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Screenplay idea: Man gets amnesia and reconstructs his life from blog comments he wrote. Short film -- he kills himself after 11 minutes.

feb 2
2007

Sarah SIlverman Program

So who saw last night's Sarah Silverman show? Your reviews?

15 comments

Much funnier than her movie. I laughed out loud many times over. Wonderfully offensive and wacky in the same vein as Strangers With Candy.

posted by Aric McKeown at 2:37 PM on February 2, 2007

promising start. the line 'i'm a cop, i've seen things that will make you shit a book about how to puke' was worth my 22 minutes.

posted by scott at 2:52 PM on February 2, 2007

funny; not perfect.

posted by franksin at 3:20 PM on February 2, 2007

Cop: Miss? Do you know why I'm standing here?
Sarah: You got all Cs in high school?

franksin's right - funny, not perfect. But good start and - at the very least - original.

I recommend a guerrilla marketing campaign with lite-up signs posted around Boston of Sarah's middle finger.

posted by Safran at 4:02 PM on February 2, 2007

Priceless: "I discovered that drinking cough syrup can make a car fly"

posted by ronpadz at 4:56 PM on February 2, 2007

I wasn't expecting much (her movie was a let down) but I actually laughed out loud a few times, a good turn around for her. And she's still really hot.

posted by Dik at 12:19 AM on February 3, 2007

I wanted to like it, but I really didn't. She's like a mean Pee Wee.

posted by Steve Portigal at 12:54 AM on February 3, 2007

i never thought eating could be so filling

posted by kidaisinyou at 12:58 AM on February 3, 2007

I really wanted to like Jesus Is Magic, but thought it was really unwatchable. I felt exactly the same about the show.

posted by B at 1:09 AM on February 3, 2007

I'm not going to lie. My reaction: Yawn. I was surprised, disappointed and surprised that I was disapointed

posted by Kevin. at 1:29 AM on February 3, 2007

yayy. I liked it. Not like home run liked it, but I liked it. She's a nut. Wish we could do something about her exposed black nostrils.

posted by Eric at 1:57 AM on February 3, 2007

I laughed out loud a few times, but Sarah's obsession with poop and puke got a little annoying and I could have done without the singing. Sarah's a funny girl, but I suspect the laugh out loud parts were written by the other people on the staff.

posted by D at 7:33 AM on February 3, 2007

i loved it. she's freaking hilarious, cute, and sings adorable retarded pop songs.

everyone that doesn't like her is a fucker and also a racist.

posted by chuck at 5:28 PM on February 3, 2007

Here's the problem --

I fell in love with her work years ago, when it was brilliant and edgy and insightful and heading towards being a female Lenny Bruce/Bill Hicks.
Then she sort of made a 90 degree turn, moved away from the very smart satire -- less Dorothy Parker, more fart jokes.

Her movie was a great disappointment -- WTF with all the songs? -- as her subject matter veered toward dumber matters. She still has the capacity to shock and amuse, but I ifnd it off just a tad.

TSSP was thrown onto TiVo as soon as it could, and I am more than willing to give it a chance to find its voice; The 1st episode was amusing -- but there's something missing from her material that I cannot place.

Fucking Jimmy Kimmel was good for her career, but bad for her art . . . (yeah, you can read that both ways)

posted by Barry Ritholtz at 6:41 AM on February 4, 2007

A few laughs, but how far can she really take the arrested adolescent thing? A mean Pee-wee seems right on target, all the kitsch, none of the charm. She's smart, ascerbic, observant...why not make that the basis for a character? I'll watch again, but no 'season pass' yet.

posted by Dave at 6:57 PM on February 5, 2007




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