Sunday, March 04, 2012

Lindsay Lohan Underwhelms on Saturday Night Live

As another LL once said, "Don't call it a comeback."

Judging by today's reax to Lindsay Lohan's appearance on Saturday Night Live this weekend, there's no danger of that happening.

Lindsay was, to quote a Basketball Wife, "a non muthafuckin' factor" Saturday night as the below sketch with Keenan Thompson demonstrates. The critics certainly noticed:

Kenan Thompson's cinephile ex-con character Lorenzo McIntosh usually works, but Thompson is only as good as his scene partner, and Lohan does little to assist. When she finally gets her long speech toward the end of the scene, the camera pulls in for a tight close-up that makes it especially obvious how ineptly she's reading the cue cards, which feels like a deliberate choice by the director to undermine her. 
More reax after the jump:

Lindsay Lohan’s NBC-enabled mini-comeback climaxed tonight with her hosting gig on Saturday Night Live. Lohan herself was mostly pushed to the background for the show, usually appearing in unchallenging supporting roles in sketches.

Letting Lindsay Lohan host "Saturday Night Live" was a mistake. And that isn't anything against Lohan, her well documented escapades or her hopeful recovery. The fact is she just wasn't ready.  
NY Post:
Lindsay Lohan hosted “Saturday Night Live” last night — but her puffy visage is a far cry from the fresh-faced redhead who first appeared on the show in 2004.
Ah well. Like the Lorax, though she may not be critically-acclaimed, Lindsay's got numbers on her side.


  1. I want to check a: true, that was awful and want that 6 minutes of my life back, check box for reactions