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11-13-2010: Scarlett Johansson & Arcade Fire

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).


A few notes and comments for this one:

The “doing sex to me” line repetition in the cold open sounded really familiar; I’m almost certain this was done before, almost exactly…the press conference setting and everything.

Anyone else thing the blind bachelor in the Millionaire Matchmaker sketch looked like Joshua Jackson?

I drew the first Arcade Fire performance before the lead singer stepped into the crowd or into the camera…had I waited I might’ve shown that somehow.

Every now and again, while I’m watching, I try to imagine the writers’ room/pitch meeting to determine how a sketch might’ve won over that group to get on air…The St. Katherine’s Middle School/Broken Knee sketch was such an instance.

I couldn’t quite make out what the woman in Arcade Fire was singing during their second performance. I’m generally terrible at hearing lyrics, for what it’s worth, but my apologies to Arcade Fire fans everywhere if I got it wrong.

Props to Vanessa Bayer this week for her part in the TLC’s Stars of Tomorrow sketch. I’m not sure there’s a way to convey her performance via stick figure and minus sound.

And, having nothing to do with the content of the episode, Scarlett Johansson’s “regular” hair looked like a tribute to the return of Conan O’Brien…very high and bouncy.

Happy All-Hallows’ Giving, everyone!


  1. Neil

    This week’s episode was particularly awful. It took me 4 or 5 different viewings to make it through the whole thing.

    • Gregg

      You can always stop watching it entirely and just rely on these stick figure renditions…equal parts entertainment, commentary, and community service.

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