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SNL Real-Time Review – Alec’s Back!

Posted in Humor, NBC with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 15, 2009 by tvismyiv

11:35pm – Dan Aykroyd, yay!  Cold open, boo!  I don’t know if Dan’s just a bit rusty, or if he didn’t get enough prep time, but any laughs he elicited from the audience were almost out of pity or happy memories or a mixture of both.  It didn’t help that the bit wasn’t all that funny.  It tried to make fun of Obama’s recent plans and actions and turn them into some future positive spin for Republicans when they fail.  The skit failed.  Horribly.  Kristen Wiig Counter: 1

11:40pm – Alec Baldwin thanked Christian Bale for taking some of his heat (for calling his daughter a “rude, thoughtless, little pig”) and made further fun of himself.  Kudos.  He introduced Jack McBrayer from 30 Rock and did one of the sometimes funny, sometimes tired Q&A sessions.  Getting sleepy.  Wiig Counter: 2

11:45pm – Baldwin as one of the Jonas Brothers named Gary.  If you thought Britney Spears was a bad actress, triple that.  And yeah, that one Brother is 100% gay (which one, you ask… take your pick).

11:53pm – The Cougar Den – Introduced the concept of a CouGay, which is ho-hum ha-ha, and brought back original skit cougar, Cameron Diaz.  Thank god the boyfriends weren’t the Jonas BrothersWC: 3

11:59pm – Digital Short – Damn.  Jonas Brothers again.  At least Andy Samberg found a way to limit their acting and in turn make them mildly entertaining.  In the skit, Samberg confronts them with an old VHS cassette featuring them performing in the 80’s, and he wonders how it’s possible.  It turns out a wizard granted them eternal life.  That’s the joke, folks.

12:01am – Sir Mix-a-Lot’s Photo Shop – Bring your photos in to have back added to the photo.  Abby Elliott’s shown, but has no lines.  Don’t think Wiig is in this one.  I wouldn’t be either.  Mix-a-Lot was used much better in this:

12:07am – Jonas Brothers perform and I assume this will be the only time I ever see them.  Well this and later in the show.

12:13am – Weekend Update – Angelina Jolie returns (via Abby Elliott)!  Michaela Watkins as Angie Tempura blogger of BitchPleeze.com gets chuckles.  Joaquin Phoenix appears (via Jason Sudekis) and bombs worse than he actually did on David LettermanSeth Meyers’ closing joke garners the biggest laugh – “If you’re at home watching this Valentine’s Day episode, better luck next year!”  At least he didn’t say anything about blogging.

12:26am – Vincent Price’s Valentine’s Day SpecialBaldwin plays Richard Burton.  Meh.  Wiig Counter ups to 4 with her awesome portrayal of Carol ChanningIt rivals her Bjork from last week.

12:35am – Business Meeting – Different excuses to cancel an appointment.  Good lord, please end.  Thank god, it did.  I’m getting ready to watch last’s week’s 30 Rock on Hulu.

12:41am – Definitely watching 30 RockJonas Brothers are introduced by Baldwin’s rude, thoughtless, little pig?

12:45:am – Wii Game – First, a Mix-a-Lot skit, then Liberace gay jokes, and now a Wii masturbation bit?  Did they go to the file cabinet for these ideas?

12:49am – Chewable Pampers Commercial – I saw this already somehow.  Maybe it was online, but still…  Well, I guess, yeah, it’s kinda funny.  Mostly the different flavorsWC: 5

12:52am – Virgania Horsen’s Hot Air Balloon Rides – Not as good as her Pony ExpressWC: 6

12:53am – First Coughs – Probably the best skit, where Baldwin’s DVD teaches you how to foreshadow your death in a movie with a slight cough.  Saying it’s “probably the best” isn’t saying much.  I’m trying to remember if there was a cough earlier in the show that foreshadowed this episode’s death.

12:58am – Disappointment sets in.  Onto 30 Rock!

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The Office After SuperBowl Thoughts

Posted in NBC with tags , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2009 by tvismyiv

Two things…

1) Very happy about the new opening.  The remainder of the cast’s names are not only included in the beginning, but they’re also shown!

2) Is it just me, but… I really want to see that Jack Black/Cloris Leachman movie!

Otherwise, the first half about the fire drill was meh… aside from Dwight’s Hannibal impersonation. 

The half about the roast was great.  I especially enjoyed Angela’s “You might be Michael Scott if…” jokes, as well as Michael’s eventual comebacks.

That is all.  Check out the two-part episode Monday on Hulu.

I Had To Be LOST Before I Was Found

Posted in ABC, Humor with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 31, 2009 by tvismyiv

It’s been awhile since any new posts have been placed on this site, but I’ve sworn off American Idol and I missed the beginning of 24 so there’s no hope other than catching up on DVD (or Hulu… I may still do Hulu.)

Okay, let me be perfectly realistic here.  I may still watch Idol.  Who am I kidding?  It’s a juggernaut, bitch!  But we’ll see… (How’s that for conviction.)

About the only things I’ve managed to keep up on are The Office and 30 Rock, and they’re not highly bloggable.  (So did you hear, Holly may be coming back to Dunder-Mifflin and do you think Jack and Liz Lemon will ever hook up?  Because Mary Richards and Lou Grant never did…)

But there is one other huge glaring blinding hot spot that I must get on about…

LOST.

This show may not have gotten its bearings straight until Season 3, hence a lot of loose ends and changed courses (Tailies, anyone?), but this season’s Unstuck-In-Time theme is going to be interesting.  Interesting in the fact that it will allow to uncover much of the Island’s history without it being expository.

Not since Billy Pilgrim bounced around Slaughterhouse-Five have I ever been so excited and intrigued.  So far, we’ve uncovered some nice little details like these:

  • Desmond and Penny’s son is named Charlie… after Charlieaww
  • Charles Widmore was in fact on the Island in his past.  AND he funded Faraday’s time travel studies, PLUS the victim of said studies.

(SIDENOTE: I love the insight provided by EW’s Lost blog by Doc Jensen, which this week was written by Adam B. Vary…

The door to the Dept. of Physics that Desmond first entered is labeled “Claredon 142-08,” which appears to be a typo, since according to the Oxford University website, the Physics department is housed in the “Clarendon” building. But that number seems to point to the Lost episode from last season that aired on Feb. 14, 2008, “The Economist,” i.e. Ben Linus’s still un-named target for his assassin Sayid. And a “don” is the common term for both a senior instructor at Oxford and a high ranking member of the Mafia. Perhaps Claire and The Economist are connected?

Crazy stuff.  END SIDENOTE.)

  • The Jughead H-bomb?!  Could that be what gets buried in concrete at the core of the Swan Station?
  • What’s with all the Redshirts that keep dying?  The Frogurt’s of Flight 815 are getting picked off in droves.  And as my brother, Scott, noted – “Where’s Rose and Bernard?”
  • And Charlotte, poor Charlotte… why does she bear resemblance to Ellie, the Other that held Faraday at gunpoint, and Theresa Spencer – the time travelling coma girl?  Some answers please!

Not A Bad Night For SNL

Posted in Humor, NBC, TV, Video with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2008 by sgottahurt

After last week’s mehpisode, this week Saturday Night Live stepped up its game.  Considering Tim McGraw was the host (as opposed to Justin Timberlake who no doubt had to back out in order to stay in bed with Jessica Biel), the show made me laugh.  The cold open about the Big Three Bailout was a highlight (which was on Hulu, but seems to have disappeared), as was Michaela Watkins debut as Arianna Huffington.

Here’s an always awesome Kristen Wiig highlight:

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Also, where’s more Abby Elliot?!  And get rid out that stupid waiter character by that new guy I don’t think I like!

(Click here for more clips on Hulu.)