This prerecorded skit riffed on The CW’s new Sex and the City prequel, The Carries Diaries, by taking the same premise but instead applying it to The Sopranos. Tony and the gang battling the ups and downs of high school in the 1980s? Yes, please. Fred Armisen plays Paulie with a retro Flock of Seagulls haircut, Bill Hader plays a stiff-armed Silvio and Bobby Moynihan plays our hero, Tony, who rocks not one but two popped neon-colored collars. This faux-promo claimed that critics gave less-than-stellar feedback, deeming it a “shameful resuscitation of an American classic.” But here’s the thing: NewsFeed is secretly wishing this were a real show, because we’d totally watch it. This sketch was well-acted, well-executed and, unlike some of the show’s sketches, it was just the right length.
I was so happy to see that there are still going to be Digital Shorts from The Lonely Island on SNL, and I was also really happy to see someone take on the insufferable YOLO craze.The “You oughta look out” spin was genius, and I definitely like this one as much as some of the older Digital Shorts.I was talking to a coworker during my shift at DISH today who already had it on his iPod, and after hearing it again I am sure that this will be another hit for them.I missed the show because I was out with the boys, but fortunately I was able to watch it on my way home.I love how the DISH Remote Access App lets me watch programs from my DVR on my iPad because it really makes those long train rides fly by.I am glad thatI caught it because it was actually a really good show, and I was a bit afraid of how the second half of this season would be after that first episode back.