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After all the SNL chatter on here that I started, I come across this article: Rolling Stone announced its pick of the greatest SNL sketch of all time. Probably not a surprise to anyone who's watched the show as long as I have. Here's the article: http://screen.yahoo.com/snl-be.....00356.html

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After all the SNL chatter on here that I started, I come across this article: Rolling Stone announced its pick of the greatest SNL sketch of all time. Probably not a surprise to anyone who's watched the show as long as I have. Here's the article: http://screen.yahoo.com/snl-be.....00356.html

:-D That's a good one. I think my favorite is still "Who Shot Buckwheat."

I tend to like the "weird" ones that used to get relegated to the last half hour. There's a really obscure one during Jay Mohr's five seconds on the show called "Good Morning Brooklyn" that a friend and I used to quote all the time.

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wetsroosa said
After all the SNL chatter on here that I started, I come across this article: Rolling Stone announced its pick of the greatest SNL sketch of all time. Probably not a surprise to anyone who's watched the show as long as I have. Here's the article: http://screen.yahoo.com/snl-be.....00356.html

:-D That's a good one. I think my favorite is still "Who Shot Buckwheat."

I tend to like the "weird" ones that used to get relegated to the last half hour. There's a really obscure one during Jay Mohr's five seconds on the show called "Good Morning Brooklyn" that a friend and I used to quote all the time.

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"Mr. Wheat?"
"Yes?"
*shot* *shot* *shot*
"We have breaking news... Buckwheat has just been shot..."

LOVE that skit. If I had to pick a favorite skit, it'd have to be Eddie Murphy as Stevie Wonder as a record executive and Stevie Wonder auditioning for the label. If you've never seen it, Stevie starts out singing badly, gradually gets better but not by much, then suddenly he UNLEASHES a verse of "I Wish" (if I recall correct) that tore the house down and even caused Joe Piscopo to lose it and get excited. Applause dies down, then Eddie, never breaking character and without missing a beat, replies "No man, you still suck." That was the same episode Stevie debuted "Overjoyed," perhaps his best song ever, and that's saying something. 

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This Buckwheat thing, is it got anything to do with John? I only ask because before he was shot the conversation reportedly went

""Mr. Lennon?"

"Yes?""

 then he got shot.

 

Apologies if im reading whats not be be read or if this post is too morbid for some.

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This Buckwheat thing, is it got anything to do with John? I only ask because before he was shot the conversation reportedly went

""Mr. Lennon?"

"Yes?""

 then he got shot.

 

Apologies if im reading whats not be be read or if this post is too morbid for some.

It's more in mode with the Reagan assassination attempt, but I wouldn't doubt whoever wrote that skit took a cue (not sure how else you'd word it) from Lennon's death, too. You couldn't dare get away with that nowadays, but it was a different time back in 1982.

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wetsroosa said

meanmistermustard said
This Buckwheat thing, is it got anything to do with John? I only ask because before he was shot the conversation reportedly went

""Mr. Lennon?"

"Yes?""

 then he got shot.

 

Apologies if im reading whats not be be read or if this post is too morbid for some.

It's more in mode with the Reagan assassination attempt, but I wouldn't doubt whoever wrote that skit took a cue (not sure how else you'd word it) from Lennon's death, too. You couldn't dare get away with that nowadays, but it was a different time back in 1982.

Thats what i was thinking. Looking at it now and reading it seems a bit close to the mark but times were different back then. Not complaining as i dislike how some are trying to make comedy inoffensive to all.

Not sure if this is the right/full sketch but i think it is.

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Honestly, I never made a connection to John, even as a 10-year-old Beatle fan. I think the skit was satirizing media coverage oversaturation of both the JFK and Reagan shootings. You barely had time to process what had happened and the media was already telling you how you felt. It's par for the course now, but at the time, that was ripe for satire. And it was after the obsession with "Who Shot JR?"

And, yes, that clip is part of it, MMM. It was an epic skit that they kept coming back to with developments during that episode, with Joe Piscopo as Ted Koppel.

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Currently a documentary on the Everly Brothers reunion concert on BBC 4, half expecting one to punch or smash a guitar over the other. Damn, their voices are good and the music is of course fantastic.

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Watched 10 minutes of the much hyped Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway. Such utter brain-dead nonsense with an audience who would applaud a piece of mouldy sandwich if it was put on show (so typical ITV) that i turned over to Fawlty Towers which is still brilliant and incredibly funny despite having seen each episode a ridiculous amount of times. 

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I've been watching this Brooklyn Nine-Nine show a lot. It's pretty hilarious. Andy Samberg is currently in the top 10 funniest people on Earth, by the way. Wish he was still on SNL. Along with Armisen, Hader, and Meyers, who are also in that top 10. (I may have to expand the top 10)

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I haven't watched any telly since 'Babylon' on Channel 4 last week, that I can think of. It's just not very good at the moment.

 

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I've been watching this Brooklyn Nine-Nine show a lot. It's pretty hilarious. Andy Samberg is currently in the top 10 funniest people on Earth, by the way. Wish he was still on SNL. Along with Armisen, Hader, and Meyers, who are also in that top 10. (I may have to expand the top 10)

Haven't seen Brooklyn 99 (4 year old commanders the TV) but I do want to see how Meyers does with the Late Night franchise when he starts on Monday. Armisen is leading the Late Night band but I think it's safe to say he'll be in a few skits as well. With Meyers' new show, Fallon's Tonight Show and SNL, Lorne Michaels pretty much owns NBC at this point (he exec produces and runs all three). Fallon hasn't quite gotten it down on the Tonight Show yet, though the Brian Williams "Rapper's Delight" mashup they did is one of the funniest bits of comedy I've ever seen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....YCeIgt7hMs

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Getting ready to watch the Gold medal mens hockey game...  Being on the west coast, it starts at 4am here!  GO CANADA!

 

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Line of Duty - excellent original BBC drama. Gripping stuff with a great storyline, script, acting and no daft music coming in whenever something is about to happen, therefore alerting you to the fact something is about to happen, and which also deafens you. 

True Detective - US drama currently being shown on Sky Atlantic. Only seen the first episode but same as with Line of Duty, just top quality US drama instead. 

Both programmes display how tv shows should be made. And about time too.

Still watching Hostages (UK channel 4), which is getting more ridiculous with every episode - and the plot holesa-hard-days-night-ringo-14a-hard-days-night-ringo-13. I think its currently on episode 8, feels like episode 23. Still another 34 to go, or some other number which is too big.

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Endeavour -  I've found a way to watch ITV shows that don't involved getting told to buy cat food, bleach and all other stuff i don't care about - ITV on demand. It's like watching a DVD as you can watch the programme whenever you want all the way thru with no interruptions every 10 minutes. 

As for Hostages its 348 weeks in and the storyline has moved slower than an asthmatic ant with heavy shopping (thank to Blackadder Goes Forth for the ant part). Bored doesn't cut it.

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Binge-watching "Orange Is the New Black." Thought I'd stop after one episode and got sucked right in.

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Catching up on the new version of "Cosmos" now. Loving it so much.

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Just "Mad Men" and "Bob's Burgers" and the hockey of course.

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I'm watching this documentary film right now.  It's a pretty interesting music documentary.

 

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^^ Speaking of music documentaries, I'm in the middle of 20 Feet from Stardom, the film about back-up singers that won the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature. Right now they're showing featuring "Wah-Wah" during the Concert for Bangladesh (Claudia Lennear was among one of the back-up singers).

As an aside, I was surprised to learn that Luther Vandross, one of my favorite artists, was a back-up singer on David Bowie's "Young Americans" album.

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