Louisville's My Morning Jacket is the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this week, providing guest host Shia LaBeouf and Mr. SNL Digital Short Andy Samberg with a wonderfully cheesy joke in the video, above.
Of course, we've also come to expect great political humor from SNL lately, Amy Poehler's Hillary Clinton impression being the biggest reason why. For some reason, I keep thinking this week, it would be funny to remake the Thing that Wouldn't Leave sketch -- a faux horror movie trailer in which John Belushi is an annoying dinner guest who won't take a hint that it's time to go, leading to anguished screams from his hosts -- and frame it in the context of the Democratic primaries. Maybe I just want to hear Fred Armisen scream as Obama. Whatever the professional sketch writers come up with, we'll probably be talking about it Monday morning.
(By the way, the Jimmy Carter clip that comes up in the video menu after Andy and Shia is another classic.)
Note: On Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me this morning, they played the newsmaker countdown, in which they play a song inspired by someone who was in the news during the week, and then the contestant has to guess who inspired it. The song inspired by Hillary Clinton: that Dreamgirls showstopper, And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going. The show repeats at noon Sunday on WUKY-91.3 FM or you can hear it at Wait Wait's website.