Last night's SNL fell into the "not bad" category for me. Not as strong as the Taylor Swift show two weeks ago, but light years better than the January Jones show last week.
Host Joseph Gordon-Levitt did a solid job. He was enthusiastic and showed versatility, he just wasn't all that funny. His opening bit recreating Donald O'Connor's famous "Make 'Em Laugh" song and dance number from "Singing in the Rain" was ambitious, but became pretty manic by the end.
Another highlight: musical guest Dave Matthews did a really funny and spookily dead on impression of Ozzy Osbourne.
But my favorite sketch is one I almost missed because it came at the very end. Gordon-Levitt played John Cusack's Lloyd Dobler from "Say Anything," standing in a trenchcoat with Peter Gabriel's "In Your Eyes" blasting over his head. The funny part was Jason Sudeikis as the annoying neighbor who keeps needling Dobler, eventually bringing out his own boombox blasting Phil Collins (for a Genesis reunion).
Watch the sketch below: