QotSA – I gotta have more cowbell!

by The Good Reverend on June 8, 2005 · 30 comments

in Music Videos,Uncategorized

I’m a fan of More cowbell!



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  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    I didn’t know Will Ferrel was still on SNL.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    He isn’t. He was guest-hosting.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    Absolutely no one in that band looks amused.

  • fealty2dahriyah

    it’s because that joke died years ago

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    How happy would you be if your career was so dead you had to be on SNL?

  • http://www.transbuddha.com The Good Reverend

    yeah i don’t know why so many comedians are so anxious to leave SNL for a movie career.  SNL’s success rate as a launching pad is abysmal.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    That’s only true if you’re counting the ‘I’m Lorne Michaels and I demand you make a movie from this thinly sketched character” years.  (Tis true, it’s in their contracts)

    Once you take those movies out of the equation, it’s a pretty good average.

  • http://www.transbuddha.com The Good Reverend

    are you suggesting they didn’t know he was going to do it?

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    No, I’m suggesting that they weren’t too happy about it.

    Had that been done oh, say 5 years ago, it’d have been mildly funny, but now that’s the epitome of cliche.  Cowbell references make Domo-kun look fresh.

    SNL has removed all ability for spotaneous stuff from their show, and now everything so calculated and bland. They banned Adrian Brody for introducing a band with an impromptu accent, and are notoriously anti-improv. It’s like the fuddy-duddies took over the clubhouse and kicked out the cool kids.

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    Dude, you have a Domo-kun sweater.  But you’re right, it never smells fresh.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    That’s my natural monkey musk. 

    Yah, I have a Domo-Kun sweatshirt, t-shirt, and two little Domo-Kun plush dolls.  That don’t mean I can’t acknowledge that it’s an internet cliche.

  • http://www.transbuddha.com The Good Reverend

    haha ouch.

    I don’t know, man.  I wasn’t even counting the SNL spin-off bombs like “Superstar” and “Night at the Roxbury”.  Eddie Murphy was the last one that I can think of that really “made” it.  Sandler’s had a couple decent ones.  “Old School” was funny.  Other than that, it’s been pretty much one bomb after another.  Maybe I’m missing some.

  • http://www.transbuddha.com The Good Reverend

    oops, wrong thread.. oh well..

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    Mike Meyers did pretty well for awhile.  Dana Carvey probably would have also if he hadn’t had that heart thing.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    There’s a pretty sizable list, actually.  Ferrell’s had THREE leading roles this spring/summer alone, and all in big productions.

    (Melinda/Melinda, Kicking & Screaming, Bewitched)

    Sandler, Farley, Piscapo (who yes, was very popular for a time), Murphy, Murray, Chase, Curtain, Belushi, Guest, Crystal, Hartman (who never wanted to be a leading man, but had a very respectable career post-SNL), Al Franken, Michael McKean, Gilda Radner…

    It’s a good jumping off point, as long as you don’t do those shitty SNL movies.

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    I don’t know if you can count Al Franken, he was more of a writer than an actor.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    He was in quite a few sketches, as was Bob Odenkirk of Mr. Show fame (who was a writer at about the same time as Conan O’Brian).

    Ooooh, and as much as I hate to include Mr. Bush Apologist himself, Dennis Miller had a pretty respectable post-SNL career.

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    Just because they were in a few sketches doesn’t put them in the same category as the other actors you mentioned.  While Franken made a movie based on a recurring SNL character (Stuart Saves His Family), it was a flop; his success has come from his books.  Of course, it could be argued that his books were popular only because he was well known from SNL.

  • fealty2dahriyah

    they are comedians not actors… if it wasn’t on the cusp of humor they couldn’t do it.

  • fealty2dahriyah

    people still watch this show??? I would have checked out the QotSA bit. man I would have loved to see them kick his ass for laming them out w/ that washed out joke.

    if you check qotsa.com news, they say they guys could hardly play they were laughing so hard??!?

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    Wow, they hide it well.

  • http://www.transbuddha.com The Good Reverend

    they’re professionals. smile Personally, I have not yet had enough cowbell.  I loved it.

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    Yeah, what kind of an asshole would you have to be to turn down Will Ferrel’s offer to appear on stage, in character with your crappy little band?  He may not be funny, but he’s the it guy right now.

  • fealty2dahriyah

    crappy little band? I’d say they are one of the few rock bands playing real rock. sorry if it wasn’t depeche mode or whatever your into.

    and I doubt they were given the option to turn it down. plus, since that song is so overplayed and heavy cowbell it was a given.

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/shadwstalkr Shadow Stalker

    I’ve never heard of them, but you may have noticed that I’m condescending to everyone and everything.  Bitch.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    Congratulations on finally hitting sore spot with fealty.

  • Stavros the Hamster

    Er, I don’t get it! What’s the cowbell thing all about?

    (From a land far, far away…)

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.
  • Stavros the Hamster

    Yes indeedy, thanks!

    I guess I missed out on the whole SNL thing. TBH, the first I heard of it was when I saw Wayne’s World at the cinema… We’re a bit deprived over here.

  • http://www.dadsbigplan.com .alphamonkey.

    I don’t know if I’d say deprived.  SNL is seriously hit or miss, quality wise.

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