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SNL: Train Wreck. [Nov. 9th, 2003|02:30 am]
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I've watched probably what was the worst SNL show in their history, if not part of what is now a Hall of Suck.

That would be the Deion Sanders-hosted SNL, back in the 90s. I shudder at the thought of that episode. It was so horrible, my memory has forbade me to remember anything from that show, lest I go into seizure.

I tuned on tonight, doing laundry, hoping for something mildly entertaining.

The first pot-shot was a mock Barbara Walters interview with Martha Stewart.

"Yes, Martha, but . . . everybody DOES hate you." (canned laughter? quite possibly)

After that, the host is some tennis player ranked number one.

Okay . . . sorry, I love to play tennis, but . . . ask me if I give a shit about a tennis player hosting SNL.

Then they do a mock Outkast bit where they played the latest hit song from their latest album, kind of like Outkast did . . . last week.

Then, I turned the TV station to another channel.

I had hope after tuning into a re-run of 'Welcome Back Kotter.' After 23 minutes of Sweathogs . . . I tuned back . . . to Weekend Update, and Fey and Fallon had Sanz dressed up like Rosie O'Donnell as Two Face from the Batman comic.

Word to comedians . . . you have to keep a straight face through most, if not all of your performance. The audience's job is to laugh. The comedian doesn't laugh, especially during a bit . . . comedians aren't paid to laugh at themselves on stage. Literally . . . I can do that. Where's my paycheck, Fallon?

Rodney Dangerfield makes fun of himself and his life on stage. He doesn't start chuckling, struggling to finish a line. Rodney is allowed to LET people laugh at him onstage. It's a totally different concept, Fallon.

Yes. Jimmy Fallon is for shit. He's not even consistently good. Why didn't he leave?

Oh, that would mean he'd be unemployed. What was I thinking . . . I wasn't, like Fallon.

When these hack never-will-bes are taking ample pot-shots at Martha and Rosie, then I think it's now time we left those two women alone for a long while. That's the bottom of the rake, my friends . . .

Following Weekend Update segment . . . was a commercial for Victoria's Secret retro-50s undergarments . . . followed by the Disney fish movie ad.

SNL's sure captured the 14-year-old-boy corner of the market.

From: (Anonymous)
2003-11-09 08:11 am (UTC)

I agree.

Well, i too saw the episode which you speak of. I think it was about as funny as me. I am not funny. Also, i agree FALLON sucks. Just wanted to drop in and say hi since i tend to read your LJ entries very frequently. I dont have one i just look at them and i came across yours one night when i could not get sleep, like tonight. xoxo
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2003-11-10 11:28 pm (UTC)

Re: I agree.

Well, hello!

Jimmy Fallon . . . has some talent, but it's highly disorganized. He tends to be too sub-par more often than not.

Comparisons to Will Ferrell, John Belushi, Eddie Murphy (who would sometimes crack up and break skits) can not compare well for him.

If you ever wanted a LJ, I have a spare free code or two.

Also, I understand the sleep issues, hahaha. This summer I had major insomnia issues . . . Saturday night, I couldn't sleep either! It happens sometimes.

I hope your sleep issues do better than usual, and thanks for the response!
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From: (Anonymous)
2003-11-11 04:56 am (UTC)

Re: I agree.

I dont know why i just do not like Jimmy Fallon. He just does not make me laugh. Maybe it is the disorganization.

I really would like a LJ and would appreciate code! You can contact me at xoxoTashixoxo@aol.com..Thank you, i have always wanted one.

My sleeping is just bad because i think a lot and it keeps me up. Sleep is just so hard. During the summer it was worse for me though, and i think i just started a bad habit of sleeping during the day and staying up at night.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2003-11-11 05:03 am (UTC)

Re: I agree.

Fallon is disorganized on-camera. Very very true. It's okay to break now and then on-camera, but he does it seemingly all the time. As if it's compensation for his lack of ability.

If he'd just write better material, he wouldn't have to clown around as much. Fallon can't be pleased with his situation, outside of the paycheck.

He'll find his way, maybe . . .

I'll email you the LJ code! Have fun!
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[User Picture]From: kzookitten
2003-11-09 08:18 am (UTC)


too bad Jimmy Fallon and Jon Stewart (though the latter was not mentioned at all in this post) are some of the most attractive men ever... in my humble and infinitly wise opinion ;)

Anyhow... yeah, rosie and martha definitly bottom of the barrel...

But im not gonna lie... its tv. Its doesnt tend to actually be entertaining or useful very often. But them, im a pretty loud mouthed out in the open anti-tv-ite. So, I guess take whatever I say on the matter with a grain of salt.

And A) I love Victoria Secret
and B) I love retro undies.. I love them. actually, retro anything demi-sexual. Its chalk full of all kinds of cute.

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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2003-11-10 11:34 pm (UTC)

Re: ::whimper::

I'm generally not strapped to the TV set . . . but I have to watch rewarding shows now and then.

I'll always prefer the internet. It's like TV, but I have a keyboard and other peripherals to navigate with more accuracy, and flash movies are fun . . .

I find those Frederick's of Hollywood and Victoria's Secret distributors to generally not have much in the way of all-sizes . . . I hear women complain that the discounted prices do not make for better clothes, and if you're like a strange size, it's not going to work well . . .

Retro ladies' clothes are interesting. I don't think a woman in a gut-crushing girdle is very sexy . . . however, I think that the clothing is unique for women and therefore adds to the whole sexual mystique.

Few women I know or knew would ever wear garter belts . . . that seems to be just a 'fancy roll in the hay' place for those pieces of clothing.
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[User Picture]From: kerrykate
2003-11-09 08:48 am (UTC)
LOL.. Its on in the other room right now... pacific time and everyso often I turn around to see what manboy is laughing at and I caught the rosie skit. Then I saw this skinny blond kid and we both said at the same time "who in the fuck is that" I turned to continue down my friends list and behold, you gave me the answer... I dont like fallon either he just does one thing good.... imitation of Keanu reeves
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2003-11-10 11:49 pm (UTC)

The Fallon/Keanu comparison is interesting.

I read someone called Keanu the "World's Richest Shittiest Actor."

While I disagree with that joke, he does not have much capability to express a wide array of emotions.

I think watching Keanu is better . . . than watching someone who cannot portray a character's needed emotion, and therefore makes a false ring to the character when played . . . in other words, Keanu seems true to his characters, while some actors and actresses miss the boat on the needed acting to pull off a part, and that to me is worse when it fails miserably. In yet other words, I don't think Keanu fails miserably to portray needed emotions . . . his characters simply don't need a wide range . . .

Then again, I've never seen his attempts at romantic movies, or otherwise. I suppose he isn't very wide-ranging of an actor . . . certainly not crappy though. :D

Keanu owns Fallon, which is the funny thing about comparison of the two.

I'll never enjoy him more than in the 1st Matrix and of course as the loveable high school dunce in the Bill and Ted's . . . series.

He was pretty good and funny as one of the drug addicts hired by Tracey Ullman to kill her husband, played by Kevin Kline, in I Love You to Death.. It was a bit part for Keanu, but I really liked Kline, Ullman, Phoenix, and Plowright's performances. It's really hard to do . . . a good dark comedy. That's what this was, and it was great . . . a friend offered high praise of it, and it certainly was worthy.

On that note . . . I miss River Phoenix. I enjoyed some of his films, like this one.
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From: zboson
2003-11-09 05:18 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I watched it last night, too... and it didn't give me a laugh so I turned it off. Beats me who the hell that guy was. It was better when Derek Jeter was on, if you want my opinion. He's a bad actor, which made it all that much funnier. And they put him in a perm wig! Hilarious!

I did see an ad for Tracy Morgan's new show, though. I wonder if that will be funny. He and Will Farrell were my favourite SNL-ers (from the most recent batch, that is). "I'm Brian Fellows!" always makes me pee my pants. I just know that once a comedian starts doing a "my crazy wife and kids" sitcom, that's pretty much a death knell for his career.

So, we're probably going to check out Elf, too. I laughed aloud at the trailer. Hopefully those weren't all the funny parts.
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[User Picture]From: fruitpunch76
2003-11-10 04:26 pm (UTC)

Such a cute flick!

We saw Elf last night...it was very funny! Will Ferrell is always good at being happy and crazy, and this role was perfect for him! Chris and I laughed a lot and enjoyed a nice non-violent non-disturbing flick for a change :o)
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2003-11-13 10:26 am (UTC)
On Elf . . .

It starts slow. It builds. You can forgive the lack of Oscar-caliber performances, as it is a pure comedy. On a range of SNL-alum films, this one rates above some of Sandler's latest attempts.

Plus, I was momentarily adamant on the idea that Elf could become one of those oft-played films around Xmastime, but I was slogged down in vetos for the ever-ominous A Christmas Story, which retains the American sentiment for the old memories around the holidays.

Personally, on lists of all-time favorite Xmas tales, I believe my ultimate Xmas comedy would be National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. For me, it represents more of how my childhood resembled itself, around Xmastime. I identified completely with the children of Clark Griswold in that one.

There's nothing like dashed hopes and general 'Xmas in you face' than around the holidays!

There are more funny parts to be had in front of the screen, watching Elf, than what were in the trailers. :D
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2003-11-13 10:27 am (UTC)
Merry Christmas! Shitter's full!
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From: puppytron
2003-11-10 03:26 pm (UTC)
tracy morgan i s the best unused actor on SNL.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2003-11-10 11:51 pm (UTC)

I'm Brian Fellows!

I first remember Morgan as Fridge Perry, doing 'The Super Bowl Shuffle' in a bit part on an SNL skit.

The crowd reacted well. He wouldn't stop doing the 'Shuffle.'

He is a likeable guy on-stage . . . I love those ESPN video game commercials he does, especially the one with Ben Wallace.
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