Saturday Night Live: Jon Bon Jovi/Foo Fighters - VIDEOS
"Monologue": Mr. Jon Bon Jovi, what the hell were you wearing? Was that a sportscoat with leather sleeves over another leather top? For shame, Jon Bon Jovi, for shame. Poor Richie Sambora stumbled on his guest appearance, but Bon Jovi saved him, dragged his band on the stage and played music. Surprise, surprise.
"Ohhhh!": SNL used to have some pretty funny fake game shows but I feel like the latest ones have all been fairly lackluster. This one was no exception. Although I'm sure some of Jon Bon Jovi's lady fans were pretty satisfied with what he was wearing. The man doesn't age, apparently.
"A Visit with Former Vice President Al Gore": Sometimes I wish that Darrell Hammond would just leave the show once and for all. I like the guy, but he's been on for too long. But then there are moments like this where they can't help but use Hammond because he's the only one who can do these impressions. Donald Trump, Dick Cheney, Chris Matthews, another older white guy who has been in the news recently... It's all Hammond! He's probably not going away until this decade passes.
"SNL Digital Short: People Get Punched Just Before Eating": I. Loved. This. I didn't get it, but I loved it. The music was spectacular, Andy's facial expressions and victory dances were spectacular, the Foo Fighters getting punched was spectacular. Yeah, it was great. I'm pretty sure the decision to finish with a Zombie Dance went something like this...
Jorma and/or Akiva: So, Andy, we've got you punching people and... how do we want to end this?
Andy: [shrug] Zombie dance.
Jorma and/or Akiva: Sure.
Andy, Jorma, and Akiva: [smooooke]
I'm just sayin'.
"Dane Cook for ALCS": Jason Sudeikis' Dane Cook impression is pretty much spot-on when it comes to the voice. If only he could get that posture down. He's got the puffed-out chest going on, but he needs to pace around a bit more and pump up the ego. You can do it, Sudeikis!
"La Rivista Della Televisione con Vinny Vedeci": After all the times I've seen this sketch and character, I'm still not super jazzed about it. The only thing I consistently enjoy is the fact that Will Forte is always on the side, silently eating spaghetti.
"Weekend Update": Fairly weak this week. I did like Fred Armisen's political comedian, though. I felt like I was listening to the self-proclaimed "politically-aware" college students I deal with all the time. Generally, that just means complaining about the mass media, bitching about Bush, and wearing ironic t-shirts.
"Dane Cook for NLCS": See comments for "Dane Cook for ALCS". It was the same thing, don't lie to yourself.
"NBC: Football Afternoon": Filler. Oh, that was such filler.
"Bon Jovi": I think this sketch addressed an issue that most Bon Jovi listeners have pondered. It was a fun take on the question, but I feel like they could have pushed it so much further.
"Iconoclasts": Now, I enjoyed this immensely. Maybe it's the sleep deprivation talking, but a recurring sketch with Kenan Thompson's Charles Barkley and Kristen Wiig's Bjork in an Odd Couple living situation would be hilarious. It's the sleep deprivation, isn't it? Oh well. I laughed. It was one of the better sketches of the night.
"Foo Fighters": As much as I love these guys, I felt like we didn't need to see them. Bon Jovi performed twice, so why didn't they just be the musical guest? J.Lo's done double duty before, why not Bon Jovi?
Next time (well, next new episode): Brian Williams and Feist! BRIAN WILLIAMS! My heart swells with glee! Judging from his appearances on The Daily Show and cameos on SNL, Williams is going to make a great host. He has a lovely deadpan delivery that I think will translate well to the show. I even dare to say it's a little Kevin Spacey-like.
|1 - Horrible||31 (5.5%)|
|5 - Amazing! Bon Jovi forevah!||326 (58.2%)|