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The Cookie Monster Abides

By Dustin Rowles | TV | December 19, 2010 |

By Dustin Rowles | TV | December 19, 2010 |

Wasn’t a lot of Jeff Bridges in the episode hosted by Jeff Bridges, but that’s not a terrible thing, here, as it saved Bridges from the humiliation of appearing in some really awful skits. Here’s the highlights:

The Jeff Bridges Monologue

The Dude plus The Cookie Monster. Come on? It doesn’t matter how bad the rest of the show is (and it’s pretty bad), the Cookie Monster singing with Jeff Bridges just made the episode worth watching (unless you’re just reading this post, in which case: Just watch the monologue and the Digital Short).

A Message from Mark Zuckerberg

Another Julian Assange skit. Hader is great, but the writing is thin.

Miley Cyrus Show

Besides Stefon, this is probably the biggest recurring skit of the year. Great Cyrus impression, but that’s sort of my problem with the skit: No desire to see Miley Cyrus. Bridges playing Nick Nolte was novel, but not very funny.

The Digital Short

Akon. Jessica Alba. John McEnroe, and the absolute best Digital Short of the year. It’s catchy as hell, too. “I just had sex!”

Chrunkmas Karnival

Mayonnaise Fight! And the return of Ass Dan.

Weekend Update: Brad Pitt: Brad Pitt, channeling his 12 Monkeys/True Romance character as a weatherman? Decent.

Governor Patterson, Stefon, and Snooki Singing “O Christmas Tree

I think I’m going to watch the Cookie Monster monologue again.


Out of respect to Jeff Bridges, I refuse to include the clip.

Eminem and Lil’ Wayne

No clips available for the musical segments, but they were fandamntastic. I may be the whitest person in the world to love Lil Wayne, but that was the magic of (500) Days of Weezy.

Happy Holidays from the Kardashians

Funny because it’s short.

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