[Betty White & Co. were a hard act to follow, but Alec Baldwin (tying Steve Martin last night for a record 15th time hosting) was, as always, a genial host, and the episode had its moments.]
Cold Open: "A Message From the People Who Ruined Our Ocean." BP, Transocean, and Halliburton outline some of their proposals for cleaning up the mess. ("Dolphins with mops... It may not work, but rest assured—Halliburton will make a profit...."):
With a little help from his Greek friend Costas (Alex Baldwin), elderly sex guru Grady Wilson (Kenan Thompson) returns to demonstrate yet more bizarre lovemaking tips:
Sally Field (Abby Elliott) introduces Preniva—the drug to help women's fragile bones withstand such strenuous activities as spritzing plants, wearing bangs, and arranging magazines:
Perpetually unprepared songsters Garth and Kat (Fred Armisen and Kristin Wiig) drop by Weekend Update to attempt a preview of their summer concert series:
The fastest way to cook dinner: Alec Baldwin and Kristin Wiig demonstrate the Timecrowave—the ingenious new microwave with time-traveling capabilities (at only slight risk to the space-time continuum):
Also: the monologue—Baldwin celebrates his hosting record and invites Steve Martin for a special appearance by satellite feed.