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Episode Discussion Thread: Paul Rudd/Paul McCartney (12/11/10)

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    thecomedianky

    [22]Dec 11, 2010
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    Band on the Run: 4 songs in a song!
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    dovajorth

    [23]Dec 11, 2010
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    He sounds terrible. I don't care how much of an icon he is. I love him, don't get me wrong. He just sounded really bad tonight.
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    dovajorth

    [24]Dec 11, 2010
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    thecomedianky wrote:
    I think Meryl Streep on Ice was the first time we've seen Suds tonight.



    And that is a VERY good thing.

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    thecomedianky

    [25]Dec 11, 2010
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    dovajorth wrote:
    He sounds terrible. I don't care how much of an icon he is. I love him, don't get me wrong. He just sounded really bad tonight.
    They did a pathetic job during the sound check, I think. The music was louder than the vocals.
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    thecomedianky

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    dovajorth wrote:

    thecomedianky wrote:
    I think Meryl Streep on Ice was the first time we've seen Suds tonight.



    And that is a VERY good thing.

    And there he is in a live sketch!
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    dovajorth

    [27]Dec 11, 2010
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    Playing the same old rude, obnoxious, detestable character he always plays. Suds should not be on this show. T

    Besides, this spotlight sketch is a recycle.

    Blech.
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    BaronOne

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    dovajorth wrote:
    Playing the same old rude, obnoxious, detestable character he always plays. Suds should not be on this show. T Besides, this spotlight sketch is a recycle. Blech.


    Pffffft, Suds rules.

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    thecomedianky

    [29]Dec 11, 2010
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    A Day in the Life/Give Peace in a Chance


    Vocals seemed somewhat better on these two than in the previous songs tonight. I definitely think it was the sound check.


    Looks like Paul is gonna play us out with Get Back, which sounds good so far.

    Edited on 12/11/2010 9:59pm
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    dovajorth

    [30]Dec 11, 2010
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    A third Paul M song. As godawful as the others. Oh, those high notes are painful.
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    dovajorth

    [31]Dec 11, 2010
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    "Get Back"-- great. Too little, too late.
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    BaronOne

    [32]Dec 11, 2010
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    Terrific episode from BOTH Pauls.


    Also, good news... next week: no Lil Wayne

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    TheDiamondDog

    [33]Dec 11, 2010
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    BaronOne wrote:


    Terrific episode from BOTH Pauls.


    Also, good news... next week: no Lil Wayne



    I wonder why Weezy pulled out.


    This was a pretty damn good show. I never heard Paul perform live before. I actually was enjoying the music. Though yeah, the vocals were pretty low.


    The skits were all pretty enjoyable. I especially loved the cold opening. I felt the digital short was a bit bizarre.


    Next week I can't help but hope for something pertaining to Dawn Treader, as a sequel to Lazy Sunday.

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    Woodstein

    [34]Dec 11, 2010
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    Did something happen with Lil' Wayne? I just figured that he'd get a "featuring" credit the night of the show, like what happens with a lot of other hip-hop MGs.

    -The Obama cold opening was funnier than I expected because there was a good premise, and the cat food ad as amusing, but the Vogelcheks and Fred Brush were my personal low points of the night. They're just long since played out, and the writers never do anything new with them.
    -"A Day in the Life" seemed like an odd choice for a third song, since I assumed it was John's song more than Paul's (Didn't John write the first and third verses, and Paul did the second verse?).
    -The Booker T. Washington High School sketch was wierd. I guess the humor was supposed to derive from how scenes like that play out in high schools in real life, but they brought out Jay as the principal one too many times.
    -Best sketch of the night was probably Bill as Julian Assange. It had the potential to seem like a desperate retread coming just a week after the last time they did it, but it had a lot of good one-liners.
    -Didn't see much of Kristin tonight. She was in the "What's That Name" game show sketch as the cleaning lady, but I didn't notice her elsewhere in the night.
    -Overall, it was an above average episode for the season. Can't rank it as one of the best because nothing really stood out as being great, even if there were only a couple bad sketches.
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    thecomedianky

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    Woodstein wrote:
    -"A Day in the Life" seemed like an odd choice for a third song, since I assumed it was John's song more than Paul's (Didn't John write the first and third verses, and Paul did the second verse?).
    It was a tribute to John.
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    avmon

    [37]Dec 12, 2010
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    Part of me did think something was off during Macca's musical sets though I enjoyed listening to those familiar songs again. And I was touched during his John Lennon tributes during both this show and "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" last Thursday since both happened after the 30th anniversary day of Lennon's unfortunate death. Yeah, both the Volchecks and that producer-who-takes-over-for-the-always-absent-talk-show-host seemed overplayed but I seemed to enjoy them just the same. And the comedy stuff they had Sir Paul do was great!
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    thecomedianky

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    general consensus: the sound check did not go so well or sound engineers were too busy listening to the music.
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    radrobd

    [39]Dec 12, 2010
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    My thoughts:

    Armisen as Obama again? Really?! Where's Seth and Amy when you need them? I was hoping that it was a faux intro and we'd get another WikiLeaks transmission interruption again, hot on the heels of Julian's arrest this week, but, that happened later in the ep. Seriously, Armisen is becoming the show's albatross.

    Most of the sketches not really memorable. The kissing family and Armisen's hard of hearing producer are tired, but I guess better than another "What Up with That?". The Digital Sketch was just lame. It's seems Andy just has to make a weird face set to music and that constitutes a sketch.

    McCartney was okay, but something was amiss with the sound. Overall, not a really memorable ep, but sadly, prolly better than most this season.
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    BaronOne

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    My thoughts

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    mrquito

    [41]Dec 12, 2010
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    I though the sketch with andy samberg and paul rudd running into everything was funny.......Whats the name of that sketch??

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    mrquito

    [42]Dec 12, 2010
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    Oh and YES Paul McCartney did not sound very good at all...........Sorry to say that!!

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