omplete QPORIT: SNL -- NOV 10, 2012 -- ANNE HATHAWAY WITH RIHANNA

Sunday, November 11, 2012

 

SNL -- NOV 10, 2012 -- ANNE HATHAWAY WITH RIHANNA


SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/


Anne Hathaway is a big star.  She's a great singer and both a comic and serious actress.  She is best known both for films from pre-teen fairytale fantasies like THE PRINCESS DIARIES to THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA and LOVE AND OTHER DRUGS.  Most recently in THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, and coming soon in LES MISERABLES.

RIHANNA is a top pop singer.


Here's a brief recap of the show...


COLD OPEN - Romney after the election results... not very funny, insightful or touching. Not really lame. Just kind of benign.


MONOLOG - A Les Miz thing with not great lyrics.


GIRLFRIENDS TALK SHOW – Co-hosts – One now has a new best friend. They bicker. Not pleasant. Not funny. Not interesting.


VIDEO – Green glop & a stupid dance (they said it, not just me). One dance video went viral. I guess they’re thinking, “Why not another?” Supposed to be hypnotic. Nope.


HOMELAND – A sharp parody with many funny moments.


MCDONALDS – Layoffs. More insults. “Andrew” made a funny face. This sketch was unpleasant and just awful. Who wrote this? Or let it get aired?


WEEKEND UPDATE – One good Petraeus joke.

OBAMA – Kind of a lame Obama. Best line – He lost, and I even gave him a one debate head start. Also, “Come on bounce with me a little bit.”

DRUNK UNCLE was awful.


ELLEN - Another lame sketch.

The sketches were so bad, the commercials were a relief. Baileys Cream ad was a winner. Some film and game previews were good. But the Surface ad is pointless and derivative, dumb and meaningless.


MUSEUM: AMERICAN GOTHIC – This was a great concept, showing how the pose developed, but the writing did not rise to the opportunity. Note: Anne Hathaway does a great cross-eyed.


RIHANNA’S first song had a nice greenscreen/backdrop look, and the second song was terrific. Interesting song; and the lighting and staging was perfection. One of the best song performances on SNL ever.


The fake ad for the fake medicine, FLARITIN, for fake allergies was amusing.


With just one good sketch, one amusing sketch, one great song, and the rest boring to unpleasant, all in all it was one of the worst SNLs… despite Anne Hathaway – sketches have got to be written, after all --




ANNE HATHAWAY ON WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Hathaway

ANNE HATHAWAY ON IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0004266/

ANNE HATHAWAY ON AMAZON



RIHANNA ON WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rihanna

RIHANNA ON IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm1511633152/nm1982597

RIHANNA ON AMAZON


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Comments:
Interesting...I found the Les Mis opening to be fantastic, and most of the skits, especially the "sloppy swish" dance one, to be hilarious.
 
SNL is not very funny at all. I agree with most of what you said.

This is not some local comedy imrov or sketch group. SNL is supposedly the preeminent parody/comedy show on television in THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, often considered the benchmark for entertainment. I have done cheesy dinner theater comedy that is better than that! They need to do something about hiring better writers and directors. I think the talent is tops with one or two exceptions.
 
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