Currently Caitlin: 40 years of sketch comedy

By: Caitlin Moynihan, Columnist

I’ll be the first to admit that over the weekend I was nervous that I wouldn’t have anything to write about for today. Sure, some minor things happened, like Andrew Garfield putting away his Spidey suit for good and how “Fifty Shades of Grey” made bank in the box office this weekend. Although these things can be important, I was ecstatic when I realized that “Saturday Night Live” 40th Anniversary was this weekend. What could be better than procrastinating on homework and studying for three and half hours to re-watch all of our favorite SNL moments? The answer is nothing. Nothing could have been better.

My Sunday started with me getting Towson Hot Bagels from OrderUp and ended with me laughing until I cried at the “Celebrity Jeopardy!” sketch. Find someone who had a better day than me, I dare you. I have to say that SNL 40 had one of the best red carpets I’ve seen. Not only did us mere peasants get a look into the lives of comedic geniuses, but there were also great interviews. Instead of focusing on who was wearing what, we got to hear from “SNL” legends about what it was really like to be a cast member and how intimidating, yet friendly, Lorne Michaels truly is. Although the joke is rehashed, I give them props for having Kanye steal the mic from them mid-interview.

Suddenly, it was show time, and I was pleasantly surprised to see Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake as the openers. Fallon and Timberlake are the ultimate friendship goals and even if you don’t like them separately, you love them together. The duo started the night off in the right way and then the audience was taken back in time as a montage of all of the most famous sketches and one-liners played. The show was sort of like watching a bunch of YouTube videos put together, but I definitely didn’t hate it. From Bradley Cooper making out with Betty White during the “Californians” sketch, to Kate McKinnon doing one of the best Justin Bieber impressions I have ever seen, the show did not disappoint. It was an incredible tribute to all the good “Saturday Night Live” has done over the past 40 years, while showcasing the talent each current cast member now has. I’m calling it now: In the year 2055, there will be an SNL 80 and I’m sure that we’ll all be watching.

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