Live From New York, My DVR Is Completely Fucking Shocked
I just had to record Saturday Night Live last night.
Anytime the host is one of the top 10 TV characters in the past 10 years (Rainn Wilson) and the band is in your top 3 favorite of all time (Arcade Fire), it, much like pimpin', ain't easy, but it's necessary.
When I scheduled the DVR to record it on Friday, it practically shot a "Seriously?!" back at me. I don't blame it, SNL hasn't been funny since, well, before DVR's came into our life. With that in mind, I made a few adult beverages (figuring SNL could use all the help it got) and actually watched the show live.
Loved the cold open for a few reasons. First and foremost, The Situation Room rules. Second and aftmost(?), I was completely fed up with all of the Anna Nicole coverage . Rainn Wilson was great, per usual.
The opening credits. I like the new (to me?) opening sequence. Aside from Amy Poehler, Andy Samberg, Darrell Hammond, Maya Rudolph Kenan Thompson and Will Forte, I have no idea who these people are.
The monologue was kickass. The chick who played Pam (who did nothing near remotely funny for the remainder of the episode) and the dude who played Jim (who I didn't recognize for the rest of the episode) were tremendous. They needed a black dude to play Stanley so they called on Kenan who wasnt seen or heard from until an hour later when they needed a black dude to play Samuel L Jackson (good work by Kenan. He peaked in Mighty Ducks 2). The only thing missing from the sketch was Creed stealing shit in the background. Too bad.
Following that was an opening sketch with some good laughs. Nothing mind blowing, but it was pretty funny. "His pee came out of my nose".
Then came a hilarious SNL Digital Short. It's so weird seeing a Digital Short as the second sketch in an SNL broadcast, but when you think about it, in the past year, have you heard a buzz about an SNL sketch that wasn't a Digital Short? Me neither.
Weird accents + weird chairs + mispronunciation of name + weird lavatory = Nunni Nunni sketch.
I laughed last night, but I was pretty buzzed. Rewatching this morning proved it to be terrible. Thankfully it was shorter than most.
Weekend Update: Pretty funny until the terrible, terrible, horrible, atrocious, terrible Aunt Judy thing. That was probably the worst piece of shit comedy I've ever seen (and I saw Dirty Work in theatres). Basically a rip-off of Mad TV which is kind of like the New York Times ripping off the National Inquirer.
Hey look, they let Kenan do a sketch again!!
Keep The Car Running!