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The 7 - Movies & TV - Charles Barkley+ MacGruber = AWESOME
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#1 Posted on 10.1.10 1109.22
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The show started late due to the football game running over (I wonder if they'll shitcan the NFL over this) but it was worth it. One of my favorite skits is the MacGruber ones.
So, it was great to see Charles Barkley show up in three new bits.

But, Alicia Keyes tore the house down, and also starred in a Digital Short with Samberg, which was surprisingly hilarious.


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#2 Posted on 10.1.10 1148.49
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Charles Barkley is the only athlete they should ever let host. Their shows are usually death but he is just impossibly hilarious. There wasn't a single funny joke in his monologue and his delivery, from a technical standpoint, was horrible - but every single thing he said made me laugh.
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#3 Posted on 10.1.10 1159.58
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I think I watched 90% of SNL for the first time in....well, a long, long time. I liked the Scared Straight sketch.
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#4 Posted on 10.1.10 2008.53
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How about Peyton Manning? His show was hysterical!! I liked him better than Barkley.
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#5 Posted on 10.1.10 2128.09
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These were definitely the best series of MacGruber skits they've ever had IMHO. I laughed a lot the whole episode, so no complaints at all from me. Did anybody else notice how the cameo from 30 Rock's Lutz during the monologue drew absolutely ZERO response? Poor guy.

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#6 Posted on 10.1.10 2256.41
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John Lutz is actually a writer on the SNL staff, so it was more a random role-filling (most writers play the audience members in those 'host answers questions' monologues) than a real cameo. Besides, given Lutz's 30 Rock persona, the lack of a response is probably more fitting.

Very funny episode, btw. The MacGruber skits were tremendous. I loved how Barkley almost cracked up twice, yet for no reason in particular.
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#7 Posted on 11.1.10 0202.43
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    Originally posted by geemoney
    I think I watched 90% of SNL for the first time in....well, a long, long time. I liked the Scared Straight sketch.


I liked this one, but the one with Taylor Swift was much more hilarious:

http://www.hulu.com/watch/107512/saturday-night-live-scared-straight

Keenan is probably one of the most under-appreciated cast members they have, so I'm glad he has these moments to shine.
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#8 Posted on 11.1.10 0732.48
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    Originally posted by Wpob
    How about Peyton Manning? His show was hysterical!!


One of the funniest things I've ever seen on SNL:

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#9 Posted on 11.1.10 1547.18
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    Originally posted by Jericholic53
      Originally posted by geemoney
      I think I watched 90% of SNL for the first time in....well, a long, long time. I liked the Scared Straight sketch.


    I liked this one, but the one with Taylor Swift was much more hilarious:

    http://www.hulu.com/​watch/​107512/​saturday-​night-​live-​scared-​straight

    Keenan is probably one of the most under-appreciated cast members they have, so I'm glad he has these moments to shine.


Thank God for Hulu. The Samberg/Keyes skit was all left field.
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