Dunham's SNL Gets Naked, Spoofs Girls

Host does 'fine,' episode has some memorable sketches

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 9, 2014 11:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – Lena Dunham took to the stage of Saturday Night Live last night, working her way through an Opening Monologue interrupted by castmembers oversharing about their sex lives, and spoofing Girls with a Garden-of-Eden themed movie. "Can you please not apple shame me right now?" Dunham's Eve asks God. "Seriously, I know I committed original sin, but at least it's original." The show "hit it out of the park with its Cold Open," writes Aaron Couch at the Hollywood Reporter, with a Liam Neeson cameo in which he schools Jay Pharoah's Barack Obama on how to handle Vladimir Putin. Other highlights included an improved turn from Colin Jost at the "Weekend Update" desk, a spoof on Matthew McConaughey's weird Oscars speech, and a breakout turn from newcomer Sasheer Zamata as Scandal's Olivia Pope. Mike Ryan has his scorecard over at the Huffington Post, in which he concludes Dunham, though much hyped, did "fine."

Lena Dunham on stage during the Girls panel discussion at the 2014 Winter Television Critics Association tour on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.
Lena Dunham on stage during the Girls panel discussion at the 2014 Winter Television Critics Association tour on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell Invision/AP)
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Weekend Update   (Hulu)
Scandal   (Hulu)
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Biblical Movie   (Hulu)
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