Christina Applegate hosted last night's episode of Saturday Night Live, marking her second go-round at the job. As she pointed out in her opening monologue, the last time she hosted the NBC sketch comedy series was back in 1993. She was part of the sketch that introduced Chris Farley's motivational speaker character Matt Foley to pop culture. While I'm not sure this time around featured any sketches that had that kind of memorable staying power, Applegate was great and there were a few winners in the bunch.
The "Californians" returned last night with a new installment, and I'll admit, I'm not a fan of this sketch (even when Kristen Wiig was in it). It feels like a joke I'm not in on and always seems to go on for longer than necessary. So, while some may appreciate that one among the highlights, the winning sketch of the night was the "Tech Talk" sketch, which had three "bloggers" from known tech websites complaining about the iPhone 5 and then being confronted by three Chinese laborers who put their complaints into perspective. That one was funny all the way through. The Give Us All Our Daughters Back trailer is also good for a laugh.
The episode began with a parody of the Vice Presidential Debate, which you'll find below. The rest of the sketches and musical guest Passion Pit's performances follow. Missing from the group was the mermaid sketch, which I'm guessing had to do with the music featured in it. Too bad, as that one was surprisingly funny.
Vice Presidential Debate Cold Open
Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan get heated during the 2012 vice presidential debate.
Gillette Masters of Style
Gillette wants you always looking your best, even if you're the worst.
The Californians: Wedding
Wedding planning becomes dicey when Stuart learns several unsettling pieces of news about his fiancé.
Tech Talk: iPhone 5
On this episode of Tech Talk, a panel of experts reviews the flaws of the new iPhone 5 until more unexpected guests show up.
If you enjoyed films like "Taken" and "The Expendables" then you'll want to rush to theaters to see "Give Us All Our Daughters Back."
Passion Pit: Take A Walk
Musical guest Passion Pit performs their song "Take A Walk."
Weekend Update Favorites 10/13/12
Weekend Update anchor Seth Meyer brings you the latest headlines, including reaction from the 2012 vice presidential debate.
Weekend Update: Arianna Huffington on Martha Raddatz
Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington stops by to talk about Martha Raddatz's performance as the vice presidential debate moderator.
Weekend Update: Jean K Jean on Lance Armstrong
Seth asks French comedian Jean K Jean about his country's response to the recent allegations of Lance Armstrong's doping ring.
Principal Frye: Hell-oween Bash
Principal Frye and the librarian take exception with some of the students' behavior and costumes at the school's Halloween ball to promote literacy.
Passion Pit: Carried Away
Musical guest Passion Pit performs "Carried Away."
Students have a hard time understanding a dance studio choreographer Fosse dance lessons.