It's been a while. Almost a month since our last original broadcast, tonight brings Tina Fey and Justin Bieber. I'm excited for Fey... Justin? Not so much.
Census 2010: As much as I'm getting sick of Fred's Obama, this was a pretty funny sketch. The questions got creepier and creepier as the sketch went on, and I think it was pretty well written.
Monologue: This monologue was pretty energizing. The two nannies were funny, and Will's creepy character were hilarious. It was on a roll, then Justin Bieber showed up.... but, yeah. Anyways, Kenan as Chaka Kahn was good too.
Brownie Husband: This was a hilarious commercial. I love when Tina plays the desperate single housewife. She's really convincing at it.
Masters Tournament: Tina played a good character with the trashy girl. I liked the irony with Tina saying she actually did sleep with Tiger. Also, I loved the political incorrectness from Fey. I also loved the Tiger commercial.
Sarah Palin Network: It was great seeing Fey back as Palin. The sketch was hilarious. All the different show ideas, even the ones that weren't acted out, sounded/were hilarious.
Lonely Teacher: This sketch was okay. I'm going to be as unbiased as possible, so I'll ignore the fact that Bieber was featured. It was pretty funny with all the musical interludes.
Musical Performance: J-B performs "Baby". Remember? The one on the radio?
Weekend Update: The jokes tonight were really good. Jason's Devil character was really good, and it was definitely original. Kristen's Aunt Linda was nice to see back. And, then, Tina Fey's "Women News" was really good. From the Oscar curse to the Boehner joke, Fey had it tonight.
Ruff, Rugged Roker: This was actually a really funny sketch. Kenan's real Roker was so over the top, that it was funny. The contrast between the "ghetto" Roker and the Today Show Roker we all know was great. Kim's Kardashian was great too, along with Fey's Dina Lohan.
School Dance: I really liked this character by Nasim. The quirkiness of this character was great. I really like Nasim, obviously, and this character helps out her progress on SNL. The weird punchlines she said were hilarious, because they were more of what a 40 year old mother would say than a 12 year old girl.
Musical Performance: Justin Bieber performs "U Smile". I smiled when I finally saw the commercial bumper come up.
Tiny Hooker: This was a pretty funny 10-to-one sketch. Just around average.
That was tonight's episode. It was really good, I thought. Justin Bieber did not help this episode at all. In fact, he might have hurt the episode, but the episode was still a good, strong, broadcast. That's pretty good. I didn't mind Bieber too much in the actual sketches, I guess. He didn't really hamm it up, or ruin anything. Tina Fey was obviously a delight to have back on the show, of course. I am looking forward to her next hosting gig, which I'm sure will be in another year or two.
Next week: Ryan Phillippe, co-star from Will Forte's "MacGruber", hosts with musical guest Ke$ha....