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Man, I thought you were going to write a glowing review of the show. Sure, SNL is stale due to their restrictive writing requirements, but this episode was fucking great. I have never laughed out loud so many times during a show as I did with this one. I think everyone is way too excited to jump on the “I hate SNL” bandwagon and too judgmental to even enjoy some great sketches. There was the ever-present problem of ending the sketches strangely, but it’s due to the demographic they’re shooting for. There wasn’t one sketch where I thought it was a waste of time.
And yeah, Jim Carrey is Jim Carrey. He does Jim Carrey best, his sense of humor has always balanced on seeming desperate. I, personally, respect him a lot for continuing to do what he thinks is funny, and let’s face it, the only reason so many people have a problem with him is the same reason why people turn against other successful comedians like Eddie Murphy (Dr Dolittle aside), Robin Williams, and Will Ferrell – you get used to their humor. It’s too formulaic. Complaining about Jim Carrey acting like himself is ridiculous. Given, he definitely could have said lines like the straight man without injecting so much of his absurdity into it. But then again, don’t you think that’s probably how he talks in real life?
Most importantly, he sold every single scene he was in. If effort is what you’re looking for in a guest, this guy nailed it. And frankly, he didn’t even have to care. His career may not be heading anywhere, but that guy is sitting on millions.
RIGHT?! should have gone dark. i bet that was the original ending and they cut it because of that.
“(we all know why…….lol)”
yup. all of us craigslisters and a-listers know why.
Um, why is he in Romania?
Really well-said. Nothing witty from me right now.
“What are all of these poor people saying?”
As a fellow Wisconsinite, I can vouch that we DO have some gorgeous women though!
man, sugar slam! use less of the budget on your makeup and shitty graphics and more of it on DENTAL WORK for those poor guys.
“do you want me to wear your used ass underwear on my face?”
YES IT IS SO BAD. cameron diaz. how does she even get JOBS?!
i watch it every year. it is terrible. i love it so much.
This is the “Hulkamaniac” video. Please watch it.
KUATO! I’m going to pull half a burnt babydoll through a nude bodysuit, then wear normal clothes.
I think everyone but super-nerd-me can plead ignorance to his solo show! It’s a little Tim and Eric-y, but like shoogyboom said below, it’s kind of unfair to proclaim anything odd or eccentric in that weird 80s low-budget-music-video way as a Tim and Eric rip-off. His SNL audition was bizarre, so they know who they hired.
I’d think this too, but Paul Brittain is from Chicago and came up with Sex Ed years ago for his solo show. Plus, he has an affinity for mustaches, which is probably why they hired him after Forte left. Aside from him being awesome, of course.
I liked this typo: “But now his life leaves him.”
i have also nominated this. disgusting movie.
ugh i did not know that. this makes me very upset.
Maybe I’m biased because I watched the premiere at iO in Chicago (where Vanessa Bayer and Paul Brittain just got hired from), complete with free pizza, wings, and sandwiches, but I really liked this week, even though a lot of the sketches were so-so. The Mosque at Ground Zero killed as did the new balding advertisement. Weekend Update was pretty solid too. Katy Perry sucked, but who was surprised by that?
Plus, wait til you guys see what Vanessa and Paul can do. They’re amazing performers.
how did they keep abbie elliott but ditch jenny slate?
seriously, the shots right before she performed were fucking miserable and obnoxious at the very least.
ALSO. okay i realize this post is a few days after the fact, and that no one will read this probably (post-week’s best comments), but if i don’t make this list i will lose my mind. i traveled through india this year, and can NEED to say the following (my roommates aren’t home):
1. there are regular, American/Japanese cars on the road. not just autorickshaws.
2. way to rip off your own joke about assistant managers, NBC.
3. indians speak almost perfect english. they are also aware of “things americans say”
4. not all indians abstain from eating cows. although a vast majority do, in my experience, many don’t. one family i stayed with made beef curry.
5. this guy seriously didn’t even do a lonely planet read-through on his long flight to the place he moved to? really? not even wikitravel? never tried indian food EVER?
6. you don’t need to ship smuckers in, dude. they have fucking grocery stores.
7. “aren’t all these workers kind of the same.”
8. i’m pretty sure indians are aware of the fact that americans date around…
9. jingle fucking jugs. jingle fucking jugs. oh god.
10. man, at least he ate his food with his right hand at the end.