By now, I've gotten used to being on the opposite side of public opinion with regard to Saturday Night Live. I always thought Kevin Nealon was a way better Weekend Update host than Norm McDonald (and got a neverending barrage of crap for it), and every time I hear that the show is finally dead, I inevitably end up watching the show and ticking off a good half dozen things I like about it. But this is just weird: after watching this past week's SNL episode with Christopher Walken and fast-forwarding through pretty much every sketch (save for the Laser Cats and Update), I concluded that it was probably the worst episode of the season. Nothing catastrophic, but a definite misfire.
So why is Best Week Ever trying to freak me out by calling it the best episode of the season? Yes, the googly-eyed plants were pretty funny, and you know I love Kristen Wiig, but I'd have taken the Target lady (or for God's sake Amy's Aunt Linda reviewing movies! Where has she been??) over the permanently surprised lady. Weirder still, BWE calls the Jonah Hill episode the season's worst. Dude, I loved that one! With the "I'm six!" guy and "What's Your Situation?" and Wiig playing Suze Orman (which is the only clip from that episode that isn't on Hulu, god damn it)? How does a blog I enjoy so much arrive at such bizarre conclusions?? When will the universe recognize the unfailing correctness of my opinions??