Saturday Night Live: Best of TV Funhouse
There were so many animated shorts in this episode, that I'm only going to write about my favorite ones:
Ambiguously Gay Duo: I feel like we haven't seen
Ace and Gary for a really long time. Ace and Gary are trying to defeat the ice monster while all the evil guys are
debating over whether they're gay. When they're frozen in ice, the heat of Ace's hand on Gary's butt melts the ice and
then they mount each other and fly up the ice monster's butt to defeat him. Classic.
Fun with Audio/Mission Accomplished: I'd never seen this one! President Bush dressed in different outfits to represent the things he's speaking of (flight suit, Spock outfit, Jesus). Good political fun.
Bambi: I love badass Bambi! To show its patriotism, Disney comes out with Bambi 2002 where Bambi's mother returns with a head wound ("You're not dead!") and then they both kick ass, Matrix-style, with the forest animals chanting, "USA! USA! USA!".
Saddam and Osama: This went by so fast that I had a hard time reading the subtitles. I found the commercials to be the funniest. The 'Rocks!' commercial killed me, though: Palestinian kids with specially-decorated rocks to throw at Jewish soldiers. Did anyone notice the credits of that cartoon listed Sean Penn as a writer? Ha!
Sexual Harassment and You: I adore Fred Armisen. His googly eyes at all the women in his office were great. This pointed out a great double-standard in offices: the creepy-looking guys can't get away with sexual harassment but the handsome guys can... because they're handsome.
Michael Jackson: Michael Jackson picking up kids with a Saturday morning cartoons look. So wrong but so funny. But so wrong that I had that uncomfortable laugh. Jackson gets special glasses that make women look like Webster, 'BP' ("Before Pubes"- gross!). He hooks up with Tara Reid and lusts over her because she looks like a little boy.
Peanuts Power: The Peanuts gang realize they "possess an awesome power". By waving their hands near broken down stuff (like cars, homeless and hookers), they can make them shiny and new! There was also a nod to this spoof in the Jews at Christmas song.
What cartoons did you wish they included in the show?