Saturday, May 19, 2012
SNL -- MAY 19, 2012 -- MICK JAGGER WITH FOO FIGHTERS, ARCADE FIRE, AND JEFF BECK
The season finale of Saturday Night Live is a musical feast with Mick Jagger as host AND musical guest, joined by his musical friends Foo Fighters, Arcade Fire and Jeff Beck! (How are they going to have time to feature all these artists? Perhaps they'll ditch the commercials??? - lol... as if... yeah, right...)
SEE BELOW FOR
A RECAP AND FOR CLIPS
FROM HIGHLIGHTS OF TONIGHT'S SHOW
Here's a hilarious video from one of Mick's previous visits to SNL. (Note/warning! The SNL videos may not work in older or slower browsers.)
Even the promos are better than usual. It bodes well for a terrific show.
Here's the SNL official site:
MICK JAGGER PROMO
Just a little bit of background about the artists: Mick is just a bit older than most of the SNL audience.
MICK JAGGER, an Englishman, more properly known as Sir Michael Philip "Mick" Jagger, once a student at the London School of Economics, once a "bad-boy" now properly knighted, born July 26, 1943 (68 yrs old), has been the lead singer of the Rolling Stones for roughly 50 years.
The Rolling Stones and Mick Jagger became famous (or notorious) for their songs, (including "I Can't Get No... Satisfaction" and "Sympathy For The Devil"), as well as for their sexual liaisons, and their drug use.
MICK JAGGER ON WIKIPEDIA
THE ROLLING STONES ON WIKIPEDIA
Jagger has also worked as a producer, writer, musician and actor in movies and television:
MICK JAGGER ON IMDB
The FOO FIGHTERS is an American band, founded in Seattle in 1994 after the death of Kurt Cobain, by Dave Grohl, formerly the drummer in Nirvana.
FOO FIGHTERS ON WIKIPEDIA
ARCADE FIRE is a Canadian band, known for their use of a multitude of instruments. They won a Grammy for Album Of The Year ("Suburbs") in 2011, along with many other awards.
ARCADE FIRE ON WIKIPEDIA
JEFF BECK (67) is one of the great guitarists of Rock & Roll history! He performed with The Yardbirds, with many musicians including Mick Jagger, and as a solo artist.
JEFF BECK ON WIKIPEDIA
Here are links to some of the movies and music of Mick Jagger, Foo Fighters, Arcade Fire and Jeff Beck!
AND HERE IS THE RECAP OF TONIGHT'S SNL:
This was a pretty good SNL. After a soft open, it came alive whenever Mick Jagger was on, and finished well.
COLD OPEN: LAWRENCE WELK -- Jon Hamm plays a Lawrence Welk Italian romantic singer. The Manneken Pis & Kristen Wiig scene is sort of amusing, but not much heft in this sketch. Not one of the great giggly skits, or super opens.
MONOLOG – Mick Jagger is terrific in one of the best SNL monologues ever. His favorite band, he says in a FAQ he asks and answers himself, (other than the Foo Fighters, Arcade Fire, and the Rolling Stones) is… the FreeCreditReport.com band.
AD (real) -- A clever (real) ad for Google Chrome. There were a lot of good film ads on the show. But added to too many not-so-good (not film) ads, it was another night of commercials interrupted by sketches.
GAME SHOW: THE SECRET WORD – Somehow this tired concept seemed fresh and hilarious tonight. Jagger was a hoot as a flamingly fey action hero movie star.
KILT -- Are you BRAVE enough to wear one? Honestly, I’m not sure if this was a clever real commercial for Disney’s BRAVE, or a fake commercial, or a funny fake commercial that’s actually a real commercial. BRAVE is a real animated film, opening wide in June, set in the mythical, mystical Scottish Highlands.
INSURANCE CONFERENCE AFTERPARTY KARAOKE – Jagger plays Kevin, a sad shy soul who can’t get up and sing. Two guys sing Stones’ songs really badly, and two girls love it, while Kevin complains they’re not doing it right. And the girls leave with the guys, leaving him alone. He sings “Satisfaction” really badly to himself… and even when he sings it really badly, it’s terrific, terribly sad, about someone who really can’t get no satisfaction. A classic sketch. Jagger is very sharp, and might think about trading in his day job (or night job, more accurately) for a gig as a comedian and actor. I think he’s been seriously under-used as an actor in films.
LAZY SUNDAY – I never figured out what was going on here. I’ll have to see it again on a clip. Is this a real fake ad for SISTER ACT and Broadway? Or the opposite?
AL SHARPTON & POLITICS NATION – Not a very well constructed sketch, but it had its funny moments. Sharpton calls J P Morgan “gyp Morgan.” Jagger as a financial spokesman talks doubletalk. And Sharpton mispronounces and misunderstands everything. Remember Fractured French? Call this Fractured English.
JAGGER AND ANGEL FIRE – Sounds great. Jagger’s energy is contagious. I heard the words “the last time” many times, but I never quite understood what happened for the last time. Ah lyrics!
WEEKEND UPDATE – Not an especially funny episode. (FYI – Carlton Banks was a character played by Alfonso Ribeiro on Will Smith’s The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.) Stefan has never been funny and gets less funny each time. (But, to be fair, there was one good line – a “roaming dragger” is “a dog with short legs and a long penis”). Not a good choice for the last Update of the year.
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE AT AN OUTDOOR MUSIC FESTIVAL – This would have been a terrible sketch, but it was saved, first by the impression of Santana, and then by the role-reversal we’ve been waiting for: Mick Jagger impersonating Steve Tyler (instead of the other way around).
MICK JAGGER WITH FOO FIGHTERS – An even better sound than the first musical set, but the lyrics were repetitive, repetitive, repetitive, re…etc. Ah lyrics!
THE CALIFORNIANS – I like this sketch. It has no big point, but so many little digs at soaps & Californians that it’s still fun.
MICK JAGGER, JEFF BECK AND BLUES. – Sounds fantastic! Jeff Beck is amazing! The lyrics not so much. With the right words this could have been a world class event. I’ve got doubts about the wisdom of the words. Ah lyrics!
GRADUATING CLASS – The last show of the year; some cast members will not be returning. Kristen Wiig has been, for many years and many, many sketches, one of the biggest breakout, most versatile, funniest female (or other) cast members on SNL ever. She was saying goodbye to everyone. (Hopefully, she’ll be reincarnated as a host.)
I enjoyed the show, especially when Mick Jagger was on. I hope we'll see more of him in films! The GRADUATING CLASS sketch was rather touching and a worthy end to the season!
HERE ARE SOME ADDITIONAL SNL STORIES IN QPORIT:
SNL -- MAY 12, 2012 -- WILL FERRELL WITH USHER
SNL -- MAY 5, 2012 -- ELI MANNING WITH RIHANNA
SNL -- APR 14, 2012 -- JOSH BROLIN WITH GOTYE
SNL -- MAR 3, 2012 -- LINDSAY LOHAN WITH JACK WHITE
SNL -- FEB 11, 2012 -- ZOOEY DESCHANEL WITH KARMIN...
SNL -- JAN 21, 2012 -- EMMA STONE & COLDPLAY (rerun from Nov 12, 2011)
SNL -- JAN 14, 2012 -- DANIEL RADCLIFFE WITH LANA DEL REY
SNL -- DEC 10, 2011 -- KATY PERRY WITH ROBYN
SNL -- DEC 3, 2011 -- STEVE BUSCEMI WITH THE BLACK KEYS
SKETCH HIGHLIGHT CLIPS
MICK JAGGER MONOLOGUE
MICK JAGGER WITH ARCADE FIRE -- "THE LAST TIME"
MICK JAGGER WITH FOO FIGHTERS - MEDLEY
SHE'S A RAINBOW -- FAREWELL HOMAGE TO KRISTEN WIIG