Recap: 'Saturday Night Live' - Melissa McCarthy and Lady Antebellum

Melissa McCarthy is having quite the year. A breakout performance in the film "Bridesmaids," an Emmy for her performance on "Mike and Molly," and now this, her inaugural hosting appearance on "Saturday Night Live." Will tonight just be a series of sketches involving her and Kristin Wiig? Will fellow "Bridesmaids" star/former "SNL" alum Mya Rudolph drop by? Will musical guest Lady Antebellum do me a favor and NOT play "Need You Now"? Because I only got that ear worm out of my head last week, and I’d prefer to have it stay that way. 

Only one way to find out. Onto tonight’s recap!  

"The Lawrence Welk Show": Oooh, boy. Not a good start for the show if this is how they want to kick things off. Since I find Judy to be one of Wiig’s least endearing recurring characters, I groaned a bit at seeing this sketch kick off the episode. But not as much as I groaned upon seeing "SNL" double down on that character with Judy’s sister, played by McCarthy. She was a combination of Judy and The Hulk, so near as I could tell. Anyways, "Welk" is a cookie cutter sketch that always follows the same pattern and never gets funny. Let’s hope things improve.[Grade: C-] Read More...


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