Saturday Night Live Recap: Michael Bolton Wins, Osama Loses

Oh hey, did you know Tina Fey was pregnant? In case you didn’t, Saturday Night Live trotted her out for its Mother’s Day episode, but it fell a bit flat. There were precious few repeated characters (though Stefon made a remarkable appearance that had both Bill Hader and Seth Myers once again cracking up), and Michael Bolton really stole the show.

Most Osama Bin Laden–y
The show’s cold open presents Osama bin Laden’s last will and testament — with a requisite Dakota Fanning joke.

Most Likely to Garner Michael Bolton a SNL Hosting Gig
Michael Bolton made a rather auspicious appearance in Lonely Island’s digital short “Jack Sparrow.” He should never, ever, however, dress up in drag.

Best Use of Tina Fey’s Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, Accent
Googie Rene’s discount promwear seemed cobbled together in the cast green room, but it did give the audience a taste of Tina’s Philly-area upbringing.

Best Potential Weird Guy Replacement for Will Forte
Paul Brittan’s end-of-the-night “Mother’s” Day card sketch was delightfully creepy.

And of course, Stefon.

Saturday Night Live Recap: Michael Bolton Wins, Osama Loses