Maybe Jonah Hill just got lucky. If his most recent turn as Saturday Night Live host had been during any other week than the post-Lindsay Lohan debacle he might be catching far more heat for last night’s rocky episode. Then again, even in comparison to Lohan’s episode, which had unfairly high expectations to begin with, Hill likely still wouldn’t rank as one of the season’s worst. (Anna Faris and Charles Barkley still have, er, bragging rights to that.)
That’s not to say it will even come close to a season best. The episode, through no fault of Hill’s, got off to a rough start when they squandered Taran Killam’s talents by having him loudly play Rush Limbaugh for a baffling opener. Wasting the opportunity to really lay into Limbaugh regarding his controversial statements about Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, SNL instead opted to make rape jokes (didn’t they learn from last week’s disastrous ‘Scared Straight’ bit?) and repeatedly list absurd fictitious sponsors. SNL probably should have taken a cue from The Daily Show and not go so easy on the guy.
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