SNL Season 33 Episode 11 Recap

NPH + SNL = the best episode of SNL so far this season! Almost every sketch was fantastic, and the ones that were mediocre were better than the entire Tim McGraw episode combined.

By far, the standout moment for me was the Digital Short featuring an orchestral rendition of the Doogie Howser, MD theme song. From the opening keystrokes by NPH to his single tear shed at the very end, this has become one of my fave SNL sketches of all time! In case you haven’t seen it, check out the
CLIP. (Click HERE if you’re in Canada.)

I also really got a chuckle from the Save Broadway sketch. I know a lot of people weren’t happy with it, knocking Broadway when it’s down, but how could you not laugh at it? I couldn’t help but giggle at NPH as Mark from Rent, considering this is a role he actually played on Broadway. I also thought Jason Sudeikis was quite funny as The Phantom of the Opera, and Taylor Swift was a hoot as badass Annie.

I wasn’t too crazy about the Penelope sketch. I’m just not a fan of that character, although I know she’s popular with a lot of viewers. It was funny, though, when Neil Patrick Harris’ character mocks Penelope, and Liza Minnelli making an appearance at the end of it.

I thought the Today Show sketch had some funny moments, especially once NPH as an aerobics instructor to the stars tries to get Kristen Wiig’s Kathie Lee Gifford and Michaela Watkins’ Hoda Kotb exercising.

It was great that Abby Elliott finally got to take the spotlight; she did a great job as Rachel Maddow in the opening sketch and Jamie Lynn Spears in Two First Names.

So what do you think of this episode of SNL? Which sketch was your fave?