Showing posts with label SNL. Show all posts
Showing posts with label SNL. Show all posts

Monday, November 17, 2008

What's up with the Miami University Shirts in this SNL sketch?

As a proud alumnus of Miami University I am concerned about SNL's portrayal. I visited a lot of classmates' parents' houses and only like 50% were like this. (Or wait. Maybe it was 0%. I majored in Psychology, cuz math isn't really my thing).

As far as I know, Miami U. has never been mentioned on Saturday Night Live. So it was doubly random that in last week's episode not only were two playersportrayed in a sketch as Miami freshman, but one of them was a member of a sexually bizarre household. Furthering the oddity, Miami University was never mentioned by name- the students simply wore Miami t-shirts.

Your thoughts?

P.S. If Miami's portrayal somehow implies that its reputation in academia is anything short of sterling, I would like to present this video to refute that assertion.

All you armchair academicians please note: When the camera fatass man was screaming, "This is going on Facebook, immediately.", he not only flaunted his computer literacy, but his grammar was flawless as well. Told you it was a good school.

P.P.S. When was the last time you witnessed a student body applaud more heartily at the very presence of law enforcement? Ostensibly, these students put aside their studies for 10 minutes or so one night, just to applaud the efforts of the Oxford P.D. and the Miami University P.D.. This is what people mean when they say "Midwestern Values".

Other Miami University related post- All I Want For Christmas

Sunday, September 14, 2008

SNL Brought the Good(s) on Saturday!

By: T.R. Slyder,

Saturday Night Live kicked off its new season on, well, Saturday Night, and it DID disappoint- except for at the very, very end where I witnessed my favorite post-Farley SNL moment.

Before The Transcendent Moment occurred, we had to endure 90 minutes of Michael Phelps' acting, which made your dad's skidmarked underwear look like Larry Olivier. Once again Kristen Wiig overacted, and Fred Armisen managed to creepily play a recurring-role-weirdo. Neither of those three were responsible for The Moment.

After musical guest Li'l Wayne's last song, it was time for one last sketch before the closing sequence. The last sketch was a funny spoof of those lame-o diet commercials that start off with a voice over saying something like, "Are you tired of always feeling hungry on your diet? And fed up with the puny portions and food that tastes like cardboard?". Then Michael Phelps appeared on camera and talked about his diet, and how it allows him to eat whatever he wants. With that setup in place, the usual laughs ensued for a few minutes before the audience got a funny surprise. Jared the Subway guy made a surprise appearance in his Subway colored shirt and told the camera that Phelps diet "sucks a footlong" (Jared is totally growing some creepy, slanty, moobs, by the way. It was really odd). But that wasn't the Moment of Awesomeness.

During the last segment when the host thanks the band, special guests, audience and then hugs everyone is when The Best Thing Ever happened. So Phelps did his thanking, of Li'l Wayne, Tina Fey and Jared, then gave everyone five/hugged them as the credits rolled. As Phelps made his way to high-fiving the cast.....the Impossible Happened.....Jared walked over to Li'l Waye and gave him the 5/handshake/one-arm-homey-hug. I wish the credits weren't rolling to screw up The Vision that it was. The two least likely bros of all time hugging it out like theys was old drankin' pahtnaz, and it came from out of nowhere. I'd love to get a picture of that on a t-shirt and/or mesh hat.