Jim Carrey returned to the SNL stage... and its HILARIOUS!
Actor and comedian Jim Carrey graced the SNL stage for the third time as host this past Saturday. In the Halloween special hosted by Carrey and singer Iggy Azalea, who debuted her new single "Beg for It," there were a number of sketches that still have us laughing. Ready to watch? Alllll righty then!
Carrey Family Reunion
The "Carrey Family Reunion" was a true throwback to Carrey’s overall film role history. SNL players including Jay Pharoah, Vanessa Bayer, Cecily Strong, amd Bobby Moynihan. Even Jeff Daniels entered the comedy scene paying homage to Dumb and Dumber To, in theatres next month. Other referenced films included Ace Ventura, The Cable Guy, The Mask, and The Riddler.
The basis of the sketch is that real-life family members inspired Carrey’s roles over the years. Throughout the ‘family reunion,’ As Jim catches up with his relatives, he responds accordingly to each relative with his memorable line, “Allllrighty then.”
The Halloween Party sketch reflected an office’s annual costume party with Vanessa Bayer portraying the office boss and asking her employees about their respective costumes. Kate McKinnon's character comes to the party dressed up as the child dancer from Sia's "Chandelier" music video... and Carrey shows up wearing the same outfit. That moment alone - Carrey in that nude leotard - priceless!
In order to settle which employee captured the little dancer best, Carrey and McKinnon face-off in a dance battle which ends up in a joint routine, featuring Lorne Michaels and Iggy Azalea towards the end!
Finally, Carrey reenacted the infamous Matthew McConaughey Lincoln commercials which have been the butt of a number of jokes lately. The commercials, like McConaughey, are sensual and full of depth that we can’t quite wrap our heads around.
Carrey, driving whilst twirling his fingers like McConaughey, perfectly mimics the Texas-hippie persona through deep-thinking monologue combined with focused facial expression that seem to be zoning out. Carrey’s thoughts can be heard throughout the sketch, including, "Sometimes you gotta go back to actually move forward. And I don’t mean go back and reminisce or chase ghosts. I mean, take a big step back. Like go from winning an Oscar to doing a car commercial."
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