Saturday Night Live – Tina Fey & Arcade Fire
And we’re back. Oh SNL how I’ve missed thee. Season 39 opens up with one of it’s most well known cast members as the host, Tina Fey. Arcade Fire will be doing the singing tonight, but right now it’s time for good ol’ sketch comedy. Here are some of the highlights..
Cold Open – Obamacare
Jay Pharaoh and his spot on Obama impression starts us off. Obama brings up various people who are upset with his Obamacare plan, including my boy Bobby Moynihan and his son (played by newcomer Beck Bennett). Highlight of the sketch comes when Aaron Paul, in full Jesse Pinkman gear, tells us about “his friend” who got cancer and resorted to selling meth because Obamacare wouldn’t cover him.
One of my favorite sketches of the night. Tina Fey highlights the sketch as Berla, the newest Albanian girl on the show, but Cecily Strong, Vanessa Bayer, Kate McKinnon and newcomer Noel Wells are all spot on. This group of SNL girls has the chance to be a real strong point on the show, and I’m excited for more ensemble sketches like this in the future.
E Meth Sketch
Run of the mill sketch, but I love me some Aaron Paul cameo’s. “You know it’s good cuz it’s blue, bitch.”
Man, I’m gonna miss Seth Meyers. Cecily Strong comes out for her first ever Weekend Update sketch as host. Newcomer Kyle Mooney debuts his Brooklyn accented veteran stand up comic character “Bruce Chandling”. Solid job by Mooney.
DRUNK. UNCLE. Moynihan is my favorite cast member, and Drunk Uncle is his best character. AARON PAUL CAMEO ALERT. He’s drunk uncle’s “meth nephew”. If Aaron doesn’t get his chance to host soon, then I’m gonna start cracking skulls. Also, I could listen to Drunk uncle sing Whitney Houston all day.
Overall, a pretty good show, especially considering the fact that they debuted six new cast members. Arcade Fire kind of went in ear and out the other, but if you like their music, they put on a pretty good performance. I loved the Aaron Paul cameo’s, Moynihan hasn’t skipped a beat and I’m really excited for the core group of women cast members. I give the season premiere a solid 7 out 10. Next week: Miley Cyrus and her uncontrollable tongue hosts and sings!