omplete QPORIT: SNL -- JAN 21, 2012 -- EMMA STONE & COLDPLAY (rerun from Nov 12, 2011)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

 

SNL -- JAN 21, 2012 -- EMMA STONE & COLDPLAY (rerun from Nov 12, 2011)



Most of the sketches were funny, but only one or two were memorable. Emma Stone was not terribly visible (she had minor supporting roles in most skits). Actually, nothing seemed as visible as the commercials which seemed to take up more time than the sketches.

As is often the case, the wildest sketch was the last.

Here's a quick recap:

COLD OPEN -- The GOP Debate -- It was really like a trip back in time  to see how the Republican field has changed. (This show originally aired in November 2011.) Here we had Perry crashing over his OOPS moment. Later, Weekend Update commented on the irony that one of the two departments Perry remembered he wanted to eliminate was... Education. Romney was as boring then as he is now.

Monologue -- Pretty lame. An amusing Spider-Man did come down from the sky upside down, and the movie Spider-Man showed up. (Emma will be in the next Spider-Man movie).

Secret Word -- It's the same joke we've seen a bunch a times. Seemed a little funnier than usual. Maybe just because they had the balls to do the same joke again. And again. And again.

WXPD News -- This is also a sketch concept we've seen before. The joke is that the aged street journalist keeps hitting people in the face with his mic, and does other unprofessional things that a decrepit, over-the-hill newsman might do. Same jokes. Still sort-of funny.

Digital Short -- ??? WTF ???

Coldplay -- They looked good on the set, and sounded good.

Weekend Update -- Except for the joke mentioned earlier, the jokes were kind of lame, as was the musical duo (another repeated sketch concept -- and, like the other repeats, it was based on incompetence-humor.) The Devil brought some wicked satire to the Penn State scandal.

Les Jeunes de Paris -- The best sketch of the night. It managed the trifecta/hat-trick! It was comedy; it was a story; and it was a dance. The comedy was actually funny. The story was clear. And it was all done with a good-looking/funny/story-dance.

Bridal Party -- This was possibly a concept that had promise -- one guest who seems the least cool provides the hottest gifts -- but the execution was just not quite right (partly because the actual skit was: the "nerdy" guest gave "crude" gifts).

Crying / Adele -- The perfect expression of an attitude.

We're Going To Make Technology Hump -- And they did! Nice way to end the show!


Here is one of the sketches. For more videos, see

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/


TECHNOLOGY HUMP






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