SNL: S27E08... HOST: HUGH JACKMAN... DATE: DECEMBER 8, 2001

SNL: S27E08... HOST: HUGH JACKMAN... DATE: DECEMBER 8, 2001

The Wicker Breakdown:

  1. This week's show started with a White House Meeting where Darrell Hammond as Al Gore interrupted an important secret White House meeting between Will Ferrell and Bush, Darrell Hammond as Cheney who was calling in from a secret video phone and Maya Rudolph as Condoleezza Rice when he called in order to offer his help as if he were desperate to have any involvement with the Presidency. Hammond as Gore quickly got off the line when Hammond as Rumsfeld entered the scene and triggered the fear of God into the former Vice President. Of course, with this being the opening sketch, it eventually led to the announcement of, “Live from New York…”

  2. Hugh Jackman then officially opened the show with a monolog about his transition out of action and into the rom-com world, He then talked about how they celebrate Christmas in Australia since it’s a summer holiday Down-Under. This led him to burst into the song Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas with the women of the cast singing backup.

  3. We then got a fake ad for Loose Bear which was an anti-constipation aid that would literally scare the crap out of constipation sufferers with the drug-induced presence of this loose wild animal that hunts the users’ dreams.

  4. Jarret's Room then returned for another installment of Jimmy Fallon’s Jarret character’s dorm room webcast with Horatio Sanz as his sidekick, Gobey. This time, the two had on brace-faced Hugh Jackman in order to make fun of their roommate, Jeff Richards while they watched him through a spy camera that Jackman had set up in his room.

  5. The Robert Goulet All-Holiday Special was one of those sketches that allowed the host and cast to practice their impressions in order to fill out a star-studded Christmas special with Will Ferrell as the special’s host, Robert Goulet.

  6. Family Christmas Portrait had Hugh Jackman and Seth Meyers as two photographers who once worked in the world of fashion but are now stuck in a Sear’s taking family portraits following a stint in rehab. Throughout the sketch, the two wreaked havoc for a family who was just trying to pose for a Christmas family portrait.

  7. Mick Jagger then took to the stage to perform God Give Me Everything I Want.

  8. Once again, Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey gave us the news. This week, Chris Kattan dropped by for another installment of his Terrible Re-Enactment where this time he shared how Geraldo Rivera fell while reporting from Afghanistan. Jeff Richards also introduced his Drunk Girl character who attempted to flirt with Jimmy Fallon while trying to get through her commentary on how to handle your booze during the upcoming holiday celebrations.

  9. Hello, Dolly then returned and once again, Ana Gasteyer attempted to sell another collection of creepy dolls on her Home Shopping Network-style show, with this week’s special guest played by Hugh Jackman who kept trying to talk about “chicks” even though he seemed like he was completely gay.

  10. We then went to Mick Jagger's Dressing Room where the real Mick Jagger talked to his reflection, as played by Jimmy Fallon, in the mirror as he tried to psych himself up before hitting the stage for his second performance.

  11. Next, we went to Superman's Fortress of Solitude where Hugh Jackman played Superman whose parents, played by Will Ferrell and Maya Rudolph, struggled to make awkward small talk with their son since they were just projection of dead people from the memory crystals who knew very little about their kid.

  12. Mick Jagger then returned to the stage to perform Vision Of Paradise.

  13. The Donatella Versace Show then returned with Maya Rudolph as Donatella who once again interviewed a collection of fashion experts who all tried to one-up one another with their quirky fashion industry ways.

  14. The Christmas Kangaroo was a sketch where, through flashbacks, Hugh Jackman shared the tale of his father, Will Ferrell’s fight with the mythical Christmas Kangaroo as if this were an Australian Christmas tradition that one year ended with Will getting anally-raped by the bouncing Christmas beast.

  15. Finally, Hugh Jackman closed the show by thanking the audience and saying his goodnights.

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