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.
If you may have noticed, I didn’t blog about SNL week, primarily because it wasn’t that funny. I honestly don’t recall even watching it; despite I sat there for the entire show and even watched the commercials. It just was a dull episode and Daniel Craig is an amazing actor, but comedy didn’t appear to be his forte.
So I didn’t write about last week’s episode, but the episode that aired last night was filled with laughter! The show was hosted by Christina Applegate and she did an excellent job in all of her sketches. There wasn’t any doubt in my mind she would be boring, especially because I’m so used to watching her on Up All Night. She seemed to fit in very well with the cast during most of the sketches, and this wasn’t her first time on SNL. You might recall (I know for sure I do) the unforgettable Matt Foley: Motivational Speaker sketch starring Chris Farley. Applegate starred alongside David Spade in the sketch and neither one of them could keep a straight face. Classic SNL moment!
Alright, so now that we established who hosted last night, let’s dive into the moments that were hilarious. The Cold Opening: VP Debate of course poked fun at last week’s debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. Throughout the scene you could see them wanting to start laughing so hard, especially when Ryan starts drinking a lot of water from a huge cup and then a hamster’s bottle. LOL. Oh and the sketch even had a surprise guest…an all-star athlete from the Olympics who won the men’s 100-meter and still holds the world record. I don’t even need to mention his name, you should know this one guys! And if you don’t, then watch the Cold Opening.
The opening monologue was funny, but I really liked Applegate in a recurring skit known as The Californians. Yes, ladies and gents, the Californians are back yet again! And since Arminsen’s wife in the skit was played by Kristin Wigg, Applegate plays his new wife and she is filled with 405 jargon and the usual stereotypical Californian lingo. I haven’t spent a lot of time in California, but my brother lives in Los Angeles and even when he talks about how to get around, it surely does involve a bunch of 405 talk, take the 10, and a bunch of fancy streets. Haha, and I’m actually moving out to Los Angeles in Spring, so I wouldn’t be surprised if I started talking like that. I’ve driven around LA for a brief time and it was quite crazy, the GPS had us do so much stuff!
The Californians sketches always crack me up! But that wasn’t the only funny moment of the night. They also did a hilarious movie trailer for Taken, but instead of Liam Nesson’s family being taken, all the major revenge movie action stars such as Denzel Washington, Steven Segal, Liam Nesson, Harrison Ford, Uma Thurman, Mel Gibson, and even Arnold Schwarzenegger are trying to get their kids back. The trailer was hilarious! All the actors did excellent impersonations and I really loved Bill Hader as Schwarzenegger and Pharoah as Denzel Washington.
There were a few other sketches that made some impressions, as well as the usual Weekend Update with Seth Meyers. Check out a few of the other funny moments from the night. As I said earlier in the post, this weekend’s episode was actually funny in comparison to last weekend’s show.
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Last night Joseph Gordon-Levitt hosted Saturday Night Live and he killed it! Some of the sketches were a hit, while others were just a dull miss. But the opening monologue was an hilarious homage to the movie Magic Mike (the movie about male strippers with the sexy Channing Tatum.)
In the tradition of my usual posts, I will still post some of the sketches that had funny moments, including a few commercials such as the Undecided Voter and the GOB Tampon.But before I get to those segments, we must talk about Tres Equis. You’ve probably heard of Dos Equis, the most interesting man in the world, but have you heard of his son, Tres Equis?
Well, Tres Equis is basically the son of the most interesting man in the world(played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt), except unlike the charm & elegance his dad exudes, the son is a sleazy lame dude who think’s he has everything figured out, but he doesn’t. He’s so lame! “He can almost do a 180 on his scooter” and “When he tips, he puts a negative amount and says it’s cash back.”
Check out the hilarious videos below. Out of all the sketches last night, the Tres Equis is the one that stole the show. In the second video, the father, the guy from Dos Equis, comes into the commercial and tells his son off. It’s so funny!!!!!!
And if you haven’t seen the original Dos Equis ads (which I think are so funny) then watch a compilation of them below.
Here are a few other sketches, including the opening monologue, the Undecided Voter, the GOB Tampon, and The Weekend Update.
Full Episode: Couldn’t find opening monologue, so watch the first part of full episode in the video below.
Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great enthusiasm I announce that the time is upon us: the return of Saturday Night Live. For those of you who have been reading my blog for quite some time, you know that every season of SNL I always post the sketches I thought were funny the following day. It’s sort of like my Sunday ritual. I wake up, take a shower, get some coffee, and blog about SNL.
Well, I’ve got my coffee, so let’s get it started! Last night was the premiere of SNL’s 38th season and the show was hosted by a man of many voices, Seth MacFarlane (creator of Family Guy.) We all know Seth for his voices on Family Guy, including Peter Griffin, Brian Griffin, Stewie Griffin, and Glen Quagmire. All of those voices are quite iconic and they are basically Seth’s “thing,” so I wasn’t shocked that his opening monologue included arguments between all of those characters and a song filled with a host of other voices.
The opening monologue was quite funny (mainly because of the voices) and of course, later on in the night Seth did a myriad of voices in a few sketches. And since were are on the topic of voices, I definitely have to give Jay Pharoahe props for taking over Fred Armisen’s Obama impersonation. The voice was decent, but I still think Fred does a better job. But perhaps over time, Jay’s Obama characterization will get better; the tone felt a little off.
Alright, so the Cold Opening and Seth’s Monologue were pretty funny, but lets dive into were the true laughter began for me, the Clint Eastwood Sketch. For those of you who follow politics and at least watch the news and aren’t living under a rock like Patrick, then you clearly remember Clint Eastwood’s appearance at the RNC in Tampa and how he literally talked to a chair. Seriously, that was a major WTF moment, and knowing that SNL likes to dive into political commentary and happenings, they of course took the infamous Clint Eastwood vs. the Chair and made a hilarious sketch filled with high-waisted hijinks. Bill Hader does an awesome Clint Eastwood impersonation, I’m glad they brought it back. Sidenote: Why does Clint Eastwood wear his pants so high?! SMH.
SNL isn’t one to shy away from popular trending topics, so somewhere in the back of my mind I had a feeling that Korean rapper PSY and his iconic “Gangnam Style” were going to make their way to the SNL set. Ding, ding, ding, I was correct. In a sketch called “Lids” Seth tried cheering up his co-worker (Kenan) by pushing a big red button and then Bobby Moynihan comes out doing the “Gangnam Style” dancing. Shortly after he comes out dancing again, and after a few moments followed by someone getting fired, Seth recommends turbo mode and out comes PSY and he does the dance that has made him an International YouTube sensation.
The first episode had its usual hits and misses, but there were some other sketches that had a few hilarious moments. The Puppet Class sketch was only funny because Bill Hader had this hilarious puppet that was so angry and depressed from the war. He kept telling all these serious war stories. It was pretty funny, but aside from that the sketch was sort of blaaah.
For those of you who watch daytime talk-shows, then perhaps you’ve seen the Steve Harvey Show. Ugh, why is that even on the air? He stays wearing those over-sized suits and he tries to give relationship advice, but he is far from an expert (on his fifth marriage now.) His show just isn’t that interesting, but I could watch Kenan Thompson do a Steve Harvey impersonation all day. Too funny!
A few of the other sketches you can watch at the end of this post. But before I close out, I have to post the Weekend Update with Seth Meyers. For those of you who followed the Olympics, we all know that Ryan Lochte was one of the star swimmers this summer. He’s a phenomenal swimmer, but he truly isn’t the brightest kid on the block. Seriously y’all, have you watched him in interviews? He is such an airhead. I know he’s hot, but damn boy, read a book! It’s sad that he truly seems unable to formulate full sentences, but Seth MacFarlane does a great Ryan Lochte impersonation.
Prior to Ryan Lochte’s bit on The Weekend Update the human thumb (nickname courtesy of Joe McHale from The Soup) stopped by with her daughter Honey Boo Boo.
P.S. If you’re wondering why I didn’t talk about Frank Ocean’s performances, well it is because I’m not a fan of his music. Just not really into it. My brother met him last week too, said he was a nice guy, but yeah, I’m just not into Frank Ocean’s music. But seems everyone I know loves him, well I don’t. Oh, so what? Sue me then.