Thank God the Rapture didn’t happen or we would’ve missed the season finale of SNL and it was a doozy! Sure, host Justin Timberlake has 2 movies to plug–Bad Teacher and Friends with Benefits–but Lady GaGa has the most anticipated album of the last decade to promote! Duh! And although I’m still very leery of the SNL writers and producer Lorne Michaels, they were wise to give GaGa the floor in 2 sketches, the digital short, and 2 off-the-wall musical performances. I’ve said the Nicki Minaj takeover of Jesse Eisenberg’s episode was my favorite of the season, I take it back! Let’s review in order, shall we?
First up, Timberlake reprised his “take it on down to (insert service)-ville!” sketch, this time promoting a liquor store in favor of Kristen Wiig’s “teabagging” place and then who shows up? (unfortunately, the clip has not been posted to Hulu) moving on.
The Digital Short up next…Andy Samberg and Timberlake reprise their “Dick in a Box” and “Motherlover” characters for “3-Way (The Golden Rule)”…more GAGA!
Oh, and I almost forgot, in the first commercial break, a new Google Chrome spot premiered, starring GaGa and her scores of Little Monsters–very cool!
Up next, first musical performance…a little “Edge of Glory” with GaGa playing a lego-like 3D piano, then breaking into “Judas”…sweet!
I thought we probably wouldn’t see GaGa anymore until her last performance, WRONG!…she challenged JT in a celebrity edition of “What’s That Name?”
Hilarious!…and finally, GaGa brought back her egg from the Grammys for a little different interpretation of “Born This Way”…a head scratcher…I hope my sister wasn’t watching.
So awesome, I pray the stores aren’t sold out tomorrow…because I don’t get off work until 4p…GAGA!