SNL: Anna Kendrick raps as Ariel from Little Mermaid (GIF)


Credit: SNL

Credit: SNL

Tonight’s episode of Saturday Night Live featured the multitalented Anna Kendrick, but the night was pretty much a bore. There were some alright moments in the show but most of them involved the Weekend Update and not the actual sketches written for the show.

One such sketch saw Kendrick — an Oscar an Tony Award nominated actress — dress up as Ariel from The Little Mermaid and proceed to rap various pop lyrics.

Among the songs were one by Ke$ha and Brittney Spears, because of course those would be the artists covered in the sketch. The punchline of the bit was that pop music has gone down the toilet in recent years but that’s a joke that was hilarious in 2002 and really hasn’t gotten any funnier over the years.

Look, I’m all for the quirky sketches and this one went that way, but it just didn’t deliver. Of course, Bobby Moynihan and Jay Pharoah were the best part of the sketch but they had a total of what seemed like five lines.

It’s the middle of the season so we shouldn’t be that surprised but let’s just hope that things go better next week with Seth Rogen coming to Saturday Night Live.

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