New Girl star Zooey Deschanel made her Saturday Night Live debut with duo Karmin as the musical guest. I had to skip her monologue because she once again insisted on joking about her cuteness and well, I wasn’t in the mood. She did a pretty good job with what she was given, the first sketch featured her as an angry mom upset over Madonna and M.I.A.‘s Super Bowl performance.
Then there was “Les Juenes De Paris.” This is is the fourth time they’ve done this skit, the first and best was with Emma Stone. This was helped by an appearance from my new boyfriend Jean Dujardin. Later on “Weekend Update,” Nicholas Cage showed up to talk with himself (Andy Samberg) about his insistence on being in every movie ever made. It’s nice to see that Nic doesn’t take himself all that seriously either.
The other standout sketch featured Abbey Elliot playing Deschanel in “Bein’ Quirky with Zooey Deschanel.” Zooey played Mary Kate Olsen, while Taran Killam lingered in the background as Michael Cera. It went on about a minute too long, and it kind of made me miss now departed cast member Paul Brittain.
So you probably haven’t heard of Karmin, and you probably will hear too much of them after this. This wasn’t Lana Del Rey bad, but lead singer Amy Heidemann‘s facials and squats are out of control. It would have been nice to hear them do the single they have out now, “Crash Your Party,” but they opted for two other tunes off their upcoming album, including this one called “Told You So.”
The folks at SNL were challenged with time, but still did give a small but sweet tribute to Whitney Houston who appeared as an extremely talented classmate of nutty Catholic schoolgirl, Mary Catherine Gallagher.