Best and Worst 'Saturday Night Live' Sketches: Jamie Foxx
After a three-week break, "Saturday Night Live" returned with host Jamie Foxx.
We were excited to see what Foxx, who got his start doing sketch comedy on "In Living Color," would bring to the table.
Foxx didn't disappoint; he was his usual brash, assured, dynamic self. Too bad most of the other sketches didn't pass muster.
Best Sight Gag: Jamie Foxx as a Ding Dong on Weekend Update
Sometimes, you laugh because a joke is clever and witty. Sometimes, you laugh because someone looks silly. Even Jamie Foxx couldn't stop himself from cracking up.
Dullest Sketch: Cold Open
The cold open set the evening's dull tone. President Obama comforted a pathetic John Boehner, who's being bullied by Congress. Jay Pharaoh's and Bill Hader's impersonations were good, but it was pretty much a one-joke sketch -- a pantless Boehner got pushed into the ladies' room, had rotten eggs thrown at him, etc. It's not a promising sign when the audience is dead silent at the top of the show.
Enjoyable: Jamie Foxx's Monologue
Foxx's monologue was a bit Chris Rock and a bit '90s -- "How black is that?!" -- but he still showed what a crackling performer he can be. Plus, 2 Chainz joined him. Everything's better with 2 Chainz.
Best: Dylan McDermott or Dermot Mulroney