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#1 Posted on 8.5.02 0721.14
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Will Ferrell is leaving SNL after the season finale in a couple of weeks. He's one of my favorite castmembers of all time and it's a huge loss for SNL. Celebrity Jeopardy is probably one of the funniest skits ever. I wonder who's going to play Bush now. I hope TV Funhouse stays.
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#2 Posted on 8.5.02 0905.08
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I never got the appeal of Will Ferrell. Outside of his George Bush, which is admittedly great, most of his impressions and characters were just "Will Ferrell With a Moustache" or "Will Ferrell With Slightly Different Hair" or "Will Ferrell With a Slightly-Raised Voice". Celebrity Jeopardy was great with Darrell Hammond and Norm MacDonald, but I always got the impression that he'd never heard Alex Trebek talk or anything.
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#3 Posted on 8.5.02 0911.46
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Yeah, Ferrell's Trebek has always been lackluster. I'm a huge fan, however, of his John Rocker impersonation.
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#4 Posted on 8.5.02 0917.26
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I agree that Celebrity Jeopardy was funnier when Norm MacDonald was on. His Burt Reynolds impression was funny. His characters were repitious but they were funny too. "Get out of the Shed" always gets a laugh out of me.
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#5 Posted on 8.5.02 0943.08
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For my money, the best Will Ferrell character was always Harry Cary.

"Cubbies win! Cubbies win!"
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#6 Posted on 8.5.02 0950.45
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Don't worry, TV Funhouse is not going anywhere.

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#7 Posted on 8.5.02 0955.51
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This sucks so bad for all parties involved. Ferrell seemed always open to do any skit and skewer any celebrity. The top 5 characters that I will miss from him:

1. George W. Bush- What will SNL's "strategery" be for replacing Ferrell's dead-on impression?
2. James Lipton- Ferrell was great as that odd host of "Inside the Actors Studio."
3. Alex Trebek- Not for the impersonation, but for the interaction with Darrell Hammond's Sean Connery.
4. Harry Carey- I loved this impersonation, especially the skit with Glenn Close where they discussed outer space and sandwiches.
5. The piano husband and wife team- Of course I forget their names now, but Ferrell and Gasteyer were gold as they "busted a move" for Altadena Middle School.

Good luck in Hollywood, Mr. Ferrell

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#8 Posted on 8.5.02 1008.44
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The piano team was the Kulps.

Harry Carey was pretty funny too. The funniest Harry Carey moment was when he thought Colin Quinn was Norm MacDonald.
"Hey Norm, did you gain weight." That was Colin's first Weekend Update because Norm was fired(screwed) because of his O.J. Simpson comments.
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#9 Posted on 8.5.02 1035.16
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"Hey Norm, If you were a hotdog, would you eat yourself?"

"Well, I..."

"It's a simple yes or no question Norm, I know I would. I would be covered in relish and mustard. I'd be deliscious."
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#10 Posted on 8.5.02 1037.31
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I'm John Rocker!

Ferrell leaving has been a fairly poorly kept secret. If he'd stay on any longer he'd go into Tim Meadows territory. I think Hammond, Kattan and Gasteyer are leaving as well.
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#11 Posted on 8.5.02 1038.11
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One thing for sure, he single handedly kept SNL alive during that sucky stint in the mid 90's. For me i think he is one of the best cast members ever and very underrated. He gives his all and has no boundries and really exemplefies the original castmembers ideals.

My fave Non Bush Ferrell moments:
1- The hot tub skit with Jim Carrey...can watch that over and over and still be on my floor laughing my ass off. It was just an incredible mix of two great physical comedy performers.
2- Jeopardy...as said before, the chemestry during the whole sketch was unbelievable. My fave of them all... "Famouse Titties for $400 Alex..."
3- Spartan Cheerleaders....cheesy yes, but it got SNL back on the map...and the dances ruled!
4- James Lipton...best impersonation after Bush, best is with Toby Maguire as Screech.
5- The Buttabi Bros...the sketch and Night at the Roxbury were very cheesy, but once one heard "What is love...baby don't hurt me" you know a laugh will always follow.
6- Bobby and Marty Culp...leading the nation of United States of Funk...best one was the Gore campaign sketch.
7- Harry Carey...especially the one after he died.
8- I drive a Dodge Stratus!!!...classic
9- The Blue Oyster Cult sketch...Ferrell with the cowbell...HA!
10- I Just Died in Your Arms Sketch...with Horatio Sanz and the Joshua kid from Dawson's Creek. I just found the delivery of that sketch to be impeccable.

Wow...10 right out the top of my head...that means 1) i watch way to much comedy central and 2) He is going to be a great loss and will be missed on studio 8-H.
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#12 Posted on 8.5.02 1059.38
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For the 100th Episode of Inside the Actors' Studio, they ended the show with Farrell doing Lipton interviewing Lipton onstage.

It was brilliant.
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#13 Posted on 8.5.02 1225.52
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That was Colin's first Weekend Update because Norm was fired(screwed) because of his O.J. Simpson comments.

What was that about? Details please.
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#14 Posted on 8.5.02 1231.27
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    Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
    What was that about? Details please.
NBC President Don Ohlmeyer is a friend of O.J. Simpson's. Ohlmeyer had Norm MacDonald removed. It was never EVER formally stated that the O.J. jokes were the cause of this -- Ohlmeyer's statement was "He's not funny." But anyone with half a brain can put two and two together.
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#15 Posted on 8.5.09 1245.42
    Originally posted by LordOfTheSmarks
    I think Hammond, Kattan and Gasteyer are leaving as well.
Hammond's leaving any season now.
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#16 Posted on 8.5.02 1940.38
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"Hey Norm, did you get fat?" Harry Carey to Colin Quinn

Something like that... funny stuff. Personally I thought the Neil Diamond/Bigfoot skit with the Rock was gold. Oh well, another bites the dust.

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#17 Posted on 9.5.02 0649.12
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I loved the Neil Diamond/GAP ad he did...

"I wrote this song on the back of a Dixie cup..." Too funny.
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#18 Posted on 10.5.02 1955.46
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    Originally posted by Papercuts!

      Originally posted by DJ FrostyFreeze
      What was that about? Details please.
    NBC President Don Ohlmeyer is a friend of O.J. Simpson's. Ohlmeyer had Norm MacDonald removed. It was never EVER formally stated that the O.J. jokes were the cause of this -- Ohlmeyer's statement was "He's not funny." But anyone with half a brain can put two and two together.



How did Jay Leno make all those O.J jokes. Err the talented ones get screwed and Leno stays. I guess Leno is the NBC equal to WWF's Bradshaw.
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#19 Posted on 11.5.02 0559.22
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Leno's more like Bossman. He just won't leave. And as for why Norm got screwed but not Jay, think of it like the MSG Incident. Norm is HHH and Leno is Michaels. Shawn's on top of the ladder, Hunter is not. Who can get away with stuff and who can be punished? Not too hard to figure that one out.
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#20 Posted on 11.5.02 0817.56
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"The Tonight Show" is the number 1 rated late-night show. It's even ahead of Letterman. I think that's why Leno was spared.

I wonder if Norm wrote muuch of the O.J. material. I think there's other writers who write some of Weekend Update. Where's Polishuk? Maybe he knows more of this than I do.
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