Fifteen minutes into the Jack Black episode of SNL this week, the following gem:
"Let's just eat our pizza before the portal to Hoth opens again."
OK, it was funnier delivered in context. And because I recently saw the One-Man Star Wars Trilogy (playing in NYC only until the end of the month/year).
Oh wait...Christmastime for the Jews..."Fiddler on the Roof' with Jewish actors...Daily Show reruns dancing in their heads..." Claymationesque genius from my new bud* Robert Smigel and apparently, looking at the credits, with a writing credit from my old Shushan Channel co-star Julie Klausner, left, also photographed at the Jewcy benefit last Sunday. That was some artists' colony, there. The creative energy, if tapped, could have fueled an entire new year of comedy and possibly ended the war in Iraq. Oh well. Mazal tov, Julie, on your contribution to what is destined to become a holiday-time classic.
Watching Amy Poehler, I'm reminded that I'd really love to spend an evening hanging out with her and husband Will Arnett (Arrested Development's GOB). I predict at least one of us laughs until she pees.
"A Very Downer Christmas..." I still don't know how Rachel Dratch manages to make all those faces and not burst into a laughing fit. "You were really starting to bring out my Seasonal Affective Disorder." Nice. But seriously, with all that hypochondria and complaining and worrying, I thought it was abundantly clear that Debbie Downer is Jewish. Just me?
But seriously, best part of the show, IMHO: the short digital film starring Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell...both excellent comedic rappers despite their chronic ("-WHAT? ...cles of Narnia") whiteness. I thought that gangsta rap style rhyming from those guys about them going to the Magnolia Bakery, picking up snacks at a convenience store and then going to see a movie was awesome, and I' hope it can be downloaded somewhere...
There was more to SNL, but there always is.
*Not actually a bud, so I can't get any of y'all jobs, sorry.