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Katy Perry, Just Quit While You're Way Behind

By Dustin Rowles | TV | September 26, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | TV | September 26, 2010 |

“Saturday Night Live” returned last night with a cold open lampooning Delaware Senator Christine O’Donnell, as well as Amy Poehler’s opening monologue, which included Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph, Rachel Dratch, and Jimmy Fallon, and Justin Timberlake. It was good to see “SNL,” at least being a little political, even if the O’Donnell skit (featuring Kristen Wiig) was lackluster and a huge excuse to say masturbate a lot.

Here’s last night’s monologue:

The Digital Short, where musical guest Katy Perry sang the theme song to a movie called Boogerman at an awards show was middling.

One of the few honestly good highlight was seeing David Patterson on Weekend Update.

The Lesbian Wedding at the Mosque at Ground Zero wasn’t that funny, but hey: At least “SNL” is trying to have a political bite.

I never get tired of Amy Poehler and Seth Meyer’s Really, and last night they deftly tackled “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

Finally, Katy Perry spoofed Elmo and “Sesame Street,” by wearing an Elmo shirt in a skit, this after her video was pulled from the network. Really, Katy Perry? Really? Aren’t there better and more appropriate targets than “Sesame Street,’ which refused to air your appearance because you were showing cleavage to three-year-olds? Honestly? Perspective, Katy. Perspective.

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