Cheers & Jeers: SNL Gets Some Nucky
The Black Keys, Steve Buscemi, Andy Samberg
Cheers to Steve Buscemi for a double shot with a twist.
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In his second stint as guest host of Saturday Night Live, the Emmy-nominated actor showed off his sillier side, hilariously playing everybody from a burnout friend of Miley Cyrus (Vanessa Bayer) to a murderer who bonded with Dateline's creepy Keith Morrison (Bill Hader). In the standout episode's most daring sketch, Buscemi sported a creepy mustache as a college basketball coach everyone mistakenly assumed was a pedophile.
Speaking of creepy: Over on Buscemi's day job at Boardwalk Empire, we finally found out just how close Jimmy (Michael Pitt) is to his mother (Gretchen Mol) in a subplot that culminated with an Oedipal shocker. Meanwhile, Buscemi's mob boss Nucky Thompson was busy threatening his conscience-stricken paramour Margaret (Kelly Macdonald) in case she decides to testify against him for having her husband whacked. That's Buscemi for you: No matter whether he's doing comedy or drama, he always kills.
What did you think of Steve Buscemi on SNL — and Boardwalk Empire?
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