Cookie Monster as ‘SNL’ Host Is a Terrible Idea

11.23.10 8 years ago 8 Comments

So, this is a real thing: there’s Weekend Update, musical guests (“Cookie Gaga”), and established skits (Macarooner instead of MacGruber).

Don’t get me wrong: I think it’s cool the way that a Facebook campaign led to Betty White’s (successful) hosting gig, and this video is cute and clever. But I really hope that no one takes this too seriously: “SNL” has a hard enough time putting together funny shows, and locking the cast into an entire episode with a one-note puppet from a children’s show doesn’t exactly set the table for hilarity. If you think “SNL” has a bad habit of repeating an unfunny joke throughout a six-minute sketch, just wait until you get 90 minutes of “GET IT? HE LIKES TO EAT COOKIES.”


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