Monday, October 19, 2009

SNL 10/17/09 - Gerard Butler and Shakira

Updated: Added the full episode and the promo videos. Originally posted 10/18/09.

Andy Samberg wasn't in this episode???

What's an Andy Samberg blog to do??? =^(

Cry, I guess.

Full Episode:

Here's the deal. I'm not sure if Andy was up to something else (preparing for an album, preparing for the Taylor Swift episode, or maybe just taking a break?)... but Andy had two full episodes in a row, and we know he's going to be a big hitter in the coming Taylor Swift episode. So we can understand if they wanted to devote this episode to showing off some hilariously manly skits... including:

- The Rock Obama (he's back)

- Ninjas and Warriors (the monologue)

- Beauty and the Beast

- 2 gay military guys

- 300 (I knew they'd do it)

- Daveheart

So kudos for them finally doing some hilariously manly skits (and squishing them all in one episode like that). I'm not sure how that happened, but maybe Gerard just pointed to all the manly action skits and said, "I like those." Maybe something like that.

Just as an example of how "manly" this episode was, Bobby Moynihan was in five sketches. In three of them, he was "a warrior." And in one he was Cogsworth. (Then he also did a voice.)

Here are the individual clips...

Promo with Gerard Butler and Will Forte

Promo with Gerard Butler, Jason Sudeikis, and Shakira

Hahaha. Jason's pretty funny!

Cold Opening: The Rock Obama

Health care gridlock make The Rock Obama angry.

Dwayne Johnson ... The Rock Obama
Fred Armisen ... Barack Obama
Will Forte ... Mitch McConnell
Bill Hader ... Max Baucus
Nasim Pedrad ... Katie
Jenny Slate ... Olympia Snowe
Jason Sudeikis ... Joseph Biden

Unfortunately, although I found this funny, I feel like they have to resort to gimicks like this to make Fred Armisen's Obama sketches funny. Fred just isn't willing to make fun of Obama the way Jason does with Biden, Darryl Hammond did with Bill Clinton, Amy did with Hilary, Tina Fey did with Palin, Will Ferrell did with George W, and Dana Carvey did with George Sr.

Second round for "The Rock Obama" skit.


Gerard Butler
Fred Armisen ... ninja
Will Forte ... ninja
Bill Hader ... warrior
Bobby Moynihan ... warrior
Jason Sudeikis ... warrior
Kristen Wiig ... Christine

Commercial: Fuquay Satin's Grand Hoochie Skank Rosé

If you have ten dollars, you're classy!

Kenan Thompson ... Fuquay Satin

Show: Game Time With Randy And Greg

Greg is not an alien.

Gerard Butler ... Cal Saslow
Bill Hader ... Greg
Seth Meyers ... Brad, caller (voice)
Bobby Moynihan ... Josh, caller (voice)
Jason Sudeikis ... Eddie, caller (voice)
Kenan Thompson ... Randy Dukes

Greg still isn't an alien. Hehehehehe. This is their second round of this skit. Definitely funny enough to bring back.

Sketch: Beauty and the Beast

Beastly is in the eye of the beholder.

Gerard Butler ... Beast
Bill Hader ... Lumiere
Bobby Moynihan ... Cogsworth
Jenny Slate ... Mrs. Potts
Kristen Wiig ... Belle

Musical Performance "She Wolf"


Weekend Update

Seth Meyers
Bill Hader ... Tony Dinato
Fred Armisen ... gay guy from New Jersey
Gerard Butler
Kristen Wiig ... Tamara Parks

Update: Colorado Balloon

Update gets a silvery suprise guest.

Update: 2 Gay Guys in the Military

Don't ask, don't tell! Oh!

Update: Gerard Butler

Seth translates a message in Gerard's native tongue.

Update: Tamara Parks

Overcoming P.G.A.D is a challenge.

Sketch: 300 - The Spartans

The men of Sparta are pretty close.

Gerard Butler ... King Leonidas
Fred Armisen ... warrior
Will Forte ... Astinos
Bill Hader ... Stefanos
Bobby Moynihan ... warrior
Jason Sudeikis ... Stelios

Show: what up with that?

Answering the issues of today with soul.

Gerard Butler ... White Pete
James Franco
Fred Armisen ... saxophonist
Abby Elliott ... Leslie Free
Will Forte ... announcer
Bill Hader ... Lindsey Buckingham
Nasim Pedrad ... singer
Jenny Slate ... singer
Jason Sudeikis ... dancer
Kenan Thompson ... Diondre Cole
Kristen Wiig ... Picabo Street

Sketch: Cottage Cheese Ideas

The new secretary finds a doughnut.

Gerard Butler ... Thomas
Jason Sudeikis ... Mr. Blakely
Kristen Wiig ... Trina

Musical Performance: "Did It Again"


Commercial: Daveheart

Meet Braveheart's significantly less brave brother, Dave.

Gerard Butler ... Dave
Will Forte ... warrior
Bill Hader ... warrior
Bobby Moynihan ... warrior
Jenny Slate ... maiden
Jason Sudeikis ... warrior



Anonymous said...

Very bummed about no Andy, that being said, this entire episode was absolutely hilarious! Gerard was great! Also, The What's Up with That?! Skit had me laughing into hysterics. Kenan has made me laugh much more this season then he ever has (great!) and the background dancing, especially Jason, was too funny! I hope they keep pulling out all of the stops, this really has been a great season so far.

Ed Price said...


Agreed. They did a good job pulling out funny sequel skits and sticking with skits that really plug into culture more than usual. I can't help but feel that Bobby Moynihan is helping ignite that with his writing.


Anonymous said...

any guesses on who was the voice of the baloon?
because i think it might have been andy. i can't quite say, what do you think?

Ed Price said...


Definitely not Andy Samberg's voice. I have no idea. My best guess is Bill Hader (because he has some amazing voices and could totally do this voice).



The Lonely Island fan said...

Yeah I also wonder why Andy was absent from this episode. I was bummed about that!

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