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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