Corrine wrote:mockingbird wrote:Bad Atom wrote:I would never want to see the guys anywhere near SNL, not in its current form, anyway. It's the complete opposite of what they're about. It sounds like a bad movie pitch - "two humble, self-made foreign musicians try to find success in the tedium of bland, created-by-committee mainstream American television."
See, I thought about this, but I assumed FOTC would have some creative input if they were on the show. I imagine Justin Timberlake helps write the songs he does when he's on, but maybe not I guess. I actually think SNL has been kind of funny lately. I don't know their names but I think the guy with the big nose and the guy with the black hair are pretty funny together. So I think it could work. It would certainly be a juxtaposition of comic styles, but FOTC have been known to get kind of over the top themselves, they are not always the masters of understatement and dryness that they are known for being (just take a look at my sig. Or not, Oaky, if it bothers you. )
See I was thinking like Mockingbird too. Part of the reason I think they would be good on SNL is because Bret and Jemaine are comedy writers and I think they would have some input if they hosted. Also, I think there is some mutual appreciation since two of the SNL cast members were on the FOTC show (Brahbrah and Stefan). I also find "the guy with the big nose" is funny too. That's Andy Samberg. He definitely does some video shorts that push the comedic envelope, and some of them (but not all) are very funny in my opinion. One that still makes me laugh are "Lazy Sunday" or "Chronicles of Narnia" short that is actually very similar comedically to H vs. R or Mutha 'uckers (gangsta rap about two white guys going to see a movie on a lazy Sunday afternoon), which makes me think that SNL and FOTC are on the same level of comedy (although I do agree that SNL is hit and miss, and FOTC is almost always funny.). Here is "Lazy Sunday", of course this short got HUGE, so I suppose it would be unusual if there is a person on earth, who hasn't seen it. http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/ ... nday/2921/
Another Samberg short that totally cracks me up is the Rastafarian Trent clip about white suburban college kids trying to be Jamaican. I remember some of these types of guys when I was in college, and it just makes me laugh. It also reminds me of the FOTC type of humor. (You can also see "Brahbrah" (Kristen Wiig) as one of the background dancers in the short.)
http://www.nbc.com/Saturday_Night_Live/ ... an/787201/
songbird wrote:Just on the topic of Folk the World...
Does anybody know if they ship to Canada?
LauraK wrote:More proof of their writing talent is in Venus' sig....
Bad Atom wrote:To expand on my previous point, I have no doubt that the guys would do well on SNL, I just think creatively it would be a step down for them. Their natural comedic style is one of subtle, smart humor that you have to watch again and again to really appreciate all its levels. I'm sorry, but that's not SNL at all.
I'm not trying to be an SNL-basher, but the only time the show made me laugh recently was during election season and that was mostly due to Tina Fey. Otherwise, it's more miss than hit. It's too generic, and FOTC is anything but.
Now if they want to go time-tripping back to 1975 SNL and perform, I'm all for it.
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