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Rowlf and The Swedish Chef on Saturday Night Live

Discussion in 'Muppet Appearances' started by AndyWan Kenobi, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. AndyWan Kenobi

    AndyWan Kenobi Well-Known Member

    SNL--Amazing Muppet Sketch!

    Anybody catch the SNL episode with Seth Rogen tonight? The penultimate sketch of the show featured Seth as Rowlf playing piano, Andy Samberg as the Swedish Chef, Maya Rudolph as Janice, Bill Hader as Animal, and someone else (maybe Fred Armisen? maybe Jason Sudeikis?) as Zoot. They played "Somewhere Beyond the Sea." It was great! Maya Rudolph looked unbelievably like Janice. It was uncanny. I literally thought I was watching Janice come to life!

    Anyway, I wouldn't be surprised if it makes its way to nbc.com soon.

    :flirt: :halo: :cool:
  2. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    of course I changed the chanel because snl is overly political and a snooz fest yet I give it a chance every week to be funny which it hardly ever is and I miss this.
    Well I hope some one lets us know if it finds its way to the net.
    It makes me wonder if Disney is paying these people to have the muppets or muppet nods in all these shows.
  3. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Well, over the initial problem that having Andy as the Swedish chef being more sacrilegious to me than anything they did to Jesus on Family Guy (you all know by now I don't like him) and the fact that they advertised a cartoon that wasn't on the episode (unless it was the cold opening.... in that case I missed it) I thought this was really neat. Though, I will say... there is more to impersonating the Chef than saying "bork" a hundered times. But the part with the Mayhem band was the best thing I've seen on that show in years. I liked the Baby Gonzo thing a year ago... but that skit was just too long.

    It was fun to watch, but sitting through half of those skits was torture.

    That thing with the awkward ugly kids wasn't funny at all. it was...well...akward. And painful.
  4. twasbrillig12

    twasbrillig12 Active Member

    I haven't really been watching the show for past few years since a quality decline but I was thrilled to see a Muppet parody. When they had Animal do a drum solo the audience went wild. I wonder who came up with the idea for that. To think, I almost turned it off right before that sketch.
  5. somethingofafan

    somethingofafan Well-Known Member

    Yeah, the Muppet skit was the best thing on that episode, except for Weekend Update, which is the reason I tune in.
  6. Kimp the Shrimp

    Kimp the Shrimp Well-Known Member

    or youtube
  7. Frogster

    Frogster Well-Known Member

    It wasn't funny, but it was interesting to see. I'm sorta tired of Lorne Michaels letting Andy Samberg do whatever he feels like. He's running around 30 Rockerfeller like a 5-year-old. And on behalf of Muppet fans, he was embarrassing. Bill Hader's where the talent's at. And I'm glad that he did Animal. It was also nice that Fred Armisen didn't say a word; I think he's my least favorite SNL performer since Tracy Morgan. Probably the only thing I smiled at during that sketch is when Don Pardo, the announcer, went, "And now, a moment with Rowlf and the Swedish Chef" and then, "This has been a moment with Rowlf and Swedish Chef." I love how he announces things; he makes them seem as if it's perfectly normal...

    Don Pardo: "Ladies and gentlemen, it's the Sexual Harassment Seminar!"
  8. Mr.Penguin

    Mr.Penguin Well-Known Member

    I actually really liked this! Andy as the Swedish Chef wasn't really good (at all...that was embarrasing) but the rest was great! Bill Hader's Animal impression was amazing and Maya Rudolph look EXACTLY like Janice. When it first came on, I felt a bit weird because usually if they mention the Muppets this show, it seems like it's going to be a lame jab at them [like that Kermit/Justin Timberlake one]. Then they surprised me by just having it a "normal act". I still sort of wonder why they did it, it sort of came out of nowhere and had no real point. I'm fine with that, though anytime's a good time for a Muppet reference! :p

    P.S. Even though the recent episodes of SNL haen't been that good, I liked this episode. Seth Rogen was funny in it.
  9. karamazov80

    karamazov80 Well-Known Member

    I pretty much never watch SNL, but since the host was Seth Rogan last night I watched and caught the bulk of that segment. I guess I kind of agree with the consensus here. I though the Swedish Chef guy was aweful, but Janice was absolutely spot on, and the Animal guy wasn't bad, either. His heavy breathing at the end was particularly inspired. So, yeah, it wasn't very funny, but it put a smile on my face seeing obscure Muppets like Zoot, Rowlf, and Janice on SNL. . .
  10. travellingpat

    travellingpat Well-Known Member

    This seems like one of those sketches where the guys are in the office, drunk out of their minds trying to come up with a sketch and this one pops out.......i really enjoyed it but it was so random it was hilarious
  11. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Maybe cuz of her freakish orange skin..... :D

    I have to admit, a cute little number, and they were pretty respectful in doing it. More of an homage than a parody.

    RKUNKLER Well-Known Member

    I found the sketch on youtube at http://youtube.com/watch?v=KoXGHw4hK60. I thought it as great. Maya Rudolph is :flirt:. The look is perfect. That :halo: impression is amazing and the :cool: impression is spot on as well as the Rowlf impression. My only problem is the Sweedesh Chef impression. He couldnt get the Mock Sweedesh down and kept saying Bork too much. Anyway enjoy.
  13. KermieBaby47

    KermieBaby47 Well-Known Member

    Adam Samburger's an idiot.

    Other than that, this sketch was great! Rowlf and Animal were the best. I wonder who came up with the idea to do this?
  14. theprawncracker

    theprawncracker Well-Known Member

    Oh my GOSH! Rowlf and ANIMAL! Gosh! Even Janice was incredible! Zoot looked fantastic, and Chef LOOKED fantastic, and the voice was pretty good, but the mannerisms and dialogue wasn't all that good.

    BUT STILL! Awesome, awesome, awesome reference!
  15. Frogster

    Frogster Well-Known Member

    Yes indeed. Well said.

    Since it was too embarrassing to look at Andy while he performed, I kept my eyes on his hands... it's an old business trick. Actually, I learned that from Dwight Schrute.
  16. maniacal muppet

    maniacal muppet Well-Known Member

    Lol, my Dad told me about it and I saw it on Youtube :)
  17. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    HEH! Glad I'm not the only one that thinks so.
  18. peyjenk

    peyjenk Well-Known Member

    I didn't think the Chef was all that bad. It was really random and off-the-wall, but it is kind of fun to see the Muppets in pop culture again. Rowlf and Animal's voices were great, and the Janice and Zoot costumes were spot-on.

    This makes me want to get a bunch of my friends together and be the Electric Mayhem for Halloween. :D
  19. maniacal muppet

    maniacal muppet Well-Known Member

  20. goshposh

    goshposh Well-Known Member

    What was the point of that sketch? it wasnt a parody, it was just an imitation. They should have just got the real deal.

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