Monday, November 23, 2009

SNL 11/21/09 - Joseph Gordon-Levitt & Dave Matthews Band

Update: Added more videos and thoughts. Originally posted on 11/22. Enjoy!

November 21, 2009
Host: Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Musical Guest: Dave Matthews Band
Cameos: Al Gore, Mindy Kaling
Episode Number: 35.7 (# 665)


Andy Samberg has three appearances here. All are funny. His clown dance is a great addition to a hilariously strange sketch, I'm glad to see the Mellow Show back (and a great use of Dave Matthews), and the Kenan/Andy song is funny and twisted. It won't ever be a classic, but it's buying some time until the next classic.

Full Episode:

Joseph Gordon-Levitt hosts Saturday Night Live with musical guest Dave Matthews Band.

The monologue gets cut off here, so you can't watch it in here either. Bummer.

The Promos:

With Jason Sudeikis.

With Fred Armisen.

Cold Opening China Press Conference

China would like their money back.

Fred Armisen ... Barack Obama
Will Forte ... Hu Jintao
Nasim Pedrad ... translator

Nasim and Will are pretty funny here. Nasim's first "Live from New York" - good job!


Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Bobby Moynihan

Commercial Palin 2012

Gameshow Secret Word

This 1965 game show gets dramatic.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt... Ricardo Gonzales
Will Forte ... contestant
Bill Hader ... Lyle Round
Jenny Slate ... contestant
Kristen Wiig ... Mindy Gracin

Film SNL Digital Short: Two Worlds Collide with Reba McEntire

Andy and Reba are an item.

Will Forte ... friend
Bobby Moynihan ... friend
Andy Samberg
Kenan Thompson ... Reba McEntire

Wow. I can't help but feel that Kenan is fighting back to the author of that "10 ways to improve SNL" article. This is cute, funny, and gross, all at the same time. It definitely didn't dethrone "On the Ground" for the best digital short of this season, but it was more "worth doing" than the other digital shorts this season.

Show The Mellow Show

Joseph Gordon-Levitt... Jason Mraz
Dave Matthews ... Ozzy Osbourne
Bill Hader ... Dave Matthews
Andy Samberg ... Jack Johnson
Kenan Thompson ... Boyd Tinsley

This is Andy's crowning achievement this episode. This is a funny recurring skit, and everybody delivers. Mad props to Dave and Bill for Bill making fun of Dave (and Dave making fun of himself) all in the same skit.

Show what up with that?

Al Gore guests on the show that has a burning question.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt... Klaus Future
Al Gore
Mindy Kaling
Fred Armisen ... saxophonist
Will Forte ... announcer
Bill Hader ... Lindsey Buckingham
Bobby Moynihan ... Jake Roberts
Nasim Pedrad ... singer
Andy Samberg ... clown
Jenny Slate ... singer
Jason Sudeikis ... dancer
Kenan Thompson ... Diondre Cole

This is Kenan's funniest sketch ever, and they know that. They bust it out a second time in the same season. It also makes great use of the cast, host, and cameo guests, which makes it a win. Jason's dancing again practically steals the show. Joseph comes out as

Musical Performance "You & Me"

Dave Matthews Band

Weekend Update

Seth Meyers
Al Gore ... commentary on the environment

It's time for the V.P. to get a little crazy.

Sketch Thanksgiving Dinner

Joseph Gordon-Levitt... Stephen
Abby Elliott ... Nancy
Will Forte ... Terry
Jason Sudeikis ... Phil
Kristen Wiig ... Judith

Show Woman To Woman

You'll need to speak up.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt ...Todd
Fred Armisen ... Roger Brush
Abby Elliott ... Barbara Way
Jenny Slate ... Laura O'Shoney
Kristen Wiig ... audience member
Kristen Wiig ... announcer (voice)

Musical Performance "Shake Me Like A Monkey"

Dave Matthews Band

Sketch Say Anything

Joseph Gordon-Levitt... Lloyd Dobler
Jason Sudeikis ... neighbor
Kristen Wiig ... neighbor

Jackie Snad and Clancy Bachlerat

Spaceships, toddlers, Model T cars and jars of beer never sounded so good.

This one was from the dress rehearsal. It got cut from the show:

Total Appearances

Joseph Gordon-Levitt 7
Dave Matthews 1
Dave Matthews Band 2
Al Gore 2
Mindy Kaling 1
Fred Armisen 3
Abby Elliott 2
Will Forte 5
Bill Hader 3
Seth Meyers 1
Bobby Moynihan 3
Nasim Pedrad 2
Andy Samberg 3
Jenny Slate 3
Jason Sudeikis 3
Kenan Thompson 3
Kristen Wiig 5


1 comment: said...

It won't actually have success, I consider this way.

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