1. Just goes to show how superior the office writers are. Rainn’s talent was totally wasted last night.

  2. I absolutely love the opening monologue! All of the actors got the mannerisms down perfectly. I also love how Rashida was there.

  3. I love that Rainn seemed more natural than most of the cast. He didn’t flub a line once. He was very, very good.

    And the Arcade Fire was amazing! I thought it was cool that they put them in that business meeting sketch.

  4. oh my god that is so weird… Jason’s playing “Jim” in that sketch and I use to think that he looked a lot like John when I started watching The Office. I think that’s funny that he’s playing Jim. HEHE

  5. tivo screwed up and i didn’t get the whole epi, but i watched the clips on youtube.

    i loved rashida’s cameo!

    white possum scream was hilariously disgusting.

  6. Seeing the monologue made me laugh for the first time in a long time. Usually SNL isn’t that great.

  7. I don’t normally watch SNL at all. It’s never seemed funny to me. The only times I watch the show is when they have a cool host like Rainn. Last nights ep was just perfect. The opening monologue was priceless. And I loved the “White Possum Scream” sketch. To spoof a movie before it’s even out is just great. Ricci has nothing on Rainn in regards to wearing a skimpy shirt.

    “Hey Dwight.”
    “Hey Karen.”

    I just love those throwaway moments.

  8. I didn’t watch the second half (because it’s always less funny), but Rainn was amazing. You could not even tell he was reading the cue cards.

  9. Yep the office does have amazing writers. SNL has gotten so terrible, I was embarrassed that my friend who had never seen The Office was introduced to Rainn Wilson like that last night.

  10. To anyone who has seen this episode (I can’t believe I missed it!), were these the only Rainn scenes? I’m trying to figure out whether I should bother trying to watch it in reruns. Oh, who am I kidding, the monologue itself was worth watching again. I loved the Jim and Stanley characters!

  11. Yeah, it was pretty bad. I did think that the beginning of the sketch with Rainn Wilson getting “pranked” in the worst Office ever was pretty funny. Then, it got too random… but still funny in the beginning…and I thought the impressions of Pam and Jim were right on.

  12. Why is The Bar Sketch not on nbc.com yet? That was easily the highlight of the night and quite possibly the funniest sketch of the year.
    “I still haven’t seen my uncle since then.”

  13. It was great that he was in so many sketches last night. I think he did better than at least 90% of the guests on there. He was brilliant.

  14. Wow my comment got messed up.

    I said…

    He is awesome!!!
    I heart him!!!
    I love the “Hey Dwight.”
    “Hey Karen.”
    “Wow, that was weird.”

  15. Man, I thought Rainn is awesome. It is good to know he might overcome typecasting and be used to the extent of his diverse abilities.

    I loved White Possum Scream.

  16. The opening monologue was great, but too bad not everyone watches the Office because they wouldn’t get it. My sister was like, “This is boring.” I started yelling at her, “NO IT ISN’T!!!” oh well -.-

  17. funniest part of any skit was crazy carl at the business meeting. that noise he made had me rolling!!

  18. For me, the funniest sketch of the night was the one after the monologue…the one with the guys reminiscing over a round of beers. I was hoping NBC would put that one up on the internet! The “Office” parody wasn’t as great as I thought it could have been, but the Rashida cameo was great.

  19. Why did I see Dwight in a Diaper?
    Not so much a diaper but his tighty whiteys were padded.

    Loved the Office Cameo

    First episode of SNL I have watched in years. What were their, like 3 sketches?

    Anyone catch Steve Carrell’s reaction to Ellen Degeneres’ shout out during her Oscar Monologue? HILARIOUS! That was totally a Michael face!

  21. Also on Steve at the Oscars–when he and Greg Kinnear were comparing sound editing to sex, I was just WAITING for a “That’s what she said” It would have been so fitting

  22. Although I thought Rainn was great, even the best actor can’t make up for poor, generally juvenile writing. The monologue was pretty good though. After a couple sketches, it wasn’t worth watching.

  23. It’s sad how SNL has really gone downhill over the years. Lorne Michaels is resting on his laurels a bit much. Go get some good writers, man! The show is really not funny anymore. (I’m not saying I don’t think Rainn did a good job; like others have said, he did the best he could with what they gave him.)

  24. It seems like the Digital Shorts on SNL are pretty much guaranteed to be great.

    This one felt like one of the Kids In The Hall’s skits skewering corporate culture…surreal and funny.

    Good Office send-up though. Must have been even more surreal for Office actors to see their roles spoofed! Nice of Rashida to drop on by…

  25. Steve’s reaction to ellen was by far the funniest moment of the whole show.
    That and when Will Ferrel was saying who he was going to fight and then said “Mark Wahlberg… actually, youre kind of badass, so youre just a great actor.”

  26. The opening monologue was great. I loved the bit with Rashida where she says, “Hey, DWIGHT” (instead of “Hey, Rainn”) and Rainn responds back without any hesitation.

    Sorry, but my favorite skit was with Rainn as the peeper. The look on his face as he’s peeping behind the jacket is as priceless as the one he gives the camera after speaking with Amy Pohler (as Angela).

  27. Funny thing, I remembered Rashida mentioning she was in New York in one of the radio talk show clips.

  28. I loved Rainn’s monologue at the beginning and I thought that SNL actually pulled that skit off well. I thought Rashida’s cameo was funny too…

  29. I LOVED Steve Carrell’s reaction to the camera when ellen degeneres made that comment haha. It made me crack up – i love that guy

  30. I didn’t see it, what exactly was the Steve and Ellen scenario tonight that everyone is raving about?

  31. The Ellen/Steve reaction was hilarious. If you are curious as to what it was about here it is:

    Ellen is naming off all the diverse people in the crowd. She says something to the effect of: “If there were no black people, jews, or homosexuals, there wouldnt be an Academy Awards.”–then she starts naming actors and filmakers that are foriegn and the last name she says is “And, Steve Carell.”

    His reaction was hilarious. He just looked confused and like “What?” at the camera. Great stuff! Laugh of the night!

  32. Just thought I’d let you guys know that Jenna Fischer was Dugg. A bit inaccurate but still newsworthy nonetheless. Digg is huge.

  33. Wait until you see what Rashida and her dad were wearing. Ouch. By far, worst dressed “couple” there. She should have borrowed the Swan outfit.

  34. snl HAS gone was downhill in the past few years…several years. i think the only time i’ve laughed out loud was when justin was on in Dec. although rainn as “the peeper” was pretty funny. stupid, but funny.

  35. JDsOfficeParty, you’re not a JAMmer are you? Rashida’s outfit was pretty classy, hardly extreme enough to warrant your assessment ;)

  36. did anyone see gael garcia bernal presenting? he said something about “long and hard” and raised his eyebrows and I was sooo sure he was thinking ‘thats what she said’

  37. Has anyone come over a clip of the skit with rainn as a new person in an office. The guy jokingly shows rainn how a pen works. One of the better skits of the night that I haven’t been able to find a youtube clip for.

  38. @calvin

    I just got it from somebody else
    Wow!!!… this is hot!
    How do I get Will out of this picture.


  39. White Possum Scream has to be the most disturbing thing I’ve ever seen. Everything else was fantastic though.

  40. Does anyone know the song that him and a few other guys were singing in the bar before they stood up and at end with their guns?

  41. in snl the song in the bar scene was “danny’s song” by kenny loggins and jim messina

  42. the Danny’s Song sketch isn’t included when you download the episode on itunes. anyone know if the video of the sketch is up online?

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