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

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    avmon

    [41]Oct 12, 2013
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    This Eddie and Mr. Phipps sketch did not impress me...

    Edited on 10/12/2013 9:49pm
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    JustinRAn

    [42]Oct 12, 2013
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    Good News: The Show is going by fast
    Bad News: I've only smiled maybe 3 times

    I haven't seen Bruce Willis have this much energy since A Good Day To Die Hard.
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    danharr

    [43]Oct 12, 2013
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    Fear the Chun and don't understand the frat skit while you're at it.

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    avmon

    [44]Oct 12, 2013
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    Nice costumes and choreography on Ms. Perry's second number.
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    danharr

    [45]Oct 12, 2013
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    Good episode Bruce didn't do much which was a genius move by the writers and it worked out great.

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    JustinRAn

    [46]Oct 12, 2013
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    danharr wrote:

    Good episode Bruce didn't do much which was a genius move by the writers and it worked out great.



    Agree, To say he phoned it in implies emotion, He Tweeted it in and that's being generous. He looked like he was about to fall asleep throughout the show.
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    Royce7815

    [47]Oct 12, 2013
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    I'm not used to seeing cold openings that are not strictly political it's kinda weird but i'm ok with it.

    As i stated previously i was "So Freakin Excited" to see two sketches that i had previously thought about being done on the show. Barber Sketch went a little differently than i imagined but still cool. I feel like Jay was struggling to not go into an impression of the barber from Coming to America. The Lady Gaga show another one of my original creations ;P was great i'm not a major fan of gaga, i think she can sing, i was just more of a fan of seeing Vanessa do her. I also noticed it looks like they used the same wig Jenny Slate wore for the we are the world sketch, maybe not.

    I see Brooks finally did the straight to camera commentary on Update i was wondering when he would.

    Two other sketches re-appeared that i didn't really get the first time. Kirby the sensitive cat lover and Eddie the obnoxious brother, I thought that eddie sketch was only favored because of who hosted seeing as how the only the only people i noticed who enjoyed it were Tween and teenage girls but the audience seem to greatly appreciate seeing both them again.

    The Centaur sketch just made my crush on Nasim stronger. I feel kinda bad John isn't getting as much air time as i thought he would have though.

    It was the first time i heard Katy's second song and, i don't know it just felt like she was saying "Hey here's something i haven't really done before".

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    mrjimmyjames

    [48]Oct 13, 2013
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    What should we call these new pre-recorded segments at the end of the show? Digital Shorts was The Lonely Island, this has to be something else.

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    JustinRAn

    [49]Oct 13, 2013
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    mrjimmyjames wrote:

    What should we call these new pre-recorded segments at the end of the show? Digital Shorts was The Lonely Island, this has to be something else.



    My Names:
    Lorne's Home Videos
    Digital Sketches
    Saturday Night Tapes
    Budget Cuts
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    JM5000

    [50]Oct 13, 2013
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    JustinRAn wrote:
    mrjimmyjames wrote:


    What should we call these new pre-recorded segments at the end of the show? Digital Shorts was The Lonely Island, this has to be something else.


    My Names: Lorne's Home Videos Digital Sketches Saturday Night Tapes Budget Cuts



    They seem to be videos done by Beck Bennett and Kyle Mooney, seeing as how both of them involved the two of them quite a bit...Keep in mind that these two have been making videos together online for some time before they came on this show...


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    mrjimmyjames

    [51]Oct 14, 2013
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    JM5000 wrote:


    JustinRAn wrote:
    mrjimmyjames wrote:


    What should we call these new pre-recorded segments at the end of the show? Digital Shorts was The Lonely Island, this has to be something else.


    My Names: Lorne's Home Videos Digital Sketches Saturday Night Tapes Budget Cuts



    They seem to be videos done by Beck Bennett and Kyle Mooney, seeing as how both of them involved the two of them quite a bit...Keep in mind that these two have been making videos together online for some time before they came on this show...





    Neighborly Films


    Cine-Mooney


    Saturday Night (Not) Live



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    mrjimmyjames

    [52]Oct 14, 2013
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    Decent show again this week, but I'm starting to get concerned. With Lorne's aggressive hiring strategy and the major departures of last year, I assumed that this would (as most have assumed) be the start of a new era with the hires making large impacts on the show in a way similar to 05-06 when Bill, Andy, Wiig, and Sudeikis (technically he started the yr before but barely) started to turn the show around. But instead it mostly feels like recent years with most of the vacancies replaced by bigger doses of Kenan and Bobby; the new guys have mostly been left to their own style of digital shorts near the end of the show. I don't think it's been horrible but it's been disappointing. I'm not feeling enough of the new energy that I should be feeling.

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    mrjimmyjames

    [53]Oct 14, 2013
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    mrjimmyjames wrote:


    JM5000 wrote:


    JustinRAn wrote:
    mrjimmyjames wrote:


    What should we call these new pre-recorded segments at the end of the show? Digital Shorts was The Lonely Island, this has to be something else.


    My Names: Lorne's Home Videos Digital Sketches Saturday Night Tapes Budget Cuts



    They seem to be videos done by Beck Bennett and Kyle Mooney, seeing as how both of them involved the two of them quite a bit...Keep in mind that these two have been making videos together online for some time before they came on this show...





    Neighborly Films


    Cine-Mooney


    Saturday Night (Not) Live






    Forgot one:



    Don Pardo's pre-taped picks

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    Hennes81

    [54]Oct 14, 2013
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    mrjimmyjames wrote:


    Decent show again this week, but I'm starting to get concerned. With Lorne's aggressive hiring strategy and the major departures of last year, I assumed that this would (as most have assumed) be the start of a new era with the hires making large impacts on the show in a way similar to 05-06 when Bill, Andy, Wiig, and Sudeikis (technically he started the yr before but barely) started to turn the show around. But instead it mostly feels like recent years with most of the vacancies replaced by bigger doses of Kenan and Bobby; the new guys have mostly been left to their own style of digital shorts near the end of the show. I don't think it's been horrible but it's been disappointing. I'm not feeling enough of the new energy that I should be feeling.



    I'm also hoping to see more of the new guys, but since it has just been show number three, we shouldn't jump to a conclusion. They all had their spots in the premiere and even though they appeared less with Miley and Bruce there are a lot of shows to follow this season.

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    algetrig91

    [55]Oct 14, 2013
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    Anybody else surprised at how easily Beck is getting into sketches?

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    JustinRAn

    [56]Oct 15, 2013
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    Stu, I can't wait for your review of this episode.
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    HelloStuart

    [57]Oct 18, 2013
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    I apologize for my tardiness, it's been a very hectic week. With that said, my thoughts:


    + That was a pretty clever spoof of Gravity. Tying into the never-ending government shutdown, our two intergalactic castaways (TK, CS) find no help in a cocky janitor (KT) and a Ukrainian cleaning woman (KM, the accent queen). The Willy Wonka and STS9 references were both worth a chuckle, too.


    + I would buy blinds from 3rd-I-Blinds. Especially from that woman.


    + "Boy Dance Party" will receive an nomination for best original song at next year's Technical Emmys. I guarantee it.


    + Slowly but surely, Cecily is finding her footing on Update; however, her jokes are still-and-miss. I liked the Kris & Bruce Jenner runner, though Kenan's impression of Chaplin Barry Black relied too much on the belligerent repetition that we've come to expect from other Thompson characters and imitations.


    + I wasn't sure if I expected to see Kirby the cat-loving astronaut again, but given the dearth of "proven" recurring characters in the current cast --we've already seen Drunk Uncle, Bar Mitzvah Boy, and the Ex-Porn Stars this month-- I suppose some newer hits merited an encore. Also, why two space sketches, both spoofing movies?


    + After basically disappearing 30 minutes into the season premiere, it was nice to see John Milhiser get a little screen time tonight. His stealthy supporting role in "Centauri Vodka" was a physical riot in an otherwise one-joke sketch.


    + Speaking of recurring, the "Protective Son" sketch reminds me of the "Mama's Family" sketches from The Carol Burnett Show. Not the sitcom per se, but the late-period Mama vs. Eunice scenes that were basically episode-length screaming matches. This semantics-hating Taran vehicle stopped just short of being incredibly grating, and was saved by Bruce's passive, patient straight man.


    + What I remember most about Karmin's appearance on SNL 19 months ago was that girl's hair. The morning after Katy Perry performed, the interwebs were more inclined to discuss her wardrobe than her new music. Maybe the lack of depth and profound analysis was justified --both "Roar" and "Walking on Air" were hooky, almost disposable pop-- but Perry commands a stage and has the clothes to match that sensibility. Her "Roar" dress evoked a Jane looking for a Tarzan, but her "Air" schoolgirl motif was too derivative of Britney Spears circa 15 years ago.


    + How Bruno had to wait 24 years to host again is almost inexplicable. For anyone who's seen his regular guest spots on Letterman (scheduled, cameo or otherwise) Willis seems like a fun guy and self-deprecating to boot. That was evident tonight; John McClane was having fun and it showed, even rising above weaker material when needed. Willis wasn't afraid to wear a wig, either. The new featured players were slightly more prominent tonight, with Beck and Brooks appearing in just as many sketches as Taran and Bobby. Miley Cyrus aside, it looks like the Class of '13 passed their first test .


    7/10

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