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The opening monologue, which is typically a place where we get to mock how bad on camera actors are at live performance, was actually pretty funny. Perry got to work with Wiig in a blue, um, wig and shaving cream bra, chatting about kissing a girl.
While we didn't love the JPop America Fun Time Japanese skit, we certainly appreciated the play on young kids loving Japanese culture. The highlight of this one was Perry's Hello Kitty headpiece that threatened to fall right off her head.
There was riotous laughter during our viewing of the fake "New Year's Eve" trailer. At least, it started out like that. Just imagine the writers' room. "Hey, what impressions can you do?" "Ooh, I can do Alan Alda!" "Done." "I've got Kim Catrall!" (And Wiig's impression was spot on.) When it ended up as "The Apocalypse," with the tag line, "Literally thousands of your favorite celebrities," we had to watch the real trailer to make fun of it.
The "Best Friends" song with Andy Samberg and Perry was adorable ... until Matt Damon showed up as a homeless guy and Val Kilmer ... what else do you need to say? Don't you just giggle every time he shows up anyway?
The highlights of Seth Meyer's news spot was Wiig as Rebecca LaRue, the flirting expert. Wiig seems to have learned to tone it down a bit. She goes over the top, but not quite as far as she used to.
And of course, there was Stephon! This is still one of the best bits "SNL" has going for it right now. There are too many good lines to recap, so here are the highlights. "Based on the bucket list from a dying Fat Sajack." "A child." "A Russian guy who runs on a treadmill in a Cosby sweater." "The bouncer is a bulldog that looks like Wilford Brimley. The password is 'dia-beh-tus.'"
The best moment of tonight was Alec Baldwin as the pilot of the American Airlines plane he was just kicked off of, doing an apology to Baldwin. Just amazing.
They've stepped it up this season. We can't wait to see what's next.