Here it is, the second installment of “Lazy Sunday” which was basically the first Saturday Night Live digital short – well the first to go viral. (The real first ever digital short by SNL was Lettuce which aired on December 3, 2005.)
Andy Samberg (Young Sandwich) and Chris Parnell (Parns) return to the creatively named “Lazy Sunday 2.” It’s not the “Chronic-WHAT-cles of Narnia” anymore, but more of a drinking Mimosa’s and seeing Sister Act on Broadway sort of deal. LS2 stays true to the original in the way both actors continue to be avid theater goers as well as Magnolia Bakery lovers. Seven years ago the first “Lazy Sunday” was made, and it was the perfect night to play this digital short in honor of Kristen Wiig, who also has been on the show for the same number of years.
So what do you think? Is it as good as the first?
This article may be sounding like my personal ode to SNL, but let me just clear some things up…it is my personal ode to SNL!
Kristen Wiig has been a part of SNL for what seems like forever and last Saturday night was her last show. She was able to start it off as her strange character Doonese from “The Lawrence Welk Show.”
And with the episode being their 37th season finale, it was only right that Jon Hamm (who is quite the unofficial honorary SNL actor) make an appearance and play a part in the skit. Rather than beginning with the usual president’s column, SNL started out strong (no offense) and was able to focus on one of Wiigs popular characters. Hamm appeared as the Italian Johnny Prosciutto swooning the regular ladies of “The Welk Show.” Doonese who normally tries harder than the others by adding extra lyrics and funny gestures by waving her tiny-miniscule hands, didn’t really need to try that hard to get the affection of Hamm.
Speaking of those hands, Hamm really had a mouthful of them at the end of the skit!
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