Well this is kind of helpful while also being not helpful at all. It’s a very confusing situation. Jason Sudeikis has revealed that he doesn’t know whether or not to return to Saturday Night Live next season. He confessed this on The View, where Barbara Walters was all, “What the hell’s going on with you and SNL, dude?” And Jason was all, “Blah blah blah non-answer, blah blah blah.” And Barbara was all, “You better answer my question, good sir,” and Jason was all, “I sincerely don’t know at this point.” That last quote was real. The other ones just happened in my head.
My question is, does he really want to spend his summer with this undecided issue hanging over his head? If he decides to stay, good for him, he can lounge in a hammock and enjoy a few months off from his
day night job and have more time to hang out with his fiancee Olivia Wilde. If he decides to leave, he can lounge in a hammock knowing that he’s got a great movie career going for him that involves scenes with stripper Jennifer Aniston. So he really can’t go wrong no matter what he decides.
It’s kind of appropriate that he hasn’t decided, though, because I haven’t decided whether or not he absolutely must stay. I was pretty bummed when Bill Hader announced his departure, because I think he’s a vital part to the show’s success. He carries sketches even when he’s just playing a generic game show host, and he can do so many impressions. With Jason Sudeikis, he’s very likable and funny, but he hasn’t really established any iconic characters or spot-on impressions, in my opinion. On the other hand, it’s nice to have someone who can be the go-to awkward dad or corny politician, even if you don’t have a burning need to see those characters show up every episode. And I quite enjoy his take on the Devil for Weekend Update. I also enjoy when he dresses up like Ben Stiller from The Royal Tenenbaums to do that goofy dance on What Up With That. But do I need him to stay on the show? Not really. Especially since I think he has a good career ahead of him off the show.