Author Topic: what up with that? (oooooohh weeeee) [The Perfect Sketch] [SNL] [#TrumpShutdown]  (Read 11673 times)

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Just realised what this reminds me of.

NEW PAGE - WHAT UP WITH THAT?

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I just don't think anyone's ever referred to Samuel L. Jackson as 'that other bloke' before.
He alleges that Kenan was supposed to cut him off before he got to the rude word, but didn't (obviously).

Greatest running sketch in SNL history? Mine is possibly Celebrity Jeopardy with Norm Macdonald as Burt Reynolds and Darrell Hammond as Sean Connery, possibly Stefon on Update.

I do find these inexplicably amusing. Does anyone have any examples of the sort of show it is parodying?

I wouldn't call it a parody but it's like James Brown on Soul Train meets Space Channel 5.

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Been binging on The Californians too. "Devvin? Whaharyewdewinhee?"


Yeah, those are always a good laugh. The cast really seem to enjoy them as well, I remember seeing a couple of corpsey ones.

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The dress rehearsal sketch where they constantly corpse:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt-tG6ufH90

Bill Hader on the origin of the Californians:

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

up_the_hampipe

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The dress rehearsal sketch where they constantly corpse:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt-tG6ufH90

That's fucking hilarious.

I know I've posted it before, but Debbie Downer at Disney World will probably always be my favourite SNL corpsing sketch (if only for the guy using Mickey Waffles to wipe the tears from his eyes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfE93xON8jk

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Another good corpsey one is this game show supermodel sketch https://youtu.be/IoTv5sjom8k

Another good corpsey one is this game show supermodel sketch https://youtu.be/IoTv5sjom8k

Oh yes...love that one too. God knows what accent Maya Rudolph was trying to attempt, but it's impossible not to laugh at.

Famous Mortimer

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I know I've posted it before, but Debbie Downer at Disney World will probably always be my favourite SNL corpsing sketch (if only for the guy using Mickey Waffles to wipe the tears from his eyes): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfE93xON8jk
"By the way, it's official.........I can't have children!"

Maybe the hardest I ever laughed at any sketch ever was at that line. It's everything about it - the way Fallon looks at her, knowing what's coming up and knowing there's zero chance she'll be able to hold it together; the way she sort of tries to go back to the normal sketch format at the end of the line, which just makes it worse; it's brilliant.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wbJ7QBTKEY&list=PLkSuOjjO96vHXD3oCoAwRGl4KBaxyqfgP

My other favourite Kenan sketch series, "Scared Straight". I don't know why I love it - it's just Kenan and the host using elaborate "you will get raped in prison" jokes, pretending the plots of movies happened to them, and Bill Hader almost always corpsing - but it's great.

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Just discovered these and really think this needs bumping because we all need this now. I haven't been this happy in months.

Good call. I thought almost everyone here hated the show, so it was fun just reading some of the old responses. Honestly, back when they seemed to do these every week, I might take a pee break or fix myself something in the kitchen for a couple of minutes, cause you know the drill. But the song just buries itself in your brain, doesn't it? You hear the line "what up with that" in some other context, there's a little spark, and suddenly you're singing "ooooooohh weeeeee" under your breath and doing a lil shimmy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wbJ7QBTKEY&list=PLkSuOjjO96vHXD3oCoAwRGl4KBaxyqfgP

My other favourite Kenan sketch series, "Scared Straight". I don't know why I love it - it's just Kenan and the host using elaborate "you will get raped in prison" jokes, pretending the plots of movies happened to them, and Bill Hader almost always corpsing - but it's great.

Taylor Swift there, pronouncing close (rhymes with toes) as close (rhymes with glenn). That sketch also suffers from the classic SNL problem of explaining the joke just in case nobody got it. Can’t stand it.

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That didn’t happen to you, that was from the hit movie Sound Of Music!
The audience bursts into treats

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I keep thinking about this and just grinning like a loon. Kenan's little expectant face.

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Utterly baffled at the adoration for these. I'd have thought the consensus here would have been more towards the S4C end of the spectrum.

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Strong central joke performed with infectious joie de vivre by likeable performers, what's not to like?

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Definitely better than the other sketches on the show.

Edit: Thought this was the Freddie Starr's Variety Madhouse thread.

I keep thinking about this and just grinning like a loon. Kenan's little expectant face.

It's the bit when the first guest starts talking and a background drum beat starts. Kenan's look of joyful shock always gets me.

And I cannot hear the name Lindsay Buckingham without thinking 'Aw, Lindsay....'

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It's the bit when the first guest starts talking and a background drum beat starts. Kenan's look of joyful shock always gets me.
Exactly. It's such a great little gag and I love that they repeat it in every sketch.

Yep it's bloody wonderful. How many are there?

Yep it's bloody wonderful. How many are there?

9, according to this, plus a reprise as part of the 40th Anniversary Special in 2015 (but I assume that wasn't a full-length sketch).

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(Perfect length pause, joyous grin) We outta time!

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I don't really get on with SNL, but the face Keenan makes when the hi-hat starts just as Morgan Freeman is answering the question is hilarious - scared of how Freeman might react, but excited anyway.

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Chalk me up as someone who has never been able to get into SNL either, but these are great. That song is so goddamn catchy.

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Guess I don't get it.

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Count me as another convert, so much to love in these. Been binging on SNL sketches all week!

Sometimes if I'm feeling down as I was earlier tonight I plug in my hard drive and watch all 9 of these sketches and I no longer feel down. Even though it's basically just the same sketch done every time I still love them all. Kenan, Jason Sudekis and his slow dancing, some of the ridiculous appearances on it (Gerard Butler as White Pete being a particular favourite), Bill Hader as Lindsey Buckingham.
They just have a feel good vibe and a special mention should go to these two parts which always have me grinning like a big dope.




Enzo

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I do like the background hints of DeAndre and Lindsay Buckingham being best friends despite the fact that Buckingham is continually bumped even at Christmas and on his birthday.

They are joyful. Bob has it too.

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