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(New York Daily News)   The best part of this week's SNL show? The stuff that never made it on the air after dress rehearsal   (nydailynews.com) divider line 64
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2012-12-17 10:20:56 AM  
The Kate Middleton OB/GYN sketch was really funny, the list of possible nicknames for the royal vagina in particular. Also, Martin Short did an excellent Larry David impression in the Charlie Brown bit.
 
2012-12-17 10:40:26 AM  
It was not an especially memorable episode. The only things that stick out are the "Silent Night" cold open and the joke about Hillary Clinton not traveling with a hairdresser.
 
2012-12-17 10:59:01 AM  
The pageant audition made me a laugh a bit. Martin Short yelling at McCartney got me. "That your cue, Monty!"
 
2012-12-17 11:00:10 AM  

Diogenes: The pageant audition made me a laugh a bit. Martin Short yelling at McCartney got me. "That your cue, Monty!"


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Some assembled clips.
 
2012-12-17 11:32:42 AM  
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"I invented being a thin-skinned cry-baby who can't take ribbing. Tell 'em, Robyn."
 
2012-12-17 11:32:57 AM  
you lost me at 'best'
 
2012-12-17 11:35:58 AM  
I liked it (*).... I've always loved Martin Short.

(*)clearly I am not as cool as you. I've somehow learned to live with this embarrassment.
 
2012-12-17 11:41:13 AM  
Was Samuel L. Jackson having an Alzheimer's moment when he started swearing? Did he forget it was just a sketch?
 
2012-12-17 11:41:48 AM  

wjllope: I liked it (*).... I've always loved Martin Short.

(*)clearly I am not as cool as you. I've somehow learned to live with this embarrassment.


No appearance by Ed Grimly, though :(
 
2012-12-17 11:42:52 AM  
THIS WHOLE THREAD'S OUTTA EGGNOG!
 
2012-12-17 11:44:02 AM  
Samuel L. Jackson dropping a few curse words the end of "What Up with That?" was great, especially Keenan's ad lib of "C'mon, Sam, that costs money."
 
2012-12-17 11:46:10 AM  
For eff's sake, PLEASE STOP SAYING THAT MCCARTNEY IS PERFORMING WITH NIRVANA.

It rings almost as false as "Queen" with Paul Rodgers, but even more so.

Let's be honest: Nirvana was Kurt with some help from Novoselic. Dave was basically session drummer they brought in.

Some bands can survive without their front man. Journey comes to mind. Paul McCartney with Grohl, Smear, and Novoselic is something else entirely, but it's NOT Macca & Nirvana.
 
2012-12-17 11:46:53 AM  

LesserEvil: Was Samuel L. Jackson having an Alzheimer's moment when he started swearing? Did he forget it was just a sketch?


Jackson said that Keenan screwed up and was supposed to interrupt and cut him off.
 
2012-12-17 11:48:05 AM  
Sir Paul fronting Nirvana was surprisingly good. It's nice that he can sometimes remember that he wrote "Helter Skelter" and occasionally rock something fierce.

However, doing so thrashed his voice horribly, and he then applied said thrashed voice to the already-horrendous "Simply Having a Wonderful Christmastime." Ugh.
 
2012-12-17 11:49:55 AM  

MattyFridays: Paul McCartney with Grohl, Smear, and Novoselic is something else entirely, but it's NOT Macca & Nirvana.


Yeah, it was a pretty lifeless gig.

I mean, McCartney did well and all that, but you are right about ringing false.

Add the list of groups that don't work - the Doors without Morrison and there are many others.
 
2012-12-17 12:18:11 PM  

LesserEvil: Was Samuel L. Jackson having an Alzheimer's moment when he started swearing? Did he forget it was just a sketch?


I was kind of hoping that it was written into the sketch. Does SNL's advertisers really think that an occasional "shiat" or "fark" will line up the boycotters?
 
2012-12-17 12:18:32 PM  
We got to see Jackie Rogers, Jr. during What Up With That.

Christmas came early for me this year.
 
2012-12-17 12:22:22 PM  

meanmutton: LesserEvil: Was Samuel L. Jackson having an Alzheimer's moment when he started swearing? Did he forget it was just a sketch?

I was kind of hoping that it was written into the sketch. Does SNL's advertisers really think that an occasional "shiat" or "fark" will line up the boycotters?


It's not boycotting they care about, but rather FCC fines. That said, they should have known to set aside some funds for this episode. Where SLJ goes, "motherf*cker" is sure to follow.
 
2012-12-17 12:31:05 PM  

MattyFridays: For eff's sake, PLEASE STOP SAYING THAT MCCARTNEY IS PERFORMING WITH NIRVANA.

It rings almost as false as "Queen" with Paul Rodgers, but even more so.

Let's be honest: Nirvana was Kurt with some help from Novoselic. Dave was basically session drummer they brought in.

Some bands can survive without their front man. Journey comes to mind. Paul McCartney with Grohl, Smear, and Novoselic is something else entirely, but it's NOT Macca & Nirvana.


Off-topic, but the Queen+Paul Rodgers shiat has always bothered me. I've got no problem with Roger and Brian still touring and playing Queen music, but don't call it Queen. Just tour as Brian May and Roger Taylor. Sure, they wouldn't rake in as much $$$ using the Queen brand, but Queen died with Freddie Mercury. I've always admired John Deacon for walking away from the band when he did and retiring with his dignity intact.
 
2012-12-17 01:06:53 PM  

Bullitt: We got to see Jackie Rogers, Jr. during What Up With That.

Christmas came early for me this year.


I enjoyed the WTF look on my 10 year old's face when Jackie Rodgers Jr. came out. I doubt anyone under the age of 30 got it. Or enjoyed it for that matter.
 
2012-12-17 01:23:11 PM  
The biggest piece of suck on the telecast was Keenan Thompson with that awful What's Up With That? B.S.

Good lord, he's awful. And that skit is nails on a chalkboard.
 
2012-12-17 01:26:01 PM  
martin short absolutely destroyed, it was amazing!

i could watch him yell at paul mcartney for hours.
 
2012-12-17 01:36:47 PM  

LesserEvil: wjllope: I liked it (*).... I've always loved Martin Short.

(*)clearly I am not as cool as you. I've somehow learned to live with this embarrassment.

No appearance by Ed Grimly, though :(


there was a quick nod to it in the monologue. that's all that was needed.

I always found Martin Short to be unfunny and obnoxious, but he did well this week. Pleasantly surprised.
 
2012-12-17 01:41:42 PM  

kanesays: The biggest piece of suck on the telecast was Keenan Thompson with that awful What's Up With That? B.S.

Good lord, he's awful. And that skit is nails on a chalkboard.


Wrong.
 
2012-12-17 01:43:35 PM  
Grinchina freaked me out, but I had a boner at the same time. Totally confusing.
 
2012-12-17 01:53:52 PM  
The best part of SNL any week is when I don't watch it.
 
2012-12-17 02:07:06 PM  

BKITU: meanmutton: LesserEvil: Was Samuel L. Jackson having an Alzheimer's moment when he started swearing? Did he forget it was just a sketch?

I was kind of hoping that it was written into the sketch. Does SNL's advertisers really think that an occasional "shiat" or "fark" will line up the boycotters?

It's not boycotting they care about, but rather FCC fines. That said, they should have known to set aside some funds for this episode. Where SLJ goes, "motherf*cker" is sure to follow.


SNL airs during safe harbor (after 10:00 pm local time; SNL aired that segment live at around 12:30 EST / 11:30 CST / 10:30 MST and they replay for the West Cost late). The FCC can't legally take action against them for content during safe harbor. Also, the Supreme Court ruled that the FCC can't fine for a fleeting expletive.

SNL could, legally, show full-blown, hard-core porn if they wanted to during those times and the FCC couldn't say a thing about it. They don't because of advertisers.
 
2012-12-17 02:08:14 PM  

kanesays: The biggest piece of suck on the telecast was Keenan Thompson with that awful What's Up With That? B.S.

Good lord, he's awful. And that skit is nails on a chalkboard.


You misspelled "damn funny".
 
2012-12-17 02:09:41 PM  

FishyFred: kanesays: The biggest piece of suck on the telecast was Keenan Thompson with that awful What's Up With That? B.S.

Good lord, he's awful. And that skit is nails on a chalkboard.

Wrong.


I just enjoyed watching Carrie Brownstein just sit there being adorable. ("You're the funny one on Portlandia!")
 
2012-12-17 02:24:25 PM  
I thought "You're A Rat Bastard, Charlie Brown" was pretty funny.
 
2012-12-17 02:28:12 PM  

MattyFridays: For eff's sake, PLEASE STOP SAYING THAT MCCARTNEY IS PERFORMING WITH NIRVANA.

It rings almost as false as "Queen" with Paul Rodgers, but even more so.

Let's be honest: Nirvana was Kurt with some help from Novoselic. Dave was basically session drummer they brought in.

Some bands can survive without their front man. Journey comes to mind. Paul McCartney with Grohl, Smear, and Novoselic is something else entirely, but it's NOT Macca & Nirvana.


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2012-12-17 02:29:37 PM  
My wife and I chose Keenan as our favorite cast member years ago. I didn't like his Nickolodean stuff, but at my age, I wasn't supposed to. It was a good night for him, so we were happy. I thought his response to Jackson was sharp, and I always like when someone addresses the elephant in the room.

My wifes truley dislikes Kristen Wiig, Martin Short, Paul Schaffer, and 'Wonderful Christmas Time'. She was ready to tune out after the monologue. The Bennett Brothers saved the show for her. I was watching a Netflix doc on him last week and kept thinking what a great job Baldwin does with him.
 
2012-12-17 02:43:20 PM  
I too used to hate 'what up with that' until I found the Skelton key that opens the sketch to brilliance. Just watch Jason sudekis is the red track suit. Seriously funny every single time. He does not phone that bit in
 
2012-12-17 02:45:22 PM  

meanmutton: kanesays: The biggest piece of suck on the telecast was Keenan Thompson with that awful What's Up With That? B.S.

Good lord, he's awful. And that skit is nails on a chalkboard.

You misspelled "damn funny".


There's actually people out there that find "What's up with that?" funny? I dislike this alternate universe. Help me find a way back home.
 
2012-12-17 02:52:17 PM  
Good Lord, what a dreary, colorless, humorless world some of y'all inhabit.
 
2012-12-17 03:00:57 PM  

had98c: meanmutton: kanesays: The biggest piece of suck on the telecast was Keenan Thompson with that awful What's Up With That? B.S.

Good lord, he's awful. And that skit is nails on a chalkboard.

You misspelled "damn funny".

There's actually people out there that find "What's up with that?" funny? I dislike this alternate universe. Help me find a way back home.


Honestly, it's the background that's funny. Sudeikis doing his dancing is just amazing (plus his ridiculous walk after the dance is over), the look at Sam Jackson's face the entire time really made me wonder if he knew what was coming (which was awesome), the fact that they have a legitimate special guest who just sits there and smiles the entire time in the #2 chair is awesome.

Know what's great, though? If you don't like it you can just change the channel or skip over the skit. That's what's awesome about living in the future -- we have a bazillion different things to choose from and if you don't find something entertaining, there has to be SOMETHING on your DVR or Hulu or Netflix or OnDemand or one of the three or four hundred different channels you get on your TV or YouTube or some random website or, hell, even in a book.
 
2012-12-17 03:12:54 PM  

had98c: There's actually people out there that find "What's up with that?" funny? I dislike this alternate universe. Help me find a way back home.


It is a throwback of sorts to the dead-horse-beating SNL of old, but there are always gems in that sketch mostly attributable to the reactions of the unused guests (Carrie Brownstein in this case) and the song&dance team doing what they do (Sudekis especially).

Did anyone else catch Samuel L grabbing the mic from the backup singer to join in at the end?
 
2012-12-17 03:16:47 PM  

had98c: meanmutton: kanesays: The biggest piece of suck on the telecast was Keenan Thompson with that awful What's Up With That? B.S.

Good lord, he's awful. And that skit is nails on a chalkboard.

You misspelled "damn funny".

There's actually people out there that find "What's up with that?" funny? I dislike this alternate universe. Help me find a way back home.


I liked it the first time I saw it. Then it got old really quick. I think last night worked for me because it hadn't been on in a while and Sudekis, Samuel L and Hader absolutely killed it. I don't know how Hader keeps a straight face when he's "Snubbed Lindsay Buckingham".
 
2012-12-17 03:22:17 PM  
The Royal OB/GYN sketch was outstanding, even the most hardened SNL hater has to admit that much.
 
2012-12-17 03:29:30 PM  

xsarien: The Royal OB/GYN sketch was outstanding, even the most hardened SNL hater has to admit that much.


I LOVED that one. It does make me wonder how many of those were pulled out right there for the first time.
 
2012-12-17 03:32:30 PM  
I loved the episode but don't have as much to say as those of you who hated it.
 
2012-12-17 03:41:34 PM  

The Baron: I too used to hate 'what up with that' until I found the Skelton key that opens the sketch to brilliance. Just watch Jason sudekis is the red track suit. Seriously funny every single time. He does not phone that bit in


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This! My wife and I usually watch the show on Tivo so we can fast forward through the Lana Del Ray moments, and we are always waiting for Sudekis hit the stage in the track suit. The running joke with Lindsey Buckingham is also works because Hader is awesome.

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2012-12-17 03:45:08 PM  

meanmutton: I LOVED that one. It does make me wonder how many of those were pulled out right there for the first time


Hader was really struggling to not laugh, which makes me think at least a few of those were not something he'd heard, because he usually doesn't break, except with Stefon. And with Stefon, what he sees on the cue cards that night is often something he hasn't seen before, the writer(s) put it in there just for the live show intentionally trying to crack him up.
 
2012-12-17 03:47:23 PM  

had98c: meanmutton: kanesays: The biggest piece of suck on the telecast was Keenan Thompson with that awful What's Up With That? B.S.

Good lord, he's awful. And that skit is nails on a chalkboard.

You misspelled "damn funny".

There's actually people out there that find "What's up with that?" funny? I dislike this alternate universe. Help me find a way back home.


It's almost as if humor is subjective and people find things funny based on their background and not what you think is entertaining.

Must be a real odd place you inhabit...
 
2012-12-17 04:32:47 PM  
SNL is good these days, and with, in my opinion, a much wider variety of attractive ladies (Cecily Strong, Nasim Pedrad, Vanessa Bayer, and the strangely compelling Kate McKinnon) than ever before.

Y'all can back off. I'll be over here enjoying stuff.
 
2012-12-17 04:35:46 PM  
Guess I'm also not as cool as the Taste Patrol - I have thought that this entire season has been pretty much gold so far. Sure, there's been a couple of duds, but way more hits than misses.
 
2012-12-17 04:52:43 PM  

Diogenes: The pageant audition made me a laugh a bit. Martin Short yelling at McCartney got me. "That your cue, Monty!"


Agreed. I was rolling during that line.
 
2012-12-17 04:57:15 PM  

had98c: meanmutton: kanesays: The biggest piece of suck on the telecast was Keenan Thompson with that awful What's Up With That? B.S.

Good lord, he's awful. And that skit is nails on a chalkboard.

You misspelled "damn funny".

There's actually people out there that find "What's up with that?" funny? I dislike this alternate universe. Help me find a way back home.


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/wrong part of the sketch, best I could find.
 
2012-12-17 04:59:36 PM  
I didn't see it but SNL hasn't been funny since never. I DON'T OWN A TEEBEEEEEEEEE
 
2012-12-17 05:23:52 PM  
Wait SNL is still on the air? Who knew?
 
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