Jane Lynch brings song, lesbian jokes and nudity to “Saturday Night Live”

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a late night comedy show in possession of a good host, must be in want of some equally good writing. Too bad for Saturday Night Live this weekend they only go one part of that equation right. I mean, you can never, ever go wrong with Jane Lynch.

But the equally good writing, well, um – not so much. But let’s not focus on the negative just yet. Instead, let’s talk about what worked. Jane Lynch as Suze Orman’s very first college “roommate” complete with a matching haircut? Yeah, that so works. Cue the lesbian jokes!

Can we just declare this the new lesbian fist bump, please?

If a picture is worth a thousand words, this picture is worth a vajillion words.

Also working was Jane as the mom you love but really would prefer wouldn’t friend you on Facebook. Raise your hand if you wish the Damn It, My Mom is on Facebook Filter was real.

Jane sang her opening monologue, and then sang again later in the show in a parody of the Sunday Night Football theme song. Let’s just say anyone who sings a nacho recipe has a special place in my heart forever.

I’m not entirely sure how I feel about the SNL Digital Short. Jane’s delivery as the creepy therapist was, of course, perfect. But then it went to a really weird and sort of dark place. And by “really weird and sort of dark” I mean Jane in a bra and paper hat and then totally naked.

See for yourself.

Mercifully, the Gilly Glee sketch is not available on the NBC website. Jane as Sue Sylvester was great, but the only other good thing about the sketch was Kenan Thompson sassing it up as Mercedes Jones.

I love Kristen Wiig, but I kind of aggressively hate Gilly.

All in all, while Jane’s SNL episode wasn’t terrible, it wasn’t awesome either. It was disappointing. In fact, the moral of this story is when you have a host as good as Jane Effing Lynch, you’d better have material that is just as effing awesome.

Oh Jane, if only the writing was half as hot as you are. So, what did you think? How’d Jane do? What was your favorite sketch? And, come on, you hate Gilly as much as I do – right?

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