Where to begin? Zach Galifianakis revived SNL from its three-week hiatus and snooze-fest that was Vince Vaughn’s episode in ways that only Zach Galifianakis can: by wearing as many awkward, ill-fitting costumes as possible. After seeing him in a giant M&M costume complete with tights and a beret, I realized I didn’t even need the scripted words because I wasn’t listening to them. I was simply enjoying the bountiful feast my eyes received during this episode.
These days I’m not that hip and I’ve usually never heard of the musical guests on SNL, but Of Monsters and Men performed and I was excited because I’ve not only heard of them, I actually like them! I’ve gathered the five best scenes for your enjoyment, and I must say the commercial parodies were especially on point last night.
1.) Opening Monologue
“I only have set-ups, no punchlines.”
2.) Game of Game of Thrones
I have been waiting for a Game of Thrones skit or reference that perfectly encapsulates the geekery surrounding one of my favorite TV shows. I don’t want to spoil it, but Jaime “The Kingslayer” Lannister may or may not have a cameo here. (Pssst: HE DEF DOES!)
Thanks, Today show, for reducing Martha Stewart to nothing more than a hard-up old lady who wants to get laid, because then we wouldn’t have this commercial parody with Kate McKinnon.
4.) M&M Store
Racist Jim be damned, I simply just love his gear. The cracks about “Black Joe” and “what kind of Indian” Nassim Pedrad might be are just an added bonus.
5.) New Balance
Yes. Yes yes yes. Everything about this entire parody isn’t really parody at all… it’s truth. Which makes it the funniest parody ever.
Look, any time Jon Hamm makes an appearance on SNL is worthy of at least a mention. ”Darrel’s House” is enjoyable, quirky, and it has Jon Hamm. Done and done.