This weekend’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” (hosted by Emma Stone) featured two timely and well-executed skits: Kenan Thompson as Jimmy “The Rent Is Too Damn High” McMillan and a fake commercial for Brett Favre’s Open-Fly Jeans (videos below).
It pains me to admit it, but Thompson was great as McMillan (watch the original here). Since McMillan is such an easy target, I figured the character’s segment on Weekend Update would be lazily executed. But no: it’s well-written, not too long, and Kenan Thompson actually made me laugh. I’m pretty sure that’s one of the signs of the Apocalypse. Four horsemen, raining blood, Kenan Thompson being funny… oh well. It’s a nice change of pace at least.