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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Commercial Parodies
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Missing are several of my favorites including Jane Curtain's "Quarry" Breakfast Cereal, Shimmer Floor Wax/Dessert Topping, and Mel's CharBroil Palace (although that one is on the Dan Aykroyd DVD).
To be fair, many classics are included including John Belushi's Donuts ad(Also included on the John Belushi DVD), Eddie Murphy's Buckwheat Sings ad, and Gilda Radner's "Hey You" cologne ad(Also included on the Gilda Radner DVD). Could have been MUCH better if this is all they are releasing, but as stated by another reviewer, perhaps they are considering a volume 2.
The exclusion of Shimmer is enough to drop a star on it's own! That was definitely the best of the ads.
If you're an SNL fan, it'll be a must have anyway just to see these again. For everyone else, you might wanna wait for the "REALLY Best of Golden Age of Commerical Parodies Set" DVD that I'm betting is in the works.
But it's too heavy on the newer skits. I'd say at least half of them come from 1995 and newer, when the show started to turn. The Jessica Simpson "Tuna of the Dirt" is funny at first, but goes on way too long and becomes very tedious. There were however some great newer ones I'd never seen like Mom Jeans, Gaystrogen and Eych.
What makes this worse is that way too many classics are missing. There's no Yard-a-Pult (one of my favourites), Crystal Gravy, Swill, Quarry, or Schmitt's Gay Beer. You'll get no Adobe (the first car to break the $200 barrier!), Chameleon, Shimmer, or Hell (the beer commercial with Anthony Michael Hall). It's also missing Wilson Trap Doors, the anti-bacterial meat product, and the home headache test.
Worst of all are the short skits with Will Farrell. At first they're not a big deal, but they become annoying by the end.
All in all, they did a fair job, but I think a second volume with more classics should be made.
Yes, it's heavy on the Will Farrell and after eras. You will find precious few that are pre-1990. Didn't Dana Carvey do any commercials at all? Jon Lovitz, where are you? The only four commercials from the 70's are "Bass-o-matic," "Hey You," "Little Chocolate Donuts," and the "79 Roadster." Still, overall, what is on here will make you laugh a lot! I'm hoping for a second volume, but for now, what's here is funny stuff.
But they left so much great material off. Notably Schmitt's Gay and Big Red. There was no excuse for this especially considering so many of the ads featured in the meager extras section are sub par.
Well, at least they are continuing the tradition of releasing half baked SNL best of DVD's. Congratulations Lorne, you did it again.
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Everyone knows that the best part of SNL is the commercial parodies. This collection has exceeded my expectations.Published 10 months ago by Sharon Bradley
A Must-Have for any SNL fan. We need a Commercial Parodies Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, etc.Published 10 months ago by T M Gray
Okay, so it doesn't have many skits from the "classic" eras ('70s, late '80s to mid '90s), but many of the skits on here hit the mark regardless of what era they came from. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Ian L.
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Sorry I haven't been on here in a while. I will try to get one of the tech-savvy guys in my department to capture it.
Feb 17, 2012 by Kevin Kern | See all 32 posts
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No shirt in a can? I've been looking everywhere for Shirt in a Can. But maybe that isn't a "parody".
Jan 11, 2007 by M. Jaeger | See all 3 posts
Indeed, where to find it? It was funny (by my memory). The pineapple chasing someone, with the camera behind the fruit as it moved down the hallway, was hilarious.
Jul 26, 2007 by Critic | See all 3 posts
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Unfortunately, NBC has pulled all the clips. It shows up every couple of months and then gets yanked pretty quickly. You're best bet is to try and catch old re-runs on E! or Comedy Central.
One of the episodes it aired on was 03/21/1992. The host was Mary Stuart Masterson:... Read More
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