SNL: S38E05... HOST: BRUNO MARS... DATE: OCTOBER 20, 2012

SNL: S38E05... HOST: BRUNO MARS... DATE: OCTOBER 20, 2012

The Wicker Breakdown:

  1. This week's show started with parody coverage of The Second Presidential Debate where this time Aidy Bryant moderated a debate between Jay Pharoah and Jason Sudeikis as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney that quickly devolves into nothing more than a pissing match. Of course, with it being the opening sketch, it eventually led to the announcement of, “Live from New York...”

  2. Bruno Mars then officially opened the show with a monolog where he attempted to quell the concerns of his hosting abilities being that he doesn’t act, or have anything to do with comedy. He then sang a song where he questioned why he was asked to host in the first place.

  3. We then got a fake ad for Chanel No. 5 where Taran Killam played Brad Pitt to parody his real rambling ads for the perfume company.

  4. Haters was a talk show sketch hosted by Cecily Strong who introduced her panel of deadbeat guest who the audience loved to hate no matter what.

  5. Taran Killam then returned as Brad Pitt, only this time to promote Taco Bell in the same style as the Chanel No. 5 fake ad.

  6. Pandora Internet Radio took us to the online music provider where the system went down leading Bruno Mars’s character to have to perform live imitations of various singers in an effort to fool their listeners into thinking that there was no outage at all.

  7. Sad Mouse sent Bruno Mars in a sad mouse mascot costume out to the streets of New York to interact with the locals who have no idea how close they are to this major celebrity as he mopes around.

  8. Bruno Mars then took to the stage to perform Locked Out Of Heaven.

  9. Once again, Seth Meyers gave us the news. This week, Stefon returned once again for New York travel trips for Halloween.

  10. Merryville Haunted Castle for another installment of the sketch that takes place in a carnival ride that breaks down and the passengers stuck in the ride’s cars then get threatened by the animatronic barbershop quartet they’re stuck in front of.

  11. Franklin's Dog Condoms brought back Taran Killam as Brad Pitt this time to promote dog condoms so they can keep their balls in the same Chanel No. 5 Style.

  12. Yeti Point had Bruno Mars as a lodge clerk who warned Jason Sudeikis and Vanessa Bayer of a Yeti in the area while showing them their honeymoon sweat. Of course, the couple doesn’t believe in such things while the white hairy man keeps cause problems just outside of their field of view.

  13. Jonathan Zizmor M.D. was another one from the series of fake Brad Pitt ads.

  14. Bruno Mars then returned to the stage to perform Young Girls.

  15. Donkey Punch The Ballot! brought back Jason Sudeikis and Nasim Pedrad as DJ Supersoak and Lil’ Blaster who this time promoted an under-underground festival set up to celebrate Election Day.

  16. Finally, Bruno Mars closed the show by thanking the audience and saying his goodnights.

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SNL: S38E04... HOST: CHRISTINA APPLEGATE... DATE: OCTOBER 13, 2012

SNL: S38E04... HOST: CHRISTINA APPLEGATE... DATE: OCTOBER 13, 2012

The Wicker Breakdown:

  1. This week's show started with parody coverage of a Vice Presidential Debate where Kate McKinnon played the moderator of a debate between Jason Sudeikis and Paul Ryan as Joe Biden and Paul Ryan. For this VP showdown, Joe was extremely interruptive, while Ryan was extremely parched and kept having to mini-breaks to take a few sips of his water. Of course, with this being the opening sketch, it eventually led to the announcement of, “Live from New York...”

  2. Christina Applegate then officially opened the show with a monolog about her first appearance and how she was involved in the first Matt Foley sketch, and also made fun of her look from that era. She then talked about how she loved this time of year since there was still time before the end of the year holidays started to role out. The Fruppets, who were Muppet knock-offs then joined our host to help her sing about the quiet time and how great it is minus all of the festive chaos.

  3. This was followed by a fake ad for Gillette where the male members of the cast portrayed a collection of celebs from that year for a phony beard trimmer.

  4. The Californians then returned for another installment where a bunch of valley girl talking Californians talked about the highways once again, this time while at a wedding.

  5. Tech Talk had Bill Hader, Kate McKinnon and Kenan Thompson who played online technology critics who were extra harsh with there iPhone 5 review until they get introduced to Fred Armisen, Nasim Pedrad and Cecily Strong who played the sweatshop workers that were in charge of making their devices.

  6. Give Us All Our Daughters Back! was a parody of an Expendables film mashed-up with characters from movies that have plots similar to Taken.

  7. Passion Pit then took to the stage to perform Take A Walk.

  8. Once again, Seth Meyers gave us the news. This week, Nasim Pedrad dropped by as Arianna Huffington to comment on the moderator from the most recent debates. Kenan Thompson also stopped by as his French Def Jam Comedy character to talk about the latest Lance Armstrong controversy connected to his involvement with The Tour De France. (Clip 2) (Clip 3)

  9. The Sirens has Jason Sudeikis as Odysseus who insisted that his crew tie him to the so that he doesn’t give into Christina Applegate, Kate McKinnon, and Cecily Strong ‘90s selection of Siren songs which would then lead him to crash the ship into the rocks.

  10. We then went to a Halloween Ball for more random announcement from Jay Pharoah as the school’s principal who keeps trying to keep all of the kids in line during the high school dance.

  11. Passion Pit then returned to the stage to perform Carried Away.

  12. We then went to a Dance Studio where Christina Applegate played a crazy dance instructor who was overly obsessed with the teachings of Bob Fosse.

  13. Finally, Christina Applegate closed the show by thanking the audience and saying her goodnights.

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SNL: S38E03... HOST: DANIEL CRAIG... DATE: OCTOBER 6, 2012

SNL: S38E03... HOST: DANIEL CRAIG... DATE: OCTOBER 6, 2012

The Wicker Breakdown:

  1. This week's show started with parody coverage of The First Presidential Debate between Joy Pharoah and Jason Sudeikis as Barack Obama and Mitt Romney where Obama was too cocky to be prepared and spent more time defending his lack of accomplishments and selling his pleasant personality over anything to do with policy. Of course, with this being the opening sketch, it eventually led to the announcement of, “Live from New York...”

  2. Daniel Craig then officially opened the show with a monolog about how he’s now starred in three James Bond films and then went on to present an In Memorium segment dedicated to all of the villains his character has killed throughout his trilogy as 007.

  3. Daniel Craig and a few male members of the cast then played a group of Construction Workers. Where all of the other workers are dirtbags, who have no problem making catcalls. Craig’s efforts to attract innocent women, who are just trying to get from point A to point B, end up twice as awkward since he’s terrible at coming up with things to yell because he was only harassing the women in an attempt to fit in. It turned out that Craig struggled with the “flirting” style because his father was a construction worker who was shot by a passerby after inappropriately complimenting her ass.

  4. We then got a fake ad for a DVD that celebrated the 50th Anniversary Of 007 that featured a bevy of unlikely Bond Girls from throughout the franchise’s history.

  5. Three Days Later: A Look Back At the Obama Debate Disaster had Cecily Strong as Rachel Maddow along with a panel of liberal talking heads who all desperately attempted to spin the terrible performance put on by Barak Obama during his first debate against Mitt Romney.

  6. This was followed by a parody of Long Island Medium where Kate McKinnon played Theresa Caputo to make fun of the real psychic and the actual show.

  7. Mars Mission took place in a spaceship heading to Mars where Bobby Moynihan played the one annoying astronaut who kept getting on everyone’s nerves by getting all misty-eyed about the pet kitty he left behind on Earth, while everyone else was focused on how much they missed their human loved ones.

  8. Muse then took to the stage to perform Madness.

  9. Once again, Seth Meyers gave us the news. This week, the real Big Bird dropped by to comment on the new burst of interest in the Sesame Street resident after Mitt Romney mentioned him during the debates. Kate McKinnon also stopped by as an artist who wanted to defend her forgery of a painting of Jesus. (Clip 2) (Clip 3) (Clip 4)

  10. A Sorry Lot We Are was a parody of a BBC-style sit-com where Daniel Craig, Bill Hader, and Bobby Moynihan portrayed a group of losers who hang out in a pub where they do nothing but mope about their pathetic lot in life.

  11. Loving Couple had Daniel Craig as a guy who was eager to show off his new girlfriend, as played by Fred Armisen, as well as their extreme acts of PDA while his unsuspecting friends watched on in utter shock.

  12. Muse then returned to the stage to perform Panic Station.

  13. We then got a repeat of the Low-Information Voters Of America sketch from the last episode where they interviewed undecided voters who came up with every excuse that they could as to why they were ready to vote, only none of their concerns had anything to do with politics.

  14. Finally, Daniel Craig closed the show by thanking the audience and saying his goodnights.

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SNL: S38E02... HOST: JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT... DATE: SEPTEMBER 22, 2012

SNL: S38E02... HOST: JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT... DATE: SEPTEMBER 22, 2012

The Wicker Breakdown:

  1. This week's show started with a parody of Live With Kelly And Michael where Nasim Pedrad as Kelly Ripa introduced us to Jay Pharoah as Michael Strahan who just landed the permanent position as the show’s new co-host. Other than that, it was a pretty standard parody of the morning talk show. Of course, however, with it being the opening sketch, it eventually led to the announcement of, “Live from New York...”

  2. Joseph Gordon-Levitt then officially opened the show with a monolog about how excited he was over the recent run of movies to be released to the big screen. The film that he was most stoked about was Magic Mike, and after he made this announcement, our host was joined by several male cast members to perform a Magic Mike-style routine to the song, It’s Raining Men.

  3. We then got a fake ad aimed at Low-Information Voters Of America where a group of undecided voters shared the questions that are holding them back from only all their concerns have nothing to do with politics at all.

  4. We then got the first of a series of two fake ads for Tres Equis which parodied the Dos Equis ad, only with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as The Son Of The Most Interesting Man In The World who only live vicariously through his father and has no interesting stories of his own.

  5. Private Eye had Bill Hader as a private dick who’s been tailing Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s wife only all of the evidence that Hader provided were hand-drawn caricatures of Gordon-Levitt’s cheating wife and her new beau in the style you would find from a boardwalk artist.

  6. We then got the second installment of the Tres Equis ad where once again Jo-Go portrayed The Son Of The Most Interesting Man In The World where this time he got into a heated argument with Jason Sudeikis as his absentee dad.

  7. Joseph Gordon-Levitt then played a Hypnotist who was putting on a show and invited Taran Killam to the stage to be the subject for his performance. The only thing is, the trick was actually on Joseph as Taran just pretended to be hypnotized to goof on our host. The only thing is, in doing so, Taran put himself into twice as embarrassing of a situation than he would have landed in if he were legitimately under mind control.

  8. This was followed by a fake ad for G.O.B. Tampons which was a new line of tampons designed explicitly for members of the Republican Party.

  9. Mumford And Sons then took to the stage to perform I Will Wait.

  10. Once again, Seth Meyers gave us the news. This week, Seth Meyers played a game of What Are You Thinking? For this installment, he bashed Obama for making a verbal gaffe about how you can’t change the government from the inside, pointing out how even he was saying all of his promises were worthless. Fred Armisen and Vanessa Bayer returned as their characters who are always childhood BFFs with the worst of the world leaders where they attempt to talk up their friend only to whisper gossip under their breath. Kate McKinnon and Bill Hader dropped by as Anne Romney to insist that she and Mitt are more connected to the average American that the celebrity-friendly Obamas, only isn’t all that convincing when making her point. Jay Pharoah also stopped by as a sports reporter just to name-drop a couple of players who he is vaguely connected to. (Clip 2) (Clip 3) (Clip 4) (Clip 5)

  11. London brought back the bar buddies who share increasingly crazy life stories in between the chorus to a popular song before going back to singing along. This time they were back, and the bar and not out and about with the song in question being You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away by The Beatles as the celebrated the night before Joseph Gordon Levitt’s wedding day.

  12. The Finer Things introduced a cable access-style talk show hosted by Kenan Thompson and Jay Pharoah who thuggishly discussed things like handbags and long-stemmed wine glasses with Joseph Gordon-Levitt as an X-Games-type and Bobby Moynihan as a stoner burnout who were both on as their guests.

  13. Mumford And Sons then returned to the stage to perform Below My Feet.

  14. Our Daughter had Fred Armisen as a father who attempted to set-up his coworker, Tim Robinson, with his daughter who was played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. This introduction was awkwardly made through an elaborate vocal performance.

  15. We then got a fake ad for Powers Realty where Nasim Pedrad and Tim Robinson played two realtors who, instead of pitching their service, spoke out against the pranksters who are drawing cock and balls all over their bus stop ads.

  16. Finally, Joseph Gordon-Levitt closed the show by thanking the audience and saying his goodnights.

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SNL: S38E01... HOST: SETH MACFARLANE... DATE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2012

SNL: S38E01... HOST: SETH MACFARLANE... DATE: SEPTEMBER 15, 2012

The Wicker Breakdown:

  1. This week's show started with parody coverage of a Democratic Rally where the show finally let an actual black man portray Barack Obama as Jay Pharoah took over the role. During his first impersonation he shared how despite the lack of success, when it comes to running the country during his first term, he was thrilled to go against Jason Sudeikis and Taran Killam as Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan since those two idiots guaranteed his second Presidential win. Of course, with this being the opening sketch, it eventually led to the announcement of, “Live from New York...”

  2. Seth MacFarlane then officially opened the show with a monolog where he carried on a crazy conversation while bouncing back and forth between all of the voices that he performs for his show Family Guy, and then wrapped things up with a traditional Seth MacFarlane song and dance.

  3. Obama For America brought back Jay Pharoah as Obama for a political ad that over-exaggerated testimonials regarding Mitt Romney’s behavior.

  4. Sex After 50 brought back Fred Armisen’s aggressive producer character who always fills in for talk show host that cover topics that he has no business providing advice for. As the sketch title suggests, this time he was hosting a show about sex after 50 where he gave more terrible advice to the audience.

  5. Eastwood And Chair promoted a traveling show with Clint Eastwood and an empty chair, making fun of the bizarre example that the actor/director was attempting to make while at a Republican event about how Obama seemed to never be there to answer any of the countries most pressing issues during his reign.

  6. Lids had Taran Killam and Kenan Thompson as two mall hat shop employees who get a special visit from Bobby Moynihan as viral-hit-maker Psy along with the real Psy who played Turbo-Psy who danced around the store’s merchandise while attempting to make a video for their new attempt at a new viral song.

  7. We then went to a Puppetry Class where everyone in the class had a typical/innocent approach to puppeteer accept for Bill Hader who played a puppeteer with a puppet twin who both seemed to be sociopaths.  

  8. Frank Ocean then took to the stage with John Mayer to perform Thinkin' 'Bout You.

  9. Once again, Seth Meyers gave us the news. This week, Vanessa Bayer and Bobby Moynihan dropped by as Honey Boo Boo and Mama June to ramble on about the upcoming election. Seth MacFarlane also stopped by as Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte to share that he was excited over the new TV offering for the upcoming fall season. Cecily Strong then may her Weekend Update debut with Jay Pharoah so that the two could discuss the Latin vote in the 2012 election. (Clip 2) (Clip 3) (Clip 4)

  10. Seth MacFarlane then played a Stuttering Drill Sergeant who struggled to taunt any recruit who attempted to call him out on his speech impediment.

  11. Kenan Thompson then returned as Steve Harvey for a parody of the comedian’s new daytime talk show. This inaugural episode, Harvey offered aid to Seth MacFarlane, who played an extremely dull man, by dressing him up to look like the two could be twins as if the fancy suit, bald head, and mustache would solve all of MacFarlane’s excitement issues.  

  12. We then went on a Blind Date between Seth MacFarlane and Nasim Pedrad and all that either potential mate knows how to do to calm their nerves was talk only using cartoon voices.

  13. Frank Ocean then returned to the stage with John Mayer to perform Pyramids.

  14. Wooden Spoon Warehouse had Seth MacFarlane and new featured player, Tim Robinson played two Amish pitchmen who attempted to recite the strange symbols that made up their wooden spoon company’s web address, that seems foreign to them due to the fact that they are illiterate when it comes to technological terms.

  15. Finally, Seth MacFarlane closed the show by thanking the audience and saying his goodnights.

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