Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > TV Talk
Reload this Page >

SNL 01/22/22 (S47E11) — H: Will Forte - MG: Måneskin

TV Talk Talk about Shows on TV

SNL 01/22/22 (S47E11) — H: Will Forte - MG: Måneskin

Old 01-24-22, 11:07 AM
  #26  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 1999
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 24,517
Received 97 Likes on 64 Posts
Re: SNL 01/22/22 (S47E11) — H: Will Forte - MG: Måneskin

For the record, "MacGyver" ended 30 years ago (1985-92).
Old 01-24-22, 12:19 PM
  #27  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 10,359
Received 569 Likes on 442 Posts
Re: SNL 01/22/22 (S47E11) — H: Will Forte - MG: Måneskin

Originally Posted by GuessWho View Post
For the record, "MacGyver" ended 30 years ago (1985-92).
Yeah, that was what I was getting at, even if the current MacGruber skits aren't even referencing the original show anymore. Even when the skit first started it was already outdated.

But hey, there's popular skits some people dislike (I never liked Julia Sweeney's "Pat", or Al Franken's Stuart Smalley, hell the only good Matt Foley bit was the very first one), as well as weird 12:50 "filler" sketches that have me laughing my ass off.

Will Forte still has one of the best SNL moments of all time though, when he was the basketball coach who did the dance to the theme from Casino Royale. Of course, half of the fun of that was Andy Samberg and Kenan Thompson trying everything they could not to bust up laughing.
Old 01-24-22, 01:21 PM
  #28  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Posts: 9,974
Received 513 Likes on 387 Posts
Re: SNL 01/22/22 (S47E11) — H: Will Forte - MG: Måneskin

Originally Posted by Jonno2006 View Post
Would of ya'll want Roddy Rich instead? cripes. Maneskin weren't amazing but shouldn't we celebrate an act on SNL that is Rock n Roll? People playing their instruments and not some mumble rapper or some vapid pop star...
I don't believe that it is in SNL's mission statement to bring real rock to the audience, so I don't dismiss the validity of an act based on whether they are rock, rap, pop, country.

I don't care how the music is getting made, I would just like to enjoy hearing it, and since TV is a visual medium, I like it when acts "do something" to make it interesting to look at.

In all 100% seriousness, since I watch almost no music videos, they could just show those and I would be fine, as long as I liked the song.
Old 01-24-22, 01:30 PM
  #29  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Posts: 9,974
Received 513 Likes on 387 Posts
Re: SNL 01/22/22 (S47E11) — H: Will Forte - MG: Måneskin

Originally Posted by Goldberg74 View Post
Good grief... they first song they sang was "Beggin'" (made famous by the Four Seasons and then reinvented by a French DJ a few years ago which was used on the Step Up 3D soundtrack) .
Oh, the song is a very minor hit from the 1960s AND it was in Step Up 3D??? Of course, I should have recognized it!
Old 01-24-22, 03:33 PM
  #30  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 10,359
Received 569 Likes on 442 Posts
Re: SNL 01/22/22 (S47E11) — H: Will Forte - MG: Måneskin

Originally Posted by Count Dooku View Post
I don't believe that it is in SNL's mission statement to bring real rock to the audience, so I don't dismiss the validity of an act based on whether they are rock, rap, pop, country.

I don't care how the music is getting made, I would just like to enjoy hearing it, and since TV is a visual medium, I like it when acts "do something" to make it interesting to look at.

In all 100% seriousness, since I watch almost no music videos, they could just show those and I would be fine, as long as I liked the song.
I actually agree with you on the rock part. While I would like it if SNL was nothing but indie rock bands, that's never been their aim with the MG. In fact, if you look at the first few seasons, it's almost all soul, jazz, and funk bands (keeping in mind that at the time, SNL was still a gutsy "experiment", as no one stayed home on Saturday nights to watch TV. So it wasn't exactly the top destination for any talent, yet). There's some rock acts who were big at the time, and a few no-name indies who ended up hitting it big (like acts from the CBGB scene. Patti Smith, Talking Heads, B-52s. I wonder how the local Ramones never made an SNL appearance, ever).
Today's music scene is primarily driven by pop, and hip-hop, and it would be foolish of the show to not include those acts. So yeah, I totally see why they do that.

Where you and I disagree, obviously, is on the presentation of those bands. We just see it differently, as I want to see a live "concert-like" performance. I DO care how the music is getting made, and the thousands of concert halls and live music nightclubs all around the world indicate that a lot of people still want to see music performed live, rather than just watch a music video.
Old 01-24-22, 04:14 PM
  #31  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Posts: 9,974
Received 513 Likes on 387 Posts
Re: SNL 01/22/22 (S47E11) — H: Will Forte - MG: Måneskin

Originally Posted by Paff View Post
Where you and I disagree, obviously, is on the presentation of those bands. We just see it differently, as I want to see a live "concert-like" performance. I DO care how the music is getting made, and the thousands of concert halls and live music nightclubs all around the world indicate that a lot of people still want to see music performed live, rather than just watch a music video.
If anyone is that interested in seeing live music performed on a stage right in front of their eyes, it's Saturday night, go to one of the millions of concert halls and live music nightclubs all around the world and do it. This is a TV show that features about 10 minutes of music performance each week.

But yes, and I absolutely loathe this expression, we will have to agree to disagree. Like I posted before:
Well, at least I now know the depth of your conviction about this.
Old 01-24-22, 05:57 PM
  #32  
DVD Talk Legend
Thread Starter
 
Goldberg74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 17,679
Received 244 Likes on 151 Posts
Re: SNL 01/22/22 (S47E11) — H: Will Forte - MG: Måneskin

Originally Posted by Count Dooku View Post
Oh, the song is a very minor hit from the 1960s AND it was in Step Up 3D??? Of course, I should have recognized it!
Well, if you put it that way...

I have two teenagers in the house and over the past few months, as they've been in TikTok, I've heard "Beggin'" as the backing tracking quite frequently... maybe that is what is adding to its resurgence.
Old 01-24-22, 06:44 PM
  #33  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Posts: 9,974
Received 513 Likes on 387 Posts
Re: SNL 01/22/22 (S47E11) — H: Will Forte - MG: Måneskin

Originally Posted by Goldberg74 View Post
I have two teenagers in the house and over the past few months, as they've been in TikTok, I've heard "Beggin'" as the backing tracking quite frequently... maybe that is what is adding to its resurgence.
I see the song was nominated as one of the top "Trending Songs" at the recent American Music Awards, so there ya go, I'm just too old to know or care about it.
Old 01-24-22, 08:54 PM
  #34  
DVD Talk Legend
 
JeffTheAlpaca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: CA
Posts: 18,035
Received 289 Likes on 245 Posts
Re: SNL 01/22/22 (S47E11) — H: Will Forte - MG: Måneskin

I too was hoping for a Falconer sketch too or take out one MacGruber sketch.

A Hamilton Whiteman sketch should have been included in the call sheet.



Old 01-24-22, 08:59 PM
  #35  
DVD Talk Legend
 
whotony's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: ^ Kristen Bell
Posts: 20,911
Received 214 Likes on 172 Posts
Re: SNL 01/22/22 (S47E11) — H: Will Forte - MG: Måneskin

Originally Posted by Daytripper View Post


It's odd, I watched two episodes of the Peacock show and he looked exactly the way he did in the movie. But he looked off/odd on this show. Not so much older, but like he had fillers done or something.
I noticed that too. Soemthing was off. Not counting the bad wig.
Old 01-24-22, 09:20 PM
  #36  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Posts: 9,974
Received 513 Likes on 387 Posts
Re: SNL 01/22/22 (S47E11) — H: Will Forte - MG: Måneskin

Do all the people lamenting the heavy presence of MacGruber on the show understand that Forte stars in a MacGruber TV series that is streaming on Peacock?

That's why he was hosting to begin with.
Old 01-24-22, 09:29 PM
  #37  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 5,876
Received 150 Likes on 111 Posts
Re: SNL 01/22/22 (S47E11) — H: Will Forte - MG: Måneskin

Well, I definitely won't start watching the MacGruber show now that the character has become all about politics.
Old 01-24-22, 09:40 PM
  #38  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 43,247
Received 599 Likes on 483 Posts
Re: SNL 01/22/22 (S47E11) — H: Will Forte - MG: Måneskin

The show itself is similar to the movie, not the skits.

I think it was the hairdo on Ryan Phillippe that was throwing me for a loop.

MacGruber going all alt-right did fit the character well, but I hope to never see another reference to to that idiot Shaman again.

Last edited by RichC2; 01-24-22 at 09:53 PM.
Old 01-25-22, 01:34 PM
  #39  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Posts: 9,974
Received 513 Likes on 387 Posts
Re: SNL 01/22/22 (S47E11) — H: Will Forte - MG: Måneskin

Originally Posted by RichC2 View Post
but I hope to never see another reference to to that idiot Shaman again.
probably going to be the next senator from arizona when he gets out o prison
Old 01-25-22, 01:36 PM
  #40  
DVD Talk Godfather & 2020 TOTY Winner
 
Decker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Vegas, Baby!
Posts: 60,775
Received 2,864 Likes on 1,880 Posts
Re: SNL 01/22/22 (S47E11) — H: Will Forte - MG: Måneskin

Originally Posted by Count Dooku View Post
probably going to be the next senator from arizona when he gets out o prison
Man, him vs Sinema. That's a tough choice....

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.