11.23.09 8 years ago 13 Comments

What with me being on the West Coast and writing about sports this weekend, I wasn’t around to watch “Saturday Night Live.” And yet, somehow, the world continued spinning. Crazy but true.

Strangely enough, the last time I didn’t watch “SNL” was the same time that the first of Kenan Thompson’s “What Up With That?” sketches aired. I loved the first one because it turned so many “SNL” conventions on their heads: it’s a talk show sketch that isn’t the usual lame talk show sketch, it features guest stars and blatantly refuses to use them in any meaningful way, and the fact that the skit goes on too long is part of the joke. That said, I REALLY hope this doesn’t become a recurring skit. Because this could get old real fast.

Anyway, I didn’t catch anything on Twitter about people thinking it was a terrible episode, so I’m going to assume that host Joseph Gordon-Levitt did a decent job until I finally get around to watching this a week from now. I like JGL despite the three names thing. Brick was awesome, and he was really good in Mysterious Skin despite that movie creeping me the hell out. It’s pretty funny to joke about beating and raping someone with a shampoo bottle, but it’s something else entirely to watch it happen.

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