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Episode Discussion Thread: Lena Dunham/The National (3/8/14)

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    JustinRAn

    [1]Feb 25, 2014
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    http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2014/02/25/lena-dunham-to-host-snl-on-march-8-with-musical-guest-the-national/240084/



    I don't watch the show but it will clearly be interesting.

    Edited on 02/25/2014 10:47am
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    Hennes81

    [2]Feb 25, 2014
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    It was just a matter of time before she was asked. I'm not so sure about her ability to act live.


    On the other hand I wouldn't describe Girls as a comedy series (at least what I've seen of it). So, what do I know?Smile

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    HelloStuart

    [3]Feb 25, 2014
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    "The Nationalist? Clearly, Justin is a superfan.


    It was only a matter of time before Hannah Horvath hosted.

    Edited on 02/25/2014 10:47am
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    JustinRAn

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    HelloStuart wrote:

    "The Nationalist? Clearly, Justin is a superfan.


    It was only a matter of time before Hannah Horvath hosted.



    I've never heard of them before today.
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    Ruckhappy

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    To quote Snoopy: "Bleah!"


    I keep hoping that Lorne will avoid these obviously bad idea hosts, and he disappoints me every time.

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    JustinRAn wrote:
    HelloStuart wrote:


    "The Nationalist? Clearly, Justin is a superfan.


    It was only a matter of time before Hannah Horvath hosted.


    I've never heard of them before today.


    I just listened to their singles, and I gotta say...I really don't care! I mean, this new album got mega-positive reviews, and I just don't get it...They sound incredibly boring! But SNL, being the predictable bunch of schmucks that they are, just couldn't say no to some indie band just because their new album got strong reviews in an attempt to break them out into the public eye...But I bet you that by the end of the year, everyone will have forgotten that this band even exists...


    SNL booking another actress from some show I've barely even heard of, but apparently she's funny, according to some people...Whatever...I'll give her the benefit of the doubt...


    I know they're trying to settle the New-Recurring Ratio, but can't they be more adventurous!? I mean, they take risks with hosts now and then, but with musical guests, the biggest risks are always the rappers and pop singers...Clearly Indie is not leaving the same impact that other rock genres like Punk and Alternative have in the past...I just wish that SOMEONE would come along and bring hardcore rock music back from the dead...


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    HelloStuart

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    Lena Dunham is probably known better as a writer than as an actress, though she has garnered multiple Emmy nominations for both. She's also a cause c?l?bre of sorts. Now that I think about it, Dunham might be the rare SNL host who's promoting a book; she has a collection of essays that will be published in April.


    I first heard The National shortly after I graduated from college. Boxer made the top three of my 2007 albums list. Though their sound is a tad dry --their songs are anthemic in very, very subtle way-- they make up for it with confessional songwriting. Bon Iver fans wouldn't be offput by these guys.

    Edited on 02/25/2014 9:50pm
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    HelloStuart wrote:


    Lena Dunham is probably known better as a writer than as an actress, though she has garnered multiple Emmy nominations for both. She's also a cause c?l?bre of sorts. Now that I think about it, Dunham might be the rare SNL host who's promoting a book; she has a collection of essays that will be published in April.


    I first heard The National shortly after I graduated from college. Boxer made the top three of my 2007 albums list. Though their sound is a tad dry --their songs are anthemic in very, very subtle way-- they make up for it with confessional songwriting. Bon Iver fans wouldn't be offput by these guys.



    I wasn't the biggest fan of Bon Iver either...


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    HelloStuart wrote:
    Lena Dunham is probably known better as a writer than as an actress, though she has garnered multiple Emmy nominations for both. She's also a cause c?l?bre of sorts. Now that I think about it, Dunham might be the rare SNL host who's promoting a book; she has a collection of essays that will be published in April.


    No, she's hosting to promote Girls. No one is going to read her silly-ass book, and the only person who thinks she's the second coming of Dorothy Parker is herself. And yes, I do hate trust fund babies. Simon Rich would never have gotten a writing job at SNL if his daddy hadn't been Frank Rich.

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    HelloStuart

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    Ruckhappy wrote:

    HelloStuart wrote:
    Lena Dunham is probably known better as a writer than as an actress, though she has garnered multiple Emmy nominations for both. She's also a cause c?l?bre of sorts. Now that I think about it, Dunham might be the rare SNL host who's promoting a book; she has a collection of essays that will be published in April.


    No, she's hosting to promote Girls. No one is going to read her silly-ass book, and the only person who thinks she's the second coming of Dorothy Parker is herself. And yes, I do hate trust fund babies. Simon Rich would never have gotten a writing job at SNL if his daddy hadn't been Frank Rich.


    If we have to split hairs, I want to point out that John and Claire Mulaney both came from a well-off family.
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    JustinRAn

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    And probably the Meyers
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    [12]Mar 8, 2014
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    Episode Predictions:


    Monologue: A parody of that show she's on...


    Sketches: Maybe a parody of that new 300 movie...


    First Musical Performance: I Need My Girl


    Second Musical Performance: Either one of their other singles, or knowing almost every musical guest so far this season, just some other song no one cares about...



    Overall, my predictions for tonight are pretty slim, because it's been such a boring week, and I still don't know how much juice can be squeezed from a line-up such as this...


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    JustinRAn

    [13]Mar 8, 2014
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    If they do a parody of that 300 Sequel, PLEASE SNL don't make the men gay again (The Gerard Butler episode), I'm sorry but if you do something after Friedberg and Seltzer spoof something, That's depressing.
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    danharr

    [14]Mar 8, 2014
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    Liam pulled the opening out of the crapper nicely.

    Edited on 03/08/2014 8:34pm
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    danharr

    [15]Mar 8, 2014
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    Not a fan of Dunham's show so the jokes were pretty pedestrian catered for her show. GPS who won't let me sing was decent really went good at the end.

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    JustinRAn

    [16]Mar 8, 2014
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    What a Twist?
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    danharr

    [17]Mar 8, 2014
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    I'm guessing the Scandal parody I didn't see the first graphic after commercial. It was funny even for someone who doesn't watch the show.

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    danharr

    [18]Mar 8, 2014
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    So with Macklemore the top rap group and Robin Thicke the top soul/pop singer. Was that a dig at white people taking over black music?

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    JustinRAn

    [19]Mar 8, 2014
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    I still don't get the appeal of Jon Hamm. I get that Lorne is trying to force him into being another Alec Baldwin but I still don't get it.
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    danharr

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    Girl was meh more cheap humor based on Dunham's show. Okay a bad version of Girlfriends seriously they took a good sketch and bastardized it into dreak wtf? I have to admit John Ham showing up was funny.

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