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Old 02-22-03, 11:28 PM
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Saturday Night Live - 2/22/03 - Christopher Walken & Foo Fighters

There's an announcement thread a few pages back I think, and I wasn't sure whether to start a new one or add to that, so feel free to merge if better.

We always expect the best when Walken hosts, but it's almost like this week he showed up in the studio and yelled at everyone to stop sucking ass and make a good show for once. It's been a while since SNL has made me laugh as consistently as tonight. I want to give all credit to Walken, but the writing is also much better than recent weeks too. And holy carp, talk about the guest appearances.

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Old 02-22-03, 11:36 PM
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"Colonel Angus" kicks ass...

Also helps Will Farrell showed up as well...
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Old 02-22-03, 11:38 PM
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The Continental's boycott of French products was brilliant.

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Old 02-22-03, 11:44 PM
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Does NBC replay these? Since I really wanted to see this.
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Old 02-22-03, 11:47 PM
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Does NBC replay these? Since I really wanted to see this.



They repeat a lot of the season, but it's too early to tell which episodes will be shown again and when. I assume this one will get at least one replay before the year's out, though.

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The question that everyone wants to know, since Will had a cameo, was there a cowbell part 2?
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Old 02-22-03, 11:59 PM
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Great episode. Whats with all the cameos!!!

Steve Martin
Britney Spears
Will ferrel
Jim Carrey

The last skit was awful, and the monolouge was basically the same as last time (walken singing), but other than that, great episode.
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The question that everyone wants to know, since Will had a cameo, was there a cowbell part 2?



No. He did a bit on Weekend Update and then appeared again for his Lovah.

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Old 02-23-03, 12:00 AM
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I missed the first 30 mins but from what I saw it was pretty good.

"Colonel Angus" was hilarious.

I miss Will Ferell so it was good to see him back.
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I missed the first 30 mins but from what I saw it was pretty good.



Correct me if I missed something, but they opened with 'Hardball' with Walken as the French Foreign Minister and Parnell as the Undersecretary of Defense. It was just like the Otter Farm. Walken blindly opposed the US just to be stubborn, and Parnell thought the solution to everything was to bomb it. Ah, politics. Hardball's not the same without Paul Begala though.

Then they did a pretty funny "Pranksters" show with Walken doing some creepy "pranks" on the "stiffly stiffleson" at work (i.e. hid behind his car in the parking lot and beat the crap out of him with a tire iron). PRANK!!! WHAMMY!!!

Then, I think, was the aforementioned Continental and a pretty funny bit with guys stranded in a liferaft with the most idiotic Captain.

But the best thing of the night, which I hope you didn't miss was "Black History Month Celebrates Lucious Claymont," the first man to ever stand up and yell, "oh, no you di'n't!!!" at a movie in a theater.

I think that's about all that happened in the first 30 mins.

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Chris Walken was good even though his material wasn't all that funny.

The Xtina Aguilera impersonation was dead on though.
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Anyone else notice the gut on Walken? He looked like he's carrying twins.
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Originally posted by ClarkKentKY
Great episode. Whats with all the cameos!!!

Steve Martin
Britney Spears
Will ferrel
Jim Carrey

The last skit was awful, and the monolouge was basically the same as last time (walken singing), but other than that, great episode.
Jim Carrey was on? How the heck did I miss that? Which skit? The Steve Martin and Britney Spears cameos were pointless and not funny.

As for the rest of the show, this is two weeks in a row of homeruns for SNL! The material this week wasn't as good as last week, but Walken more than made up for it with his performance.

It was great seeing Will Ferrell and Rachel Dratch reprise their roles of Roger and Virginia (me & my lovah), I always love that bit. Of course, it's pretty much the same bit every time, but it's their delivery and the payoff ("Get the HELL off me!")

No show next week, and Queen Latifah hosts the week after. I'm not confident that this quality streak will extend to three consecutive shows.

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Needed more cowbell...
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IMO, the skits still suffer from the writers' lack of ability to create an ending. The skits seem to exist for the sake of a few jokes and then just end leaving you going, "Huh?...That's it?" Steve Martin was totally wasted and should have stayed "in bed", and so was the fact that Britney was wearing a half-shirt and didn't stand up.
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Old 02-23-03, 02:36 AM
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Originally posted by das Monkey
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I missed the first 30 mins but from what I saw it was pretty good.


But the best thing of the night, which I hope you didn't miss was "Black History Month Celebrates Lucious Claymont," the first man to ever stand up and yell, "oh, no you di'n't!!!" at a movie in a theater.
Yeah I caught that. That one was pretty funny. I remember they used to do those all the time on In Living Color.

I turned it on during the lifeboat sketch which wasn't that bad from what I could tell.
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It wasn't bad, but I was sort of bored. I think I'm not totally awake right now, so that might be a factor, but it wasn't an amazing show. There were some definitely funny sketches, but not an amazing episode. Some sketches did fall flat, too.

My favorite sketch was the Colonel Angus sketch. I'm so immature. :P The Christina Aguilera impersonation was good, as well.

I saw Jim Carrey at the very end, but didn't actually see him in a sketch. So what's that supposed to mean?

Anybody find it odd that Queen Latifah is hosting soon, but she is not the musical guest? She does have a new single out too, it's not too great. I'm suprised she's not performing, but I'm interested in hearing Ms. Dynamite perform live. She's supposedly very good.

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Old 02-23-03, 03:15 AM
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Jim Carrey came on during the Foo fighter's second song, and played his leg.

And no, I'm not telling you what that means.
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The best thing about this ep..? [Besides Walken & the Foos]

The fact that half the cast [size=1[the SUCKY half][/size] seemed to be MIA [Or had GREATLY diminished roles..]!

Jimmy wasn't on until 40 minutes into it -- and then he was just on WU & a brief introduction during the Stand Up skit
That guy who does drunk girl is only on for about 2 mins

The Pranksters skit was pretty dull until Walken came on
The Continental was great
The life raft skit was funny.

And Will was back [go see Old School..funny stuff]

for this ep.

[BTW...who's the musical guest for the next ep..?]
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Old 02-23-03, 07:11 AM
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I really liked the episode as well. I think that Rogue is onto something with the non appearance of so many cast members. Jimmy Fallon had very little skit time, which meant that he didn't have an opportunity to start to laugh halfway through and ruin the skit (as he and Sanz always do). I really liked Colonel Angus and Black History Month, and most of the others were decent (except the last skit). Overall, a good show.
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Will was on to remind you of his face so you will go see Old School out this weekend.

Steve was on for the same reason except his movie is called Bringing Down the House out in 2 weeks.

Jim Carrey...Who the heck knows? Either he is a big fan of the Foo Fighters or he is legally insane. Bruce Almighty won't be released for months.

Britney was on because Lorne Michaels dangled a shiny object in front of her from her apartment and walked her to the studio.
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Jim Carrey was on for shites and giggles and also for Bruce Almighty

Next week the guest is Ms. Dynamite, hew new song is "It Takes More"
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My favorite skit was 'Colonel Angus' but after that I didn't think the rest was really memorable. Walken definitely seemed to be reading cue-cards.

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Walken definitely seemed to be reading cue-cards.
"Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man."


anywho...I can't always tell if he is reading or not due to his
one...ofa.........kind..delivery
his pauses do help him perform live though
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of all the Walken Continental skits I've ever seen, this was one of the worst. I stopped watching it after that.
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