SNL Highlights: Dana Carvey
Well, those of us hankering for a bit of nostalgic goodness were happily surprised when longtime cast member Dana Carvey hosted the show. The 56 year-old comedian has held up well, and still looks as baby-faced as ever. I just wanted to reach through the screen and pinch his cheeks. Adorable.
The cold opening featured a resurrection of the “Wayne’s World” skit, and I won’t lie, I laughed. Michael Myers joined Carvey to portray Wayne and Garth choosing their favorite picks for the Academy Awards. Naturally, Winter’s Booooone was their front runner. Jon Lovitz popped in for a brief cameo during the opening monologue.
We also got to see the “Church Chat” skit. The tight-lipped religious zealot confronted the Kardashians, Snooki, and Justin Bieber. It was a bit stale, but strangely comforting to watch.
This week’s digital short featured Bieber (again) and Andy Samberg in a spoof of The Roommate, aka Single White Female. Moderately amusing.
Underutilized cast member Paul Brittain poked fun at James Franco’s proclivity for staying busy by touting his love of “jobs”. Funny stuff.
My other favorite skit of the evening was the “VHI Teen Crisis Hotline” one. Alan Alda, Eddie Murphy, Anna Faris, Mickey Rooney and Ice-T were featured in the piece. Fred Armisen’s Ice-T killed me.