Last night's show was interesting. I expected there would have been a King Kong sketch but there was not.
A Holiday Message from the Vice President - Interesting sketch featuring Darrell as Dick. This sketch pretty much was a slam on the Bush administration with kids (Rachel Dratch, Andy Samberg, Amy Poehler) wanting holiday gifts such as staying the course, Alaskan oil drilling, etc. Will Forte does LFNY.
Monologue - Jack Black sings the King Kong theme song that was rejected by director Peter Jackson.
Stuart Little Mouse Removal Kit - Interesting commercial to take care of the rat problem.
Sbarro - This sketch was at a restaurant where the wind was very windy causing havoc and Jack Black to get upset. Also in this sketch were Amy Poehler and Rachel Dratch. Rachel had a dummy in this season and it was easy to tell.
Appalachian Emergency Room - One of the recurring sketches. Neil Young is the son of Darrell Hammond and Amy Poehler's characters. Also featured is Seth Meyers as the receptionist, Chris Parnell, Jack Black, and making a cameo appearance is Johnny Knoxville.
Christmastime for the Jews - Robert Smigel's cartoon was hilarious and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart was mentioned. I was not surprised as Eric Drysdale was a writer of the cartoon. I was cracking up during this sketch.
Channel 5 Photo Shoot - Jack Black's character was upset that no one was pointing at him. Other cast members in this: Jason Sudeikis, Kenan Thompson, Chris Parnell, and Amy Poehler. Jack Black was poked in the eye by Chris Parnell.
Lazy Sunday (film) - The highlight of the night was "Lazy Sunday," a digital short featuring Chris Parnell and Andy Samberg. It was frickin' hilarious and I am not a rap fan. My guess is that it was created by the members of The Lonely Island as Andy is a member of that. The Lonely Island features Akiva Schaffer, Jorma Taccone and Andy Samberg. Heck, they even have a blog! All three are involved with SNL.
A Very Downer Christmas - The recurring Debbie Downer sketch featured a parody of "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch." I think Jack Black played Santa Claus in this one--which is ironic because he's a member of the tribe (Jewish). Debbie recieved a gift of medical disease oddities.
Space War 2148 - Based on the old Glirk sketch that can be found here. Glirk was Andy Samberg and Jack was the space man lost in space after a collision. It's pretty much the same as the original sketch.
Two A-Holes Buying a Christmas Tree - Jason Sudekis and Kristen Wiig are the A-holes buying a tree at the lot. Jack is the cashier. Jason and Kristen play people who clearly do not know what they want.
Spelling Bee - Chris Parnell is the judge. Forte is hilarious. The word he gets is business. He spells it Brdtfklmghrkwtfnylkpqwqrtdfplmkqkwqqqqqqqqq ... qqqstfjrqmtsdtqmprftdpdplhrktetf. Jack Black plays Will as an older person by singing another song.
The goodbye's are split between Neil Young inside and the cast at the ice skating rink outside of Rockefeller Center.
I admit that, after last night, part of me still wants to go into entertainment. The other part wants to stay in politics.
Horatio Sanz was noticeably absent last night. Tracy Morgan did cameo during "Weekend Update." I thought that would have meant that Jimmy Fallon and Chris Kattan would have made an appearance again to do their annual song. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Neil Young sung "It's a Dream" and "He Was The King."