The Megan Fox SNL season premiere had an f bomb, but not much else. The Megan Fox SNL episode seemed to be filled with leftovers that didn’t make the Thursday Night show. Megan Fox’s SNL debut itself was just fine, though SNL didn’t give her a whole lot to do. The SNL f bomb late in the show was probably the most noteworthy thing that happened, though Megan Fox wasn’t the one that dropped it.
Before the f bomb, the Megan Fox SNL season premiere had a fair share of bombs. Fred Armisen had not one, but two unfunny bits in the first half hour, as Muammer Gaddafi in the cold opening, and as an ugly but cheap Russian wife for sale. Megan Fox spoofed the online craze for her naked pictures in her monologue, by believing that all the fake nude photos were true – even one where her body was on a horse.
Fox did two odd SNL digital shorts – one with Will Forte as a creepy date, and another where guys were posing as Transformers Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, with Bumblebee played by boyfriend Brian Austin Green. She did get some laughs when her and Kristen Wiig played weird airline waitresses who casually told everyone the plane was going down.
The Megan Fox SNL episode was mainly highlighted by a mistake from a newcomer, however. New cast member Jenny Slate seemed to drop the f bomb in a “Biker Chick Chat” sketch where everyone said “friggin” over and over. So naturally, Slate slipped up by using the f bomb instead early on – though Fox, to her credit, didn’t slip up in her ‘friggin’
An SNL f bomb is nothing new, as it has happened several times before, notably by Charles Rocket and Norm MacDonald on Weekend Update. Using an f bomb on one’s first show is a difficult way to start Slate’s time on the show, though.
But the SNL f bomb did bring some gossip to an otherwise lackluster premiere. It wasn’t entirely because Megan Fox was the SNL host, but more due to a lack of good ideas. The show used most of its good ones in its first two Thursday specials, it seemed like.
Season premiere episodes of SNL have tended to be letdowns recently, with inexperienced opening hosts like LeBron James and Michael Phelps. But in those times, they had at least one big sketch – like Tina Fey debuting her Sarah Palin caricature last year – or a notable digital short to overshadow the rest of the episode. In this case, Megan Fox’s show was overshadowed by the latest SNL f bomb, and three U2 performances.
The show looks to get back on track next week with another Thursday night show, and a Saturday night one with Ryan Reynolds and Lady Gaga.
NBC.com- “Saturday Night Live – All Videos – Newest” www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/
Entertainment Weekly- “Saturday Night Live goes really live: The f-bomb used by mistake” watching-tv.ew.com/2009/09/27/saturday-night-live-f-bomb-used/