First, congratulations to Jumped The Snark on two decades of cutting edge, premier, trenchant, award-winning* pop culture commentary. The aughts were good to us, but we’re really excited about reaching new highs in the Roaring Tens.
But before we really hit the new decade you didn’t think we’d begin 2010 without a relevant New Years Eve video, did you? Come on! You should know us better by now!
Of course, the obvious and really only choice for this was, as we teased earlier, the last Pete & Pete special before it became a regular series, the epic “New Year’s Pete.” Little Pete tries to make the better world for all mankind, but realizes that New Years resolutions, and life itself, can be pretty futile. Dark stuff for a quasi-kids show. And probably the only show on Nickelodeon ever to show a character smoke cigarettes. But hey, that’s real life.
And if you’re not too hungover, here’s Part 2, Part 3 & Part 4.
Look for a cameo from a much slimmer Vincent “Big Pussy” Pastore and don’t look for one from Hunter S. Thompson.
Diet starts today, right guys????
*And by “award-winning” we mean that we’ve received over 50 spam comments. Thanks to everyone who helped make our dream a reality!
Quick reaction to the second outing of the 35th season of SNL: Generally an improvement over the premiere, although still not firing on all cylinders. There’s a lot of talent there, but it just seems like at this point this sum is less than the parts.
The Good: Jenny Slate did not utter the F word or any other obscenity (although, she didn’t get a big sketch like “Biker Chick Chat,” but my hunch is that’s unrelated).
The Bad(?): Lady Gaga did slip in a swear word during her performance of Paparazzi. But like Slate’s transgression, don’t expect many consequences from this. If it happens a third straight week though…well, we know how baseball works. But then again, this is TV and not baseball, so who knows.
The Okay: Ryan Reynolds turned in a perfectly fine performance, but one that was probably overshadowed by Gaga’s two musical performances as well as her appearances in two sketches (including her awkward cat-fight with Lady Madonna in the latest installment of the abominable “Deep House Dish”). So instead of a Ryan Reynolds sketch, let’s take this opportunity to check him out as a young boy on Nickelodeon’s forgotten gem Fifteen:
The Old: Scarlett Johansson (Mrs. Ryan Reynolds) reprised her role as a Grecian Long Island princess, this time helping her dad hawk porcelain fountains. However, I prefer, the original, Mike’s Marbleopolis (You gotta get yourself some marble columns!):
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The Eh: The Family Feud sketch featuring the John Phillips clan vs. the Osmond siblings fell a little flat, but I’m all for anything that includes Richard “The Kissing Fool” Dawson.