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Girls today wouldn't know class if it tried to kiss them, and puked in their mouth...
Tonight's host is Scarlett Johansson with musical guest Arcade Fire. Scarlett Johansson has hosted twice before, and does a good job. Arcade Fire is my personal favorite band, and they appaered on the show back in 2007 to promote "Neon Bible". But, this time, they are promoting "The Suburbs" which was released in August. I'm excited!
China Press Conference: This was an exact remake of the cold opening a year ago with host Joseph Gordon-Levitt. I did not laugh or even smile once during this whole thing. Who copies a sketch this badly?!
Monologue: Scarlett, Dina, and Kesha sing together to talk about how girls don't have class anymore. It was a fun monologue, but Abby's gotta work on her Kesha. It sounded more like a Bjork impression than a Kesha impression. Kesha has a more confident and annoying voice than that.
Maternity Television Network: This was a good take on how obsessed with pregnancy MTV has been lately.
Millionaire Matchmaker: This was actually a really funny sketch. Vanessa as Candace was really funny. I loved Scarlett's trashy, mean character, and Bobby and Abby's out-there characters.
The Manuel Ortiz Show: This was pretty fun to see back. Obviously not as good as the Betty White version, but still acceptable.
Unstoppable: I'm glad they used Jay's Denzel again. This was a really funny commercial, because the promo really was this over-the-top dramatic.
Hollywood Dish: I don't mind this sketch, even though this is some what of the same formula. But, I did enjoy "our moms are here" line. Plus, I enjoyed how ridiculously Bill trashed Kristen with the slushy and bowl.
Musical Performance: Arcade Fire performs "We Used to Wait", which is their latest single, if I'm correct. Great song, and a great performance.
Weekend Update: Update was good tonight, and Bush and West's commentary was the best part. Fred and Vanessa's commentary as the cruise couple was also a great addition to Update. I loved Fred's one line, "Would you?" in response to interrupting Bayer's old lady character.
St. Kat's Middle: This was a hilarious sketch, just because of Kenan's depressed reaction. The sketch was so stupid, that it was funny.
What Was That?!: This was a really funny short, just because of Andy's stupid complaints. The short got so bizarre once Arcade Fire entered too. It was a good short.
A Treat From Paula Dean's Kitchen: This sketch was pretty bad. Kristen's Paula wasn't even that good, and the actual sketch was just one big fat joke of Paula Dean. The writing was so undriven, and not funny.
Musical Performance: I was so pleasantly surprised to see Arcade Fire perform "Sprawl (Part II)". This is probably the best song on the album, in my humble opinion, and I was glad they did it.
Stars of Tomorrow: This sketch was pretty decent, and the over-hamming and non-acting from Johansson and Bayer was pretty hilarious. Their voices were so annoying, and so fitting for some child actors.
Mike's Busteria: This was a standard "Mike's ..." sketch, and I didn't mind it. I knew it was inevitable, and at least they knew to put it in the 10-to-one sketch.
Tonight's show was, yet again, another good one. The awesome streak, as it seems, continues. Scarlett was a great host, once again, with her playing all types of roles. Arcade Fire was, by far, my favorite musical guest of the season. There were some weak parts of this show, but, most of it was enjoyable.
Next week: Anne Hathaway returns as host with musical guest Florence and the Machine.moreless
Saturday Night is Truly DEAD! This was the worst show of the season, even the studio audience could't maintain fake laughter. From the opening to the final sketch, the show was short on laughgs, but huge on groans.
Could this show get any worse? Seriously? I thought that this episode was the worst of the season, which is saying something when SNL is still early in its 36th season. When will Lorne get the hint that Fred Armisen is just not funny as Obama?? Opening with yet another Obama sketch (and one that was an exact replica of one from a year ago) set a bad tone for what would be a truly bad show. Yet, many shows have had bad openings and recovered. This one couldn't.
ScarJo seemed game, but she couldn't deliver. Her enthusiasm was there, but she seemed to be chewing the scenery in every sketch from her opening monologue to the final sketch. Plus, although she's pretty, her hairdo was distratcing.
MTV reality parodies gimmicky, one-note and lame. Millionaire Matchmaker was stupid. I've seen the real show, but what was the humor in this? "The Manuel Ortiz" show is soo OVER, too bad Armisen, Loren and the rest of the crew just don't get it. It's one-note and that note is sounding pretty sour by now.
Unstoppable movie trailer was kind of funny, however, I just saw the real movie earlier. It seems the show based the sketch on the trailer without seeing the movie and the real trailer was not really an accurate depiction of the movie.
"Hollywood Dish" with Wiig and Hader. YAWN!
Arcade Fire. Not a fan. I usually give musical acts a try, but 30 seconds in I FF'd past their performances.
Weekend Update. Absolute Crickets! Even the studio audience wasn't laughing.
St. Katherine's starring Kenan "Unfunny" Thompson. GROAN!!
Digital Short. It's so obvious Samberg doesn't even try anymore. Just make a lame song or weird faces and pass it off as cutting edge or funny. Paula Deen. Kind of funny thanks to Wiig.
TLC Child Actor sketches. I actually liked Bayer in this sketch, altho ScarJo was terrible.
Final sketch: Busts. LAME!! A re-tread of a familiar sketch that wasn't funny the first few times they tried it.moreless