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Re: Good SNL sketches
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2016, 03:36:54 PM »
I like this one a lot. Progressively increases its absurdity, rather than hitting the same note repeatedly, even though it's literally about someone repeating the same word over and over again
Sassy's Sassiest Boys

That's a brilliant Andrew McCarthy impression. It basically boils down his one acting style into a single expression.

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Re: Good SNL sketches
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2016, 01:01:42 AM »
I like this one a lot. Progressively increases its absurdity, rather than hitting the same note repeatedly, even though it's literally about someone repeating the same word over and over again
Sassy's Sassiest Boys

"Kinda young, kinda now, sassy!"

Re: Good SNL sketches
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2016, 03:17:10 PM »
I do like Jonah Hill in this one. Brink of suicide/murder spree vibes at the dinner table.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzaIlHybawg

I'd unfairly dismissed Jonah Hill because he always seems to be the face of stuff I don't like the look of, but he is great here.

Re: Good SNL sketches
« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2016, 03:28:10 PM »
"Andy's Dad" digital short https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvUHatIyKR4

Such a simple and immature idea, but it tickles me.

That was really funny too. Managed to avoid being simply [spoiler]lol gay[/spoiler].

Re: Good SNL sketches
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2016, 03:29:44 PM »
I like this one a lot. Progressively increases its absurdity, rather than hitting the same note repeatedly, even though it's literally about someone repeating the same word over and over again
Sassy's Sassiest Boys

Phil Hartman was fucking brilliant.

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Re: Good SNL sketches
« Reply #35 on: November 14, 2016, 03:55:47 PM »
Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig being weirdos in the bidet sketch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQx-ZbSQSBM

Re: Good SNL sketches
« Reply #36 on: November 14, 2016, 04:56:06 PM »
[Spoiler]Ugh, why is Samberg so flat in these things? I know he's the straight-man but come on... [/Spoiler]

[Spoiler]Actually I don't really rate Galifinakis all that much either.[/Spoiler] That [Spoiler] said, it[/Spoiler] was [Spoiler]still[/Spoiler] a very funny sketch.

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Re: Good SNL sketches
« Reply #37 on: November 14, 2016, 05:19:41 PM »
Ah, I love Galifianakis, at least as a stand-up. His film choices haven't been so great though. His first SNL monologue is one of my favourites https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lalluBy-QfI

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Re: Good SNL sketches
« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2016, 12:13:08 AM »
Ah, I love Galifianakis, at least as a stand-up. His film choices haven't been so great though. His first SNL monologue is one of my favourites https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lalluBy-QfI

He was the funniest thing in the Comedians of Comedy movie too.
Between Two Ferns is sporadically amusing, or it used to be at least. His deadpan was at its best for the one with Charlize Theron https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83I_rQUbw8c

EDIT But it's an SNL thread so here's Bill Hader's Donald Duck Vietnam nightmare https://youtu.be/NkdlM_vO3I8?t=2m20s

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Re: Good SNL sketches
« Reply #39 on: November 15, 2016, 12:36:22 AM »
The only Between Two Ferns episodes I didn't like were the awkward ones with Obama and Clinton. Those were obvious bad decisions. I think there's some gold in pretty much all of the others though.

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Re: Good SNL sketches
« Reply #40 on: November 15, 2016, 04:56:06 AM »
Ah, I love Galifianakis, at least as a stand-up. His film choices haven't been so great though. His first SNL monologue is one of my favourites https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lalluBy-QfI

I like that he's continued the Hoobastank gag to all his hosting gigs

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« Reply #41 on: November 20, 2016, 05:30:59 PM »
Pretty good sketch from this week's episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKOb-kmOgpI

Re: Good SNL sketches
« Reply #42 on: November 21, 2016, 11:08:46 AM »
SNL is now making the bloody national news because Trump disproves with the recent sketch. I actually fully agree with him, its rubbish as is the case with all late night satire in the US.

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« Reply #43 on: November 21, 2016, 10:46:00 PM »
Uh-huh.  Just curious - who do you consider the standard bearer(s) of satire (late-night or otherwise) right now?

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Re: Good SNL sketches
« Reply #44 on: November 21, 2016, 11:15:20 PM »
Jimmy Fallon obviously...


Re: Good SNL sketches
« Reply #45 on: November 21, 2016, 11:38:58 PM »
Just to be perfectly clear, anybody who cares about actual comedy in the States is firm in the understanding that Jimmy Fallon sucks rubber donkey lungs.

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« Reply #46 on: November 21, 2016, 11:43:33 PM »
Just to be perfectly clear, anybody who cares about actual comedy in the States is firm in the understanding that Jimmy Fallon sucks rubber donkey lungs.

I'm aware. He's their James Corden. And now they've got Corden too.

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« Reply #47 on: November 21, 2016, 11:47:17 PM »
Yes, we do.  You're welcome.  As Stewart Lee said, "England's loss is America's loss as well."

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Re: Good SNL sketches
« Reply #48 on: November 22, 2016, 12:25:11 AM »
Kanish.

https://youtu.be/LmCSg-89VkE

I don't know why I love it so much. Bill Hader's 70s cop voice, catchy theme tune and a fake production company logo always get me. It didn't even make it to air.

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« Reply #49 on: November 22, 2016, 12:33:36 AM »
That's funny. Shame the audience weren't giving it much.

Speaking of old timey voices, Kate McKinnon and JK Simmons are brilliant in the Casablanca sketch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQKVIJnfiNM McKinnon is so good she can make just saying "no" funny.

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« Reply #50 on: November 22, 2016, 12:58:36 AM »
Kanish.

https://youtu.be/LmCSg-89VkE

I don't know why I love it so much. Bill Hader's 70s cop voice, catchy theme tune and a fake production company logo always get me. It didn't even make it to air.

That's frustratingly close to being really good. Bill Hader seems to have a really ear/eye for pastiche, but I've yet to see him in anything truly great. That mockumentary thing he did with the other dude from SNL looked really promising but just didn't have the laughs.

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« Reply #51 on: November 22, 2016, 01:44:36 AM »
That's funny. Shame the audience weren't giving it much.

Speaking of old timey voices, Kate McKinnon and JK Simmons are brilliant in the Casablanca sketch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQKVIJnfiNM McKinnon is so good she can make just saying "no" funny.

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« Reply #52 on: November 22, 2016, 02:20:11 AM »
Since cultural over-generalities are on my mind today, this trailer parody from a few years ago popped into my re ro.  (Warming: contains trace elements of Russell Brand.)

https://youtu.be/pPY-sCiRCeA

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Re: Good SNL sketches
« Reply #53 on: November 22, 2016, 02:25:03 AM »
Chevy Chase and Richard Pryor: Job Interview/Word Association

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2u1bpXVGHE
(all the versions of this seem really bad quality for some reason)

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Re: Good SNL sketches
« Reply #54 on: November 22, 2016, 02:43:48 AM »
That's frustratingly close to being really good. Bill Hader seems to have a really ear/eye for pastiche, but I've yet to see him in anything truly great. That mockumentary thing he did with the other dude from SNL looked really promising but just didn't have the laughs.

The more I watch it the more that crap monkey joke brings it down. I do love fake production company logos though. I don't remember much about the American Office: An American Office Space but Michael's video ending in GREAT SCOTT! always tickles me.

That's funny. Shame the audience weren't giving it much.

Speaking of old timey voices, Kate McKinnon and JK Simmons are brilliant in the Casablanca sketch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQKVIJnfiNM McKinnon is so good she can make just saying "no" funny.

Reese De'what's bad guesses.

I liked the old early days of Netflix in the UK when they had those edited episodes.

Recurring sketch time!

Get in the Cage: Liam Neeson - https://youtu.be/XRFLvGC9wg4

Despite my dislike for Fallon I always liked the Barry Gibb Talk Show sketches https://youtu.be/6_Ea5a19jTc

Also I wanted to see the original episode that featured I'm On A Boat so I downloaded it and the host was Bradley Cooper BEFORE The Hangover. It's not even mentioned. There's a joke that Drew Barrymore didn't want to do the episode and it seems true as no one knows who he is.

Finally, Emma Stone (Next host) - Bridal Shower Gifts. https://youtu.be/hGZWUzD1res

Ok, they were shit. EDIT TO ADD.

I didn't see this episode of The OC. https://youtu.be/vmd1qMN5Yo0

The Rock WWE Promo. https://youtu.be/H_yWxB9VW0c

The Rock does an impression of me. https://youtu.be/Cvn0F0LEVNE
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Re: Good SNL sketches
« Reply #55 on: November 22, 2016, 03:10:22 AM »
Chevy Chase and Richard Pryor: Job Interview/Word Association

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2u1bpXVGHE
(all the versions of this seem really bad quality for some reason)

I mentioned that one in the OP. A true classic.

Jim Carrey being a lunatic (as usual) in the Black Swan sketch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwby0YmAXVc I know Carrey isn't everyone's cup of tea, but I think he can be a hilarious physical actor.

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Re: Good SNL sketches
« Reply #56 on: November 22, 2016, 05:54:13 AM »
Politics from years ago and I prefer this version of the song. https://youtu.be/kkTsUXw2VFo

More Zach plus kids. https://youtu.be/RIuLU-qKQtg

Meet your second wife. https://youtu.be/MJEAGd1bQuc

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« Reply #57 on: November 22, 2016, 06:27:13 AM »
I mentioned that one in the OP. A true classic.


Ah bollocks. I was checking links rather than text. But yes, there it is.

My friend showed me this not long ago. "Country Roses". Apparently this was cut out of subsequent broadcasts. https://vimeo.com/110838252

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Re: Good SNL sketches
« Reply #58 on: November 23, 2016, 01:05:31 PM »
Pretty good sketch from this week's episode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKOb-kmOgpI

Weird Kristen Wiig guest-hosting, and for the second time! Sketches were the usual mix of half-baked with some genuine laughs in there... I liked Wiig's performance in this sketch.

"Mama... mama, I picked all the grapes!"

"The New York Times said: Bad!"

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« Reply #59 on: November 23, 2016, 07:12:17 PM »
Uh-huh.  Just curious - who do you consider the standard bearer(s) of satire (late-night or otherwise) right now?
On the late night scene, although Seth Meyers/John Oliver/Samantha Bee/Stephen Colbert are the most political in their material, in terms of "satire" I'd probably say that Jimmy Kimmel is the one actively going out and showing off how stupid people can be (such as with Lie Witness News). That's not to say that he's the funniest or smartest, but he's routinely the most subversive. The guy went on Jay Leno's own show and ripped him apart (and unchallenged!) for the Conan debacle, and recently appeared on James Corden's show and ridiculed the recurring "answer a question or eat something disgusting" segment.

I wouldn't put anyone in SNL up as a brilliant satirist - the material is pretty poor at times, but rests on the strength of the performers. Lucky for them, Kate McKinnon is the best actor they've had in years.