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tomvejada Andouille Since: 2.1.02 Since last post: 4782 days Last activity: 4782 days # 1 Posted on 19.5.03 0611.24 I liked the cold opening, though it would've been better if Tracy Morgan got to say "Live from New York." I didn't care for the monologue. I actually enjoyed the Rialto Grande skit. This week's TV Funhouse was alright, but it was the weakest one of the season. I'm not a Chris Kattan fan but the thing he did on Update was good. Also liked Chris Parnell's cameo, too. I liked Jeff's David Letterman impression, although Norm's was better. The Dog skit was weird but funny. Funniest part of that was the "butt-sniffing outside" joke. The Sam Elliott commerical was very old-school. Funny as hell. It would've been nice if that had one of those songs with Kattan, Tracy, Horatio, and Jimmy, but I guess it was cut due to time. Overall, another very funny SNL. Dan Aykroyd was a very good host. "Oh my God, Brian, there's a message in my Alphabits! It says, 'Oooooo!'" Peter Griffin "Peter, those are Cheerios." Brian Promote this thread!
Grimis Scrapple Since: 11.7.02 From: MD Since last post: 1978 days Last activity: 432 days # 2 Posted on 19.5.03 0644.18 | Instant Rating: 7.29 I was sick and pretty much checked out after WU. But like the rest of the season, it was weak. The TV Funhouse was espcially disappointing. Hardball was hilarious, but other than that just the usual crap. These Democrats up in Texas — they may not be patriots, but they did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.- Rep. Tom DeLay on the "fugitive" Texas Democrats
Simba Frankfurter Since: 7.8.02 From: Boston, MA Since last post: 3213 days Last activity: 2821 days # 3 Posted on 19.5.03 0827.05 | Instant Rating: 6.20 Aykroyd did very well, but the show seemed to fall a little flat once again. Some skits had some great potential, but the punchlines just didn't deliver. What a disappointing season overall. Will's departure definitely hurt. I also think Ana's departure left a void in the "versatile female" area. Maya, Rachel and Amy just don't have it yet. (at least on a consistent basis) They should have had Goodman play Drunk Girl. Reserved for future use.
tomvejada Andouille Since: 2.1.02 Since last post: 4782 days Last activity: 4782 days # 4 Posted on 19.5.03 1737.23 I think Amy's the best female in SNL. As for Drunk Girl, that and Baby K suck. Jeff should stick to impressions because those are what he's good at. I also think that once Darrell Hammond leaves, Jeff will be the top impressionist in SNL. "Oh my God, Brian, there's a message in my Alphabits! It says, 'Oooooo!'" Peter Griffin "Peter, those are Cheerios." Brian
StaggerLee Scrapple Since: 3.10.02 From: Right side of the tracks Since last post: 4 hours Last activity: 3 hours # 5 Posted on 21.5.03 1919.20 NOt to sound ignorant, but why is it referred to as a "cold opening"?
Teppan-Yaki Pepperoni Since: 28.6.02 Since last post: 1646 days Last activity: 1616 days # 6 Posted on 21.5.03 2316.42 Originally posted by tomvejada I think Amy's the best female in SNL. As for Drunk Girl, that and Baby K suck. Jeff should stick to impressions because those are what he's good at. I also think that once Darrell Hammond leaves, Jeff will be the top impressionist in SNL. His Letterman impersonation during Donatella's BBQ was dead *on*.
Simba Frankfurter Since: 7.8.02 From: Boston, MA Since last post: 3213 days Last activity: 2821 days # 7 Posted on 22.5.03 0847.07 | Instant Rating: 6.20 Originally posted by StaggerLee NOt to sound ignorant, but why is it referred to as a "cold opening"? I may be wrong, but I always thought that it was because it was before the opening credits were shown. Can anyone confirm? (edited by Simba on 22.5.03 0948) (edited by Simba on 22.5.03 0948) Reserved for future use.
SchippeWreck Banger Since: 26.3.03 From: Glendale, CA Since last post: 9 days Last activity: 3 hours # 8 Posted on 22.5.03 0952.26
Yep, because the audience is coming in "cold", with no prior warning that a new show is starting. Like on Raw when we see someone in the parking lot before the titles. "And you've been so busy lately, that you haven't found the time, To open up your mind, And watch the world spinning, gently out of time."
The funny thing is that it's been getting "moderately good" reviews in a bunch of places, including Stephen Hunter in the post. "It's okay for what it is.
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