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#1 Posted on 22.1.06 0615.38
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Anyone else catch this train-wreck?

I haven't watched SNL in a while, and DAMN has it gone downhill!

I had to turn it off after the fifth sketch or so, which was a Horatio Sanz vehicle in which he plays a slutty, crass woman named Carol (a recurring character, I assume -- her "catch phrase" is...wait for it... "I'm Carol"... yeah, fucking hilarious!) at a gallery opening opposite Sargaard's sophisticated, yet lecherous, gallery owner. I didn't laugh once. Sanz (man of a thousand faces, all of them the same) the most over-rated performer in the show's history, has never made me laugh, but last night he reached a new low in not-being-funny.

The other sketches I saw weren't any better.

Sarsgaard appeared to reading cue cards and kept flubbing his lines. Normally, I quite like Sarsgaard, but he may have been one of the worst hosts since Nancy Kerrigan.

Feb. 4th Steve Martin is hosting, so that might lure me back, but otherwise, I think it's time to shoot this lame horse and plough it under in the back field.
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#2 Posted on 22.1.06 0920.47
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I caught a part of the show for the first time in a long while, and I also was struck by how unfunny it has become. How does something like that Target skit make it to the air? Is that really the best they could come up with? At least in the old days, something of that quality wouldn't be seen until the last half hour. But in the first half hour? I didn't make it past that skit. If that is what passes for funny nowadays, I'm obviously no longer part of SNL's target audience.
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#3 Posted on 22.1.06 0942.00
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It was horrible! I think I stayed for the skit just after the "I'm Carol" bomb, but I have funnier dreams, so I went to sleep. I like Peter Sarsgaard, but the writers of SNL failed him miserably-- Not one funny skit. Didn't help that he flubbed reading his cue cards from time to time, but it just wasn't funny.

I long for the day where SNL moves away from this sarcastic, dry, intellectual brand of humor and once again embrace some slapstick, borderline juvenile, over the top characters again.
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#4 Posted on 22.1.06 1039.46
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Is it wrong for me to ask who the heck Peter Sargaard is? I seriously never heard of him.
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#5 Posted on 22.1.06 1048.44
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I saw a couple sketches: The "Sarsgaard visits Pirate Convention" sketch was quite funny, especially since it was so moronic and simplistic. The "Cat Fancy" sketch was HORRIBLE. Three or four slip-ups from Sarsgaard.

Bad.
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#6 Posted on 22.1.06 1048.52
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    Originally posted by Stilton
    I didn't laugh once.
Same here. I caught all of "I'm Carol", all of the digital short about Chuck Norris, and all of the cat magazine skit before I changed the channel. Then it occured to me: "Waitaminute, did I even crack a smile during any of that?? Damn."
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#7 Posted on 22.1.06 1116.22
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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
      Originally posted by Stilton
      I didn't laugh once.
    Same here. I caught all of "I'm Carol", all of the digital short about Chuck Norris, and all of the cat magazine skit before I changed the channel. Then it occured to me: "Waitaminute, did I even crack a smile during any of that?? Damn."


Frosty, you HAVE to admit that the Young Chuck Norris bit was pretty damn funny.
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#8 Posted on 22.1.06 1147.03
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    Originally posted by JST
    Is it wrong for me to ask who the heck Peter Sargaard is? I seriously never heard of him.


I wasn't sure who he was either. So I looked him up on IMDB and got this. Recent movies he's been in are Jarhead and Flightplan

As for SNL being unwatchable, yeah I really don't like it now either. I've hardly watched it this season. However, its always gone through down periods (the years between the original cast era and the Eddie Murphy era, then the years between the Myers/Carvey/Hartman/Farley cast and the Ferrel-led cast) so they might have another good run coming up, depending on who is part of the cast and on the writing team.



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#9 Posted on 22.1.06 1257.44
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    Originally posted by ges7184
    How does something like that Target skit make it to the air?


A friend of mine is a Harvard Bio-engineering student and she IM'ed because she was so excited that a former Harvard improve guy was on SNL.

I turned to it and caught that Target sketch. I was wondering like you, how the hell was that considered funny. I know one sketch doesn't make a show, but it didn't grip me. I was completely smegging ungripped.
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#10 Posted on 22.1.06 1324.34
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I'm definately in the minority (at least with my friends), but I can't stand Tina Fey. I think Weekend Update with her and Amy Poehler is just about unwatchable. Of course, if I had any military secrets, showing a few Updates with her and Jimmy Fallon would pry them loose in no time, so maybe I'm just out of touch.

I caught a little of last night, and, like a lot of others have said, it was pretty sub par. I can't figure out if it was the awfulness of Sarsgaaaaaaaard or just the fact that there's very few consistantly funny people in the cast and writing crew. There seems to be a whole lot of "we're smarter than everybody" humor coming out of the show, and it's more condescending and/or obscure than clever and timely.
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#11 Posted on 22.1.06 1935.17
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After the crap that was SNL last night, I keep thinking that maybe MadTV should run head to head LIVE against SNL. MadTV has been consistantly funnier over the past year than Live has been.

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#12 Posted on 22.1.06 2111.01
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I didn't know who this guy was either. I kept flipping back to it and he would fuck up the lines worse on each sketch I saw. He was flubbing HIS OWN NAME. If this guy is supposed to be a good actor then I must guess he must have assumed it was SNL tradition to get completely wasted before the show.
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#13 Posted on 22.1.06 2123.21
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It's weird....SNL's three episodes in December were all pretty funny, but this one was a stinkbomb. SNL has always been the most inconsistent show on TV, able to go from riotously funny to embarrassing in the span of a sketch, but the current 'era' needs some revamping. Last season may have been the worst in the show's history, and that includes the legendarily bad 1980-81 and 85-85 years.

That said, I've been really impressed with the latest cast members they've added to the show (Will Forte, Bill Hader, Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis and Andy Samberg). The problem is the old warhorses like Horatio/Poehler/Meyers/Dratch/Hammond, who all need to be put out to pasture to really let the newer cast shine. Lorne Michaels used to not have any compunction about totally flushing an established cast if things weren't working properly, so let's hope he gets back to his old ways by next season.
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#14 Posted on 23.1.06 0049.26
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I believe its...Sarsgard(?).

Train wreck and SNL are words that have gone well together for the past 5 years.
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#15 Posted on 23.1.06 0101.18
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    Originally posted by The Vile1
    I believe its...Sarsgard(?).

No, it's Sarsgaard. He was the rich friend with the house in Garden State, for those of you that saw that, and one of the researchers in Kinsey. He was in Shattered Glass, I think as Jason Glass's boss.

I think he's a good (by which I mean "perfectly serviceable") actor, although I've never seen anything that really made me sit up and take notice.

--K

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#16 Posted on 23.1.06 0110.42
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I do remember him in Garden State. And for all intents and purposes he was the comic relief in that movie.
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#17 Posted on 23.1.06 0120.55
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I don't know. The flaming arrow shot into the sky was pretty funny, as was noiseless velcro. The guy in the suit of armor was hysterical, at least to me. There were some pretty decent gags, but I think their effect on a lot of people wore off with the workings of time and overhype.

    Originally posted by Karlos the Jackal
    He was the rich friend with the house in Garden State

No, he wasn't. He was the poor stoner friend who lived with his mom (Jean Smart) in a trailer and dug graves for a living.
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#18 Posted on 23.1.06 0151.14
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    Originally posted by Jeb Tennyson Lund
      Originally posted by Karlos the Jackal
      He was the rich friend with the house in Garden State

    No, he wasn't. He was the poor stoner friend who lived with his mom (Jean Smart) in a trailer and dug graves for a living.
Really? Eh, these kids today all blend together for me.

--K
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