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|Saturday Night Live - The Best of Chris Kattan|
Actor: Chris Kattan
Genres: Comedy, Television
There is nothing ordinary about the characters Chris Kattan brought to Saturday Night Live. From 1996-2003 he created a string of hilarious high energy comic creations. You can finally have the Mango along with the best ... more »
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Duane S. (superpoet) from FORT WORTH, TX
Reviewed on 5/3/2008...
If you love Chris Kattan, you will really enjoy this SNL DVD of Chris's funniest takes. The monkey boy, the French "boy", among others are here. Enjoy!
Brett Heitkam | Lena, IL United States | 09/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD in it's short hour and fifteen minute running time can by no means encompass all of the best of Chris Kattan's work. But it sure as heck does a good job trying. The DVD gives us about a dozen hilarious sketches; some are better than others, but the good ones shine through. There is a hilarious sketch with Chris as "Mango" fighting with Jennifer Lopez at the Divas Live concert that had me in stitches. There are clips featuring the Roxbury Brothers, Kyle & Shawn DeMarco, and Goth Talk. All of Chris's funniest characters are represented in at least one sketch but hopefully, like Will Ferrell, NBC will release a Volume 2 soon to fully showcase Chris's comedic skills."
NOT the "best of" Chris Kattan
Dorian | Texas / Florida | 10/11/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I have to say that I have just completely lost faith in the "Best of SNL" series that NBC is producing. These dvd's do not feature the best skits from these perfomers.
This dvd only features 1 episode of Mr. Peepers and 1 episode of Mango which is his best roles. The funniest Mango in my opinion was the skit that featured Garth Brooks. They play 12 seconds of that skit at the end with the ending credits. What a big disappointment!
It's almost like NBC wants to hold out on all of the great skits. They don't want to give all the good stuff away. They can also fit a lot more than 1 hour on a dvd! Maybe they're in fear that they will lose viewers when they have their favorite SNL skits in their dvd collection?
I don't know, but the Best of Chris Kattan was a big let down for me. I felt the same with the Adam Sandler, Chris Farley, Steve Martin, Will Ferrell and others. Maybe I can sell it and get back HALF of what I spent on this disappointing dvd. If I'm lucky..."
A Great Look At Chris's Work On The Show
Anthony Nasti | Staten Island, New York United States | 03/05/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While not as talented as Will Ferrell or Darrell Hammond, Chris Kattan manged to carve his own niche in "Saturday Night Live's" long history and emerge as one of the most popular cast members of the show's stellar 1995-02 period, creating a range of diverse characters ranging from exotic gay male dancer Mango to gibberish talking southerner Suel Forrester.
This dvd includes all of Chris's principle characters, not all of them necessarily in their best moments but nonetheless in very funny sketches. The Mango/J.Lo catfight was definitely worth watchin just for the part where Mango calls her J.Ho, which I thought was hysterical. The DeMarco Brothers sketch with Bon Jovi I thought had some great lines, especially at the end where Jon Bon Jovi tricks Kyle (Chris) and his brother Sean (Chris Parnell) into thinking they want them (they're interpretive dancers) to work for them and telling them to go just when they have their hopes up. "Goth Talk" was hysterical, especially when Will Ferrell came out as Baron Nocturna and read a eulogy for dear departed Azrael Abyss (Kattan).
As a whole, this dvd is a very good retrospective of Chris's seven years as a cast member. However, a with most of the best of's, there were a few sketches that didn't work. They could've chosen a better (not to mention longer) Roxbury Guys sketch, preferrably the one where Jack Nicholson guest starred. Likewise, the Mr. Peepers sketch wasn't too great, either. In my opinion, the best Mr. Peepers sketch was the very first one with Tom Hanks where they go on "The Tonight Show" and wreack havoc on the set. Sketches that didn't work at all were the "Update" bit with Keri Strugg and the Siamese twins sketch with Jennifer Garner at the end. These sketches could have been removed and replaced by either:
The "Oprah" sketch from 1997 where he was Anne Heche (one of only two sketches where Chris said, "Live From New York, It's Saturday Night")
The Bird Family (which one reviewer mentioned) where Julianna Marguilles mouth fed him Apple Pie
The Mango sketch with David Duchovny
On "Hardball" where he played Paul Begalla, who was constantly insulted by Chris Matthews (Darrell Hammond)
Other than these complaints, "The Best Of Chris Kattan" is definitely worth watching. It's not as good as the ones for say, Will Ferrell or Dana Carvey, but it's really funny nonetheless."