Monday, October 27, 2008
Will Ferrell Returns to SNL
SNL is gaining more media attention than ever before for their political portrayals. Sure, maybe some single episodes in their past gained much attention and was discusseed for weeks, even years after its airing. But, they have never held onto the public's eye and scrutiny for this long consecutively. They really have something going for them.
Since there is this new heightened eye on them, they have been calling back stellar cast members that had long retired, i.e. Tina Fey, Will Ferrell, Maya Rudolph, Chris Parnell, Bill Murray. These are also big signs that something good and special is happening at 30 Rock.
Will Ferrell's portrayal of President Bush last Thursday night, for the weekend update special, was impeccable, as it was when he used to do it regularly when he was a cast member. He is so multi-talented, and he does a great Bush impression. Many people try to do it, but only some can really get it down. He's really the only SNL cast member that does an effective job at it.
Watch the video clip here.
I think it's a really big deal when you can get two of the most talented comedic artists on stage together like this, when they don't even work for the same show. They aren't even performing live on Saturday either--it's the Thursday night special! Good for SNL, and good for these cast members who don't forget where they made it.
So, what do you think of last Thursday's performance with Will Ferrell, Tina Fey, and Darryl Hammond?