No Goonies? No W. send-up? No Babs Streisand-cameo as a stage (step) mother ala Dance Moms? What a waste of…everything Josh Brolin could have brought to the broadcast.
On the (brighter) flip side, it's been 10 years since Fred Armisen joined SNL and oddly, out of nowhere, he emerged front & center this week, reminding viewers why he still matters. (Scroll to Fred's triple sketch win at the bottom)
Candidates on a Ballot Bender
Green Day of the Locust. Make this song stop! The (R) candidates take to a tavern and tie one on. Jason Sudeikis outshines the pack (even Kristin Wiig's mechanical Michele Bachmann) as he sips 'napkin-tinis' and advises the waitress to give his tip to her husband because "he'll know what to do with it." Cain's 999 is only outdone by Moynihan's giddy Gingrich as the silver fox is seen stealing pretzels.
Spielberg Helms Laser Cats
What could have been another lame go round of Bill Hader and Andy Samberg pitching the hairball coughing Laser Cats to producer Lorne Michaels, instead turned meta-weird as film icon Steven Spielberg emerged to sell his Jaws/Close Encounters/ET/Indiana Jones driven take on the feline franchise.
Gotye & KImbra: Somebody of Proof
After Matthew Bomer & Darren Criss mangled 'Somebody That I Used to Know' last week on Glee, you would think the Broadway friendly hit would be bruised beyond repair. Not at all. When SNL actually allows the music guests to perform live (no playback, yeah, we're talking about you, One Direction) haunting songs like this can leave you in a techno trance.
Camouflaged Fans Hang Loose
Andy Samberg & Taran Killam descend on Gotye's dressing room expressing naked fan love in the creepiest way. Black wigs and fuzzied privates can't disguise their devotion. (If there exists an SNL personal trainer, here's a 'pear' of projects desperately in need of carrots and cardio)