Holy shit, that was Jan Hooks as Jenna's mom?! She looks, er, the years have not been kind. Last time I remember Jan Hooks in anything was her cameo in Batman Returns when Penguin bit her partner's nose and it gushed blood.
The biggest laugh for me was Jack's reaction to Jenna and Verna singing "Do That To Me One More Time". I had the same reaction.
Liz: "How are you not moved by this?" Jack: "Because I'm listening to the words."
The Paranormal Activity parody was a million billion times better than Paranormal Activity was.
Not enough Tracy by a longshot. But Liz's dream of being married to Jack and giving birth to a cartoon cat was great.
One of this season's episodes with the most cylinders fired on. I don't think Jenna has ever been the lead story before? I mean Liz & Jenna stuff, sure. I guess this was Jenna and Jack. A great and unusually touching turn by Jenna. And "You didn’t believe in me but I believed in myself. Just like the last scene of all movies!" is one of my favorite lines I ever did hear.
I'm crossing my fingers and hoping that most of that was make-up on Jan Hooks. Jack's powerpoint "No, Low, Go" presentation was brilliant. Jane Krakowski always delivers the most absurd Jenna lines with complete sincerity and straight-faced making them all the more funny.
Originally posted by AlbySureSome of the Jan Hooks-ness was in character makeup, no?
Maybe. If it was makeup, they did an undetectable job.
She is 52 I think, so it could go either way. We are so used to older Hollywood types with their faces frozen by surgery/injections that maybe we forget that a normal 52 year old can actually look, well, old.
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."
(hidden text) This was surprisingly good. I think I'm in for the long haul on the new version. I'm mostly just glad they didn;t do a 'Battlestar Galactica' with it and make it completely different from the original.