Saturday Night Live (SNL) 2017-2018 Season Thread

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Turnaround, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. BeatlesObsessive

    BeatlesObsessive Forum Resident

    lol... meanwhile he'll explain to us why the conflation of wages, income, and assets shouldn't be so tightly bundled as it was in those good old days by us old timers(80 cent loaves of bread,20 cent gas, 10 free 8 track tapes out of the tv guide, green stamps, dishes and Christmas albums from the gas station and bank... ) ... we have to come up with a term like whippersnappers instead of millennials and gen y'ers!
     
  2. czeskleba

    czeskleba Forum Resident

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    Ebersol did not prohibit political humor, but according to Gary Kroeger the political humor was deliberately "cartoony" rather than satirical or edgy during Ebersol's tenure.
     
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  3. Gems-A-Bems

    Gems-A-Bems Forum Resident

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    Perhaps his memory is faulty. He certainly doesn’t seem to recall performing in this sketch

    Moot - Video Dailymotion
     
  4. czeskleba

    czeskleba Forum Resident

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    Or perhaps he's talking in general about his entire tenure on the show, not just one non-representative episode. My recollection is that the Jesse Jackson episode was much more political, in a more pointed way, than was typical of the show.
     
  5. Gems-A-Bems

    Gems-A-Bems Forum Resident

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    Or, perhaps his memory is faulty regarding the political humor during his tenure.
     
  6. czeskleba

    czeskleba Forum Resident

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    If that's the case, you should be able to give us a long list of harder-edged political sketches that appeared during Kroeger's tenure (on episodes besides the Jesse Jackson one). Let's see it.
     
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  7. Well, that was about as good a cold open as we could've hoped for this week.
     
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  8. OldSoul

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    Awesome first sketch, and The Chosen One was pretty good too. I have a good feeling about this episode.
     
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  9. Pete Davidson's good tonight, inne?
     
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  10. deepscan

    deepscan New Member

    Looks like this is gonna be the first Baldwin/Trump-free show of the season. Aside from the cold opening, no surprise cameos.
     
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  11. OldSoul

    OldSoul Forum Resident

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    This was a really solid episode. Not sure if it was truly better than last week, or the lack of awkward humor made it seem better, but I enjoyed it.
     
  12. Saintbert

    Saintbert Active Member

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    I had high hopes for Gal Gadot, since she comes out as such a natural presence. And she didn't disappoint. The show was solid. My favourite bit was the "first date." Kenan Thompson was great in that one. A few of the sketches didn't seem to go anywhere - I guess they just had to try something with Wonder Woman... That sketch could have been replaced with a Pete Davidson one. Or maybe it was his. The new cast member Heidi Gardner was great as the teen in the Naomi Show.
     
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  13. modrevolve

    modrevolve Forum Resident

    We were eating breakfast this morning while watching last night’s episode and I almost choked on my pancake during the OJ sketch :laugh:
     
  14. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

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    I love Gal Godot but was disappointed. I know she's never done anything like this before but it reminded me of when they have a host who's not an actor or performer. Seemed like her cue card position was so far away from the person she was playing opposite from. Not sure what that's about but it made the delivery flat. Thought the writing was weak and uninspired too. Oh well.
     
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  15. rburly

    rburly This space for rent

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    One thought I had was that Keenan is being heavily utilized now, which I usually enjoy. It was sort of a meh show overall for me. I also felt the writing suffered again. We'll see next week.
     
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  16. Splungeworthy

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    You said it perfectly...:)
    She could not have stared harder at those cue cards.
     
  17. Shawn

    Shawn Forum Resident

    I've been a bit bored with the two episodes this season. Baldwin as Trump is getting a bit long in the tooth after all this time, Gosling's multiple 'crack-ups' in the premiere (and his very tedious monolog) were annoying and the sketches have only gotten a few chuckles out of me. I'll give it another week before I take it off the DVR schedule.
     
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  18. Culpa

    Culpa Forum Resident

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    I thought for sure Baldwin would have done Harvey Weinstein this week. Lots of comedy potential there!
     
  19. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

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    The opening with Jason Aldean was a nice surprise. Much better than the actual music guest, but I'm just no fan of Sam Smith. The "first date" sketch was the best of the night. Very funny. I also liked the two guys in the desert hallucinating and the Safelite bit, though I doubt Safelite appreciated that.
     
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  20. Saintbert

    Saintbert Active Member

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    Oh yeah, the Safelite one was good. Beck Bennett is so good at hinting at creepiness of various kinds. I recently watched a sketch called "Mr. Westerberg" on YouTube and thought the same vis-a-vis Hallmark.
     
  21. agentalbert

    agentalbert Forum Resident

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    Not even a mention on WU was curious.

    And I thought the new girl Heidi Gardner did well in the talk show sketch where Aidy Bryant was her mother.
     
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  22. chacha

    chacha Forum Resident

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    I agree. I thought his band sounded great. He sang off pitch for most of the song which bugged me. Great idea though.
     
  23. Deesky

    Deesky Forum Resident

    Gal was super engaging in the opening skit, but yeah, her so obviously reading cue cards in the later skits was distracting. She's an actor, why couldn't she have memorized the lines? OJ skit was the strongest, the rest pretty meh. Also hated the whiny singer.
     
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  24. Matthew Tate

    Matthew Tate Forum Resident

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    I thought this episode was much better than last week
     
  25. PlushFieldHarpy

    PlushFieldHarpy Forum Resident

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    I thought the Sam Smith song, "Pray", was surprisingly okay. He's a singer who commands your attention, for whatever that's worth.
     

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