Saturday Night Live

Season 35 Episode 18

Jude Law/Pearl Jam

Aired Saturday 11:30 PM Mar 13, 2010 on NBC

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    Jude Law returns for a second hosting stint, while Pearl Jam makes their fourth appearance as musical guest.

    Cold Open- Congressman Massa's Exit Interview- Congressman Eric Massa (Bobby) explains himself including, tickling, snorkeling, his years in the navy. A step up from the political sketch from last week.

    Monologue- Jude talks about rehearsing for Hamlet and everything surrounding it. Not much here.

    Wild Ride- A couple (Abby, Kenan) go for an unexpected ride in their break-less Ford Hybrid. I'll forgive them for using an obvious Toyota Prius for the Ford. Secret Word- In 1967, Lyle Round (Bill) hosts game show with celebrity contestants Mindy Grayson (Kristin) and Vladamir Kruschev (Jude) who fail at giving hints to the words. I'll just say this didn't need to become recurring.

    Broadview Security- In a spoof of those silly security system commercials, a spokesman (Bill) showcases new system that has various people kick down the front door: Grampa, a Rabbi. Second best sketch of the night, more on that later.

    Barcelona- While on vacation, two women (Abby, Nasim) are seduced by a Spaniard (Jude) who also wants to poison them both. Odd, strange. Third best sketch of the night, again more later.

    Boombox (Digital Short) - A rapper (Andy) and singer (Julian Casablancas) sing and rap about boomboxes and the surrounding crowds reaction to them. I almost think the shots of elderly lovemaking was too much.

    Eddie Vedder and the boys get a little meadow on their current single from 'Backspacers', "Just Breathe"

    Weekend Update- Whoopi Goldberg (Kenan) talks about her bladder control commercial; then the memorable moment of this segment, "Really!..with Seth and Jerry", Seth, accompanied by Jerry Seinfeld lays into Congressman Eric Massa and his sexual harassment scandal. On the strength of that alone, one of the stronger Updates this season.

    Twilight Zone- Rod Serling (Bill) introduces a segment in which a passenger (Jude) on a plane, has strange visions of an odd fury creature (Bobby) stuck on the wing of a plane, leering inside spookily. Best sketch of the night, reasons for the above sketch placement- Its been a while since we've seen a Twilight Zone parody and this one took the cake. From the great acting of Jude, to Pearl Jam on the wing with the creature. All cliked here. Hamlet Auditions- While waiting for Nathan Lane (Bobby) to finish up his audition, Jude holds bizarre conversations with Al Pacino (Bill), Sam Elliot (Jason), and Nicholas Cage (Andy). Mostly a vehicle for weak impressions. Kickspit Underground Rock Festival (rerun from Blake Lively/Rihanna) - a repeat of the festival spoof. Still funny.

    Eddie and the boys get a little more uptempo with "Unthought Known" Court Clerk- Elinda Nade (Fred) the bizarre stenographer from four episodes ago returns and still can't find her chapstick as she poorly does her job. See comments following Secret Word.

    Talk Show with Ravish- An Indian-American boy (Nasim) hosts talk show with her family, interviews Jude and reveals his encyclopedic knowledge. At least Nasim is getting more sketch air time. The Jay Walking spoof was delightful though.

    And thats it. Jude was a capable sophomore host, though the writing let him down at times. 6.5/10