The last time Zach Galifianakis hosted "Saturday Night Live," he shaved his beard for the show's final sketch. This time around, he got a Mr. T haircut during the final commercial break (watch backstage video below). I pity the fool who sat through both of Jessie J's performances.
As for the rest of the episode, this is going to shock you: there were some memorable laughs and also some terrible sketches. That has never happened before, except for every week for the last 30 years. I've got the applicable videos below. And yes, they're Hulu videos. Sorry, non-Americans. Please send your hate mail to Hulu.
First, as promised:
This was outstanding, and unfortunately the video cuts off before the big finish: Galifianakis lip-synching to "Tomorrow" from Annie. You can watch it here while it lasts, or just enjoy it in GIF form.
I thought this could've been a little bit tighter, but it hit some high notes and -- most importantly -- WASN'T A COLD OPEN ABOUT POLITICS. We need to applaud "SNL" every time they don't open with a fake C-SPAN clip.
Awwww, Zach plus little kids. This probably could have been the entire show.
I really enjoyed this concept, and I'll say something that I rarely say: Bobby Moynihan made me laugh.
I liked this one because I hate fat children and bitchy moms.
This is the sort of borderline sketch that's a dud with a lesser host but works because of Galifiankis's comic chops. But no one on the planet could have made the Canadian entertainment show funny.