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One more returning sketch on SNL – and this time it was the Church Lady, Dana Carvey‘s famously disapproving old shrew…
Unlike Wayne’s World this sketch has held up a lot better for me – I guess religious intolerance is as relevant today as ever!
Freshening up the skit were appearances from the ‘Kardashian sisters’, ‘Snooki’ and the real Justin Bieber, who provokes quite a reaction in the Church Lady.
It doesn’t all work – the sketch is far too long, as always – and the Snooki segment is kind of weak. But Bieber is game for a laugh and I just love the SNL take on the talentless Kardashians, especially Kim.
Here’s the Church Lady in action. Isn’t that special…!
Last night saw the return of Dana Carvey to Saturday Night Live. Dana was of course a former cast member from 1986 – 1993 and created some iconic characters during his years on the show, but since leaving his career has kind of tapered off…
I’m still not sure why Dana came back, but hey, it gave the SNL team the chance to dust off a few old characters – most notably Wayne and Garth from Wayne’s World. Yep, Dana was joined by comedy partner Mike Myers for the show’s cold open – and this was the result.
To be honest I’ve never been a fan of Wayne’s World – either the sketches or the movies – and last night’s skit didn’t convert me either. Aside from an okay Winter’s Bone gag and a nice wordplay on actress Mila Kunis it was all a bit weak and desperate for me…
But what do you think? Glad to see the guys back? Or was this one routine that should have stayed in the comedy archives?
We’ve talked about NBC’s The Cape a few time here on Remote Patrolled, mainly because I kind of can’t believe it actually exists!
The show (which I haven’t caught yet) seems very stylish and glossy – but it’s also built around a pretty ridiculous premise – a mysterious cape that gives it’s owner special powers! I still think the series feels like a cast off from the 1980′s but ratings were solid for the show’s debut last Sunday – and who knows, maybe it will blossom into a hit?
But it seems I’m not the only one feeling this way…. check out last night’s Saturday Night Live spoof of the The Cape featuring all manner of other crazy super-powered items of clothing… it’s pretty silly and doesn’t all work – but it made me smile!
Here’s the clip – check it out…