Saturday Night Live: Bradley Cooper/TV On The Radio - VIDEOS
by Annie Wu, posted Feb 8th 2009 5:02PM
(S34E15) Bradley Cooper, who are you and what are you doing on Saturday Night Live? I IMDb'd him before watching the episode and despite having seen many of his projects, I still couldn't attach him to anything. Is he best known for something? Or is He's Just Not That Into You his big break-out? Well, regardless, his performance in this episode wasn't mind-blowing, but at least it wasn't cringe-worthy either (exceptions can be considered for the Christian Bale sketch). The writers didn't give him anything terribly exciting and in the end we were left with a pretty forgettable episode. Here are some video highlights.
Cold Open (Reid/Pelosi): Bitter Democrats are inherently funny, so this was pretty amusing. Nothing laugh-out-loud, though.
"The Today Show": These are a little chuckle-worthy, but I'm curious to know if one has to be familiar with that hour of the Today Show to fully enjoy it. I usually have better things to do than watch Kathie Lee Gifford self-destruct int he mornings, like eat cereal and stare at the wall.
"I'm Gonna Have Sex With Your Wife": What? I guess this Bradley Cooper fellow is known for playing assholes. The only mildly amusing part of this was the looks of crushing self-loathing on the husbands' faces.
"I'm On A Boat": After Andy and Jorma teamed up for "Jizzed In My Pants", it was only fair for Akiva to get some starring action too. This song wasn't quite as catchy as "Jizzed In My Pants", but the quality of the video was spectacular. These things just get more and more hilariously professional looking. I also respect the boys for making the most out of these musical connections they have while they're still on SNL. It's going to be infinitely harder to get musical guests like T-Pain when a program isn't practically throwing these opportunities at them week after week. Don't forget The Lonely Island's new album "Incredibad" comes out on the 10th. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to hunt down a nautical themed pashmina afghan for maximum stylin'.
"Weekend Update": This week's Update was okay overall. Mark Spitz and James Harrison were all right, but Bjork really made me laugh. I'm surprised SNL doesn't use her more; there's a wealth of crazy in there. Seth taking on the Michael Phelps-themed "Really?!?" was pretty interesting too. It wasn't quite as fun as it was with Amy, but Seth definitely pulled it off. His final call-out to the photographer was perfect. "You're a dick. I mean, really."
"Bad Guys, Good Conversation": This wouldn't have been funny even when the characters were relevant. I did like the modified pictures though, especially Bill Hader's extra-creepy Buffalo Bill one.