Saturday Night’s Alright for J**zing?
- December 10, 2008 10:27 AM |
- By Arts Online
Illustration by Jillian Tamaki
Why does Saturday Night Live inevitably end up airing its best sketches on the weekends that I choose to go out?
If the buzz I've heard is correct, the can’t-miss streak the show has been on for the lastfew months continued this past Saturday. Mere weeks after giving birth, Amy Poehler stopped by for a surprise visit to play newly-anointed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. And, if that wasn’t enough, Saturday’s episode was hosted by one of my all-time favourite SNL guests, the wonderfully bent John Malkovich. (Does anyone else still burst into spontaneous fits of laughter thinking of his “Len Tukawilla, driftwood sculptor” SNL sketch from the late-'80s?)
To top it all off, the show then debuted this little number, featuring the troupe Lonely Island and another pretty hilarious appearance by Justin Timberlake, who’s fast becoming the go-to guy for 30-second cameos involving strange hairpieces and, er, male genitalia. I’m not sure this clip, a sequel of sorts to the notorious "Dick In a Box" sketch, quite measures up to the prowess of its impressive predecessor, but I'll let you to decide for yourselves:
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