Because I have been so busy with school, work and stuff going on back home, I have not been able to just relax and watch television — until last night. I missed the Tine Fey/Justin Bieber epi but I could use less J Bieb in my life so I'm not going to watch it online. I did watch last night's show with Ryan Phillippe and Ke$ha, hence the title of this entry. I was not disappointed. I'm so glad SNL is back on the right track again.
Promoting MacGruber, Ryan Phillippe (ex-hubby to Reese Witherspoon) hosted with musical guest, and Gaga wannabe, Ke$ha. Now, let's recap.
Cold Open — I did not give my full attention to this part because I was doing some last minute stuff online. However, I saw Kristen Wiig playing Bjork, and that's always, well, cute. Fred Armisen plays Larry King as well. I'm going to go ahead and compliment how great this cast is, although I still do not care much for Nasim Pedrad and Jenny Slate.
Opening Credits — I just want to take the time and say how much I like the credits this year. I like new, and I like change. Good job Lorne Michaels or whoever had a say in this.
Monologue — Of course, there was a mention of MacGruber. That led to my favorite Kristen Wiig character — Target Lady (pronounced Terrget). Curious about when their characters' movies would be coming out (MacGruber is an SNL skit and character in case you have been hiding under a rock for the past couple of years), Andy Samberg's D in a B character joined Target Lady and so did Diandre Cole (aka Kenan Thompson). I love the "What Up Wit Dat" skits btw, this is my favorite Kenan — along with Reba of course. Anyways, good mono.
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