Maybe, just maybe, the writers at Saturday Night Live have been saving their really good stuff for December 13th. That’s when Martin Freeman is hosting, and it’s the first host since Chris Pratt that I’ve been genuinely excited for. Think about it:
1.) He can sing. So when they do the inevitable musical number (please not during the monolog), it will go fairly well. Singing at 4:53, but the whole thing is amazing.
2.) Possible cameos. Yes, Recently Engaged Cumberbatch is a clear choice. But remember, Freeman is promoting The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies meaning we’ve got options. Ian McKellen, Lee Pace, Luke Evans, Richard Armitage. Or mix it up old school with the Lord of the Rings cast members. I would really love to see Merry, Pip and Bilbo argue about who looks more like a hobbit in real life. Or bring on John Krasinski to have a Tim v. Jim Office Face Off. It’s a deep well, folks.
3.) The whisper. You know. His whisper. His ability to be completely heartbreaking just by lowering his voice. “Just for me.” “My courage.” But what if he were whispering “I’ll have the tuna fish”? Or “Can you hand me a deposit slip?” I like to image Martin Freeman employing his whisper several times during the course of a normal day, and, by god, I want to see it acted out.
At the very least, Freeman won’t be able to be the worst thing this season has produced. Sorry, Chris Rock. Also James Franco and Amy Adams will host in December, but you think I care about that?
No. No, I do not.
Source: The Wrap