I’d like to start this recap by thanking the two presidential candidates, Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama for all their hard work this week. Without them, 75 percent of Daniel Craig’s fantastic SNL episode wouldn’t have existed. There would be no opening sketch with a Chris Parnell cameo and a sleeping Obama. There would be no Rachel Maddow Show skit with Jason Sudeikis’ surprisingly on-point Chris Matthews impression. And most importantly, we wouldn’t have witnessed the greatness that was Seth Meyers’ dad-joke-tastic interview with Big Bird. (Yeah, that one.)
Of course, Weekend Update kept the magic going with an impression of Cecila Gimenez, the woman who ruined her restoration of a Jesus fresco and turned the son of God into a mouthless werewolf. Luckily, “she” was ready to defend her hilarious painting from Seth’s impeccable logic. Kate McKinnon is quickly becoming one of the go-to comedians on the new SNL.
But, alas, we must discuss the man of the hour: Daniel Craig. Who knew this guy was funny? Or at least cool enough to hang with the funny people to hilarious effect? His opening monologue was an homage to all this silver screen ass-kicking, and unlike Jimmy Kimmel’s self-facing in-memoriam at the Oscars, Craig’s in memoriam of all the bad guys he’s wasted on-screen was both terrifying and chuckle-worthy.
Of course, Craig got the chance to work his chops as an American for a sketch that might be a little New York-specific, but was hilarious none the less. Craig played a Joe Schmo construction worker who couldn’t quite get the hang of your average woman-heckling session.
Which skit was your favorite?
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