The Wicker Breakdown:
This week's show started with more parody coverage of another Democratic Debate where again, the news anchors continued to fawn over Obama while completely ignoring Hillary, who just three episodes ago was determined to be unbeatable, even going as far as to predict a two-term presidency. After the parodied debates were over, the real Hillary Clinton got a moment to give an editorial response to the sketch in a desperate attempt to win the show back with her visit. Of course, with this being the opening sketch, it eventually led to the announcement of, “Live from New York…”
Ellen Page then officially opened the show with a monolog about how great it was to host and then went on to start and share her incredible year which included being nominated for an Oscar. Before she could get too far, Andy Samberg joined her on stage as, former stripper/Juno screenplay writer, Diablo Cody who chided our host for not using the wacky-worded monolog that she wrote for the occasion.
The Dakota Fanning Show then returned with Amy Poehler as the brainy child star who once again talked down to her peer guest/children stars with this week’s featured guest being Ellen Page as Miley Cyrus, who was still Hannah Montana at the time.
TV Funhouse then gave us an animation called The Obama Files where Barack Obama continually stayed literally one step ahead of Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton who he wanted to have nowhere near him while on the campaign trail because he felt they were bad luck for him as a black candidate.
This was followed by a fake ad for The College For Excellence where Fred Armisen played the pitchman for a supposedly serious business school that claimed to teach all of the right phrases and terms that anyone would need to guarantee success upon their student's graduating the course.
The Other Boleyn Girls played off the King Henry story and introduced us to the full roster of the Boleyn Girls who ranged from the adorable Ellen Page to Kenan Thompson who was obviously a man in drag.
Wilco then took to the stage to perform Hate It Here.
Once again, Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers gave us the news. This week, the real Rudolph Giuliani dropped by to declare that it was his appearance in drag while he hosted ten years ago that indeed cost him the Republican Nomination. Fred Armisen also stopped by as Nicolas Fehn, the comedian to once again try to generate new stand-up comedy material on the spot with the help of a pile of newspapers where he pretty much just read the headlines as they were to then ramble on with a bunch of nonsense, desperate to find a joke.
Shopping With Virginiaca had Kenan Thompson in the titular role to go shopping only to flirt with any random employ who might help while enjoying her food court meal. A couple moments into the sketch, Virginiaca’s brand new ghetto talking stepdaughter, Ellen Page joined the scene which led the rest of the sketch to play out the way it usually does with this segment.
The Continuing Adventures Of Peter Pan had Bill Hader as Captain Hook who continued his plans for revenge against Ellen Page as Peter Pan. The only problem was that thing when awry when Hook’s pirates quickly jumped sides to joined in with the Lost Boy for the chorus of their Peter Pan-themed songs.
Wilco then returned to the stage to perform Walken.
The Melissa Etheridge Experience had Ellen Page as a young girl who was super-psyched after returning home from a Melissa Etheridge show. This really bummed her boyfriend Andy Samberg out since it made him think that it meant that Ellen was gay. The sketch ended with Samberg claiming her lesbian way were fine and that it just meant that he would have to turn gay himself so that they could continue to live together as lovers. Though misguided, with was an acceptable solution to Ellen’s struggle with her sexual identity. This may have turned out to be rather accurate considering that page came out as gay just a couple of years ago.
Finally, Ellen Page closed the show by thanking the audience and saying her goodnights.