While the glorious daylight savings time provided us all with an extra hour of sleep last night, it didn’t do much to make the evening any better for Charlie Day during last night’s Saturday Night Live. (Oh no, does this mean the Nightman has defeated Dayman once and for all?!)
It’s not to say that Day was a bad host, per se; he just unfortunately befell the same fate as countless other talented SNL hosts before him: Being underutilized and overshadowed. Besides, no one had a worse night on SNL than the Greeks or the Kardashians.
Then again, the ghost of Muammar Gaddafi (guess Fred Armisen wanted to revive the deceased Libyan dictator after all), who kicked off the episode, wasn’t doing too great either. Not only was he in hell, where the FreeCreditReport.com band puts on nightly shows, but he’d apparently lost all track of time. Armisen’s Gadaffi griped, “I got murdered pretty bad last week”, which was only half true. He got murdered pretty bad all right, but it was definitely longer than a week ago.
Which begged the question, was this opening skit really all that necessary? Was Armisen’s imitation of the outrageously controversial figure such a hit with fans that they couldn’t not do it? Wouldn’t something along the lines of a skit about Occupy Wall Street (which had only a single mention in Weekend Update) have felt fresher and funnier? Alas, for presumably his last time, Armisen’s Gadaffi announced live from New York, it was Saturday Night. See for yourself: READ FULL STORY »