Daniel Craig was funny! He definitely doesn’t seem like he would be fun to hang out with, like he would say zero jokes and if you said a joke to him he probably would laugh a little but ultimately make you feel like you made a weird mistake, but he certainly knew how to act funny in the sketches! Overall the episode was a good one, I think. It’s unfortunate that the show is struggling with the election this year, and unfortunate that the debate cold open didn’t really break the struggle. The idea would’ve gone over better (in my living room, with me, alone) if they writers would stop holding all their DAMN punches! Say something, you goofs! You can! You’re not running for president, you can make jokes and say whatever you want and have it be funny and honest and not boring and bland and like you want everybody to be your friend! STOP MAKING FRIENDS! The candidates don’t wanna date you & they never will. One other thing I want to complain about before we get to all of the good sketches is what seems like a one-per-episode trend of sketches that would feel at home on Mad TV — this week it was the “Loving Couple” sketch. Gross out over-the-top loud nonsense where the only joke is that it’s gross and over-the-top and loud just seems out of place. DO NOT LIKE. Wish there were a “dislike” button. Anyway let’s get to the things that we (I) liked!

Daniel Craig burned most brightly during the “Construction Workers” sketch, probably because it’s when he got to do the biggest, dumbest accent. IT WORKED VERY WELL! And although my “is that homophobic?” alarm went off after the guys got grossed out when he said the line about maybe the lady had a big penis under her dress or whatever, that was still a very funny line and I LOL’d. Hope it wasn’t homophobic though! If it was, I hated it!!!!

BOND GIRLS! This may throw away any tiny amount of belief anyone held in my ability to accurately judge what is funny and what is not on SNL, but I kind of love any sketch that just serves as an excuse to trot out everyone’s weird, otherwise unusable impressions. Love it, though! Don’t care what you think! It’s always very good. I only wish they had done a James Bond “screen tests” sketch, too.

Long Island Medium!!!!!!! I have seen this TV show once in my life in a hotel room and it was incredible and pretty much exactly like this sketch and honestly I forgot about the show until I saw the sketch and now I would like to know WHY IT IS NOT ON NETFLIX? Incredible show! So perfect. So dumb. I’d watch a whole season on Netflix in one weekend. Great sketch.

Bobby Moynihan, ladies and germs. The best.

And, finally, “MSNBC Debate Fallout,” specifically Cecily Strong’s Rachel Maddow, was uncomfortably good.

AND THERE WE GO! Daniel Craig’s monologue was terrible, so let’s never talk about it. Also Muse played and they were dumb. See you next week with Christina Applegateeeeahhh!

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  2. Although I disagree with your opinion on Muse, I respect your right to hold your own views on the subject.

  3. Highlights for me: Kate McKinnon’s Spanish Jesus fresco painter, Bill Hader’s British accent. Otherwise, I gotta disagree! This was a weird and terrible episode.

    • Agreed on the fresco – especially since she basically did a brutal Italian accent throughout. Once I got past that, it kind of made it even better.

    • I laughed so hard at the fresco lady. I think it’s because that whole situation still cracks me up. That was great. But yeah, I kind of thought the episode was pretty terrible otherwise too! Bill Hader’s amazing accent aside, that Britcom sketch was awful.

  4. I really loved everything about this episode except the Loving Couple sketch. Kate McKinnon is the best. Her as Jodie Foster, Cecilia Giminez, and the Long Island Medium (which I didn’t even know was a real show) = comedic gold.

  5. Seriously though, WTF is Muse?

  6. Is anyone else hoping for Louis Simon’s triumphant return 8)

  7. Kate McKinnon seems to rely alot on making bug-eyes for her laughs.
    Muse was / is / will always be brutally awful.
    Daniel Craig was mediocre at best.
    Bobby Moynihan was adorable but his british accent was abysmal.
    The cold open was not very good.
    Bill Hader is the best always.
    The loving couple sketch was terrible.
    They replayed that one fake ad, which was a great fake ad, but I hate it when they do that.
    I finally saw Looper and thought it was pretty darn good.
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Bruce Willis face was pretty distractingly bad to me.
    I finally saw 50/50 and thought it was good but not really particularly funny.
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s cancer head was fine but Seth Rogen was pretty obnoxious.
    Homeland was great but that twist at the end was kinda deus ex machina.
    Bob’s Burgers was pretty great.
    The moon last night was mediocre at best.
    The weather today is fine I guess.
    My check engine light has been on for 2 months.
    I have an interview with the casting director of the Bachelorette today.

  8. So, are we not talking about Big Bird, or was that some weird, very specific fever dream I had?

  9. The Bond Girls sketch made me laugh so much, especially for the fake Bond movie names. “The Man Who Was a Gun” – perfect. Ellen in the bikini also cracked me up.
    I kind of loved the British sitcom sketch that the audience seemed to just hate/not understand. I was on board from the title and the BBC screen setting it up to be in its 45th season.

  10. Long Island Medium is real? I thought it was one of Jack’s new shows. I NEED TO SEE THIS SHOW.

  11. Bobby Moynihan and his wittle kitty made me laugh and laugh. Brilliant. Who picked that guy to go to space? You know what was the best, though? Last night’s Bob’s Burgers. Whoa nelly, that show is great.

  12. Holy moly. I have been spreading misinformation. I’ve been telling a LOT of people that Anna Chlumsky and Kate McKinnon are the same person.
    Here’s Anna (My Girl, In The Loop, Veep): http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0001043/
    Here’s Kate (SNL): http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0571952/
    Guys, I messed up. I’m sorry.
    I just thought that the ‘My Girl’ girl carved out a stellar career. Child actor, political satirist AND an SNL player? Too good to be true! Lot of irons in the fire. Turns out it was two talented ladies, not one. MAKES SENSE. TOO much sense… hmmmm. I smell a conspiracy…

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