‘SNL’ Highlights: Anne Hathaway
I don’t know why I continue to watch SNL every week, hoping for a few laughs. I think it is just my Saturday ritual, but 90% of the time the show is a major disappointment. I end up fast forwarding through the majority of the skits and wonder how these writers hold on to their jobs.
But last night, a wonderful thing happened: the show was funny from start to finish. There wasn’t a stinker skit in the lot. The opening skit was funny, Anne Hathaway’s monologue was funny, the next skit was funny, and it just kept going that way. The musical host (Florence and the Machines) was pretty awesome as well. I think that last night’s episode is one the best I have seen in years.
Anne Hathaway nailed it. This is her week. She is on the cover of Entertainment Weekly, her movie (Love and Other Drugs) opens on Wednesday, and she delivered a refreshing performance as host of SNL. Well done!
If I had to pick my favorite skit, I would have to go with the TSA commercial parody. It was timely and ridiculously funny (though admittedly very juvenile).
I also found the camel toe tamer “Camel Tame” commercial to be quite funny.
And the skit in which Kate Middleton (Prince Charles’ fiance) visits the Queen. The prim and proper Queen is not as she appears behind closed doors.
I am not a fan of the Miley Cyrus Show skits, but Anne Hathaway was really funny as Katie Holmes. Jay Pharoah is definitely becoming this seasons break-out star. His Thanksgiving rap (featuring Jay-Z, Drake and Biggie Smalls) was well received, and you can tell the audience really loves the guy.
The Wizard of Oz skit and the Penelope skit were good as well. Over all, I had a lot of fun watching the show, and I will checking out Florence and the Machines a little more closely. That chick had some pipes!
What did you think of the show?