A couple of weeks ago we learned that troubled starlet Lindsay Lohan booked her 4th hosting gig on Saturday Night Live and last night, we got to see her in action on the show. So how did she do? Well, to be honest, I can’t say that I was very impressed with SNL last night at all … and not only because of Lindsay’s hosting performance. Many critics are saying that last night’s ep of SNL, with L. Lo as host, was the worst ep of the season thus far … but that determination really should be left up to the individual viewer. Click below to see the SNL skits that featured host Lindsay Lohan and see what you think. You can also watch the performances by musical guest Jack White which, IMHO, were the best parts of the show last night. Did Lindsay slay as guest host of Saturday Night Live last night? You be the judge.
Lindsay Lohan’s opening monologue:
The Real Housewives of Disney:
The Psychic Awards:
Deliquent Girl Teen Gang:
As was expected from SNL, the material provided by the writers was far from funny and, overall, was about as disappointing entertainmentwise as the show has been in past weeks/months/years. That being said, the show was even more unwatchable, IMHO, with Lindsay at the helm as host. Honestly, I’m not even trying to knock Lindsay’s hard work (well, work) because it is no small task to perform comedy live in front of a national televison audience. But I personally felt that last night’s ep of SNL was not only painful to watch because of the unfunny content but also because Lindsay wasn’t so much acting as she was standing around in costumes reading cue cards all night long :/ The recent episode with Maya Rudolph as host was just really funny … all around. She was funny, the content was funny … her ability to make the show better actually made the show better. Then again, Maya is a working comedic actress who makes comedy look easy. Lindsay hasn’t worked in ages — AGES — so it really should come as no surprise that she doesn’t possess the skills to entertain just yet. I will say she was cute in the Disney Housewives skit … but I found myself cringing thru the rest of her skits — most particularly, the Scared Straight skit when she couldn’t even get thru reading the cue cards properly. OY! The producers who cast Lohan as Elizabeth Taylor in that upcoming Lifetime TV movie should be worried. If this is where Lindsay is at with her acting ability and production on the Taylor film is due to start soon, they are in a heap of trouble.
The most exciting parts of the show last night for me were the musical performances by Jack White. He performed two songs from his upcoming solo album Blunderbuss. Here is video of his performances of the songs Love Interruption and Sixteen Saltines:
Jack alone made last night’s ep of SNL worth watching, IMHO. I guess I just feel like last night was a wasted opportunity for Lindsay to truly show the world she is ready to get back to acting. She’s just not ready yet. If she cannot shine on a hand-holding show like Saturday Night Live, I honestly do not believe she has any business acting in any real movie projects. She needs more time to get her skills in order, a fact that was clearly evident to me watching SNL last night.
So … I gotta know … what did y’all think? Am I just being too hard? What did YOU think of Lindsay Lohan’s performance on SNL last night?