December 9th, 2013
11:04 AM ET
As 'SNL' spoofs 'Sound of Music,' Carrie Underwood prays for haters
NBC's "Sound of Music Live!" was begging for a "Saturday Night Live" spoof, and over the weekend the sketch show delivered.
Recruiting two old favorites - Kristen Wiig and Fred Armisen - "SNL's" cold open was a "condensed" version of the mainly hate-watched but ratings bonanza that was Thursday's three-hour musical event.
While most critics went after leads Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer, who portrayed Maria and Captain Von Trapp, "SNL" left them more or less alone in favor of reviving one of Wiig's more memorable characters, Dooneese.
Meanwhile, Underwood is keeping her critics in her prayers.
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