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
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(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."

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Mar 11, 2014 12:06 AM CDT
Sorry but this short, obese, ugly, woman getting naked is pure #@##. I am sorry who are the wackos that get a delight out of seeing this ugly mess?? Only Hollywood....
Mar 10, 2014 6:15 PM CDT
The headline should be changed. I was hoping it was JEFF Dunham and that he was gonna be nude on SNL.. which actually might get me to watch SNL again! ;-)
Mar 10, 2014 12:39 PM CDT
She did a much better job than I expected. Not very much of the cue-card reading that you get from a lot of the more famous guest hosts.