The Wicker Breakdown:
This week's show started with A Special Message From The President Of The United States where once again, Jason Sudeikis played George W. Bush in order to address the nation about the Iraqi War Report that showed this was a war with no end. After some of our former President’s dumb ramblings, he then read a few suggestions that were sent in by concerned Americans. Of course, with this being the opening sketch, it eventually led to the announcement of, “Live from New York…”
Annette Bening then officially opened the show with a monolog where our host took some heat from several female real estate agents who were sitting in the audience and took offense with Bening’s portrayal of their profession in the film, American Beauty, which was released seven years prior to this visit. Annette was then joined by her co-star from Running With Scissors, Alec Baldwin, who defended our host while also touting his own film career.
An SNL Movie Trailer Re-Cut gave us a parody recut of the Mel Gibson movie, Apocalypto, only in this version, the jungle natives were fleeing their home when they discovered that the Jews were coming. This was in reference to the recent rants from a drunken Mel Gibson after he was pulled over for a DUI.
Good Morning I Hate This Town was a small town morning talk show hosted by Annette Bening and Jason Sudeikis who maintained a typical upbeat morning talk show enthusiasm even though they both absolutely hated their miserable town and all of the dumbasses who lived within it. Amy Poehler played a chef who tried to put on a cooking demonstration only to be cut off by the two morning-show hosts who though their audience was too dimwitted to be able to grasp the entire recipe.
TV Funhouse then gave us a cartoon called Diddy Kiddies, where hijinks were abound as a group of kids tried to help P. Diddy figure out what he actually does for a living to maintain his mega-star status while watching several of his performance clips. Neither the kids, nor Diddy felt like he had talent as a rapper, none of them thought he could dance, and the couldn’t even figure out Diddy’s involvement in his own clothing line. Eventually, they all figured out that Diddy was just famous for being famous.
Student-Teacher Affair had Annette Bening as a chipper schoolteacher who was ecstatically in love with Andy Samberg who played one of her disinterested students who was more interested in just hanging out with his same-aged friends.
Two A-Holes In A Live Nativity Scene had Jason Sudeikis and Kristin Wiig as their infamous a-hole characters who attempted to participate in a Nativity scene, despite having absolutely no awareness or interest in the actual meaning of the festive event.
This was followed by another SNL Digital Short called Pep Talk where Fred Armisen played a boss of a fast food crew whose anger management issues came to light while trying to amp up his staff.
Buyer Beware had Kenan Thompson, and Maya Rudolph as two neighbors who hosted as public access consumer reports show from their connected garage. In tonight’s episode, the two warned of hyped “gift of the year” products to avoid spending your hard earned money on while out shopping for Christmas gifts.
Gwen Stefani then took to the stage to perform Wind It Up.
Once again, Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers gave us the news. This week, Darrell Hammond dropped by as Al Gore to comment on an off-balanced phone call he received from Lindsay Lohan. Kristen Wiig also played an airline passenger who was there to talk about an overblown event that took place after she lit a match on a flight in an effort to cover the smell of her farts. Will Forte then wrapped things up as a conservative who had an anti-gay marriage-themed song called Silly Silly Gays with Fred Armisen on guitar.
Monster Under The Bed had Amy Poehler as a little girl who thinks that there might be monsters under her bed. Rather than reassure their child that her fears were just in her head, parents, Will Forte and Annette Bening completely freaked out and armed themselves to the teeth in an effort to protect the entire family from this threat that didn’t even exist.
We then got a repeat of the Valtrex ad from earlier in the season where Alec Baldwin played a scumbag who gaslit Amy Poehler into thinking that she was to blame for her herpes by reminding her the STD can stay dormant for years when it was obvious that he was actually trying to cover up an affair.
This was followed by another installment of Introverts' Night Out where once again Will Forte and Kristen Wiig played two introverted co-workers who finally worked up the nerve to hit up a bar for some after work drinks. This time the two talked fellow introvert Annette Bening into joining them. Just like last time, it didn’t take long for them to go from being super shy, to talking about sex, only this time, instead of discussing a threesome, the three landed on the topic of “butt-messin’” as something that they’d be open to attempt.
Akon then took to the stage to perform I Wanna Love You.
Stanfield And Partlow had Annette Bening and Bill Hader as a lawyer team who only represented cats.
Finally, Annette Benning closed the show by thanking the audience and saying her goodnights.