April 8th, 2013
11:50 AM ET

Melissa McCarthy shows how not to walk in heels

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?

Filed under: Saturday Night Live • television

soundoff (47 Responses)
  1. the dik works right? that's all that matters

    April 16, 2013 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
  2. LOL

    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.

    April 16, 2013 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  3. Meh

    She's not funny and needs to keep both feet firmly on the ground apparently

    April 9, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  4. CHK DSK $I30 DF1A5EAOCAB5D3F44--sent

    April 9, 2013 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  5. Bomber

    Love her

    April 8, 2013 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Inahaz

    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.

    April 8, 2013 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. David

    Love Melissa...she's a modern day Lucille Ball!

    April 8, 2013 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |


    April 8, 2013 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Rlg

    Melissa is one very funny lady. I look forward to her hosting SNL again!

    April 8, 2013 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |


    April 8, 2013 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |


    April 8, 2013 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Smiley Faces

    her homies know her now...baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    April 8, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  13. 2 yellow means hacked in....sand bagged...


    April 8, 2013 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  14. robert

    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.

    April 8, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony

      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.

      April 9, 2013 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  15. Mel

    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!

    April 8, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  16. DI-bed


    April 8, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Observer

    SNL is still on the air? Who knew?
    That show has not been relevant in years...

    April 8, 2013 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • alumette

      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.

      April 8, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Like my first girlfriend...

      flat and boring...

      April 8, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  18. CarolCT

    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!

    April 8, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |

    i told her its all recorded now.....GO M

    April 8, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  20. 11:30

    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.

    April 8, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  21. 50 in 5 years...

    go Melissa....

    April 8, 2013 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Marina

    that's right.....it needs another outlet.....if she is so rich she would not care if he created another idea for himself

    April 8, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  23. michele

    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.

    April 8, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Like Melissa's pumps

    yea i do

    April 8, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Call From Unavailable

    Nothing is stopping the madonna machine

    April 8, 2013 at 1:12 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Sand Bagged

    Nobody is going anywhere..Melissa rocks

    April 8, 2013 at 1:11 pm | Report abuse |
  27. I have so much study work too do today

    I love the show

    April 8, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Melissa is the best...

    we feel sorry for the other...let's hope she gets help for the sake of herself not anyone else.

    April 8, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  29. We feel bad for her...i hope she can overcome her anger towards life

    its in god's hands.

    April 8, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Char

    I love her, funny stuff, peopl are so shallow to look at a person from outside only, I think she is beautiful...go Melissa

    April 8, 2013 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Points too her sweetie...

    I feel so bad she's in this boat.

    April 8, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Cora Marburger

    Last SNL with Melissa McCarthy was so funny!! She was a great host.
    I really enjoyed the show, except for the band.

    April 8, 2013 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • alumette

      me too. I "eliminated" the band. They seemed full of themselves as their music showed it. No real talent there.

      April 8, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Sherri

    Wow. People are entertained by this junk???

    April 8, 2013 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Dave

    She looks like a giant rhinoceros. Yep. Moooooo.

    April 8, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Mark

    Is she gay? Sometimes gay people are gay.

    April 8, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |

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