By Xeni Jardin at 11:00 am Mon, Feb 8, 2010
Yeah. Like most SNL sketches, this one was over before the pay-off. Well, the premise was really funny.
for people in Canada, globaltv.com now streams snl.
In before we can’t see this outside the US!
I can’t either. But I’m looking for another source as I type..
Funny is always relative but….
I thought this was the funniest thing I’d seen on SNL in years:
For those of us not in the US, could we at least have an explanation of what this is? I can’t make out who that is in the photo. What does it have to do with Black Flag or Dave Grohl? Some context, please.
can we please BAN hulu as a point of reference since their geo-restriction makes the world wide web the ‘only US wide web’ … yes .. there are ways around .. and I have seen the whole show by now .. but every time I see a hulu link, my blood pressure goes up!
How can you possible complain about someone else getting free ice cream?
Because in its shape and form the WWW should be free ice cream for everyone! That is the great thing about the internets, you can immediately share great things like this with everyone on the planet …. and then someone came up with ‘not available in your location’ …
and you hold Boing Boing responsible for this?
yes, you did.
Arminsen. I love him. He has such a great sense of satire. His comedian with the newspapers, his radical bookstore gal, and the way he rips the political lyrics of some of the 80s hardcore bands. Funny. Thank you.
It’s a skit where a group of four 50 year old guys play a song for the band leader’s daughter’s wedding. They immediately launch into a screaming punk song, and dad runs around the reception trashing everyone’s tables while bellowing anti-establishment lyrics.
A father who was in a Hardcore band in the early/mid eightees and is now respected and in a tux brings his bandmates back to perform at his daughter’s traditional wedding. They perform in typical 80’s hardcore raucous fashion complete with an Al Haig reference in the lyrics.
Funny – almost as Funny/Sad as if the WHO decided to play “Teenage Wasteland” at the Supperbowl.
for those that don’t get the skit. “Cadena-Norton Wedding”- Dez Cadena was BF’s singer, now father of the bride. Why not? Beats wishing it was funny.
“Fist Fight In The Parking Lot” needs more cowbell.
I loved this bit boingboing, glad I’m not the only one!
Not a huge Foo Fighter fan, but man, Dave Grohl will always be my go to man on drums.
This sounded better than Them Crooked Vultures. Seriously.
Any time that Dave Grohl gets back behind a drum kit is bound to be pretty awesome. Sure, he’s a pretty decent guitarist/frontman, but he’s a much better drummer.
For those outside the US, it’s been uploaded to YouTube. (NBC hasn’t yet removed them, but probably will soon.)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhy7slGNxFc on Youtube.
Loved this sketch. I assume that Grohl’s mic not working was a mistake, but it really added to the basement show feel of their song.
Thanks for the youtube link, dsac86 and uglyredhonda
Awesome breakdown here, including full analysis of old punk/hardcore references-
both of the “alternate links” are simply other sources that link right back to hulu…i.e., not usable outside the US.
Does anybody really believe that Xeni and Cory can’t figure out how to download this stuff at The Pirate Bay, etc?
‘Fess up, already, BB!
Hilfrigginlarious. The world is definitely ready for a hardcore punk band full of 45 year olds.
Love the tip of the musical hat to Insitutionalized around 2:00.
I thought it was food fight in the parking lot!
Would’ve been more along the 80’s theme.
Also, Black Flag’s “TV Party” name-checks “Saturday Night Live” as one of the shows they’re gonna watch. It’s all connected!
Can’t watch this outside the US??? It’s because when Ronald Reagan comes to town, he brings the fascists!!! Ya hear that, Alexander Haig? Well, speaking as a 47 year old former hardcore player, it seems most of us (myself included) are doing hardcore splatter-jazz (EG Sonic Youth side projects, etc…). Hey kids, remember what d Boon said, “Punk is whatever we made it to be!”
Awesome – not as good as the Queen Haters though…
In a typically unfunny SNL, the only three funny moments were (atypically) after Update… this, and both the Rahmpology & “What Is Burn Notice?” sketches cracked me up.
Bah! Someone should have pissed on the stage.
There an increasing tendency on BB to post US region only links, and leave it to the commenters to post alternatives. I don’t this tendency was as strong in the past. Could we just have an embargo on region 1 links?
Ahh thanks Xeni, that was awesome!
This is actually how Pavement reunited. Except they did the opposite and played only cheesy love ballads instead of their own songs.
Foo Fighters \o
I’m not entirely proud of this, but I think I’ve just seen a glimpse into my future.
“Anarchy sounds good to me ’til someone asks who’ll fix the sewers…”
I once knew a punk who wore only suits.
He worked at a bank. Exactly the same boring black and white suit and same shoes every day.
I think it’s funnier that they don’t dress up as punks. I mean, seeing old men in punk outfits might be good for a cheap laugh, but given the concept I’d say it’s smarter to keep the suit and tie.
@#15 – Definitely better in the suits.
The whole idea of the skit is predicated on the fact these punks have finally settled down and live ‘normal’ lives.
That, and punk music sadly doesn’t belong at a wedding. Or maybe it does…
“..punk music sadly doesn’t belong at a wedding.”
You’re going to the wrong weddings :)
As long as I’m not at the altar, it won’t be the wrong wedding!
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