In the long tradition of people making a big deal out of non-actors appearing on SNL to awkwardly poke fun at whatever half-cocked gossip fodder they're involved in, I'm here to make a big deal out of Mark Zuckerberg "confronting" Jesse Eisenberg on SNL this weekend. As usual, it was much ado over nothing. Andy Samberg's wig was the funniest thing about it, and the only really remarkable thing was how Mark Zuckerberg, a non-performer and full-time basement nerd, was cool as a cucumber, while Oscar-nominated actor Jesse Eisenberg teetered somewhere on the nervous scale between cardiac arrest and epileptic vomit hose. Apparently, being a zillionaire does things for your confidence. Go figure. Anyway, on to the rest of the show.
For some reason, today's news is giving me the munchies.
The much anticipated hosting duties of Bryan Cranston on SNL came to pass this weekend, and it... didn't go very well. Cranston was barely used at all, and when he was it was for stupid crap like dancing in his underwear or asking if we got a bottle of sparkling apple juice 900 times. It was a very sad missed opportunity. It was also as bad as January Jones' episode, but at least that week they had an excuse in how inherently unfunny and unwilling to try to be funny she so clearly is. So what is this week's excuse? Bryan Cranston is a very funny and versatile actor! They could have done so many great things with him! Anyway. Here are the few highs and many lows of the episode.
When a door closes, a window opens, or so my psychic tells me. Which is why I'd barely dried my tears from the news that Amy Poehler was exiting SNL when I encountered the joyous nugget that
sex personified Jon Hamm, he of the most excellent period drama ever to hit the TV waves Mad Men, will be hosting the show on October 25. Aside from the obvi Mad Men parody, which I predict will feature a red wig-sporting Andy Samberg in the role of Joan, I'm not really sure what to expect, but from my in depth stalking knowledge of Hamm off-camera, he seems like the polar opposite of Don Draper -- loose, goofy and ... ummm, a ham (pun intended). Needless to say, I'm stoked to see him flex his man comedy muscle for all the world to see. Bonus: SNL is taped right in my building, which will make it that much easier for me to loiter wait outside the stage door with two pieces of bread, some mustard and a nice wheel of brie.