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11-20-2010: Anne Hathaway & Florence and 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).


This week’s “commentary track”:

The nature of the cold open and monologue left me with less room on the page than I would have liked for “The Miley Cyrus Show”. In hindsight, considering how little of the second tier I used, I should have bumped it down to tier two and taken my chances. But regardless, if you want a “longer” version, click back to the Bryan Cranston episode where the sketch debuted (in pretty much the same spot in the show, too).

As soon as I saw the Penelope sketch was a Penelope sketch it kind of became an exercise in note taking and consolidation…because all the back-and-forth would take up way too much space.

I don’t thin I did proper justice to the “Mega Mart Sale” commercial; it had more to it than that narrow little panel.

Weird to end the show with what amounted to three commercial/commercial-style sketches. It’s one of those things that makes me wonder how much the elaborate costuming for the Wizard of Oz sketch affected performance order…though “Mega Mart” and “Camel Tame” were such, cast/filming-wise, they could have gone almost anywhere. But considering most folks don’t make it to that late in the show it’s probably not worth devoting too much time to thinking about.

Finally, as they said numerous times during the episode, happy Thanksgiving!

1 Comment

  1. Gregg

    It’s been brought to my attention that my poor skills at understanding lyrics has once again reared its head (this happened once before with Arcade Fire). Someone on twitter at the handle @nopiecesforyou said, in response to @SNLUpdate’s mentioning this site (for which I again offer thanks):

    @SNLUpdate not sure if it was on purpose but the song is the “Dog Days are Over” not the “Dark Days are Over.” I love SFNL.

    Sadly, it wasn’t on purpose for any purpose comedic or otherwise. I just mis-heard “Dog” as “Dark”. Maybe I should start watching the musical guests with closed captioning on…

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