Everyone laughed as Melissa McCarthy took a hard fall on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend - actually, make that "falls" - but thankfully she was in on the joke.
The comedic star once again proved to be one of "Saturday Night Live's" top hosts, opening the show with a monologue that prominently featured a pair of ridiculously high heels that parodied the footwear the typical actress is expected to don for public appearances.
Wearing a pair of sparkly red platform peep-toe stilettos, McCarthy could barely even make it down "SNL's" stairs to the stage to begin her performance. By the time the intro song ended, she'd only made it to the bottom of the steps.
"I might've taken a little longer," she joked. "I should've tried these shoes on."
And thus began the monologue's running gag, as the 42-year-old star fired off punchlines while bent over, gripping the seat of a chair for support. It wasn't long before she slid down onto the floor of the stage, face-first. (It evidently smelled like "a lot of musicians.") When "SNL" played a song in honor of her second time hosting the show, McCarthy couldn't find a way to stand up and dance along - so she just crawled around to the beat.
Despite all that, McCarthy swore she was "good" - and she was, during the rest of the show, but definitely not in those crazy shoes.
The episode wasn't the best ever, but it was "the best episode of a pretty good season of a transition year," as New York Magazine's Vulture put it.
Entertainment Weekly agreed that while the latest "SNL" wasn't flawless, "compared to a lot of what we've seen this season, it was downright awards-worthy."
As she did in her monologue, McCarthy "showcased her trademark physical comedy skills" throughout the episode with "an array of eccentric, loose-cannon characters," leading to "a strong episode with mostly solid material," said The Atlantic.
If you caught McCarthy's hosting job, did you agree?
Fat women make horrible comics...you are already laughing at them before they even open their mouth. Kinda ruins the whole point of delivering a punchline.
She's not funny and needs to keep both feet firmly on the ground apparently
It has always bugged me why CNN always has a front page article on Mondays recapping a skit from SNL. This does not seem like news to me. Does CNN get paid to promote SNL? Just seems fairly routine. Maybe too many were complaining about their Kim K obsession, so they switched to SNL.
It is interesting that the majority of they time they cover the opening skit. This past week it was not used. The opener was a spoof of Kim Jong-un giving a political speech in front of a military crowd about key issues. He started with the missle readiness posturing... then went into gay rights (as the applause died down). The skit seemed to be mocking American priorities. Seems like CNN did not want to promote this. Odd.
Love Melissa...she's a modern day Lucille Ball!
Melissa is one very funny lady. I look forward to her hosting SNL again!
YOU NEVER HANDWRITE AN ENVELOPE.....
THE ADDRESS IS HANDWRITTEN WHICH WILL NOW BE TESTED...
her homies know her now...baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaa
How long can this absurd so-called comedy show continue to use human body parts as the source of most of its jokes?
When SNL started years ago it didn't have to resort to lowlife humor but Lorne continues to get away with cheap gags that, for the most part - actually for the very most part - just aren't funny. The cast is being taken down by the show's producer and if they don't wise up their putting their careers in jeoprody. Lorne should just grab his crotch and silently drift away, taking what he calls "funny" with him.
Really? Did you watch SNL when it started or is your memory make the past appear better? Chevy Chase was known for falling down as Gerald Ford, John Belushi slashed everything w/ a Samurai sword, Gilda Radner jumped around on a bed in the Judy show. I think you need to lighten up, there are many forms of comedy & SNL attempts to showcase them all; granted sometimes they fail & sometimes they succeed.
i love her – i loved that you didn't see her constantly reading the cue cards, much like most every other Host of SNL appears to do. she's a fave!
SNL is still on the air? Who knew?
That show has not been relevant in years...
I watched and I liked it. It has recovered some real sense of comedy. Melissa was hilarious and the guy who pretended to be the Korean idiot was good. It seems to be on its way back. For about a decades, it was flat and boring.
flat and boring...
Love her on Mike & Molly...in fact my husband is Mike and we named our dog Molly. Show was great, but they need to get off the baby subject, getting old and boring. She is a great actress!
i told her its all recorded now.....GO M
11:30 on Saturday night is way late. Every normal person is drunk and passed out by 9:30. I think SNL is for young people not old enough to drink yet.
Record it, genius.
If you drink so much you're unconscious by 9:30 you have a problem with alcohol.
that's right.....it needs another outlet.....if she is so rich she would not care if he created another idea for himself
her style of humor is getting old. I can't even watch Mike and Molly any more. It started out funny but needs something new.
the melissa machine ain't movin
yea i do
Nothing is stopping the madonna machine
Nobody is going anywhere..Melissa rocks
I love the show
we feel sorry for the other...let's hope she gets help for the sake of herself not anyone else.
its in god's hands.
I love her, funny stuff, peopl are so shallow to look at a person from outside only, I think she is beautiful...go Melissa
I feel so bad she's in this boat.
Last SNL with Melissa McCarthy was so funny!! She was a great host.
I really enjoyed the show, except for the band.
me too. I "eliminated" the band. They seemed full of themselves as their music showed it. No real talent there.
Wow. People are entertained by this junk???
She looks like a giant rhinoceros. Yep. Moooooo.
Is she gay? Sometimes gay people are gay.
All the gay people I know are gay. Even the gay ones.
EMELY FROM UTAH SENT ME A LETTER...THE HANDWRITING ON THE ENVELOPE WILL HAVE TOO BE ANALYZED....
You are a total a hole. And probably a ugly one to boot !!!! GROW UP
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