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Episode Discussion Thread: Robert De Niro/Diddy Dirty Money (12/4/10)

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    BaronOne

    [41]Dec 5, 2010
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    radrobd wrote:
    The episode was alright. I still think the Scarlett Johansssen ep was the worst of the season so far. When this ep began, I groaned when I saw Armisen as Obama yet again, but was thankfully spared his rather dull impression(?) for the WikiLinks/TMZ spoof. I am still stunned by the continuing popularity of "What Up with That?" sketch, since its basically the same thing over and over. Plus, I'm not a fan of Kenan and don't understand why he's still on the show after 8 seasons. As much as I think the Digital Shorts miss more than they hit, I must admit, I did laugh at the "Weekend at Bernie's" sketch. Thankfully, I skipped over Dull-Dirty Money's "performances." One question: at the very end of the ep, DeNiro thanked Diddy-Dirty Money, Robin Williams, Ben Stiller, Lorne... and Steve. Who's Steve?


    Steve Higgins, Lorne's right-hand man and another producer on the show. He's also the announcer on Fallon's show.

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    HelloStuart

    [43]Dec 6, 2010
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    rishabhpb wrote:

    He's not just a producer/announcer, he's a pretty funny dude himself, as seen on several Late Night segments.


    He also played the creepy guy in Justin Timberlake's first monologue.
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    HelloStuart

    [44]Dec 6, 2010
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    radrobd wrote:
    I'm not a fan of Kenan and don't understand why he's still on the show after 8 seasons.

    I don't think that's Kenan's fault so much as the writers don't know how to work with non-white actors. As I say this, SNL has exactly one black writer on their staff. To his credit, Thompson has a naturally expressive face and an innately playful nature; I just wish it'd be put to better use.
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    JustinRAn

    [45]Dec 6, 2010
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    Saturday Night Phoned In Cheap Edition



    WikiLinks


    - About the Only thing that didn't seem phoned in, and Way Better than the ScarJo Cold Opening. I'll forget it in a Week Tops.



    Monologue


    - I Have Nothing Against Paula, Michael, or Rob but Shouldn't the cast Members ask Questions as Well as Writers? Jay and Abby Could've gotten "Screen Time" here.



    The Abacus Conundrum


    - What the Heck was this About?



    What Up with That?


    - Robin Williams, What Happened to you? FIRE YOUR AGENT For Making you do this!!!



    From the Garden


    - This is One Sketch were NBC Outsouced the Writing to Blind Chimps with Typewriters



    Digital Short


    - Meh, Better than "What was That"



    Weekend Update


    - Kardashian,Half Baked


    - Andy must have been Dizzy


    - Kristen does something pointless, Except she has a Different Uniform on



    Little Fockers


    - So Funny, I Remember that I have yet to Laugh at this Sketch



    Blizzard Man


    - Normally I would say DeNiro in Drag was Mean to Women, but Dang it made me Laugh



    La Revista Della Televisione


    -I'm Beginning to think Bobby hates DeNiro



    Bosley Hair


    - Thank god they didn't replay a Funny Commercial



    It's A Living


    - Read what I Said about "From the Garden"



    I, Hippie


    - Grumpy Old Man Animated?



    Liked


    - NOTHING, Seriously what got cut after rehearsal?



    Hated


    - Everything

    Edited on 12/06/2010 8:04am
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    bry456

    [46]Dec 10, 2010
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    So the other male audience member was writerRob Klein. That clears up everything now.


    I liked the show and I never thought I would feel that way about a De Niro hosted show. He was much improved from the previous stints as host.


    Although, Bob as a, in the words of Stu, "hoochie mama" grinding with P. Diddy is forever burned into my memory, for better or for worse.


    Should Bob De Niro return for a fourth hosting? I don't know.

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    HelloStuart

    [47]Dec 11, 2010
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    bry456 wrote:

    So the other male audience member was writerRob Klein. That clears up everything now.


    I liked the show and I never thought I would feel that way about a De Niro hosted show. He was much improved from the previous stints as host.


    Although, Bob as a, in the words of Stu, "hoochie mama" grinding with P. Diddy is forever burned into my memory, for better or for worse.


    Should Bob De Niro return for a fourth hosting? I don't know.


    I think that's up to Travis Bickle himself. For now, Bob has a narrow edge over Lindsay Lohan for worst three-time host ever.
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    JustinRAn

    [48]Dec 14, 2010
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    Are You Comparing Raging Bull to A Mean Girl?

    I think DeNiro was stiffer and neutral than Lohan to Be Honest.
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    HelloStuart

    [49]Dec 15, 2010
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    JustinRAn wrote:
    Are you comparing Raging Bull to a Mean Girl?

    I think DeNiro was stiffer and neutral than Lohan to be honest.


    Neutral?
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    JustinRAn

    [50]Jan 14, 2011
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    I meant "Sleepwalking" He was himself in every sketch.

    Didn't Beth McCarthy hate DeNiro? (I Know she's not the director anymore so this is kinda pointless but worth mentioning.)
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    HelloStuart

    [51]Jan 15, 2011
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    JustinRAn wrote:
    I meant "Sleepwalking" He was himself in every sketch.

    Didn't Beth McCarthy hate DeNiro? (I know she's not the director anymore so this is kinda pointless but worth mentioning.)

    She admitted he was difficult, yes, but that might've been jitters.
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