The Wicker Breakdown:
This week's show started with parody coverage of Either The 7th Or 8th GOP Debate where Bill Hader portrayed Shepard Smith to moderate a debate between several of the most hopeless Republican Presidential hopefuls that they didn’t even bother to keep track of how many debates this has been. Of course, with this being the opening sketch, all of the political babbling built to the announcement of, “Live from New York...”
Alec Baldwin then officially opened the show with a monolog about how Ben & Jerry’s just added Schweddy Balls to their line of flavors of ice cream. He then when on to boast about his triumph in taking the hosting record from Steve Martin with this being his sixteenth time hosting the show with Steve Martin still at fifteen. Martin then joined Baldwin on the stage to make sure that our host is doing so without the aid of steroids. Martin then employed the help of special guest, Seth Rogen, who was in charge of analyzing Alec’s urine test.
We then went to the All My Children Wrap Party where Vanessa Bayer played Susan Lucci who toasted her glass to a room full of actors and actresses whose real-life quirks are just as, if not more over-dramatic than their soap opera characters.
WDHX News was a parody of a news show that sounded like it was based out of Fargo where Kristen Wiig played a field reporter down in Costa Rica to report of a jungle-based story. Being that she was so far away that there was an awkward delay were Wiig couldn’t hear any of the in-studio warnings that dangerous animals kept crawling on her throughout the entire report. It turned out, due to Botox and plastic surgery, she couldn’t feel a single thing.
Radiohead then took to the stage to perform Lotus Flower.
Once again, Seth Meyers gave us the news. This week, was a quick one for the first show of the year and just had Alec Baldwin as Tony Bennett to talk about summer movies, only to end up discussing women’s hygiene products instead, as the only Weekend Update guest. (Clip 2)
Who's On Top? was a game show sketch hosted by Bill Hader where Alec Baldwin and Vanessa Bayer played two contestants who had to guess which of two male celebrities would be on top if they were in a hypothetical gay relationship with one another.
Child Psychologist had Alec Baldwin as the titular child psychologist while at home trying to enjoy a nice dinner date with Vanessa Bayer while neglecting his whiny daughter, as played by Nasim Pedrad throughout the entire meal.
Radiohead then took to the stage to perform Staircase.
We then got another Turner Classic Movies presentation of Angels In The Trenches. This time it was a parody of an old war movie where Alec Baldwin played a captain who gave Private Taran Killam the unusual final request to tell his family all of the bizarre bits of information that he was too big of a coward to tell him himself, after being shot by one of the enemy fighters. Some of these pieces of information included telling his son that there’s no Santa Clause, after telling his wife he was actually in love with her sister. After a while, more and more soldiers were shot and had bizarre requests of their own.
Finally, Alec Baldwin closed the show by thanking the audience and saying his goodnights.