Wow, this episode was literally a snoozefest, as I fell asleep within three sketches. And since I’m a slacker, I didn’t even get back to it until just now.
Let’s jump right into this terrible terrible episode, shall we?
Cold Open-Presidential Press Conference(4)-Best line: “I could explain in financial terms, or in human terms, but since I really have no idea about how money works, or budgets works, I’ll go with human terms.” This was basically the long way to get to a YMCA joke, so there’s that?
Staff Meeting(4): This sketch gets less and less funny every time it is rolled out. And the host not being able to hold it together at this clearly unfunny sketch made it even worse.
Weekend Update: Segments(6)-Nothing really memorable, but I did get a few laughs.
Monologue(2): This is where EVERYTHING started to go downhill, since it was probably the worst monologue I’ve seen this season. Apparently, Kevin Hart is a stand up comedian, but I would never have guessed from his delivery. It was unfunny and far too mean and yelly to boot.
The Steve Harvey Show(3): The joke is Steve is afraid of horses, or something? That was an incredibly weak sketch to open the episode with.
The Situation Room(2): Quvenzhane Wallis is the new Pope, for reasons. It’s about as unfunny as you would guess.
WE Segments(3): From a yelly Bobby Moinahan to a host who still can’t keep a straight face, not to mention be arsed to read the cue card properly, this was so bad it barely deserves to be mentioned.
The Walking Dead(3): Race card obnoxiousness at it’s worst. TWD doesn’t really appeal to me anyway, but when the writers feel the need to explain the joke during the sketch, it just goes from bad to worse.
Shark Tank(1): I don’t get it
Z-Shirts(1):What?? It’s funny cause the guy was a robot, or something? Stupid premise for a stupid sketch
Recording Session(3): God, that was terrible. If it weren’t so spot on to a certain persuasion of people’s actual thinking, it actually would be laughable.
Funeral(1): WTFFF again!
360 News(3): God, the last half of this show was seriously the worst. This got a slight bump from everyone telling the host he was the worst(not in so many words, of course)
As I alluded to in the various segments, Kevin Hart was possibly the worst host this season, rivaling Adam Levine in terribleness. He yelled all his lines, and didn’t bother to learn any of them, as his blatant cue card reading showed. He couldn’t even keep himself together in a horribly unfunny sketch, and yet, people in the audience were still laughing.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were fine for what they are, a rapping duo. Since I’m not to into that kind of music, it was kind of a whatever moment for me.
Though it was interesting during the live broadcast, Macklemore’s microphone didn’t seem to be leveled properly, because I could barely hear him, and the horns were way too dominant in a song that is much more about wordplay than backing tracks.
With an average score of 3, this show is not going to be on the pile of good ones for the season, though we do have JT to look forward to tonight. Let’s see how this episode stacks up.
1. 11/10 Anne Hathaway/Rihanna (6.60)
2. 12/15 Martin Short/Paul McCartney (5.90)
3. 11/3 Louis CK/fun. (5.89)
4. 11/17 Jeremy Renner/Maroon 5 (5.83)
5. 9/22 Joseph Gordon Levitt/Mumford & Sons (5.71)
6. 9/15 Seth McFarlane/Frank Ocean (5.38)
7. 10/13 Christina Applegate/Passion Pit (5.09)
8. 10/20 Bruno Mars (5)
9. 2/16 Christoph Waltz/Alabama Shakes (5)
10. 2/9 Justin Bieber (4.42)
11. 12/8 Jamie Foxx/Neyo (4.3)
12. 10/6 Daniel Craig/Muse (4)
13. 1/26 Adam Levine/Kendrik Lamar (3.38)
14. 1/19 Jennifer Lawrence/The Lumineers (3)
15. 3/2 Kevin Hart/Macklemore&Ryan Lewis (3)