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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Last night's SNL featured an energetic Christina Applegate, a thirsty Paul Ryan, and the best satire the show has seen in ages during a tech panel featuring columnists and Asian iPhone assemblers   (hollywoodreporter.com) divider line 55
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2012-10-14 12:13:09 PM
The Tech Talk segment was brilliant.
 
2012-10-14 12:35:27 PM
Do I look like Jim Lehrer?
 
2012-10-14 01:01:53 PM
Those skits were great-- has SNL gone full circle and gotten funny again?

Christina Applegate looked amazing-- especially so considering her fight with cancer.

Had this poster on my bedroom wall during my teen years:
i181.photobucket.com
 
2012-10-14 02:21:32 PM

jaylectricity: The Tech Talk segment was brilliant.


It was, I laughed AND clapped. Bravo, SNL.
 
2012-10-14 02:35:38 PM
I enjoyed the 90s music sketch as well, though it didn't take a whole lot of brilliance. Don't know why SNL can't be passably funny every week.

Also, the sound on the musical guests is horrendous. I've noticed that every band sounds awful.
 
2012-10-14 02:40:46 PM
iPhone skit was funny because it's true.

/fark Apple
 
2012-10-14 02:43:47 PM

Paduke: I
Also, the sound on the musical guests is horrendous. I've noticed that every band sounds awful.


I've been watching the SNL 1970's on Netflix, just finishing 1979, and it was a problem even back then... the stage is just terrible for live music. Even good bands sound terrible there. There are a few, rare exceptions:

http://www.myspace.com/video/macgoddess/gregory-hines-eubie-blake/229 1 3880
 
2012-10-14 02:44:28 PM

PhDemented: Paduke: I
Also, the sound on the musical guests is horrendous. I've noticed that every band sounds awful.

I've been watching the SNL 1970's on Netflix, just finishing 1979, and it was a problem even back then... the stage is just terrible for live music. Even good bands sound terrible there. There are a few, rare exceptions:

http://www.myspace.com/video/macgoddess/gregory-hines-eubie-blake/229 1 3880


Link

Fixed

/Sorry, Myspace is the only link I could find
 
2012-10-14 02:51:49 PM

Riche: Had this poster on my bedroom wall during my teen years:


*fistbump*
 
2012-10-14 02:52:07 PM
Yes, it was good. Biting AND funny Then I went to bed, because I'm sure that was the best thing on the show.
 
2012-10-14 02:53:45 PM
If a week ever goes by where there isn't a thread that claims "best SNL segment in ages" I will take up circumsizing unanesthetized cats for a living.

SNL is old and busted, and even if it has funny (to you, anyway) moments it is completely and entirely irrelevant to the entertainment industry.
 
2012-10-14 02:57:23 PM
It looked like some of Applegate's sketches were originally written for Kristen Wiig (The Californians, Fosse). The Fosse sketch especially looked like one of Wiig's characters.
 
2012-10-14 03:02:47 PM

coco ebert: jaylectricity: The Tech Talk segment was brilliant.

It was, I laughed AND clapped. Bravo, SNL.


I found myself clapping as well, right at the part where Fed Armissen leaned back when thinking about an American product they could complain about and said "Let's see, what does America make?" Priceless.
 
2012-10-14 03:03:20 PM

Irving Maimway: Do I look like Jim Lehrer?


Last night was the best debate sketch so far. I just happened to catch it after watching the news since it was the only station broadcasting news where I lived (ABC had cars going in a circle and CBS got delayed because of the Mizzou game I think)
 
2012-10-14 03:18:40 PM

Relatively Obscure: Riche: Had this poster on my bedroom wall during my teen years:

*fistbump*


You better have washed that fist first.
 
2012-10-14 03:27:41 PM

spexandwally: The Fosse sketch especially looked like one of Wiig's characters.


Specifically the awesome Liza Minnelli Tries to Turn Off a Lamp
 
2012-10-14 03:30:53 PM

Mrtraveler01: Irving Maimway: Do I look like Jim Lehrer?

Last night was the best debate sketch so far. I just happened to catch it after watching the news since it was the only station broadcasting news where I lived (ABC had cars going in a circle and CBS got delayed because of the Mizzou game I think)


Fully expected Sedakis to say, "Can I just do one more thing? LIVE FROM NEW YORK..."

then he gets up, licks his finger and wipes off Ryan's fake widows peak..That was unexpected:-)

Tech talk was hysterical.."does diabetes count as a product?"
 
2012-10-14 03:31:46 PM

FedExPope: coco ebert: jaylectricity: The Tech Talk segment was brilliant.

It was, I laughed AND clapped. Bravo, SNL.

I found myself clapping as well, right at the part where Fed Armissen leaned back when thinking about an American product they could complain about and said "Let's see, what does America make?" Priceless.


Hahaha, right? That was beautiful.
 
2012-10-14 03:33:37 PM

Balchinian: SNL is old and busted, and even if it has funny (to you, anyway) moments it is completely and entirely irrelevant to the entertainment industry.


People who biatch about SNL being old and busted are the reason we have Honey Boo Boo.

What "completely and entirely irrelevant to the entertainment industry" looks like to the entertainment industry.
 
2012-10-14 03:41:45 PM

LoneWolf343: Relatively Obscure: Riche: Had this poster on my bedroom wall during my teen years:

*fistbump*

You better have washed that fist first.


If I hadn't washed it since then, I doubt a scrubbing would do much good now.
 
2012-10-14 03:43:35 PM

Balchinian: If a week ever goes by where there isn't a thread that claims "best SNL segment in ages" I will take up circumsizing unanesthetized cats for a living.

SNL is old and busted, and even if it has funny (to you, anyway) moments it is completely and entirely irrelevant to the entertainment industry.


You only watch things that are relevant to the entertainment industry? You are a weird person.
 
2012-10-14 04:01:03 PM
Okay, I watched the tech talk segment after reading the reviews here.


It was LOL funny. Worth looking up for anyone who missed it.
 
2012-10-14 04:10:37 PM
The Tech Talk segment was obvious as all hell but still funny.
 
2012-10-14 04:12:28 PM
Another vote for the Tech Talk segment.
 
2012-10-14 04:15:57 PM
I laughed SO HARD at the tech talk bit.
 
2012-10-14 05:27:16 PM
Wow, that Tech Talk sketch was wonderful.
 
2012-10-14 05:54:50 PM

Irving Maimway: Do I look like Jim Lehrer?


Anyone think the new girl (the one who played Martha Raddatz) kinda looks like Katee Sackhoff?

starcasm.net

www.afterellen.com
 
2012-10-14 05:58:23 PM
FTFA: "They mock the nerds, saying it must have been difficult when Apple's map ap took them to Macy's rather than JC Penney."

Pretty sure it was the other way around. Way to pay attention, article writer!
 
2012-10-14 06:12:26 PM

taxandspend: If you can find it online, the "Sirens" skit was totally worth watching.

BTW: When did Jason Sudeikis become the male lead for most of the skits?


when Olivia Wilde started raving about his sexual prowess in the media
 
2012-10-14 06:20:44 PM
The Dane Cook imitation was SPOT ON.
 
2012-10-14 06:26:36 PM

fusillade762: Irving Maimway: Do I look like Jim Lehrer?

Anyone think the new girl (the one who played Martha Raddatz) kinda looks like Katee Sackhoff?


She's way hotter.
 
2012-10-14 07:08:35 PM

Irving Maimway: fusillade762: Irving Maimway: Do I look like Jim Lehrer?

Anyone think the new girl (the one who played Martha Raddatz) kinda looks like Katee Sackhoff?

She's way hotter.


Wait, which one's hotter? Katee or Kate?
 
2012-10-14 07:17:57 PM
it was a pretty good episode, I don't know what kids are listening today but if you are listening to Passion Pit you should be dropped from the same balloon Felix was in today but you should be with out a parachute. That was possibly the worst music I have ever heard.
 
2012-10-14 07:30:37 PM

fusillade762: Irving Maimway: fusillade762: Irving Maimway: Do I look like Jim Lehrer?

Anyone think the new girl (the one who played Martha Raddatz) kinda looks like Katee Sackhoff?

She's way hotter.

Wait, which one's hotter? Katee or Kate?


Starbuck is less hot. Not hot at all actually.
 
2012-10-14 07:31:08 PM

taxandspend: If you can find it online, the "Sirens" skit was totally worth watching.
BTW: When did Jason Sudeikis become the male lead for most of the skits?


When people like me started tuning in to see who the hell he was, since he was banging Olivia Wilde?
 
2012-10-14 07:49:16 PM
You know what - SNL has maintained a pretty good level of funny for all the years (and there have been a lot) that I have been watching - about a 50/50 hit and miss rate. And, outside of Fred caring more for Portlandia, the current cast is pretty damn strong.
 
2012-10-14 08:11:27 PM

cryinoutloud:
BTW: When did Jason Sudeikis become the male lead for most of the skits?

When people like me started tuning in to see who the hell he was, since he was banging Olivia Wilde?


I can think of a few reasons to watch a show. This reason boggles my mind, though. Seriously, pick up a hobby or something if this is what you've been reduced to.
 
2012-10-14 08:13:05 PM

Dr.Zom: Balchinian: SNL is old and busted, and even if it has funny (to you, anyway) moments it is completely and entirely irrelevant to the entertainment industry.

People who biatch about SNL being old and busted are the reason we have Honey Boo Boo.


No, people like you who watch whatever is put in front of them without thinking are the reason we have Honey Boo Boo. And SNL.

Relatively Obscure: Balchinian: If a week ever goes by where there isn't a thread that claims "best SNL segment in ages" I will take up circumsizing unanesthetized cats for a living.

SNL is old and busted, and even if it has funny (to you, anyway) moments it is completely and entirely irrelevant to the entertainment industry.

You only watch things that are relevant to the entertainment industry? You are a weird person.


Looking to see where I said I only watch things that are relevant to the entertainment industry....looking...looking...not finding. Ah, right. That is because I never said it. Nice try though.

And yes, I am a weird person.

For the record, when I mentioned being relevant to the entertainment industry I meant that they weren't actually contributing anything creatively. When the show first started they were credited for being edgy and developing comedy in new directions, expanding people's ideas about what could be done with sketch comedy. That made it relevant to the industry. Now they are merely a placeholder in a time slot that NBC simply just doesn't know what else to do with. They aren't edgy, they aren't going in new directions, and I have even seen them using old jokes and gags from the early shows. It is not fresh, it is stale. And while you may be able to laugh at the same crap over and over and over again, for most people that is not the case. Most people's brains change, develop, and grow in their desire for newness.
 
2012-10-14 08:26:44 PM
And, in all honesty - go to woe, this week's ep has been the funniest ep in a good long while.
 
2012-10-14 09:06:12 PM
As someone who is from Scranton, I'm getting a kick...
 
2012-10-14 09:12:25 PM

Balchinian: And while you may be able to laugh at the same crap over and over and over again, for most people that is not the case. Most people's brains change, develop, and grow in their desire for newness.


Lighten up, Francis. It's late night sketch TV, not great literature.

As an old person who has been watching SNL since its inception, I assure you it has been consistently funny and un-funny in the same percentages since the beginning. Doubt me? Go back and watch a scotch tape store sketch. Yes, I agree when it was first on it pushed the envelope of network somewhat TV by embracing the kind of comedy improv groups and National Lampoon had been doing since the 60s. And I have no excuse for Joe Piscopo. But trust me, it is very much the same as it ever was, and has never wanted to or tried to be anything else.

If you watch "The Lorne Michaels Show" and get a few laughs out of it, as the iPhone sketch delivered, then WTF is the problem?

/ The one area where SNL has truly changed is with the type of musical guests they put on.
 
2012-10-14 09:12:48 PM
I'm just pleased to be able to want to sit through a complete episode thanks to this new season.

/wigless wonder
 
2012-10-14 09:15:00 PM

Luminaro: As someone who is from Scranton, I'm getting a kick...


Scranton resident myself. Howdy.
 
2012-10-14 09:56:22 PM

Zombie DJ


The Dane Cook imitation was SPOT ON.

you know who else's Dane Cook impression was spot on?

this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_mzj9kiyAE
 
2012-10-14 10:44:02 PM

spacelord321: Luminaro: As someone who is from Scranton, I'm getting a kick...

Scranton resident myself. Howdy.


"If you went to the lowest circle of hell, you'd still be 45 minutes outside Scranton" had me cracking up, and I've never been to Scranton. It can't be that bad.
 
2012-10-14 11:24:14 PM

Riotboy: iPhone skit was funny because it's true.

/fark Apple


It was ironic. You're a moron.
 
2012-10-14 11:58:01 PM
I don't know about anything else, but I know that I'm in love with Nasim Pedrad.
 
2012-10-15 12:49:07 AM
I enjoyed the Tech Talk sketch, too, but as I watched I worried about blowback on the impersonations of Chinese ethnic workers. Didn't bother me, but I bet some out there got annoyed, despite the ultimately sympathetic portrayal of that group of people.
 
2012-10-15 01:40:43 AM

Huck And Molly Ziegler: I enjoyed the Tech Talk sketch, too, but as I watched I worried about blowback on the impersonations of Chinese ethnic workers. Didn't bother me, but I bet some out there got annoyed, despite the ultimately sympathetic portrayal of that group of people.


"He will play violin while she does traditional sarcastic dance."

I lived in China for for five years, and even though there's not a chance in hell any of the workers will actually see the skit - they would find that hilarious.
 
2012-10-15 08:21:07 AM

TotallyHeadless: I don't know about anything else, but I know that I'm in love with Nasim Pedrad.


She's mine, I saw her first.
 
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