Saturday, February 09, 2013
SNL -- FEB 9, 2013 -- HOST: JUSTIN BIEBER with musical guest... JUSTIN BIEBER
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SNL -- FEB 9, 2013
HOST And! MUSICAL GUEST
Justin Bieber has the unusual honor of being both the host and the musical guest on SNL. Fans (Beliebers, or in French, LeBiebers) waited in the cold and snow for tickets. According to reports, the waiting hordes had some support from SNL and JB himself with soup and pizza.
Justin is probably the biggest star ever to have been discovered from his postings on YouTube. His home-made postings were spotted when he was a young teen. Now 18 (Next birthday, March 1.) he continues to be a major force on Twitter with tens of millions of followers and a hefty percentage of the total traffic.
Some promos for the show:
A good show. Justin was a game host -- he was in many sketches; he acted well and naturally; he parodied himself; he only broke up out of character once, and why not, it was a funny moment.
Several sketches were not just just non-verbal comedy. -- I'd call them anti-verbal.
There were lots and lots and lots of ads, adds, addds, addddddddds..........
Keenan Thompson is becoming more and more of a solid, funny presence from show to show.
COLD OPEN -- An anti-verbal sketch. An accurate and sometimes hilarious description of TV anchors with nothing to say and airtime to fill -- in this case sportscasters during the superbowl blackout. Best line: when the clock in the stadium stops, do we stop aging?
MONOLOGUE -- Justin was good. Whoopi was a nice surprise. (But I'm not fond of people wearing religious necklaces on stage.)
SOAP NET - THE CALIFORNIANS -- Another anti-verbal sketch, as the Californians say nothing except to name the roads they drove on. This time it was well-directed and despite (or because of?) several actors failing to maintain a plausibly ridiculous accent, it was quite funny.
Lots of Ads Adds Addddds... But I do like the GE commercial (just not too often).
MSG SECURITY - BODY DOUBLES -- A premise ridiculous enough to be funny. Ellen was the best double (and... they were setting up a joke for later!)
ONLY ON BRAVO - REALITY SPINOFFS -- Wacky ideas. Some funny. Best: "Real House Plants of Beverly Hills"
More ads... But I liked the Buick ad: Every car should have a rear view camera and a super-wide angle side view mirror. My car has some serious blind spots.
MUSIC -- Justin sang some interesting songs.
WEEKEND UPDATE -- Recently the jokes have been consistently funny. Best line: Is the criteria for a drone strike "a just cause" or "just 'cus"? CHILDHOOD FRIENDS OF RICHARD III was amusing; so was THE ONE BLACK GUY IN EVERY COMMERCIAL (another successful Thompson bit).
GREASE PARODY -- Justin as an 11 year old in love, with no idea what it's all about.
More ads; even one for the Metropolitan Opera.
MILEY CYRUS FAN CLUB -- Well done, with Justin as a Miley Cyrus Fan. The Ellen joke pays off here.
MEET THE PARENTS AND THE BRO' -- Another anti-verbal sketch. Justin kind of breaks up and loses it here for a moment with Bro' screaming "glice" in his ear.
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY FROM JUSTIN BIEBER -- Alas, this sketch did not really work.
BOOKER T WASHINGTON HS VALENTINE'S (ABSTINENCE) DANCE -- Some funny moments, but the sketch seems underdeveloped.
Overall, Justin's sketches seemed to focus often on parodies of immaturity. But he was game for all the innuendos, contributed a lot to all the sketches he was in, and was in many. He did a good job!
JUSTIN BIEBER ON WIKIPEDIA
Looking at Justin's bio on Wipipedia gives a tremendous impression of the huge power of the Bieber experience.
Note... there are more than 11,000(!!!) Bieber items on Amazon! Here's a sample:
Click the top icon to see many more Biebitems!
Here are links to some other SNL stories on QPORIT:
SNL -- JAN 26, 2013 -- ADAM LEVINE with KENDRICK LAMAR (Great show! & lots of clips!!)
SNL -- JAN 19, 2013 --JENNIFER LAWRENCE with THE LUMINEERS
SNL -- DEC 15, 2012 -- MARTIN SHORT WITH PAUL MCCARTNEY
SNL -- DEC 8, 2012 -- JAMIE FOXX WITH NE-YO
SNL -- NOV 10, 2012 -- ANNE HATHAWAY WITH RIHANNA
SNL -- OCT 20, 2012 -- BRUNO MARS
SNL -- SEP 22, 2012 -- JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT WITH MUMFORD & SONS
SNL -- SEP 15, 2012 – SEASON PREMIERE! -- SETH MACFARLANE WITH FRANK OCEAN