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SNL skit

Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 9:31 pm
by JackGlerum
For those who missed it.

Re: SNL skit

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:18 am
by cchiego
I watched it when it was on and thought it did nothing more than prove that, minus Sarah Palin, SNL is dead. Implying that all home schoolers are Bible nuts and public schoolers idiots is pretty much the opposite of what actual quizbowl's proven. Brilliant job.

Re: SNL skit

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:38 am
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
Yeah, the spoof of religious home schooled kids wasn't really well done. I mean, gremlins? Come on.

Anyway, any representation of quizbowl on a TV show isn't ever going to be accurate. That episode of Boy Meets World comes to mind.

fsb

Re: SNL skit

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 12:48 am
by AndyShootsAndyScores
rienzi0711 wrote:Anyway, any representation of quizbowl on a TV show isn't ever going to be accurate. That episode of Boy Meets World comes to mind.

fsb
A show that teaches you that the weight of the moon is nothing or else it would have fallen on the Earth is full of academic value.

Re: SNL skit

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 5:58 am
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Eh, it was funny. Making fun of religion is pretty much always hilarious.

Re: SNL skit

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:06 am
by David Riley
Also, you "younguns" may not be aware that in the not too distant past, homeschooling was virtually the domain of religious fundamentalists, and the occasional Mensa-types who didn't want their children public schooled for opposite reasons.

Coach Riley (pushing 53)

Re: SNL skit

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:43 am
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
The show in the skit itself makes speed quizbowl look like it's made for geniuses. Not SNL's best.

Re: SNL skit

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:53 am
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
SNL's best was back like in the early 80s.

Re: SNL skit

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 9:00 am
by Marble-faced Bristle Tyrant
David Riley wrote:Also, you "younguns" may not be aware that in the not too distant past, homeschooling was virtually the domain of religious fundamentalists, and the occasional Mensa-types who didn't want their children public schooled for opposite reasons.

Coach Riley (pushing 53)
Eh? I thought this was still the stereotype.
AndyShootsAndyScores wrote: A show that teaches you that the weight of the moon is nothing or else it would have fallen on the Earth is full of academic value.
Haha, I was really referring to the format of the game itself, at least before Cory et al took over.

fsb

Re: SNL skit

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 10:08 am
by Stained Diviner
If somebody gave me two minutes to write a quizbowl skit, that's about what I would come up with.

Re: SNL skit

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:46 am
by quizbowllee
I thought it was surprisingly accurate...

Re: SNL skit

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 1:37 pm
by Louis XIV and Twenty Million Henchmen

Re: SNL skit

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:25 pm
by cvdwightw
Surely this rule would be waived in special cases so that last season's Bible Bowl champions could get a free pass to the final four.

Re: SNL skit

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 6:18 pm
by at your pleasure
Well, that's certainly an accurate depiction of local formats, and that's all most people have ever heard of. Also, it could be that the kid who negged with gremins had just misheard hemoglobin as that when he learned about the topic.
Not to mention that some of the questions were debatable, paticuarly the WWI one and the war on US soil one. Both answers given on those would have been negs, but there are several plausible correct answers to both.

Re: SNL skit

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:29 pm
by cvdwightw
Anti-Climacus wrote:Not to mention that some of the questions were debatable, paticuarly the WWI one and the war on US soil one. Both answers given on those would have been negs, but there are several plausible correct answers to both.
We love questions starting with "why":

World War I started. Why?

Re: SNL skit

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 11:45 pm
by lasercats
and she would have been rudely told that she had lost her privileges to protest at the right time.

I got really excited when the sketch started, but by the end of the player introductions I was repelled.

Re: SNL skit

Posted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:52 pm
by theattachment
uga_chris wrote:I watched it when it was on and thought it did nothing more than prove that, minus Sarah Palin, SNL is dead. Implying that all home schoolers are Bible nuts and public schoolers idiots is pretty much the opposite of what actual quizbowl's proven. Brilliant job.
Actually, after playing the Greater Sioux Falls Home School Association for a couple years, that assessment is pretty close.

Re: SNL skit

Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:44 am
by Joe Romersa
only neg 80? wow...

btw, has anyone seen the wizards of waverly place "quiz bowl" episode?

the girl uses MAGIC and any qb-er coulda beaten her xD

Re: SNL skit

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:06 am
by warpoet
Dude, that sketch was terrible. Who really cares about spelling anyway? Well, they can't all be gems...

Re: SNL skit

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 3:27 am
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Homeschool kids.

Re: SNL skit

Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 2:38 pm
by Louis XIV and Twenty Million Henchmen
al3xWal3x wrote:btw, has anyone seen the wizards of waverly place "quiz bowl" episode?

the girl uses MAGIC and any qb-er coulda beaten her xD
"The rest of this quiz bowl is under protest!"