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Rob Cesternino and Rich Tackenberg review the latest Saturday Night Live hosted by Jim Carrey with musical guest Iggy Izalea from Saturday, October 25, 2014
Rob Cesternino is joined by SNL expert Rich Tackenberg to break down the October 25, 2014 episode hosted by Jim Carrey with musical guest Iggy Azalea!
Rob and Rich start the show by discussing potential SNL Halloween costumes. Rich thinks he would go as Drunk Uncle, while Rob would either go as Stefon (though it might feel outdated) or Sexy Jebediah Atkinson. From there, Rob and Rich discuss the cold open and Jim Carrey’s monologue, with Rich breaking out his Aunt Linda grading scale to give both a “hoo boy”. Rob agreed, saying that there’s never a worse way to start an episode of SNL than with the words “next on CSPAN…” Both were also left fairly cold by Carrey’s “Hellvis” monologue, though Rich liked Bobby Moynihan’s role in it.
The guys were much more fond of the Lincoln commercial parodies. They found the recurring segments funny, though Rob thought Carrey’s impression of Matthew McConaughey was terrible and Rich couldn’t believe that Kenan Thompson was supposed to be playing Dennis Haysbert. They also enjoyed the Carrey Family Reunion sketch, with Rich appreciating the show for following his rule of cameos with the Jeff Daniels appearance. Rich really liked the “Paul and Phil” sketch early on, but felt that it got repetitive very quickly.
Other topics discussed include a check-in on the state of Weekend Update, the pros and cons of the “Chandelier” sketch, and the addition of Leslie Jones to the cast as a featured player. Plus, Rich offers insights into the interpersonal dynamics of the cast by examining the goodnights.