The Wicker Breakdown:
This week's show started with parody C-Span coverage of a President Bush Press Conference where once again Jason Sudeikis played George W. Bush where he took questions from the press about the events surrounding the recent resignation of Alberto Gonzales. This early resignation was linked to the events that brought to light the fact that our government practices warrantless surveillance on its citizen and used torture techniques in Iraq. Being that this was the opening sketch, it built to where W. was about to proclaim the traditional show starting line only to George was interrupted by a clip of the real Chuck Schumer who snuck in just to announce, “Live from New York…”
Scarlett Johansson then officially opened the show with a monolog about how exciting it was to host the show for a second time, especially as an actual New Yorker which led her to share what she does whenever she returns home. Somehow, she transitioned into talking about how she was known for having a brilliant taste for music before she joined by Andy Samberg as, American Idol Vote For The Worst reject, Sanjaya and two to sang Something To Talk About because our host felt Sanjaya needed some cheering up.
This was followed by a parody of Live! With Regis & Kelly where Derrell Hammond and Amy Poehler played the titular hosts to joke about the comeback episode following Regis’s triple bypass surgery. Rather than go easy on the old man, Kelly kept trying to get Regis to over-exert himself during an interview with Scarlett Johansson as Ivanka Trump.
Mrs. Hastings brought back Kenan Thompson to continue to play the stepmom of a revolving cast of stepdaughters so that this time he as she could help Scarlett Johansson as this week’s ghetto-acting stepchild find the perfect dress for her prom.
This was followed by a fake ad for Mike's Marbleopolis where Fred Armisen returned as his pitchman character Mike who once tried to sell us chandeliers and was now selling marble columns to gussy up our surroundings even more.
WIIX News was a parody of a location morning news TV show with Kristine Wiig making her return as the recently divorced reporter was seems to be continually discovering that she’s actually a lesbian while providing interviews on location. Her crush for this installment was Scarlett Johansson who was being interviewed about how she saved an entire apartment complex from a fire by making sure everyone heard the alarm before leaving the building.
Bjork then took to the stage to perform Earth Intruders.
Once again, Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers gave us the news. This week, Seth and Amy played another round or “Really?” and Will Forte dropped in to perform a song to celebrate Earth Day only the actual lyrics focused more on the movie Battlefield Earth. (Clip 2)
Kuatos also made a returned to the show with this time the mini-mid-body of a man met his match in Scarlett Johansson who played a mini-mid-body woman who host was Maya Rudolph, who also happened to be Kuatos’ host, Bill Hader’s, newly announced, fiancé.
News Makers was a sketch that had Kristen Wiig as Jane Pauley who hosted this special segment that profiled several cast members and our hosts who all portrayed stars of some of the earliest viral videos from around the time that the internet started to truly evolve to the internet we use today.
Bjork then returned to the stage to perform Wanderlust.
Finally, Scarlett Johansson closed the show by thanking the audience and saying her goodnights.