Cameron Diaz Skits Saturday Night Live
Cameron Diaz hosted Saturday Night Live last night (11/22), but you would have barely known it. She didn’t make much of an impression. There were some decent skits that the rest of the cast carried.
About mid-show, an In Memoriam title card flashed on the screen for the late Mike Nichols.
The Bill vs The Executive Order – The cold open used those old “School House Rock” videos to mock Obama bypassing Congress to pass immigration reform. Kenan Thompson is “The Bill” and Bobby Moynihan is “The Executive Order. Funniest moment is Obama (Jay Pharoah) pushing “The Bill” down the Capitol steps.
Monologue: I will say, Cameron Diaz LOOKS AMAZING. But this monologue was lame. The writers had no idea what to to with her, so they fell back to the tired question and answer trope. Not one laugh to be had here.
“Back Home Ballers” – Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, Sasheer Zamata, Vanessa Bayer, Leslie Jones, Cameron Diaz and Lil’ Baby Aidy Bryant rap about coming home for Thanksgiving and living the good life, which includes eating all the food and watching all the TV! One of the best bits of the night.
New Annie – Cameron’s latest project is an Afro-American centric version of the musical Annie, in which she plays the evil Miss Hannigan. In this bit, it’s innocent White Annie (Vanessa Bayer) vs a Black Annie (Leslie Jones) who has been around the block a few times. Best line: “This is not about you orphan bitches!”
Urban Farming commercial boasts a “Nest-Spresso” which incubates a fertilized chicken egg in minutes–right into your coffee cup. “When you need your chicken fix now.” A very weird takedown of hipster farmers.
Whispers of America – Students (Aidy Bryant, Taran Killam, Kyle Mooney, Kate McKinnon, Beck Bennett, Cameron Diaz) force their parents (Kenan Thompson, Vanessa Bayer) to sit through a pretentious “avant-garde” performance that involves a lot of moving boxes.
Weekend Update: HEY BILL COSBY PULL YOUR DAMN PANTS UP says Weekend update anchor, Michael Che. Yep. He said that. Che hopes to forgive Dr. Huxtable one day. Because after all…he forgave Kramer. Not exactly the same thing, but… Plus, President Obama’s plan for immigration reform and German Chancellor Angela Merkel (Kate McKinnon) stops by.
Weekend Update: Charles Manson (Taran Killam) and bride-to-be Star Burton (Cecily Strong) stop by to discuss their engagement. Another great bit from tonight–Taran is hilarious and bizarre as Manson.
Dr. Dave and Buggles – This bit REALLY had the potential to be stupid, but was completely sold by Kenan Thompson. A host of an animal show is completely freaked out by his monkey co-star which had ripped his junk off the week before. That the little monkey in the cage is absolutely adorable made it even funnier.
The Fight – Chris Fitzpatrick (Kyle Mooney) challenges Andy Rydell (Beck Bennett) to a fight. It doesn’t go well. Homemade high school Youtube video thing. Random and weird, like the Mooney/Bennett shorts usually are.
Night Murmurs – Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon and Cameron Diaz are phone sex girls with really unsexy secrets–and a favor to ask. Cecily is a standout here. Her dumb girls are the best.