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  • Dec. 10, 2011, 4:40 a.m. CST

    The Batman Begins/The Dark Knight Spoof Last Week was Great!

    by Ines5

    But Most of SNL This Past Season has been Lame!!

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Buscemi-hosted entry was the best one in years

    by Bonster

    Some genuine laugh-out-loud moments and a couple of all-time classic skits (pedophile coach and the Batman short). The keys were Buscemi being a terrific straight-man and his willingness to poke fun at his own image. More hosts should try this approach instead of attempting to be the funniest person in each skit.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 9 a.m. CST

    anyone who puts batman naked in a shower

    by tHEgREATgABBO

    has no respect for batman and should be executed.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 9:06 a.m. CST

    do "musicians" often host but not be the musical act of an episode?

    by TheSeeker7

    sorry, I just couldn't refer to Katy Perry as a musician without putting it in quotes.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 9:18 a.m. CST

    anyone who thinks Batman needs respect

    by professorjack

    has no brain cells and should be executed

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 9:38 a.m. CST


    by comicsniper

    A quick Wikipedia review shows that in the 2003 season alone, Snoop Dogg and Christina Aguilera both hosted but weren't the musical guest. I gotta believe that Timberlake has been on the show so damn often that he couldn't have been the musical guest all the time, could he? And, man, that Alec Baldwin/Jimmy Fallon sketch? So, when Fallon hosts next week, that'll be a 13-year old callback to that joke??? That has to be some sort of comedy record and I was impressed with the 'Beetlejuice' references they scattered across only 3 seasons of Community...

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 10:04 a.m. CST

    So according to the sketch Fallon hosts on Dec. 13th, 2011

    by thelordofhell

    Nice to see the writers couldn't consult a calendar

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Let's be honest, Katy Perry is not what you'd call a "hot chick."

    by I_Love_LanaLang

    She wears a ton of makeup, but she's very average looking. It wouldn't surprise me if you Miltons think she's gorgeous. Desperation can warp a person's judgement. However, she seems to have a bubbly personality, so I guess that counts for something.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:05 a.m. CST

    I definitely have hotter chicks in my neighborhood...

    by BurnHollywood

    ...Then again, I make shit up like crazy whenever my hands get anywhere near a computer with an internet connection.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Katy Perry "is" what you'd call a "hot chick."

    by Bentley_Bear

    Bubbly personality, pretty eyes, and a great rack. Those all account for a lot.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:43 a.m. CST

    The Batman sketch was funnier the first time they did it.

    by MST3KPIMP

    They did the whole Batman thing in one of the Miley Cyrus sketchs and it was funnier as they didnt drag it out.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Robyn is actually pretty good..

    by MST3KPIMP

    I've seen her on a couple of shows and it was'nt bad.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Don't you hate it when a hot chick thinks she's funny

    by sofaking

    You're not. We just laugh politely whilst we stare at your rack. Cringe-worthy episode forthcoming.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Ya, she thinks shes funny because she had cupcakes on her boobs...

    by MST3KPIMP

    I guess Russel's been filling her head with delusions of grandeur. She thinks shes going to be the female Timberlake cuz she she acted goofy in a video. But this seems so weak that it could end up being interesting. I do remember Britney Spears being better than expected though.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 12:47 p.m. CST


    by HeatStorm

    John Larroquette is not dead

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 12:57 p.m. CST

    I'm pretty sure Justin Timberlake hosted and he wasn't the musical guest.

    by TheUltimateMathTeacher

    There are probably others, but not many.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Hasn't Paul Simon hosted but not musical guested?

    by jimbojones123

    Or has he always double dutied?

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 3:14 p.m. CST

    I'm Betting Everything on Sebulba!

    by ImBettingEverythingOnSebulba

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Jimmy need to wear that shiny jacket during his monologue

    by deelzbub

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 3:54 p.m. CST


    by deelzbub

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 6:13 p.m. CST

    She's a bit above average looking...

    by OldDickLemon

    But nothing mind blowing, her music is utter shite and her appearance on HIMYM was beyond bad (far worse than the also terrible appearances by Carrie Underwood, Britney Spears and Jennifer Lopez).

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 7:11 p.m. CST

    Best description of Katy Perry's looks I've ever heard

    by OutsideChance

    was the guy at who described her as "Zooey Deschanel's face photoshopped on a porn star's body."

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 9:38 p.m. CST

    TV Funhouse was horribly unfunny

    by jimmy_009

    Seriously, they had one good gag: The Ambiguously Gay Duo. Everything else was met with some of the biggest silence show business has ever seen. Compare that to today's digital shorts, which often go viral on the Internet and are actually funny and meet with positive reviews. No contest there.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Has not been funny for a decade

    by jimmy_009

    And yet you watched it for that entire decade? I call bullshit. Either you don't watch it and therefore have no idea if it's funny or not, or you do watch it and find -something- amusing since you've kept at it for an unfunny decade. Either way you are probably that A-hole that was saying the same exact thing a decade ago.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 9:42 p.m. CST

    Will this be the worst episode this season?

    by Eric Shea

    I think it will. A host who's never done comedy before and a pop singer who had a minor hit in 1997-congratulations, Lorne on your brilliant casting decisions! Also, anybody who thinks Katy Perry is anywhere near as good looking as Zooey should look at this:

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 9:43 p.m. CST

    ^directed at Old Man Mentaldominance

    by jimmy_009

    I'll get off your yard now.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 10:35 p.m. CST

    well, a completely unfunny debate opening

    by gumbyandpokey

    none of the debate sketches has been the least bit funny but they keep going to that well.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Is this Groundhog Day or SNL?

    by Jobacca

    Same political opening monologues,same hosts,same SNL stuck in a loop?

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 10:46 p.m. CST

    Hercules you are slipping

    by jim

    I thought for sure you would have posted the Bronx Beat skit from the last time Katy Perry was on SNL. I can't be more specific as to who was the host or anything else as all I remember is the Elmo shirt.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Is it me or is this J-Pop sketch almost word for word

    by OutsideChance

    ...the same as the one with Anna Faris?

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Pretty bad so far...needs more scantily clad Katy Perry!

    by memento108

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Is that the first time Wiig has done Kim Cattrall?

    by jim

    That was a really good impression but I don't think I've ever seen her do her before.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Christ, Katy Perry can't even play Katy Perry well

    by OutsideChance

    At least they put her in a short skirt this time

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Val Kilmer!

    by theBigE

    That was a surprise. I knew Matt Damon was showing up. Who else was in there - that Lincoln looked familiar.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:04 p.m. CST

    Hader's Eastwood is gold too

    by theBigE

    But the rest of the Doggie Duty singers were mediocre.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Don't kill John Larroquette. He was good in Stripes and Night Court!

    by Orionsangels

    If you're gonna randomly kill a celebrity. Pick a better one like Bieber.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:08 p.m. CST

    Yeah, they're really piling on the impersonations tonight

    by OutsideChance

    Oh well, at least that gives us more Hader

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:14 p.m. CST

    I think I'd fuck Robyn

    by memento108


  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:21 p.m. CST

    Terrible music

    by John

    That Robyn was bad. Not just that, I dare say she was lip-synching. And why do you need a 2 drummer/synth-tech guy for your backup band. Honestly, why do they keep bringing in these no-name acts? And can someone tell me if the audience is asked to really amp up the applause for the music acts? I can't believe a good portion of the crowd has even heard of some of these acts, yet you hear them screaming louder than they do for the host. And I like Katy Perry, the blonde look actually looks good on her.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Man, Baldwin's desperate to burn off all the goodwill

    by OutsideChance

    ...he's built up from "30 Rock." next he'll start leaving angry messages on his kid's answering machine again.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Wiig has never looked sexier

    by jim

    I think the Kelly Bundy hair had a lot to do with it.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:30 p.m. CST

    People-y vs Stuff-y

    by CookedHam

    People-y are real. Duh. I like people. People are nice.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:33 p.m. CST

    I love Fred Armisen's Queen Elizabeth

    by jim

    Second only to Scott Thompson's

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:35 p.m. CST

    if you don't know robyn

    by Chaz

    then you're obviously too old to be watching snl tbh

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:37 p.m. CST

    You've got a Doctor Who ass

    by jim

    Pretty good for England

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:39 p.m. CST

    My stuff is real

    by jim

    and some of my stuff is even nice.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:42 p.m. CST

    poor katy perry having to impersonate an msnbc reporter

    by gumbyandpokey

    that nobody has even heard of.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Abby elliot?

    by Texbear2000

    Missing person alert......

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:52 p.m. CST

    Too old to watch??

    by John

    I doubt very many watch SNL just for the musical guests. I've been watching for most of the show's run and I can't recall a time I ever tuned in just to see the musical guest even if I really was into them. I would venture a guess SNL's largest demographic is 30 and over, and I don't know how many that age or above knows who Robyn is (unless they hear their kids playing her), so I don't think that makes anyone too old to tune in to the show.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Wasn't Abby Elliott Kate Middleton?

    by jim

    She also popped up as Drew Barrymore in the Apocalypse impersonation bit.

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:54 p.m. CST

    And there she is again as the bartender

    by jim

  • Dec. 10, 2011, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Robyn has been around 15 years. 30+ is more likely to know her.

    by Flim Springfield

  • Dec. 11, 2011, midnight CST

    Also, geeks should love Robyn, with her Star Trek haircut.

    by Flim Springfield

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 12:03 a.m. CST

    Screen time

    by Boondog

    I wonder what the record is for the least amount of involvement in the show is for a host because it seemed to me like Perry didn't have much to do.

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 12:04 a.m. CST

    I don't think not knowing who Robyn is is an age thing

    by jim

    I think it's more about how much you pay attention to the music industry. Maybe it's also about where you live. Is Robyn that big in North America?

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 12:09 a.m. CST

    Abby was Kirsten Dunst

    by BizarroJerry

    In that Apocalypse sketch.

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 12:26 a.m. CST

    Robyn murdered the boner that Abby's Kate Middleton left me with...

    by BurnHollywood

    That chick looks like a dude, dances worse than a Japanese schoolgirl on Ecstasy, and has the stupidest fucking outfit in music today, Gaga included (was that a carpenter's vest paired with Herman Munster's loafers?), then dares to write a song about how some guy didn't pick her up at a bar. Today's musical acts are so flash-in-the-pan they make the Bay City Rollers look like Bruce Springsteen...

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 12:59 a.m. CST

    After Party of One

    by evergreen_peppermint_and_flashlight

    <p>I love Stefon, but I feel like he either needs to disappear for a bit, or evolve somehow...borderline stale. A new shirt perhaps.</p> <p>Who should host soon? Who do you predict will host next year?</p> <p> Patton Oswalt, Jorge Garcia, Viggo Mortensen/ Michael Fassbender, Abe Vigoda, Ron Perlman, Tom Cruise, Cloris Leachman, Ace Frehley/Gene Simmons, Chelsea Handler, Christian Bale/Tom Hardy/Gary Oldman, Robert Downey Jr., An all animated host episode...?</p> <p>I enjoyed the love elevator sketch.</p>

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Why does a band with a keyboardist and two drummers need...

    by Inexplicable_Nuclear_Balls

    Four Marshall guitar half-stacks? Best moment of the show: "Kris 'Ludacris' Kristofferson

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Robyn was actually great, thank the gods is was'nt Perry.

    by MST3KPIMP

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 1:54 a.m. CST

    Flirt Girl was the funniest thing of the season...

    by MST3KPIMP

    I guess Wigg showed once again why shes the man. Flirt girl was hot and funny... basically everything Perry was attempting but failed.

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 2:38 a.m. CST

    I'm surprised how good Katie sounded as Florence..

    by MST3KPIMP

    did'nt know she had it in her..

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 8:39 a.m. CST

    I was correct. Katy Perry isn't much to look at. SNL is awful.

    by I_Love_LanaLang

    My previous comment about her being very average looking was definitely too kind. She's simply not a physically attractive woman. Her face is quite homely - a triple bagger one might say. However, I give her props for gamely making an effort to turn the tripe that serves as 'comedic writing' on SNL into something mildly palatable. SNL is an incredibly unfunny show. There's more humor in 8 year olds putting on a skit in their backyard. I don't think anyone would notice if SNL disappeared from the airwaves.

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 9:18 a.m. CST

    Flirt Girl was great, as was her new talk show character.

    by Shermdawg

    And while it wasn't as unny as it could've been, I really liked the last sketch. We need more of Jason singing. Also, a got a real bad feeling they're gonna give that stupid J-pop thing a movie....the sooner the better though, because once it bombs they can quit doing the sketches.

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Val Kilmer .... hilarious.

    by Itchy

    Guy is a total nutjob, but there's a lot of talent in that bloated body. Loved him in "The Spartan" from years back.

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 10:09 a.m. CST

    C'mon, lana_lang...

    by BizarroJerry

    She's probably over-hyped and over make-upped to look hotter, but she's not UGLY. But, it's okay, your condescending cynical attitude does make you very cool. You're obviously much smarter than all of us fools. Keep watching the shows you hate.

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 10:38 a.m. CST

    Call me crazy, but I think Katy Perry is cute

    by gumbyandpokey

    Not gorgeous, but pretty in a girl-next-door way. And I thought she did fine on SNL....better than most hosts, actually.

  • was Wiig's deadpan delivery. The first time she said "we have an excellent research staff" struck me very funny, but for me the best line delivery was near the end: Katy Perry - "I'm going to leave now" Wiig - "They always do".

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 11:39 a.m. CST

    gumbyandpokey, I won't call you crazy

    by jim

    I too think she's cute, although I prefer her as a brunette. The new 'do makes her look like Jenny McCarthy.

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Robyn wasn't lip syncing...

    by Wolfman Nards

    She had a backing track for the harmonies. I give her credit. Not very often that someone with a top 40 hit 15 years ago gets a second chance. Not my kind of music but I thought she performed well.

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 12:15 p.m. CST

    And yeah, Kristen Wiig looked unbelievably hot as Flirt Girl.

    by Wolfman Nards

    Potato sack hot.

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Robyn is a little Troll in Frankenstein shoes

    by Orionsangels

    She's 32 and looks in her 50's. What's with the wrinkled face?

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 5:04 p.m. CST

    Alice Cooper should host SNL

    by snomusic

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 6:42 p.m. CST

    i_love_lanalang again hates all things that are popular

    by Extr3m1st

    And thinks that makes him cool LMFAO. What are you, 13? Yes Katy Perry is a dog looooool.

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 6:46 p.m. CST

    Those promos

    by WhatTheHellHappenedToMe

    Are the funniest Kenan has been in years.

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 7:31 p.m. CST

    This episode was bullshit

    by Bass Ackwards

    We only got like 3 seconds of Katy Perry in that Christina Aguilera outfit. Ridiculous!

  • Dec. 11, 2011, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Yeah, bass ackwards...

    by WhatTheHellHappenedToMe

    But a freeze-frame is forever.

  • The roof of my parents' basement, that is!

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 2 a.m. CST

    Kalle made this episode

    by v1cious

    That needs to be a reoccurring skit. I liked the return of the weeaboo skit, but it wasn't as funny as the first one.

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 2:10 a.m. CST

    Abbey Elliot Spread in Maxim!

    by MST3KPIMP

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Bizarrojerry, Katy Perry is at best a 4/10.

    by I_Love_LanaLang

    Be honest. I think deep down you realize that she is not very attractive, but you're still influenced by the marketing hype that surrounds her, and you're unwilling to call a spade a spade. Katy Perry is the type of woman who most men wouldn't give a second glance if they happened upon her in just about any setting. I'm not trying to be cruel. I'm trying to be honest. The people on this site should try being more honest.

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Extr3m1st, I'm sorry that you have such low standards concerning women.

    by I_Love_LanaLang

    I can't imagine the desperation you suffer from that compels you to believe plain and unattractive women are somehow supermodels. Are we all supposed to rabidly approve of everything in pop culture that happens to be 'popular' at a given moment? Some people are not interested in being lemmings. Also, I can tell you that I am not 13 years old. You can tell because my moniker doesn't have the 1337 spelling of a moniker like 'extr3m1st'.

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 9:12 a.m. CST

    Katy Perry got Robyn on the show

    by Jake Pantlin

    Robyn openned for Katy Perry when she was on tour this year. That is how Robyn got on the same show as her. I think that pretty cool of Katy. Also, Robyn was not lip syncing - that was just the backup tracks. I thought she was great, but I didn't like her silly outfits. Robyn should have worn what she was wearing during the end credits, as it was a much better outfit (the two she wore on stage were really bad).

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Still hasn't figured out her husband is gay...

    by mdk

    Christers are clueless!

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 2:07 p.m. CST

    Perry is cute

    by Darklighter

    ...but her power is in her tits and outside of one quick Aguilera impression she didn't set them free at all the other night. First SNL I've watched in like 2 years for tits and instead I had the usual low brow "humor" to squirm through and no breasts.

  • The only thing that even approached funny was that anime-otaku show gag and the only really funny thing about that was when the professor guy says something to the effect of "If there's a loving form of racism, I think you've found it." Aside from that genuinely funny line (a line which also applies to suburban white kids pretending to be "black" 'cause they like hip hop), the rest of the show was, as expected, contemptibly lame. Also, the derth of boob-centric comedy and scenes was a serious misstep given that they are Katy Perry's greatest asset.

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 7:04 p.m. CST


    by NeonFrisbee

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 11:37 p.m. CST

    the Perry hot/not hot conumdrum...

    by TheSeeker7

    Obviously at the end of the day, to each their own and god bless ya what your personal tastes are, but having said that, I'm sorry but I can't help but feeling it's simply become very en vogue to rip on Katy Perry as being unattractive (particularly anywhere online that resembles a message board in even the smallest way). I think this is because on one hand she's gotten a ton of global ink the last couple years for indeed being super hot/cute and there's a certain percentage of the fanboy crowd who will go against you for the simple fact of NOBODY they feel deserves that much positive attention (regardless of the fact whether it may be at all warranted or not). And also from the fact that her "look" has become so much of what she as an entertainer has been all about, that any special live public event she's invariably wearing this fairly elaborate dress in one way or another (& then likely never wearing it again a second time), and so it then becomes a rather natural 'other side of the coin' thing to do to stand up and shout "ehhhh no, I don't think so! she ain't as hot as you all think she is, no way!"<br> <br> And both those reasons, frankly, I find to be in of themselves fairly lame and pathetic. I mean the people saying she's ugly, that's just ridiculous and kind of shows you aren't playing a fair game, as it were. Like there are plenty of women, that where a ton of the public think they're really hot, and they do nothing for me for one reason or another. That where I may understand someone else thinking the girl's attractive, I don't at all regard the girl as UNattractive, but I also don't find her all that sexy and attractive TO ME. like Jessica Simpson is a personal example (& I'm even talking about back a few years before people starting ragging on HER, too, when she was much more universally accepted as "hot). She couldn't do less for me as far as sex appeal, but I'm not going out of my way to say she's ugly. That just shows a basic misunderstanding or disregard of human physiology, and it's ridiculous.<br> <br> Long story short (too late!) while I may not really be into her on a artistic, creatively level at all (although I did reasonably enjoy the "I Kissed a Girl" song) I do think she's incredibly adorable, with obviously an incredible all natural rack, nice curvy body and cute face to boot, and I'm perfectly happy to say so.

  • Dec. 12, 2011, 11:38 p.m. CST

    my god... did I seriously just do that?

    by TheSeeker7

    Did I spend more than just a simple, throwaway two minutes in "breaking down" the debate of whether or not Katy Perry is hot as if I was writing up my friggin college thesis or something? lol oye vay