SNL: S30E01... HOST: BEN AFFLECK... DATE: OCTOBER 2, 2004

SNL: S30E01... HOST: BEN AFFLECK... DATE: OCTOBER 2, 2004

The Wicker Breakdown:

  1. This week's show started with parody coverage of the First Presidential Debate between Will Forte as George W. Bush and Seth Meyers as John Kerry, where we got to witness Bush be an idiot as usual, and Kerry be the whitest white guy robot with no charm. Of course, with this being the opening sketch, it eventually led to the announcement of, “Live from New York…”

  2. Ben Affleck then officially opened the show with a monolog about how this isn’t a repeat considering how close in time this show was to his last visit. He then went on to start his next joke only to be interrupted by Alec Baldwin who accused our host of stealing his moves, including breaking up with famous women, choosing bad movies to act in, and hosting SNL especially now that he’s one show closer to joining the Five-Timers Club.

  3. This was followed by a fake ad for Dr. Porkenheimer's Boner Juice where May Poehler played a pitchwoman who was promoting a boner juice that claimed to keep men sexually active for up to four hours.

  4. Debbie Downer then returned to the show to bum everyone out during Ben Affleck’s birthday party.

  5. Swift Boat Veterans For Truth was a parody political ad where John Kerry’s former military crew confirmed he was actually part of the team only to go on to share that he was terrible in ways that synced up with his political standings.

  6. Florida Stop had Ben Affleck as James Carville and Darrell Hammond as Bill Clinton to try in vain to get Seth Meyers as John Kerry to act more human while on a campaign stop in Florida.

  7. Nelly and Jaheim then took to the stage to perform My Place.

  8. This week, Amy Poehler took over for Jimmy Fallon to join Tina Fey and the two gave us the news. This week, James Gandolfini made a surprise visit as a New Jersey resident to comment on his states newly elected gay governor. Ben Affleck then got a segment to comment on recent criticisms of Matt Damon who recently criticize blockbuster only Hollywood actors as opposed to those who actually pick scripts that they love. Horatio Sanz then wrapped things up as Elton John who was filled with hate over a run-in he had while traveling to Taiwan around this time.

  9. The Escalator was a play on the old joke about an escalator never being able to break down they just become stairs, only in this world, the transition plays out in a disaster film-style parody.

  10. Ben Affleck then played a Wedding DJ who was obnoxious and disruptive throughout the entire event.

  11. Nelly then took to the stage alone to perform We Can Leave Her.

  12. The Family was a short film that gave of a voyeuristic look at “the Bush family” while partying it up at Camp David. This short seemed interesting, but like Camp David, it’s now hidden from the rest of the world.

  13. Finally, Ben Affleck closed the show by thanking the audience and saying his goodnights.

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