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.

Filed under: Carrie Underwood • Celebrities • Music

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  2. Lisa Fields

    Carrie is beginning to sound a lot like Taylor... Didn't Taylor write a song about a "mean" critic?

    January 2, 2014 at 2:24 am | Report abuse |
  3. Jason

    Truth of the matter is this, if she were a Kardashian, or some godless liberal twit who sleeps with every person on the LA Lakers team, the entire country would of loved it, because this country is full of people without morale's, decency or respect.

    December 10, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Nathan

    Is "mean people" a synonym with "people with valid critiques of a somewhat shoddily performed television event?"

    When 5% of the people are tweeting "this stinks," then they are mean. When 95% of the people are tweeting it, they're telling you the truth.

    December 10, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • IamCree

      Thank you! Couldn't have said it better myself. Honestly, how is it so difficult to find reason and the ability to discern quality these days?! The acting required was beyond her, and it was a poor performance. Just because we like her, that doesn't change the truth, and an artist who truly cares about his or her art form should be able to take criticism in the pursuit of excellence.

      December 10, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Louise (Underwood) Vandivort and Mark

    Beautiful physically and spiritually. Inspiring! 1 Timothy 4:12.

    December 10, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jimmy Jupiter

    Wait, did you just say gay made him 'stopid'? Personally I am sickened by religitardia and find it frightening that the people who run the nation believe in talking snakes, virgin births, and invisible space elves. No wonder the nation is a mess: children are running it. But whatever, the show wasn't that bad but it wasn't that good. Her singing IS fine, but guess what: she's a terrible actress, about equal to the best of community theater. Sorry, but no amount of hands-to-Jesus is going to change that.

    December 10, 2013 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
    • pedro bundol

      Eighteen million five hundred thousand is the best answer to your stupid post. If that number of people can watch a three hour show and praise it, your post is irrelevant.

      December 10, 2013 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  7. JB

    Just a ditto of Alley's comments. She displayed EXCEPTIONAL singing ability and the courage to try something with extremely high levels of difficulty and pressure. How many times have any of us tried something new for the sake of pushing ourselves to a higher level? Were we always perfect in our attempts? Of course not. Remember, Carrie Underwood is a star, she is also a person just like the rest of us. We seem to forget that. She is still growing and developing in her craft as we all are. Great job Carrie! Keep up the good work and continue being the type of role model we need.

    December 10, 2013 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  8. Alley

    First- Carrie's Sound of Music was not mostly "hate watched!". That is inaccurate! Carrid has millions of fans who watched and enjoyed the show & loved her perfornance! She was great! Especially her vocals- they were flawless! She never acted before and this is live- so she did pretty well under the pressure of 18 million watching.

    I take issue to your snarky tone mocking Carrie's religious beliefs. It is much kinder and classier to pray for your haters then sink to their level.

    Third- carrie was not lashing out at critics in her tweet but at the haters sending her death threats and telling her to go kill herself or go die.

    Sorry- but in no world is death threats appropriate behavior. Carrie had every right to defend herself!

    People have hated on her for a year because she is not Julie Andrews! So what! It wasn't a remake! If was the play version & Julie Andrews approved it and loves carrie! She gave carrie her blessing!

    The hate carrie is getting is out of control!! How dare she follow her dream and accept the role of a lifetime! The audacity! Ugh.

    Carrie did fantastic vocally and is not getting enough credit for that. All people do is trash her because she was not experienced as an actor. Well she still did well for going live with no experience!

    Julie Andrews and cast admitted they lip synced the movie to prerecorded tracks- they did not sing live! Carrie did! And she was flawless!

    People should be ashamed for the threats of violence and vitriole hate tweets they are sending to carrie!

    Cnn- you are wrong to mock her for turning to prayer in a classy way to defend herself. I guess if she cursed everyone out people woukd like it better..

    Hmmm. Religious intolerance maybe? Guess carrie isn't cool enough since she is open with her faith.

    I am sickened by people today. Sickened.

    December 9, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Queef Lateefa

      I am sickened too. You know what I do when I feel sickened? I chew up a whole pack of Fruit Stripe gum and was it down with a 2 liter bottle of Mello Yello. Then I smoke some crack.

      December 9, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Teacher

      Your remark is factual and spot on!! The movie version with Julie Andrews differs from the original stage version. The NBC special with Carrie Underwood was the stage version which is why songs were in a different order and parts of the dialogue were different from the movie. Carrie Underwood played the role with energy and genuine warmth. Her vocals were fine!

      December 9, 2013 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • @queef

      U need to get back in ur time machine and had back to whatever century u cale from. Mellow yellow? Really? Gay must have made u stopid

      December 10, 2013 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
    • @@queef

      Uh, what century are YOU from? Mello Yello is a Coke product that's being manufactured today, 2013 – the 21st century - and is available at most grocery stores, fast food establishments and convenience stores. Before you criticize someone, get your facts straight. Otherwise you come across as an idiot.

      December 10, 2013 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
    • pedro bundol

      Most if not all conservative women are real classy. It is their upbringing, mostly from the south that made them so.

      December 10, 2013 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  9. TiddyTwister

    That was funny.

    December 9, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |

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