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11/19/2011: Jason Segal & Florence + The Machine

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).


You know what’s a challenge: stick figuring Muppets (though, to be fair, this drawings aren’t exactly stick-figures, are they?)…I’ll admit it, my Stadler and Waldorf are the pits.

I do wonder, do the SNL writers write the Muppets’ lines, or do the Muppet writers and performers write ’em? Because they definitely sounded more Muppet-y than SNL-as-Muppets-y.

Abby Elliot’s Zooey Deschannel was pretty great.

Right after the Kemper-Pedic mattress piece I had the thought, “wow, wouldn’t it be awesome if this episode had zero recurring sketches”, almost immediately followed by the Vogelchecks sketch, a recurring sketch that just leaves me cold.

I think I could have liked to see Jason Segal’s character in that retirement party sketch in a different context.

I wish I could think of a better way to stick-figurize things like the “New Jack Swing Thanksgiving CD” rather than a listing of the bits, but when the sketch is basically a parade of parody songs…I just haven’t figured that out yet (though I’ll take one of these sketches over Deep House Dish, which is pretty much the same kind of thing only with torturous interruptions in the guise of a “show”).

I didn’t recognize the (non-cast member) woman in the digital short, though based on past digital shorts, I’m sure she’s someone I’m aware of; I just couldn’t place her in this instance.

Weird that in the Andre the Giant sketch they put him in his Princess Bride outfit. Considering Jason Segal’s willingness to go balls out, pun intended, why not put him in Andre the Giant’s classic one-strap wrestling singlet…surely a funnier visual, right?

“Blue Jean Committee”…I guess this was a thing. These tend to pop up at the ends of episodes (“Sparking Apple Juice”, or whatever it was, last season)…anyway, I Massachusetts  wrong, twice; my apologies.

On to the next show!


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