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(Mediaite)   This week on "SNL," Justin Timberlake-as-Elton John updates "Candle in the Wind" for dearly departed presidente Hugo Chavez (video)   (mediaite.com) divider line 78
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2013-03-10 12:22:51 AM
I thought he only used that song for dead blondes.
 
2013-03-10 12:24:24 AM
I was thankful my bladder was empty when the parrot with the matching red beret came up.
 
2013-03-10 12:28:51 AM
The show's still in progress and there's already video up.  We won't even get it out here for another two hours.  But I may be tempted to stay up and tune in.  Timberlake belongs in the pantheon of great SNL hosts, with Steve Martin, Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Christopher Walken, maybe a couple others.  We all made fun of the boy bands, but that dude is versatile and talented.
 
2013-03-10 01:42:05 AM
Is SNL still on? It hasn't been funny since 1975. I never watch it. I don't even own a TV.
 
2013-03-10 03:53:39 AM
That's an insult to Sir Elton.

/never did understand what people see in Justin Timberlake
 
2013-03-10 06:03:04 AM
NuvaBling sketch was great.."Shine on your gine" lol. Also "jerking off a horse" was great. Surprised that got through the censors.

Kate McKinnon is best of the new kids.

/thank god for no Californians.
 
2013-03-10 06:21:55 AM

Lorelle: That's an insult to Sir Elton.

/never did understand what people see in Justin Timberlake


I heard he cares about poor people a lot
 
2013-03-10 07:03:27 AM

Lorelle: never did understand what people see in Justin Timberlake


It's the way he has while dancing inside a fabric box.
 
2013-03-10 07:04:07 AM
Good episode, as mentioned above... Dude is really talented. Opening monologue was great.
 
2013-03-10 07:13:54 AM

propasaurus: Is SNL still on? It hasn't been funny since 1975. I never watch it. I don't even own a TV.


I don't even own electricity
/bored
 
2013-03-10 07:35:59 AM
Great premise, the parrot line was funny, but the rest....kinda meh.
 
2013-03-10 07:52:54 AM
i want to hate justin...but just can't
 
2013-03-10 08:02:23 AM
Good episode.  Hard to miss when you have that kind of talent around you.  Jennifer Lawrence must be pissed.  Justin gets Ackroyd, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Alec Baldwin, Andy Samberg, Tom Hanks, Martin Short, Jay-Z and Paul Simon.  She got "Celebrity Dog Chef".
 
2013-03-10 08:28:22 AM
Justin Timberlake is up there in my punch-in-the-face list.

Also most of the clip's I've seen from recent SNLs impress me as about a crude and funny as Republican attempts at humor.
 
2013-03-10 08:33:23 AM

mr lawson: i want to hate justin...but just can't


I hate him simply for the fact that he's tapped more insanely hot ass than any man has a right too. Seriously, what perfect ten hasn't he laid?
 
2013-03-10 08:34:04 AM
In other news, Genaralissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.
 
2013-03-10 08:38:08 AM
Good episode.

And Akroyd REALLY, REALLY needs to lose weight.
 
2013-03-10 08:49:13 AM

BigBooper: mr lawson: i want to hate justin...but just can't

I hate him simply for the fact that he's tapped more insanely hot ass than any man has a right too. Seriously, what perfect ten hasn't he laid?


Selma Hayek?
 
2013-03-10 09:04:18 AM

HairBolus: Justin Timberlake is up there in my punch-in-the-face list.


Weird.  I don't like boy bands, I don't like modern pop music, and am decidedly not disposed towards liking Timberlake - but he has a sense of humor and does a great job every time he's on SNL.  He won me over by being funny and a likable guy.

Maybe you need to see the show in context and not isolated sketches, though I doubt a cool dude like you would condescend to watching a show that hasn't been good since (insert cast member here) left.
 
2013-03-10 09:07:08 AM

weirdneighbour: propasaurus: Is SNL still on? It hasn't been funny since 1975. I never watch it. I don't even own a TV.

I don't even own electricity
/bored


I know a great sketch comedy show. You've never heard of it though and wouldn't understand it
 
2013-03-10 09:10:23 AM

weirdneighbour: propasaurus: Is SNL still on? It hasn't been funny since 1975. I never watch it. I don't even own a TV.

I don't even own electricity
/bored


Fire?  Whar fire?
 
2013-03-10 09:23:40 AM
See, that isn't even conceptually funny.  Setting aside the fact that execution is the difficult part of comedy, I can't even picture it in my mind in any way that would make it even mildly amusing. 
And after watching that clip I have to say that everything I was thinking of was better than what ended up on the screen.  That was "Mr. Rogers land of make-believe" bad.

If that is what you folks think is funny, I am glad you have it and don't begrudge you watching and enjoying it.  But in the same breath I would suggest that your horizons are not nearly as broad as they could be.
 
2013-03-10 09:30:08 AM
An insult to Elton John is what he did himself.

As classy as Eric Clapton rededicating "Tears in Heaven" to someone else.

/Why not? We re-use Happy Birthday on everyone, right?
 
2013-03-10 09:41:39 AM

yeegrek: Good episode.  Hard to miss when you have that kind of talent around you.  Jennifer Lawrence must be pissed.  Justin gets Ackroyd, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, Alec Baldwin, Andy Samberg, Tom Hanks, Martin Short, Jay-Z and Paul Simon.  She got "Celebrity Dog Chef".


And you'd think with all that star power, the skits they were in would have been funnier.
 
2013-03-10 09:46:54 AM

This Face Left Blank: Maybe you need to see the show in context and not isolated sketches


You mean that the rest of the show is so bad that this looks good and funny in comparison?

Would you also recommend that I watch a lot of professional wrestling so that I can appreciate the true stars better?
 
2013-03-10 09:49:38 AM

Summoner101: BigBooper: mr lawson: i want to hate justin...but just can't

I hate him simply for the fact that he's tapped more insanely hot ass than any man has a right too. Seriously, what perfect ten hasn't he laid?

Selma Hayek?


Bradley Cooper?
 
2013-03-10 10:07:35 AM
Not a big fan of either Justin of SNL, but that was funny.
 
2013-03-10 10:17:43 AM
Watching it now.  The Crystal Skull Vodka on the shelf in the five-timers club is a nice touch.
 
2013-03-10 10:29:09 AM
I try hating on Justin, but I just can't. Seems like he has his act together.
 
2013-03-10 10:30:39 AM

HairBolus: This Face Left Blank: Maybe you need to see the show in context and not isolated sketches

You mean that the rest of the show is so bad that this looks good and funny in comparison?

Would you also recommend that I watch a lot of professional wrestling so that I can appreciate the true stars better?


Me?  Recommend something to YOU?  Nah, I'm just gonna stand in the corner over there and listen to what the cool kids like you say is OK to like.
 
2013-03-10 10:48:23 AM

BigBooper: mr lawson: i want to hate justin...but just can't

I hate him simply for the fact that he's tapped more insanely hot ass than any man has a right too. Seriously, what perfect ten hasn't he laid?


Remember when people just assumed he was gay?
 
2013-03-10 10:50:51 AM

This Face Left Blank: HairBolus: Justin Timberlake is up there in my punch-in-the-face list.

Weird.  I don't like boy bands, I don't like modern pop music, and am decidedly not disposed towards liking Timberlake - but he has a sense of humor and does a great job every time he's on SNL.  He won me over by being funny and a likable guy.

Maybe you need to see the show in context and not isolated sketches, though I doubt a cool dude like you would condescend to watching a show that hasn't been good since (insert cast member here) left.


I too hate most modern top-40 (not modern music, just the commercial sh*t), and I genuinely wanted to hate Timberlake. But the dude is talented, doesn't seem stupid, and has a sense of humor. While I don't like his music, it's obvious the guy has serious skills. So in the end, I'm forced to like him.
 
2013-03-10 11:13:17 AM
The butthurt in this thread is STRONG.

/don't normally like SNL
//that clip made me laugh
 
2013-03-10 11:16:46 AM

bborchar: The butthurt in this thread is STRONG.

/don't normally like SNL
//that clip made me laugh


I just watched the whole episode.  Like most SNL, it had a very strong start (Candle in the Wind, Five-Timers Club, Dating Game, Restaurant Mascot), and then nosedived rather quickly.

I've always said that SNL would be great if it was half-an-hour shorter.  Even the original cast rarely had enough great material for a full 90 minutes.
 
2013-03-10 11:19:24 AM

NeoCortex42: bborchar: The butthurt in this thread is STRONG.

/don't normally like SNL
//that clip made me laugh

I just watched the whole episode.  Like most SNL, it had a very strong start (Candle in the Wind, Five-Timers Club, Dating Game, Restaurant Mascot), and then nosedived rather quickly.

I've always said that SNL would be great if it was half-an-hour shorter.  Even the original cast rarely had enough great material for a full 90 minutes.


You nailed it.
 
2013-03-10 11:22:46 AM
This is the funniest SNL skit that Justin Timberlake ever did:

(sorry for the hulu link)

Saturday Night Live: Immigrant Tale
 
2013-03-10 11:23:46 AM

NeoCortex42: bborchar: The butthurt in this thread is STRONG.

/don't normally like SNL
//that clip made me laugh

I just watched the whole episode.  Like most SNL, it had a very strong start (Candle in the Wind, Five-Timers Club, Dating Game, Restaurant Mascot), and then nosedived rather quickly.

I've always said that SNL would be great if it was half-an-hour shorter.  Even the original cast rarely never had enough great material for a full 90 minutes.


Fixed it for you but totally agree. At one point I wanted to watch all of the episodes, I only made it through the first half of the first season before giving up. They have never had consistently strong episodes. There would always be a couple of sketches that were funny and the rest would be a snore. This was true with the original group all the way up until now including the Mike Myers/Dana Carvey years (aka the golden age)
 
2013-03-10 11:23:58 AM

dickfreckle: I too hate most modern top-40 (not modern music, just the commercial sh*t), and I genuinely wanted to hate Timberlake. But the dude is talented, doesn't seem stupid, and has a sense of humor. While I don't like his music, it's obvious the guy has serious skills. So in the end, I'm forced to like him.


Dick in a Box really changed the national straight man's opinion on him.  We all hated him before that, but once he turned out to be funny he was ok.
 
2013-03-10 11:24:17 AM

Mugato: I thought he only used that song for dead blondes.


Chavez had his 'manscaping' dyed blond for Castro.
 
2013-03-10 11:25:08 AM

ChrisDe: I try hating on Justin, but I just can't. Seems like he has his act together.


Uh, he's praising Hugo Chavez.

I didn't see it, but it seems he doesn't have his act together.

And everytime I've tuned into SNL in the last 30 years at best I only got a chuckle.
 
2013-03-10 11:27:07 AM

MikeSass: See, that isn't even conceptually funny.  Setting aside the fact that execution is the difficult part of comedy, I can't even picture it in my mind in any way that would make it even mildly amusing. 
And after watching that clip I have to say that everything I was thinking of was better than what ended up on the screen.  That was "Mr. Rogers land of make-believe" bad.

If that is what you folks think is funny, I am glad you have it and don't begrudge you watching and enjoying it.  But in the same breath I would suggest that your horizons are not nearly as broad as they could be.


It must be difficult for someone of your delicate intellectual sensibilities to have to rub shoulders with the great unwashed masses.
 
2013-03-10 11:31:26 AM
For you young farkers you must check out SCTV for sketch comedy, not live but tons more hits than misses
 
2013-03-10 11:34:25 AM
That's what Chavez gets for trying to introduce European-style socialism in the American hemisphere.
He should have just used all that oil wealth to build palaces and giant wealth inequities like our loyal friends in the Mideast, the Saudis and the UAEers.
Because when you use a nation's resources to help its people, that's SOCIALISM.
 
2013-03-10 11:38:34 AM

HotIgneous Intruder: That's what Chavez gets for trying to introduce European-style socialism in the American hemisphere.
He should have just used all that oil wealth to build palaces and giant wealth inequities like our loyal friends in the Mideast, the Saudis and the UAEers.
Because when you use a nation's resources to help its people, that's SOCIALISM.


Well, on the bright side, he did keep between one and two billion for himself so I guess he isn't all bad.
 
2013-03-10 11:42:15 AM

voidkat: An insult to Elton John is what he did himself.

As classy as Eric Clapton rededicating "Tears in Heaven" to someone else.

/Why not? We re-use Happy Birthday on everyone, right?


It turns out "Happy Birthday" is itself a reuse. The original lyrics were "Good morning to you".
 
2013-03-10 11:48:01 AM

Happy Hours: ChrisDe: I try hating on Justin, but I just can't. Seems like he has his act together.

Uh, he's praising Hugo Chavez.

I didn't see it, but it seems he doesn't have his act together.


It's a joke. Holy shiat.  Do you think he personally praises Hugo Chavez?
 
2013-03-10 12:15:43 PM

Happy Hours: ChrisDe: I try hating on Justin, but I just can't. Seems like he has his act together.

Uh, he's praising Hugo Chavez.

I didn't see it, but it seems he doesn't have his act together.

And everytime I've tuned into SNL in the last 30 years at best I only got a chuckle.


There was a satire bit early in the show, yes.
 
2013-03-10 12:18:11 PM

MikeSass: See, that isn't even conceptually funny.  Setting aside the fact that execution is the difficult part of comedy, I can't even picture it in my mind in any way that would make it even mildly amusing.
And after watching that clip I have to say that everything I was thinking of was better than what ended up on the screen.  That was "Mr. Rogers land of make-believe" bad.

If that is what you folks think is funny, I am glad you have it and don't begrudge you watching and enjoying it.  But in the same breath I would suggest that your horizons are not nearly as broad as they could be.



Wow.  You just hit the nail on the head.  It's like I suddenly feel my whole life has been a waste.  A sham. To think that I've wasted all these years laughing at things that weren't even funny.  How could I have been so stupid as to go with my instincts on something as important as humor without seeking the guidance of those who truly know what humor is.
 
2013-03-10 12:18:13 PM

HotIgneous Intruder: That's what Chavez gets for trying to introduce European-style socialism in the American hemisphere.
He should have just used all that oil wealth to build palaces and giant wealth inequities like our loyal friends in the Mideast, the Saudis and the UAEers.
Because when you use a nation's resources to help its people, that's SOCIALISM.


Exactly, because when I think European Socialism, I think narco-terrorism, seizure of assets, forced labor, and rule by decree.
 
2013-03-10 12:31:11 PM

Peaceboy: The show's still in progress and there's already video up.  We won't even get it out here for another two hours.  But I may be tempted to stay up and tune in.  Timberlake belongs in the pantheon of great SNL hosts, with Steve Martin, Tom Hanks, Alec Baldwin, Christopher Walken, maybe a couple others.  We all made fun of the boy bands, but that dude is versatile and talented.


Agreed. I keep remembering a commercial he did a few years back where he ends up on the lawn of a pretty girl working on her tan and says 'Welllll hellllllooooo' and then gets smacked in the head with a telephone. It was darned funny and showed he had no problem making himself look like a doofus.

Plus this:
Only caught him singing 'Coat and Tie'. It was good but it made me realize how thin and reedy his voice is. That song could become a standard with the right singer.

His performance was good though.
 
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