The Wicker Breakdown:
This week's show started with A Message From Kevin Federline where Andy Samberg played Mr. Federline in order to share a few parenting tips after being granted full custody of his and Britney Spears’s kids. Of course, with this being the opening sketch, it eventually led to the announcement of, “Live from New York…”
Seth Rogen then officially opened the show with a monolog about how he was a huge comedy nerd, like myself, when he was a little kid. He then told us how he wrote the movie Superbad with his best from back when he was thirteen and thought for sure it would eventually lead to him hosting SNL. This led him to read the monolog that he supposedly wrote way back when the first draft of the script was done. He then brought out Bill Hader as Steven Seagal who he predicted would be his best friend by this time in the letter.
This was followed by a fake ad for Veritas Ultrasound HD which was a high-tech line of ultrasound that featured a featured like picture-in-picture display that allowed the fathers to really get into the viewing of their future kids since men love nothing more than fancy technology.
2007 National Douchebag Championships featured Amy Poehler as Sharon Osbourne, Fred Armisen, as Gene Simmons, and Andy Samberg as the winner from last year. These three acted as judges for this annual competition that’s designed to bring out the worst character traits from the participants who actively attempted to be the biggest douchebag in order to get the win.
MacGruber then returned for another set of sketches, this one started with our TV hero getting sidetracked while diffusing a bomb after his hidden receding hairline was revealed when the bandanna fell off his head and became more of an issue than the disarming of the bomb.
Jeremy And Stacia had Bill Hader and Amy Poehler as parents who were oblivious to how annoying their friends found their obnoxious and oversized titular kids as played by Seth Rogen and Kristen Wiig.
MacGruber then returned and once again, our toupee wearing TV hero, once again, got sidetracked while diffusing a bomb after a “twenty-year-old” Kristen Wiig who he was dating arrived which lead him to try to convince that he was her age. He did this by pretending his sidekicks Seth Rogen, and Maya Rudolph were his father and mother when clearly they were his peers. Either way, he was so distracted that he didn’t defuse the bomb.
A Message from Fred Thompson had Darrell Hammond as the actor/politician to announce his bid for office even though he doesn’t seem to care about being elected one way or the other.
MacGruber then returned for round number three where our TV hero got sidetracked for a third time while diffusing a bomb after his hidden botched plastic surgery was revealed this time blowing up when he accepted his look by saying, “Not too bad.”
Spoon then took to the stage to perform The Underdog.
Once again, Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers gave us the news. This week, Seth and Amy gave us another round of Really? Darrell Hammond as Lou Dobbs ranted against Canadian comedians like Seth Rogen who are stealing American jobs. Kenan Thompson and Fred Armisen played the Manager and Assistant Manager of the Mets who both struggles to address the teams faltering performance throughout the years. Then, to wrap things up, Chevy Chase made a surprise visit as Senior Political Correspondent to share a few quips about the candidates running in the 2008 Presidential Election. (Clip 2)
America's First Colonists showed us a lesser-known moment in American history where the first colonist stumbled onto their discovery of cannabis which led the entire group to put any thought about protecting themselves over the upcoming winter on to the back burner.
Rowlf And The Swedish Chef had Seth Rogen as the piano playing dog Muppet Rowlf and Andy Samberg as The Swedish Chef, Maya Rudolph as Janice, Fred Armisen as Zoot, and Bill Hader as Animal so that they all could perform their version of the song Beyond The Sea.
Spoon then returned to the stage to perform You Got Your Cherry Bomb.
Mad Joe Dixon had Seth Rogen as Mad Joe so that he and Maya Rudolph as a character named Delilah could share their joy for tasteless personal pleasure, at first using double entendre but eventually, they got extremely blatant with no hidden messages for either to find.
Finally, Seth Rogen closed the show by thanking the audience and saying his goodnights.