Melissa McCarthy is the host and Phoenix is the musical guest.
So who do we think will play Kim Jung-un?
I hope Kate McKinnon gets something decent to do.
Physical comedy: the easiest way to get a laugh.
You do know she's Jenny McCarthy's cousin don't you?
I wonder if Jenny has to starve herself to stay in shape!
I wouldn't say that at all, R3. Good physical comedians just make it look easy.
Go away, SNL troll.
No one in their right mind has watched this unfunny show in years.
Not a fan but holy shit that Coach sketch was laugh out loud funny.
Why are they constantly recycling hosts?
She's fucking hilarious. Every sketch has killed so far. She just elevates the show every time she's on.
R8, they don't constantly recycle hosts. i doubt January Jones is going to be asked back.
The ones who are asked back usually are good hosts - McCarthy was widely viewed as the best host last season. Alec Baldwin, Anne Hathaway, Timberlake - like them or not, they're good at what SNL requires so they get asked back.
"I live in a basement...without a roof." "You live in a hole." "Yes, I live in a hole."
That skit was gut busting funny.
I want to do dirty things to Taran Killam.
She IS killing it, and I thought Kate was very good on "The Voice" parody.
During the guest monologues, I find I cannot take my eyes off Jared Scharff, the SNL Band's guitarist.
Anyone know him?
What's his story?
[quote]I want to do dirty things to Taran Killam.
I agree, Taran is fucking hot and I'd love to have him naked in my bed, on his back, with legs in the air ... but I digress.
Is it fair to say, though, that he's gradually becoming the new Kristin Wiig -- i.e., must appear in every single sketch? Not that I'm complaining, just saying barely a sketch goes by in which he's not a part of it.
Now back to his hotness ....
Don't forget Jon Hamm.
Totally agree with R12. So far, I'd say Melissa's the best host this season.
Phoenix's drummer could certainly get it.
I hear he's hung like a horse, albeit a pony.
Peter Dinklage! Why doesn't he ever host?
Peter Drunklage! Somebody give this fidget a sitcom! Or at least let him host.
I love that nugget!
Damn those Phoenix guys are skinny.
I thought Aidy Bryant would have gotten more airtime tonight. I don't think she was in any live sketches. Were they scared two larger women couldn't share the stage?
I want Brian Williams to host again.
It's like McCarthy wants to be the female Chris Farley.
I'm getting some diminished returns with McCarthy. Every joke is the same and every character is a variation on the same gag.
Aidy Bryant was in one of the sketches that got cut tonight.
Jon Hamm was in tonight?
I love her, but it was very lame compared to her last time.
I thought Jason Sudeikis was sexy as hell in the bank sketch.
Fat chicks is always funny.
[quote] I thought Jason Sudeikis was sexy as hell in the bank sketch.
Has there been any explanation for Sudekis's behavior in the final skit feting Kristen Wiig's departure last year?
[quote]No one in their right mind has watched this unfunny show in years
I can say I haven't watched in years but I did last night and I laughed all the way thru. I loved the Bar Mitzvah Boy, hilarious.
Sorry, but no one wants to see a fat woman throwing herself all over a stage. It's bad enough seeing one trying to wobble across the stage to walk.
I thought the "I Eat Pizza For a Living" sketch was pretty degrading for someone that fat.
She was GREAT the first time, but just OK this time. The material was a lot weaker.
God this show is awful.
She was incredible. An Emmy-worthy performances. Past hosts should look at her shows and be embarrassed.
First SNL episode I didn't fast forward through in a long time.
I also enjoyed Jason Sudeikis in his tight slacks during the HAM sketch.
R12, that's a recycling of an old Phyllis Diller joke.
Diller: Fang and I were so poor that we lived in basement apartments where there was no house above it.
So basically McCarthy can't lose weight or her career goes down the toliet?
Looks have nothing to do with a performing career, don't be silly, R43.
That ham sketch was fucking hysterical. I agree, that half of why she's funny is her "fat" persona, but who cares? Funny is funny.
Melissa McCarthy is widely viewed in EVERYTHING she does.
Widescreen TVs really made room for a whole new kind of celebrity.
[quote]I loved the Bar Mitzvah Boy, hilarious.
Me too, she's really good as that character. Weekend Update was all I watched.
The night Wiig left, the story I heard was that Samberg and Sudeikis were pissed at Lorne Michaels. Both of them wanted off the show. Samberg got his wish, Sudeikis didn't.
McCarthy did a great job hosting last night.
How did Sudekis act on Wiig's last show?
[quote]Both of them wanted off the show. Samberg got his wish, Sudeikis didn't.
What a ridiculous thing to type. They are not indentured servants. If they want off, they quit.
yeah, Andy Samberg's career has sure taken off after leaving SNL, that chick in question , too.
Does Taran Killam have a background in dance? Anytime he dances in a sketch (which is actually fairly often) his dancing is really good - much better than you'd expect from a comedy performer working with a choreographer for a couple days. And he was great doing that animatronic ragtime performer in the broken down tunnel of love, as if he'd done a lot of mime classes as well.
Bottom line I want to fuck him.
She has gained so much weight since hosting te first time and was out of breath in every single sketch. I think the opening monologue with the shoe bit was set up entirely so she wouldn't be huffing and puffing from those 3 steps and a yard long walk to downstage but she was still completely out of breath through the whole thing. And the whole show. I thought it was just depressing watching het. She's going to drop dead one day soon just from the effort it takes to get out of bed.
People on tv shows have contracts, R51. Sometimes they can get out of them when they want to, sometimes they can't.
As I made clear, it's something I heard at the time. There's no need for you to take quite so much umbrage.
The whole time I watched the episode I thought to myself 'damn, shrill voice Dawn French would have killed it'. Melissa's voice is just too damn whiny.
That hot girl in the cast (the straight one) looked and sounded like Dana Plato in the "dating in the nineties" sketch
Watched it in HULU and did not see that HAM sketch everyone is raving about. Why would Hulu cut the best sketch?
The Ham skit is full of music they don't have the rights to, r66
Thanks r67, learn something new every day. Unfortunately, the NBC web site doesn't show ANY of the show in my "country" (Puerto Rico for chrissakes!)
r68. When you are outside the USA try sites like torrentbay for episodes of shows like SNL.
Thanks, I stay away from torrents but I do use the site linked for major movies or missed TV shows. I mean, we do get all the same networks and cable channels here (except for AMC unless we use satellite TV). But there are times I miss shows and then I have to resort to creative webbing.
(BTW, I checked NBC and they are finally allowing SNL web runs in PR! But no HAM sketch either!)
Melissa was working the shit out of very weak material. Last time she was on was much better written. Taram was on WWHL and said that he knows Melissa from The Groundlings so that may explain why he was in so many sketches. He also came across (like Seth Myers did on WWHL) as very funny and gay-ish.
[quote]So Taran is a favorite here?
Taran is GOD in DL. Talented, handsome triple-threat with a charming disposition, fey enough for those with high hopes that he may be gay...and a nice bubble butt.
You guys are lusting after TARAN KILLAM?
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: you DL guys lust after the most bland, flabby, and pasty of the bland, flabby, and pasty.
It's quite strange.
I agree with R74. I really enjoy Killam on SNL and am impressed with his broad range of talents, but looks-wise he is bland, flabby and pasty, as R74 said.
Taran Killam is in every skit this season but he usually plays the smaller supporting roles. I've been so sad they've not reprised his hilarious Andy Cohen imitation, which he really nailed.
I think Taran is handsome and talented.
He's a little younger than I am, but we could make it work if ditches girlio.
I didn't think Melissa was nearly as funny this time as last time. Taran Killam was on Jimmy Fallon last week and said that the two best sketches last time (office worker with the horse balloon and Hidden Valley Ranch) were Melissa's skits from the Groundlings.
I thought she was great. I watched her skits a second time and liked them even better. She's got great timing and delivery. She adds to the skits rather than just reading her lines like 90% of the hosts do. She's got great timing and delivery. She's unique. There are a couple other hosts I like pretty well but she is by far my favorite.
R75 Cohen did not seem pleased by that impression but I thought it was great.
Melissa is very talented. It's a shame that post-Bridesmaids she's getting typecast as hard and grating characters. She's much better as the sweet, goofy type.
I think that when they have a guest host as good as she is, even the regular players bring their A-game. VEry few looked like they were spending most of their time reading off of cue cards like they were being confronted with the material for the first time. Contrast the entire cast on this episode with the lameness that was the Adam Levine episode and you'll see what I mean. They know when not to bother.
Drinklage was an especially good funny drunk. I hope they have him host sometime.
I liked the Kamala Harris story on the weekend update, when Seth said that Obama made a faux-pas in saying it right in front of Eric Holder (sp) and cut to a pic of him looking sad, that was funny.
Wow, R73, Sudekis's behavior is pretty startling throughout - including his excluding himself from the festivities once he embraces Wiig and fails to join in on the singing. He acts like someone who is nursing an unrequited love.
Maybe Sudekis was sad.
More like unrequited (or possibly requited) hate.
R81 I have to disagree with that. The rough characters are unexpected from a person who looks like she does so there's humor in that right away.