SNL: S29E11... HOST: MEGAN MULLALLY... DATE: FEBRUARY 7, 2004

SNL: S29E11... HOST: MEGAN MULLALLY... DATE: FEBRUARY 7, 2004

The Wicker Breakdown:

  1. This week's show started with a parody of Nightline where once again, Darrell Hammond played Chris Matthews only this time he bypassed all of the important news about the upcoming Presidential Election to get right into talking to his guests about Janet Jackson exposing her breast at the Super Bowl that went down the prior weekend. Of course, with this being the opening sketch, it eventually led to the announcement of, "Live from New York..."

  2. Megan Mullally then officially opened the show with a monolog about her role on Will And Grace and tried to claim that there was more to her career than the fact that she had such a loyal gay following only to be surrounded by an all-gay chorus to sing and dance about the subject. Hell, even tonight's musical guest Clay Aiken joined in on the singing fun as a fan.

  3. This was followed by a parody of Celebrity Poker Showdown that had Chris Parnell as the straight man host with Jimmy Fallon as Kevin Pollack who was the host's comedic sidekick on the real show. As for the players, Seth Meyers played Carrot Top, Will Forte played Geraldo Rivera, Megan Mullally was Tammy Faye, and Horatio Sanz was Gene Shalit and all four made this high stakes poker game almost unbearable to watch with everyone acting so obnoxious.

  4. This was followed by another repeat of the Huggies Thong commercial that has already run a couple times this season which was a diaper G-strip for babies who were concerned with diaper lines.

  5. Baby Boyfriend had Seth Meyers as a grown ass man who instantly reverted to acting like a child when going home to visit his mother, who was played by Megan Mullally, which doesn't go over well at all with Meyers' sketch girlfriend, Amy Poehler.

  6. Golden Globe Awards allowed for the cast to do some more celebrity impressions to parody the Golden Globes. At one point we got to see Megan Mullally make faces from the audience while Amy Poehler as Sharon Stone attempted to give an award but kept dragging out her stage-time while acting overly serious and dramatic, instead of just getting to the point. To add to the fun, Mullally's real-life husband Nick Offerman was there as her date at the table.

  7. This was followed by a parody of Oprah's Favorite Things which was the annual Oprah special where the audience would go absolutely nuts when Oprah would give lavish gifts away. In this case, Maya Rudolph played Oprah and there was a battle over which was more over the top, the gifts being given or the crowd's reactions to everything that Oprah had to say.

  8. The Cab-Driver had Megan Mullally as a cab-driver who makes an extra big deal about welcoming black people into her cab to counter the rise in the New York cabby reputation for avoiding picking up black passengers at all, which was making the headlines at the time. 

  9. Clay Aiken then took to the stage to perform Invisible.

  10. Once again, Jimmy Fallon and Tina Fey gave us the news. This week, Fred Armisen brought back his Native American comedian character to tell more terrible jokes as a Native American cliche. We got to see Jimmy Fallon audition for American Idol while making fun of William Hung, and Rachel Dratch also dropped in as Barbara Walters who was winding down her time at 20/20 so decided to interview herself.

  11. We then got a parody of The Wizard Of Oz where we got to see the reality of how things went down and not only did Amy Poehler as Dorthy kill the Bad Witch but she also took out many Munchkins the day that her house landed in O.Z. 

  12. This was followed by another installment of Zinger vs. Slam where Seth Meyers was still the scientist named Dave "Zing" Clinger, and this time Megan Mullally represented slam as Debbie "Slam" Slamowski. Though there was a new slam, the premise was the same where Chris Parnell suggested a Zinger vs. Slam battle between the two scientists so that they could get all of the jokes out of their system in order to get back to work.

  13. Clay Aiken then returned to the stage to perform The Way.

  14. Musical Relatives had Kenan Thompson as Leon Warwick and Megan Mullally as Connie Raitt and the two teamed up and tried to sneak into the Grammy Award ceremony by dropping the names of their famous sibling, only it does not work at all. The sketch ended with a surprise visit from Trey Aiken, Clay Aiken's long-lost cousin.

  15. Finally, Megan Mullally closed the show by thanking the audience and saying her goodnights.

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