Fact: Jimmy Fallon had a very hard time keeping a straight face in almost any sketch he was in on SNL. (Double Fact: Especially if he was in one with Horatio Sanz.) Even here, on the Weekend Update set, he looks ready to start guffawing it up. Fact: I always thought that by laughing or mugging for his friends totally got in the way of the essence of selling the jokes and nine times out of ten ruined the sketch. But that tenth time? That tenth time was when it was on The Barry Gibb Talk Show. No matter how many times he or Justin Timberlake cracked up, it could never ruin the joke.
OK, on to the pack break.
SNL Archives #10 - Dana Carvey
SNL Archives #51 - George Carlin
SNL Archives #58 - Jay Mohr
SNL Archives #71 - Elton John
SNL Archives #95B - Jimmy Fallon/Barry Gibb VARIATION
SNL Archives #132 - Adrien Brody
This is easily the best pack I've opened so far. On the back of Brody's card it says he was banned after hosting because he did an improvised intro for the musical guest. Whatever happened to Adrien Brody, anyway? I think he was last seen acting smug in a beer commercial, if I remember correctly. Actually, "acting smug" pretty much sums up his career.
Also, awesome that I got Dana Carvey and George Carlin in the same pack. And finally, the Barry Gibb variation. Totally great that Topps added variations (like the Farley Now With "ANGELS"). I can't wait to get my September Beckett. I wonder if they'll include this set (I mean, they included Donruss Americana for however many years it was made; let's just say I'd be surprised if SNL Archives didn't make it in, considering Topps' clout).