With this week’s episode we conclude the epic and delightful conversation I’ve been having with Dr. Elizabeth Kennan-Penagos, author of Rebel Girls. This time around we talk more music, including Bratmobile, Sleater-Kinney and even Taylor Swift! Enjoy!
Anyone else see this Sony Cyber-shot commercial starring Taylor Swift? Aside from being a pretty rad-looking camera (panoramic’s back Jack!) the commercial also briefly features the Ecto-1, the Wheel of Fortune and…a bear being pulled in a cart? Anyone recognize him? He’s in the bottom left of the image.
I didn’t necessarily get the cold open because I don’t follow politics, actually that sketch is how I found out who won the damned race for New Jersey of which I was inundated with stupid political ads. Anyway, from there it was pretty good including Swift’s songologue and just the right amount of Kayne jokes. The highlight had to be this Twilight parody called Firelight starring Frankensteins.
We were also treated to two of my favorite recurring characters form this cast, Kristen Wiig’s Penelope and Keenan Thompson’s prisoner from Scared Straight.
Overall, I had a lot of fun with the episode, Weekend Update had me laughing pretty hard at this Sarah McLachlan bit that makes fun of those ridiculously sad dog commercials she does. If you’ve seen them, you know what I mean.
One thing I was a bit surprised by was how much Andy Samberg was in this episode. It seemed like he had taken a bit of a back seat lately, but he was in nearly every skit it seemed like, which is always good.