Mike Ryan: 'SNL' Scorecard: Jamie Foxx Upstaged By Dermot Mulroney, Somehow

Quite surprisingly, it has been almost 13 years since Jamie Foxx last hosted "SNL." With the barrage of shows to open the season -- taking advantage of the election -- "SNL" is returning for only two December shows before disappearing for almost another month. It's hard to build momentum with that much time off and, without a major news story or scandal this week, this felt like a show with no purpose and no momentum. This wasn't Foxx's fault, who, with a sketch comedy background, is certainly a talented enough host, but this was a show devoid of anything particularly memorable. (Well, except for a warped version of Maine and Dermot Mulroney, of all people.) Let's just get on to the Scorecard, shall we?

Sketch of the Night

"Maine Justice" (Jamie Foxx, Jason Sudeikis, Aidy Bryant, Bobby Moynihan, Charlie Day) During the second season of "Survivor," a friend and myself used to find enjoyment by referring to the contestant known as Kentucky Joe as Maine Don -- primarily because no one would ever nickname a human being with a thick Southern accent after the state of Maine. So, yes, the idea of an entire stereotypical Louisiana courtroom set in the state of Maine appeals to me greatly. And it didn't hurt that every time Jason Sudeikis spoke, it reminded me of his character from the NASA sketch. Read More...


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