SNL: S27E20... HOST: WINONA RYDER... DATE: MAY 18, 2002

SNL: S27E20... HOST: WINONA RYDER... DATE: MAY 18, 2002

The Wicker Breakdown:

  1. This week's show started with parody C-SPAN coverage of Carter In Cuba where Darrell Hammond as Jimmy Carter kept getting ridiculed by Will Ferrell as Fidel Castro during a visit to Cuba because Castro didn’t see the point of talking to a former President who made many mistakes during his single term. Of course, with this being the opening sketch, it eventually led to the announcement of, “Live from New York…”

  2. Winona Ryder then officially opened the show with a monolog about her recent shoplifting controversy and how everyone seemed nervous and watched their things whenever she was near. Tracy Morgan then joined her on the stage to share how they used to treat him the same way and then shared footage of the other cast mates and their wacky antics from the studio’s new security camera system that was installed because of Winona’s visit.

  3. This was followed by another installment of Celebrity Jeopardy where this time Will Ferrell as Alex Trebek had to wrangle Jimmy Fallon as Dave Matthews, Winona Ryder as Bjork, and, of course, Darrell Hammond as Sean Connery while attempting to get through the game show. The sketch ended with a surprise visit from the real Alex Trebek who canceled Final Jeopardy.

  4. Uncle Mike And Uncle Danny was a sketch where Chris Parnell and Will Ferrell played Winona Ryders two dads, who sang Tonight I Celebrate My Love at her wedding reception which freaked out the homophobic family members since their love songs were in reference to men. It didn’t help when Horatio Sanz joined in as a gay interpretive dancer.

  5. Will Ferrell and Winona Ryder then played a pair of Bearologists who were having an affair. In order to off his rich wife to collect her inheritance and run off with Ryder, Ferrell released the bear he and Winona were studying to maul his wife and make it look like an accident. The only problem was when Ana Gasteyer arrived as Will’s wife, the bear shot her with a gun, putting Ferrell in a very sticky situation. Of course, no one believed that the bear shot the gun so Will was sent to jail. The moment the coast was clear it was then revealed the Seth Meyers was in a bear costume for all of these years in order to pull off this crime and run away with Ryder himself.

  6. This was followed by a fake ad for Botox that highlighted how this was a poison that women pump into their face in order to get rid of wrinkles since it was a new trending treatment at the time.

  7. Girl Next Door: The Search For A Playboy Centerfold brought back Amy Poehler’s one-legged girl who had high hopes of being the next centerfold over Winona Ryder.

  8. Once again, Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey gave us the news. This week, Will Ferrell as Neil Diamond said his goodbye to the show by singing the song Cherry, Cherry with 2002 All-Start made up of Gay Hitler, Drunk Girl, “Geraldo Rivera” and the real Neil Diamond.

  9. Moby then took to the stage to perform We Are All Made Of Stars. 

  10. Will Ferrell and Rachel Dratch then revised their creepy Love-Ahs characters in order to enjoy more hot tub loving with our host.

  11. Mango had Mango, Moby and Winona Ryder all on a shopping trip where all of them were eventually struck by the urge to shoplift after all of them discovered that they went shopping without their wallets.

  12. Moby then returned to the stage to perform South Side. 

  13. Will Ferrell’s Farewell had the cast member share how and why Will was so important to the show as a way to say goodbye on his final night.

  14. Finally, Winona Ryder closed the show by thanking the audience and saying her goodnights.

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