Tonight marked the night when Oscar nominated actress Melissa McCarthy dropped by Saturday Night Live to host for yet again in her short career in Hollywood. Her comedic background let us know that we were in for a raunchy show and that’s exactly what we got, the only question is did it all work.
Right off the bat the show got the Super Bowl jokes out of the way with a giant musical number the goofed on the production values of the halftime show as well as the story lines in the game. We didn’t see any surprise cameos from any of the players, but that wasn’t surprising given that they wouldn’t show up on SNL the night before the biggest game of their careers.
Still, the show got by without any surprise cameos in the sketches but we saw an orgy of cameos during Seth Meyers final segment as co-host of Weekend Update. Amy Poehler dropped by to big him farewell, as did bill Hader who showed up in character as Stefon. Andy Sambreg even dropped by, although he goofed that he didn’t even know it was Meyers final show.
It was an emotional moment that stood out as the best moment of th night. McCarthy’s raunchy slits helped balance things out though as right after the Weekend Update farewell, a bizarre sketch about an IT guy (played by McCarthy) brought everyone back to earth.
The skits were no doubt bizarre, but unlike last week where they seemed to fall flat, McCarthy’s comedic style helped keep the jokes fresh even if they bombed out hard.
Overall, the night was dictated by Seth Meyers saying farewell on Weekend Update, and most minds are already on the Super bowl tomorrow. But McCarthy came in and got the job done in her signature style of bizarre raunchy humor and we ended up having a great night because of it.