The Wicker Breakdown:
This week's show started with a sketch called Mitt Romney: Raw And Unleashed where Jason Sudeikis played Mitt as he desperately tried to prove that he can be less boring than he appears to be, in his effort to win over more votes. Of course, with this being the opening sketch, it eventually led to the announcement of, “Live from New York...”
Jason Segel then officially opened the show with a monolog about how lucky he felt at the time having landed one of the lead roles in the upcoming The Muppets film that he was there to promote, with hosting the show being the icing on the cake of him achieving two childhood dreams. He was then joined by his Muppet co-stars to sing a song about how great it was to host his favorite childhood show. All of the SNL praise led the Muppets to get disgruntled, wanting more recognition of their own as they sang along.
We then got a repeat of the Red Flag Perfume commercial from earlier in the season which was a scent designed to scare men away from cray/creative women.
Kelly Auditions took us to the set of the show formerly known as Regis And Kelly to see the auditions for Regis’s spot since he recently retired from the show. Nasim Pedrad played Kelly with our host and the cast swapping out pretty rapidly to impersonate each potential replacement.
We then got a fake ad for the Kemper-Pedic Me Time Mattress where Jason Segel played the sample user/pitchman to promote his patented bed that allowed him to masturbate in bed without waking his wife, Vanessa Bayer, who slept soundly throughout the entire fake promotion.
The Vogelchecks then returned for some man-on-man make-out action from this family that is too comfortable physically showing their affection towards one another, even in front of their first time Christmas guests including the real Paul Rudd, who randomly joined in on the action.
Florence And The Machine then took to the stage to perform Shake It Out.
Once again, Seth Meyers gave us the news. This week, the real Governor Jon Huntsman dropped by to comment on how his campaign for the Republican Presidential nomination is going, especially in New Hampshire. Seth Meyers also played a game of Really?!? with Kermit The Frog in regards to pizza being declared a vegetable for the sake of school lunch programs. (Clip 2) (Clip 3)
We then went to a Retirement Party for Fred Armisen that got marred by his secretary, Kristen Wiig’s inability to come up with something nice to say despite working for the man for so long. Jason Segel also fudged things up with his drunken plot to spill well-known company secrets during his farewell speech.
A New Jack Thanksgiving had Bobby Moynihan as an eccentric music producer who attempted to promote his collection of New Jack Swing-style music for a holiday album while swearing the entire time that the style never went away.
Andre The Giant Chooses An Ice Cream Flavor had Jason Segel as The Eighth Wonder Of The World who takes time to ponder over many mini samples at an ice cream shop with an extensive variety of flavors.
Florence And The Machine then returned to the stage to perform No Light, No Light.
The Blue Jean Committee was a sketch that featured another fake SNL band. This group was denim-clad from head to toe based out of Western Massachusetts who swore they were about to go national. They then attempted to wow the crowd at a local dive bar by performing a song called Massachusetts Afternoon.
Finally, Jason Segel closed the show by thanking the audience and saying his goodnights.