SNL cast member Taran Killam kicked off the episode as CNN TV host Piers Morgan, interviewing the key figures in the past week’s pop culture landscape. He spoke, of course, with the two men at the center of recent scandals: Lance Armstrong and Manti Te’o. Armstrong (played by Jason Sudeikis) gave a halfhearted apology for the doping he admitted to this week: “Am I sorry I did it? Yes… ish,” and then after a pause, “P.S. No.” But perhaps the best bit came when Morgan began his interview with Te’o — played by Bobby Moynihan in a wide-eyed, hilarious way. The scene’s other notable impersonation came from Katie McKinnon as Jodie Foster, who spoke candidly with Morgan about her attention-grabbing Golden Globes speech.
This was a lame SNL episode. Lawrence was not funny, but maybe only because she was not in her element. The only somewhat funny bit was the starbucks commercial and some of weekend update. I think Jennifer Lawrence has a long successful career ahead of her as a comedic and dramatic actress. This SNL episode will not be one of her highlights.
I thought it was great of Lawrence to face the critics of her Golden Globes speech head on with her monologue because what better place to show that her comment was a joke than SNL.You are right about how Hader kind of stole the scene, but I think she was ok with that because she did seem pretty nervous.I nearly missed the show because I was out with the girls last night, but I we were actually able to watch it on the train ride home with my DISH Remote Access App.I love how the Sling adapter attached to my DVR can stream my recorded programs to my iPad because it really livens up those boring rides home.I am glad that I caught it because it was great to see Jennifer try out some comedy.