By Mike Bruno
Updated October 26, 2008 at 05:34 PM EDT

Saturday Night Live gave Tina Fey the night off yesterday, but Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm stepped in as host and gave us a couple of decent Hulu clips (cuz let’s face it: although SNL has manged to become culturally relevant again this election season, the worthwhile material each week can still be summed up with a clip or two). His James Mason was pretty funny (great drunken British accent!), but the funniest moment of the night was “Don Draper’s Guide” where Hamm’s Mad Men character shares tips on picking up women. My favorite? “Drink and smoke constantly.”

And despite what Judd Apatow’s gang may think of me for saying so, I also dug Coldplay rocking it old-school with “Yellow” last night.

Oh, and congrats to Amy Poehler, who wasn’t at the Weekend Update desk because she was having her baby. We’ll miss the funny pregnant lady sketches, but all good things must come to an end, I suppose.

Episode Recaps

Saturday Night Live

The original late-night comedy sketch show from the one and only Lorne Michaels.

  • TV Show
  • 45
  • TV-14
  • Saturdays at 11:30 PM
  • Lorne Michaels
  • NBC
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