Saturday Night Live: Rosario Dawson/Fleet Foxes - VIDEOS
by Annie Wu, posted Jan 18th 2009 1:02PM
(S34E13) I don't have much of an opinion on Rosario Dawson. I've seen a few of her movies, like Clerks 2 and Death Proof, but instead of blowing my mind with every film, she's left me in a state of indifference. I'm sure there are plenty of gentlemen here who strongly differ. Sorry, boys.
That said, Dawson did a pretty good job hosting this episode. The writing wasn't particularly exciting, but Dawson's delivery was smooth and very professional. Just like Neil Patrick Harris from the previous week, her enthusiasm was very evident and greatly appreciated. Here are some video highlights from the night.
Cold Open (Cheney): Oh, wow. This may be the last time we'll ever see Dick Cheney on the show. Does that mean Darrell Hammond can go home now? I like the guy a lot, I'm just worried about him out-Tim Meadows-ing Tim Meadows. Anyway, this sketch was pretty solid. I'm glad they didn't give in and let Cheney do the "Live from New York..." line, because that super-zoom would have given me nightmares.
"Git Mo'": This cracked me up because it was wrong in every way. Wonderfully written.
Digital Short ("A Coupe of Homies"): I absolutely adore Will Forte's musical work on the show, but this Digital Short was not his best work, nor was it the Lonely Island boys'. I thought they would have done another music video of something from their upcoming album, "Incredibad." It's coming out early next month, after all.
"Aladdin": Funny idea, but not super-creative. Or maybe I'm just saying that because I spent a great deal of my childhood picturing the tragic post-credits downfall of all Disney characters.
"Gilly": This was just bizarre, but I'm not sure if was bizarre in a good way or not. I don't think I've seen Kristen Wiig come so close to breaking character as that final, gun-toting moment in the sketch. I can't wait to see what makes her finally crack.
"La Policia Mexicana": Anyone who has ever taken a foreign language class in high school must have cringed with delight towards the end. My French teacher used to slam her ruler against her metal podium if we spoke in English. Needless to say, I cannot speak French without feeling a trickle of blood running down from my ear.
"Weekend Update": Judy Grimes! It's been a while. I'm glad they didn't just do the same old thing and added a slight twist to the usual formula, just to keep things interesting. As for Andy Samberg's Larry the Goose, I thought it was kind of adorable that they didn't give him a beak but just colored his nose yellow. Maybe I'm reading too much into it and projecting my own body issues onto the people I see on the TV box. Yeah. That's it.
In other news, here's a web exclusive (taped from rehearsal, I believe) of Michaela Watkins as Ann Coulter:
And to soothe the pain of thinking about Ann Coulter, here's Jorma Taccone dancing shirtless to Fleet Foxes during rehearsal. You're welcome.