Accidentally found one of the least funny sketches I’ve ever seen. I’m trying to figure out if something went wrong or if it was just written that way and I just don’t get it. It’s like a real interaction. The situation within the sketch is a little strange, but not so strange that couldn’t happen on an average day in either of these person’s lives. I feel like I’m missing something.
I was obsessed with this sketch back when the episode was in heavy rerun rotation years ago. Watching it now I still kind of love it.
It’s just…different. It doesn’t follow any of the traditional sketch comedy rules. It’s just a terribly blind date. It doesn’t heighten. It just kind of…lives.
There’s something about that that I really love. You can do anything in the world in sketch comedy, be it a scene with Frankenstein playing golf or something that’s slightly off like this. I kind of wish SNL tried different things like this more often.
Then again, at least once every other month, I bring a sketch in and get the note “This is more of a ‘scene’ than a sketch,” so maybe it’s my problem. And, I’ll readily admit that a sketch like this would need to be sandwiched between two conventional LOL bits for a buffer. But I still think audiences appreciate variety and something that shakes things up like this sketch is pretty great.
ps. To make Tumblr as uncomfortable as this sketch, I’m going to point out that Molly Shannon looks weirdly like my mom in this.
- jhobartb said: I remember this sketch. It is a curiosity for sure. I don’t think I get it either, but I kind of love it. I’m really surprised it made it to air.
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