Plot: The Super Bowl hangover lingered on SNL as hard-hitting journalist Piers Morgan takes on this year’s scandal: M.I.A.’s middle finger during the halftime show. Zooey Deschanel plays a hypersensitive midwestern mom torn up over this latest “malfunction,” told with all the gusto of someone trying to explain, say, the original wardrobe malfunction of 2004. But Piers also looks to the performers for frank commentary: Madonna makes an even graver wardrobe malfunction, and the slackliner – while obviously filmed in front of a green screen – still makes us cringe.
Best Line: LMFAO: “People care about substance. You don’t have to act all crazy just to get attention.”