The Wicker Breakdown:
This week's show started with another installment of Pumping Up With Hans where Franz the muscle-bound brothers are back in their gym to squelch any rumors that they are on steroids before promoted an upcoming Arnold Schwarzenegger film which led them to make fun of Steven Seagal for being such a girlie man. Little did they know but he was behind them all of the time who then used mind over matter and his pinkie to put the pumped up cable hosts in their place leading to the announcement of, "Live from New York..."
Steven Seagal then officially opened the show with a monolog where he lists off all of his films before going on to promote the new one and then rambling on about Zen in a build up to his performance of the song Kung Fu Fighting in what I have to admit was a pretty interesting arrangement.
Nico Tenelli was a parody of a cop movie where Steven Seagal played the traditional wildcard cops who gets demoted to working behind a desk after going a bit overboard during a drug bust. Nico (Seagal) then had to make copies as part of his new desk gig which is where we found out that this was actually another installment of the Richmeister sketch where Rob Schneider got beat up by the host.
All-Star Celebrity Tributes was a parody of a TV special to pay tribute to Tim Meadows for his services during the Persian Gulf War, and as with most of these TV special parodies, this is mainly a sketch that allows the cast to try out their most random celebrity impersonations.
The Dark Side With Nat X then returned for another segment of the only fifteen-minute show on television where Nat X gave the Top Five Reasons The L.A. Cops Beat Up Rodney King before interviewing Steven Seagal who does a pretty good Andrew Dice Clay impersonation.
Michael Bolton then took to the stage to perform Love Is A Wonderful Thing.
Once again, Dennis Miller gave us the news. This week, Mr. Subliminal dropped in for an editorial on a tell-all book about Nancy Reagan. Adam Sandler then made his news debut as a travel advisor where he shared a recent trip to Greece where he mainly talked about the hotel room that he stayed in, while barely mentioning the country at all. (Clip 2)
Musicians For Free-Range Chickens was a parody of a Farm Aid-type collaboration where it seemed the entire cast and crew impersonated a singer from the time to sing about the benefits of free-range chickens.
We then got another Deep Thoughts By Jack Handey segment where Jack shares the fact that he's humored by seeing some mystery thing that scurried across the room and latches on to people's necks.
Michael Bolton then took to the stage to perform Time, Love And Tenderness.
Brace Steele: Greenpeace Photographer was a parody of a Steven Seagal film where Seagal played the titular character who’s a badass with a camera out to fight corporate pollution by documenting their evil deed through his pictures. The only problem is, he doesn't seem to realize that photos don't capture the words being said which leads him to revert to using good old fashion violence.
Finally, Steven Seagal closed the show by thanking the audience and saying their goodnights.