SNL: S37E18... HOST: SOFIA VERGARA... DATE: APRIL 7, 2012

SNL: S37E18... HOST: SOFIA VERGARA... DATE: APRIL 7, 2012

The Wicker Breakdown:

  1. This week's show started with fake C-SPAN coverage called Road To The White House where once again, Jason Sudeikis played Mitt Romney and continued to fail to connect with the voters in his efforts to sell himself as the potential next President. This week had Mitt actually out and about amongst a couple of different Republican gatherings, and it was clear that he wasn’t accepted by one. Of course, with this being the opening sketch, it eventually led to the announcement of, “Live from New York...”

  2. Sofia Vergara then officially opened the show with a monolog about her life in Columbia before she was discovered by America, then introduced us to her son who was sitting in the audience, all the while making every word sound extra sexy with her Spanish accent.

  3. We then got a fake ad for Just Friends Booty Shorts where Jason Sudeikis and Andy Samberg played two best friends who were very into gay antics and used these short shorts to literally tell the world their “just friends” and not gay lovers while they are goofing around.

  4. Bein' Quirky With Zooey Deschanel then returned for another installment of Abby Elliot as Zooey who this time interviewed Kristen Wiig, Taran Killam, and Sofia Vergara as her quirky friends, Drew Barrymore, Michael Cera, and Fran Drescher from the kitchen of her quirky little apartment.

  5. This was followed by a fake ad for Almost Pizza where Bill Hader played a dad who kept questioning his wife, Kristen Wiig, just what is going on with the mysterious pizza facsimile that she keeps trying to get him to eat.

  6. We then got a News Promo where Sofia Vergara and Fred Armisen played two members of a news team trying to film this ad only Fred Armisen can’t seem to wrap his head around how to merely turn to the camera and smile.

  7. Gilly then returned for another installment where this time, Gilly was up to her same violent crimes that are treated like pranks during a sex ed class.

  8. One Direction then took to the stage to perform What Makes You Beautiful.

  9. Once again, Seth Meyers gave us the news. This week, Bobby Moynihan returned as Drunk Uncle wearing rabbit ears to bitch and complain while also explaining why he wasn’t looking forward to Easter. (Clip 2)

  10. The Manuel Ortiz Show was another sketch to return for more nonstop dancing during a Spanish daytime talk show that’s hosted by Fred Armisen.

  11. This was followed by a repeat of the Lil Poundcake commercial from earlier in the season which was the doll that had a secret needle that dispenses a shot of the HPV vaccination.

  12. Watch What Happens: Live was a parody that had Taran Killam as Andy Cohen to make fun of the real talk show that I’ve never seen before and the jokes that got the audience laughing were foreign to me, so I didn’t really follow the fake talk show’s narrative.

  13. One Direction then returned to the stage to perform One Thing.

  14. Pantene Commercial introduced us to Kate McKinnon in her first big scene where she impersonated Penelope Cruz so that she and Sofia Vergara struggle to get through the simple script because their accents made them unintelligible.

  15. 74th Annual Hunger Games took us to a parody of the Hunger Games where Sofia Vergara is a field reporter who is so loud when questioning contestants for interviews that she gives away their hiding positions.

  16. Finally, Sofia Vergara closed the show by thanking the audience and saying her goodnights.

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