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Last Night on "Saturday Night Live," The Writers Hung Jennifer Lawrence Out to Dry

By Dustin Rowles | TV Reviews | January 20, 2013 | Comments ()

I laughed maybe twice at B-108 Morning Show, an obnoxious early morning FM talk show featuring a host (Lawrence) who's mad rhymes, to the frustration of her co-hosts, didnt actually rhyme.

The Starbucks Verismo ad was obvious, but semi-amusing, except for the fact that the writers behind it clearly don't go to the same kinds of Starbucks as the rest of us, because corporate though it is, the baristas at the Starbucks I go to are still more hipster-y than sassy black stereotype.

In the Hunger Games Press Conference, the two recurring jokes were how hungry the press members are and how short Peeta is. That's the best they could do?

Top Chef Dog -- a cooking contest featuring dogs -- should've been the sketch of the night, but it was weighed down by terrible puns.

Finally, the parody ad for a Hobbit trilogy that's been extended to 18 episodes had the same sense of humor you'd see in, say, email forwards from your uncle.

The night wasn't a complete loss, however. Seth Meyers delivered a few decent jokes during Weekend Update.

More importantly, The Lumineers were outstanding. I typically don't pay much attention to the musical guests, but I saw these guys open for Old Crow Medicine Show last year, and they blew me away (they joined Old Crow with a rousing encore of The Band's "The Night They Drove Ole Dixie Down" that disturbed the topsoil in three states).

Here's Hey Ho

and Stubborn Love.

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