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Caryn James

SNL and the Post-Debate Fallout (The Horror, The Horror!)

  • By Caryn James
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  • October 7, 2012 10:40 AM
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It’s a good thing SNL had the presidential debate as fodder, because they absolutely wasted Daniel Craig. And while Jay Pharoah continues to struggle with his Obama impression (why the grimace? Obama doesn’t channel Denzel Washington) the sketches included a very funny, perfectly–targeted recreation of MSNBC’s post-debate coverage: the horror, the excuses, the Chris Matthews hysteria. 

SNL's Lost Bond Girls, From Annie Hall to Penny Marshall

  • By Caryn James
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  • October 7, 2012 10:03 AM
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Daniel Craig was game as host of SNL, but he was seriously underused and put into some of the worst-written sketches in recent memory, including an excruciatingly long one in which he was a construction worker with a mangled vocabulary of cat calls. He had better material – but not much more to do – in a Bond sketech; he was there, after all, to promote Skyfall.

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