omplete QPORIT: SNL WITH HELEN MIRREN AND THE FOO FIGHTERS

Saturday, April 09, 2011

 

SNL WITH HELEN MIRREN AND THE FOO FIGHTERS


Tonight's SNL features Helen Mirren as host(ess) and The Foo Fighters.

We did a running commentary on TWITTER:

TWITTER.COM/QPORIT

Here are the notes from the show -- inverse order, last to first -- (Hey, this comes from the twitter feed: each tweet sits on top of those that came before!)


SNL WITH HELEN MIRREN AND THE FOO FIGHTERS:

- All in all a sub-par show. Mostly bad writing. Cheap and offensive jokes using Taliban, Pearl Harbor, etc. Little energy.

- Is the ad for EZ Seed a sketch? Sounds like it. (OMG I think it's real.)

- Bongo's Clown Room - Terrible sketch. Bad MC retiring from a bad strip joint. Concept has potential. Writing, execution sucks.

- Penile Pix Enhancements -- Here's my complete analysis of this sketch: "It's about penile pix enhancements."

- TV About Movie - Unpleasant; offensive. Ouch. Funny cheap jokes. But Ouch.

- Crunk-Ass Easter Festival - This kind of thing leaves me cold, but seems to be SNL Bread & Butter. I don't get it.

- Best of Both Worlds - with Hugh Jackman - Effete & Macho -- For once a sketch with a lame setup and a great payoff. (Usually the opposite.)

- Weekend Update - Some good jokes with flat space in between.

- Weekend Update - French parties: They start with cruditay and they end with nuditay!

- Weekend Update - Southwest Stewardess: "I felt that the top of the plane was maybe not there as it had been..."

- Weekend Update - Carville - I was left in the Mississippi in a basket and raised by eels. Can I say Hello to my mama: "Aaarggh"

- Weekend Update - Kate Middleton's 6 hairdressers will be cartoon bluebirds -

- Foo Fighters -- I think maybe SNL music sets must have to be really really really loud to sound good.

- Mary Shelley - Good concept (the real source of "Frankenstein") but totally lame writing and execution.

Note: Gwyneth Paltrow & Cee Low Green April 16 (repeat from Jan 16)

- Fox & Friends - Fact checking (everything) -- but sketch is mostly lame. Not yet a good night for political jokes.

- Helen Mirren's Titties -- What SNL was made for!

- Helen Mirren in her Dressing Room -- "Her titties exist in a place beyond space & time."

- Mort Feingold Accountant for the Stars -- Lame jokes, mildly offensive (that's not a compliment), badly written, badly executed.

- AD - GAME OF THRONES - Has STARZ (Spartacus) spawned a slew of cable period pix?

- Monologue - Helen Mirren -- she's a dame -- (By the way, did you see her in the orgy scene in Caligula?)

- Opening: Obama - The compromise keeping the gov't open leaves EVERYONE deeply unhappy ... so we can be proud of America! Overall, not very insightful or funny.

- Live tonight with Helen Mirren & The Foo Fighters NBC -


Here are some archived running commentaries on
a few recent SNL's...

SNL WITH ELSTON JOHN - April 2, 2011
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2011/04/snl-with-elton-john.html

SNL - ZACH GALIFIANAKIS & JESSIE J - March 12, 2011
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2011/03/snl-zach-galifianakis-jessie-j.html

SNL WITH HOST: RUSSELL BRAND - Feb 12, 2011
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2011/02/snl-with-host-russell-brand.html

SNL - DANA CARVEY & LINKIN PARK - Feb 5, 2011
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2011/02/snl-dana-carvey-linkin-park.html

SNL 1/29/2011 JESSE EISENBERG
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2011/01/snl-1292011-jesse-eisenberg.html

And, of course...
SNL Who Do I Have To Screw To Get A Drink Around Here?
http://qporit.blogspot.com/2010/12/snl-who-do-i-have-to-screw-to-get-drink.html






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