Castle and Beckett ended up being the focus of a comedy sketch in “Dead From New York,” while Martha prepared to hit the stage in her own wacky way.
Join our debate now as TV Fanatics, Jim Garner, Stacy Glanzman, Robin Harry, Chandel Charles and Christine Orlando are joined by Jennifer from Possibility for Joy a Castle Fan Forum.
They're here debate their all-time favorite moments from Saturday Night Live, the Model Cop skit and which guest star was their favorite from Castle Season 7 Episode 22...
Do you have a favorite sketch, comedian or guest host from the actual Saturday Night Live?
Jim: I'm showing my age, but I'm a sucker for the early days, such as "Cheeseburger, cheeseburger" or Dan Aykroyd's Julia Child skit. Don't get me wrong, there are still some amazingly talented people on SNL, I just really go back to shows roots.
Stacy: Pretty much anything with Tina Fey or Amy Poehler. I also loved Seth Myers' Weekend Update. My favorite guest host goes to Justin Timberlake.
Robin: Picking one is almost impossible, but I have to go with Celebrity Jeopardy. Will Ferrell frustrated Trebek and Darrell Hammond's lewd Sean Connery are always hilarious on that sketch, and my favourite one is with Norm MacDonald playing Burt Reynolds/Turd Ferguson. My brother and I still quote that to each other regularly. "Yeah well that's your opinion."
Chandel: I'm actually not an SNL fan. It's not that the show is bad, I just don't watch!
Jennifer: Sadly I don't watch Saturday Night Live, so I really don't have a favorite.
Christine: When I was a kid they did this fake commercial for “Happy Fun Ball” and I found it hysterical. They’ve redone it several times since…”If Happy Fun Ball begins to smoke, get away immediately. Seek shelter and cover head…When not in use, Happy Fun Ball should be returned to its special container and kept under refrigeration. Failure to do so relieves the makers of Happy Fun Ball, Wacky Products Incorporated, and its parent company, Global Chemical Unlimited, of any and all liability.”
The Model Cop skit. Were you flattered or offended?
Jim: I was with Rick on this one. I couldn't stop laughing at the girl mimicking Kate behind her back. Isn't imitation (or parody) one of the sincerest forms of flattery? Besides she's asked the two questions I've wanted to know for years! How does Kate keep her hair looking so great and chase down criminals in heels!
Stacy: I thought it was pretty funny, and yes Jim, while imitation is flattery, there comes a point where you have to concerned about a "single white female" situation. I don't think this was going that far though.
Robin: I'm gonna go with amused. I thought the imitation was pretty funny, and I'm glad they asked about the hair and heels. I like when shows can lampshade and make fun of their own tropes.
Chandel: I'm with Jim, it was pretty entertaining. You don't really think a show like Castle could be spoofed, let alone watch them spoof their two leads in the show itself. I thought it was kind of clever!
Jennifer: I thought it was creative and somewhat funny, so I suppose you could say more flattered.
Christine: The “Righter” vest. I couldn’t help but laugh.
Lots of guest stars on this episode. Did you have a favorite?
Jim: Gregory Harrison as Danny Valentine, he has aged very well and I could see why Kate was taken in by his charm. I was glad he wasn't behind the killing.
Stacy: I mean, the episode had Steve Urkel (Jaleel White as Mickey Franks), it's hard to pick against that.
Robin: I loved Jaleel White's appearance, and his puppet attorney was hilarious. Most people know him as Steve Urkel, but the puppet was a nice nod to his voice acting work. Sonic the Hedgehog, people.
Chandel: I was hoping Carly Rae Jepsen would be more fun--like as an SNT cast member. But I am with Stacy, I got a chuckle from watching fan-boy Castle!
Jennifer: Jaleel White as the whole him pretending to be crazy with his puppet lawyer was quite funny.
Christine: I’ve been a fan of Gregory Harrison since I was a little kid watching Trapper John, M.D. and I think he’s ever more handsome now. I couldn’t really blame Kate for fan girling a bit.
Was there anything in “Dead From New York” that disappointed you?
Jim: Nope, they hit all the high points and they even circled back to show how Martha did in her play preview. Unlike Espo and Ryan's talent act, it was ok that we didn't see the preview this time too.
Stacy: I could have done without Carly Rae Jepson's song, but at least we got to see silly fanboy Castle try to ask her about "Call Me Maybe."
Robin: The Carly Rae Jepsen performance bugged me. Though it was nice seeing Castle and Beckett dance.
Chandel: Gotta go back to Carly, kinda wished she could have been a cast member!
Christine: Despite what I said above, Kate’s flirting back with Danny Valentine bothered me a little bit but I loved how Castle made the guy take two steps back and even called Kate out on it later.
What was your favorite quote or scene from the episode?
Jim: The actress asking Kate how she catches bad guys in heels and keeps her hair looking so awesome. I was really hoping she would give her an answer.
Stacy: I loved the heartfelt conversation between Castle and Martha. Also the beginning when she was repeating "Is he dead?" and Kate responded "Yes, unfortunately Martha...right, never mind."
Robin: I can't choose between watching Castle seethe as Beckett flirted with Danny Valentine, and Castle's motivational talk with Martha. Both were memorable scenes in a very good episode.
Chandel: I will choose for Robin--- watching Castle seethe as Beckett flirted with Danny Valentine was pretty good for me.
Jennifer: My favorite scene was the opening with Martha's "Is he dead?"
Christine: Castle telling Martha that she’s earned this second chance. The scenes between Nathan Fillion and Susan Sullivan have always been some of my favorites of the series and this was no exception. Especially this Castle quote…
Oh, absolutely not! You will not and do you know why? Because you're a fighter. What have you always told me? No one will give you anything in this life. You must earn it and look at you. Almost 20 years later and you're back on Broadway. You have earned this.Rick Castle
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