SNL Swipes at 'Nightmare Cruise'
It's just really hard to find positive news this week
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 17, 2013 8:53 AM CST
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(Newser) – The week's gloomy news cycle proved comedic gold for Saturday Night Live, which opened last night with a sketch lampooning Carnival Cruise Lines' stranded ship/PR nightmare, reports the Hollywood Reporter. As cruise employees Jason Sudeikis and Cecily Strong try in vain to boost passenger morale, they run down headlines from a newspaper dropped in by helicopter: Sudeikis responds to a heckler, saying, "There IS a God. He has not abandoned us," then turns to the paper, reading, "Uh, the pope resigned." North Korea's nuke test and even, yes, Oscar Pistorius follows. Then: "OK, you guys might think you have it bad," says Strong. "But do you have it worse than "4,000 Stranded on Nightmare Cruise?" Oops. "That is about us." Other highlights include Kate McKinnon on "Weekend Update." Christoph Waltz guest hosted in what Mike Ryan at Huffington Post calls "the best show of the season."

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Feb 17, 2013 12:53 PM CST
SNL has not been funny for a very long time. Must be a slow news day...
Feb 17, 2013 12:08 PM CST
Funny SNL last night, with Christoph Waltz showing a great comedic talent. They touched on all of the week's news events, including Marco Rubio's "Watergate 2".
Feb 17, 2013 12:06 PM CST
The last time SNL made me LOL, LOL hadn't even been invented.