Japanese cartoon character Zac Efron hosted “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, and it was strangely solid all the way through. There weren’t any skits that are going to be considered classics, but nothing was really weak, either. The writers gave Efron good material, Kristen Wiig was her usual awesome self, and SNL is doing this new thing where skits take weird left turns (like Bill Hader appearing as Eliot Spitzer at the end of “Cool Bar”), so even the unfunny stuff isn’t boring. Consider this my polite applause directed toward Rockefeller Center.
Above: Zac Efron addresses a graduating class in a very funny “High School Musical 4.” Below: The gay couple from New Jersey reacts to Vermont’s new gay-marriage law on Weekend Update. I wonder when I’m going to start thinking gay jokes aren’t funny. I’m guessing never.