The Wicker Breakdown:
This week's show started with a parody of On The Record With Greta Van Susteren where Kristen Wiig as the titular show host spoke with Darrell Hammond, Andy Samberg, and Bobby Moynihan as Donald Trump, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich. During the interview, Trump was disappointed that Santorum and Gingrich were the only two Republican candidates willing to participate in a debate that would be hosted by our future President. As always, with this being the opening sketch, it eventually led to the announcement of, “Live from New York...”
Katy Perry then officially opened the show with a monolog about her weird wardrobe choices for her appearance and music videos, claiming they were based on people she knew growing up. This then led a line up of cast members acting like ordinary town folks from our host’s youth who all had traditional jobs but dress like Katy Perry from her more over-the-top music videos.
J-Pop America Fun Time Now! then returned for another installment where once again, Vanessa Bayer and Taran Killam played two J-Pop fans who love the music genre but are way off on their interpretations of Japanese culture. This time the two had on Katy Perry who played the Hello Kitty-obsessed friend that suffered from the same case of cultural unawareness.
We then got a fake trailer for The Apocalypse which was a parody follow up to the movie Valentine’s Day that had the cast as the same ensemble of characters to show how they would cope with the ending of all time.
Kalle was a talk show sketch based out of Finland hosted by Kristen Wiig as Kalle. For this debut of this character, Kalle interviewed Katy Perry as herself, only to fluster our host with an extensive collection of clips that her research team dug up that showed Katy in situations that perfectly fit the last word that the Kalle character would say.
We then got another SNL Digital Short called Best Friends where Andy Samberg sang a song by the same name with Katy Perry as they introduced us to a cavalcade of cameos from their celebrity friends acting like dirtbags. For example, Matt Damon as a drug addict, and Val Kilmer as a brilliant lunatic, as well as several cast members acting as influential people from the past.
Robyn then took to the stage to perform Call Your Girlfriend.
Once again, Seth Meyers gave us the news. This week, Kristen Wiig stopped in as a flirting expert to try to win over Seth. Alec Baldwin then made a special appearance as the captain of the airplane that Alec was kicked off of for refusing to stop playing a dumb game on his phone when they were attempting to take off. Bill Hader also returned as Stefon to share more hip tourist location throughout NYC to any potential Christmas visitors. (Clip 2) (Clip 3) (Clip 4)
Royal Pregnancy brought back Fred Armisen and Bill Hader as the rowdy Queen and Prince Philip who this time, belittled Abby Elliott as Kate Middleton for not yet being pregnant with Prince William’s baby while praising Katy Perry as Pippa for her rebellious ways.
Politics Nation With Al Sharpton brought back Kenan Thompson’s impersonation of Al Sharpton to host a new talk where he missed all of the cues while talking politics with Katy Perry and Taran Killam as Kelly O’Donnell and Jim VandeHei.
Robyn then returned to the stage to perform Dancing On My Own.
Soulmates had Katy Perry at a piano bar in search for her soulmate where she finds Bobby Moynihan and discovers the two are a perfect match which leads her to want to marry him on the spot, but then Katy instantly died by falling down an elevator shaft as the two attempted to leave the building.
Finally, Katy Perry closed the show by thanking the audience and saying her goodnights.