Alec Baldwin/ Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers On SNL Finale:Saturday Night Live Season 35 Episode 22


SNL/Saturday Night Live season finale/Season 35, Episode 22 aired this weekend with Alec Baldwin as host and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers as musical guest.This was the 15th time that Baldwin took over the show,so did he do better than last time?
Let us find out, here is a recap of the episode.

Cold Open: A message from BP :

It was a pretty decent cold open where Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader and Fred Armisen played oil executives who are desperately looking for ways to end the current oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico using ideas proposed by their kids.Best lines from this sketch: “Now, you might ask ‘how could that possibly work?’ …. ” and “Then we tried something involving a giant tube. This plan was dear to my heart because it was a suggestion of my five-year-old daughter.”

Monologue: Alec Baldwin :

It was a really good monologue thanks to the hilarious cameo by Steve Martin,the commencement speech and the bit about a certain actor who had messy divorce to a “complicated but beautiful” star- he was talking about Charlie Sheen.
Best line:“I’m not one of those people who loves to hear the sound of their own voice. I don’t have to, because so many other people love to hear the sound of my voice. It’s an incredible voice.”

SNL Digital Short: A Wonderful Day:

It was not the most original skit we have seen from Andy Samberg but it was a pretty decent piece on a crackhead who went mad.

Arizona Evenings:

In all honesty this was the worst skit of the night ,we hope Starfish the script supervisor retires.

Hudson Valley Swim Team:

This was an excellent skit where Baldwin was the greatest/meanest swim coach ever.
He was simply hilarious as he explained how annoyed was at his losing team and gave out the cheap trophies.
Best line:“The kid has two things in common with Greg Louganis: He hit his head on the diving board, and I’ll let you figure out the second one.”

Bedelia’s Birthday:

This was just awful,where the role were reverse (a little girl was clinging to her mother last time) and just like the previous time it was terrible.
Best line:“You know the book 1776? He’s read it.”

Sally Field and Preniva:

Abby Elliott did a pretty good as Sally Field as she mocked the Boniva ads that talked about the idea that women should see themselves as weak and fragile.
Best line:“Boniva won’t solve all your problems. You’ll always be a woman.”

Grady Wilson’s Intimate & International:

Who ever thought that it would have been a good idea to have Kenan Thompson acting out ridiculous sex positions in his boxers with Alec Baldwin dressed as a curly-haired Greek guy -thought wrong.
This skit is getting old and boring.

Musical Guest: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers:

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers performed I Should Have Known It and Jefferson Jericho Blues from their upcoming album Mojo on SNL and it was terrible.

The guitar buried the vocals which were too low to start with. An the end the Petty sounded weak and boring.

Weekend Update:

Having Tina Fey and Amy Poehler participate in Weekend Update last week made us realize that Seth should not be doing this job alone.

Snooki and her Cinderella story was pretty hilarious,while the Garth and Kat segment (played by Kristen Wiig and Fred Armisen) was pointless.

Speaking of pointless having Bill Hader’s guide to NYC as Stefon talked about DJ Baby Bok Choy and his little ravioli hands is not that funny.

Gram Lampton’s Timecrowave:

This one the very best sketches of the night – absurdity never looked so good.


Jenny Slate did a fine job playing the hooker who got screwed by a freak who plays with emotions.

Scout Sniper School:

There was nothing funny about this last sketch where Baldwin was uncomfortably close to one of the guys.

So last night’s episode was semi-entertaining but then again it was predictable. We will have to say that SNL ended on a bad note, hopefully they will come back with some better materials in the fall.

What are your thoughts on the episode?

That’s all we have for now on Saturday Night Live season finale.

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