SNL: S27E16... HOST: CAMERON DIAZ... DATE: APRIL 6, 2002

SNL: S27E16... HOST: CAMERON DIAZ... DATE: APRIL 6, 2002

The Wicker Breakdown:

  1. This week's show started with The Culps where this time Will Ferrell and Ana Gasteyer sand a medley of pop hits from the time in the quirky singing instructor-style tones as a way to introduce themselves to a Lamaze class they were taking following an accidental pregnancy. Of course, with this being the opening sketch, it eventually led to the announcement or, “Live from New York…”

  2. Cameron Diaz then officially opened the show with a monolog where she introduced the world to her new brand of butt choreographer who was played by Will Ferrell after joking about growing to be known for her famous butt wiggle from the commercial for Charlie’s Angels. After the introduction, the two went on to have a butt off

  3. The 17th Annual Auto Show Spokeswoman Awards was a special event that honored auto show spokeswomen for their ability to point at cars. As with most sketches that parody Award shows this sketch was more of an excuse for the cast member to perform random celebrity impersonations.

  4. This was followed by a parody of MTV Spring Break where Cameron Diaz and Maya Rudolph and every other party goer kept requesting the song, That Don’t Impress Me Much by Shania Twain to dance to, even though the MTV VJ kept trying to talk them into picking a more current hit that might be more spring break appropriate. The sketch ended with a bizarre outro where Horatio Sanz ran across the studio audience while Chris Kattan as a goat-legged man played the pan flute while skipping close behind. They ran past what looked like a VIP area where Will Ferrell and Ana Gasteyer played two stuffy rich white people who complimented the sketch.

  5. We then got another installment of Astronaut Jones where this time Tracy Morgan, as the titular Jones, sang his theme song, as usual, ran into a group of big boobed Jupiterians only to quickly hit on all three of the aliens, including our host, before jumping into the closing theme song.

  6. This was followed by a fake ad for a Celine Dion Special where Ana Gasteyer as Celine showcased her attempted to become normal, in order to promote her new comeback tour only to come across even crazier by taking some much pride in the brief moments where her life got a little mundane.  

  7. Gorgeous Living With Prunella Watson was a parody Style Channel show that had Amy Poehler as Prunella who gave eccentric tips on how to prepare your place for a last minute party. Cameron Diaz played an interior designer who eventually joined the show to share a few tips of her own. Jimmy Fallon also dropped by as the Naked Chef in order to share a recipe for a treat. I’ve never seen the show being referenced but it apparently involved a bunch of British drunks who barely stayed on topic.

  8. Once again, Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey gave us the news. This week, Dean Edwards and Maya Rudolph dropped by as Denzel Washington and Halle Berry in order to share that they were both still ecstatic following their wins at the Academy Awards. Darrell Hammond as Geraldo Rivera also checked in once again from the war via satellite to brag about his own efforts as if he were actually changing the world with his coverage. The news then ended with Horatio Sanz as his illustrator character who usually draws pictures that start out looking pornographic only to end up being super clean. This time he introduced his sidekick who was played by Cameron Diaz and the two promoted their new fuzzy friends show that featured puppets of a bearded clam, a wet “pussy” cat who was left out in the rain, and a big fat “cock” rooster.

  9. Jimmy Eat World then took to the stage to perform The Middle. 

  10. Mr. Peepers then returned after a long time off in order to be introduced to Cameron Diaz as Mrs. Peepers which went rather well.

  11. We then got introduced to MTV 4 which was an MTV channel that was sold at the only music video service hip and underground enough to introduce a new band called Crash Papayas which was kind of a female J-Pop punk band if that is a real thing.

  12. Jimmy Eat World then returned to the stage to perform Sweetness. 

  13. Jack Handy then shared another chapter of My Big Thick Novel where the main character spied through his binoculars as the sun glistened off of a woman named Lalani’s breasts.

  14. Finally, Cameron Diaz closed the show by thanking the audience and saying her goodnights.

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