11/05/2011: Charlie Day & Maroon 5

Stick Figure Night Live! is a series of stick figure comic “recreations” of episodes of Saturday Night Live. Just as the show itself is performed live, the comics are drawn “live” while watching the show (with the occasional assist from DVR or some digital clean-up post scanning).

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Charlie Day was good. He wasn’t nearly as ear-piercing as I found him in HORRIBLE BOSSES, and he showed a nice range. Props to you, Charlie Day! And to SNL for giving us a nice mix of content.

I’ve spoken highly of Nasim Pedrad in the past and I’m gonna do it again. While her Kim Kardashian’s the “breakout”, I dig the kid who’s really into her parents (the name escapes me as I type this), Li’l Banger, and even in a bit parts as Bonnie “My Vagina” Carolina and Athena, she’s solid. She’s awesome.

Speaking of, that was a more entertaining sketch than I expected, the Greek pantheon…even if Sudeikis is pretty much Sudeikissing with different wigs and facial hair at this point.

Anyone else see Cee-Lo Green on stage for the good nights? Does that make it weirder or less weird to do a sketch ABOUT Cee-Lo Green?

I like when the musical guest performs a song I know…makes the process much easier. And I get to letter “moooooooves” in a “clever” way.

How long before “Drunk Rick Perry” shows up on Update again? For all the slack and criticism Jimmy Fallon and Horatio Sanz used to get for breaking up in sketches, Bill Hader and Seth Meyers seem to be making it work for them (i.e. Stefon). I don’t know, I think he’ll be back. And whether it’s funny or not, that Judy Grimes thing is a nice piece of performance business.

And finally, did anyone else, upon the start of the Crime Scene sketch, think like I did, “man, that set looks like the Seinfeld set!”, only to be surprised to hear Sudeikis’ character make the same comment? That it was the basis of the sketch made it all work. That they mention the set but NOT the fact that the detective was a Colombo riff, was interesting. I don’t know, that one came to together for me, particularly the fusion of Seinfeld and WWII references in the phrase “Soup Nazi”.

Whoah, that was more commentary than I typically do…too much?

Next week, Emma Stone returns. Will there be a creepy Jim Carrey sketch, or is that considered old news by now?

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2 comments on “11/05/2011: Charlie Day & Maroon 5
  1. Eric says:

    Great commentary, spot on. Great comics lately, it’s my “what skits am I forgetting about when I go to talk to people at work about SNL?” source.