'SNL' spoofs Brad Pitt, brings in big ratings
October 22nd, 2012
04:02 PM ET

'SNL' spoofs Brad Pitt, brings in big ratings

The original Chanel No. 5 commercial was funny enough, but "Saturday Night Live" of course had to join those mocking Brad Pitt's uber-serious shilling of the women's fragrance.

Taran Killam was the night's Brad Pitt lookalike, with shoulder-length locks and a scruffy beard. The "SNL" actor even matched Pitt's rambling tone as he droned on about journeys, the world turning and plans disappearing.

It all sounded very familiar, until Killam veered off:

"And then dreams wake up and smile at reality ... I'm sorry, is there really no script?" he cracked. "I've been talking to myself for, like, two hours straight and I'm starting to sound insane." And was it just him, he asked, "or do I look super homeless?"

The skit, in which Killam's version of Pitt also promoted Taco Bell and dog condoms, was part of an overall successful episode, which saw a season high Saturday night with a 5.4 overnight rating.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the last time "SNL" performed that well, Lindsay Lohan was hosting. THR attributes the uptick to interest in political comedy, and we're betting having Bruno Mars as host didn't hurt, either.

We're also interested to see how ratings for this weekend's "SNL" will compare to November 3's, which will have comedy favorite Louis C.K. on as host.

What'd you think of this weekend's "SNL"?


Filed under: Brad Pitt • Celebrities • Saturday Night Live • television

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  1. heraldofwhoa

    SNL hasn't been funny since Belushi. Ok, maybe a few bright spots, but this isn't one of them.

    October 25, 2012 at 1:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • goofy

      Loved Jimmy Fallon and his spoof of Mick Jagger. Weekend Update is still funny. There are lots of funny people on the show. Belushi wasn't that funny - just over-sized and uninhibited - not really funny.

      August 21, 2013 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
  2. GaPeach

    SNL hasn't been funny since th two "wild and crazy guys" skits with Dan Alroyd and Steve Martin!

    October 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Meh

    he took Jen away from me...i dont like him

    October 24, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Brian

    This has actually been a decent season of SNL. I think this is the best cast they've had in a few years.

    October 24, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bored already

    Wow. SNL gets good ratings- once a decade.

    October 24, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  6. Bayonets?-I thought he said "Raisinets"

    Taran Killam's best moment on SNL. Dead-on impression.

    October 24, 2012 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  7. Sal_E

    I unfortunately did not get a chance to see this one, but the pics look great...can't believe Mr. Pitt actually did this commercial, he deserves a look-a-like skit to bring him back to reality.

    I did see SNL recently when Jagger was guest, it was awesome. He actually did a skit where he had no English accent. With his thick accent I'm sure that was very challenging. If you tuned in during one of his skits with his hair slicked back, you would do a step back and say "who is that, he looks familiar" then his lips would give it away. Thx SNL you're showing some great stuff lately!

    October 23, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Believe me

    he does like valley girls!

    October 23, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rob-Texas

    it was a good show. They are still getting into a grove. Miss some of the cast from last season.

    October 23, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Richard

    Really? "What'd you think of SNL?" "What'd?" Are you are a journalist, or a valley girl who can't speak proper English?

    October 23, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeremy

      hey, valley girls are hot.

      October 23, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ahhh....Irony!

      a. "What'd" is a proper contraction of "what did".
      b. "Are you are a journalist".....ok, now you're (that's a contraction of "you are" btw) being funny, right, Grammar Cop?

      October 23, 2012 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • quiet listener

      HAHAHA, you can't type so good, can ya, college boy? Oh Richard.

      October 23, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • myreply

      it is annoying to hear those pronunciations but E News is an entertainment show, not a proper news program. They don't use proper English but casual street language that appeals to many audiences.

      October 24, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  11. j-son

    the season started off very rough, but the last 2 episodes have been pretty funny...

    October 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  12. SHE THOUGHT WE WERE BASHING HIM...ITS RELIEVED

    BAAAAAAAAWAAAAAAAAAAJAAAAAAAAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    October 23, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Codeblitz

    I had actually written them off after the first show of the season, but still watched to see if the new cast would find a groove. This episode was a surprise relief. I may just keep SNL on the Tivo list a little longer...

    October 23, 2012 at 1:14 pm | Report abuse |
  14. ugly man

    waste of film

    October 23, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
  15. HE LOOKS STONED

    you would know better then me

    October 23, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
  16. BD

    Great episode, hoping for more politics next week.

    October 23, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  17. Mark

    Taran Killam’s parody of Brad Pitt was amazing, and I bet Taco Bell would love it if Pitt actually endorsed the Doritos taco. This season is shaping up to be one of the best in the last five years. I love SNL, but I work nights at DISH, so I caught up with it on Sunday since I had it recorded on my Hopper. The huge amount of hard drive space on my DVR helps me keep up with shows when I have time for TV. I hope Brad Pitt has a good sense of humor about the sketch, since the spoof could lead to more endorsements for him!

    October 23, 2012 at 9:20 am | Report abuse |
  18. Brad Brenda Pitz

    he dud look like him don't he.

    October 23, 2012 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  19. DaBronx

    guess who just called...oh on my "BATPHONE" .... stoopid

    October 23, 2012 at 5:35 am | Report abuse |
  20. Ana

    Stupid skit and so is BP

    October 22, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  21. JaeLove

    I loved this weekend's episode of SNL bcuz Bruno Mars hosted and was the music guest. The fact that I was also curious about the Presidential Debate, that's what started it for me. Brad Pitt's commercial spoof was just a side dish, not the entree'.

    October 22, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Richard Fore

    I like to jack off and eat warm cookies at the same time

    October 22, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  23. i miss

    David Spade and Mike Meyers.... they were very funny together.

    October 22, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  24. i laughed and laughed and laughed

    about an hour ago...abou the you the the card plan and all..

    October 22, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Sokman

    I haven't watched SNL since Chris Farley, David Spade & those guys were on it. Is it still funny? It seems the only thing I've even heard people talking about in reference to it in the last ten yrs is Tina Fey's impersonation of Palin & Will Ferrel

    October 22, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Duh

      You stopped watching SNl since David Spade left? David Spade? The least funniest person ever?

      October 23, 2012 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
    • We love david spade

      and he never looked like a fool in front of the cast...

      October 23, 2012 at 5:36 am | Report abuse |
  26. morningrocker

    This week's show deserves the season-high rating (so far.) Mr. Michaels (still) clearly knows what he is doing. Bruno Mars is a huge talent and I love him more now... Hader's Stefon made me weep. Whole show rocked. Nice to Tom Hanks in opener too. Well done!

    October 22, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
  27. KickDogsTillTheyStopTwitching

    I agree

    October 22, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  28. treatdogswithlove

    Idiot

    October 22, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  29. TheTownChuckle--

    go wreck some hotmail accounts tonight...fun huh?

    not you my justin–

    October 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |

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