Saturday Night Live Recap: Zooey Deschanel, Kooky on Schedule

From her vanity band to her website to her vintage wardrobe, Zooey Deschanel has firmly established her public image as the ultimate girl. And based on the sketches she agreed to do in her Saturday Night Live début, she's not that interested in dismantling the persona she's built — for instance, by doing anything that made her appear unattractive or gross or mean. (Contrast Deschanel's roles in the episode with those undertaken by, for example, the fearless Melissa McCarthy last fall.) As a result, the episode was entirely boring, and only barely funny, but — and know that I was grading on a major curve — I did find a few highs amid the many lows. (At least we have Maya Rudolph to look forward to next week!)

Best Cameo:

"Get In The Cage" has been a nice recurring showcase for Andy Samberg's Nicolas Cage impression, and gives visiting movie stars a venue to show their faces when they have movies to promote. So naturally, the week before the Ghost Rider sequel premieres, who should Get In The Cage but...The Cage? Read More...


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