This weekend’s installment of Saturday Night Live, the Anna Faris-hosted Halloween episode, was a disappointment to say the least. Aside from the Digital Short interviews with Drake and the Michigan State cable access send-up “J-Pop America Fun Time Now” providing the few actual laughs during the broadcast, it was an uneven clunker. In fact, the best moment of the night wasn’t even a sketch. It was when the TV screen announced that Charlie Day would be hosting the upcoming Nov. 5 episode with musical guests Maroon 5. Shouting! Possible nudity! This episode will have everything!
But, the excitement doesn’t stop there for fellow SNL fans like me who were worried about the lackluster Faris and Ben Stiller episodes following up the season opening knock-out one-two punches from hosts Alec Baldwin and Melissa McCarthy. In addition to the always-hilarious Day getting his first go at hosting, Emma Stone will return to Studio 8H after delivering one of last season’s best episodes. The Help and Crazy, Stupid, Love., star will be joined by Coldplay for the Nov. 12 episode, but I must admit, I’m most excited about the announcement that Jason Segel will finally be hosting SNL for the first time in his career. (I know, I know, PopWatchers. That’s no real surprise coming from me.) Not only will Segel have the spectacular Florence + the Machine as his musical accompaniment (I haven’t been able to stop listening to “Shake It Out” for the past week and a half), but the Nov. 19 episode will air just four days before The Muppets hits theaters, so a possible Kermit cameo seems like a totally feasible wish to have come true. (Well, probably more so than naked Adam Levine, anyway.)
Are you just as stoked about the back-to-back-back hosting gigs from Charlie Day, Emma Stone, and Jason Segel as I am, PopWatchers? Do you think they’ll be able to get the season back on track? Or are you more excited about rocking out to the upcoming musical guests than worrying about the hosts? Share in the comments section below!