It's not a good sign when I don't rush to watch Saturday Night Live either live or first thing the next morning. Usually if I see a million people Twittering about something funny, I run to my DVR to catch it ASAP. This weekend, not so much with the twittering, so not so much with me running to the DVR. And while I have been known to enjoy some movies with Gerard Butler in them, I'm not a big super fan of his, so that lacked some urgency as well. So the show collected dust in my DVR and then I just ended up watching it online today. There were some hits and misses, and some actual funny stuff, but no clips that I'm going to watch over and over again like any of the digital shorts of yore. There are a few that are worth a look for a quick chuckle, if you are bored at worked and skipped the Saturday night airing as well, and some that you probably want to avoid at all costs.
The intro was The Rock Obama, which might have been funny, if you hadn't seen it the first time.
I am usually a fan of the commercials, and the ad for the urban champagne Grand Hoochie Skank Rose was no exception. Short, fast and mostly entertaining.
Unless you really like aliens and/or believe that V is non-fiction, you can ignore this "Game Time" segment.
I thought this Beauty and the Beast parody was clever, though a bit random. But as a mother who is subjected to the Disney Princess collection regularly, it was nice to see it skewered. In this twist, he thinks she's the beast since he only likes girls with big asses. Best line of the night came from Lumiere, "Once in college I dated a menorah."
No matter how many times they are on, the two gay guys from New Jersey make me giggle. This time they are in the military poking fun at don't ask, don't tell.
Also from the Weekend Update desk, Gerard Butler has Seth translate his message to his parents from Scottish to English. Lots of hooker jokes ensue.
Again with the Weekend Update, which was consistently funny this week for a change, Kristen Wiig's a woman suffering from PGAD, a syndrome that gives lady folks uncontrollable orgasms. Her facial expressions alone make this.
300 is already one of the gayest movies ever, trying to make it gayer for the sake of skewering "don't ask, don't tell" comes off as cheesy and lame.
Why have James Franco on if you aren't going to let him talk? At least let him plug his upcoming daytime soap stint and not a movie that came out seven years ago. Also, if you are going to do a a show parody called "What Up with That?" don't occasionally say "What's up with that?" Pick one and go with it, or don't. I'd rather never see this sketch again.
Speaking of sketches I don't need to see again, the crazy secretary. Sometimes even Kristen Wiig can be annoying.
And while the 300 send up was a let down, Braveheart parody Daveheart made me smile. Go figure, the two funniest sketches of the night were about movies that came out more than a decade ago. Way to mine those DVD shelves, SNL writers. I fully expect to see Taylor Swift in a Goonies sketch soon.
What did you think of SNL? Favorite sketches? Sound off below.
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