The Wicker Breakdown:
This week's show started with a parody of American Idol where Jason Sudeikis, Amy Poehler, and Kenan Thompson played Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul, and Randy Jackson to travel the country to offer criticism to animal contestants for the new season of the show. Of course, with this being the opening sketch, it eventually led to the announcement of, “Live from New York…”
Drew Barrymore then officially opened the show with a monolog about how this visit qualified her for the Five-Timers Club and how she loved hosting the show because it allowed her to perform standard comedy as opposed to the typical rom-com content she’s usually cast to perform. She then headed backstage to track down the special Five-Timers Club room and on the way, bumped into Andy Samberg which unraveled a series of romantic-comedy film clichés as she continued to hunt for the club.
The Dakota Fanning Show had Drew Barrymore as the brainy kid actress who hosted a show where she failed to connect with her acting peers that she had on as her guests, including Bill Hader as Daniel Radcliffe and Drew Barrymore as Abigail Breslin.
Poison Therapy had Kristen Wiig as a couples counselor who was trying to mend a rocky relationship between Will Forte and Drew Barrymore who sought therapy over Drew’s continuous attempts to poison will with dioxin which led to a crazy lesion outbreak on his face. Throughout the session, both Drew and Will seemed utterly rational and treated this poisoning situation as just a standard quirk that they’re working on.
This was followed by another SNL Digital Short called Body Fuzion which was a parody of a workout tape from 1986 which featured Drew Barrymore, Kristen Wiig, Amy Poehler, and Maya Rudolph all working up a pretty tough sweat while performing an almost casual looking workout routine. To add to the fun, this sketch appeared to be shot with a home video camera giving it the image quality of old school porn.
Target Greatland returned for more fun and games with Kristen Wiig as the over-enthusiastic Target employee who is known for wandering off in the middle of ringing up customers when she finds any impressive deals. For this installment, Wiig was training Drew Barrymore as a new hire who had similar interest to her trainer only her short attention span issues were even worse.
Nervous Job Interviewee had Drew Barrymore in the titular role to fanatically sip on an iced caffeinated beverage while openly insulting a company’s hiring team because she couldn’t control her spun out ramblings.
Lily Allen then took to the stage to perform Smile.
Once again, Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers gave us the news. This week, Kenan Thompson dropped by as a nanny character to demonstrate how to properly discipline a surly child with some help from an adorable fake baby who Kenan Nanny stared down and threatened over an acted out.
Versace Super Bowl Party brought back Maya Rudolph as Donatella Versace to host her brand of Super Bowl Party with several cast member and Drew playing her celebrity guests.
Jojo The Valet had Amy Poehler as the gawky/spunky country club valet who let out his feelings for a recently-divorced club member Drew Barrymore as Ashley Sanderson who wasn’t sure about this wiry little man.
This was followed by a fake ad for Firestarter Smoked Sausages where Drew Barrymore revised her childhood role as the Firestarter to hawk her new line of smoked sausages.
Lily Allen then returned to the stage to perform LDN.
The Formosa had Bill Hader as a drunken Peter O’Toole in order to reminisce with Drew Barrymore about the good-old days of decadent behavior that found it perfectly fine to let Barrymore drink at such a young age.
This was followed by yet another repeat of the Nelson Baby Toupees commercial from last season which was an ad for a wig line for children.
Finally, Drew Barrymore closed the show by thanking the audience and saying her goodnights.