Saturday Night Live Recap: MacFarlane Sets Great Tone

Last night Saturday Night Live kicked off its 38th season with first timer Seth MacFarlane taking the reigns as the host for the evening. With several fan favorite cast members not returning from last season (Kristen Wiig, Andy Samberg, and Abby Elliot), SNL seemed to have a bit of a hill to climb to earn a potentially skeptical audiences approval, however, I believe they did a pretty good job.

As expected, politics took a front seat for the cold opening, a trend we can probably plan on at least through the fall. What viewers weren’t expecting, however, was to love Jay Pharoah as the new President Obama, formerly played by Fred Armisen. Nailing Obama’s staccato like speech patterns and over confident delivery, Pharoah’s impression of the president was spot on. As usual, Jason Sudeikis’ comical Mitt Romney was overplayed and hilarious, setting the tone for a fun election season on Saturday Night Live. Read More...


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