Great review, I really like this column. I've been meaning to rewatch this along with The Cable Guy for some time now. Another overlooked Farelly brothers film, in my opinion, is Outside Providence. The movie is kind of a standard coming of age comedy but that doesn't stop it from being heartfelt and hilarious. That was also the first time I saw Alec Baldwin in a comic performance and he nails the part really well. Also I have to disagree a little bit about movies like this not being made anymore. I feel like there have been a few movies in the past decade that share a comic sensibility with this one like The Foot Fist Way, Bad Santa, and A Simple Man. Anyway, a good read.
I agree with most of this recap but I actually thought the Cee=Lo talk show was pretty funny (I hated the first one). I also think that the "Secret Word" sketch was the best of the "secret word" sketches so far but again I'm not a big fan of that sketch. I also saw the Lana Del Rey bit as a defense after the massive amount of criticism she got for her performance. I was pleasantly surprised by most of Bobby Moynihan's work this episode and I hope he gets more airtime in the future. Also I didn't see the Downton Abbey sketch because it was cut from the Hulu stream.
@ladyfriend@twitter Thanks for linking to that Almost Live article! It was great. I will always have a soft spot for Almost Live since I grew up watching it in Seattle and it ended the year I moved away.
Here's a couple Almost Live sketches:
Bill Nye as Speedwalker:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6-SJLlneLc
Politically Correct Seattle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udxh5mPsZw4
Almost Live's Guide to Living in Seattle:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JFYAq5cAQ0
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