helenamonster January 21, 2016 Share January 21, 2016 I think the writing is really sharp -- "... and then he RAPED them!" -- but unfortunately it loses major points for me because it's so similar to her Jacob the Bar Mitzvah boy. And her Nickelodeon Kids Acting school character. Voices are not her thing, apparently. The material is good enough that I still laugh, but what's keeping it from being knocked out of the park is the one note similarity to other stuff she's done. The character--Laura Parsons--is actually the exact same character from those Spotlightz sketches, just moved to Update. I agree with you that it doesn't really show much range on Vanessa's part, but at least it's a character where the material can be changed up enough to make it still work. Jacob was a character that really only worked once but they must have done it at least six or seven times, and it truly was the exact same thing in each and every iteration. They even started running out of Jewish holidays for him to talk about. I'm sure we learned the story of Passover at least 3 times from him. The only thing that ever freshened it up was Derek Jeter retiring. Link to comment
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