Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Who is Andy Samberg's Most Underrated Character?

So who is Andy Samberg's most underrated character?

I think it's Young Chuck Norris.

Andy should make Young Chuck Norris into a regular skit?

Who else could be Andy Samberg's most underrated character?

- Young Chuck Norris

- Ariel

- Space Olympics Host

- Cathy

- Swedish Chef

- Sanjaya

- Blizzard Man

- Jack Johnson

- The Jogger

- Mark Wahlberg

Anybody else?

Eliot thinks that Molly Shannon has SNL's most underrated character. Observe...


Jeannie Darcy: SNL's most underrated character? - VIDEO

It seems that there has never been a period of time when critics (and the masses) didn't chide Saturday Night Live, claiming the show to be in a "creative slump," or even going as far as calling it - get this - "Saturday Night Dead."

But for stalwart fans like myself who tend to consider every nuance and minor detail of the show's sketches, the sentiment is either only partially true or not true at all. Sure, the show saw a spike in viewership thanks to Tina Fey's Sarah Palin impression, leading critics to praise SNL's "creative resurgence." But the buzz was just as strong when Will Ferrell played George W. Bush nine years ago. (And, furthermore, it wasn't as if the show didn't have its culturally resonant hits in recent years, not limited to Maya Rudolph's Donatella Versace impression or Andy Samberg's fusion of Internet humor into the mix).

So to those who say SNL is back, I say, have you ever seen Molly Shannon's Jeannie Darcy? Because it is, by far, one of the most brilliantly executed, underrated characters to ever appear on the show. (Or maybe I just have a thing for mullets and bolo ties. Same difference.)



Does Andy have a character that's more underrated than Molly Shannon's Jeannie Darcy?



WithoutWarrening said...

Andy's most underrated character has definitely got to be Blizzard Man. If they let him write that whole sketch, it'd be a billion times better. I know he writes his own amaaaazing raps. But the other dialogue is blah.

djkorova said...

I loved the Space Olympics host. I don't know what else you could do with it though beyond that Digital Short.

The one that he should keep doing in recurring skits is probably Mark Wahlberg.

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