Did anyone else waste a good 90 minutes (or 60 minutes, DVR style) on SNL this weekend? I hope not. It was abysmal.
It started out so well, Ryan Phillippe aside, with a smattering of newer characters making an appearance. The Target Lady. DeAndre "What Up With That" Cole. But then it took a downturn with Andy Samburg. He's just not funny to me.
Guess why Ryan P. was the host. Just guess. He's in the new movie out soon called MacGruber. This is (was?) a semi-funny 90-second skit that should in no way or form have been turned into a feature length film. Reese gets an Oscar, and Ryan takes this role? What's up with THAT?
Then we have "musical" guest Ke$ha. That's right. There's a dollar sign in her name. Is she a rapper? No...although she probably fancies herself one. And her name is not pronounced "Kee-sha." No. It's similar to ketchup. I had a link to a YouTube clip, but why waste the bandwidth?
Note to Kesha: The world already has one Lady Gaga. Give it up. And quit going mini-cougar on that shaggy Justin Bieber kid.
What is the deal with SNL? Back in the day, it used to be consistently funny. Then, with recent seasons, there are high points. (See also: Taylor Swift and Paul Rudd.) Then it's just terrible for weeks at a time. I say bring on the Betty White episode on May 8.
And to add insult to pop culture injury, I was in Sephora the other day, and I overheard a customer asking what the best-selling perfume is. The reply: This month it's Kim Kardashian. I definitely rolled my eyes at that one. People will buy anything for any reason. Or sometimes no reason at all.