Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What I Liked About Drew Barrymore/Regina Spektor

So, because I can't bring myself to go through this one sketch by sketch & because I love Drew Barrymore so much and can't bear to criticise her, I'm going to go through a list of what I liked about this episode.

  • Drew Barrymore's monologue - the premise being all the Barrymores were Valley Girls. Favourite Barrymore - Bill Hader doing Hamlet. High-larious!
  • Commercial parody for University of Westfield. Funny & concise.
  • Justin Long's cameo as Matthew McConaughey & Abby Elliott's eerily perfect Anna Faris impression. (Sketch as a whole didn't do it for me though)
  • Vinny Vedecci's scrolling list of women he had to apologise to.
  • James Carville on WU.
  • Digital Short - wonderfully whimsy & random.
  • Will Forte's character Hamilton reciting Love In This Club
  • Drew Barrymore's bumper photos - dayum girl!
  • Regina Spektor's second performance.

And that's about it. As far as actual sketches go, the show was pretty weak & only surpassed Megan Fox's show due to Drew Barrymore's wonderful on-screen presence. Writing was so weak & even WU wasn't up to scratch.

I'm not even gonna grade this one, but it makes 1 mediocre show & 2 bad shows this season.

This Saturday - Gerard Butler. Oi.


John Smith said...

No mention of Ladies Billiards? A couple of the funniest lines of the night were in that sketch.

Levi said...

Not that great of a show, but I thought the season premiere was great despite Fox being the host. The sketches were just so much funnier.