THE GOOD: In a word, well two: Tina Fey. Whether she’s trotting out her eerily spot-on Sarah Palin impersonation (You just know some poor NBC exec is already developing TODD!), scarfing down a “Duncan Hines’ Brownie Husband” in a hilarious commercial spoof, or playing a lovelorn teacher inappropriately eyeballing her student (Justin Bieber), there is nothing not funny about the best thing to happen to SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE since the fast forward button (But more on Fred Armisen’s painfully unfunny cold open later).
THE BAD: Even Tina Fey has her limits as an actress. Which means when it comes to playing the likes of Al Roker, Tiger Woods and President Obama, Fey must take a back seat to the never-not-disappointing Keenan Thompson and Fred Armisen. The latter of which almost single-handedly zapped the excitement heading into last night’s Fey-hosted instalment with an “Obama explains the Census” cold open which was both inexcusably unfunny (Incest jokes, really?) a dated.
THE UGLY: Aside from the fact that recent headlines from The Catholic Church make the Devil look good (Jason Sudeikis FTW!) The fact that Tina Fey can’t host every Saturday. Which means Kristen Wiig, who spent most of last night warming the bench will more than likely be back next Saturday… with a vengeance.