i have a feeling that im the onliest one in this fan club, but SNL’s Uno’s Pizzeria sketch from saturday? JEEZUS. lol i laughed SO HARD. and it’s hard to laugh when you’re at war with yourself and your general sensibilities, as i was during the entire thing.
i dont have a link to any video of the sketch (if somebody out there has it pleeeeeease drop the link in the comments! ive been searching everywhere & back), but it basically captures a scene of a completely eccentric & all around weird Uno’s Pizza waiter in a doo-rag and (i think?) some kind of kmart athletic jersey. he’s a little rotund, can’t stop twirling the strings of his doo-rag, and is very sensitive to the smell of pepper, as is evidenced in his constant chattering abt it.
the waiter has a really funny down south/midwest flamboyant “black” accent (as much as one can “sound black,” he does). he introduces himself to his table (michael phelps, who is a gotdamn horrific actor and should stay his ass in the damn water and shut up forever, and um… kristen wiig? that other new girl who’s name i cant remember? i dunno, some brown haired girl) by saying:
‘hello, my name is (whatever his name was) and i will not be yo server tonite. I WILL BE YO EVRYTHANG.’
later he asks the guy: ‘CAN I ASK YOU A SECRET?!’ and then later, in the middle of their conversation, which was in no way about pepper, he stands up and yells, “HOW CAN YOU NOT SMELL DAT PEPPA!??’
my description is way ineffective and if u didnt see it ur prolly not laughin right now. hell if u DID see it, you may notta laughed. of all the ppl ive talked to abt it, im the ONLIEST ONE who found it funny. i dont get i! well yeah, i kinda get it. when the sketch started i was disgusted because this is the guy who was shouting about the stage in an uber thick blaccent:
mhmm. white as a lily dipped in marshmallow cream.
so of course, a white guy impersonating/characterizing a black person or black culture, generally, treads a fine, fine line. as soon as i saw him in that damn doo-rag and heard him speak, i decided not to like it. but yo. shit was funny to me, i dunno what else to say.
that’s new cast member bobby moynihan, by the way. he’s a former member of the famed Upright Citizens Brigade, and as of yet i can’t decide if he’s a funny guy or if he just lucked out with the pepper man. time will tell. this + the palin sketch were the highlight of the night for me.
did i mention that phelps the only time phelps shld try his hand at acting is by acting surprised when he wins swim meets? he’s ass.
also, little wayne’s guitar solo? LMAO. i wish i had video of that, too. these clips have to be out there somewhere. somebody help meh!
UPDATE!! we have video!!!! thanks to DR & Adouble for giving us the links! i will have both of your babies!!!
FF to the 2:20 mark: