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We'll just take the fact that this was too long and that you didn't read it...as read.
I clicked the video for the Gilly sketch on Hulu hoping to see a Will Forte and much to my dismay there was 0% Forte.
"He's still Cassius Clay to me!"
"That dancer and I became really close friends. And back then he wasn't known as K-Fed or Federline. Back then his name was Chad Farthouse." -Zach Galifianakis
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And I guess the Gilly sketch was pretty standard, but I really enjoyed it because it started with a REALLY funny sight-gag (the edges of Gilly's afro behind the mannequin) and ended meta with Gilly apologizing to the audience, which really surprised me. It'll probably be the last time Wiig does Gilly and that made me a little sad but it's good to see how much she enjoys doing this character.
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I didn't think this episode was too bad. Even things I was expecting, like Manuel Ortiz, were funny enough that they didn't drag the show down too much. Kate McKinnon acquitted herself very well in her first big sketch on the show; even though she didn't really look like Penelope Cruz, she did the accent very well and she seems like a very polished performer. (The way she played to the live audience kind of reminded me of Cheri Oteri a bit). "That's Not Pizza" was very funny too. "But it's food, right?" "COME ON!"
I've also wanted to see Mulaney as the Weekend Update host and head writer in the future. I think he's already an Executive Producer but you'd think they'd audition a bunch of people for the Weekend Desk within the staff, right? Funny to imagine a desk with Vanessa Bayer and Keenan Thompson.
How did everyone feel about the new cast member? I thought they certainly heaped a lot of responsibility on her, for her first episode she pulled her weight.
Back in my day boy bands sang actually catchy pop music, danced, and were made up of individuals who each had their own distinct personality / archetype. We are long overdue for a boy band resurgence, but will these scenester douches really be the ones to lead the charge?
The funnier sketches in this episode were toward the end, and both utilized the new cast member -- Watch What Happens Live, and the shampoo commercial. What What Happens Live will definitely come back, and Taran will be the cast's next Sudeikis-esque break-out star.
Vergara did a good job, but this was a pretty mediocre-to-occasionally-alright episode overall.
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Yeah, that McKinnon Australian accent was fucking flawless, and I am bizarrely picky about these things (I can't watch House because of Laurie's accent which so many people seem to admire). She seemed incredibly comfortable in both roles, so I look forward to more of her.
Otherwise, I thought Vergara was bad enough to drag down a couple of sketches that might have worked with other people. For instance, I skipped the Gilly sketch not so much because I'm tired of Gilly (I am), but because Vergara's delivery was so stilted and off that it made me uncomfortable.
Edit: "EBay of Pigs!"
Other than that, Almost Pizza and Drunk Uncle were both great, but that's about it.
As for the Manuel Oritz talk show, how is it that they can have five members from a band, guys who should at least have some idea of rhythm, come on and not one of them can do the head turn on the beat? Not one.
Oh, and Taran Killam nailed the Ortiz head twist by coming back with a new face each time. That was the only enjoyable thing about that sketch. Ever.
It took me six beers to realize I can't get through all two hundred and two episodes from Nineties on Netflix, in six beers.
Teaflax praised a fake accent?! I never thought I'd see the day.
McKinnon was very confident and seemed to fit right in. Good for her. I still don't understand how Brasky hasn't warmed to Moynihan, though. He's been one of my favorites for a while, and Drunkle is only cementing that status further. Drunkle-Stefon buddy cop movie, please. 72 minutes of non-sequiters. I would be totally okay with that.
I like Bobby, but generally I find him funnier outside of an SNL setting. He is always hilarious when he's on Comedy Bang Bang, but sometimes with some of the things they put him in on SNL, he can be a little annoying (like Smokey Robinson's brother "Coughy Robinson" in that Solid Gold sketch). I do like the Catchphrase Kings of Comedy sketches, and he wrote those ("Slappy pappy what what?"). Drunk Uncle is funny but has the potential to become a little old with overuse (like Stefon).
Overall he's probably the #3 male cast member right now though, after Bill and Taran. I definitely hope he returns next season.
Also, is it my imagination or was the Pantene sketch kind of a less funny version of this, basically:
It was still good though, but it reminded me a lot of this sketch.
Damnit, I thought it was going to be Goatse!
I thought the idea for the "slo-mo hallway" sketch was really good. I guess maybe that joke might have been done in Not Another Teen Movie? I think- or one of those sketch movies, but they did it better here by adding a sci-fi element to it. I felt like that sketch could have gone on a little longer actually, there was a lot of potential there, but maybe it was best to just keep it short and simple.
I always like it when they do something original though.
Holy shit Armisen. Ice-T's lisp is THE most notable thing about his voice. How do you consistently fuck that up?
It was a lot better when he did it before in the celebrity teen crisis call-in center sketch.