Gabourey Sidibe hosted “SNL” over the weekend, which gave her an opportunity, once and for all, to prove her naysayers wrong. To prove that she was more than just Precious. More than simply an overweight teenager with a nice smile and a modicum of charm in interviews. That she was an actress! And one with some comedic talent to go along with an ability to play a sexually-abused, pregnant and troubled adolescent with some real mommy issues?
Sadly, her naysayers were right.
Most accounts suggest that this weekend’s “SNL” was one of the worst of the year (that says a lot for an already subpar season), and Gabourey Sidibe couldn’t help but to pull a Horatio Sanz. She flubbed her lines. She burst into laughter. And she couldn’t put on an accent to save her life.
The Digital Short, “Cherry Battle” involved Sidibe and Andy Samberg’s spitting cherries into each other mouth. It was disgusting yet strangely entrancing.
The highlight of the night, fittingly, had nothing to do with Sidibe. It was writer John Mulaney’s thoughts on the terrible business model for the sale of Girl Scout cookies during “Weekend Update.”