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Old 10-21-16, 02:39 PM
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SNL (S42E04) -- 10/22/16 -- H: Tom Hanks -- MG: Lady Gaga

Tom Hanks is hosting for his 9th time...



... and Round 3 of TRUMP v. CLINTON:


<fieldset style="width: 500px; margin: 0px auto; font-size: smaller;"><legend>Season 42 (2016-2017)</legend>
SNL (S42E01) -- 10/01/16 -- H: Margot Robbie -- MG: The Weeknd
SNL (S42E02) -- 10/08/16 -- H: Lin-Manuel Miranda -- MG: twenty one pilots
SNL (S42E03) -- 10/15/16 -- H: Emily Blunt -- MG: Bruno Mars
SNL (S42E04) -- 10/22/16 -- H: Tom Hanks -- MG: Lady Gaga
</fieldset>
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Re: SNL (S42E04) -- 10/22/16 -- H: Tom Hanks -- MG: Lady Gaga

Hopefully Tom Hanks will shoot some life into tonight's episode.
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Re: SNL (S42E04) -- 10/22/16 -- H: Tom Hanks -- MG: Lady Gaga

One more hosting gig and Tom will hit the 10-Timers Club (currently four members).
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Re: SNL (S42E04) -- 10/22/16 -- H: Tom Hanks -- MG: Lady Gaga

Black Jeopardy was actually funny.

Next new ep is November 5th and we get host Benedict Cumberbatch and musical guest Solange.
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Re: SNL (S42E04) -- 10/22/16 -- H: Tom Hanks -- MG: Lady Gaga

Solange?
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Solange?
Beyonce's sister
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Re: SNL (S42E04) -- 10/22/16 -- H: Tom Hanks -- MG: Lady Gaga

I want to be David S. Pumpkins for Halloween.
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I don't know what was happening during the Halloween skit.
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I want to be David S. Pumpkins for Halloween.
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/27514247698930534/
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Now I just need a couple of skeleton sidekicks!
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Vanessa Bayer has some seriously fat, pale, and mole-y upper arms. -- #StillWouldFuck
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Re: SNL (S42E04) -- 10/22/16 -- H: Tom Hanks -- MG: Lady Gaga

Black Jeopardy was very good and very funny. The cold open was also good.
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Re: SNL (S42E04) -- 10/22/16 -- H: Tom Hanks -- MG: Lady Gaga

Some funny bits in there. Hanks rarely disappoints.
Also liked both Lady Gaga songs.
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Re: SNL (S42E04) -- 10/22/16 -- H: Tom Hanks -- MG: Lady Gaga

Another great Hanks episode.

I always wonder... Who makes some SNL episodes so good and some so bad? Does someone like Hanks bring his own ideas and maybe a writer or two? Do they save the best sketches for certain guests? Or do the actors just elevate the same material that would otherwise bomb with the wrong host?
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Re: SNL (S42E04) -- 10/22/16 -- H: Tom Hanks -- MG: Lady Gaga

The Sully sketch cracked me up, just the way Hanks delivered some of those lines
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Re: SNL (S42E04) -- 10/22/16 -- H: Tom Hanks -- MG: Lady Gaga

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Some funny bits in there. Hanks rarely disappoints.
Also liked both Lady Gaga songs.
Yeah, Gaga was great, as usual.
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Re: SNL (S42E04) -- 10/22/16 -- H: Tom Hanks -- MG: Lady Gaga

Tom Hanks even makes the stupid skits work.
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Tom Hanks even makes the stupid skits work.
Though even he couldn't save whatever the fuck that CBS Transparent-clone sitcom bit was supposed to be. My take was that they were pointing out that any 30 minute show is considered a comedy for Emmy consideration, but there was absolutely nothing funny about the prerecorded bit, not even in the absurdist sense.
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Re: SNL (S42E04) -- 10/22/16 -- H: Tom Hanks -- MG: Lady Gaga

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I want to be David S. Pumpkins for Halloween.
Are we supposed to know who that is?
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Are we supposed to know who that is?
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Yes it is. Watch the skit again, and pay attention to what Beck Bennett says the first time he says David Pumpkins.
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Yeah, Gaga was great, as usual.
:thumbs:

Agreed! Her new album (and new direction) definitely takes a few repeat listens to grow on you but it's great!

Kudos to her for taking us someplace new (who knew rocknroll could sound so retro?)

and as she recently pointed out, the difference between her and Madonna is 'she writes her own stuff'

Truly talented woman.
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Yes it is. Watch the skit again, and pay attention to what Beck Bennett says the first time he says David Pumpkins.
Any questions?
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Another great Hanks episode.

I always wonder... Who makes some SNL episodes so good and some so bad? Does someone like Hanks bring his own ideas and maybe a writer or two? Do they save the best sketches for certain guests? Or do the actors just elevate the same material that would otherwise bomb with the wrong host?
Good question. I think in part having someone as talented as Hanks distracts from the incredibly weak cast they are currently stuck with. If only they could have Hanks/Baldwin on the show every week.

Anyway, it was a 100X better than last week's episode.
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One of the things that makes Hanks great is that he goes all-in with the silliness, which is a great counter-point to the gravitas he has as a dramatic actor, so there is an added layer to the performance and comedy.

If Adam Sandler turned up as David S. Pumpkins, it would just be stupid is as stupid does, but there is something extra to seeing Hanks give something so pointless and ridiculous his all.

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