Will Ferrell Hosted "Saturday Night Live" Had an Outstanding First Half, But the Back Half Needed More Cowbell

By Dustin Rowles | TV | May 13, 2012 | Comments ()

By Dustin Rowles | TV | May 13, 2012 |

Ferrell's Monologue was a speech to his actual mother, which was more sweet than funny.

I'm still trying to wrap my head around what was funny about the Nasaflu Commercial, but that last bit was kind of amusing.

Will Forte returned for another edition of ESPN Classic with Jason Sudeikis, and this recurring skit always kills.

The 100th Digital Short was basically a medley of many of the best Digital Shorts, wrapped around a dick-sucking song. Jon Hamm, Natalie Portman, and Justin Timberlake brought the house down with what might end up being "SNL's" final Digital Short, if Samberg leaves at the end of the season, as is rumored.

Weekend Update was down right fantastic last night, as Meyers had a lot of news to work with, Liam Neeson's cameo in "Get in the Cage" was great, and Meyer's "Really?" segment on the Time magazine cover was funnier than it had any right to be.

The back half of the show really isn't worth revisiting, and I was sad not to see Ferrell bring back his Alex Trebek or his Harry Carey, but there was a dress rehearsal skit, Grady Wilson's Wild N' Hawaii, that was cut from the show that you might want to check out.

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