After a three-week break, “Saturday Night Live” is back with host Jamie Foxx. He”s here promoting his upcoming film “Django Unchained,” which pretty much makes me what to refer to him as “Djamie” throughout tonight”s recap. (In both cases, the “D” is silent.) Foxx initially shot to stardom through small-screen sketch comedy “In Living Color”, so it will hopefully be fun to see him in Studio 8H tonight. Along for the ride will be musical guest Ne-Yo, who has been all over television this week. He appeared on both “The Voice” as well as CBS”s Grammys Nomination special, so I”m super stoked to hear the “Let Me Love You” trifecta tonight.
Maine Justice: “Hey, what the hell is going on here?” asks Moynihan”s confused participant, asking what everyone else watching this was thinking. Everything about the sketch screams “Louisiana”, and yet everyone besides Moynihan pretends like they are in Maine. At least the sketch owns up to its own weirdness early on, which allows Sudeikis to indulge in his best “drunk Colonel Sanders” impression without viewers trying to parse things together. Adding to the non-sequitur nature of things, Charlie Day shows up at one point to help the plaintiff make her case. Eventually, we learn that all involved are transplants post-Katrina, who may or may not also employ a space-time portal in order to split their time between the two areas in the country. Here”s a sketch that depended less on jokes that energy, and Lord knows this sketch had the latter in spades. Eventually, I surrendered to the flow, even if I was still as confused as Moynihan”s character. [Grade: B+]