The Wicker Breakdown:
This week's show started with a parody of a holiday special called Christmas Eve In Washington, D.C. where Kenan Thompson played Frosty The Snow Man envisioned several cast members as various Democratic leader’s dreams about better headlines for their party in the upcoming year. Of course, with this being the opening sketch, it eventually led to the announcement of, “Live from New York…”
Jeff Bridges then officially opened the show with a monolog about how he is not The Dude from Big Lebowski and is actually a real human being while sounding exactly like The Dude character while sharing his complaint. He then retrieved a guitar to play and sing the song Silver Bells with the real Cookie Monster.
We then got an update from Julian Assange who was just out of prison for the rape charges that were just referenced last week. This time Hader as Assange interrupted Andy Samberg as Mark Zuckerberg so that he could state that he was the one who should have been chosen as Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year because he was doing more for the world than Facebook.
The Miley Cyrus Show then returned for another installment of Vanessa Bayer acting like the Disney era Miley to act wacky while interviewing Jeff Bridges as Nick Nolte who was all whacked out on drugs.
Crunkmas Karnival brought back Jason Sudeikis’s and Nasim Pedrad’s Juggalo characters who were now pitching an under-underground Christmas Rock Festival that was filled with bands that all had names that were crazier than the last.
Eminem then took to the stage with Lil' Wayne to perform No Love.
Once again, Seth Meyers gave us the news. This week, Kenan Thompson dropped by as Michael Steele to share that he was hip to running for a second term. Taram Killam stopped by as Brad Pitt to deliver the weather while Abby Elliott as Angelina Jolie delivered another adopted baby. Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, and Bobby Moynihan the joined Seth as David Paterson, Stefon, and Snooki to perform the Christmas classic Oh, Christmas Tree. (Clip 2) (Clip 3) (Clip 4)
Eminem then returned to the stage with Lil' Wayne to perform the songs Won't Back Down and 6'7 back to back.
Tunstall General Store took place as an Old West general store where Bill Hader played the shopkeeper who reluctantly allowed his cousin, Kristen Wiig, and Jeff Bridges as her “special” effeminate friend to wrap customer’s gifts in flamboyant packaging that he felt was too much for the holidays.
Finally, Jeff Bridges closed the show by thanking the audience and saying his goodnights.