SNL: A Return to Form?

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SNL: A Return to Form?

Postby Neo Zeed on Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:43 pm

It was on last night's show with Jack Black. Check out the video... credit goes to lilgoodmn for the link...

Lazy Sunday: Best SNL skit in years
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Postby DennisMM on Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:47 pm

That was outright weird, very 20 years ago but I suppose that was the intent.
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Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:50 pm

"You can call us Aaron Burr from the way we're dropin Hamilton's..."

ROTFL!!!

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Thanks for the link.
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Postby Fievel on Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:01 pm

VERY cool!
The chorus freaking rocks!!!
The new guy (the guy that isn't Chris Parnell) needs to do whatever he can to NOT look like Ashton Kutcher's stunt double from That 70's Show because well... he does.
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Postby rufie72 on Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:36 pm

If those ryhmes were any more dope, they'd be found in a ziploc bag.
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Postby docfalken on Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:57 pm

Andy Samberg came from the Lonely Island crew and his two other collaborators are now SNL writers. With the previous raps Parnell has done, it seems a perfect fit that they've used him for a short. Great fucking song.

Here you can see some of their earlier raps (minus Parnell of course):

Awesome Town Intro

Bing Bong Brothers

Even the Glirk sketch is one of theirs.

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Postby burlivesleftnut on Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:07 am

Man I am so glad this was posted. It's so fucking funny. Thank you Gods of Comedy.
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Postby buster00 on Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:57 am

FUNNY! I haven't e-mailed my buds an SNL link since "Cowbell"...or was it the "Lost Star Wars Audition Tapes"?
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Postby Chairman Kaga on Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:28 pm

Anyone have a link to Jack Black's theme song for King Kong?
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Postby Vegeta on Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:31 pm

SNL is still on the air... people still watch it?
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Postby Colin on Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:38 pm

Unlike Dragon Ballz yes.
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Postby Vegeta on Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:56 pm

Unlike Dragon Ballz yes.


Ha, ha, ha... that was funnier than any SNL skit in years!
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Postby ONeillSG1 on Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:57 pm

Finally a reason to watch SNL again.
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Postby Colin on Mon Dec 19, 2005 4:04 pm

Vegeta wrote:
Unlike Dragon Ballz yes.


Ha, ha, ha... that was funnier than any SNL skit in years!


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Postby Vegeta on Mon Dec 19, 2005 4:10 pm

Quote:
Unlike Dragon Ballz yes.


Ha, ha, ha... that was funnier than any SNL skit in years!


You've missed a lot.


I doubt it. As far as sketch comedy goes, SNL is probably one of the worst. Used to be alright, funny on and off for years. But, I found it pathetic over the last few years and subsequently tuned out. Hopefully this skit was good, but SNL will have to work very hard to get me to tune in again.
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Mon Dec 19, 2005 4:13 pm

Hey, Angel of Judgment, why don't you download the clip and tell us what you think of it?
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Postby ONeillSG1 on Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:06 pm

burlivesleftnut wrote:Hey, Angel of Judgment, why don't you download the clip and tell us what you think of it?


Damn it, why do you always make me smile when I read your posts?

Damn your wit.
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Postby DennisMM on Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:11 pm

keepcoolbutcare wrote:"You can call us Aaron Burr from the way we're dropin Hamilton's..."

ROTFL!!!

studly beats to boot!

Thanks for the link.


With my hearing, I couldn't understand half the lyrics, but I did see the $10 bill being waved as if precious. Ha!

My occasional viewing of SNL puts me pretty solidly in Vegeta's camp on the show's humor. But then, I couldn't stand Jimmy Fallon. Buy the SOB a comb!
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Postby smatterkitty on Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:23 pm

I agree that SNL has been down right aweful for the last few years, but skits like that give you some hope.

I'd have to rate that somewhere between "Cowbell" and "Two kids from Southie".

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Postby so sorry on Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:07 pm

I watched that whole fucking show waiting for howard stern... wtf happened? i endured another fucking Debbie Downer skit for Jeebus' sake!

on topic: that rap was funny but not haha funny (i cracked a smile, but, as all things SNL, i think it went on too long).
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Postby DinoDeLaurentiis on Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:01 pm

Meh... it was a like a the Beastie Boys Lite, eh?
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:34 pm

But its so banal. It's banal and they don't KNOW it! Don't you see how funny that is?

It's a mother fucking SNACK ATTACK, man!
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Postby ZombieZoneSolutions on Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:42 pm

i thought it was goddamn riot! that and the Kong Song were classic.
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Postby Neo Zeed on Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:53 pm

Hurry ya'll! 'Cause by the weekend this skit will be quoted every Simpsons quoting frat boy and wannabe Emo chick in town. Get it while the getting's good!

DOUBLE TRUE!!!
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Postby austenandrews on Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:27 pm

I couldn't make out the chorus - "The Chronic ??? of Narnia?"
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Postby Neo Zeed on Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:00 pm

It's the Chronic- "What?!" -cles of Narnia!
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Postby The Ginger Man on Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:54 pm

Magnolia cupcakes are the shit. No joke, it's all about the classic, chocolate with yellow cake. If you live in NY and haven't tasted one (small chance) then run, don't walk, to these cupcakes. Goddamn, a tasty treat.

Oh. The skit was pretty funny too.
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Postby docfalken on Tue Dec 20, 2005 1:22 am

I'm a Tasty Cakes kinda guy. We don't get them down south here. I have an Aunt in Philly who used to send us a box each year.
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Postby MasterWhedon on Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:23 pm

Okay, so I finally watched this. Fucking hysterical. Loved it.
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Postby tfactor on Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:35 pm

"I'm ghost like Swayze!" that was funny, very run dmc like, with a hint of beastie boys videography.

Awesome thanks for sharing

EDIT: that kong song was also very good, jack black's finest hour perhaps
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Postby freak2thec0re on Tue Dec 20, 2005 5:09 pm

I just keep imagining if at the end of King Kong, as they fade out, Jack Black's theme song came in.

Could have been one of the greatest movie moments ever . . .
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Postby ZombieZoneSolutions on Tue Dec 20, 2005 5:30 pm

docfalken wrote:I'm a Tasty Cakes kinda guy. We don't get them down south here. I have an Aunt in Philly who used to send us a box each year.


hey yeah, that's right! i keep forgetting that Tasty Cakes are a Philly thang... or a PA thang. they are the BOMB! and i take em for granted...
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Postby Mumbleboy on Sat Dec 24, 2005 3:20 pm

So glad I came into the zone. As soon as SNL was off the air I started searching for that song. Good thing I wasn't the only one who found it funny enough to put online.
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Postby burlivesleftnut on Sat Dec 24, 2005 5:16 pm

No shit Mumbleboy. You aren't the first or the last to know Mr. Pibb + Red Vines = Crazy Delicious.
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Postby Shane on Sat Dec 24, 2005 6:35 pm

Is this a sign the show will be watchable again?
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Postby DennisMM on Sat Dec 24, 2005 9:47 pm

docfalken wrote:I'm a Tasty Cakes kinda guy. We don't get them down south here. I have an Aunt in Philly who used to send us a box each year.


My folks are both from Philly and I lived there a year and a few months as a kid. My dad was in 'Nam at the time. Tastykakes were the snack cakes for all, along with Drake's Cakes (out of New Jersey).

Tastykakes cupcakes were fantastic, but I loved me some Drake's Devil Dogs. Imagine my shock several years ago when I got my hands on a package and learned their devil's food cake is drier than loose dirt.

Another childhood memory ruined.
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Postby MiltonWaddams on Mon Dec 26, 2005 7:52 pm

as someone who thinks the show is in a state of constant freefall, this is actually pretty refreshing. it's not a parody, which a lot of saturday night live has become.

i just like when parnell says "don't want security to get suspicious" with the crazy eyes.
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Postby DennisMM on Mon Dec 26, 2005 9:16 pm

I think it's time to start a what's your favorite SNL sketch ever thread.
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Postby Brutal Deluxe on Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:33 am

the kong/black link didnt work for me- anyone got another one????
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Postby MasterWhedon on Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:52 am

You can download this for free from iTunes now in a nice decent sized video clip.
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Postby Brutal Deluxe on Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:31 pm

cool, thanks
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SNL: A Return to Form?

Postby Brocktune on Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:03 pm

just read this on the main site

Herc wrote:Steve Martin hosts the Feb. 4 show (his 14th SNL hosting gig) with The Bad Plus.


wtf?
the bad plus?!?!

ok, so the quality of the comedy on the show is up and down (as usual). but for the most part, for the last several years, i have been apalled at the lack of quality of musical guests. generally speaking, snl has gone from being a place where you would see irreverant, cutting edge musical acts to a late night edition of trl. so i found it to be very interesting, as well as out of character to see a band like "the bad plus" get booked a week after the fucking strokes (i can feel ires raising). jazz?!? on tv thats not on pbs or bet on jazz? wow. is lorne michaels in the hospital or something. oh wait, i get it, omarion, the darkness, and avril were all booked that week right? thats it. the bad plus mustve been sleeping under the awning at 30 rock, and every other mtv band declined. oh well, ill be watching.
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Postby Ribbons on Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:14 pm

LOLZORS!

I guess I'll take you at your word. I was sort of thinking the same thing you are, except my inner monologue was slightly different. It went something like this: "Who the hell are The Bad Plus?! Lorne usually books acts with name recognition. These guys must be pretty good if they're playing SNL and nobody's ever heard of them."

Yeah, I'm a n00b :oops:
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Postby El Scorcho on Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:17 pm

I wish Lorne would stop booking these fucking "indie" acts like Death Cab and The Strokes. Give us some straight up fucking rock once in a while. And I don't mean Korn.
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Postby Ribbons on Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:18 pm

Examples? A lot of big rock acts are probably harder to book than you think.
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Postby Eric G on Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:18 pm

We don't get SNL over here. I don't know who Lorne Michaels is. I don't know who The Bad Plus are. I don't know what TLR is. I think I deserve a smoke....
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Postby Iconoclastica on Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:19 pm

Ribbons wrote:Examples? A lot of big rock acts are probably harder to book than you think.


has velvet revolver been on the show yet? or even audioslave? They're busy, but not *that* busy . . . would be a pleasant surprise for once. . .
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Postby Ribbons on Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:20 pm

Lorne Michaels is the head honcho, the producer(?) of SNL. TRL, or "Total Request Live", is a show on MTV that replays the ten most-requested songs of the day. And The Bad Plus is apparently a jazz band.
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Postby El Scorcho on Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:21 pm

LOL. Those ^^^ were the 2 I was thinking of. I don't like VR that much, but Audioslave... Cornell and Morello are gods among men, and any show that pretends to be musically conscious and hasn't booked a band consisting of the greatest rock singer of the last 20 years and one of the greatest guitarists is fucking ALF.
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Postby Ribbons on Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:22 pm

Iconoclastica wrote:has velvet revolver been on the show yet? or even audioslave? They're busy, but not *that* busy . . . would be a pleasant surprise for once. . .


Don't know, actually, though I wouldn't be too surprised if I heard that Audioslave had been on the show before.
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