Blue collar workers going off fun as usual.
Saturday 11:30 PM on NBCIn Season
Not a bad episode...Still filled with black jokes, but not nearly as over-the-top as the Foxx show...Hart was over-the-top and filled with all sorts of energy. I couldn't help but laugh at the Z shirt sketch (and bringing it back a la Closet Organizer was also funny), mainly thanks to Hart's delivery (kinda reminded me of that Smosh series on Youtube). The Dove sketch was also funny in a stupid way (there's just something about Hart's over-the-top delivery that entertains me). So yeah, not the best show of the season, but still enjoyable...Macklemore was fun too...
* monologue: one breath and not one sip of water, impressive
* Tim became official last night, he made the host corpse.
* Macklemore: better than Vanilla Ice's "I Love You"
* Z shirt: '90s Fruit-Roll-Up commercial
* thank you, Dove Chocolate, for Nasim at the end there...
* I'm a traitor...he pointed at me.
The show got better towards the end. Dove Chocolate was good. I loved the whole, "How would you bring a bubble bath to a desert island?" point. I really liked the Z-shirt guy at the funeral thing too.
No idea Macklemore did that song I heard on a commercial for something. So they have more than their Ode To Goodwill song. Very high energy performances. Very entertaining.
This show is going to take some digesting:
--The writer's room is, at best, still treading water. They didn't play it completely safe, you can give them that. Uh...some interesting ideas, but definitely not much accomplishment. Still no sign that anyone on-staff can write a true three-hander (except for maybe the Dove Chocolates sketch).
--Kevin Hart seems like an interesting guy, and SNL needs to cultivate black hosts who can work in their system. Say what you like but he got some laughs out of weak material and he worked his ass off. He was almost visibly desperate to make this show a success. He really deserves a second chance.
--As a native Northwesterner I humbly apologize to the rest of the world for the steaming hunk of shit that is Macklemore. We actually do have an authentic, creative hip-hop scene in the PNW. Check out Street Sounds on KEXP if you don't believe me. What that thing was, with the epaulettes and latex wife-beater...that is not us. I don't give a damn that he went to Garfield or whatever, that is NOT a PNW hip-hop artist. I'd like to dump him in the Duwamish with a logging chain around his ankles.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis are a gimmick. And sometimes gimmicks get popular, as I say with LMFAO. Sometimes they have their moment in the sun, and then fail to stay successful.