SNL Highlights: Tina Fey
A pregnant Tina Fey presided over the festivies this week, and annointed this episode the “Mother’s Day Episode”. I adore Fey, and enjoyed this episode more than most. If you didn’t stick around until the end, you missed some of best skits, but we’ve taken care of that for you.
I don’t know why I think it is so funny whenever one of the cast members breaks character and erupts into giggles, but I do. That’s why my favorite skit of the week was on Weekend Update; specifically Bill Hader as Stefon, making goofy and inappropriate recommendations of places to take your mom on Mother’s Day. Hader lost it early on it the skit, and he never quite recovered.
Tina’s monologue featured fellow pregnant pal Maya Rudolph singing duets with their unborn “feti” by using Tom Cruise’s ultrasound equipment. Silly, but funny.
One of the last skits of the evening started out like a typical Hallmark commercial that was so convincing I almost fast-forwarded right through it. However, the guy giving the Mother’s Day card could give Norman Bates a real run for his money. Check out “Hallmark Mother’s Day”
An absolutely disgusting natural birthing video horrifies people attending a birthing class. A bit raunchier than I have seen on SNL before. “Birthing Class” pushes a few boundaries.
The digital short this week featured Michael Bolton as himself. Entitled “Jack Sparrow” Bolton places himself in Pirates of the Caribbean, Scarface, Forest Gump, and Erin Brokovich. Self mockery at its finest.
Finally, fans of Bravo television should get a real kick out of the spoof of Pregnant in Heels. The skit points out many of the annoying tendencies that many of the shows on the network lean toward.
Musical guest Ellie Goulding gave a beautiful rendition of Elton John’s “Your Song”. I wasn’t as crazy as about the first song she sang. There were also several skits that fell flat. The cold open (Osama Bin Laden reading his will) was lame, so was a Little Mermaid skit featuring Osama again. The obligatory Sarah Palin skit seemed a bit tired. I think we’re all over the Tina Fey as Sarah Palin skits.