taran killam are fantastic. episode was definitely meh though - only laughed at debate sketch which was a gimme but they nailed it, tech talk which was sloppy but funny enough in conception - kinda weird to hear nasim's sarcastic concern voice in triplicate though, and the californians which was probably the weakest one of those yet and definitely an idea that should be retired but i still laugh at hader and armisen every time. o and jean k jean was still great but i'm always up for comedy making fun of comedians - they could probably roll out a 'kings of catch phrase comedy' every two weeks and it'd take forever for me to complain.

balls, Monday, 15 October 2012 05:29 (eight years ago) link

tech talk was the worst. "how dare you criticize a company's products when they use cheap foreign labor"?

da croupier, Monday, 15 October 2012 05:30 (eight years ago) link

also everybody getting to pull out their finest chinese accents

da croupier, Monday, 15 October 2012 05:30 (eight years ago) link

so glad to see jean k jean back though

da croupier, Monday, 15 October 2012 05:31 (eight years ago) link

also everybody getting to pull out their finest chinese accents

― da croupier, Sunday, October 14, 2012 10:30 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This was super uncomfortable to say the least.

Clay, Monday, 15 October 2012 05:32 (eight years ago) link

i wonder if the same person who wrote tech talk also wrote that one a season or so ago where web commenters got punched and we were all supposed to clap

da croupier, Monday, 15 October 2012 05:32 (eight years ago) link

weirdest thing, where was Vanessa Bayer? She was killing it last season, stealing skits left and right and appearing constantly. It's like now that they've got Kate McKinnon and Cecily Strong they don't need Bayer anymore? Strong seemed kinda nondescript at first to me but she's been pretty good. Just surprised at how little Bayer there was in this episode after her appearing constantly through most of last season.

dan selzer, Monday, 15 October 2012 05:33 (eight years ago) link

calm down, bayer's done plenty this season. sometimes an episode is light on a person.

da croupier, Monday, 15 October 2012 05:34 (eight years ago) link

http://www.hulu.com/watch/404167

balls, Monday, 15 October 2012 05:37 (eight years ago) link

I'm fine standing alone in my love of the Tech Talk sketch.

Bayer, Tim Robinson and Aidy Bryant were all mostly MIA in this episode. da croup is right, some weeks is different than others.

Kate McKinnon is continuing to kill it imo. I thought Sudeikis seemed re-energized and super engaged this week too.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 15 October 2012 05:47 (eight years ago) link

also everybody getting to pull out their finest chinese accents

― da croupier, Sunday, October 14, 2012 10:30 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This was super uncomfortable to say the least.

― Clay, Monday, October 15, 2012 1:32 AM (9 minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Cecily Strong has already done two racist characterizations in her first four episodes. Not real eager to see where she goes next.

5-Hour Enmity (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 15 October 2012 05:49 (eight years ago) link

Tough crowd.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 15 October 2012 05:50 (eight years ago) link

Not really sure what else you could call this: http://www.hulu.com/watch/401537

5-Hour Enmity (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Monday, 15 October 2012 05:57 (eight years ago) link

wait til you guys get a load of samurai delicatessen or hans and franz

balls, Monday, 15 October 2012 06:00 (eight years ago) link

Not really sure what else you could call this

A fairly spot-on portrayal of a certain type of person within the broader latino community. She didn't come out in a comically large sombrero doing "si" jokes with absolutely no depth beyond the accent. It was a rounded-out character.

As for the Tech Talk sketch and the portrayal of the Chinese factory workers, yeah...how exactly would you have done that instead? It's not like they were reliving Mickey Rooney's character from Breakfast at Tiffany's, ffs.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 15 October 2012 06:21 (eight years ago) link

agree that sudeikis seemed back in the swing of things which is an encouraging sign. fully engaged sudeikis can just easily kick sketches up a couple notches.

Clay, Monday, 15 October 2012 06:31 (eight years ago) link

As for the Tech Talk sketch and the portrayal of the Chinese factory workers, yeah...how exactly would you have done that instead?

The "well we don't have anyone of this race on cast so alright you three get on the high wire" thing was a lesser, secondary point to the other, which is that the sketch was based around the idea that it's offensive to complain about a company's products because oppressed people in other countries work so hard to make them. Obv there are a million sketches where people put on accents, but this was in service of a deeply misguided "first world problems" sketch that pretends foxconn employees run apple.

da croupier, Monday, 15 October 2012 12:08 (eight years ago) link

obv it would have been hard (and more apt to piss off an advertiser) to write a sketch about how chinese laborers have MORE of a reason to be mad at apple than Wired contributors do (rather than that Wired contributors should leave Apple products alone), but that's when you throw a sketch in the trash and say "hey fuck it, Vanessa, wanna do Miley again?"

da croupier, Monday, 15 October 2012 12:12 (eight years ago) link

I think they do have at least one asian actor on board. There was one in the "undecided voters" fake ad that I recognized...figured he was a writer or something.

dan selzer, Monday, 15 October 2012 12:40 (eight years ago) link

depends how you define "on board" then, isn't it?

da croupier, Monday, 15 October 2012 12:45 (eight years ago) link

kind of fitting that they had to bring someone in of unclear affiliation for a political ad to make it more diverse

da croupier, Monday, 15 October 2012 12:50 (eight years ago) link

hey just remembered that jerry sandusky gilette ad. was there a joke in that, besides "hey what if jerry sandusky was in the gilette ad"?

da croupier, Monday, 15 October 2012 12:59 (eight years ago) link

i think that was basically it. i thought it was pretty hilarious.

lil dirk (J0rdan S.), Monday, 15 October 2012 13:02 (eight years ago) link

partially because Sudeikis as Sandusky was fucking incredible

those teeth

The Owls of Ja Rule (DJP), Monday, 15 October 2012 13:22 (eight years ago) link

also loved the siren sketch

totally fell asleep for large parts of this though

The Owls of Ja Rule (DJP), Monday, 15 October 2012 13:23 (eight years ago) link


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