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SNL: A Return to Form?

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:43 pm
by Neo Zeed
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

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:47 pm
by DennisMM
That was outright weird, very 20 years ago but I suppose that was the intent.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 8:50 pm
by Keepcoolbutcare
"You can call us Aaron Burr from the way we're dropin Hamilton's..."

ROTFL!!!

studly beats to boot!

Thanks for the link.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:01 pm
by Fievel
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.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:36 pm
by rufie72
If those ryhmes were any more dope, they'd be found in a ziploc bag.

PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:57 pm
by docfalken
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.

Glirk

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 12:07 am
by burlivesleftnut
Man I am so glad this was posted. It's so fucking funny. Thank you Gods of Comedy.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:57 am
by buster00
FUNNY! I haven't e-mailed my buds an SNL link since "Cowbell"...or was it the "Lost Star Wars Audition Tapes"?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:28 pm
by Chairman Kaga
Anyone have a link to Jack Black's theme song for King Kong?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:31 pm
by Vegeta
SNL is still on the air... people still watch it?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:38 pm
by Colin
Unlike Dragon Ballz yes.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:56 pm
by Vegeta
Unlike Dragon Ballz yes.


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

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:57 pm
by ONeillSG1
Finally a reason to watch SNL again.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 4:04 pm
by Colin
Vegeta wrote:
Unlike Dragon Ballz yes.


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


You've missed a lot.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 4:10 pm
by Vegeta
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.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 4:13 pm
by burlivesleftnut
Hey, Angel of Judgment, why don't you download the clip and tell us what you think of it?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:06 pm
by ONeillSG1
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.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:11 pm
by DennisMM
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!

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 5:23 pm
by smatterkitty
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".

Nomaaaarr

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 6:07 pm
by so sorry
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).

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:01 pm
by DinoDeLaurentiis
Meh... it was a like a the Beastie Boys Lite, eh?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:34 pm
by burlivesleftnut
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!

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:42 pm
by ZombieZoneSolutions
i thought it was goddamn riot! that and the Kong Song were classic.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 9:53 pm
by Neo Zeed
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!!!

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 10:27 pm
by austenandrews
I couldn't make out the chorus - "The Chronic ??? of Narnia?"

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:00 pm
by Neo Zeed
It's the Chronic- "What?!" -cles of Narnia!

PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 11:54 pm
by The Ginger Man
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.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 1:22 am
by docfalken
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.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:23 pm
by MasterWhedon
Okay, so I finally watched this. Fucking hysterical. Loved it.

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:35 pm
by tfactor
"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

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 5:09 pm
by freak2thec0re
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 . . .

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 5:30 pm
by ZombieZoneSolutions
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...

PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 3:20 pm
by Mumbleboy
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.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 5:16 pm
by burlivesleftnut
No shit Mumbleboy. You aren't the first or the last to know Mr. Pibb + Red Vines = Crazy Delicious.

PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 6:35 pm
by Shane
Is this a sign the show will be watchable again?

PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 9:47 pm
by DennisMM
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.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 7:52 pm
by MiltonWaddams
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.

PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 9:16 pm
by DennisMM
I think it's time to start a what's your favorite SNL sketch ever thread.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 8:33 am
by Brutal Deluxe
the kong/black link didnt work for me- anyone got another one????

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:52 am
by MasterWhedon
You can download this for free from iTunes now in a nice decent sized video clip.

PostPosted: Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:31 pm
by Brutal Deluxe
cool, thanks

SNL: A Return to Form?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:03 pm
by Brocktune
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.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:14 pm
by Ribbons
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:

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:17 pm
by El Scorcho
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.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:18 pm
by Ribbons
Examples? A lot of big rock acts are probably harder to book than you think.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:18 pm
by Eric G
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....

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:19 pm
by Iconoclastica
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. . .

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:20 pm
by Ribbons
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.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:21 pm
by El Scorcho
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.

PostPosted: Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:22 pm
by Ribbons
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.