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Saturday Night Live: Daniel Radcliffe And Lana Del Rey

Kelly Conaboy | January 16, 2012 - 9:30 am

Daniel Radcliffe. What can you even say? Seriously? Does anyone have anything to say? I don’t know what to say! I’ll begin again. Daniel Radcliffe hosted Saturday Night Live this week in promotion for his new film, Scary Potter, and it was definitely all very fine. Nothing was super great, but also nothing was bad! Except for Lana Del Rey, whom I hadn’t ever heard until her performance, who took part in a very funny sketch about a lady trying to sing with a much different voice than what comes naturally, but who didn’t yet know how to make her face and body look like that wasn’t what she was doing. Very good job, Lana Del Rey! Or should I say Lana Oel Ley, RIGHT? FOR LOL? Hahaaaaaaa. (Nobody liked her performance!) (Because it was so bad!) (That stinks!) So, yes, Daniel Radcliffe was the host. And uhhh ahhhhhhhhh, he was so much better at being a host than Charles Barkley was! Remember when Charles Barkley was the host? That was really bad! It’s almost as if he wasn’t an actor at all. Not like Daniel Radcliffe, who definitely knew what he was doing in the acting department! You could really tell that he had performed before. Very competent. Isn’t it weird how there were two jokes about Sarah McLachlan’s dog fund? That was weird! Uhhh oooook, sooooo let’s get to the clips!


I enjoyed the cold open! Jokes about Mitt Romney not being a normal human is still very funny to me. Also, I’m not highlighting this one specifically just because I can’t highlight everything specifically, what do you want from me, but the “exit poll” sketch was also fine. Hahah. That sentence turned out a lot more boring and stupid than I thought it would when I started writing it. But I was thinking about it because it had the question about why he voted for Mitt Romney. Remember? Haha, remember when she didn’t know that he was a man? Anyway, here is the cold open. Remember this one? Guys? DOES ANYONE REMEMBER ANYTHING?

Jason Sudeikis does a wonderful Ricky Gervais, and the Ricky Gervais promo sketch was probably my favorite of the night. It did kind of go off the rails toward the middle and end, but I liked the idea! And I looooove when Jason Sudeikis plays Ricky Gervais. So. Who can complain.

The spin the bottle sketch was very weird. But I think I liked it? I didn’t dislike it.

The Harry Potter sketch was unfortunately not really great. I realize this is getting a little tired, me bringing up sketches and then saying they were not great. But. Do you want me to lie? I don’t want to lie! And, I did like the premise for this one! And I loved Bill Hader as Snape and Paul Brittain as Draco Malfoy. Very good looks. But the execution wasn’t very funny. Unfortunately. I wish it were! So I could say that it was!

The Jay Pharoah Show was insane and I liked it. But that doesn’t mean that I like Jay Pharoah because I do not, for the record. Please make sure you make that note. But this was certainly too self aware and I did like it. Good job, this sketch!

The “2112” future sketch was pretty ok! Could’ve been better, definitely could’ve been worse. I’m sorry!

The “You Can Do Anything” sketch was almost my favorite because I really do like the idea, but it seemed kind of subdued. I hope they do it again, but better next time! Really get ‘em (us) (all of us), you guys! Take out the claws! Or whatever!

And also there was a “Target Lady” sketch that I was at first very excited about, but then it didn’t really go anywhere and wasn’t very good! STILL LOVE YOU THOUGH, TARGET LADY! Bring back Gilly 2012! And please, do watch the Lana Del Rey performances.