omplete QPORIT: SNL -- JAN 26, 2013 -- ADAM LEVINE with KENDRICK LAMAR

Saturday, January 26, 2013

 

SNL -- JAN 26, 2013 -- ADAM LEVINE with KENDRICK LAMAR

 

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
SNL -- JAN 26, 2013
  ADAM LEVINE & KENDRICK LAMAR

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


Adam Levine, from THE VOICE, is a singer (Maroon 5) and actor (AMERICAN HORROR STORY and the coming CAN A SONG SAVE YOUR LIFE -- with Keira Knightley, by the director of ONCE). 

Adam has an extensive discography and three Grammys.


ADAM LEVINE ON WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adam_Levine

ADAM LEVINE ON IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1747013/

ADAM LEVINE ON AMAZON



Kendrick Lamar is a 25 year old hot rapper.


KENDRICK LAMAR ON WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kendrick_Lamar

KENDRICK LAMAR ON AMAZON

RECAP: (See below the recap for selected video clips from the show!)

This was a funny and sophisticated, very well written and performed show.  Even the endings of sketches -- often a weak element in SNL comedy -- were clever.

Some commercials and promos are worth noting: Maroon 5 will be back next week, followed by host Justin Beiber with musical guest... Justin Bieber.  The series finale of 30 Rock is coming up.  There was a great promo for THE VOICE.  There was something I didn't understand at all about "Stride On". The GE commercial for GE Works was good. And there was a teaser that looked interesting about Mercedes Benz on Feb 23.  However, there were a lot of commercials.

COLD OPEN: Brilliant notion... the ghost of MLK coming to talk with BHO on inauguration night.  Best lines... "We're still waitiing for our first black magician..." and the epic "It's not every day they let a black ghost open the show...[both together]  LIVE FROM NY IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT!"

MONOLOGUE: Nice surprise with Adam Samberg, Cameron Diaz and Jerry Seinfeld guesting as "coaches"  They were all very funny (note: Seinberg was the only one to have trouble with his lines!)  Levine closed the monologue by going shirtless and displaying some impressive tattoos.

FAKE AD FOR ROSETTA STONE: Making "preparations" for that "special" trip to Thailand.

THE GAY NETWORK -- CIRCLE WORK: Two gay men give gay advice to straight people... mostly that the "straights" are really gay.  When he says he will spell it out, he really spells it out... every letter.  Best ending to a sketch: ... I gotta poop.  I'll be back in 45 minutes.

SOPRANO DIARIES -- THE SOPRANOS IN HS: This parody of the Sex and the City Prequel was right on the money with respect to both the Sopranos and prequels.

NEW HAVEN FIRE DEPARTMENT INCIDENT: When his ex-girlfriend shows up at the fundraiser, it's the ultimate meltdown.  Best line: "Is nine years a decade?"

DIGITAL SHORT: "You Only Live Once" -- This was a very sophisticated and complex video.  One of the best video shorts.


KENDRICK LAMAR'S raps were fine. A straight-ahead rap performance.

WEEKEND UPDATE: The jokes were good. I liked Apps for Apes. Ariana Huffington was good.  Ray Lewis was terrific!

RUMBLE AT THE CAFE: Well executed but not much of an idea.

CATFISH: A boyfriend hoax. Not much of an idea.

ADAM AND JANET - OUR STORY: Band member goes back with (gross looking) fan. Not much of a sketch.  It started well as if were a Law & Order parody, but that never re-appeared. (Note:) SNL is promoting it as a "featured recommendation".

BIDEN BASH: Biden headlining at a Country Fair show.  It was a great Biden, but not a great sketch.  It does suggest that producers of SNL may want to juice up the campaign fodders of Biden and Hillary to insure material for SNL in 2015 and 2016.

All in all, through Weekend Update it was a great show.  The last few sketches needed more work.  Levine was very good in all his sketches.  Working live as himself on THE VOICE was great preparation for SNL.  Actors with only stage and screen credits often have more trouble adapting to the SNL experience.

VIDEO CLIPS: DIRECT FROM SNL! 

COLD OPEN -- OBAMA AND MLK




ADAM LEVINE MONOLOGUE




"RAY LEWIS" on WEEKEND UPDATE




GET ROSETTA STONE THAI TO PREPARE FOR "THAT" TRIP TO THAILAND




THE SOPRANOS DIARIES




THE FIREHOUSE INCIDENT




DIGITAL SHORT: YOLO - YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE




ADAM AND JANET




KENDRICK LAMAR PERFORMS POETIC JUSTICE




KENDRICK LAMAR PERFORMS SWIMMING POOLS




BIDEN BASH





For more clips from this and other SNL shows:
http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/

And for full episodes of SNL shows:
http://nocache-secure.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/categories/season-38/681148/?view=thumbnail

Here's SNL's complete episode guide:
http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/recaps/#cat=38&mea=1632&ima=115628





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