Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday Night Live: Neil Patrick Harris
Saturday Night Live Review
Saturday Night Live has just ended, with host Neil Patrick Harris and musical guest Taylor Swift. I enjoy SNL and think they have a lot of great comedians (some of my favorites are Andy Samberg, Seth Myers, Bill Hader, and Casey Wilson), but I don’t always watch the show unless I’m a fan of the host or musical guest…and even then, the full episode isn’t absolutely hilarious. However, I really enjoyed Neil Patrick Harris and think he did a fabulous job.
Harris’ monologue in the beginning hosted a few of the regular cast making “how I met your mother” jokes in the fashion of “your mom.” It ended on a great note with Andy Samberg coming out as Mark Wahlberg and telling Harris to “say hello to the cast of how I met your mother for me,” playing off an old sketch where he told animals to “say hello to your mother for me.” The Digital Short was hilarious as well, and that’s with no words being spoken at all! How cool is that?
One of the highlights for me as a musical fan is the sketch where characters from various Broadway musicals got together to brainstorm ways to save Broadway, since so many shows are actually closing. The meeting was held by the Phantom of the Opera and Mark, from RENT, who was played by Harris. As well as loving musicals in general, I’m a huge RENT fan and my favorite character is probably Mark so this was definitely amazing! Others who attended the meeting were a Cat, The Wicked Witch, The Blue Man Group, and the girls from Chicago.
Overall, I think this was an awesome SNL, with a fun musical guest as well. Next week, the host will be Rosario Dawson and I’m quite excited!