Amy Poehler came back to Saturday Night Live
after all. It wasn't completely unexpected, as word had leaked earlier in the day that Poehler would be returning for one more episode before traipsing into the merry land of prime-time television. Poehler led off the cold open reprising her most famous impersonation with Hillary Clinton, and then took back her post on Weekend Update for, likely, the final time. However, her return was overwhelmed by another of Saturday Night Live's
soon to be viral sensation Digital Short. If you thought “D*** in a Box” was racy, Andy Samberg and his Lonely Island co-horts have considerably upped the ante with their newest creation, "J*** in My Pants." Be warned – the below videos may not be appropriate for all ages.
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John Malkovich hosted the episode on Saturday and he brought the weird. He is flat-out Christopher Walken weird. I was just discussing his accent with my colleague John Kubicek and, for the life of us, we can't figure out what the hell is going on. Why did he pronounce “Saint” without the “i?” Who says “Sant?” No one. Either he's going for some pseudo-English stage accent or he's just kind of crazy. It's hard to tell.
Besides Poehler's return and the late-episode Digital Short, there was nothing much of note. Here is one of Poehler's two appearances on the episode, only really noteworthy as her final moments as an SNL cast member.
Poehler Cold Open:
Then of course, there is the video for “J*** in My Pants,” a video that SNL had a hard time bringing to the air, in all likelihood. I still can't believe that they got it through the censors. I guess it just shows how much pull Lorne Michaels has. Justin Timberlake makes a cameo, which leads me to believe that the video was filmed a few weeks back, when Timberlake made his Weekend Update appearance. There were probably some politics involved in bringing it to the air. I'm just thankful it made it at all, because it might be the funniest thing on SNL this season, and that's saying a lot. Check it out:
J*** in My Pants:
-Oscar Dahl, BuddyTV Senior Writer
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