After a disastrous show with January Jones last week, "SNL" has to turn it around right? With next week off you'd hope the writer's would save too many of their better bits. Surprise, surprise the show wasn't that bad tonight (OK, in comparison to previous years or even last year's stellar season), but that's mostly because of the energy of host Joseph Gordon-Levitt and the triumphant return of Andy Samberg and Keenan Thompson. You were missed gents. Glad to have you back.
Opening - C-Span Press Conference
We find President Obama (Fred Armisen) and the Chinese Prime Minister (Will Forte) in the middle of a press conference. After beginning to lecture his host country on human rights, the Prime Minister starts to eat away at Obama by bringing up that $800 billion they loaned us. He brings up everything from all the money we are spending in the bailout without creating any new jobs, cash for clunkers ("You're not gonna pay us back in clunkers are you?") and whether health care can really save people.
Bizarrely he asks, "Will you kiss me? I like to be kissed when someone is doing sex to me!"
He then walks close to Obama and bends over and, well, you get the idea.
Obama, "There is no need for that."
This goes on for quite a bit with the Chinese PM bending over at least three times for the same point.
Grade: C+. Great idea, but boy was it long and really not as funny as it should have been. Perhaps it hit too close to home? And anyone notice someone at "SNL" really has it out for Obama? It's becoming a continuing theme.