Back On SNL: Wayne's World Does Oscars By Nikki Finke Editor in Chief February 5, 2011 26 Email Saturday Night Live, SNL, SNL Video, TV Deadline.com Awards 15th Annual Arts… This just in: Oscar Watch: From Aniston To Bening To Rowlands Best Actress Dark Horses Make Their Move In “Thin” Field Bart & Fleming: On ‘Birdman,’ Sony PR Tsuris, Mike Nichols And Bill Cosby ‘Interstellar’, ‘Mockingjay’ Sky High At International Box Office: Update MORE This just in: Jennifer Aniston’s ‘Cake’ Impresses Auds, Bateman: “I Never Knew You Could Do This” OSCARS: Live Action Shorts Shortlist Set ‘The Commune’ & ’13 Minutes’ Scoop Multiple-Territory Sales; BIFAs Honor Emma Thompson: Global Showbiz Briefs You May Also Like: Awards EMMYS: Winners By Show (Chart) The Emmy winners tonight, broken down by show. It was a great valedictory… Awards EMMYS: Late Night Shows Vie For Win In Wake Of 'Daily Show's Broken Streak One of the categories in Emmy history that seems easiest to predict would… Awards EMMYS: Ricky Gervais "Nearly Cried" & Other Noms Twitter Reactions The Derek star may have almost had waterworks but he was far from the only… Flash Mob 2014 Governors Awards Party Pics February 5 The 6th annual Governors Awards black-tie dinner was a glamorous event on… Deadline’s The Contenders 2014 February 5 Deadline Hollywood's 4th annual The Contenders event drew a sold-out crowd… Party Pics: ‘Interstellar’ European Premiere February 5 The out-of-this-world Interstellar had a European premiere across the pond… Party pics: Gwyneth Paltrow hosts amfAR LA’s Inspiration Gala honoring Tom Ford February 5 Gwyneth Paltrow and agent Bryan Lourd cohosted the 5th annual amfAR LA… why? DanaCarvey was the host. why? cuz it’s awesome It was a funny episode. I would say “why?” except it was funnier than 90% of all the crap SNL has rolled out this year. Love Dana Carvey. made me miss the olden days of SNL. still funnier than anything else on the show all night. Very well done! Carvey was fine, but it was rather shocking to see how diminished Meyer has become: slow, thick, hesitant. And the sweetened laugh track on SNL is becoming more and more obvious. So lame, such a shame. Even eleven years out of practice, Dana Carvey was funnier, had better timing, and could read his cue cards better than any current member of the cast. Pretty funny. I miss Phil Hartman. Took the words out of my mouth. :( The cold opening was excellent with Mike Myers putting in an appearance and the other big cameo during Dana’s monologue was fun, but last night was pretty lackluster. I had hoped they would have put more thought into the celebration of such an important cast member’s 25th anniversary of his first appearance on the show when he came back to guest host. Case in point: what would you rather see during Weekend Update, some lame disco meteorologist and a lame send up of John Franco or Dana as Grumpy Old Man tackling everything that’s happened since he left the show, like say… THE INTERNET? I’m completely with you on that. TERRIBLE show. I am in awe of just how bad the writing was. I was in a room of ten hardcore, longtime viewers, and it cleared after the first hour. Church Chat was horrible, and it should have been incredible. Many seem to be giving this particular show slack, because of the nostalgia aspect. But that’s even more of a reason to be pissed at it’s lameness. This was a damn goldmine, and they picked at it with a dull fork. The current writers are inept. Horrible episode. I usually fall asleep. But this one was great. Friends to the end. My criticism of the show has nothing to do with old versus new cast. It’s the writing. And, actually, Carvey’s Church Lady was too tame – he held back. And I thought the opening was a show killer. I loved seeing Carvey and Meyer together again as Garth and Wayne. Took me right back to college. The best one was when they had Aerosmith on and Tom Hanks was their roadie. Classic. When I saw they were doing Wayne’s World, I initially thought, “well, this is fun.” As it played on, and I watched two middle-aged men making jokes abut wanting to bone Anne Hathaway, well, it just seemed sort of creepy. And not funny. But still somehow nostalgically interesting to watch. Weird, huh? Agree that Myers looks like he’s lost his legs a bit, but “Love Guru” would do that to anybody I suppose. Love the ‘hawks jersey on Wayne. Mike Myers’ canadian accent is more prominent here than I’ve ever heard it. It sounds weird coming from Wayne… Wayne’s World. As unfunny now as it was then. Still, love Dana Carvey. I wish his health issues didn’t sideline his career or I could put him in some kind of Frankenstein machine and swap his career with Myers’. Really funny and truly awesome. I’ve missed Mike – seems like he’s been gone from the spotlight forever. These two were awesome together and when it comes to kitsch movies, Wayne’s World the movie ranks right up there with Bill & Ted’s … Comments are closed.