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(E! Online)   This unaired Justin Bieber SNL sketch got cut for a good reason: it's a glorious disaster   (eonline.com) divider line 41
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2013-06-26 02:14:50 PM
So, parts of that were supposed to be funny?
 
2013-06-26 02:23:42 PM

bingethinker: So, parts of that were supposed to be funny?


The concept of a kazoo brace made me laugh a tiny bit.
 
2013-06-26 02:28:43 PM

Diogenes: bingethinker: So, parts of that were supposed to be funny?

The concept of a kazoo brace made me laugh a tiny bit.


I'm sure it was funnier when they were writing it. "And then he puts on a guitar with FOUR necks! Haahahaha!"
 
2013-06-26 02:58:34 PM
I forced myself to go four minutes, does it ever get interesting?
 
2013-06-26 03:00:26 PM
I don't even want to see it, given how so many of the sketches they do decide to air aren't funny.
 
2013-06-26 03:10:17 PM
Won't click the link. I'd rather be Rickrolled.
 
2013-06-26 03:16:35 PM
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2013-06-26 03:37:11 PM
While it would have never been one of the greats, I think with a few little changes (mostly pacing) and a reactive audience it could have at least worked.

According to the linked article the audience was all pre-teen girl Bieber fans and they just didn't get any of it.
 
2013-06-26 03:41:52 PM

bingethinker: So, parts of that were supposed to be funny?


Horrendous. I know when they have real performers host the show, they'll sometimes suggest sketches maybe even write bits of them. I wonder how much of this came from Miss Beiber.
 
2013-06-26 03:50:09 PM
Here, Saturday Night Live.  Let me help you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGZLELC9RCs
 
2013-06-26 03:51:21 PM

TuteTibiImperes: While it would have never been one of the greats, I think with a few little changes (mostly pacing) and a reactive audience it could have at least worked.


Well, that's really what everyone wants in a late-night sketch comedy show: sketches that just barely work.

Seriously, SNL has been so bad for so many years, how is it still on the air?
 
2013-06-26 03:53:15 PM
I actually thought that the idea of that sketch was good.

No so much funny as clever/creative/absurd. Sometimes i like that better (like the Luis CK show). However, they needed a lot more work on the delivery.
 
2013-06-26 03:56:54 PM
I did giggle a little bit when they did the first reaction shot of the Steve Harvey Show audience.
 
2013-06-26 03:57:20 PM

Easy Reader: Here, Saturday Night Live.  Let me help you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGZLELC9RCs


That. Was................ AMAZING! Thank you sir for making my day :)
 
2013-06-26 03:59:33 PM
Wow. That dragged more than I knew SNL sketches could drag. And it pulled the absurdity down with it. Too bad it had to be Bieber hosting. Someone like Hugh Laurie might have saved it.
 
2013-06-26 04:06:41 PM
I don't get it, bad writing and not funny Bill Hader, and it's Bieber's fault? I don't think any star could have saved that.

/Not a Beiber fan
//Middle aged so I don't care either way.
///Just calling it like I see it..
 
2013-06-26 04:15:09 PM

DSanchez: I don't get it, bad writing and not funny Bill Hader, and it's Bieber's fault? I don't think any star could have saved that.

/Not a Beiber fan
//Middle aged so I don't care either way.
///Just calling it like I see it..


He didn't say it was Bieber's fault, though he did insinuate that the pre-teen Bieber fan audience wasn't the right group for that skit.  The audience can really make or break a routine - what brings the house down with one crowd can fall flat on another, and as a performer if you aren't getting any positive reaction from your audience, it just kills your energy and things spiral downhill from there.

If anything it's an interesting study - what about that skit 'killed' in the writing room?  Was it pacing, the audience, or the execution that made it fall apart when they actually put it together?
 
2013-06-26 04:40:50 PM
slowest, least suspenseful train wreck ever. I can't even buy the performers' take on it.
 
2013-06-26 05:04:47 PM
You can't blame that one on Bieber.
 
2013-06-26 05:10:21 PM

TuteTibiImperes: If anything it's an interesting study - what about that skit 'killed' in the writing room?


Well, in the commentary they noted that no one laughed at the four neck guitar, one guy in the audience mouthed "what is this?" and they immediately suggested that meant he didn't know anything about comedy.

I understand enough about comedy to know that an absurd prop isn't automatically funny.
 
2013-06-26 05:17:42 PM
Anything without two dozen cookies?
 
2013-06-26 05:42:05 PM
I'm amazed that everyone on SNL hasn't died of embarrassment yet.
 
2013-06-26 07:11:19 PM
It might have been funnier if jb played the old guy
 
2013-06-26 07:45:50 PM
I dunno, seeing Justin Bieber scared shiatless after almost having a wall of the set fall on him was worth the watch in my book.
 
2013-06-26 07:47:03 PM
Bill hader will be missed, he had the Harvey Korman disease (couldn't keep his laughter contained, and you just laugh with him)
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http://www.avclub.com/articles/commemorate-bill-haders-snl-departure -w ith-a-bunch,97952/
 
2013-06-26 08:26:36 PM

toyotaboy: Bill hader will be missed, he had the Harvey Korman disease (couldn't keep his laughter contained, and you just laugh with him)
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http://www.avclub.com/articles/commemorate-bill-haders-snl-departure -w ith-a-bunch,97952/


What's he doing, making that face with his bare hands? If he isn't and it's fully-formed then I feel terrible for him, he has a terrible farking face full of odd sized eyes and derp.
 
2013-06-26 08:30:27 PM

Easy Reader: Here, Saturday Night Live.  Let me help you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGZLELC9RCs


Those were the days, my friend.  Saturday night, the wretched little brats I was babysitting were sound asleep, and I sat in the living room watching SNL.  <sigh>.
 
2013-06-26 09:03:01 PM
NO, I'm not giving anything directly related to that twatwad a click.
 
2013-06-26 09:07:42 PM

toyotaboy: Bill hader will be missed, he had the Harvey Korman disease (couldn't keep his laughter contained, and you just laugh with him)


I only remember him breaking during the Stefon sketches, and that was only because he had no idea what the club names were going to be beforehand. The bit was that his writing partner was trying to make him laugh.

And we are all better for it.
 
2013-06-26 10:14:36 PM
shame it wasnt bad because of beiber.. that was just a horrible snl skit from the get go, bad bad writing.
 
2013-06-26 10:15:42 PM

TuteTibiImperes: DSanchez: I don't get it, bad writing and not funny Bill Hader, and it's Bieber's fault? I don't think any star could have saved that.

/Not a Beiber fan
//Middle aged so I don't care either way.
///Just calling it like I see it..

He didn't say it was Bieber's fault, though he did insinuate that the pre-teen Bieber fan audience wasn't the right group for that skit.  The audience can really make or break a routine - what brings the house down with one crowd can fall flat on another, and as a performer if you aren't getting any positive reaction from your audience, it just kills your energy and things spiral downhill from there.

If anything it's an interesting study - what about that skit 'killed' in the writing room?  Was it pacing, the audience, or the execution that made it fall apart when they actually put it together?


He might be talking to me. It wasn't at all Bieber's fault that the sketch bombed. But if they'd had a comedian hosting (e.g., Hugh Laurie or Steve Martin), they might have ad libbed a bit and made it funny. Of course, the audience would have been better for it, too.

Who knows. What's done is done.

And I really want a Dr. Seuss horn now.
 
2013-06-27 12:03:13 AM
Its just not funny. Not her fault. What ever a Bieber is.
 
2013-06-27 02:24:40 AM
Wife and I laughed heartily.  Good writing.  This thread disappoints.
 
2013-06-27 03:03:25 AM
I don't know what you guys are talking about, the kazoo/synth combo was comedy gold.
 
2013-06-27 08:26:00 AM
Am I the only one that doesn't see a video at the linked page?

Can someone give me a direct link?

Thanks.
 
2013-06-27 08:40:47 AM
Canton: But if they'd had a comedian hosting (e.g., Hugh Laurie or Steve Martin), they might have ad libbed a bit and made it funny. Of course, the audience would have been better for it, too.

Fair enough, since the skit never aired, this would be a great way to test this.  Do the skit over again when Hugh Laurie or Steve Martin, etc. is hosting.
 
2013-06-27 08:44:50 AM
Nevermind, I found it it here.
 
2013-06-27 08:49:31 AM
Just a disaster, not glorious.
 
2013-06-27 08:56:50 AM
I thought it was kind of funny...
 
2013-06-27 11:21:32 AM

"Up in the Writer's Room, people were going crazy".....


Yeah, I'll bet.



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2013-06-27 02:20:34 PM
It was as good as a lot of what they've aired. I only watched about 30 seconds of their commentary. I'm sure the "disaster" aspect of it was a lot funnier to them than to me.
 
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