Thursday, September 21, 2006

Hey Chris Parnell, Call Me!

VH1's Best Week Ever blog confirmed that the three Saturday Night Live cast members who are being canned are Horatio Sanz, Finesse Mitchell and Chris Parnell. Now, like Best Week Ever, I kind of agree with the first two.

Horatio Sanz is kind of funny, but only in that "look at that stupid fat guy" kind of way. That's all he can do. And he doesn't do it nearly as well as Chris Farley, may he rest in peace. Sanz constantly flubs his lines and has a case of Jimmy Fallonitis - the tendency to laugh in the middle of a skit, even if it's not all that funny. So, no biggie there.

Finesse Mitchell is mildly funny, but SNL has never been known for its ability to keep two black men in the cast at the same time. And if they had to cut one, better to cut Finesse and keep the teddy bear-esque Kenan Thompson.

But Chris Parnell??? He's only faltered once - when he tried to take over as Dubya after Will Ferrell left. That's hardly his fault. Ferrell played Bush better than Bush plays himself. (Thankfully, Will Forte has mastered the prez. Maybe only guys named Will can accurately portray him?) Other than that, everything he does is funny. Why don't they get rid of Darrell Hammond instead? He's been on for a ridiculously long time. Maybe even longer than Tim Meadows was, if that's even possible. Sure, he's a good impressionist, but even his impressions are starting to sound alike. When he's not imitating someone else, I don't think he's particularly funny.

But whatever, SNL. Chris Parnell doesn't need you. And now that he has more free time, maybe I can get a date with him. Unless he's gay...and then I'll flip out. The only good men I've found so far in New York are all gay.


Lee Ann said...

Gosh, I hope he's not gay for all women's sakes...let me know what you find out.

Teri said...

I haven't liked the SNL cast since Eddie Murphy was on...

Writeprocrastinator said...

Over seven million men and you keep stumbling onto the gay ones? Becka, Becka, lay off the metrosexual-looking cats, and stay out of the Village.

Mike K said...

Just stay away from the West side unless you are going for the Magnolia bakery cupcakes. Mmmmm... sugar.

But I agree with the whiteprocrastinator go after the guys who buy their clothes from Old Navy. Sure they don't have any fashion sense, but the odds are that they are straight.

Edge said...

I don't know any of these people.


JJ said...

Parnell was part of one of the funniest SNL bits in recent memory - the Chronicles of Narnia rap.

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Rand said...

The Chron-what-cles of Narnia Rap was truly crazy delicious. May Parn find enlightment in his future endeavors.


dr.alistair said...

bears are doing what?


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