I fast-forwarded through the kissy family. Been there, done that, squicked out every time.
I have to say - last night’s show wasn’t the greatest, but ZG brought a welcome unhinged quality to every sketch he was in. And what’s up with his beard? Was he wearing a fake one? 'Cause he definitely didn’t have it in that beauty pageant talk show skit toward the end.
I love the What Up With That sketch, though last night’s was the weakest I’ve seen.
Also, WOW can SNL suck. Watching the show the whole way through is painful. It’s a wonder the clips on hulu can be so good sometimes.
I haven’t watched SNL for years, but as far back as the show’s beginning they’ve been recycling the same unfunny sketches over and over.
Somehow they came up with recipes for two kinds of sketches:
brilliant concept for a 1-minute sketch, performed for 5 minutes so it gets old immediately, and then repeated from week to week for the rest of the year with the idea that it has somehow become classic.
The best thing about the overly affectionate family is it lets you know just how game the guest is.
If they don’t participate in the sketch at all, they ain’t that game.
James Franco, on the other hand, had his tongue down Andy Samberg’s throat for half the sketch. That sort of thing gives me a more favorable opinion of James Franco.
Then again, James Franco’s appearance was great in general because he came out and started hyping up a movie that didn’t exist. Gotta love the people in the audience who were clapping with excitement for this nonexistent film.
Edit: Zach Drops by the Set should just be a regular, once a week thing.
Most of this week’s episode wasn’t worth it, but I LOVED the opening monologue and What’s Up with that? Jason Sudeikis in that track suit dancing the way he does gets me every time. As does the cymbal music that starts up the songs during the guest conversations. So good.