'Saturday Night Live' Recap: Jim Carrey Hosts; Iggy Azalea Performs
Saturday Night Live this weekend featured Jim Carrey returning to host for the third time and "Fancy" singer Iggy Azalea as the musical guest.
Jay Pharoah played Barack Obama in Saturday Night Live’s Cold Open addressing the most recent Ebola case in New York, ISIS and the secret service. He then introduced the guy (Taran Killam), who is taking over apprising the public of Ebola – but has no actual medical expertise. During a Q&A, the reporters threw a ton of questions at him that he failed to answer with any clarity.
Jim Carrey’s Monologue
Carrey performed his monologue as Helvis – dressed in a red Elvis Presley suit, sideburns and Satanic horns. In character, Carrey then sang a song about Elvis Presley’s food preferences, which included peanut butter and banana sandwiches.
Throughout last night’s episode of Saturday Night Live, Carrey impersonated Matthew McConaughey and his Lincoln commercials. “You do it because you love it,” Carrey deadpanned in the first fake ad. “Or because you’re an Uber driver!”
The Carey Family Reunion
In the Carey Family Reunion, Carrey plays himself as a number of the SNL castmembers impersonated some of his best known characters. Beck Bennett was Ace Ventura and Vanessa Bayer spoke out of her butt. Cecily Strong played Fire Marshall Bill and Carey’s Dumb and Dumber costar Jeff Daniels stopped by to play Grandpa Lloyd.
Just about every member of the cast participated in the Haunted Graveyard sketch in which the graveyard’s spirits try to spook a couple of people passing through. Spirits Paul and Phil (Carrey and Killam) ruin the eerie song that the others were attempting to sing.
Weekend Update included a visit from the romantic comedy expert Daisy Rose (Bayer), who desperately hits on Michael Che. Drunk Uncle (Bobby Moynihan) also returns, but is less enamored with Che and wants Seth Meyers to return.
Another sketch with a Halloween theme featured Leslie Jones playing a paranormal skeptic named Rosa.
The Walking Dead
A zombie apocalypse-based sketch proved to be one of the worst of last night’s Saturday Night Live episode. The highlight was Carrey hitting newcomer Pete Davidson with a fake baseball bat.
Geoff’s Halloween Emporium
Strong and Bayer play two girls who get scared while browsing at a Halloween shop run by Carrey – who is possessed by a demon.
Iggy Azalea performed “Fancy” and “Black Widow.”