John Goodman hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time in twelve years last night (and coincidentally it was his thirteenth time taking the reins at Studio 8H) with musical guest Kings Of Leon. The comedy giant brought his usual energy and perfect comic timing to the show, but he also brought along Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeNiro for the ride.
Saturday Night Live is not only an American comedy institution, but it’s also a hotbed of celebrity cameos. Last night Sylvester Stallone and Robert DeNiro showed up opposite Goodman in a flimsily-premised sketch about the “Three Wise Guys.”
As always, Goodman seemed game for anything, whether it was doing a stupid dance dressed as a snowflake, squeezing into skinny jeans in an H&M sketch or dancing to R. Kelly in drag. He even showed up on Weekend Update as Drunk Uncle’s Drunk Uncle. Together, Goodman and Bobby Moynihan slurred through some absurd racial slurs and mocked youth culture.
Drunk Uncle also took a moment to say goodbye to Seth Meyers, which adds more fuel to the rumors that Lorne Michaels wasn’t able to convince Meyers to stay on Weekend Update for the rest of the year. Meyers is set to take over Late Night in early 2014, just as Jimmy Fallon takes over The Tonight Show from Jay Leno.
Saturday Night Live is about to undergo another big midseason change in early 2014: they’re finally hiring a black female cast member. “Secret” showcase auditions were held earlier this month and the top ten finalists are auditioning for Lorne Michaels tomorrow at 30 Rock.
Saturday Night Live returns next week with two familiar faces: Jimmy Fallon will host and Justin Timberlake will be the musical guest.
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