‘Saturday Night Live’ re-watch: Save for Californians, Christina Applegate’s show disappoints

Saturday Night LiveChristina Applegate was a bit more of an under-the-radar hosting choice back when she first appeared on “Saturday Night Live” late last year, and her show ultimately turned out to be one of the most forgettable ones of the season.

However, what we have liked to do as of late is try and judge the show in repeats versus its original airing, and see if many of the sketches hold up. Therefore, we went back and watched most of them earlier in the day, and we can at least give Applegate’s show credit for one thing: producing skits that are a little bit more timeless. “The Californians” is a sketch that most people either love or hate, but we are still lucky enough to consider ourselves within the first camp as fans of anything absurd. It’s almost like watching a group of students trying to conceal that there is a frog in the teacher’s desk; sooner or later, you know that somebody is going to break and completely lose it.


The one surprise is that we actually appreciated the least-timeless sketch of the night (the cold open featuring the Vice-Presidential debate) more than we thought we would. Maybe it is because we did not get either Paul Ryan or Joe Biden thrust down our throat during campaign season, but Jason Sudeikis’ version of the veep delivers even more than his Mitt Romney ever did.

Sadly, we don’t really have much else in the way of positive things to say about the show. Applegate was a worthy choice for a host, but she seemed to get lost in the shuffle of the show, and there wasn’t a great deal of material to really ever help her out.

Was this your second time watching this “Saturday Night Live” episode; and if so, what did you think? If you want to read some more news about Justin Bieber’s upcoming hosting gig, you can do so over at the link here.

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