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Your NFL Recap: Week Five

'SNL' Same as Every Week

By 10.11.10

Jane Lynch’s hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live” was okay but unremarkable. Lynch certainly did well with the material she was given, but I would have liked her to have more and better material to work with. Anyway, since the episode didn’t elicit enough of a positive or negative reaction from me, I’m going with bullet point reactions. Relevant videos are embedded below.

  • The Sunday Night Football sketch was okay. Bill Hader’s Cris Collinsworth made me chuckle. (See? I told you the episode didn’t elicit much from me.)
  • The digital short (banner image) was enjoyably weird, but I thought the execution was lacking.
  • I haven’t seen video online, but the Mom-on-Facebook ad (inset) was good.
  • Jay Paroah’s Denzel Washington impression was terrific, and I enjoyed that it was worked sensibly into the sketch.
  • Kristen Wiig’s AWFUL Gilly character was shoehorned into a promising “Glee” sketch. In typical “SNL” fashion, instead of maximizing Jane Lynch’s role, they made a tiresome recurring character the focal point. I would have much rather seen Wiig as a track-suited rival to Lynch’s Sue Sylvester and watched the two trade barbs for three minutes.
  • I’m ready for anyone on the planet besides Seth Myers to be the anchor for Weekend Update.

As always, I welcome your thoughts. Especially the commenter who says “People still watch SNL?” every time I write a recap. That’s funny every week. You should definitely quit your job and write for SNL.

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