Sunday, October 26, 2008
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE BIRTH: Has there ever been an SNL as special-guest and musical-guest driven as last night's? Not only did we have three songs from Coldplay, but three performer special guests--Maya Rudolph, John Slattery, and Elisabeth Moss (though the last two were basically wasted, unless they had appearances later on, and interesting that Slattery got entrance applause while Moss did not). I'm sure there were some last-minute shuffles and reworking due to external events (though she did have a brief appearance in one of the pre-taped bits). Credit also is due for being willing to go with Don Draper's Guide To Picking Up Women, a sketch that I assume was completely impenetrable to those not already familiar with Mad Men. Will be interesting to see how they cope next week for their first Poehler-free episode in years.
Posted by Matt at 10:25 AM