SNL: S11E10... HOST: JERRY HALL... DATE: FEBRUARY 15, 1986

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Jerry Hall As Jerry Hall For An Entire Night

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It's been a while since that has been an episode hosted by someone purely due to the fact that they were the latest good looking person who thinks they are funny because of how the people who want to bang them will laugh at everything that they say. This seemed to be the case with Jerry Hall because looking at her IMDB page she had no acting work from that time making it feel like she was only there to promote herself.

I guess that's the point with every host especially around this time where the host's appearance was blatantly tied to a project, but at least with these other self-promoting hosts they at least try to portray someone other than themselves, unless you count this season's visit from Pee-Wee Herman where he was literally Pee-Wee in every single scene.

This was pretty much the case with Jerry Hall only sometimes she would play a model with a different name but other than that her characters were mostly the same throughout the entire night. 

One thing that I did notice about her flat acting was how every once in a while, someone from the cast would say something in character that came across ten times funnier than it actually was simply due to the juxtaposition of lines that were just being read from the cue cards.

Please don't let the fact that I take issue with a certain type of good looking person when it comes to comedy get confused with being anti-woman in comedy because I get just annoyed by good looking men who get unjustified laughs because of their looks. In fact, I'm very pro-women when it comes to comedy because I feel it provides the balance that is needed in every aspect of life.

Alright, so now that I've got the host bashing out of my system, it's time to move on and share what I saw, as I give you...

The Wicker Breakdown:

  1. This week's show started with the Pathological Liar meeting Jerry Hall at a bar where he uses his lies in an attempt to pick her up for the night then goes a little too far with his claims to being connected to The Rolling Stones as their manager/song writer which Jerry doesn't buy due to the fact that she's practically Mick Jagger's wife. Just when Lovitz thinks that he's been caught, Mick Jagger arrives in the scene and uses Lovitz lying ways to help sell a lie of his own by creating an alibi as to why he was out so late the night before, ending with the announcement, "Live from New York..."
  2. Jerry Hall then officially started the show with a monolog about how glamorous her life with Mick Jagger is and it's actually her idea to hold off on marriage despite the fact that they already have several kids.
  3. The Limits Of The Imagination the returned for another installment where, as always, we start with the super long introduction before getting to the actual sketch where a group of people are given a tour of the house use in the movie Cat On A Hot Tin Roof which then turns into a parody of the film which I know nothing about other than the title so I don't think I got the subtleties of the jokes but it was pretty funny to see Jerry Hall's character get rejected by Terry Sweeney's character who kept dropping hints about his sexuality while obviously being 100% gay.
  4. Models Against The Wilderness was a sketch that told the tale of a plane full of models that went down in the mountains of the Pacific North West and what they had to put up with in order to survive out in the wild with only a limited supply of makeup.
  5. Stevie Ray Vaughn & Jimmy Vaughn then took to the stage to perform Say What?
  6. Once again, Dennis Miller gave us the news. This week, we got another visit from the Weekend Update Dancers, and Nora Dunn also got a segment where she portrayed a French model, to bring us news from her recent visit to Manilla that's more vapid model talk than any actual news.
  7. The Master Thespian then returned to do some "ACTING" with Jerry Hall who unlike other hosts who have been in this sketch doesn't have the actual acting chops to pull off the joke but it does have one of the funniest things that I've seen in a while when Lovitz warns a real life camel to be prepared to improvise highlighting my concerns with the scene.
  8. Sam Kinison also returned to the show to perform a little more of his stand-up routine from the time. 
  9. Kaddafi's Line Of Death was a sketch where again Jerry Hall plays her model self out on a boat with her model friend as they cross into Libya's waters to be threatened with death and the two vapid models don't get the concept that they are not in America and that their US rights aren't guaranteed. 
  10. The Pat Stevens Show yet again and as always we start with view mail, then go into Nora Dunn's interview where this week she interviews Jerry Hall as herself joking how she's an empty headed bore. 
  11. Stevie Ray Vaughn & Jimmy Vaughn then returned to the stage to perform Change It. 
  12. We then got a sketch where Randy Quaid has a sore big toe and with the help of his family he continues to place said sore toe into very hazardous predicaments which was pretty fun until the end where this season's convoluted curse struck and Randy Quaid ended up accidentally hanging himself after a simple trip to the basement.
  13. Finally, Jerry Hall closed the show by thanking the audience and saying her goodnights. 

Though I wasn't all that impressed with the host, I do feel that the cast stepped up their game to pull off these three favorite moments of the night. First, I loved when Jon Lovitz as The Master Thespian pulled a camel aside to warn it to be prepared to improvise because of how that line embodied my complaint of Jerry Hall not being a good enough actress to pull off the Master Thespian joke and the timing had me laughing out loud. Next, I really liked the Sore Big Toe sketch because it started out with the brand of convolution that I adore. Finally, I was a fan of the Models Against The Wilderness sketch especially when Robert Downey Jr. killed a panther using nothing but hairspray. 

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Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.