The 2012 presidential election is over, which means that Saturday Night Live will have to find other major events to skewer for the next four years. Last night's cold open not only felt like an appropriate climax to all of this season's political sketches, it felt like a tribute to Jason Sudeikis' always great Mitt Romney, who, much like his real life is counterpart, will soon vanish from the public eye.
Movies with many different segments are - by nature - hit and miss, but the star power alone in 'Movie 43' should make it a curio to be curious about. To whet appetites, they've released a red band clip which features (among other things) Jason Sudeikis checking out... well, see for yourself.
Saturday Night Live only has a few weeks left until the presidential election, which means that they only have a few weeks left to make fun of the easiest targets in the country. Like the past couple of weeks, last night's episode opened with a sketch about the most recent presidential debate and once again, Jason Sudeikis got to show off his Mitt Romney and Jay Pharoah got to show off his Barack Obama.
Once again, Saturday Night Live has their finger on the pulse of what people are talking about around water coolers all over the nation. Last week's vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan has already become the stuff of internet legend, so it was a no-brainer for the cold open this week.
Like a high school football team, seasons of 'Saturday Night Live' always feel somewhat bittersweet given the notion that sooner or later the best players will have have to throw in the towel and move on. All summer long we've been worried that 'SNL' would lose a third heavyweight alongside Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig, but has Jason Sudeikis finally made up his mind about leaving? Will we hold onto his political impressions for one more season?
This weekend on 'Saturday Night Live,' Kristen Wiig was given a teary farewell. Though rumors had swirled that she was leaving, the final sketch/song left no doubt that the episode was Wiig's last. What was odd is that both Andy Samberg and Jason Sudeikis were also rumored to leave. Were they ignored?
One of the best things about Saturday Night Live alumni returning to host the show is a chance to see some of their iconic characters return. When it comes to modern SNL, you don't get much more iconic than Will Ferrell's George W. Bush, who returned to the show to rub elbows with Fred Armisen's Barack Obama and Jason Sudeikis' Joe Biden.