Watch 11 videos from Saturday Night Live’s season premiere with Alec Baldwin

By | September 25, 2011 at 10:22 am | 3 comments | Audio/Video, feature slider, TV/Movies | Tags: , , , ,

Last night, Saturday Night Live kicked off its new season with a quality show, overall. If you missed it, fear not. Here’s almost all of the goodies, minus the Radiohead performances, because honestly, I don’t give a shit about them. Enjoy.

Clocking in at just over 11 minutes, this cold opening is a tad long, but I have to say the peeps at SNL cover a lot of ground, reviewing all the idiosyncrasies of the current Republican presidential candidates. They even work in a reference to the network’s new sitcom Whitney.

Alec Baldwin – looking good, amiright? – returns to SNL to deliver his 16th monologue and gets a little help from Steve Martin. And Seth Rogen? Sure, why not? I call this monologue, “There Will Be Urine.”

In the parody commercial department, SNL offers this Kristen-Wiig-headlining perfume ad. Good stuff.

Hey, you know how when a local news broadcast tosses to one of its correspondents in another country and there’s those huge delays between question and answer because I guess technology – despite all of its amazing advances – has not figured out how to fix that? Well, the folks at SNL know about that, also.

You’re probably not aware of this, but long-running soap opera All My Children is leaving the airwaves. I think. I’m not sure. I could’ve sworn I read somewhere that another network is picking it up or someshit. I was too lazy to look it up. Anyway, here’s how SNL imagines the show’s wrap party. Spoiler alert: Lots of drama!

Introducing the first game show to ask the question – rhetorically, of course – which celebrity would be a top or bottom in a gay relationship. The answers might surprise you. Go!

A trio of soldiers have a few odd dying wishes. Best part of this sketch is that the writers knew when to end it. This could’ve went on for a lot longer and been a complete disaster. Also, I can’t help but think this sketch is a lot like “The Last Request,” an Atom.com video starring comedians Pete Holmes and Jay Larson from May. I embedded that below, as well. What do you think? Is it just a case of parallel thinking or was the premise heavily borrowed?

The next two videos are some highlights from this week’s Weekend Update, including a surprise appearance from “Tony Bennett.” Yay?

I enjoyed this sketch, wherein Baldwin plays a determined child psychologist. However, SNL missed a golden opportunity to have Alec’s character call his daughter a selfish little pig. Oh well.

Well, I guess SNL had to poop out at least one terrible sketch. So, here it is.

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  • http://twitter.com/TheJustinCarter Justin Carter

    I found the advertisement for Top Gun after the “Who’s on top?” video very fitting.

  • ClubhouseCancer

    Dylan, your comments are funnier than the sketches. 
    I know, you think I’m going here: “OMG, you should write for SNL, Dylan.” But I’m not; here’s where I’m going: Sentences are funnier than people saying things, Dylan.In your heart, you know I’m right. 

  • ClubhouseCancer

    Dylan, your comments are funnier than the sketches. 
    I know, you think I’m going here: “OMG, you should write for SNL, Dylan.” But I’m not; here’s where I’m going: Sentences are funnier than people saying things, Dylan.In your heart, you know I’m right. 

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