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Episode Discussion Thread: Josh Hutcherson/HAIM (11/23/13)

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    avmon

    [21]Nov 23, 2013
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    Loved the last joke about reducing the coyote population! Beep, beep!
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    danharr

    [22]Nov 23, 2013
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    80's sketch was wonderful!

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    [23]Nov 23, 2013
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    Nice '80s flashback! "I just want to use your love tonight..."
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    [24]Nov 23, 2013
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    Ghetto ass worker came back and not as funny as when they were doing fast food. Orange face, baby Jessica, and big butt associate were funny along with Andrew the murderer.

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    [25]Nov 23, 2013
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    Regular dancer dude was so ridiculous it was funny.

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    [26]Nov 23, 2013
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    Well, those characters Cicely and Bobby play when criticizing co-workers was pretty funny. I liked it when they impersonated the movie Edward Scissorhands. That film about a dancer who quickly makes it big before suddenly loses his fame wasn't so hot, on the other hand...
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    [27]Nov 23, 2013
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    HAIM's second set was also pretty catchy.
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    [28]Nov 23, 2013
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    Animal hospital sucked as did bug show wtf was that?

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    [29]Nov 23, 2013
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    Loved the twist on the Animal Hospital sketch. The reporter-interviewing-bugs film was also funny enough for me.
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    Royce7815

    [30]Nov 23, 2013
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    Bug Sketch......ok........i did laugh at the super market part though.

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    Royce7815

    [31]Nov 23, 2013
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    This turkey sketch is like one from 30 rock

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    [32]Nov 23, 2013
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    Turkey girlfriend was last sketch crazy funny at the beginning didn't end very well.

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    [33]Nov 23, 2013
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    OMG! The I'm-in-love-with-a-turkey sketch was one weirdly funny way to end a show!
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    JM5000

    [34]Nov 24, 2013
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    Wow, avmon and danharr seem to disagree about ALL the sketches tonight...(Edit: Okay, they agree on a few it seems...)


    There were some mild laughs here and there...Although not too much of it was thanks to our host...Not to say he didn't put effort into it, but still, beneath the layers of some decent sketches, he just seemed there for the ride most of the time...I can tell he's talented, but I would say that he is this season's forgettable host...


    HAIM was great though...


    Edited on 11/24/2013 1:26am
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    JustinRAn

    [35]Nov 24, 2013
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    This has to be a record for most new pre-recorded shorts in a show, at least for the Lorne era. Subway, Bugs, and Dancing.

    Cecily was the strongest she has been IMO on Update. She actually had some funny jokes. I still think my Hunger Turkey Games would've been better than almost any sketch tonight.
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    JM5000

    [36]Nov 24, 2013
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    JustinRAn wrote:
    This has to be a record for most new pre-recorded shorts in a show, at least for the Lorne era. Subway, Bugs, and Dancing. Cecily was the strongest she has been IMO on Update. She actually had some funny jokes. I still think my Hunger Turkey Games would've been better than almost any sketch tonight.


    I guess they couldn't resist using up their Hunger Games jokes in the monologue...


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    [37]Nov 25, 2013
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    JustinRAn wrote:
    This has to be a record for most new pre-recorded shorts in a show, at least for the Lorne era. Subway, Bugs, and Dancing. Cecily was the strongest she has been IMO on Update. She actually had some funny jokes. I still think my Hunger Turkey Games would've been better than almost any sketch tonight.


    Yes I'm sure a sketch written by a man who posts on SNL forums, has "outstanding" grammar, and with no experience whatsoever would've been better than something written by professional comedy writers with years of experience and success in the business. Too true.

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    [38]Nov 25, 2013
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    BaronOne wrote:
    Yes I'm sure a sketch written by a man who posts on SNL forums, has "outstanding" grammar, and with no experience whatsoever would've been better than something written by professional comedy writers with years of experience and success in the business. Too true.


    The problem with that sarcastic jibe, true though it is in the particular, is that you probably could grab nascent funny types out of random college campuses and they'd write funnier sketches than the SNL writing staff. Let me pick 'em, put 'em through a crash course on writing for the stage and I bet you they could out-write the current staff scribblers. Because they would have fresh ideas for comedy, which the SNL writers obviously no longer possess or are capable of generating. This show was just more proof of the hopeless state of SNL re. sketch writing.


    Three filmed shorts in a show that bills itself as "live" is a bad sign, but if one of those is mediocre and the third plain awful...that's just unforgivable.

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    JustinRAn

    [39]Nov 25, 2013
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    Ruckhappy wrote:

    BaronOne wrote:
    Yes I'm sure a sketch written by a man who posts on SNL forums, has "outstanding" grammar, and with no experience whatsoever would've been better than something written by professional comedy writers with years of experience and success in the business. Too true.


    The problem with that sarcastic jibe, true though it is in the particular, is that you probably could grab nascent funny types out of random college campuses and they'd write funnier sketches than the SNL writing staff. Let me pick 'em, put 'em through a crash course on writing for the stage and I bet you they could out-write the current staff scribblers. Because they would have fresh ideas for comedy, which the SNL writers obviously no longer possess or are capable of generating. This show was just more proof of the hopeless state of SNL re. sketch writing.


    Three filmed shorts in a show that bills itself as "live" is a bad sign, but if one of those is mediocre and the third plain awful...that's just unforgivable.



    Which did you think was mediocre? I thought they all were.
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    Ruckhappy

    [40]Nov 25, 2013
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    The Bennett & Mooney one was pretty funny. The subway dancing was just eh, and the bugs one sucked big time.


    The Bennett & Mooney shorts are going to take a while to build an audience base because they're a little surreal, but they've all been pretty good so far.

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