Beca, a freshman at Barden University, is cajoled into joining The Bellas, her school's all-girls singing group. Injecting some much needed energy into their repertoire, The Bellas take on their male rivals in a campus competition.
A combination sketch comedy/musical performance show in the tradition of "Saturday Night Live," this program starred a teenage cast and was targeted at younger viewers. The show featured a ... See full summary »
Saturday Night Live starts 32nd season with Dane Cook and the Killers
On the September 30, 2006 cold opening, we are at a South Carolina town hall where the state comptroller (Jason Sudeikis) is speaking. All of his supporters, including President George W. Bush (Will Forte), are there. Bush annoys some people with his constant speaking during the speech. Sudeikis ends up saying, "Live from New York, It's Saturday Night." New montage is revealed for the 32nd season opener with Sudeikis, Bill Hader, and Kristen Wiig no longer featured players. In fact, there are no featured players this season. Dane Cook then does a 10-minute monologue about how some friends committed suicide, and some YouTube videos. First sketch is about Federal Aviation's meeting about what constitutes liquid (no, not turkey sandwiches). Next, Hugo Chavez (Fred Armisen) has a McLaughlin Group-style discussion with other foreign leaders about the evils of America and Bush. In "Al Pacino Balances His Check", Pacino (Hader) calls someone at Wells Fargo (Wiig) to transfer some of his savings to checking. Musical guest The Killers perform their first song, "When You Were Young." We then see Amy at the Update desk being greeted by Brian Williams (yes, the real one), who is expected to be the new co-anchor. Actually, it's Seth Myers. Williams leaves disappointed. After commercial break, Don Pardo, for the first time since Norm McDonald, introduces the new Weekend Update team. Amy begins by mentioning that two foreign leaders refuse to shake hands at the White House which is made more awkward when Osama bin laden shows up. Senator George Allen (Sudeikis) apologizes for saying the word "macaca", Dustin "Screech" Diamond (Andy Samberg) tries to plug his sex video, and Myers ends with an item about a robber trying to steal a Tickle Me, Elmo doll getting subdued by a Give Me a Reason, Bert one with a picture of Bert with a switchblade behind Seth. Update simply ends with Amy and Seth saying good night and shaking hands. Next sketch has Cook and Forte as water delivery men who get caught hiding empty bottles from boss Wiig (amusing scene of bottle after bottle falling in closet lasts about two minutes) that ends with them getting fired and Forte mentioning a friend from SNL who will submit the sketch we just saw and also mentioning having another friend from Studio 60 while Cook mentions knowing someone from 30 Rock (though the show in that one is actually titled, "The Girlie Show"). The Killers perform their second song, "Bones" then, after another commercial break, Amy appears as a spaced out Farrah Fawcett plugging a save the ocean life PSA before leaving set to appear in a closing time sketch. This sketch has Cook and Sudeikis forcing customers to leave bar by any means necessary. Finally, a Geico commercial parody with Samberg as a college student and Maya Rudolph as Whitney Houston mentioning her past drug problems. Mostly amusing show with the highlights being Hugh Chavez, Federal Avation meeting, and another Update piece with Bill Clinton (Darrell Hammond) and Condi Rice (Rudolph) as well as Pacino, some of the water bottle sketch, and a digital short called Cubicle Fighting. This was Cook's second show and he did fine throughout. The next episode will have Jamie Pressley with musical guest Corinne Bailey Rae.
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