We were definitely excited when we learned earlier this month that Mick Jagger would be hosting this year’s season finale of Saturday Night Live; as Judy Berman wrote at the time, “even if his acting skills aren’t up to snuff, you’d better believe that a man who’s been fronting one of the biggest rock bands in the world for half a century knows a thing or two about improv.” Now that we’ve had a chance to look at the first promos for the episode, we’re not really sure what to expect. It’s not Mick’s fault really; it just seems like Kristen Wiig doesn’t really know how to interact with him — like he’s her boyfriend’s wacky old dad, who she’s been tasked with trying to entertain for a few minutes. (On a side note: With that hair, he kind of looks like he could be her dad.) While we’ll admit that we found that bit at the :30 mark about sex and drugs pretty funny, we were underwhelmed by the spots as a whole, which is never a good sign. If Lorne Michaels was set on booking a rock icon for hosting duties, why couldn’t he have gone with David Bowie instead? Sigh. Watch and let us know what you think the comments.
[via Pop Culture Brain]