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Honey Boo Boo, Steve Harvey parodied on ‘Saturday Night Live’

CREDIT: NBC

CREDIT: NBC

Two Georgia mainstays of very different ilks – Honey Boo Boo and Steve Harvey – got gently mocked on “Saturday Night Live” last night.

During the fake news report, Bobby Moynihan played a scarily eery version of June “Mama” Shannon, lack of chin and marble-mouthed talking. The only thing missing: her frequent release of bodily functions. Vanessa Bayer fared less well as Honey Boo Boo herself. The funniest line came from Seth Myers:

“Even though you both speak English, your show is mostly subtitled.”

Otherwise, it didn’t quite hit the mark.

Later, former Atlantan Kenan Thompson brings back his Steve Harvey character. Harvey has lived in Atlanta the past few years but had to move to Chicago for his talk show.

In the parody, Kenan’s Harvey does a design makeover of host Seth McFarlane, making him look just like Harvey as in brightly colored pin-striped suit, bald head and mustache. It aired in the final 20 minutes of the show and is more mildly amusing than hilarious. You can watch it here on hulu.

One of the funniest skits? A bit about Psy, the Korean superstar, whose video “Gangnum Style,’ has become all the rage – at least for the next five minutes:

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By Rodney Ho, Radio & TV Talk

14 comments Add your comment

Highlander

September 16th, 2012
12:37 pm

My turn to play troll:
Why is SNL still on the air? Everyone knows it’s best days are long, long gone! While most folks used to tune in to see what the “Not Ready for Prime Time Players” and the writers would do with the week’s guest host. Now, most people watch just hoping the week’s guest host can do something to help the regular cast try to be funny.

SNL jumped the shark long ago and anyone who watches it needs to get a life. :wink:

liberalefty

September 16th, 2012
1:42 pm

@HIGHLANDER

old folks always say that everything was better back in the day…like everything is crappy today

Ben

September 16th, 2012
7:02 pm

It used to be a funny show but I haven’t watched it since Joe Piscopo and Eddie Murphy starred on it. The old school comedians like Gilda Radner, Chevy Chase, Tim Kazurinsky, Julia Louis Dreyfuss, etc., they made the show work; the current cast is sorely lacking in talent.

Cynthia

September 16th, 2012
8:13 pm

June’s last name is Shannon, not Thompson.

KJ

September 16th, 2012
9:14 pm

“It used to be a funny show but I haven’t watched it since Joe Piscopo and Eddie Murphy starred on it. ”

Smells like Gold Bond up in here….

Nutmeg

September 16th, 2012
9:30 pm

I still love SNL, although I miss Tina Fey’s writing (and she and Amy were by a factor the *best* Weekend Anchors!).

But liberalefty is absolutely right. Whatever cast is on when you first watch, that’s the “best one.”

SNL is still relevant. It played a major spoiler role in the last election, for instance.

That said, Jay’s Obama left me curiously cold. I was expecting *stellar* and got mediocre.

Vince Doodley

September 16th, 2012
11:45 pm

WHAT THE F is a honey Boo Boo? Is this a real person?

JC

September 17th, 2012
6:01 am

Here Comes the New Good Times
in Honey Boo Boo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbP4VWSu8go

Highlander

September 17th, 2012
7:06 am

@liberalefty, I didn’t say everything is crappy today, just the current cast on SNL.

And I’m amazed that you think you know how old someone is by a blog comment. You do realize that all the original SNL’s are available on DVD, right?

Slaphead

September 17th, 2012
8:27 am

Why is it still on? Because even though some people think the cast stinks, the show *STILL* wins its time slot EVERY week, Yeah, it’s 11:30 on a Saturday night, but that is beside the point. You don’t cancel a show that WINS its time slot week in week out just because a few people don’t care for the current cast’s style or because there is a weak show every now and then. You can’t argue with success and regardless of the popular hipster opinion that the show has sucked since 1977, this show has been a full-on success year after year. Advertisers still buy ad time, current relevant celebrities still line up to host, they still get the best musical guests available, and it still beats down any attempted competition from other networks. It’s not that hard to figure out why it is still on if you use your brain and stop stealing your “opinion” from Fark or 4chan.

woodrow

September 17th, 2012
5:56 pm

SNL is definitely well beyond shark jumping stage. The staff is no longer funny. I don’t know why they aren’t funny, I just know they aren’t. And that news spoof segment never was funny except when Rosanna Rosanna Danna and Jane Curtain Dan Ackroyd were on there.

I have a question?

September 17th, 2012
7:20 pm

I have a question. Have any of you actually watched SNL these last couple of years? before you comment you should watch the show has gotten really good, and this first episode of the season was pretty funny.

Alan H.

September 17th, 2012
7:25 pm

I’ve been watching since 1975 (not always with the same consistency, but fairly regularly). And for whoever said the first seasons are on DVD should go watch them. There are great sketches, fair sketches and poor sketches (sound familiar?). We have selective memories. There have been periods that were subpar, but for the most part, it is fairly consistent.
Compare the Weekend Update anchors: Chevy, Dennis Miller, Norm McDonald, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Seth Meyers (not to mention the many others). I defy anyone to definitively say who was the best. It’s just a matter of taste (and not getting “old” in spirit). Sincerely, A 51-year-old

Gman

September 20th, 2012
1:16 pm

The show is still on due to Lorne Michaels and what he knows. See, long ago he discovered that alien bodies were stored in the basement of the NBC studio building. He still uses this as a trump card whenever they threaten to cancel the show. Now he justs sits back and lights his cigars with $100 bills while the writing/acting just gets worse.