WATCH: Daniel Craig's SNL Tribute To The Bad Guys He Killed

Daniel Craig SNL

So maybe Daniel Craig lost last night's SNL spotlight to Big Bird. He still held his own and promoted Skyfall with fun little riffs on his James Bond persona, starting with his opening monologue — an Oscars-style In Memoriam tribute to all the poor guys he's killed over the years while dutifully serving as Hollywood's iciest action hero.

Watch above to see Craig uncharacteristically (but nevertheless quite charmingly, I must say) go a bit goofy on the SNL stage (unfortunately NBC hasn't released the monologue excerpt on its own, but here's the full episode). For another dose of 007's big SNL promo push, hit the Bond-themed digital short below detailing 50 years of lesser-known Bond Girls...

[via NBC]

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  • Riley says:

    I think that Daniel Craig could have been better. After all of his serious movies, it was a big change going to comedy. Like you said, Kate McKinnon was the best in show though, with many skits that she owned. I wasn’t able to catch the show the other night since I was working late at DISH. I set my Hopper a while back to record the entire season to the two terabyte DVR automatically. I am just happy that I can watch it when I want without having to worry about how much space I’ve got. I can’t wait to see Christina Applegate and Passion Pit next week!

  • juhuacha says:

    So... can't seem to find the monologue online at all (including in the full episode posted above). Why are they skipping over it? From the reviews it sounds like it was actually really good... please help? 🙂

  • oed says:

    Daniel Craig has been around for much longer than the 15 minutes he's been James Bond. So comedy is something he can do but he comes from a theatrical background that relies more on characterization than on flabby punchlines. What he can't do and that isn't his fault, is rise above poorly written, unfunny sketch material. As a consummate professional he threw himself wholeheartedly into the characters he was given and tried his damndest, but SNL failed him and the other performers gamely working alongside him.
    I've never understood the popularity of SNL, especially over the past 15/20 years. Badly written scripts, the germ of a possible idea either beaten into the ground or taken nowhere in particular. A lot of sketches seem to be one liners someone thought could be inflated and pummelled into sketches. They can't. Only the news episode seems to stay afloat, but then it is largely a joke with a punchline and onto the next joke with a punchline,etc etc.
    Happily, Daniel has a flourishing career on both sides of the Atlantic - he can brush this off and move on to better things. If only SNL could.

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