Remember that Saturday Night Live sketch with Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler on Weekend Update called "Really?! With Seth and Amy?" Well, I think one is needed for the most recent choice in SNL host. 
On March 3, Lindsay Lohan returned to "Saturday Night Live" for her fourth go as host. The Thursday before the show aired, Lohan stopped by "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." Fallon asked the question that was on everyone's mind (in a nicer way than I was thinking): Why was Lohan hosting again? Apparently, it was Lohan who approached SNL creator Lorne Michaels about a potential hosting gig. Michaels, whether it was out of a sense of loyalty or pity to then three-time host, agreed. 

The show started off with potential. Lohan's monologue poked fun at her "bad girl" reputation. Because Lohan requested while on his show, Fallon made an appearance on her monologue. I am a huge Jimmy Fallon fan (and I even write this blog while wearing a "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" shirt), his appearance was totally out of place. He even asked Lohan what he should do on the show, and Lohan responded with a non-commital, "Whatever!" So, what we received was an awkward, "You can do it, Lindsay!" from Fallon. I will say that John Hamm's surprise appearance was pretty great. Check out the monologue here.

For the rest of the show, Lohan looked so out of place. She spent the majority of sketches looking at cue cards. For a four-time host and an actress with over a decade of experience, that is pretty sad. Lohan also had a hard time getting lines out in some scenes and looked so very uncomfortable.

LAtimes.com ran an article the following morning that included fans and critics bashing Lohan's hosting job. Apparently, EW.com thinks Lohan's hosting job should be in the running for "Worst Host of the Year." The article also included a great use of reactions from Twitter. One joked that the only reason SNL had Lohan host was to give NBC News fresh footage for the next time she was arrested. Clearly, this did not jumpstart the comeback that Lohan was hoping for. 




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