Even one of Arnold’s campaign buses was named “Total Recall”.
I thought the show was better than last week and better than most that I’ve seen for the past season or two. And although I was not looking forward to Justin Timberlake as host or musical guest, I have to admit the guy impressed me with his energy and willingness to get into the spirit of things. The Punk’d and Jessica Simpson sketches were both fun takes on easy targets. The writing seems like they put extra effort into tailoring material to his strengths.
As for his music, just how much time has he spent listening to old Stevie Wonder albums?
I still think that Weekend Update is losing steam however. The jokes just lack the punch they need, and seem to get most of their lughs currently from Tina and Jimmy’s delivery.
The opening Hardball sketch was okay, even if they still soften and dumb down the political humor more than I like. Yeah yeah Karl Rove is the Evil Overlord, tee hee, that’s original, how about expanding on that idea? Ann Coulter is nutty and funny enough without having her turn into a spoiled child in the sketch, then sudden turn into a media whore at the end. They could have played her brand of lunacy/liberal baiting/traitor naming for laughs just by having her whine for more camera time from Matthews and then call him a traitor when he didn’t give it to her. Or have her expanding her traitor list to include anyone but her, even her own parents for daring to have other children (if they did) since it took time away from molding her into the superpatriot she thinks she is. Or calling Bush a traitor for not nuking Iraq already.