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  posted on 2/16/2015 at 10:47 AM
A hilarious trip down memory lane.

Many funny moments and some snoozers, just like the show in general.

Some highlights for me: Jerry Seinfeld taking questions from the crowd, the Wayne's World segment, and perhaps an unintended really funny part:

Christopher Walken introducing musical guest Kanye West and he pronounced his name : Can Yay - ha, ha.

I'm convinced Walken probably hasn't a clue who this guy is and was simply reading it off a cue card, nonetheless, hilarious !

Kanye was a good sport when Wayne's World started picking on him.

 

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  posted on 2/16/2015 at 11:27 AM
Very funny - the Jeopardy show with Sean Connery is always funny....and who doesn't like the Bass-O-Matic?

 

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  posted on 2/16/2015 at 11:29 AM
Trip down memory lane is right! I was 15 when that show first aired. It made me think so much I barely slept last night.

I liked Paul Simon's and Sir Paul's musical additions. Both elder statesmen, consummate musicians. Very deliberate in their delivery controlling the voice they have left. It was great seeing G. E. Smith fronting the Saturday Night Live Band and hearing that familiar saxophone. I don't remember the name of the sax player.

I thought Miley did a really good job with "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover". Part smokey, sultry jazz and part country.

I don't get Can - Yay. I just don't get it. I can't stand that auto tune stuff.

Mostly I enjoyed the connection SNL has had to NYC. The city I remember most fondly belonged to Mayor Koch. To see the clips of him and to remember New York and the way my younger self enjoyed the city was poignant.

They really pulled off a great show.

 

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  posted on 2/16/2015 at 11:42 AM
All in all a great night. I thought Paul really struggled on Maybe I'm Amazed.

Kanye West, really? The guy has no talent.

 
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  posted on 2/16/2015 at 11:57 AM
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Very funny - the Jeopardy show with Sean Connery is always funny....


Darnit, missed the first hour or so and missed Jeopardy.

 

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  posted on 2/16/2015 at 12:48 PM
Great look back..the Jerry Seinfeld segment was hilarious..The Californians horrible..McCartney sounded awful..but hen I heard he did a show the night before so...bass-o-magic still a classic..Chevy looked stuffed
 
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  posted on 2/16/2015 at 01:22 PM
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I thought Miley did a really good job with "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover". Part smokey, sultry jazz and part country.


Not a fan by any means, but I was very entertained by this version, the young lady has a set of pipes.

 

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  posted on 2/16/2015 at 02:19 PM
Perspective from my sofa:

These reunion things always have their ups and downs. Not unlike visiting with family that you haven't seen in 40 years - just no telling what state of mind or body some will appear in. I had an early Monday morning, so I only watched the first two hours - will watch the rest later today.

Random observations:

Chevy Chase - yes, he appeared bloated and possibly not in good health and spirit. During the red carpet pre-show, I thought I even detected a slight bitterness in his demeanor. Who's to say?

Paul McCartney - yes, I'd say he struggled a bit during "Maybe I'm Amazed". He hit most of the notes but struggled a bit. It was still great to see him there.

Dan Aykroyd - Bass-o-matic skit: did you notice that the blender just wouldn't fire up on the second attempt at piscine pulverization? Too many fish in the blender and all you could hear was the straining sound of the electric motor. Dan, ever the pro just didn't let on!

The Blues Brothers: Great to see Dan out there doing the ol' Elwood number ... and Jim Belushi should be commended for trying to fill in for his brother ... but if the Blues Brothers are going to still be a thang, I might suggest Paul Janeway from St. Paul and the Broken Bones as a better sub. He's got the build and he's got the pipes!

Bill Murray! - Bill has obviously held up much better than anybody in the original cast. His style was always so esoteric and sublime ... that lounge singer version of the theme from Jaws! For me, the best comedy is not the stuff that makes you fall on the floor laughing, it's those moments that leave you wondering ... WTF did I just see? Billy is in the same league as Andy Kaufman on stuff like this!

Comic timing and delivery is everything! A few of the guests just didn't seem to have rehearsed their lines well. Robert Deniro stumbled over some of the brief lines that he was given. Sure, it was funny but he stumbled just enough to change his score from a 10 to about a 7.

Justin Timberlake - actually got away with "dick in a box". The line in the original version had been "junk in a box". Not offended, but I was kinda surprised to hear him get away with saying it twice ... during the family hour portion of the show!

Funniest line of the night: When all the former hosts were stating their qualifying criteria to host (multi-time host, athlete, movie star, comedian etc), Milly Ray Cypress numbered herself among the musicians that have hosted. I 'bout died!

 

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  posted on 2/16/2015 at 02:30 PM
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Great look back..the Jerry Seinfeld segment was hilarious..The Californians horrible..McCartney sounded awful..but hen I heard he did a show the night before so...


Sir Paul announced (supposedly via Twitter) the show and stated that a few hundred tickets were available at the rock club's door, $40 each, first come, first served. The show was at Irving Plaza which holds about 1,000 people. I was not lucky enough to attend but I'm sure those who did will never forget this once in a lifetime experience.


Set list:

"Eight Days a Week"
"Save Us"
"All My Loving"
"One After 909"
"Matchbox" (Carl Perkins cover)
"Let Me Roll It"
"Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five"
"My Valentine"
"Maybe I'm Amazed"
"I've Just Seen a Face"
"It's So Easy" (Buddy Holly cover)
"Every Night"
"Another Day"
"We Can Work It Out"
"And I Love Her"
"New"
"Lady Madonna"
"Jet"
"Drive My Car"
"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"
"Back in the USSR"
"Let It Be"
"Hey Jude"

"Golden Slumbers"
"Carry That Weight"
"The End"

 

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  posted on 2/16/2015 at 02:36 PM
Wow.

Ahhhhh. New York City.

 

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  posted on 2/16/2015 at 02:40 PM
Not that it matters much I don't think that is right about Dick in a box. It was originally bleeped not run as junk in a box but some radio stations used junk in a box when playing it.
 

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  posted on 2/16/2015 at 03:08 PM
I'm thinking paul sure spends a lot of time in nyc--a lot like john used to. it took me a minute to catch on to the nyc black and white segment but I think I liked that the most. pretty remarkable to pull off a show like this.
 
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  posted on 2/16/2015 at 04:04 PM
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Perspective from my sofa:

These reunion things always have their ups and downs. Not unlike visiting with family that you haven't seen in 40 years - just no telling what state of mind or body some will appear in. I had an early Monday morning, so I only watched the first two hours - will watch the rest later today.

Random observations:

Chevy Chase - yes, he appeared bloated and possibly not in good health and spirit. During the red carpet pre-show, I thought I even detected a slight bitterness in his demeanor. Who's to say?

Paul McCartney - yes, I'd say he struggled a bit during "Maybe I'm Amazed". He hit most of the notes but struggled a bit. It was still great to see him there.

Dan Aykroyd - Bass-o-matic skit: did you notice that the blender just wouldn't fire up on the second attempt at piscine pulverization? Too many fish in the blender and all you could hear was the straining sound of the electric motor. Dan, ever the pro just didn't let on!

The Blues Brothers: Great to see Dan out there doing the ol' Elwood number ... and Jim Belushi should be commended for trying to fill in for his brother ... but if the Blues Brothers are going to still be a thang, I might suggest Paul Janeway from St. Paul and the Broken Bones as a better sub. He's got the build and he's got the pipes!

Bill Murray! - Bill has obviously held up much better than anybody in the original cast. His style was always so esoteric and sublime ... that lounge singer version of the theme from Jaws! For me, the best comedy is not the stuff that makes you fall on the floor laughing, it's those moments that leave you wondering ... WTF did I just see? Billy is in the same league as Andy Kaufman on stuff like this!

Comic timing and delivery is everything! A few of the guests just didn't seem to have rehearsed their lines well. Robert Deniro stumbled over some of the brief lines that he was given. Sure, it was funny but he stumbled just enough to change his score from a 10 to about a 7.

Justin Timberlake - actually got away with "dick in a box". The line in the original version had been "junk in a box". Not offended, but I was kinda surprised to hear him get away with saying it twice ... during the family hour portion of the show!

Funniest line of the night: When all the former hosts were stating their qualifying criteria to host (multi-time host, athlete, movie star, comedian etc), Milly Ray Cypress numbered herself among the musicians that have hosted. I 'bout died!


bill murray was not in the original cast.

the song was always dick in the box

 

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Yeah, I knew Bill wasn't in the original cast - but he was on the show real early along with all of the originals that I forgot. I guess I screwed that up!
Are y'all sure about the dick/junk in a box thing? The skit that I remember was a pre-recorded thing - a valentine thing where the two were dancing in a park somewhere. Did "junk" get added later? I swear I've heard "junk" used in all of the reruns! Maybe I messed this up, too. I guess I'm ready to be put into a home or something all the sudden.

 

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  posted on 2/16/2015 at 05:34 PM
I watched it. I enjoyed most of it. The Jeopardy skit was really funny.
 

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  posted on 2/16/2015 at 05:40 PM
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I watched it. I enjoyed most of it. The Jeopardy skit was really funny.


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  posted on 2/16/2015 at 05:41 PM
The original dick in a box showed Andy and Justin with the gift box attached and the song went cut a hole in the box, put your junk in the box, etc. The dick in the box part bleeped the dick out so it was definitely censored. I believe radio stations played the version with junk in the box substituted. Then some girl even made a you tube response called my box in a box.
 

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  posted on 2/16/2015 at 07:37 PM
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Bill Murray! - Bill has obviously held up much better than anybody in the original cast. His style was always so esoteric and sublime ... that lounge singer version of the theme from Jaws! For me, the best comedy is not the stuff that makes you fall on the floor laughing, it's those moments that leave you wondering ... WTF did I just see? Billy is in the same league as Andy Kaufman on stuff like this!




Didn't he sing many years ago the Star Wars Theme? "It's star wars....."

Its amazing what wasn't hi-lited, the show was great but another 4 hours would still leave me wanting more. A millli-second of cheese burger, pepsi or Todd and Gilda on the couch, coneheads, on and on.

I like the californians skit, its always 3 parts and I like the accents and that everyone talks about the best way to get somewhere, the latest lacquered beach chairs, someone coming back to life, pregnant, etc.

If you haven't been to LA then I can see how its not funny but hands up who as a tourist hasn't got screwed up driving in and around LA.

 

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Bill Murray! - Bill has obviously held up much better than anybody in the original cast. His style was always so esoteric and sublime ... that lounge singer version of the theme from Jaws! For me, the best comedy is not the stuff that makes you fall on the floor laughing, it's those moments that leave you wondering ... WTF did I just see? Billy is in the same league as Andy Kaufman on stuff like this!




Didn't he sing many years ago the Star Wars Theme? "It's star wars....."

Its amazing what wasn't hi-lited, the show was great but another 4 hours would still leave me wanting more. A millli-second of cheese burger, pepsi or Todd and Gilda on the couch, coneheads, on and on.

I like the californians skit, its always 3 parts and I like the accents and that everyone talks about the best way to get somewhere, the latest lacquered beach chairs, someone coming back to life, pregnant, etc.

If you haven't been to LA then I can see how its not funny but hands up who as a tourist hasn't got screwed up driving in and around LA.


The Californians was my favorite sketch. Also loved it when Bill Hader came out and was trying to teach Edward Norton how to do Steffon

 

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  posted on 2/16/2015 at 11:41 PM
I was 17 when this show started so it's been a huge part of my life.
Loved the skits - was peeing in my pants during Jeopardy. Akyroyd, Murray, Update, Wayne's World etc were great.

I loved the tribute to Gilda Radner (Roseanne Rosanadana). I wish they showed more Belushi.

They showed a clip of Akyroyd doing Carter, talking down the guy that did some acid. The next line, which was cut last night, was "President Carter" saying something like - "just relax, do you have any Allman Brothers to put on?"

As far as the music went, I've Just Seen a Face was great, agree Paul was rough, and I don't get Kanye.

All in all a great retrospective. They could have easily added and hour. The Festrunk Brothers, Father Guido, Samurai, Richard Pryor, Church Lady, Fernando, Chico Esquela, The Loopners, Buckwheat are just a few of the many clips I would have loved to have seen.

 

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