The US Men’s Heterosexual Figure Skating Championship (SNL video)

Saturday Night Live reports that the US Olympic Team has created a B-Squad of undeniably heterosexual figure skaters… just in case.


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  • Steve Howie

    As far as I’m concerned it was crap after William Hartnell (And yes, I DID see the very first episode live :)). Of the latest Doctors, David Tennant was by far the best. Peter Capaldi is an awesome actor – he did a bang up job on Local Hero as Oldsen the geeky company rep in Scotland.

  • Indeed. Right at the start of Tennant’s reign as the Doctor, I didn’t like him. Felt he was way the heck too young. Too attractive and a tad too clownish. But he grew on me over time, and in fact I think I became the most fond of him after Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) showed up and made it 100% clear she had no romantic interest whatsoever in her Skinny Spaceman. That freed the Doctor to display both his zest for adventure and life, and the ennui of hundreds of years of existence. It was like Eccleston’s 9th Doctor near PTSD about the Time War had settled into a kind of sad depression against which the 10th Doctor had to fight constantly — and compensate heavily.

    Smith made the Doctor even more “too young” and “too clownish” but lost — for me anyway — the whole “damned easy on the eyes” factor. As you say, Tennant could say he was 900 years old and show it in his eyes. Smith? It just wasn’t there. Even this past Christmas special, when they helped him along with the old-man makeup, it just didn’t work. IMHO, anyway.

    But I really am glad to see now a 55 year old actor in the role, particularly one as skilled as I already know Capaldi to be. If the writing is any good, I think he’ll be marvelous.

  • AnthonyLook

    All to common, this spam is continuous. Appreciate attention to this. Thx

  • Monophylos Fortikos

    All right, I admit, I was thrilled when I heard that they got Peter Capaldi in. I’ve been really displeased with this tendency to make The Doctor younger and younger; from the episodes I saw him in I couldn’t say that Matt Smith was bad exactly but I felt like he didn’t bring the correct weight to the role. I felt the same way about Tennant but I do believe he could occasionally pull off that feel of being incredibly old. “I’m so old now. I used to have so much mercy.” Tennant could pull that line off, young as he is.

  • Oh, I don’t know. I’ll admit the Matt Smith era left me cold (I sooooo missed David Tennant), but I’m familiar with Peter Capaldi and have some hope that he could be damned good in the role. If nothing else, I won’t have to look at a Doctor who appears almost too young to shave.

    Also, I said “tries to deny”. I didn’t say the Beeb was 100% successful in their embargo attempts…

  • Monophylos Fortikos

    Don’t worry, Doctor Who isn’t any good now, you’re not missing much :p

  • Monophylos Fortikos

    Not to mention too long. That’s what’s baffled me about SNL back to the early ’90s, their inexplicable habit of stretching their gags out to three times their appropriate length. Even when they have a good idea they ruin it by stretching it too thin.

  • Silver_Witch

    Oh Hue-Man – that was way way better than the SNL skit – I actually (a) laughed and (b) enjoyed watching. Poor SNL – how we miss you.

  • Silver_Witch

    I bet money on that one BeccaM

  • perljammer

    What, you mean you’re not running these as a public service for readers who need extra income?

    Seriously, I’m with Becca. Looks like a mix of different character sets.

  • Definitely not a new phenomenon. Go watch the Dana Carvey skit, “Massive Head Wound Harry”.

  • If I had to guess, it’s the use of non-alphabetic characters. Probably reads as near-gibberish to their spam filters.

  • Yeah, I hate Hulu. Almost as much as I hate the fact the BBC tries to deny me my Doctor Who fixes. (And how DirecTV only has BBC America in low-res…)

  • Moderators, leave this spam up – I’m having disdcuss look at it, to figure out why this continues to get through their filters

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  • Somehow I missed the double Cheetos axle.

  • Yep Without Gilda all turned dark…..

  • goulo

    Boo, stupid Hulu won’t stream outside the US.

  • SNL stopped being funny, oh, around 1980.

    For some time, I kept watching out of habit — until I realized that week after week, I’d get to their 1am closing without laughing out loud even once.

    I’ll stick to the Daily Show and the Colbert Report. Plus my guilty pleasure, Archer.

  • UncleBucky

    Oh, pluck the duck, I can’t see the video. Nertz.

  • sane37

    Lazy and Insulting is what SNL is all about.
    If you want smart humor you’d have to go to the Daily Show.

  • perljammer

    An SNL skit, lazy and insulting?? Who’d have thought it was possible?

  • Hue-Man

    It already exists – CBC TV’s “Battle of the Blades” pairs up figure skaters and hockey players (I’ve never watched it). The SNL skit was lazy and insulting.

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