Plot: The most-expected parody on this week’s episode started off sadly predictably (read: verbatim). Mirroring the Texas governor’s Wednesday night flub when he couldn’t come up with the third agency of government that he’d cut, the skit used the same “Oops” line. But Bill Hader’s goofy Rick Perry impression quickly took it from an overly scripted flop to a redeeming skit when Perry goes into meltdown mode. Mitt Romney takes a liking to Perry, realizing the benefit of the Texas governor’s flubs. “I want to be president, but not like this,” Jason Sudeikis’ Romney remarks as he steps in to console the withering Perry.
Best Line: “Is there an X in there? Is it trains? No, you can’t cut trains.”