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‘Saturday Night Live’ tv recap: Jim Parsons host

Jim Parsons and Beck
Jim Parsons and Beck
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Air date March 2, 2014

Saturday Night Live’ delivered the comedy with first time host Jim Parsons at the helm. Parsons participated in various skits including a very funny performance as a 70’s serial killer. The comedic actor is well known and beloved for his character Dr. Sheldon Cooper on CBS’s ‘Big Bang Theory’, but his creepy appearance made you wonder if he could actually pull off playing a crazed killer in some Lifetime movie. Maybe that’s why in the introduction he let it be known he is NOT Sheldon Cooper. Parsons possessed an uncanny, but thinner, resemblance to Mark David Chapman (John Lennon’s killer.

Keenan Thompson had some of the funniest lines playing one of the most outspoken players who ever played in the NBA, Charles Barkley.

Taran Killam was also a hoot as cynical movie critic, Jebediah Atkinson, saying things like the person most bored with ‘HER’ was him (pointing to himself). He also expressed a dislike for an old Woody Allen flick ‘Annie Hall’ stating he’d rather let Allen watch his kids before he would view this movie again. The remark was met with snickering, giggles, loud gasps and bemoaning, but this did not deter the old sour film critic. He boldly followed through with another jab, this time at ‘Forrest Gump,’ stating that at least Captain Dan’s legs got to leave early in the movie.

Singer and multi-instrumentalist, Beck, served as the musical guest. Beck gave a stirring rendition of ‘Blue Moon’ with his last selection ‘Wave’ getting the full orchestra treatment. Beck is married to actor Giovanni Ribisi’s twin sister, actress Marissa Ribisi. The two are the proud parents of two children.

Saturday Night Live’ can be seen on Saturdays at 11:00 PM on NBC.