Watch Josh Brolin's SNL Promos, Meet his Goatee, "Reggie" (VIDEO)

So I was talking to Price yesterday about your varying opinions regarding last week's Sofia Vegara-hosted episode of Saturday Night Live, and I'm starting to wonder if, like religion and politics, the quality of the show at any given time should officially be considered one of those off-limits topics for first-impression-reliant situations like cocktail parties where you don't know anyone and first dates? Like, holy geez, people get so up in arms about it! I mean, like most "fans" of SNL, I'm totally guilty of complaining about how a lot of the sketches run too long and the writers sometimes waste good hosts. However: It cannot be denied that, in at least one sense, SNL is a national treasure. And it is still capable of achieving greatness!

Consider, for example, the following promos for this weekend's show, to be hosted by Josh Brolin with musical guest Gotye (of Glee-approved "Somebody That I Used to Know" fame). I honestly have no idea if you'll agree with me, but I think they are very funny! For one thing, Brolin and Fred Armisen make for a delightfully wacky pairing. Also there's wordplay, a discussion about the friendliness of their facial hair, and a bit that reminds of YouTube prankster Jack Vale's ongoing series of "Paranoid" pranks. Enjoy!


What's your verdict? Will you be tuning in this weekend?

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Like Apple vs Android, xbox vs PS3, Camaro vs Mustang, Mac vs PC, Simpsons now vs Simpsons '90s, there will always be drama between some fanboys about the yay or nay of something - the amount of vitriol towards Price in last week's article though was ridiculous and seemed to come out of nowhere.



Personally, I think SNL is pretty mediocre these days due largely to the laziness of the writers (with a side-order of players who get into a specific character that's annoying and the writers milk it for eons beyond its ability to make laughs, as well as players who try too hard to make "funny" eyes - Armisen and Wiig are especially bad about this because they have a lot of natural talent within them, but on the live SNL stage they often torpedo it mugging for the camera going over the top with a part, especially in the eyes... Keenan does this too, but I don't feel he's as naturally talented, sorry), and just voice my issues as criticism hoping to add to the voice of fans who want the show working better.



Anyway, as to the promos, Brolin seems fine but Armisen is annoying me in a lot of these, only the "Funky" one worked. The "backing away" one was a little amusing, as was the "sad music" one, but they were bothersome as promos - if they strung a few moments like that together in a sketch it'd probably work, but as a promo it's somehow forced. Brolin is such a weird chap in general though, he's 44 but looks and acts older than his dad, sometimes he comes off stuffy, and other times he's able to break for comedy - if the writers can use him right, then it should be good... ahahaha! I made a joke, "if the writers can use him right", that's a laffer.
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lol Tontrol Room!
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But he was funny in the goonies!

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always do! i think when serious actors host the show it turns out even better than the ones with comedians in'em!
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Wow, Josh might be really really good. Here is hoping for something Goonies related!!
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Definitely tuning in. Didn't expect Josh Brolin to be so funny though :P
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Did anyone read Goatee and think they'd mis-spelled Gotye, before actually reading the title?
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