Julia Louis-Dryfus is an SNL pro, having been part of the cast in the early 80s and hosting 3 times over the last 3 decades. The show can be great or mediocre from week to week, depending on the host and musical guest, as we all know by now. I always say, the structure is so familiar; cold open, monologue, commercial parody, sketch, sketch, musical guest, Weekend Update, etc, that we could all direct the show in a pinch. But Dryfus is SUCH a pro (9 seasons on the best sitcom ever, plus starring in the current best comedy on TV, Veep, doesn’t hurt) that the show screamed along with confidence with her as host. Musical guest, Nick Jonas got a couple of sexy cameos too as the “hot guy”.
But the pre-recorded commercial parodies were the best like, Heroin AM (by the makers of Cocaine PM), the new battery-powered AA Mercedes and the pitch-perfect religious freedom movie trailer for God is a Boob Man. Watch.