Last night, SNL brought some serious nostalgia and star-power when Paul Rudd hosted with musical guest One Direction!
Following NBC’s massively successful The Sound of Music Live featuring Carrie Underwood, SNL spoofed it with “The Sound of Music Live & Condensed,” and featured a surprise appearance by Kristen Wiig as her now classic character Dooneese! The sketch ended with another surprise appearance by SNL alum Fred Armisen reprising his Lawrence Welk spoof! Check out the hilarious sketch which also features current cast members Kate McKinnon and Taran Killam as Maria and Captain Von Trapp!
If the cold open weren’t exciting enough for SNL fans, Paul Rudd came out with One Direction during his opening monologue. Paul wasn’t to be uptstaged by another musical guest and brings on his own “man band” which features his Anchorman 2 cast Steve Carrell, David Koechner and SNL alum Will Ferrell. Paul affectionately names the guys on the stage Nine Direction as they sing the song “Afternoon Delight.” Video is not currently available.
Of course One Direction took the stage singing their hit song “Story Of My Life” from their latest No.1 album, Midnight Memories. Check out that performance below:
Taran Killam reprised his new role as critic Jebidiah Atkinson, who this time around is reviewing classic Christmas specials. He had a lot to say on Weekend Update, including his thoughts on how Snoopy should probably just die! Check out his appearance below:
In another sketch, Paul Rudd plays a new and improved Santa who had recently lost a ton of weight and got a new girlfriend to the dismay to his elves. Check out the healthier and more improved Santa below:
One Direction took the stage again to perform “Through The Dark” from Midnight Memories. Check out their performance here:
Will Ferrell and David Koechner returned in the final sketch of the night which also included Paul Rudd and Taran Killam as a group of men drinking and praising a local businessman Bill Brasky. Check out the somewhat odd sketch below:
Next week John Goodman will host Saturday Night Live with musical guest Kings of Leon. Check out SNL’s official tumblr for more Saturday Night Live goodies!
What did you think of tonight’s SNL episode with Paul Rudd and One Direction?