Notes after the jump. ...
Dandrew's Stupidity Tour continued on Sunday night, and I have to wonder how these guys have managed to last this long. How many different times did they change their mind on the march-or-borscht challenge? Their last-place finish was completely deserved, and I regret that they were saved by it being a non-elimination leg. The other three remaining teams -- Nick/Starr, Toni/Dallas, Ken/Tina -- all have both skill and likable qualities; my favorite is Toni/Dallas but I would be OK with either of the others winning. Dandrew, meanwhile, have -- well, some nice new sneakers.
With the possible exception of T-Pain -- good singer, and perhaps the only amusing aspect of the latest Blizzard Man sketch -- "SNL" was terrible this week. I'm not blaming host Tim McGraw, who tried gamely to do his part. But egad, the writing: dumb sketch ideas, dragged out, with no real resolution. The James Bond sketch is one prime example, but as the show went on and on, I was fast-forwarding more and more. And "Weekend Update" was a complete letdown after Justin Timberlake's visit a week ago; even Darrell Hammond's Bill Clinton is getting tired -- and the Hillary punchline was overly telegraphed.