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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