Last night, Kristen Wiig made her triumph return to Saturday Night Live and reminded me that the show was really better when she was a cast member. Even though she was just hosting last night, her presence on most of the skits brought back that energy that a lot of the SNL skits have been missing. Don’t cha think so?
Wiig has been busy transitioning into the roles of movies, but she still has got the perfect comedic timing and characterization that made her such a star on SNL.
With the return of The Californians, she couldn’t even contain her laughter with all the 405 jargon and Rodeo drive nonsense. And in a skit for Mother’s Day, she had a hilarious hell of a time dealing with an annoying mom and buying her 1-800 Flowers. That skit was one I’m sure you’ll relate to, but the best of the night was the return of The Californians and the Lawrence Welk Show.
So yeah, The Californians was the best, but how about the weirdest skit? I’d say the Acupuncture one. Kristen Wiig giving acupuncture and blood squirting uncontrollably. It was grossly hilarious! Oh, and the second weird-but-funny skit was the Disney channel spoof, Ghost Mom. LOL. It’s the Ring meets Disney channel following the hilarious shenanigans of Kristen as a ghost raising Disney-style kids. Check it out!
Not only did Wiig do a knockout job last night, but even a very pregnant Maya Rudolph stopped by to make a few appearances. Overall, it was a hilarious episode that just shed light on the reality that one person can make a show better…and Kristen Wiig makes SNL better! Ugh, I miss her as a regular cast member!
If you love Kristen Wiig, then be sure to watch the skits below! And just in case you are wondering, yes…Target Lady made a return!
I’ll admit, last week I wasn’t feeling Saturday Night Live. The episode just wasn’t really that funny and I’m not a huge fan of Jennifer Lawrence;comedy doesn’t seem to be her forte. But despite a let down last week, I’m glad to say this week’s episode of SNL was hilarious!!!
Adam Levine was the host this week and the musical guest was the amazing Kendrick Lamar. I’m a fan, especially of his track ”Swimming Pools” and I was glad that he performed it. Oh and he performed “Poetic Justice,” which basically samples my favorite Janet Jackson song, “Anytime Anyplace.”
From the cold opening to the digital short, YOLO, the entire episode was filled with huge LOL moments. But hands down, the Soprano Diaries and the YOLO Digital Short were the best! Kendrick Lamar even took some time out and spit some bars in the YOLO skit featuring Lonely Island and Adam Levine. The skit basically took Drake’s famous saying, You Only Live Once (YOLO) and turned it into a hilarious mashup of all the things that can kill you, so You Ought to Look Out. Trust me, it is pure comedy!
The other skit that I found super funny was the Soprano Diaries. Man, I couldn’t stop laughing even if I tried. I watched it over and over again (thank God for DVR) and I just love how they put the Soprano characters into an 80s high school setting. Too funny for words!!!! So, yeah, you should go watch that clip now!
The episode contained a few other hilarious skits, and I personally thought Catfish: The TV Show skit was pretty funny. It does seem like somehow it ends up always being about Nev, the host, and the reactions are always so confusing prior to the commercial breaks.
More Clips from the Show
Kendrick Lamar Performances
I’ve been living without cable for the past few weeks, so as the DirectTV guy is setting up everything, I figured I’d go ahead and watch SNL on Hulu. I didn’t get to watch last night’s episode with Jamie Foxx, but my mom called me and told me it was hilarious, so I made sure to catch it this morning.
If you didn’t watch the episode, then be sure to check it out. Jamie Foxx is hilarious, but we already know that. If anything, from his career on my favorite classic sketch show, In Living Color, and his own show, The Jamie Foxx Show, we have known since the 90s that he is a seriously funny dude! So it was amazing to see him on SNL doing his thing and actin’ a fool.
They had a big selection of skits that were funny. A consistent theme throughout the night was game show parodies. The first game show was “Bitch What’s the Answer?” in which Foxx asks vague questions and wants the contestants, the bitches, to answer. It was pretty funny, but the second game show really caught my attention. It basically had Foxx, Thompson, and Pharoah as black contestants who couldn’t figure out the difference between Dylan McDermott and Dermott Mulroney. The whole joke was that black people think they are the same guys, but it was offensive in my opinion because the guys do have confusing simliar names and features.
The other sketches such as a Tree Pimp and even the J-Pop one was okay, but I never usually like that sketch. But Foxx looked pretty funny in his outfit. But the best outfit of the night? His hilarious take on Tyler Perry and Madea in a spoof of Alex Cross. That was hella funny! Major LOL moments.
Peep some of the sketches from below. Oh and in the Maine Justice skit we have a surprise visit from one of my favorite people. Want a hint? He’s a cast member of Always Sunny in Philly who stalks a waitress and he hosted the show in October 2011. Shouldn’t be too hard to figure out.
Man, this post is so late! I meant to write about SNL a few days ago, but I was on the road traveling. Luckily, the hotel we stayed in on Saturday night had cable, so I was able to see the last few sketches of the night. And from what I saw, it seemed as though Bruno Mars did an awesome job; not only is he an insanely talented singer, but he is incredibly hilarious!
Normally I’d go into great detail about all the sketches, but since this post is super late, I’m just going to post the videos from the episode.
All of the sketches were pretty funny, but the one that stood out the most was the sketch that shows us what happens when Pandora channels crash. So what happens? Well Bruno Mars steps in, playing the role of an intern, and sings the missing parts of songs from artists such as Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, Michael Jackson, and many more! It’s a hilarious sketch that you totally must watch, but sadly NBC took the sketch off the web due to copyright issues. So basically, they are acting as if the sketch never happened. SMH.
So you can’t watch that sketch, but you still can watch some of the other ones that Bruno Mars starred in. And aside from the Bruno Mars sketches, be sure to check out the Cold Opening and the Brad Pitt commercials.