After last week’s hit-and-miss episode following the departure of head writer Seth Meyers, I had trepid hopes for Lena Dunham hosting this week. Â I assumed there would be a lot ofÂ GIRLSÂ sex jokes and a lot of Lena being hyper and overly verbose. Â Turns out I’m good at making pretty accurate assumptions. Â Making fun of Lena for being naked all the time feels very tired to me, but at least she didn’t snap into a rage spiral last night.
That being said, it wasn’t a terrible episode. Â With such a large cast, it’s difficult for everyone to shine on this season ofÂ SNL, but last night’s episode did a solid job in featuring mostly everyone. Â My honest opinion though is that once again, it was Taran Killam’s night… I could seriously watch him tackle just about any character imaginable. I think I might be in love with him a little, actually. Â Okay! Â On to the best 5 sketches of the night.
1. Biblical Movie
Yes, Hannah Horvath (technically not who she’s playing here, I guess, butÂ come on) is just as insufferable as Eve, first created woman, in case that’s something you were wondering. Â Honestly, I actually kind of liked this sketch – especially Taran’s Adam Driver impression. Â It was AMAZE.
Confession: I’ve never watched one episde ofÂ Scandal (it’s on my list, as soon as I finishÂ Breaking Bad), but I fear I would be eaten alive by Olivia/Fitz fans if I didn’t include this. Â Is this the first timeÂ SNL has made fun of the crazy unrealistic scenarios in a Shonda Rhimes show? Â If so, more please.
3. The Katt Williams Show
Jay Pharoah, as always, nailed it with his impression of Katt Williams. Â Was anyone else totally disappointed that Lena’s Liza didn’t come out with a cobalt blue hair streak and hopped up on Benzos? Â I mean, anyone who watched the Oscars last week knows that singing/dancing Liza Minellli no longer exists. Â There was SO much they could have done with that and didn’t.
4. Cold Open: Obama and Liam Neeson
Confession: I get a lady boner for Liam Neeson. Â That is all.
5. Weekend Update: Matthew McConaughey
In case I wasn’t clear earlier in this post, I could watch Taran Killam Killit (see what I did there? Alright alright alriiight!) forever and ever and not get sick of it. Â I laughed out loud so hard during the “I read braille” portion that my dog actually kicked me in the thigh for startling him out of his slumber.