The occasional Betty White episode aside, it's safe to say that "Saturday Night Live" has been circling the same shark tank for a long time. Occasionally, however, the show still gets it right, as it did last weekend when the marvelous Jane Lynch ("Glee," "Best in Show," "A Mighty Wind") did a great parody of the bloodless "Sunday Night Football" theme. The Faith Hill-performed song, based on a much better Joan Jett tune entitled "I Hate Myself for Loving You," is about as exciting as one of Bob Costas' halftime video essays. Lynch, however, put a different (and much longer) spin on it.
If nothing else, the nacho recipe was helpful, as were the San Francisco 49ers lineup notes (perhaps the Niners' next head coach will find them instructive?). NBC showed the clip on SNF, and the Al Michaels/Cris Collinsworth combo took it in stride -- Collinsworth noted that he's had far worse directed at him from a parody perspective.
- Jane Lynch
- Betty White