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Episode Discussion Thread: Bruce Willis/Katy Perry (10/12/13)

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    HelloStuart

    [1]Sep 9, 2013
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    After 24 years, at long last Bruno returns:


    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/10/business/media/tina-fey-to-host-return-of-saturday-night-live.html?_r=2&

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    avmon

    [2]Sep 9, 2013
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    So I'm guessing Willis is the guest host with the second longest in-between stints on the show with Jeff Bridges the longest totaling 28 years between '83-'11.
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    Hennes81

    [3]Sep 9, 2013
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    Of course his name could generate good ratings. Based on his previous show he might be a mediore host again.

    Edited on 09/09/2013 11:37am
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    [4]Sep 9, 2013
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    Why is he hosting? Outside of RED 2, He has no movies near his hosting.
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    avmon wrote:
    So I'm guessing Willis is the guest host with the second longest in-between stints on the show with Jeff Bridges the longest totaling 28 years between '83-'11.


    I was going to say Sigourney Weaver had a longer gap between episodes, but that was only 23 1/2 years, so Bruce waited longer.

    His first episode was decent, though I'm not quite sure where it would rank overall in the Year 15 episodes. There was one sketch where terrorists hijacked a plane, and Bruce's wisecracks drove them to kill passengers, a premise which must have been tasteless even pre-9/11. Even stranger, it only aired in reruns to replace one of the sketches that appeared in the original broadcast, which makes me wonder what had to happen in it to be removed from reruns and replaced with a sketch about a plane hijacking.
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    Yeah, having seen his previous hosting performance, he was...okay. I didn't think he was good enough to come back, especially after all these years, and with nothing aside from Red 2 to promote...(They should have brought back John Malkovich; HE'S always great!) But who knows; Maybe he'll put on a better performance than last time...


    As for Perry, I will once again ask why they would even bother...Her new song doesn't sound like anything special, and I don't think she truly proved herself last time she performed as musical guest (nor as a host two years ago). Again, I guess they're just getting the teeny bop garbage out of the way before they move on to the REAL artists...


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    avmon wrote:
    So I'm guessing Willis is the guest host with the second longest in-between stints on the show with Jeff Bridges the longest totaling 28 years between '83-'11.

    If you include musical guests, Elton John and Leon Russell go 1-2 (29 years and 35 years, respectively).
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    Maybe Lorne's getting senile and these long-gap hosting stints (Bridges, Applegate, etc.) are his way of revisiting happier days. Or maybe Bruce used to sell Lorne blow. That's the popular explanation for why Chevy hosted so many times.

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    HelloStuart

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    Ruckhappy wrote:

    Maybe Lorne's getting senile and these long-gap hosting stints (Bridges, Applegate, etc.) are his way of revisiting happier days. Or maybe Bruce used to sell Lorne blow. That's the popular explanation for why Chevy hosted so many times.


    Actually, Jeff Bridges and Elton John were on the show during the Ebersol era.
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    Ruckhappy

    [10]Oct 2, 2013
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    Not that I wish SNL ill luck but, after the premier, I'm getting a bad feeling about this show. Having watched the premier a second time, what stuck out to me was that Tina covered for a lot of really uninspired writing. So what's going to happen when they're sucking wind doing a third show in a row and Bruce comes in the door? He's not the funniest of guys anymore.

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    JustinRAn

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    Ruckhappy wrote:

    Not that I wish SNL ill luck but, after the premier, I'm getting a bad feeling about this show. Having watched the premier a second time, what stuck out to me was that Tina covered for a lot of really uninspired writing. So what's going to happen when they're sucking wind doing a third show in a row and Bruce comes in the door? He's not the funniest of guys anymore.



    When was he funny? As Bruno?
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    HelloStuart

    [12]Oct 6, 2013
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    JustinRAn wrote:
    Ruckhappy wrote:

    Not that I wish SNL ill luck but, after the premier, I'm getting a bad feeling about this show. Having watched the premier a second time, what stuck out to me was that Tina covered for a lot of really uninspired writing. So what's going to happen when they're sucking wind doing a third show in a row and Bruce comes in the door? He's not the funniest of guys anymore.



    When was he funny? As Bruno?


    Bruce can be a lot of fun on Letterman.
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    avmon

    [13]Oct 12, 2013
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    Good Cold Open spoofing Gravity (which I liked) and the continuing government shutdown...
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    danharr

    [14]Oct 12, 2013
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    So far so good pre Bruce lets wee how he does.

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    JustinRAn

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    6 Die Hards are about 2 too many and 2 Red's to many.

    Anyone getting hints of Anthony Peter Coleman with this sketch
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    avmon

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    Loved Bobby's reactions whenever Bruce describes his movie scenes.
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    danharr

    [17]Oct 12, 2013
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    Action spoof was good.

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    danharr

    [18]Oct 12, 2013
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    Urban barbershop meets white guy was funny even if you're not familiar with urban barbershops.

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    avmon

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    danharr wrote:

    Urban barbershop meets white guy was funny even if you're not familiar with urban barbershops.

    I agree about that being funny. "Boy Dance Party" started real weird but when they got to the "sack" part, I started laughing.
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    JustinRAn

    [20]Oct 12, 2013
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    This years nominee for Left Field Host: Edward Norton
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