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.