Saturday 11:30 PM on NBCIn Season
Game show was okay playing on the black people think all white people look alike gag. Mainers that act like Louisiana Cajuns was a good bit Jamie Foxx with the jerri curl lol.
|I just realized: with Charlie Day there, that's three stars from Horrible Bosses on the show tonight.|
Did everyone else notice how excessively rowdy the audience was tonight??From the woman who wo declared her love to Jame during the monologue to the guy who would wolf-how during 3 or 4 of the skits. Over thetop laughing and ad-libbing. My theoryis thatI got the distinct impression that tonight's audience was a majority 'black' crowd.
Also Jamie was breaking face in half the sketches. The show tonight was aboutas messy as the Marquez/Pacquiao fight ((Marquez end of 6th round KO over Pacqiuao).
* i'm white...
* remember In Living Color? the great writing, the memorable characters...*sigh*, a nostalgia arrow just hit me.
* it's too easy to play the chocolate card, don't tarnish the legacy, R.I.P. Twinkie
* Ne-Yo > yo-yo > yo
* between the Treejob and the Crystal porn, my toothache is healed.
I actually think this was the funniest show of the season so far! Oh, and having the most of the Maine characters be actually from Louisiana (which is where I currently live)? Genius! Yeah, the show did feel a bit like "In Living Color" except I noticed both Jay and Keenan weren't on screen as much as the white cast members and Jay's spotlight was mainly limited to the Cold Open in which he gets to play Obama. That "J-Pop" sketch always gets me! Tyler Perry/Alex Cross/Medea was another kind of genius! I didn't know yesterday was the start of Hannakah (can you tell I'm Catholic?). Oh, and as a Filipino, I feel sorry for Pacqiuao, but honestly, I don't really care as I'm not a boxing fan so I wasn't missing it when I left my nationality's anual Christmas celebration just as that fight was starting (which is why I missed "SNL" live and just watched it on DVR about 25 minutes ago).
Jeez, the things watchers complain about. For the first time in a jillion years they write have a black host and actually write a good show for him/her--and people say the show was too "racial". Oh please, what a crock. For an athlete host they write sports sketches, why can't they do black sketches for Jamie Foxx? Beats the hell out of watching Foxx uncomfortable in a bunch of white-bread sketches.
Foxx didn't break that much either. He shouldn't have broken during his Ding-Dong bit. In the Maine Justice sketch, though, Jason was practically foaming at the mouth right in his ear. Hard for the host not to break when someone like Jason is going waaaay over the top right next to him.
I thought the monologue was rather weak. And yes, many stereotypes. And two game show skits? Seriously.
I did like Tree Pimp. That was funny.
The Cross/Madea thing was funny too. I enjoyed the roll around fight with the baddie getting away.
But the show seemed rather weak to me.
|I went back and watched the Maine Justice sketch again. Foxx only breaks after Jason does that insane "sentencing" soliloquy and then kisses him. Nobody could stay in character after that.|
|My thoughts: |
...Jamie Foxx cut his teeth as a stand-up comedian, long before the Oscar or the platinum albums, but it's pretty clear he hasn't written any material in a few years. If anyone besides him wrote the first two-thirds of that monologue, I would be pretty disappointed...
...I don't know what's in the water, but we've had some great ten-to-one sketches so far this season and "Swarovski Crystals" was just another ace in the hole. Vanessa and Cecily were both outstanding in this, and I'll even forgive Jamie for corpsing again...
Hosts should be held to a lower standard. Also, when I watched it a second time, it was clear that Jason was deliberately trying to get Foxx to break. Sudeikis was chewing the scenery like a supercharged John Deere, and then when Foxx started to lose it--and was covering nicely, I might add--Jason kissed him. I mean, when your scene partner is going all-out to get you to break, that's on him/her.
As soon as I saw 2 chainz come out I knew it was going to be a good show, even though I honestly did think it was Jay at first. I had been looking forward to this for weeks and I enjoyed every minute of it; from the Madea special Ops to the Swarovski sketch everything was just great, also I think the voice Jamie used for Madea was his Ray voice or at least it sounded very similar.