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Gov. Christie goes for laughs on 'Saturday Night Live'

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Gov. Christie goes for laughs on ‘Saturday Night Live’

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is joined by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno   at the FEMA Joint Field Office in Lincroft, NJ, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 during a news conference where he updated the Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. (AP Photo/The Asbury Park Press, Thomas P. Costello)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is joined by Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno at the FEMA Joint Field Office in Lincroft, NJ, Monday, Nov. 12, 2012 during a news conference where he updated the Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. (AP Photo/The Asbury Park Press, Thomas P. Costello) AP

 You thought you had a pretty good handle on where this week’s installment of Saturday Night Live was going: An opening that had Paula Broadwell reading from her biography of Gen. Petraeus on the sedate C Span channel. But the passages she chose were 50 Shades of Innappropriate.

Blah, blah, blah. Reprisal of the soap spoof The Californians which SNL's writing staff seems to be strangely attached to. Another funnier Petraeus skit featuring Jason Sudeikis as Wolf Blitzer. (You can see that at the bottom of this blog.)

Skits involving guest host Jeremy Renner’s film career. A little Thanksgiving humor. A few songs from Maroon 5.

But what’s this? In the middle of Weekend Update, Seth Meyers announced special commentary from New Jersey governor Chris Christie. I assumed we were about to see SNL cast member Bobby Moynihan doing a broad impersonation, but no, check it out. It really is C.C., polishing up his comedy chops.

What did you think? A for Effort anyway. Well, now you know why the governor passed on all those obvious Twinkie setups from the press on Friday -- he was saving his best material for SNL.

Here’s the CNN mock coverage of Jill Kelley, seen walking to her car, over and over and over again.

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