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:
- Pleasantly surprised that the “Ooh Child” sketch is available to watch online. Normally music licensing issues prevent these types of sketches from being available on the internet.
- “Seeing Indiana Jones in an earring is like seeing Darth Vader in Uggs.” – Kat Williams/Jay Pharoah
- That cold open with an amazing Obama video and Liam Neeson.