'Saturday Night Live' Recap: Melissa McCarthy Trips in Heels, Likes to Eat Pizza [Video]
After several weeks off, "Saturday Night Live" returned with a breath of fresh spring air in the form of host Melissa McCarthy. The comedy superstar showed off a complete bag of hilarious tricks, and we're already hoping she comes back soon (hey, that Five-Timers Club could use a few more women).
In fact, she was so good that almost every sketch last night was funny; the only one that fell flat was the cold open, which she wasn't in. McCarthy kicked things off using her gift for physical comedy, as she came out on the stage teetering in ridiculously high heels.
She needed the help of a musician's chair to scootch close to the laughing audience, but ended up losing her balance and sinking down to her stomach while cast member Taran Killam came out to sing a "Second Time" song (she first hosted back in 2011). A little breathless and still wobbly, McCarthy tried to keep the monologue going, but when Killam nudged her during another verse of the song, she fell flat on her face.
From there, the evening just got better. Here's a rundown of the best and (one) worst sketches:
BEST CAMEO: Peter Dinklage in "Weekend Update"
Bobby Moynihan's Drunk Uncle is already one of our favorite "Weekend Update" characters. Add Dinklage as his friend, "Peter Drunklage," and you get one dynamic drunk duo. The "Game of Thrones" star really does play soused very well. "You know what's in my Tumblr?" he slurs. "Regret." And their "Marco? Rubio!" bit cracked us up. This just begs the question: When is Dinklage going to host "SNL"?
BEST: "Honey Baked Ham Bake-Off"
McCarthy is a fervent and eager bake-off contestant who hopes to finally win that first-place ribbon. Jean takes the judges' notes to work on her presentation very seriously, and busts out a dance routine (including two backup dancers dressed as pigs) to "Push It" and "U Can't Touch This." Sadly, this video isn't available online.
RUNNER-UP: "Outside the Lines"
Disgraced Rutgers basketball coach Mike Rice is a puppy next to Middle Delaware State coach Sheila Kelly, who shoves her players, shoots T-shirt guns at them, and even forces them to serve her dinner. We nearly did a spit take when her menacing head pops up as her assistant coach does an interview.
ALSO AWESOME: "Pizza Business"