Tonight's host is Sigourney Weaver. Weaver hosted in October 1986, with the new golden cast that would be named the runner-ups for the best cast of SNL ever! Yeah! Anyways, our musical guest is The Ting Tings. I'm not too excited for them. But, we'll see how it goes.
Larry King Live: I like the Larry King sketches, and I'm liking the reliance of the news shows with comedic hosts being our cold openings lately, compared to the boring Obama openings. The impression of Bill as Conan was interesting, as nobody's ever impersonated Conan. And Darrell was nice to see back. The sketch itself was okay, and the liners by Fred made it better.
Monologue: This monologue was nothing special. Sigourney did have a lot of interesting facts though.
Grady Wilson: I am not a fan of this character anymore. The 1st time was good, second time not so much, and now. Sigourney definitely tried in this, but still.
Summer's Eve Lady Plug-In: These two characters are actually kind of enjoyable to me. I laughed quite a bit. Jason and Will make anything better anyways.
Laser Cats 5: ...No... Just... No. I'm done with Laser Cats. I have been since the Chris Walken version back in April 2008. No...
Disco Booty Junction: This sketch wasn't anything too special. Definitely more of an ensemble thing.
Musical Performance: Ting Tings perform "That's Not My Name." This might be the most annoying single played on pop music stations. Especially for a Euro-pop song. Every year the radios try to get a new "Euro" song, and they picked the wrong one.
Weekend Update: The jokes were pretty funny about late night, with Seth making great points. Abby's Meryl Streep was really impressive. But, meanwhile, the Larry the Goose commentary on the anniversary of the Hudson incident was just boring.
Avatar: The inevitable Avatar sketch. It was pretty funny, I guess.
Riley: Fred's character, Riley, was pretty funny, but the writing kind of wasn't. Once again, the writers relied on the whole "ensemble" thing.
Internet Buzz: I actually enjoyed this sketch, because all of this is real for celebs. People do write pretty cruel things, and Sigourney's impression of it all was pretty funny.
Musical Performance: The Ting Tings perform "Shut Up and Let Me Go." I don't mind this song too much, as I remember it from the ipod commercial a few years ago.
Fire & Rice: It was okay. Again, an ensemble thing.
The episode tonight was a flavorless episode. It wasn't necessarily bad, but it wasn't good. It wasn't even slightly below average, but had some sketch saving it because it was so funny. It was just an episode. The Ting Tings didn't help out at all. Sigourney herself was a good, utilized host. I'm hoping maybe she will host again to promote another movie sometime in the future, with better writing.
Next broadcast: January 30, Jon Hamm hosts with musical guest Michael Buble. I'm excited for Jon Hamm to make his reprising hosting gig after his hilarious last episode.