Saturday, March 13, 2010

Saturday Night Live 13th, 2009

Saturday Night Live
March 13th, 2009
Host: Jude Law
Musical Guest: Pearl Jam

Opening: Tickle Party
“NO!” Yes!

I love Hamlet, but this recap seemed pointless.

Commercial Parody: Ford Hybrid.
Well filmed!

Game Show Parody.
I hate to admit it, but the concept behind this Kristen Wiig character (albeit stupid) kinda makes me laugh.

Commercial Parody: Another Security System commercial.
Not hilarious, but it worked well enough.

Parody of Vicky Christina Barcelona?
One joke, mildly executed. Second sketch about potential abuse against women.

Digital Short: Another Andy Samberg music video.
Had no idea who the other singer was. A notch below the “Threw it on the Ground” song.

Weekend Update.
Jerry Seinfield is a perfect fit for the “Really?!” segments.

Twilight Zone Parody.
Is this the first time SNL has riffed on the episode "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet"? Seems like everyone else already has. I do always like when the bands show up in sketches.

Hamlet Audition.
Just an excuse for celebrity impressions, but Andy Samberg’s Nick Cage STILL makes me smile.

Kicksplit Underground Music Festival.
This was the same exact sketch as last time, right? Seems a bit long for a total commercial repeat. Did they really not have any other ideas for new sketches?

Pearl Jam.
It’s been a while since I’ve listened to Pearl Jam and was mostly disappointed by these newer songs. I remember liking the song they played on Conan last year, though.

Court Stenographer, Round Two.
Sorry, Fred Armisen. I still hate this character.

I’ll never understand why they choose to break out a new character/sketch in the last ten minutes of the show. Not hilarious, but more interesting than a lot of the other things they’ve tried out this year. I enjoyed the “Jay Leno Walking” segment and the violin-playing sister.

1 comment:

Sam Henderson said...

I guess because Wayne's World started out as a 12:50 sketch, they've decided it doesn't matter when they debut recurring characters.