omplete QPORIT: SNL -- MAY 11, 2013 -- HOST: KRISTEN WIIG with musical guest... VAMPIRE WEEKEND

Saturday, May 11, 2013

 

SNL -- MAY 11, 2013 -- HOST: KRISTEN WIIG with musical guest... VAMPIRE WEEKEND

 

SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
SNL -- MAY 11, 2013     



HOST
 

KRISTEN WIIG

 

with Musical Guest 

VAMPIRE WEEKEND

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/




See below for a recap of the show:


Kristen Wiig, who was one of the funniest members of the cast until she left the show in 2012, returns to SNL, to host for the first time.

Kristen's films include  Bridesmaids, (which she co-wrote), MacGruber, Flight of the Conchords, Adventureland, and Paul



KRISTEN WIIG ON WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristen_Wiig

KRISTEN WIIG ON IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1325419/

KRISTEN WIIG ON AMAZON




VAMPIRE WEEKEND is an American indie rock band.  Its members are:

Ezra Koenig - lead vocals and guitar 
Rostam Batmanglij - backing vocals, guitar and keyboard
Chris Tomson - drums and percussion
Chris Baio - backing vocals and bass
Steve Buscemi - other guy.

They have appeared on SNL before, in 2010. Their (3rd) studio album, VAMPIRES OF THE CITY, will be released on Tuesday (5/14/2013).

 
VAMPIRE WEEKEND ON WIKIPEDIA
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampire_Weekend

VAMPIRE WEEKEND ON IMDB
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2908363/ 

 
VAMPIRE WEEKEND ON AMAZON




Here's a recap of the show:



This was a better than average show.  The writing, direction and acting all seemed strong.  The sketches were a little richer, more animated and more inventive (and funnier) than some other recent shows. 

COLD OPEN – Congress added Jody Arias to the list of witnesses at the Get-Hillary hearings to harden the ratings.

MONOLOG – This didn’t make complete sense, but it was fun.

1-800-FLOWERS a commercial for flowers for Mother’s Day.  Ah Mom!

SOAP NET: THE CALIFORNIANS – This was the best version of this sketch yet.  (It seems like it’s a favorite of the cast because it is one of the few sketches where they can not keep from breaking up.) My favorite parts were the slow feint, and washing the mirror.

DISNEY CHANNEL:  KOREAN WATER GHOST – Funny. (“OK. Nobody tells dad!”)

Some promos & ads: Ben Affleck is coming for the season finale. The “More’s Better” commercial was a nice little big hug for mom.

THE LAWRENCE WELK SHOW: SINGING ON THE BEACH – This was slightly amusing, but it didn’t quite seem to have a point.

VAMPIRE WEEKEND’S sets were pleasant. No Steve Buscemi.

WEEKEND UPDATE – The jokes were OK. SECOND HAND NEWS was just really bad jokes. GARTH AND KAT is not funny, except for GARTH AND KAT who have a great time.  (Note: It’s true:  talking at the same time your scene partner is and saying the same thing is much more fun than watching someone else do it.)

TARGET LADY – This is one of Kristen’s weakest characters.  I’d have preferred a sketch with one of her more interesting roles.

DOUGLASTON WELLNESS CENTER Acupuncture needles start spouting more and more fountains of blood.  A bloody funny and yet kind of understated sketch. Best of the night.

EDDY’S – Two sexy ladies (late 20’s?) and two kids (pre-teen?) on what? A date? Just strange enough to be confusingly funny.

CLASSY SEXY ELEGLANCE – Good sketch, and great background dancing.


It seemed like some extra effort went into this show. It was nice to see Kristen Wiig back.





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