SNL: S17E18... HOST: JERRY SEINFELD... DATE: APRIL 18, 1992

SNL: S17E18... HOST: JERRY SEINFELD... DATE: APRIL 18, 1992

The Wicker Breakdown:

  1. This week's show started with parody coverage of the Clinton-Brown Debate that started in the green room with "Bill Clinton" and "Jerry Brown" having a pre-debate debate over who gets what podium and which topics were and were not off limits to allow both men to bury their controversies that, at least in Clinton's case are still going on to this day. We never got to the actual debate as the sketch was cut short due to the announcement of, "Live from New York..."
  2. Jerry Seinfeld then officially opened the show with a monolog/stand-up routine about New York, being that it's his hometown. This fact allowed him to go into specific details to win of the locals in the crowd. After all the New York talk he went into his classic routines about flying on airplanes, how cops should serve double duty by being janitors in their downtime, along with several other classic bits.  
  3. Stand-Up And Win was a game show sketch with Jerry Seinfeld as the host who quizzed three hack comedian contestants on their knowledge of hack observational jokes, many of which were hack jokes that hack comedians make while referring to Jerry Seinfeld as a hack himself.
  4. Make You Think was a sketch that took place in a high school with Jerry as the teacher who had a new plan to help the kids learn since they failed so badly on their latest test that he decided to throw out the results. This new plan was to get the entire class to work together as a group but even collectively, they were too dumb to figure anything out. This sketch seemed to go on forever because it was it was actually really long but felt longer since it only stuck to one note. I personally felt that it also dragged on because I just don’t find youth bashing to be all that funny since to me it highlights the poor job done by the elders plus, I don’t even think that it’s true. 
  5. Annie Lennox then took to the stage to perform Why?
  6. Once again, Kevin Nealon gave us the news. This week, Adam Sandler introduced is Opera Man character to recap some of the top stories of the week through song.
  7. Elijah The Prophet was a sketch that took place at a Passover dinner where Elijah was actually at the door when Kevin Nealon went to carry out the religious tradition of opening the door to let his spirit it. It turned out that Elijah is a bit of a jerk who criticized the food and hit on one of the children. Jesus also arrived near the end of the sketch but this just a real quick scene to get us out of the sketch.
  8. Lank Thompson: I'm A Handsome Black Man was a follow-up sketch to an earlier ad hosted by Mike Myer’s only this time he advised Black Men how to be handsome in a very cheesy TV way, like always wearing suits and forcing a cheesy smile.
  9. Postures was a sketch that took place in an office where all of the employees were stuck in awkward poses that only made sense once we saw how they spend their day. For example, Jerry walked hunched over with his hands behind his head which really looked strange when he entered the room but made perfect sense when he fell into his chair and landed in the perfect reclined position.
  10. Annie Lennox then returned to the stage to perform Legend In My Living Room.
  11. I'm Chillin' then return for another segment where once again Chris Rock and Chris Farley start by sharing their new sponsor Bullet Hole Tampons for those who have other bloody holes to fill and then went on to share The Mother Joke Of The Day.
  12. The Lenny Wise Show was the parody of what I’m guessing was a radio host from the Superman comics who interviewed Jerry Seinfeld as The Man Of Steal about his day to day life as a superhero as if it weren’t that big of a deal
  13. Finally, Jerry Seinfeld closed the show by thanking the audience and saying his goodnights.
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