UsuallyI start off writing this blog by giving you a little introduction on mythoughts on how the host will be, but too much time has passed so I will speakto you in the present.
OhLindsay, this attempt at a comeback just didn’t work. But I can’t blame you forwhat happened on the show – I think the writers were not very inspired by youand just made you a supporting character. Oh and honey I’m sorry, but your faceis terrifying. Just terrifying. How are you younger than me? I do give Lindsaypoints for making fun of herself for her past mistakes but I think the showcould have gone further. It may be a few more months until Lindsay’s full blowncomeback ever comes together.
Cold Open Mitt Romney(ugghh Again)
Ifeel so bad for the SNL writers having to deal with Mitt as the most boringcandidate ever. Again, Mitt Romney is the cold open but this time his sons showup. I mentioned before that his sons are dramatically clone-like.
Iwas happy to see Seth in this sketch and … who was that guy in the top right?Is that a new cast member? Wait a second….is this the first time the show islow on white male actors? Well I’ll be damned. I enjoyed how the Romneybrothers were like a boy band. “Well I’m the sensible one.” So for that, thisskit gets a pass.
Iwill give it up to Lindsay for not hiding her past. This sketch was funnyshowing how cast members are showing their support while checking to see ifLindsay is high or not smuggling something. And then Jimmy Fallon came by toshow support her too. (I recall her asking him on his show this week if hewould come on.) And then Jimmy mentions that Jon Hamm is a back-up in case shefails. No seriously, Jon Hamm was in the audience. How dare they tempt us withJon Hamm on the show? Why?
Real Housewives ofDisney
Thiswas just brilliant. I am a kid from the 90’s who lived off Disney and now awoman who enjoys the drama of the Real Housewives franchise. It’s like whenthey put peanut butter and chocolate together. I enjoyed how each Princessepitomized the common characteristics of a Real Housewife.
- Belle was the delusional one who spends way too much money and thinks she can be a pop star. (She was married to a Beast named Kelsey Grammar)
- Jasmine was bankrupt and losing her mind.
- Snow White was the tough New Jersey type housewife. Don’t mess with her family or her dwarfs.
- Cinderella was constantly drunk and in a loveless relationship.
- And Rapunzel had way too much work done on her face. Oh, wait, I think that’s just Lindsay’s face.
Myfavourite part was all the catty things Prince Charming said and the bitchyface he made after he said it.
Also,I love how Snow White says clever things and she gets high-fives from sevensmall hands.
Wouldn’tyou love that?
Ilove sketches in which every cast member plays a role and the comedy is intheir reactions. This sketch was a great example of this, especially during themontage of “Psychics we will be losing this year.” I loved the joke where theyannounce the nominees for an award and each nominee immediately knows they willnot be winning. Lucky for Lindsay this sketch didn’t ask much of her and shecould read off cue cards and not look out of place.
Andof course because I love dogs in costume I have to give a shout out to Rufusthe Psychic dog.
It’sa dog who can see the future! It’s comedy gold!
Ilike these sketches even though they are so formulaic and predictable. Myfavourite part is Keenan’s attempt to make Samberg, Hader, and Moynihan laugh.(And he usually pulls it off.) MacIntosh (Keenan) has a new partner for hisscared straight program and it’s Lindsay Lohan. Seriously, Lindsay identifiedherself as herself. That got a great reaction from the audience. Then she startedhardcore reading off the cue cards. Yes, I know that the writers change thescript at the last minute but it was really painful to watch.
Thebest part of the sketch was when Jason Sudeikis sat down on the metal deskreally hard. So hard that items toppled over and Bill Hader finally started tolaugh. But….. (Please note, the following observation will solidify that Iwatch TV too much) I recall a time when Jason hit the desk hard and it seemedlike an accident. This time it felt really forced. I think Jason did that onpurpose just to make the cast laugh and to quite frankly save the whole sketch.Or really save this whole episode. But this is just a theory. Anyone else thinkthat?
Seth’sfirst guest was James Carville. As usual Bill does a great job with thisimpression but I don’t find this character funny enough to warrant multiple appearances.I will leave it at that.
Seth’snext guest was Bobbi’s Snooki. (That doesn’t sound right.) I was wondering whenSnooki was coming back. She speaks with Seth about her rumoured pregnancy whiledrinking her cocktail of V8, Red Bull, and Jacuzzi water. I like how Seth playsoff that he has a crush on Snooki. When asked who the father was we are treatedto a walk-on cameo by Jon Hamm. Apparently Jon is the baby’s father and Snookibrushes him off.
Jon Hamm BETTER host this show before theseason is over or I will be very angry.
Delinquent Girl TeenGang
Ilike making fun of old fifty movies where characters say “sit on it” and dancingis considered illegal. I was just not laughing at this skit. And I was soannoyed at Lindsay for reading the cue cards. Even when she was screaming thephrase, “Watch out,” she still read that off a cue card. Oh my.
Digital Short – Savethe Date
Everyonemark your calendars, March 4, 2012: The day the SNL Digital Short died. That’sright I no longer will have a pang of excitement when those words come acrossthe screen. May you rest in peace dear clips, and say “Hi” to Wyndmere whileyou’re there. I guess I should at least review it. It was too weird to be funnyand I couldn’t hear any of the lyrics which could have been funny. I’m notsure.
Nowthis skit wasn’t spectacular but it definitely was one of the better one. Firstoff the jokes about radio DJ’s discussing how cold it is outside and how muchthey hate scraping their car in the morning was all very relatable to anyCanadian. Then add to that they are rap DJ’s, it makes a somewhat humoroussketch. “Mad prop to gloves, yo!” Now this time Lindsay was a bit better withher lines but I think it’s because she could read off a piece of paper. I’msensing Taran and Bobbi seem to be buddies in real life and the more those two dotogether the more magic will happen.
Repeat Commercial – Chantrix
Here’smy first review of this.
OhKristen I love you but this skit went on for too long. Lindsay yet again wasthe supporting character for this skit and really didn’t have that much to dobut react scared. But since her eyebrows don’t move anymore how am I supposedto know that? That’s right, I went there. Again.
Repeat Commercial –Verizon
Anotherrepeat commercial? They really needed to fill time. Here’s my past review. And as an update, yes, I did get mynew phone and yes the guy at Rogersreally did confuse me.
Whenthe theme song started I thought it had potential. Then this too also stank. Imean, Buddha? You couldn’t have found something more topical? I will give kudosto Andy’s shoulders though. Has someone been working out Mr. Samberg?
Weird Guy By A Fire
Whatwas this? Was this something shot a long time ago as a “use in case of badshow” emergency? I will admit it worked because it was so peculiar and soshort. Give it a watch.