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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

    I actually tend to like Andy Samberg. I don't know--he's got this cheeky energy that I like. As for his Chef impression, I think it has its merits. There need to be more words for it to really be an impression, but I'm not sure that's what he's going for. With the only words really being "Smorg" and "borg" (and "bork"), it's really more of a caricature than an impression, but I think that's the idea.

    Anyway, I think that one thing he has going for him with the Chef is the vocal tone. It sounds Swedish Cheffy enough to me, which kind of makes me laugh even more at how few words he actually says.

    I don't know if that makes sense, but for some reason I dig it.

    And the live-action Mayhem trio was just about the highlight of my weekend. :)
  2. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    I agree it was rather random and do people even know who a muppet thats not being used like Rowlf the dog even is? It all just seems odd to me and really does make me wonder if Disney is paying to have these muppets referances poping up in pop culture.
  3. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    I just saw it and I thought it was cute. It's kind of like the Muppet references on Family Guy. These people grew up with the Muppets just like all of us so they're just trying to pay a little tribute. It was funny. That's just my two cents though.
  4. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    Or it's like I'm saying and this is all part of what Disney is doing and paying to have the muppets on these shows so people know who they are again which is just fine by me either way. But I mean seriously that snl skit was really random.
  5. peyjenk

    peyjenk Well-Known Member

    It doesn't really seem Disney-ish to me to pay SNL to do a Muppet skit. That just doesn't seem to be their style.
  6. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    could be the muppet holding companies style though ;)
    and seriously I have to wonder did half the people watching even know who rowlf the dog is?:sympathy:
  7. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Wow, that is surprising! I haven't watched all of it yet but I'm glad they thought of this sketch.

    I do think SNL was only really good in the first couple of seasons. Though some of the recent cast members are funny; I always laugh at Maya Rudolph. :)
  8. travellingpat

    travellingpat Well-Known Member

    Maya, Bill Hader and Amy Poehler are definately my favorites
  9. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    I didn't notice until now but...Janice playing...the tambourine? ! Wow, that is like sacrilege, fer sure!

    However, I personally liked the Swedish Chef impersonation. :)
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Whoever refferenced this musta been looking at the action figures. That's the only reason they gave Janice a hat. If anyone sees this on youtube, look at the electric mayhem members, and look at their corresponding action figures. They're wearing the same outfits.
  11. CensoredAlso

    CensoredAlso Well-Known Member

    Ah, yes that would explain it, heh. :)
  12. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    They reran this episode last night. Really should have said it earlier, since I kinda knew. Luckily this time they took out the "A Cartoon from Robert Simigle" clip from the opening, since there really wasn't one.
  13. TheJimHensonHour

    TheJimHensonHour Well-Known Member

    Saw it on tv and you know I was thinking that skit would have been allot better had it been done as a comedy act and not a musicial one.
  14. RealMissPiggy

    RealMissPiggy Well-Known Member

    it was amazing! well i thought anyway i believe anything that brings the Muppets into the mainstream and maybe introduces them to a new audience cant be bad!

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