Christine O’Donnell’s Checkered Past
The opening skit lambasted the new Delaware Republican Senatorial candidate Christine O’Donnell, playing off of her dabbling-in-witchcraft confession by portraying her as a masturbating, dog-fight staging arsonist. Hee. Kristen Wiig can be so good sometimes.
Amy Poehler’s affairs
A nice joke in Amy’s opening monologue is that she’s had “two beautiful boys” since being on “SNL.” The two beautiful boys in question are Nick Jonas and Taylor Lautner and to them she says, “You’re welcome.” Poehler then went on a “nightmare” scenario of “SNL” where Justin Timberlake, Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey and Jimmy Fallon all made cameo appearances. It was delightful.
Maya Rudolph also returned to the show for the “Coffee Talk”-esque “Bronx Beat” sketch with Poehler. It wasn’t that great — until Katy Perry was brought on as the neighborhood “babysitter,” but she was rocking the boobs in an Elmo shirt as a response to “Sesame Street” canceling her appearance. That part of the skit was actually very funny and good on Katy Perry for her accent.
Amy Poehler (of course) made an appearance on Weekend Update and it was predictably awesome, even if the appearance by real New York Governor David Patterson fell a little flat. It was nice to see “Really with Seth and Amy” again.
After Weekend Update, as is what typically happens on “SNL,” the show went a little downhill. The uptight-fashion-lady Kristen Wiig sketch was not that funny. In fact, the only big laugh after Update came from seeing Andy Samberg in a mock trailer for “The Expendables” as Brigitte Nielsen, though the “Actor II Actor” sketch with more Timberlake was funny. We wouldn’t mind seeing JT cameo every week.
What did you think of Amy Poehler’s return to “SNL”? We don’t think it was quite on par with Tina Fey’s hosting job last spring, but we still think she gets a thumbs up.
UPDATE: We’ve added videos of some of the highlights below.
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