Saturday Night Live alum and current 30 Rock star Tina Fey played host on last night’s ep of SNL (to promote the release of her new film Date Night which opened in theaters this weekend) and she provided, IMHO, the BEST hour and a half of entertainment that SNL has delivered all season long. I think the magic of having Tina back on SNL really worked last night because I honestly found the entire episode a fun joy to watch:
About midway thru the ep, right around the time that Tina popped up behind the desk of Weekend Update, it occurred to me that I was enjoying the show so much because it felt like the good ol’ days of SNL when the show was funny on a fairly regular basis … back in the days when Tina was a regular castmember on the show. While I’m not the biggest Justin Bieber fan (who was the musical guest), she even managed to incorporate him into a couple of skits and make his performance really funny. Tina Fey is, like, a goddess of comedy! After the jump, check out the skits that Tina featured in in last night’s ep of Saturday Night Live — even if you watched them last night, I think they are funny enough for another look …
The Sarah Palin Network:
The Masters Tournament:
Weekend Update — Women’s News:
Ruff, Rugger & Roker:
While a couple of the skits were still a bit hokey, Tina still managed to make them work. It dawned on me that while SNL has never been perfect, the show works mainly because of the strong castmembers that appear on the show — strong castmembers that are usually female. Tina has always been a fantastic actress, I dare say she managed to carry the whole show last night. It was great seeing her back on SNL … it’s just a shame she can’t be back on the show more permanently. Did you watch SNL last night? What did you think of Tina Fey‘s performance?