Saturday Night Live is always good when the host gives 100% to every sketch. Â Saturday Night Live is at its best when that host has comedic timing and doesn’t go overboard. Â While I’m assuming Martin Short isn’t a household name with SNL’s younger viewers (who probably only know him fromÂ Jungle 2 Jungle), he doesn’t have to be. Â This kind of comedy is what he does; the writers knew this and it showed.
I was wondering if there would be a mention of some kind regarding the tragedy in Connecticut, and I think the show handled it perfectly by having the New York City Children’s Chorus sing “Silent Night.” Â The song was immediately followed by a star-studded monologue, which unfortunately isn’t available online. Â But believe me, it was amazing.
Royal Family Doctor
I was trying so hard not to laugh out loud because I didn’t want to miss anything. Â I don’t think I’ll ever be able to look at a photo ofÂ Kate Middleton without thinking of her “Thomas’ English Muffin.”
You’re A Rat Bastard, Charlie Brown
I know this makes me unoriginal, but my favorite sketches are those that include a montage of celebrity impressions. Â Bill Hader as Al Pacino as Charlie Brown? Martin Short as Larry David as Linus? Â Sold and sold.
Weekend Update: Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started A Conversation With At A Party
I believe this is the third time Cecily Strong has done this character, but I’m not tired of it. Â Maybe because I went to college with a lot of these girls? Â Who knows. Â I’m telling you, she may be a “featured player” right now, but she’s got a great SNL future ahead of her.
What Up With That?
We haven’t seen this sketch in a while, and I have to say I only mildly missed it. However, a ranting Samuel L. Jackson is always fun to watch and Martin Short’s classic character Jackie Rogers, Jr. fit in perfectly with the crazy lineup. Â Also, Jason Sudeikis breakdancing in a red Adidas jumpsuit will never be old.
Pretending Paul McCartney can’t sing? Not revolutionary, but funny. Â Pretending Paul McCartney’s only talent is playing the triangle and wearing sparkly holiday vests? Hilarious.