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SNL Highlights: Lena Dunham Spoofs SCANDAL, Taran Killam Nails McConaughey

Lena Dunham invaded Saturday Night Live this week, and I do mean invaded. Following in Lady Gaga‘s footsteps, she was in nearly every sketch on the night and many of them were distinctly in her voice and with her views at the core. This didn’t always result in funny sketches, like the dull and awkward Jewelry Party sketch and the horribly underused Jon Hamm appearance in the “What Are You Even Doing?” sketch. But, mixed in with the lackluster and annoying were quite a few solid moments.

Of course, Lena Dunham stripped down for her own take on the Adam & Eve storyline from the bible, the original GIRL. But as far as spoofs go, nothing topped the take down of Scandal. Thank goodness they finally brought in some diversity with Sasheer Zamata so they can take on Shonda Rhimes and other timely pop culture topics. Scandal stars the fabulous Kerry Washington as a fast-talking, fast-acting problem solver. 

Watch Lena Denham’s Scandal spoof:

Taran Killam is always solid, but his Matthew McConaughey impression is next level. I can’t even fully describe just why it’s so great. Watch his impression from Weekend Update here:

 

Other highlights:

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Kristal Bailey

Kristal Bailey

With a soft spot for movies that fall into the “So Bad They’re Good” category, Kristal Bailey regularly watches B-movies, 80s comedies, and sci-fi from the 50s and 60s. She also refuses to grow up if that means she has to hide her love for Disney and Pixar films.

In her free time, she enjoys reading graphic novels or books that are soon to be turned into movies, watching hours and hours of television, and spending way too much time on Twitter.