Last Week’s

I wouldn’t have paid attention to this 10.4 SNL clip if Mark Wahlberg hadn’t recently complained about it. I think it’s mildly funny. The guy doesn’t sound like Wahlberg, but he has his speaking style down pat.

20 thoughts on “Last Week’s

  1. cinefan on said:

    That was the funniest sketch from the most recent Saturday Night Live. I disagree that he doesn’t sound like Wahlberg – I think he has the voice and tone of Wahlberg down pat. The first time I saw the skit I thought a lot about particular scenes from the Happening.

  2. “The first time I saw the skit I thought a lot about particular scenes from the Happening.”
    The scene in that movie in which he talks to a potted plant that turns out to be plastic is the most likely inspiration for the skit, I’d guess.

  3. That was really funny, I never realized he had such an impersonatable (sic?) voice. That clip they’re showing for the DVD Happening ads is kind of unintentionally funny, where Wahlberg is saying “There are things beyond our understanding!”. Anyone else going to see Max Payne btw? Heard its been butchered down to 86 minutes by Fox so it’ll probably be a pretty anemic experience.

  4. After watching Whalberg last night in The Happening — which is the worst film of the year and one of the worst of the decade — he doesn’t have the right to say shit about people making fun of him. He was fucking atrocious in that film and Samberg does an incredible job in this skit. Marky Mark should have laughed; it’s a brilliant impersonation.

  5. What I like about the skit is how weirdly random it is (“Hey, why don’t we have a skit where Mark Wahlberg talks to animals!”). The dialogue is also perfectly suited to Wahlberg’s on-screen persona: “So, you’re a dog. What’s that all about?”

  6. I’m willing to bet the randomness is do to the “If I REALLY make fun of Mark Wahlberg, the dude could probably kick my ass” aspect of the situation.
    And I think this thing is damn funny. “You eat apples. I produce Entourage!”

  7. actionman: “After watching Whalberg last night in The Happening — which is the worst film of the year and one of the worst of the decade — he doesn’t have the right to say shit about people making fun of him.”
    It took you until “The Happening” to realize Wahlberg’s ‘shortcomings’? Most people noticed them with “Fear” and “Planet of the Apes”.

  8. What I like about the skit is how weirdly random it is (“Hey, why don’t we have a skit where Mark Wahlberg talks to animals!”). The dialogue is also perfectly suited to Wahlberg’s on-screen persona: “So, you’re a dog. What’s that all about?”

    The absurdity of the skit is what I found most funny, but it’s not that far removed from the kind of crap the routinely airs on Animal Planet.
    Marky Mark has never struck me as a guy with a sense of humor about himself, so I can’t say I’m surprised that’s he’s sulking in public.

  9. “The first time I saw the skit I thought a lot about particular scenes from the Happening.”

    The scene in that movie in which he talks to a potted plant that turns out to be plastic is the most likely inspiration for the skit, I’d guess.

  10. Wahlberg’s the same douche who criticized Scorsese’s directing style on “The Departed”.
    http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/wahlberg%20i%20had%20problems%20with%20scorsese_1025924
    The comments were probably a little tongue-in-cheek, but it still doesn’t shadow the fact that Marky has no business relaying any tidbits about his ‘acting’. He has one ‘act’, and if he’s lucky enough to be working with a good director who holds his hand through each and every scene, he might give a decent performance.

  11. his quotes in the first article are a bit telling – he used to watch when Joe Piscopo was on (okay, and Murphy and Murray, who weren’t on at the same time) and NOW it’s not funny??
    Samberg is funny. The skit is funny because:
    a) It’s absurd, random and makes no sense
    b) It’s a good impression
    I don’t know what there is to be upset about, Marky Mark.

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