Saturday Night Live: Jonah Hill And The Shins

Have you ever tried to use wifi offered on a bus? I know it sounds like it would work like a dream, but I’ll tell you what — it does not work like a dream! That shit is terrible! Pardon my language! I don’t even know why they offer it, to be honest. Because if they didn’t offer it no one would have ever had the idea that they could watch Saturday Night Live on Hulu on their ride back home, only to be extra excited when there was an outlet next to their seat, only to be even MORE excited when the wifi worked perfectly when the bus was stationary, only to be so much more angry than necessary when it cut out right when the bus started moving, after this person only got to see the incredibly bad Rush Limbaugh cold open. Holy moly that cold open was bad! They could have done anything with the Rush Limbaugh story, and THAT’S what they did?! A list of funny fake sponsors? It didn’t even have anything to say! Ugh, that was terrible. If only I could have told that person on the bus that most of the rest of the episode, aside from the monologue part of the monologue which was also terrible, was going to be pretty good! She probably wouldn’t have felt a lot better about her situation, just kidding! The bus was also uncomfortably warm!

Oh my goodness, I love the Jewish six-year-old sketch. That was so great last time, and it was so great this time! Very funny, very cute, very good, I have nothing to say other than that I love it. And also he maybe said that he was six years old a few too many times, but that’s the only complaint! Everything else is the best! This sketch for president!

And oh my goodness, the Brutus sketch! That was great too! Not a completely original idea I don’t think, not that I can point to any specific examples but just because it seemed like something I had seen before, if anyone knows that I am right in any way feel free to prove it, but certainly a very good take on it. That ape knew lots of words!

“Weekend Update” overall was very strong this week, I thought. Even though Kristen Wiig’s Paula Deen didn’t sound very Paula Deen-y and didn’t really have a lot real things to say about how she is probably racist, I did enjoy it!

There were rumors last week that Tina Fey was supposed to appear in Lindsay Lohan’s SNL episode, but cancelled at the last minute because she or her kids were sick or something. So I guess that’s what the Andy Samberg/Sarah Palin was kind of about? In any case, it was very good! My favorite part is when he blinks instead of winks!

The character of Stefon has, unfortunately, become kind of tired and not as exciting to see. Which, like I said already, is very unfortunate. Because Stefon is the best. With that being said, though, this Stefon segment was still enjoyable! Even though we all know Bill Hader is going to start laughing at the end! Because what he was laughing at was genuinely very funny! Good jobs everybody!

And, finally, really just the jokes in “Weekend Update” were even good this week. That never happens! Like the lactose intolerant joke, and the “Science…?” joke. Good jokes!

To talk about some things that I didn’t particularly like, the Digital Short was very bad this week. What’s going on with the Digital Shorts lately? Why are they all so bad all the time? Those are supposed to be the good things that we all look forward to and like! What’s the deal! I never really like the J-Pop sketches. I didn’t think this week’s was too bad, but also I didn’t think it was too good. Soooooooooo. I liked the lamp sketch because I do love things that are just silly, but the way Kristen Wiig just played every other wacky Kristen Wiig character kind of put me off of it a bit. There was also the “I’ll C U When U Get There” sketch, which is not available online, which I appreciated but only kind of liked. And that’s our shoooooooow!

Also The Shins played! That was disappointing, right? Didn’t their music used to have some LIFE in it? Some charm? Didn’t it used to be at least somewhat memorable? What’s up, James Mercer? TOO OLD?

SNL won’t be back until April 7, with host Sofia Vergara and musical guest One Direction. (??)