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2012-11-19 08:39:02 AM
www.ideastream.org

"The who the what now?"

/I think you meant Weekend Update, submitter.
 
2012-11-19 08:45:37 AM
Christie's appearance didn't even elicit a chuckle out of me, nor did the Katt Williams bit (much like Katt himself), even though it was a dead-on impression. The rest of Weekend Update was pretty good, and Vacation in Your Hometown definitely the highlight of the night. Any potential funny for most of the show was killed by watching Renner stare fixedly at the cue cards and awkwardly deliver punchlines.
 
2012-11-19 09:31:01 AM
I liked The Avengers bit.

/11 arrows
 
2012-11-19 10:06:00 AM
Dear Liberals:

Chris Christie isn't a moderate. He's a conservative shark who is absolutely determined to be President in 2016. Everything - and I do mean everything he does right now is coldly calculated with that in mind. Of course he threw Romney under the bus after Sandy. He's not stupid, and he read the same polls you did; he knew he was going to lose, and lose hard, and that his personal cost from the right for doing what he did would be minimal and his gains from the left would be maximized.

Remember his keynote speech at RNC? How he talked about himself for nearly 15 minutes before he brought up Mitt Romney?

This man thinks he can be President, and he thinks he can get you to vote for him. Go look at his record long and hard before you get too fond of him. All the SNL appearances and post-Sandy sound bytes in the world won't change that. He's a shark. And he will eat you.

Remember that.
 
2012-11-19 10:49:06 AM

Sybarite: Any potential funny for most of the show was killed by watching Renner stare fixedly at the cue cards and awkwardly deliver punchlines.


The coroner sketch near the end was brilliant. I have no idea why they buried it in a shiat slot.

/It's JFK. WE SOLVED IT! \o/
 
2012-11-19 11:06:48 AM

whistleridge: long and hard


I get the feeling there's nothing about Christie that's long and/or hard.
 
2012-11-19 11:08:53 AM
Chris Christie ain't made for comedy. That was painful.
Prediction: stomach stapling, dropping 100 lbs in anticipation of a 2016 run
 
2012-11-19 11:09:41 AM

BKITU: Sybarite: Any potential funny for most of the show was killed by watching Renner stare fixedly at the cue cards and awkwardly deliver punchlines.

The coroner sketch near the end was brilliant. I have no idea why they buried it in a shiat slot.

/It's JFK. WE SOLVED IT! \o/


Renner did a great job throughout the whole thing. I liked the Mexican standoff bit too. A little overlong but well done
 
2012-11-19 11:09:43 AM
If you don't want him to eat the Weekend Update, stop covering it with gravy.
 
2012-11-19 11:12:01 AM

skullkrusher: Chris Christie ain't made for comedy. That was painful.
Prediction: stomach stapling, dropping 100 lbs in anticipation of a 2016 run


Nooo! I want him to run with Mike Huckabee to create the heaviest Presidential ticket ever!
 
2012-11-19 11:12:12 AM

whistleridge: Dear Liberals:

Chris Christie isn't a moderate. He's a conservative shark who is absolutely determined to be President in 2016. Everything - and I do mean everything he does right now is coldly calculated with that in mind. Of course he threw Romney under the bus after Sandy. He's not stupid, and he read the same polls you did; he knew he was going to lose, and lose hard, and that his personal cost from the right for doing what he did would be minimal and his gains from the left would be maximized.

Remember his keynote speech at RNC? How he talked about himself for nearly 15 minutes before he brought up Mitt Romney?

This man thinks he can be President, and he thinks he can get you to vote for him. Go look at his record long and hard before you get too fond of him. All the SNL appearances and post-Sandy sound bytes in the world won't change that. He's a shark. And he will eat you.

Remember that.


The problem is that he's being the cool moderate three years before the primaries. The Republican base is not going to waste their time nominating the "was nice to Obama" guy.
 
2012-11-19 11:15:43 AM

Snarfangel: skullkrusher: Chris Christie ain't made for comedy. That was painful.
Prediction: stomach stapling, dropping 100 lbs in anticipation of a 2016 run

Nooo! I want him to run with Mike Huckabee to create the heaviest Presidential ticket ever!


Taft 2: Electric Boogaloo
 
2012-11-19 11:25:01 AM

whistleridge: Dear Liberals:

Chris Christie isn't a moderate. He's a conservative shark who is absolutely determined to be President in 2016. Everything - and I do mean everything he does right now is coldly calculated with that in mind. Of course he threw Romney under the bus after Sandy. He's not stupid, and he read the same polls you did; he knew he was going to lose, and lose hard, and that his personal cost from the right for doing what he did would be minimal and his gains from the left would be maximized.

Remember his keynote speech at RNC? How he talked about himself for nearly 15 minutes before he brought up Mitt Romney?

This man thinks he can be President, and he thinks he can get you to vote for him. Go look at his record long and hard before you get too fond of him. All the SNL appearances and post-Sandy sound bytes in the world won't change that. He's a shark. And he will eat you.

Remember that.


You sound... concerned.
 
2012-11-19 11:37:16 AM

whistleridge: Dear Liberals:

Chris Christie isn't a moderate. He's a conservative shark who is absolutely determined to be President in 2016. Everything - and I do mean everything he does right now is coldly calculated with that in mind. Of course he threw Romney under the bus after Sandy. He's not stupid, and he read the same polls you did; he knew he was going to lose, and lose hard, and that his personal cost from the right for doing what he did would be minimal and his gains from the left would be maximized.

Remember his keynote speech at RNC? How he talked about himself for nearly 15 minutes before he brought up Mitt Romney?

This man thinks he can be President, and he thinks he can get you to vote for him. Go look at his record long and hard before you get too fond of him. All the SNL appearances and post-Sandy sound bytes in the world won't change that. He's a shark. And he will eat you.

Remember that.


So, provided he doesn't drop dead before then, we can expect Christie vs Jindal in the GOP primaries for 2016. We can probably expect a self fellating book from each of them in the next 36 months.

And really, either of those would have been a better candidate than Romney. He's a total dick and we all know it.
 
2012-11-19 11:37:52 AM
*I* thought it was funny....


/going back over there now --->
 
2012-11-19 11:44:28 AM
Sybarite: Christie's appearance didn't even elicit a chuckle out of me, nor did the Katt Williams bit (much like Katt himself), even though it was a dead-on impression.

I agree with you on Christie, and I fast-forwarded through Jay Pharoah like I usually do once I've determined that I don't know who he's imitating. I'm sure his Katt Williams was dead on, but I (along with much of America) don't know who the eff Katt Williams is. Unless it's Sam Jackson or Denzel, Pharoah might as well be doing excellent, dead-on impressions of his high school gym teacher. And if he wonders where that road leads, he should give Finesse Mitchell a call.
 
2012-11-19 11:54:02 AM

Barricaded Gunman: I'm sure his Katt Williams was dead on, but I (along with much of America) don't know who the eff Katt Williams is. Unless it's Sam Jackson or Denzel, Pharoah might as well be doing excellent, dead-on impressions of his high school gym teacher.


..for those of you who actually know more than 3 black people but are still unfamiliar with Katt Williams, he's probably more recognizable as the voice of A Pimp Named Slickback from The Boondocks.
 
2012-11-19 11:58:12 AM

skullkrusher: Chris Christie ain't made for comedy. That was painful.
Prediction: stomach stapling, dropping 100 lbs in anticipation of a 2016 run


So he's no Chris Farley.
 
2012-11-19 11:59:14 AM

whistleridge: Dear Liberals:

Chris Christie isn't a moderate. He's a conservative shark who is absolutely determined to be President in 2016. Everything - and I do mean everything he does right now is coldly calculated with that in mind. Of course he threw Romney under the bus after Sandy. He's not stupid, and he read the same polls you did; he knew he was going to lose, and lose hard, and that his personal cost from the right for doing what he did would be minimal and his gains from the left would be maximized.

Remember his keynote speech at RNC? How he talked about himself for nearly 15 minutes before he brought up Mitt Romney?

This man thinks he can be President, and he thinks he can get you to vote for him. Go look at his record long and hard before you get too fond of him. All the SNL appearances and post-Sandy sound bytes in the world won't change that. He's a shark. And he will eat you.

Remember that.


He'll go all Taft on your ass!
 
2012-11-19 11:59:51 AM

Fart_Machine: skullkrusher: Chris Christie ain't made for comedy. That was painful.
Prediction: stomach stapling, dropping 100 lbs in anticipation of a 2016 run

So he's no Chris Farley.


nah I think Christie is just fat. He's not the far more deadly combination of fat and coke addict
 
2012-11-19 12:00:53 PM
jesus christ, he's farking drunk as piss.
 
2012-11-19 12:12:19 PM

GoldSpider: whistleridge: Dear Liberals:

Chris Christie isn't a moderate. He's a conservative shark who is absolutely determined to be President in 2016. Everything - and I do mean everything he does right now is coldly calculated with that in mind. Of course he threw Romney under the bus after Sandy. He's not stupid, and he read the same polls you did; he knew he was going to lose, and lose hard, and that his personal cost from the right for doing what he did would be minimal and his gains from the left would be maximized.

Remember his keynote speech at RNC? How he talked about himself for nearly 15 minutes before he brought up Mitt Romney?

This man thinks he can be President, and he thinks he can get you to vote for him. Go look at his record long and hard before you get too fond of him. All the SNL appearances and post-Sandy sound bytes in the world won't change that. He's a shark. And he will eat you.

Remember that.

You sound... concerned.


He's not wrong. Christie is going to be incredibly difficult to beat in 2016. I'm not convinced Hillary is going to make another run at it, and even if she does will be able to beat whoever the Republicans eventually put up. The Billionaires lost a lot of money on this one, I don't think they're planning on repeating the same mistake.
 
2012-11-19 12:12:52 PM

Sybarite: Christie's appearance didn't even elicit a chuckle out of me, nor did the Katt Williams bit (much like Katt himself), even though it was a dead-on impression. The rest of Weekend Update was pretty good, and Vacation in Your Hometown definitely the highlight of the night. Any potential funny for most of the show was killed by watching Renner stare fixedly at the cue cards and awkwardly deliver punchlines.


The funniest part to me was how the Boobiez in this thread is yet another analysis of what was and wasn't funny in the last episode of SNL.

Rubric:
Was the Sketch made after 1990? Y? Proceed to next step. N? The sketch has about a 50% chance of being funny.
Was Chris Farley in the Sketch? Y? The sketch was funny. N? The sketch was probably not funny.

There, saved you the trouble of watching.
 
2012-11-19 12:21:13 PM

BeesNuts: Was the Sketch made after 1990? Y? Proceed to next step. N? The sketch has about a 50% chance of being funny.
Was Chris Farley in the Sketch? Y? The sketch was funny. N? The sketch was probably not funny.



people forget how bad "classic" SNL was.....when you see reruns on VH1 or whatever, they're generally keeping at least one musical appearance, the full WU segment, but since those are only 60 minutes long, they get to cherry pick the best sketches. so when you distill a 60 minute TV block, with commercials, that's approximately 44 minutes. Add the musical act (if not both), WU, you only have maybe, including the open, about 6 sketches.

Classic SNL was bad.
 
2012-11-19 12:24:12 PM

rickythepenguin: Classic SNL was bad.



whoa...i meant, classic SNL, while often hilarious, had a ton of shiat sketches you literally will not see unless you buy the full-show DVDs. Phil Hartman, Carvey, Farley, Murray, Chase, et al had their share of bad sketches.
 
2012-11-19 12:29:17 PM
Thought he was pretty funny, all told. Good sense to timing and temperament. Would never vote for him, even if I could vote in US elections, but credit where it's due, he was good.
 
2012-11-19 12:33:46 PM

Knight of the Woeful Countenance: Christie is going to be incredibly difficult to beat in 2016


Christie will never get past the republican base, he hugged Obama. That being said, I thought the skit was funny, not every republican is a scary monster,most, but not all.Christie's policies are not policies I would vote for but this need to demonize ALL republicans is silly.Christie reminds me of the moderate republican of old, before they insisted that Jesus rode a dinosaur and genuflecting in the direction of robber barrons is what made this country great.
 
2012-11-19 12:36:23 PM

Needlessly Complicated: *I* thought it was funny....


/going back over there now --->


Yeah, it's funnier if you remember that he's actually NOT a comic.

I still think he's a boor and a thug, but it was good to hear him give the middle finger to politics during Sandy (and maybe realize that, once you do that, the federal government might not be such an evil boogeyman after all). And I'll give him a break on SNL because he's not a comic.

I thought his appearance was pretty funny.

Seriously, guys...throwing a fit at Christie over his SNL appearance is like throwing a fit at ANY politician over their appearance at the White House Correspondence Dinner. Take shots at him over real problems. Give him a break on this.
 
2012-11-19 12:36:46 PM

Barricaded Gunman: Sybarite: Christie's appearance didn't even elicit a chuckle out of me, nor did the Katt Williams bit (much like Katt himself), even though it was a dead-on impression.

I agree with you on Christie, and I fast-forwarded through Jay Pharoah like I usually do once I've determined that I don't know who he's imitating. I'm sure his Katt Williams was dead on, but I (along with much of America) don't know who the eff Katt Williams is. Unless it's Sam Jackson or Denzel, Pharoah might as well be doing excellent, dead-on impressions of his high school gym teacher. And if he wonders where that road leads, he should give Finesse Mitchell a call.


hmm, seems to have worked out ok for keegan key
/slightly nsfw language
 
2012-11-19 12:43:34 PM

BKITU: Sybarite: Any potential funny for most of the show was killed by watching Renner stare fixedly at the cue cards and awkwardly deliver punchlines.

The coroner sketch near the end was brilliant. I have no idea why they buried it in a shiat slot.

/It's JFK. WE SOLVED IT! \o/


It was the best sketch of the night and I think I've rewatched it on hulu now half a dozen times. How Taran Killiam was able to keep a straight face throughout the whole thing, well, that was gold.

/He told me he was dead!
 
2012-11-19 12:45:20 PM

whistleridge: Dear Liberals:

Chris Christie isn't a moderate. He's a conservative shark who is absolutely determined to be President in 2016. Everything - and I do mean everything he does right now is coldly calculated with that in mind. Of course he threw Romney under the bus after Sandy. He's not stupid, and he read the same polls you did; he knew he was going to lose, and lose hard, and that his personal cost from the right for doing what he did would be minimal and his gains from the left would be maximized.

Remember his keynote speech at RNC? How he talked about himself for nearly 15 minutes before he brought up Mitt Romney?

This man thinks he can be President, and he thinks he can get you to vote for him. Go look at his record long and hard before you get too fond of him. All the SNL appearances and post-Sandy sound bytes in the world won't change that. He's a shark. And he will eat you.

Remember that.


I have my own opinion of Christie. You have added less than nothing to it.

Go write a shiatty blog.
 
2012-11-19 12:48:22 PM
Ever since Sandy, the more I read about Christie, the more I think he's an okay guy.
 
2012-11-19 12:49:25 PM

whistleridge: He's a shark. And he will eat you.

Remember that.


No shiat, he's a politician.

Do you have any more pearls of obvious you'd like to share with the class?
 
2012-11-19 12:51:05 PM
Stupid
 
2012-11-19 12:54:35 PM

Sybarite: Christie's appearance didn't even elicit a chuckle out of me, nor did the Katt Williams bit (much like Katt himself), even though it was a dead-on impression. The rest of Weekend Update was pretty good, and Vacation in Your Hometown definitely the highlight of the night. Any potential funny for most of the show was killed by watching Renner stare fixedly at the cue cards and awkwardly deliver punchlines.



Something vexes thee?
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-19 12:57:54 PM

BeesNuts: Sybarite: Christie's appearance didn't even elicit a chuckle out of me, nor did the Katt Williams bit (much like Katt himself), even though it was a dead-on impression. The rest of Weekend Update was pretty good, and Vacation in Your Hometown definitely the highlight of the night. Any potential funny for most of the show was killed by watching Renner stare fixedly at the cue cards and awkwardly deliver punchlines.

The funniest part to me was how the Boobiez in this thread is yet another analysis of what was and wasn't funny in the last episode of SNL.

Rubric:
Was the Sketch made after 1990? Y? Proceed to next step. N? The sketch has about a 50% chance of being funny.
Was Chris Farley in the Sketch? Y? The sketch was funny. N? The sketch was probably not funny.

There, saved you the trouble of watching.



You sound like someone who didn't watch SNL throughout most of the 1980s. The cast and writing right now are considerably better than anything from the Jim Belushi/Gary Kroeger/Victoria Jackson/Robin Duke years. Things didn't even start to turn around again until Phil Hartman and Mike Myers showed up in the late 80s. Apart from the 70s, most of the best episodes of SNL aired in the mid-90s to early-2000s.
 
2012-11-19 01:12:23 PM
We get it, he's fat.
 
2012-11-19 01:15:19 PM

Sybarite: . Things didn't even start to turn around again until Phil Hartman and Mike Myers showed up in the late 80s



no love for comedy juggernauts Terry Sweeney, Anthony Michael Hall, Robert Downey Jr., or Randy Quaid?
 
2012-11-19 01:23:55 PM
HULU completely cut out the monologue because it was so bad. Wish I could have seen it.
The rest was horrible, and I usually really like SNL.
 
2012-11-19 01:27:19 PM

Karne: HULU completely cut out the monologue because it was so bad. Wish I could have seen it.
The rest was horrible, and I usually really like SNL.



it was pretty rough. he was playing piano and singing and there were several times when he was thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis close to -- it seemed -- giving up on the sketch. he mutters "i can't believe i'm doing this" a couple of times and, while he was grinning, it seemed like he was going to jump ship.

thing was, it was funny, but he just didn't appear to commit. it was strange. you see nervous people, you see unfunny people, but you rarely see someone that nervous. very odd.
 
2012-11-19 01:29:52 PM

GoldSpider:
You sound... concerned.


Not especially. 4 years is a long time, and if the 2016 primaries are 1/2 as derpy as this year's were, we're in for all sorts of crazy in the meantime.

I just don't quite get the people who seem to think he magically became centrist over the past 6 weeks, because of 1 mediocre storm.
 
2012-11-19 01:30:32 PM

rickythepenguin: Karne: HULU completely cut out the monologue because it was so bad. Wish I could have seen it.
The rest was horrible, and I usually really like SNL.


it was pretty rough. he was playing piano and singing and there were several times when he was thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis close to -- it seemed -- giving up on the sketch. he mutters "i can't believe i'm doing this" a couple of times and, while he was grinning, it seemed like he was going to jump ship.

thing was, it was funny, but he just didn't appear to commit. it was strange. you see nervous people, you see unfunny people, but you rarely see someone that nervous. very odd.


Wow - thanks for the info. I've only seen them cut the intro one other time (January Jones I believe).

He was horrible and stiff in the Avengers scene, and that's HIS character. Too bad...
 
2012-11-19 01:32:16 PM

Karne: HULU completely cut out the monologue because it was so bad. Wish I could have seen it.


Huh. from HuffPo:

"Jeremy Renner Monologue" Didn't Daniel Craig do the exact same beginning to this monologue just a few weeks ago? Look, Renner did about as well as he could after a technical snafu with the piano that he was playing -- but, boy did it throw the timing off. It's weird, when Renner was ad-libbing his way through the technical problems, he seemed more calm and in charge than he did for the rest of the evening. When he was reading the cue cards, he seemed nervous. (And before anyone comments on the cue cards: the host and cast are instructed to not memorize lines and to always read off the cue cards because of the last minute changes that are made.) But, who knew Jeremy Renner had such a nice voice?

(Jeremy Renner's Monologue is not online because of song rights issues.)



yeah, i'd forgotten about that......he went to the piano and it appeared he was pressing keys but no piano notes were heard. Instead, you heard what sounded like....well.....hands hitting wood. doe sthat make sense? I was thinking maybe they had gimmicked the piano in a way it couldn't be played. But yeah, that threw him off.
 
2012-11-19 01:34:55 PM
I thought Christie was funny.
Wouldn't vote for him though.
 
2012-11-19 01:36:37 PM

rickythepenguin: Karne: HULU completely cut out the monologue because it was so bad. Wish I could have seen it.

Huh. from HuffPo:

"Jeremy Renner Monologue" Didn't Daniel Craig do the exact same beginning to this monologue just a few weeks ago? Look, Renner did about as well as he could after a technical snafu with the piano that he was playing -- but, boy did it throw the timing off. It's weird, when Renner was ad-libbing his way through the technical problems, he seemed more calm and in charge than he did for the rest of the evening. When he was reading the cue cards, he seemed nervous. (And before anyone comments on the cue cards: the host and cast are instructed to not memorize lines and to always read off the cue cards because of the last minute changes that are made.) But, who knew Jeremy Renner had such a nice voice?

(Jeremy Renner's Monologue is not online because of song rights issues.)


yeah, i'd forgotten about that......he went to the piano and it appeared he was pressing keys but no piano notes were heard. Instead, you heard what sounded like....well.....hands hitting wood. doe sthat make sense? I was thinking maybe they had gimmicked the piano in a way it couldn't be played. But yeah, that threw him off.


Ah, I ASS-umed it was because it was horrible. The song rights stuff is what keeps me from seeing the SNL bands perform on netflix as well. I guess I have to start watching it when it airs on tv.
 
2012-11-19 01:39:12 PM

Karne: Wow - thanks for the info. I've only seen them cut the intro one other time (January Jones I believe).



we'll see what happens on the rerun, which we assume will be shown. SNL cut the Martin Lawrence monologue when it was rerun (and as i understand, isn't even archived, Lorne was so upset with it you won't find it on the DVD reissues) and abotu a decade ago, Britney Spears or possibly that addams family chick with the big forehead made some vaguely anti-semitic jokes that were then removed from broadcast.

renner was just.....i guess crazy nervous.
 
2012-11-19 01:49:58 PM

whistleridge: Dear Liberals:

Chris Christie isn't a moderate. He's a conservative shark who is absolutely determined to be President in 2016. Everything - and I do mean everything he does right now is coldly calculated with that in mind. Of course he threw Romney under the bus after Sandy. He's not stupid, and he read the same polls you did; he knew he was going to lose, and lose hard, and that his personal cost from the right for doing what he did would be minimal and his gains from the left would be maximized.

Remember his keynote speech at RNC? How he talked about himself for nearly 15 minutes before he brought up Mitt Romney?

This man thinks he can be President, and he thinks he can get you to vote for him. Go look at his record long and hard before you get too fond of him. All the SNL appearances and post-Sandy sound bytes in the world won't change that. He's a shark. And he will eat you.

Remember that.


So much this! He's been in the campaign trail for months, which is why he let everyone know how good Obama did on the Sandy efforts.

Too bad he's gonna lose the primaries to Jeb.
 
2012-11-19 01:55:04 PM

rickythepenguin: he went to the piano and it appeared he was pressing keys but no piano notes were heard. Instead, you heard what sounded like....well.....hands hitting wood. doe sthat make sense? I was thinking maybe they had gimmicked the piano in a way it couldn't be played.


They don't use acoustic pianos on TV anymore. It was electronic, and its feed was turned off for a bit. You were hearing the keys being struck through his mic.
 
2012-11-19 01:57:37 PM

Hoboclown: The problem is that he's being the cool moderate three years before the primaries.


He's just playing pan galactic 5.25 dimensional Sorry! while the dims are playing chess.
 
2012-11-19 02:00:06 PM
The only way I would watch SNL is if Christie did the truffle shuffle on air.
 
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