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Gonzo on Saturday Night

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by C'irdan, Nov 3, 2002.

  1. C'irdan

    C'irdan New Member

    Just to let you know this reference has some inapropriate material, but since you're all pretty much adults I'll still post.

    Last night I was watching Saturday Night Live, with the guy who plays Will from Will and Grace as the host (sorry I forgot the name!) and Jay Z with Lenny Kravitz and Beyonce Knowles as the musical guest (It was cool because the first song they played was a Cake song! Arco Arena with new lyrics and it wasn't that bad) but anyways on Weekend Update, Jimmy Fallon says (I'm paraphrasing here) Last week a man was charged with kidnapping a chicken, taking it to a local hotel, and having sex with it until it died. Police are all pointing to this man," And they showed a picture of GONZO with Camilla!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! While this was obviously in horribly bad taste, it was relieving to see that the muppets have not been entirely forgotten with that crowd and that they still have the chance to make a comeback. I feel sorry for Gonzo, but I was jumping out of my seat when I saw him on the screen!:( :D :D
     
  2. the_great_gonzo

    the_great_gonzo New Member

    i saw that too! i agree that it was very unnecessary but it was interesting to see Gonzo on SNL. they should have Gonzo on weekend update next week complaining to jimmy and tina. :D
     
  3. LadyHyde

    LadyHyde New Member

    Yes, it was in bad taste, but.....

    We're talking about a guy that puts eels down his pants for comfort. :D
     
  4. C'irdan

    C'irdan New Member

    REALLY?

    Wait? wasn't that Starfish down his pants from Muppet Treasure Island? or was that a different line?
     
  5. LadyHyde

    LadyHyde New Member

    That was from a Muppets Tonight sketch called "Incredible Discoveries" where the punchline is "It hurts!"

    Gonzo: If you put electric eels down your pants....

    Rizzo: It hurts?

    Gonzo: No, actually it feels pretty good.

    Rizzo: Yeah, until they short out your pocket change!
     
  6. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Jimmy Fallon? I knew it. Personally, I never watch SNL because it has gotten horrible lately. I mean, Dennis Miller (before his head grew to huge proportions and left the show to do annoying radio commercials) was MUUUUUCH funnier!

    I remember another weekend update, long long ago, written in the SNL book a while back. The headline had movies getting pulled in Sweden, like ET because it had kids defying adults, and also, Hedi because it was a story about a little girl and an old man (forget the punchline to that) and the Muppet Movie because through out the entire film, a Miss Piggy performs with a man's hand insider her...you get it, right?
     
  7. C'irdan

    C'irdan New Member

    SNL

    Yeah SNL really took a plunge after 2000, Cheri Oteri and Molly Shannon were gone, and they both really put a lot of energy into the show... but this year they realized that they have a ton of work to do now that Will Farrel is gone, so they've put some more energy into it with the new featured cast...also Ana Gasteyer needs to come back...but I can tell they are putting effort into it.:)
     
  8. GWGumby

    GWGumby New Member

    SNL. It ebbs and flows. However, watching reruns on Comedy Central, I see that some of the seasons that I didn't really like before, are actually quite good. Part of it is one's attitude towards the cast. Personally, I really like the current cast with the exception of Chris Kattan who just bugs me--unless he's reenacting someone getting hit by a bus. That's funny!

    Anyway, the difference between watching a new episode and remembering the old ones, is that you remember the funny sketches and forget the forgettable ones. So when you're watching a new episode you tend to be more critical because it's not as funny as all the great sketches you do remember. It's important to remember that all those great sketches weren't in the same show.

    If I could change anything though, and this goes for all sketch comedy, it would be to get rid of *all* re-occuring sketches and characters. Do it 2 or 3 times max, but once it becomes a run of catch-phrases it's already too old. I was watching a recent rerun of Dana Carvey hosting SNL doing his old "The Church Lady" bit and everyone was cheering and howling through the whole sketch. Why? Because he said "Isn't that special?" not because it was actually funny.

    I feel sorry for all the past SNL alums like Kevin Nealon who probably have to live the rest of their lives having people come up to them on the street and say, "Hey do your line! Say 'Pump you up!'"
     
  9. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    I think it really took a plunge after Adam Sandler left. But I got to admit, the first decade and most of the early to late 80's were my favorite. It's a tragidy about Phil Hartman. I hope his wife is rotting in H**L right now. Don't get me started!
     
  10. LadyHyde

    LadyHyde New Member

    I personally think SNL's gotten better. That Gene Shalit thing makes me crack up every time.

    "I'm just keed-ing!"
     
  11. Crazy Harry

    Crazy Harry New Member

    If Will Farrel's leaving mean no more 'Celebrity Jeopardy', I've just all intrest in the show.
     
  12. C'irdan

    C'irdan New Member

    New SNL

    No he left last season...didn't you see the great season finale or The Best of Will Farrel special? oh well...anyways I love the Gene Shalt thing too and the venezualan stand-up comedian...they really are trying to put more energy back into the show...and I think with a few new members...ESPECIALLY WOMEN...then they can make it a hit again...just wait and see...
     
  13. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Well-Known Member

    I'm on the pro-SNL side. Not everything they do works, but they keep changing and trying new things and that's the only way to stay on the air for 25+ years.

    I also love the current Weekend Update. Their childish "Jimmy the class clown" / "Tina the smart girl who's paper he's always gotta cheat off of" schtick works (I didn't explain that very well, did I?). They are always trying cool stuff and playing with the segment's format (I love the "update door"). Jimmy Falon is my favorite anchor since the days of Norm MacDonald...and Tina Fey is a hottie! :D Many people don't realize what a talented gal she is - she's the head writer on the show too.

    They actually usually through in a couple Muppet jokes per year - I'm just sorry I missed Gonzo last week!
     
  14. Boober_Gorg

    Boober_Gorg Active Member

    I was offended at first when I saw the Gonzo reference. I thought it was blasphemous.

    But hey, it wasn't as gross as the time when Martin Short played this one celebrity being interviewed, who, in a performance flashback, tried to have his way with Miss Piggy while in a drunken state. Anyone know what I'm talking about? I think it was from an episode back in '96. In that flashback there was a "puppeteer" who looked like a 70s Whitmire.

    As for SNL, Jimmy, Horatio and Tina are valuable team players. I'm looking forward to hearing Jimmy's The Bathroom Wall. Is it a good album?
     
  15. monkeymuppet

    monkeymuppet New Member

    Boober_Gorg

    You have to get the Bathroom Wall. I got it on the first day it came out and I still listen to it everyday. The first have is songs and the rest is standup about college and troll dolls. His impressions are great too. "oh snap, oh snap, oh snap!"
    http://www.jimmyfallon.net
     
  16. C'irdan

    C'irdan New Member

    kermit reference?

    Somewhere, on this forum I believe, I heard that on his album there was a reference to Kermit? I'd love to find out...btw what kind of music does he play? Is it just him singing with acoustic guitar? I'd kind of like that...also does he write his own songs?
     
  17. the_great_gonzo

    the_great_gonzo New Member

    There is a muppet reference but not to Kermit. It's a line in the song "Road Rage". It's kind of bad but we're all adults here. The line goes:

    "If honkin' my horn don't get your attention, I'll shove my fist up your *** like my name was Jim Henson"

    He does write all his songs. However all the songs sound different. Here's how I would describe him.

    IDIOT BOYFRIEND-a disco-ish song. Kind of Prince meets Leo Sayer.
    BASKETBALL (I CAN'T PLAY)-Beastie Boys-ish
    DRINKING IN THE WOODS-Country song
    ROAD RAGE-a hard rock song
    SNOWBALL-a punk song

    Hope i could help.
     
  18. C'irdan

    C'irdan New Member

    wierd

    That sounds really wierd...that Jim Henson reference doesn't exactly make sense...why would someone like JIM HENSON shove their fist up--in that special place?? And I'm not an adult...I'm 14. But I am very mature...and SO INCREDIBLY MODEST!!!!! lol. I feel kinda lonely sometimes because almost NO ONE in my age group even knows anything about the muppets other than Sesame Street and Kermit and Miss Piggy...a lot of people don't even know that Jim Henson is dead! anyways..I hope people here don't patronize me or refrain from saying things because I'm what? Five years younger than being considered "an adult". And believe me...I've heard a heck of a lot worse than that reference...I don't ENJOY IT or anything...but it's not like I'm going to be entirely corrupted by that kind of stuff...:)
     
  19. C'irdan

    C'irdan New Member

    ACCCCCCCKKK!

    Frogs and Whatevers and Bears, OH MY!!!!

    I just got that joke and now I'm totally not going to buy his album...That's disgusting! And not very nice to Jim Henson either... Jim Henson didn't do that to anyone who was...real! It sounds like he has very strange tastes in music though...:mad:
     
  20. monkeymuppet

    monkeymuppet New Member

    C'irdan

    you can go to jimmyfallon.net to listen to a couple of his songs. You might like it or you might not. I'm 15 and my youth group at church listens to the cd and we quote from it all the time.
     

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