We’re 1/3 of the way through the fifth and final season of Saved by the Bell. We’re having a real trouble stomaching the Tori episodes, more than we ever remembered, but we’re soldiering on. Two more discs and our journey will be complete.
We’re also thinking about parting our hair the other way. Thoughts?
Well, we had little hope that the SNL would rebound from its disillusioning Dana Carvey episode last week. For some reason, lately we’ve been giving the show the reverse of the benefit of the doubt, the doubt of the benefit if you will. And when we casually started the episode late Saturday night, it seemed that our prognostications would be proven valid, that we were in for another ho-hum effort with a perfectly fine but completely ordinary host. But, while Russell Brand would prove to possibly be the weakest part of the show, the episode turned around on the basis of two sketches, two pieces that will no doubt sit atop our best of the season list.
This doesn’t thrill us. In fact, we don’t like this at all. But we feel like we’re kind of obligated to acknowledge its existence.
But thank goodness Cee Lo wasn’t backed by Kermit or Fozzie or The Electric Mayhem or any other significant Muppet. That would have been a bitter pill to swallow. No bigtime Muppet of mine should ever collaborate with Gwyneth Paltrow.