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(Deadline)   Last night's Saturday Night Live featured a cold open with Chris Christie and Michael Bloomberg that was one of the best cold opens in ages   (deadline.com) divider line 46
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2012-11-04 01:38:13 PM
It was pretty funny. So was the Lincoln sketch.
 
2012-11-04 02:10:03 PM
Probably the best SNL I've seen since I was a kid. I was surprised when it was over because usually the last three sketches are meh at best.
 
2012-11-04 02:35:00 PM
Los Blancos Amor "Homeland"
 
2012-11-04 02:40:00 PM

fairleym: Los Blancos Amor "Homeland"


That was great.
 
2012-11-04 02:40:29 PM
"We're sorry. We do not have any advertisers who have paid us to whore their wares in your area. Please watch something more worthwhile to your time."
 
2012-11-04 02:40:34 PM
In other news, Louis C.K. can't speak to a crowd without holding a microphone.
 
2012-11-04 02:41:57 PM
Louis had a few really good spots.

The Lincoln thing was money, but the hotel bit was funny, too. "But Argon is a colorless, odorless gas, how can you be sure?"
 
2012-11-04 02:43:48 PM
I'm in love with Nasim Pedrad.
 
2012-11-04 02:47:53 PM
The Lincoln skit was hilarious.
 
2012-11-04 02:54:15 PM
I actually watched last night just to see what they would say about Sandy. Haven't watched since the 90s.
 
2012-11-04 03:11:50 PM

texdent: I actually watched last night just to see what they would say about Sandy. Haven't watched since the 90s.


Trust me bro, everyone here totally thinks you're the coolest.
 
2012-11-04 03:16:46 PM
as an aside, the ASL students in my high school were all smarmy as fark. No one is impressed at you being able to sign what the principal is saying during assemblies to the zero deaf people we have at school.
 
2012-11-04 03:17:59 PM

sure haven't: Trust me bro, everyone here totally thinks you're the coolest.


I haven't watch since my daughter was born 7 years ago, when you child sleeps you sleep no exceptions.
 
paj
2012-11-04 03:19:33 PM
I thought it kind of sucked, along with the rest of the episode (Lincoln excluded). The monologue was recycled, Fox&Friends never got going and there was a surprising lack of political sketches for the last episode before the election. I was expecting big (relatively) things and was let down. Kate McKinnon going sloppy straight at 12:55 had its moments though.
 
2012-11-04 03:20:02 PM
I haven't watched a full SNL show in several years. When I heard Louis CK was on, I set the DVR.
The Lincoln thing was nicely done.
A couple of the jokes in the fake news segment generated audible laughter from myself.
Fun! makes absolutely terrible songs.
The blonde is reasonably hittable.
It will be several more years before I watch SNL again.
 
2012-11-04 03:20:42 PM
What is a cold open?

Is that like the thing that started every single episode of Saturday Night Live for the past 30 years?
 
2012-11-04 03:31:25 PM

paj: Kate McKinnon going sloppy straight at 12:55 had its moments though.


For a featured player, she's really taking over that show.
 
2012-11-04 03:55:40 PM

Tom_Slick: sure haven't: Trust me bro, everyone here totally thinks you're the coolest.

I haven't watch since my daughter was born 7 years ago, when you child sleeps you sleep no exceptions.


My guess is this one's conception resulted from you tripping over the wife coming out of the shower.

\when your child sleeps, parents get "me" time, no exceptions
\\condolences to the missus
\\\have her drop me a line
 
2012-11-04 04:07:16 PM

jaytkay: cold open


A cold open (also called a teaser) in a television program or movie is the technique of jumping directly into a story at the beginning or opening of the show, before the title sequence or opening credits are shown. On television this is often done on the theory that involving the audience in the plot as soon as possible will reduce the likelihood of their switching away from a show during the opening commercial.

/yay Wiki
 
2012-11-04 04:11:47 PM
I have never been a loyal watcher of SNL, but watched Satyrday because ofark. Meh. pretty much sums up my feelings about it. SNL was big when there were only three channels, but now there is plenty of better programming out there.. They certainly make no bones about their political leanings.
 
2012-11-04 04:13:47 PM
The last sketch where the last call barflies were licking each other had me laughing/gagging so much that my husband woke up to see what was going on.
 
2012-11-04 04:13:55 PM
Yeah subby. Using cold open twice makes you look like a real industry insider.
Cold open, like your mom.
 
2012-11-04 04:16:01 PM

CheapEngineer: My guess is this one's conception resulted from you tripping over the wife coming out of the shower.


I can tell you we weren't watching TV after the kid went to sleep.
 
2012-11-04 04:26:08 PM

CarnySaur: paj: Kate McKinnon going sloppy straight at 12:55 had its moments though.

For a featured player, she's really taking over that show.


I was thinking the same thing last night. It seemed that, initially, Vanessa Bayer was in line to fill the "lead female" void left by Kristen Wiig leaving, but McKinnon just might be taking that over instead.
 
2012-11-04 04:28:46 PM

Martstar: Vanessa Bayer


I find her somewhat intolerable. She's good at the Fox and Friends skit, but otherwise I really can't stand her. Give me more McKinnen and Pedrad.
 
2012-11-04 04:49:11 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: Yeah subby. Using cold open twice makes you look like a real industry insider.
Cold open, like your mom.


Thanks, that's what I was trying to say.

Anyway, the sign language interpreters in the "cold opener" were AWESOME!!
 
2012-11-04 04:50:32 PM
"I just don't think it's cool to own a person, dick."
 
2012-11-04 05:02:59 PM
It was, Subby? Sounds great.

So why did you link that POS instead?
 
2012-11-04 05:06:40 PM

jaytkay: What is a cold open?

Is that like the thing that started every single episode of Saturday Night Live for the past 30 years?


It's a phrase that people use to sound like they are in show business, or knowledgeable in some way. Like that way some douchebags refer to a press conference as a 'presser'.
 
2012-11-04 06:03:08 PM
The only ASL phrase I know is "You're #1" but whenever I make it at the 'deafies' they get angry and honk like geese.
 
2012-11-04 06:48:29 PM
Two things:

Louis C.K revealed just how weak the writing on the show has become. The Lincoln skit was easily among the funniest skits in a decade if not more. It reminded me of the show back during the era of Phil Hartman et. al.

The skit with the horn towards the end of the show was simply terrible, and pretty representative of the typical SNL sketch in the last decade. As it dragged on, you could tell Louis was thinking to himself, "really, I'm doing this crap?"

The opening was one of their best political satire sketches in years. The Christie bit was inspired. Easily the best political impression since Darrell Hammond's Clinton (yes, better than Fey's Palin)
 
2012-11-04 06:49:11 PM

braedan: The only ASL phrase I know is "You're #1" but whenever I make it at the 'deafies' they get angry and honk like geese.


Once had a roommate that was quadraplegic. He called blind people "blinks" and deaf people "honkers".
 
2012-11-04 07:18:02 PM

JustinCase: braedan: The only ASL phrase I know is "You're #1" but whenever I make it at the 'deafies' they get angry and honk like geese.

Once had a roommate that was quadraplegic. He called blind people "blinks" and deaf people "honkers".


Or "blinkies" and "muttons" ("mutton-Jeff" = "deaf", in Cockney rhyming slang).
 
2012-11-04 07:37:26 PM
The hotel skit was the nearest thing to a pure Monty Python skit they've done since Wolverine Fingertips in season one episode one skit one.
 
2012-11-04 07:46:32 PM
Kate McKinnon has become my hands down favorite, and I like them all. Funniest line last night:

Doctor: You're dying. Do you have any last words?
Aussie lady: I don't know. Kangaroo, I guess.
 
2012-11-04 09:27:37 PM
The episode last night was horrible, the only thing that even got a chuckle out of me was a few bits during the weekend update.
 
2012-11-04 09:35:18 PM

Dear Jerk: Kate McKinnon has become my hands down favorite, and I like them all. Funniest line last night:

Doctor: You're dying. Do you have any last words?
Aussie lady: I don't know. Kangaroo, I guess.


The only funny thing in that sketch. Of course this means it will become a regular sketch for the next 7 years.
 
2012-11-04 10:09:04 PM
I think what it comes down to is how much you like Louis C.K.. I personally love his stuff. That Lincoln skit is 10 times funnier if you watch his show on FX regularly. And even the stuff that wasn't great, he pulled it off and made it funny (like the horn skit).

To have him come out with a microphone and do his standup for the monologue was perfect.

If you like him a little or if you maybe only have a slight acquaintance with who he is, watch the 3 part season finale where he's thinking of taking over for David Letterman. Bonus: The episodes include David Lynch acting like David Lynch.
 
2012-11-04 10:10:13 PM
Just as long as they didn't do any Obama jokes.

Must. Not. Do. Obama. Jokes.
 
2012-11-04 10:51:10 PM

barneyfifesbullet: Just as long as they didn't do any Obama jokes.

Must. Not. Do. Obama. Jokes.


I watch that show fully aware of their political bias, but I've never seen a politician get the kind of fawning, 'kid gloves' treatment from that crowd the way Obama has. Really lame.
 
2012-11-04 11:56:41 PM
I thought the Australia skit was hilarious, but I'm easily entertained by boner jokes
 
x23
2012-11-05 02:34:20 AM

Eunuch Provocateur: In other news, Louis C.K. can't speak to a crowd without holding a microphone.


and a stool with bottled water on it as well.

seemed kinda weird... but i guess that is what he is used to.
 
2012-11-05 05:12:59 AM

x23: Eunuch Provocateur: In other news, Louis C.K. can't speak to a crowd without holding a microphone.

and a stool with bottled water on it as well.

seemed kinda weird... but i guess that is what he is used to.


He's playing to his well known persona. Not a new thing for SNL hosts.
 
2012-11-05 11:15:19 AM
To anyone who has stated "SNL hasn't been good in 20 years"

Please go back and watch those old SNL shows. Not just the highlights you get from Netflix or on syndication. There was a huge amount of crap back then to. 2 good skits was a great show. The quality of SNL hasn't changed very much at all, your expectations have.
 
2012-11-05 01:21:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opUjC5OUuEM&feature=related

Kevin Smith interacting with a signer on stage during his "Evening with Kevin Smith" at Star Wars Celebration VI this past August.

Starting about 24 minutes into the video.
 
2012-11-05 02:46:44 PM
Love Louis C.K, but SNL with him was unwatchable. Terrible, terrible, terrible.
 
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