Saturday Night Live / The Best of Commercial Parodies : 3 of 5
I haven't watched Saturday Light Live regularly in years, but back when I did I always enjoyed their hilarious fake TV commercials most of all. This DVD collects 25 years worth of the best ones, and it was a blast to watch an hour and a half of these short gems one after another! The best part about these segments is most of them weren't live, so they were shot before the show was aired with all kinds of big budget touches, such as custom music, animation, and even shooting them on film rather than video, giving them an authentic look. Some of these also have guest appearances from stars like Ben Affleck, Queen Latifah, and so on, and others are cast entirely with character actors that aren't even part of the regular SNL comedians! It was great to see some that I remembered really well, like Oops! I Crapped My Pants adult diapers, Colon Blow cereal (with the amazing Phil Hartman), and of course Happy Fun Ball, but there were also a few I had totally missed. I laughed my head off watching the Woomba feminine hygiene robot, and the Gaystrogen prescription drug commercial to prevent "queer loss" was genius. It was also fun to see Eddie Murphy as Buckwheat selling his album Buhweet Sings, without which this DVD would have been incomplete! There are a few new segments with Will Ferrell, but actually they weren't very funny - thankfully the commercials themselves stand on their own. Even if you're not an SNL fan, I can't imagine anyone not enjoying these hilarious commercials!