SNL Scorecard: 'Sex Ed,' Emma Stone Lead a Backloaded Episode
"Budget Costumes" (Thompson, Stone): Pretty forgettable sketch about budget Halloween costumes. A nice save at the end with the display of costumes with a stain, in which the store will always provide an item to place in front of the stain. Examples: Yoda with a pot of chili, Wolfman with an US Weekly.
"Digital Short: I Broke My Arm" (Stone, Ensemble): Another weird but forgettable SNL Digital Short. Emma Stone breaks her arm when she slips on some spilled jelly, then in the process of announcing her broken arm, she breaks every other bone in her body. Her computer voice was actually pretty funny, but then the spilled jelly started singing and dancing. Yeah, I know, they're not all going to be "Lazy Sunday," but this season's offerings have been pretty off with the exception of "Rescue Dogs 911."
"Baby Spanx" (Sudeikis, Hader, Wiig): I forgot about this about three seconds after it ended. There's nothing wrong with it, but there's nothing memorable. It just exists.
"My Brother Knows Everything" (Pedrad, Stone, Samberg): Another forgettable sketch. Nasim Pedrad plays a teenager (of course) who thinks her brother knows everything and relays to the Internet all of his advanced knowledge. I love Pedrad, but she plays way too many of these types of characters and they all have the exact same voice.
"The View" (Pedrad, Thompson, Stone, Wiig, Armisen): Wow, let me get this straight: In the last couple of weeks there's an incident where Joy Behar and Whoopi Goldberg storm off of The View while Bill O'Reilly is a guest. Now, add to the fact that SNL actually does a sketch about the View. What do we get? A Lindsay Lohan joke. Just awful, and a missed opportunity.
"Dream Home Extreme" (Wiig, Stone): Wiig plays the host for Dream Home Extreme who is upset because the winner of a new dream home, Stone, doesn't react excitedly like the past winners do (including Jay Pharoah, who of course answers the door with his penis hanging out). Basically an opportunity for Kristen Wiig to mug for the camera for a few minutes.
**"Obama-Harry Reid Cold Open (Armisen, Brittain): Obama joins Harry Reid at a campaign rally, Reid insults Obama in order to show the audience that they're not friends. Look, this sketch on it's own is fine, it's just that in a world that includes Christine O'Donnell and the "Rent is Too Damn High" guy, this seems like a really lame choice for the cold open. Plus, Armisen as Obama, it needs to end. SNL hires Jay Pharoah, who does an outstanding Obama, and it's going to waste. My favorite part of this sketch: Watching Pharoah in the background as an extra, just eyeing Armisen. There's no way he's not thinking, what the hell is this guy doing playing Obama?
Average Score For This Show: 5.88
Weekly Host Scorecard:
· Amy Poehler 6.04
· Emma Stone 5.88
· Bryan Cranston 5.79
· Jane Lynch 5.31
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