Splitsider: SNL Recap: Josh Brolin and the Beginning of the End
April 16, 2012 Leave a comment
For this Splitsider recap of last weekend’s SNL episode hosted by Josh Brolin, I address the rumors of Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, and Andy Samberg departing at the end of this season, and how this episode gave us a glimpse of what’s to come over the next few episodes.
“Could we be approaching the end of an era?
After recent rumors of Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis, and Andy Samberg leaving SNL at the end of this season, fans began to speculate about what the show would do without its three biggest stars, and which cast members would step up to fill their shoes. Last weekend’s episode seemed to reflect, perhaps subconsciously, this blend of nostalgia and looking forward: a musical cold open celebrating the end of a long and windy GOP primary season, the return of long-running sketches Laser Cats and Garth & Kat, and uncharacteristically frequent appearances by Taran Killam and Jay Pharoah.
With perhaps three new episodes left this season, I predict SNL will continue this trend and bring back a number of old Wiig, Sudeikis, and Samberg sketches in the coming weeks. This season has seen revivals of Wiig’s Target Lady, Sue, Mindy Alyce Grayson, Gilly, and Kat, and I wouldn’t be surprised if we also saw Penelope, Judy Grimes, Dooneese Merrill, Suze Orman, Nancy Pelosi, and Aunt Linda, not to mention Sudeikis’ Devil and Joe Biden, and Samberg’s Nicolas Cage, Mark Walberg, Lil’ Ronnie, and “Dick in a Box” duo guy, once more as well. And with any luck, maybe we’ll get to see Two A-holes and the Song Memories sketch one last time.”
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