Edward Norton hosted Saturday Night Live for the first time last night. The episode had some great moments, starting with the cold-open, which took a jab at Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and the glitchy healthcare enrollment website. This was followed up by Norton’s opening monologue, which included a few celebrity guest appearances. And those were just some of the highlights. We also have the Wes Anderson horror spoof, and a weird but funny Halloween sketch.
First up, we have Kate McKinnon playing Kathleen Sebelius as she attempts to address the American public on the glitches they’ve been having with the healthcare website. Have you tried rebooting your computer?
And then there’s Edward Norton’s opening monologue, which comes complete with an appearance by SNL veteran host Alec Baldwin, and a drop-in from Miley Cyrus.
The women joined forces for an Autumn’s Eve parody commercial that was kind of douchy if you ask me…
But one of the real highlights of the episode was this take on Wes Anderson movies. If Anderson did a horror film, it’d be called The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders, starring Owen Wilson (or starring Edward Norton as Owen Wilson):
Enjoy the moves and facial expressions in this Ruth’s Chris sketch, which has a bunch of virgin waiters talking enthusiastically about how they’d do it… when they do it…
And then there’s Edward Norton discussing what he has in store for trick or treaters this year. It’s weird, but in that good John Malkovich Night before Christmas reading kind of way…
You can watch the the full episode of last night’s Saturday Night Live here.