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SNL: Red Sox score laugh in 'Weekend Update'

Posted by Obnoxious Boston Fan  November 3, 2013 01:22 AM

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The Red Sox World Series title served as one of the best one-liners during this week's episode of "Saturday Night Live," which was hosted by the versatile and very funny Kerry Washington.

"The World Series ended on Wednesday when the St. Louis Cardinals were defeated by Mumford and Sons," reported Cecily Strong during "Weekend Update."

Shaquille O'Neal [Jay Phraroh] and Charles Barkey [Kenan Thompson] later stopped by the "Weekend Update" desk to talk about the new NBA season.

Viewers were tipped off in the cold opening that Washington would have to play many roles in the show, which mocked itself over the fact that it has no black female cast members this season. In that sketch, she appeared as both Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey.



The highlight of the night was a hilarious parody of "The Fox (What Does the Fox Say?)", the electronic dance hit and viral You Tube hit by the Norwegian comedy duo Ylvis.

"What Does My Girl Say?" featured Pharaoh as Washington's boy friend who gets into trouble thank to too many photos and messages on his phone.

"How's He Doing" tried to explain why President Obama's support among black voters has fallen to all-time low of 93.6 percent.

The question "Has there been a time in the past month that you wish you would have voted for Mitt Romney?" was greeted with some serious laughter before Thompson added "I always like to start with a joke."

The panelists in the sketch, played by Phraroh and Washington, said white people have unrealistically high expectations for the president. "It's like how while people actually like their mail man," Washington said. "What I wouldn't give to get a white person's mail for a day. Just a bunch of pre-approved credit cards and a Pottery Barn catalog."

Eminem was the musical guest.

Lady Gaga hosts and sings in two weeks.

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