June 23, 2007

Saturday Night Live bright spots/assorted mish-mash

Happy Saturday! Hope you all have had a great start to the weekend!
For this week's posts, I would like to focus on Saturday Night Live. I just came across a fairly recent clip from the show, the "Penelope" skit, and thought it was pretty funny.(I am posting a link to both of the Penelope clips below)
I, like many other people have lost interest in SNL over the years. I don't stay up to watch it anymore, even with a few bright spots like Will Ferrell and some of the female comics like Kristin Whig (who does the Penelope skits) Maya Rudolph, and Amy Poehler, that have seemed to invigorate the show in recent years. I remember as a teenager staying up late to watch the show and seeing Eddie Murphy, John Belushi, Gilda Radner, Chevy Chase and Dan Aykroyd, and John Belushi, etc. make me laugh my head off! I think part of the problem with the show in the later years, was that they would draw out some of these skits each week so that they were not funny after the 10th time. I hope they don't do more "Penelope" skits. That sketch isn't thick enough to draw out much more than 2 -3 times.

"Penelope" (*I updated this link-The others were taken down-I guess NBC is cracking down because of the copyright issues, so laugh while you can at this remaining "copy"
http://www.planetvids.com/html/SNL-Penelope.html

I thought Maya Rudolph and Amy Poehler were hilarious in this satire about America's Next Top Model show!
http://www.yourdailymedia.com/media/1129289072

David Blaine Street Magic parody Part 2:




I have always loved Robert Smigel's TV Funhouse animations: Here is one that parodies the Dora cartoons! (the humor is lost if you haven't sat down with your little ones when they are watching Dora)
*(There might be an advertisement first)
http://www.spikedhumor.com/articles/93346/SNL_TV_Funhouse_Maraka.html


Speaking of Robert Smigel, i have been wanting to post some Triumph clips! Next time i post i will have some!

Here is the Riverdance Rap:








Man, its hard to believe that people were pitching cigarettes as healthy back in the day!




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3 comments:

American Scot said...

Thanks for referring me to your blog!
LMAO! I love TV Fun House! IMHO they should scrap the rest of the show and do a whole hour of this stuff!

American Scot said...

I watched the David Blaine parody and nearly pissed myself!

Tallfreak said...

Thanks for linking to my blog! I didn't know my blog was slow to load though. I haven't gotten any complaints but I'll work on speeding it up!