Seth asks Obama, "What are you doing?"

Bashi al-Assad's two best friends have mostly good things to say about him on Weekend Update. Mostly.

Ann Romney visits weekend update to talk about her husband's presidential campaign. Her hair looks great.

Burt and Blair Powers are two real estate agents who aren't happy with what's happening to their local advertisements.

Mumford & Sons perform "I Will Wait"

Mumford & Sons perform "Below My Feet"

Of the first two episodes of the season, I think this one comes out on top, but not by much. I'm willing to overlook the sketch that had Gordon-Levitt playing a girl (and relied almost entirely on that to be funny, which it barely was) in favor of some of the other funnier sketches, but this was an OK episode at best. Gordon-Levitt was funny, but I'm holding out hope that SNL is just taking a few episodes to really get warmed up. With Wiig and Samberg gone, the long-running sketch comedy series may be amidst a rebuilding period. I do think there's plenty of talent on the cast. It's just a matter of putting them to good use. So while I haven't been blown away by the series so far this season, we're only a couple of episodes in and I'm choosing to be optimistic for now.

Saturday Night Live airs Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

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