Another season of SNL has come and gone and the show ended it’s 37th on a pretty good note. Mick Jagger was a good host, and an even better musical guest jamming alongside Arcade Fire, Jeff Beck and Foo Fighters. The show also said goodbye to one, or three, I’m still not sure but definitely one, of it’s own.
The show kicked off with another “Lawrence Welk Show” skit this time featuring Jon Hamm as an Italian crooner. At this point, they should just add Hamm and Justin Timberlake to the cast. Jagger’s monologue and the “Secret Word” skit go over well, but I didn’t enjoy the “Karaoke Night” as much as I should have. Fred Armisen and others do their best “worst” Jagger impressions until Mick as an insurance salesman with stage fright sings a bit of “Satisfaction” all by his lonesome.
After the celebration of the 100th “Digital Short” last weekend, we get the sequel to the popular “Lazy Sunday” short complete with former cast member Chris Parnell. I didn’t enjoy “Lazy Sunday 2” as much as I could have, something was missing but you know all of the internet will be raging about it later.
There was another short “Weekend Update,” perhaps again because nothing is going on in the news right now, besides some rich, white boy publicly trading his company and then marrying his girlfriend.
But all WE really needed was an appearance from Stefon!
Of Jagger’s three performances, I think the one with Arcade Fire doing “The Last Time” was the best. “19th Nervous Breakdown” with the Foos seemed a bit off, but I think everyone will be talking about his political blues song with Jeff.
The best moment of the night came at the end where dressed in graduation caps and gowns, the cast helped send off Kristen Wiig. It wasn’t confirmed until then that she was indeed leaving and there was no better way to make her exit than with her cast mates along with Mick Jagger and Arcade Fire “She’s A Rainbow” and “Ruby Tuesday.”
There were also rumors that Jason Sudeikis, Andy Samberg and Fred Armisen were ready to move on too. If Fred does leave, who will do half-assed impressions of President Obama?