Monday, September 29, 2008

Saturday Night Live: 9/20/08 (James Franco & King of Leon)

9/29/08 Update: Adding this behind the scenes interview with James Franco and Fred Armisen...

Originally posted on 9/21/08.


Going through the clips looking for Andy Samberg. Here's yesterday's show...


The NBC volcano is restless and Orlando beckons...

Nice random volcano. And Orlando is nice and random.

Kristen is hilarious!!!!

Cold Open: McCain Approves

Summary: John McCain (Darrell Hammond) approves of various semi-truthed Barack Obama negative attack ads.

I still want Darrell to do McCain, Tina Fey to do Palin, and Amy Poehler to do Cindy McCain in one skit. Kristen might be able to do a good Palin if they can't get Tina.


James Franco's Monologue

Summary: New Columbia University freshman James Franco skipped Orientation to host tonight's show, and his Resident Assistant (Jason Sudeikis) demands an explanation.

Bio: James Franco (1978-). Actor; TV work included "Freaks and Geeks" (1999) and the lead role in TV bio-pic "James Dean" (2001); film work includes the role of Harry Osborn in the "Spider-Man" series, and "Pineapple Express" (2008).

The Cougar Den

Summary: Kiki Deamore (Cameron Diaz) shows off her latest boy-toy, an emo musician (James Franco) to pals Deidre Nicks (Amy Poehler), Jacqueline Seka (Kristen Wiig), and Toni Ward (Casey Wilson).

Recurring Characters: Deidre Nicks, Toni Ward, Jacqueline Seka, Kenneth, Kiki Deamore.

Agent 420

Summary: In the absence of legitimate MI6 operatives, pot-smoking Agent 420 (James Franco) attempts to tackle the notoriously-named Dr. Huang (Fred Armisen).

O.J. Simpson Jury Selection

Summary: In an attempt to ensure an unbiased jury pool, O.J. Simpson's (Kenan Thompson) lawyer (Bill Hader) interviews coma victims, aliens, etc.

Recurring Characters: O.J. Simpson.

Andy Andy Andy!!!

This skit's pretty funny.

Digital Short: Hey. (Murray Hill)

Summary: While at a party at "Murray Hill", Sean (James Franco) deliberately tells women about his small ding-dong in hopes of impressing them.

Lonely Island got its start mocking TV teen dramas (The Bu) and has continued to do that on SNL (The Shooting / Dear Sister). This is a natural extension, but I didn't find it very funny.

The second woman is Blake Lively from Gossip Girl (thanks Anony, for the comment). Does she know James Franco, or perhaps she's just a fan of SNL and agreed to cameo?

The Looker

Summary: In a new police drama on TNT, Penny Marshall (Fred Armisen) plays an interrogator who can get a confession out of perps by just staring at them intently.

Andy! Andy! Andy! Andy!

Kings of Leon perform "Sex on Fire"

Weekend Update with Amy Poehler & Seth Meyers

Summary: Richard Fuld (Jason Sudeikis). Doug Charney (Fred Armisen).

New York Times Reporters

Summary: Fifty liberal New York Times reporters are assigned to spend six weeks in Alaska digging up any dirt they can find on Sarah Palin, but the uppity group is concerned about polar bears and a lack of Thai delivery food.

Of Mice and Men

Summary: In an alternate ending to the classic John Steinbeck story, Lennie (Bobby Moynihan) is outraged to discover that George (James Franco) has been sugarcoating reality in order to protect him.

Bobby pulls out his gay Lenny. This is pretty funny. Bobby redeems himself from the gay waiter.

Yankee Stadium Stories

Summary: Martin Scorcese (Fred Armisen) and Rosie Perez (Amy Poehler) recall silly memories of Yankee Stadium.

Recurring Characters: Martin Scorcese, Rosie Perez.


Kings of Leon perform "Use Somebody"

James and Willam Dafoe

Summary: "Spider-man" co-star Willam Dafoe (Bill Hader) orders James Franco to kill Andy Samberg, ostensibly because he's miffed by the SNL performer's goofy impression of him.




Overall, Andy Samberg was in the OJ Jury Selection, The Looker, and James & Willem DeFoe (no video). It's interesting in the last skit that Bill Hader played Willem asking James Franco to kill Andy Samberg for the portrayal Andy did of Willem.

I wish Andy got his own skit, but there were a few funny bits there that Andy added to.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The second girl in the digital short is Blake Lively from Gossip Girl.

By the way, Andy Samberg has a cameo in the new movie Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist as a druggie.

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