This week’s host Christoph Waltz, the Austrian-born actor best known for his role in Quentin Tarantino movies like Django Unchained and Inglourious Basterds, hammed it up as a variety of characters. But perhaps his most topical role was Pope Benedict XVI, who recently announced his resignation. This pre-recorded “commercial” advertised Papal Securities, a financial planning service with the following tagline: “Helping Popes retire since the last time it happened: 1415.” Something about the sketch’s aesthetics — the music, the lighting, the camera angles — really made it feel like a commercial you might see late at night between Seinfeld re-runs. Most of all, the clever premise, paired with Waltz’s excellent (and slightly bizarre) performance as the Pope, made this short skit one of the night’s best.
I would request that all news and entertainment media that would like their material to be viewable worldwide to please abandon the circulation of Hulu videos... we cannot see them outside the U.S. That's a form of censorship, in a very warped way.
The Explainables starring DGod, DMuhammed, DJehova, DAllah, DJesus, DBhudda, DThor, DWotan and some Greeks and Romans - about a bunch of Liars making big money with telling fairytales to mankind.
This was definitely one of the best episodes of the season so far, and Waltz made a great host.I can’t remember another host that spoke English as a second language, so it was really cool to have him on.I was talking to a friend that I work with at DISH who said that his favorite bit was the cold opener on the cruise ship, but I am leaning towards the fake Retirement Ad.I missed the last part of the show because I fell asleep, but thankfully my DISH Hopper lets me pause SNL in the living room and resume watching it in my bedroom, so I didn’t end up sleeping on the couch.
In light of DJesus Uncrossed, I am going to lobby SNL to make a skit, entitled, "Muhammed Mows 'Em Down."
It will be all about the Christian "infidels" being killed by radical Islamists across the centuries. Much like DJesus, it will be hilarious!
Aside knowing Christoph Waltz being a great actor, everyone should know, that, for hard laughter, nobody goes straight to hell. So calm down, it's just Comedy.
The Tarnatino skit was blasphemous and an outrage in light of the Lenten season just beginning. SNL has hit its lowest point with this trash.