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11/12/2011: Emma Stone & Coldplay

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).


Emma Stone’s very good on SNL. She, in her two instances, has shown a lot of range of voices, character types, accents, etc. It’s very cool. It begs the question: how does it happen that she’s able to showcase that but another strong performer, like Melissa McCarthy (or even John Hamm), for example, seem to do characters that follow a sort of baseline (wacky/boistrous or cool/smooth, etc). I don’t know the answer, obviously, but it’s a thing that came to mind as I watched this week.

I loved the first instance of Les Juenes de Paris. They’ve done it again without Emma Stone and it was…okay. I was leery when they did it this week. It started pretty strong, but sort of went off the rails when it went from a dance-pantomime sketch to a “here’s random French stuff” sketch. Andy Samberg’s yelling hunchback?! Veto!

Other things I noticed:

– No commercial parody.

– Everything pre-Weekend Update felt like it could have been a re-run from earlier in the season or past seasons.

– Sudeikis as the Devil was a nice way to address a news item that surely has had a lot of people doing material on it all week (The Daily Show clip being one that made the internet rounds).

Next week we’ve got Jason Segal. I’m a fan. Hope he translates to the SNL format…we’ll find out next week!

Happy All-Hallows’ Giving, everyone.

1 Comment

  1. Eric

    Yes – I thought it was a re-run when I first turned it on. Checked Hulu and realized it wasn’t a rerun. Digital Short was weak and overdone.

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