Will Ferrell, Steve Martin, Britney Spears, Jim Carrey - who the hell wasn't at SNL last night? (I get the feeling that Jim Carrey was just hanging out backstage and took it upon himself to join the Foo Fighters.. When they rerun this episode, check out the look on Dave Grohl's face before he realizes who ran onstage.)
Still, unsuprisingly one of the best shows of the season. Christopher Walken always brings the proverbial funny, and I think Pranksters may have joined the trivial Dead Zone psychic, the census taker and, of course, Blue Oyster Cult - Behind The Music as one of those classic Walken sketches. ("I pranked him to death with a tire iron.")
Hardball is usually great, but this one seemed really soft, like they were afraid to offend either side. (Of course, the SNL political sketches have become incredibly weak and vanilla since 9/11, but Hardball never seemed so bland. Maybe it's just because we didn't get Tracy Morgan or Chris Kattan as Paul Begala... Damned Crossfire.)
I think I'm the only person who likes that Vegas lounge singers sketch they keep sticking on at 12:45.
"Contrary to popular belief, there are no good wars, with the following exceptions: the American Revolution, World War II and the 'Star Wars' trilogy." -Bart Simpson
I'm quickly falling in love with Maya Rudolph. Christ, between her dressed as Christina and Britney making a cameo, WU was a definite thumbs-up. Too bad the jokes were the worst part of the segment. Colonel Angus reminded me of the old "How's your penis?" sketches from the Nealon/Carvey era. Seemed like they gave some of the featured players the spotlight this week. Mixed results this time around, but things can only improve.
Steph is big, but so is Dom DeLuise. And really, who doesn't enjoy "Fatso" now and again?
This episode was definitely one of the best in a long while. Pranksters ("You're starting to sound like a Stiffy Stifferson"), The Continental, Jim Carrey playing his "air guitar leg", STEVE FRICKIN' MARTIN(!), Will Farrell with his lover Britney Spears, and the sketch I can't believe you've all left out...
WELCOME HOME, COLONEL ANGUS!
"Get out the fresh linens, we're having Colonel Angus here tonight!"
"Colonel Angus can be quite messy."
"The ladies looooooove Colonel Angus."
"I never tell stories 'bout Colonel Angus 'cause they usually end in puhsonal embarrassment!"
"I never really cared for Colonel Angus. He always rubbed me the wrong way."
It took me a few minutes to figure out the joke. I'm such a nerd.
Well Mr. Burns had done it. The power plant had won it. With Rogers Clemens clucking all the while. Mike Scioscia's tragic illness made us smile. While Wade Boggs lay unconscious on the barroom tile. We're talkin'... Softball. From Maine to San Diego. Talkin'... Softball. Mattingly and Canseco. Ken Griffey's grotesquely swollen jaw. Steve Sax and his run-in with the law. We're talkin' Homer... Ozzie and the Straw.
In the spirit of Halloween, name your favorite pumpkin beers. O'Fallon Pumpkin Ale (http://www.ofallonbrewery.com/products.html) takes it for me. It's a beer light on hops, which is good for a flavored beer.