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Looking at Bill's get-up in the HGPC sketch makes me wandered if hehad the urge to yell backstage to Lorne: "KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!!".
Actually Bill looked more lile NON than ZOD (NON was the really tall dumb Kryptonian bad guy in Superman 2. Taram looked more like ZOD in the "Hobbitt" sketch. especially if anyone has seen the previews of Michael Shannon's upcoming portrayal of ZOD in "Man of Steel".
Did they purposely pick the worst skits and the worst writers for one of the few hosts I've been looking forward to all season? J-Law is hilarious on talk shows, such a wasted opportunity. So disappointed.
So did the writers take the week off? Really a soft core porn parody and from what I've seen from my tv guide. Seximax doesn't show old blue movies from the 70's so congrats on garbage writing.
Well at least the show is consistent a bad show ends with an equally horrible sketch. Civil war sex pics once again I ask if these people are on crack. That episode blew big fat ones my god I'm actually optimistic for Bieber next week.
So I must admit is was a horrible show, absolutely atrocious, but I put the blame on the writers, Jennifer Lawrence did the best she good with the awful material she was given. How can the writer and Lorne expect to find the next great host when they don't give their A game writing material with every host, they did a good job with Bruno Mars and Jamie Foxx, but I was really hoping for better when I learned J-Law was hosting, I was severely disappointed, I hope she gets another chance someday, with better writing. Just watch, their going to write better sketches when Bieber hosts because they know he'll bring the ratings, too bad I hate the guy and his cocky attitude. Sorry for rant, I just thought the writing and the sketches were horrible tonight. With that said I didn't love anything tonight but I did enjoy Opening skit, Hunger Games(though it could of been better), starbucks, and Top Dog chef. Everything else was disappointing.
Man, you guys are making me pre-cringe, waiting for the West Coast airing. If the writing is really that off, after such a long layoff, they do have problems in the writer's room. There's no excuse for not being able write well for this cast and this host, not with so many weeks to prepare.
Well that is just one of the most inexplicable episodes of SNL ever. To be precise, those saying this was a badly written show aren't quite correct. It was a severely under-written show. I mean, did half the writers come down with the flu or something? My overall impression is that the writers whipped through quick first-drafts of their sketches on Tuesday and took the rest of the week off.
Here's what I mean. Girlfriends Talk Show was a lock for this show. It's a strong recurring sketch premise that's a natural to do when they've got a young woman host because it gives her a chance to work off Cecily and Aidy, who are so sharp right now. And I'm watching this instance and Aidy is nailing her character. She's playing the set-ups for her jokes with such perfect shaking anger and embarrassment that you're already laughing before the punch line, but then it comes and it's so weak you're like, "What? That's it? That's the laugh line?" And that happened for the entire sketch. Her jokes weren't badly-written botched, they just weren't there. Give her anything half-decent for the payoff lines and that sketch would have been a solid piece of work, but the writers didn't.
Hunger Games Press Conference and Top Dog Chef were perfectly solid premises for sketches. I mean, Top Dog Chef, as soon as I twigged the premise I'm thinking, "This has to be good." And then...nothing. The jokes just never came. The idea for Lawrence's monologue was actually pretty good, and she worked the idea solidly, but again no payoff lines.
Oh well, at least we got another deliciously weird 10-to-1 from Tim, Update was crisp and Fred came back from the dead with one of his typically surreal pieces. I'd like to know now much of the writing he did for that short because it had the feel of his taste in humor. Not nearly as bad a show as most are saying because the cast salvaged a lot of laughs with solid character play. B-108 sketch had very weak writing, but Vanessa saves it with that cut-glass precision of how she plays the uptight news lady. Too much reliance on taped material again but at least doing that let's them patch together a decent show.
Again, I don't know what's going on with the writing staff but something is wrong. They're batting .250 to deliver just basically competent live sketches at the moment.
I'd hate to think they cut a sketch featuring Kate in order to run that B-108 sketch. Or they could have written her into the diner sketch. They seemed to want to put Lawrence in every sketch, as if they wanted to give her a chance to establish herself as another Emma Stone-type host. The host doesn't have to be in every sketch, and, historically, has not been as much as they've been doing it recently. I'd rather they'd stretched Update so that Kate could do another crazy impression bit than have that rather average B-108 sketch.