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.
Last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live was filled with hits and misses as usual. Some of the skits are ROFL and others are just a huge snooze-fest. I didn’t find myself laughing as hard, probably because I had just watched Kevin Hart’s “Laugh at My Pain.” After watching something so hilarious, you really have to bring the funny to make me crack up. If you haven’t seen Kevin Hart’s “Laugh at My Pain,” then check it out! I didn’t go to the theatre to watch it (I got the hookup lol,) but I enjoyed watching it on my Macbook with my mom. I couldn’t stop laughing!
Sometimes SNL has episodes that cause you to laugh on every skit, but other times it just doesn’t make the cut. Last night’s episode was pretty funny, especially since Melissa McCarthy was the host. I love her acting! She was so hilarious in the movie Bridesmaids; I had to see the movie twice just because she was funny. It was great seeing her do her thing on SNL last night, but two of the skits stood out to me.
The first skit worth checking out is a digital short called “Stomp.” When I was young I used to love watching Stomp and the creativity behind it. I’m assuming some of the writers on staff used to love watching it as well, which explains why they did a funny digital short. Overall the skit had subtle things in it that are bound to make you laugh, so it’s worth watching.
The second skit I found pretty funny was the one starring Melissa McCarthy as Lulu Diamonds. I watch a lot of Turner Classic Movies and I’m huge fan of Mae West. She was so slutty and had this diva attitude; she is a classic seductress! I love the way she would just take charge and drive the men crazy in her movies. She was so blunt, raw, confident, and one of those classic sex pistols. So seeing Melissa McCarthy try to portray a Mae West character was so hilarious to me! If you like watching classic films and love the good old fashioned lines the women used, then I’m sure you will like SNL’s Lulu Diamonds piece.
Below is the famous line from Mae West. She was such a confident and seductive woman. Lol she would never take no for an answer. Geeze, I love the way the women talked in those old movies. Man I’m going to talk like that for an entire day sometime. I bet it would be fun!
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SNL’s season finale was quite hilarious last night, especially since Justin Timberlake hosted. In my mind he was always an unspoken cast member, I mean he has been on SNL a lot! Justin is a very funny guy and last night’s digital short “Three Way” featuring Andy Samberg and Lady Gaga was hilarious!
The matching multi-colored jumpsuits, the hairstyles, sunglasses, and the mustaches were such a 90s throwback. In my opinion it was almost as funny, maybe funnier, then the duos original skit “Dick in a Box”. I love how Justin Timberlake was singing and Andy Samberg had this deep 90s r&b voice…classic! I’m not even a Lady Gaga fan but she was a great addition to the video, with her weirdness and all.
Check out the video and see for yourself.