MK wrote:VOLUME FOUR
Then it's Madonna doing a crappy "Fever," a crappy track from her underrated EROTICA album. This is followed by Madonna's best performance on SNL - the Wayne's World sketch where she pops up in their fantasies (almost complete, they leave out much of the set-up, which was Wayne and Garth unveiling their top ten babes list).
I find I'm disagreeing with some of your reviews of the stuff I've seen (admittedly not on the DVD -- going by memories of the show itself). For example, I remember Madonna's performances of this standard as being surprisingly *good*.
And your descriptions of Franken's quips sounded funny to me -- moreso than Chase, Short, and others as described. But I like Franken's deadpan style.
Chase didn't make many quips, Short didn't have anything prepared like Franken, it was pretty relaxed but he seemed pretty amusing. It's like watching Short on a talk show (after he gets through with his shtick and settles down), he's pretty funny, but then they show some awful clip from a crappy movie he's promoting where he's not funny at all...or better yet, the crappy, stiff monologues from his short-lived show. He's a funny guy but only when he's not following a script or doing shtick.
Franken's quips were really hit or miss. There's a few lame ones I left out, but I did find his Paul Simon quip funny. He introduces Simon's bit saying he's SNL's most frequent guest and Lorne's friend. Then he says he ALWAYS "wanted to see Artie, Art Garfunkel, so I always told him to get close to Lorne, you know suck up to him like Paul, but he wouldn't do it..."
I think my bias against "Fever" stems from the cover itself. I liked EROTICA, but I thought it was a weak cut off that. The beats just sound flaccid, and the live performance was a note-perfect copy. In other words, it was done real solid, no flubs, but I was never a fan of that cover. I think she did "Bad Girl" that night, too, but I think she should've done "Deeper and Deeper" or the title track (heh heh).
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