SNL: S33E09... HOST: CHRISTOPHER WALKEN... DATE: APRIL 5, 2008

SNL: S33E09... HOST: CHRISTOPHER WALKEN... DATE: APRIL 5, 2008

The Wicker Breakdown:

  1. This week's show started with Hillary For President was the parody of an address from Hillary Clinton that had Amy Poehler, and Darrell Hammond portrayed to political power couple, who both sounded a bit shady while outlining their income tax returns. Of course, with this being the Clinton’s the joke was about how they made tons of money from very little work as if it were just another benefit of being an ex-President who’s in high demand. Also, with this being the opening sketch, it inevitably ended with the announcement of, “Live from New York…”

  2. Christopher Walken then officially opened the show with a monolog that started with the usual host pleasantries before he asked for questions from the audience after clearly pointing out that he had handed out index cards to several “audience members,” to ensure their questions were any good. Even with this being the case, he was very confrontational with his answers almost as if he instantly forgot that the questions were actually coming from himself. At one point he made fun of one of the “audience members” ability to read and sound natural while giving his signature Walken’s reading of the cue cards.

  3. We then got a repeat of the annuale commercial from earlier in the season which was a woman product that made it so that they would have only one gigantic period each year as opposed to the natural monthly cycle.

  4. Grease Rehearsals was as the title suggests, a sketch that took place during rehearsals for a high school production of Grease. In this world, Christopher Walken played the school’s music director who attempted to clean up the lyrics to Grease Lightning in an effort to make the play appropriate for a high school crowd. Instead of the song being about the mythical hot rod and its effect on the “chicks,” Walken wrote rambling lyrics about seeing dragons with Match Game host Gene Rayburn, which was a reference that none of the “kids” understood.

  5. Eric's Farewell took place at a company’s celebration of Jason Sudeikis’s character’s last day. All was going well until Christopher Walken joined in as the titular Eric who had a stalkerish fondness for Sudeikis which led to a very awkward farewell.

  6. This was followed by another SNL Digital Short where Andy Samberg and Bill Hader interrupted Lorne Michaels’ and some politician’s dinner in order to pitch their latest rendition of Laser Cats!!!

  7. Surprise Party was a sketch where Christopher Walken attempted to recruit a few friends to help him plan a surprise party for his daughter who was played by Casey Wilson. This went smoothly at first, until Walken attempted to recruit Kristen Wiig, who played a character who couldn’t handle the excitement of this party, even though was not for her. In fact, she was so excited that she ruined the surprise the second that Casey walked through the door.

  8. Panic At The Disco then took to the stage to perform Nine In The Afternoon.

  9. Once again, Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers gave us the news. This week, Andy Samberg dropped by as the first pregnant man in order to invite Seth and Amy to his baby shower.

  10. Walken Family Reunion had our host and several members of the cast perform their best over-exaggerated impersonations of our host for this Walken family event.

  11. Indoor Gardening Tips from a Man Who's Very Scared Of Plants was as the title suggests, as sketch where Christopher Walken played a garden expert/TV host who was terrified of his own plant. In order to calm his nerves, he had to glue googly eyes on the plants that he was providing tips for in order to distract himself from seeing them how they really are.

  12. This was followed by a parody of Top Chef had Christopher Walken as an inexperienced chef who struggled to keep up with the rest of the cooking show contestants when it was revealed that the challenge involved cooking with couscous, stale Peeps, and other crazy ingredients.

  13. Panic At The Disco then returned to the stage to perform I Write Sins, Not Tragedies'.

  14. We then got a parody of Larry King Live where Fred Armisen as Larry King who interviewed Darrell Hammond as Jimmy Carter who was there to promote his plethora of books with Larry pointing out that Carter puts out too much content for anyone to read and at times, even Carter agreed.

  15. Finally, Christopher Walken closed the show by thanking the audience and saying his goodnights.

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