And he was EVERYWHERE...even in the skit before the theme. A good job, though, even if too many skits relied on his normal tough guy image. One of the better shows of the season, though nothing special.
The open was a little racist, but funny in a sophomoric way. The Thomas Jefferson Likes Black Chicks skit was inspired, but the execution was questionable. Judge Horace will most likely recur, I think.
The McDonalds parody commercial was hilarious. "The Big N' Tasty is not God."
THANK GOD LORNE BROUGHT THE POEHLER. Our Amy Index for Ep 28.7 = 36% (4/11 skits, minus the monologue which had only DeNiro, but including Update.) That's perfectly acceptable, and a marked improvement over our approximate 5% over the last two original shows (McCain & Murphy.)
"HHH, you should probably do the job here to put RVD over for the good of the company." "Vince, I'm just a caveman! I was out hunting when I fell in some ice and was unfrozen by your scientists. Your future world frightens and confuses me. You say these words like "job" and "put over" and "good of the company" but my primative mind can't grasp these concepts!"---Vince Mcmahon/Unfrozen Caveman Wrestler, Dr. Unlikely 17.9.02
Yeah, I was pretty disappointed with the episode. I'm not sure if it was DeNiro or the sketches. There were some funny moments, but something was definitely missing. (besides Fallon's awful phone-in delivery of Update this week)
Announcer: McDonald's new Big N' Tasty! It's what you crave! The Big N' Tasty is a juicy quarter-pound all-beef patty, served with crisp lettuce and tomato on a sesame seed bun!
Jive Voice: Can you taste it?
Announcer: Mmm-hmm! Big and tasty!
Voiceover: In response to pending legal action, the McDonald's Corporation would like to present the following statement:
[ statements over SUPER ]
"The Big N' Tasty Sandwich is food."
"Scientific studies suggest that excessive consumption of food may cause weight gain. In other words, if you stuff your greasy pie hole non-stop, youíre probably going to pork up."
"The McDonald's Corporation had previously believed that this was obvious to all but very small children and morons. Since children and morons are valued customers of McDonald's Corporation, we would like to point out other potential risks that could be associated with the Big N' Tasty."
"The Big N' Tasty is intended to be eaten. Complications may arise from shoving the Big N' Tasty up your nose. Dropping the Big N' Tasty from extremely tall buildings may cause the Big N' Tasty to achieve sufficient terminal velocity, to injure innocent people below."
"The Big N' Tasty should not be used as an artificial heart."
"The McDonald's Corporation seriously doubts anyone would try this, but, hey, if you didn't know gorging yourself on hamburgers might turn you fatass, then anything's possible."
"According to United States Law, the Big N' Tasty cannot perform the duties of a Legal Guardian. If you were to go into McDonald's and say, "Hey, Big N' Tasty, take care of my kids while I run some errands," you may face legal action."
"Theoretically, the Big N' Tasty could be mistaken for a weapon during a police stand-off."
"Marriage ceremonies officiated by the Big N' Tasty are not recognized in any of the contiguous 48 states."
"The Big Ní Tasty is not God."
"For questions about any additional use of the Big N' Tasty - other than eating, please consult our web site."
Announcer: Come on! It's big, it's tast,y and it's waiting for you at McDonald's!
Voiceover: For the small children or morons, McDonald's is the red and yellow restaurant on the highway. Remember to bring money.
The florists and Hallmark people thank all you suckers that fell for it again this year. "I said phooey, and I mean phooey. Phooey." --Shelley Duvall as Olive Oil, Popeye: The Movie EDIT: One month later, we men shall have our revenge!