The Wicker Breakdown:
This week's show started with a fake ad for Spitzer And Associates where Bill Hader played Eliot Spitzer who recently resigned after getting caught with call girls. This fake ad was a pitch for Spitzer new law firm that promised to tackle similar situations highlighting how he was more ashamed over getting caught than he was over the immoral activities that he was up to. All of this while Kristen Wiig who played Spitzer’s wife silently stood by his side making faces as she couldn’t conceal her disappointment in her man. Of course, with this being the opening sketch, this all built to the announcement of, “Live from New York…”
Jonah Hill then officially opened the show with a monolog about how he always is cast as the crass/funny fat guy, but really he was a fancy lad. To prove his point he then broke into song about how fancy of a guy he actually was.
MacGruber then returned with another batch of sketches. This time the series started with MacGruber refusing to reactivate a bomb until Jonah Hill admitted to the rumors that he was saying our sketch’s hero was terrible at his job. As always with MacGruber, the bomb went off right as Jonah was about to give in to MacGruber’s demands.
What's Your Situation? was a game show sketch that had Jonah Hill as a sleazy guide to the game that he used solely as an excuse to pick-up on the female contestants by using the questions to spark up some lecherous talk.
Six Year Old had Jonah Hill as a six-year-old who was out having dinner at a Benihana's with his father who was played by Bill Hader. Throughout the sketch, Jonah kept embarrassing his dad by obnoxiously performing Borscht Belt-brand comedy at the chef’s and fellow patron’s expense.
MacGruber then returned for round two where this time MacGruber and Jonah’s character switch roles after MacGruber refused to put in the effort but still the sketch still ended with the same explosion as the result.
The Suze Orman Show had Kristen Wiig as the titular host in order to advise her viewers how to live on the cheap in order to keep themselves financially stable during this time of stock market fears. Most of her tips revolved around cheap places to buy crazy looking jackets, which was apparently a joke at the real Suze’s expense. This is another case where I’m aware of Suze Orman, but I’ve never seen her show leading me to miss the references that got the audience to laugh quite a bit from this sketch that left me rather bored.
This was followed by another SNL Digital Short where Andy Samberg is shocked when he discovered that Jonah Hill has just entered a same-sex relationship with Andy’s dad who was played by, writer, Jim Downy. Through flashback, we saw how the two instantly hit it off after the first day of rehearsing for the show. This was another case where the central humor came from the shock value of these two unattractive men making out.
Mariah Carey then took to the stage to perform Touch My Body.
Once again, Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers gave us the news. This week, Amy and Seth played another round of Really?!? about the Spitzer scandal before Tracy Morgan made a surprise visit to respond to the issues of race during Obama’s run to become the President Of The United States. (Clip 2)
Target Greatland got another installment with Kristen Wiig as the Target cashier who’s not afraid to leave her workstation whenever customers attempt to take advantage of a good deal. This time, Jonah Hill played a co-worker who seeks relationship advice as he nervously plotted to ask another coworker out.
We then got a parody of NBC Special Report where Fill Forte as Brian Williams revealed startling evidence that John McCain was old since this was one of the top concerns during this Presidential Election Cycle.
Clancy T. Bachleratt and Jackie Snad Sing Songs about Spaceships, Toddlers, Model T. Cars & Jars of Beer had Jonah Hill and several members of the cast to share their latest country western collaboration that they hoped would be the patriotic hit of the year.
Mariah Carey then took to the stage with T-Pain to perform Migrate.
Internet Blind Date had Jonah Hill as a schlub who manages to wrangle a hot date with the lovely Casey Wilson who quickly discovered just how much Jonah lied on his dating site profile.
Finally, Jonah Hill closed the show by thanking the audience and saying his goodnights.