Saturday Night Live

Season 37 Episode 1

Alec Baldwin/Radiohead

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Sep 24, 2011 on NBC

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

out of 10
31 votes
  • Good season opener. Nearly perfect.


    Good season opener

    Debate:Bill Hader returns as shepard smith. Alec baldwin had a funny Rick Perry and a good joke at the end making fun of the awful Whitney. 9/10

    Monologue:Hilarious monologue! Steve Martin shows up to see if Alec is cheating. Seth Rogen Shows up to. 8/10

    Red Flag:Perfect commercial, a lot like bad idea jeans. 10/10

    All my Children:Making fun of the overly dramatic show. Love the line "I operate the fans, or was i pushed?" 7/10

    WDHX News:Funny sketch with Kristen Wiig(I guessit is possible).8/10

    Weekend Update:First weak part of the episode. Seths jokes worn't going great and Tony Bennet was the only guest and he wasn't funny.3/10.

    Who's on Top:Perfect game show! And I mean perfect. The execution was great. Favorite part at the beginning of the game when Jason Sudekis quit.

    Top Gun DVD:Its just an exude to do impressions...I LOVE IT! Favorite impressions Andy Sambergs Crispin Glover, Bill Haders Alan Alda and Taran Killams Bobcat Goldwaith.9/10

    Child Pyschologist: Nasim Pedrad is the perfect damaged teenage girl.7/10

    Angels in the Trench: Soldiers are dying and there dying wishes are for Private Scott(Taran Killam) to tell his mother she's fat. Good sketch Taran's doing a great job tonight.9/10

    Best Cast Member:Bill Hader Runner Up:Taran Killam

    Worst Cast Member: Jay Pharaoh(because he wasn't there) Runner Up:Vanessa Bayer

    Best Sketch:Who's On Top Runner Up:Red Flag

    Worst Sketch:Weekend Update

    Jay Pharaoh wasn't in this episode but they said his name in the credits.

  • 9/24


    Alec Baldwin is always going to be entertaining on this show and even though the material was not there, he brought in every sketch for a solid season premiere.

    Cold Opening: Of course it is a political sketch and it is mocking the debates, but funny? Not so much.

    Monologue: Kind of funny, even though you knew Steve Martin was coming out. Why Seth Rogen though?

    Red Flag: Mocking perfume commercials, Kristen Wiig plays her usual offbeat character.

    All My Children Wrap Party: Crew members from the past come back and mock over the top soap storylines like amnesia and comas. Not funny, not accurate.

    WDHX: Mocking the delays by local news crews bygoogl having it create a problem for a reporter with a spider on her. Sad.

    Weekend Update: What can you do? Seth is Seth, he'll have a few good lines, but it will never be that great a segment.

    Who's On Top: Another game show, but wisely they have Bill Hader hosting. Kind of funny, but you'd be hard-pressed to argue it was not childish.

    Top Gun 25th Anniversary: Impression segment. Bill Hader's spot on Alan Alda was only thing worth commenting on.

    TCM: Wounded soldiers make odd requests. Typical last sketch of the night.