You know what? Â I actually had a hard time narrowing this post down to just five of the funniest sketches fromÂ SNL last night. Â I admit, I was worried about Lady Gaga‘s performance in the exact same way I worried about Miley Cyrus‘ performance (because they’re obnoxious lunatics), and once again I was completely surprised by how many times I found myself laughing out loud. Â Combining the musical guest and host doesn’t always work out in SNL’s favor. Â Lady Gaga is pretty hard for me to digest in real life lately, but I had no problem swallowing her down onÂ Saturday Night Live last night. Â (I didn’t intend for that to sound as gross as it does, but I’m leaving it on principle.)
If you get a chance, check out the cold open, “Rose Zone,” as well as the “Paxil: Second Term Antidepressant” commercial. Â They were very funny and well done. But for now, it’s onto my five picks of the week:
1. Kimye Talk Show
This takes my number one spot for a few reasons; one of them being that I love Nassim Pedrad as Kim Kardashian. Â Another reason? Â Even though we only saw her for a few seconds, Kate McKinnon‘s impression of Kris Jenner is easily one of my favorite things ever.
2.Â Weekend Update: Jebediah Atkinson
Speaking of laughing out loud, I was actually holding my stomach at one point. Â Sure, I had just been eating a giant slice of banana toffee cake, but still. Â I’ve said it from this start of this season – Taran Killam deserves all the things. Â He almost breaks here and starts laughing, which of course just makes us all laugh harder. Â ”And don’t get me started on his beard. Â What was her name? Â Mary Todd?” Â Dying.
3. 4th Grade Talent Show
If you’ve ever suffered through an episode ofÂ Toddlers and Tiaras,Â then you know parents like this really exist. Â In abundance. Â Great delivery here. Â Lady Gaga’s “look at your motha, Ashley!” was the icing onÂ John Milhiser’sÂ jazz hand cake.
Nailed it. Â This is exactly how I would picture devoted Blockbuster employees breaking down after hearing that all of their stores are shutting down. Â I’m pretty sure I went to high school with a bunch of those guys. Â ”We just work at Best Buy now.” Â Baha.
5. Spotlightz Acting Camp
If there is an award for portraying obnoxious and precocious children, Vanessa Bayer deserves it. Â Lady Gaga and Taran Killam also get shout-outs for theirÂ Training DayÂ andÂ Breaking Bad performances, respectively.