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04/09/2011: Helen Mirren & Foo Fighters

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).


I’m pretty sure I’ve spelled, over the past few weeks, Gaddafi’s name wrong almost every time. It’ll probably happen again. But for what it’s worth, I do realize it as it’s happening and think, oh well, can’t look that up right now…

It appears Dame Helen doesn’t really do American/Southern accents, huh (in “Fox & Friends”, a role I didn’t even address in the comic), so why not give her something else to play? There are plenty of British commentators on American cable news networks.

Also, this season there have been numerous instances of musical guests participating in sketches and this week, with Dave Grohl, who has an actual knack for silliness and performance, he was relegated to “hey, what’s up?” appearances? Seemed like a waste.

The “Under-Underground” sketches still entertain me, mostly because of Sudeikis and Pedrad. I’d almost want to see them in an actual situation/sketch. DJ George Costanza, on the other hand, I’m not understanding with the squeaks and such.

Meanwhile, a far more studious viewer than I over the message board went ahead and transcribed the list of fact-checked corrections that ran past quickly at the end of the “Fox & Friends” sketch. Here’s a link to that: Thanks to “BillBrasky”.