Taylor Swift returned to SNL this past weekend, this time as both host and musical guest, after appearing as just the latter on a Neil Patrick Harris hosted episode this past January (in which she also played Annie in the funny and topical Save Broadway sketch). And, if you can possibly believe it, they only made one reference to the Kanye West incident, just a brief “Kanye West is not here,” at the end of Swift’s monologue (while we’re on the subject of Kanyegate, please, please, take this opportunity to view Justin Bieber’s defense of Swift on the VMAs. If you’ve watched it before watch it again, and if you haven’t then you have my permission to watch it now and return here after). To be honest, I was a little disappointed they didn’t mine the controversy. Sure it would have been obvious, but that’s to be expected. No Kanye cameo? No Kanye impression (by Fred Armisen?)? Not even Bobby Moynihan storming the stage to let Taylor Swift know that her monologue is good but Megan Fox’s was the best of all time (followed by Moynihan dropping the mic, of course)? At the very least I expected an appearance from Mike Myers, himself the victim of a famed Kanyebomb. Perhaps they could have all met backstage.Vodpod videos no longer available.
But no, there were none of these things. What we were given instead was a fairly decent episode with an average but enthusiastic host.