Amph Live From New York, It's Saturday Night Live!

Discussion in 'Community' started by Valkor, Oct 2, 2005.

  1. Valkor Jedi Master

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    Did anyone else watch this last night?

    Egad that was a bad premiere last night. I only laughed once (at the Aaron Neville/Horatio impression)

    Let me count the ways:

    Girls gone Wild Katrina - funny + bad taste = funny. not funny + bad taste = very bad idea.

    new cast members - Jimmy Fallon wannabees

    and the biggest letdown: next week's musical guest: Ashlee Simpson, I kid you not! Not even John Napoleon Dynamite Heder hosting next week can save this show.

    Well maybe he can, GOSH!
  2. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    I thought it was a decent premiere- that new guy's impression of Al Pacino blew me away, I had to rewatch that a few times. The Mike Myers cameo was good too.
  3. Darth_Banal Jedi Grand Master

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    I didn't watch the premiere last night, but seeing Ashlee try to redeem herself from the 'lip synch' disaster makes it worth watching. And John Heder should be a good host.
  4. DVader316 Jedi Grand Master

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    I didnt even bother with it. SNL has been extruciatingly bad ever since Will Ferrell left. The writing sucks and so does the cast. And speaking of Ashlee Simpson, that debacle was the funniest thing they did all season, which basically describes the show in a nutshell the last three years or so.

    If you want to watch a show that is consistently funny, watch Mad Tv. I was never much of a fan but Ill be the first to admit that the show has improved dramatically over the past couple of seasons. Not only that, but unlike SNL, just about their entire cast from top to bottom is funny week in and week out.
  5. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    I forgot to watch Steve Carell hosted right?

    Anyway SNL goes through hit and miss periods give it time
  6. DVader316 Jedi Grand Master

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    I just wont watch it again until they get some new writers and a new cast, however long that may be. I know that Im not missing anything.
  7. JacensGirl Force Ghost

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    What I really found funny was the DVD highlighting the first 25 years. :D I guess even some of the skits in it sucked, but most of them are hilarious, especially the ones from the earlier years.
  8. Drew_Atreides Force Ghost

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    SNL has been extruciatingly bad ever since Will Ferrell left.

    Yikes, you know things are tough when we're looking back fondly on the Will Ferrell years :p

    At any rate, i caught the premier, and it was...well, better then i thought ti would be.. Still not great, but there were signs for hope. That new guy's impressions were AMAZING (not only Pacino, but his James Mason during Weekend Update floored me!).

    And that "Celebrities rebuilding New Orleans" skit was pretty darned good.
  9. ST-TPM-ASF-TNE Moderator Emeritus

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    I've lost interest in SNL. I think generally the cast members are quite funny, they just don't have good material to work with.

    I wish Comedy Central still aired the older SNL episodes, the ones with Mike Myers and Chris Farley. Every one of those episodes was comedic gold.
  10. DVader316 Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh, the writing is absolutely horrific. The entire staff needs to be completely purged, IMO. Best case scenario for the show would be if Tina Fey decided not to come back after her meternity leave (which is a pretty good possibility since she has a sitcom in the works with NBC).
  11. Drew_Atreides Force Ghost

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    ...yeah, the writing is pretty brutal.. But I always thought the blame for poor writing STILL fell on the cast..

  12. DVader316 Jedi Grand Master

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    Yea, theyre definitely a factor. That's why they need to clean house completely on both ends like they did back in 95 or 96.
  13. Darth_Pazuzu Jedi Master

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    I've gotta say, though, that I've always loved Amy Poehler's Caitlin character!

    "Rick! Rick! Can I have a bee beard, Rick?!"[face_laugh]
  14. DVader316 Jedi Grand Master

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    Ugh. That's easily the most annoying character Ive seen in years. Poehler is occasionally funny but that character is just plain awful.
  15. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    I find Caitlin to be amusing most of the time, and occassionalyl funny.

    However that "oy de mio!" character needs to die a horribly painful death- it wasn't funny the first time, and there is absolutely nothing they can do with the character that would make it even remotely funny at any point in the future.
  16. DVader316 Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh, yea, that bit is just plain brutal. Another one that's just as bad, strangely enough, is Debbie Downer, which was absolutely hysterical the first time they did it when Lindsay Lohan hosted but has had a forced feel to it every other time they've done it. What's funny is that that's a bit that they should have been able to get alot of mileage out of but it only really was truly funny that first time.
  17. somethingfamiliar Jedi Grand Master

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    Things are looking dismal when the "Rick! Rick!" girl is the first sketch after the monologue.
  18. Latorski Force Ghost

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    I was surprised at how normal Jon Heder seemed. I guess I figured he'd look like Napoleon Dynamite.
  19. somethingfamiliar Jedi Grand Master

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    He's kind of a one-note performer, isn't he?
  20. DAR Force Ghost

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    This show is just god-awful now. I only made it throught the first ten minutes last week before turning it off. But it seemed like they had to shock the audience to get them to laugh.
  21. Drew_Atreides Force Ghost

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    ...i caught the Heder episode.

    Some of the skits were okay (the one where Heder claimed to be a werewolf was decent). Most were crap. I was severely disappointed that we didn't get more impressions from Mr. Impression there.

    I actually like Hader and Samberg there. Hope they get more airtime in coming episodes..
  22. Whitey Force Ghost

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    If you want to watch a show that is consistently funny, watch Mad Tv. I was never much of a fan but Ill be the first to admit that the show has improved dramatically over the past couple of seasons. Not only that, but unlike SNL, just about their entire cast from top to bottom is funny week in and week out.

    =D=
  23. adoyidej Jedi Knight

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    Nov 17, 2004
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    The writing has been bad for a while, and it's looking like the cast is getting pretty depleted now too. I am curious to see how that guy from the Internet sketch group 'Lonely Island Guys' is.
  24. Zaz Jedi Grand Master

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    I have heard that the new season is better. True?
  25. DVader316 Jedi Grand Master

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    Not from what bits and pieces Ive seen.