"Saturday Night Live's" 38th season premiered with a lot of political jibes and jokes about the upcoming election. Fans of the show witnessed host, creator and voice actor of “Family Guy” and “Ted”, in his best element. His vocal characters impressed everyone and even though he is pretty busy this season he managed to support the ensemble cast without really overshadowing them.
The 38th season brings together a 14-member cast that belongs to a diverse background. You will get to see new comers including Aidy Bryant, Tim Robinson and Cecily Strong to people like 12th season veteran Seth Meyers.
Prior to the start of the season, "Saturday Night Live" had lost many important members.and Kristen Wiig, who had been a part of the show since 2005, chose not to return to the show. Earlier this month, Abby Elliott, who had also been a crew member since 2008, revealed for her fans that she would not be returning to the show. Despite a lot of important omissions from the cast, the new ensemble seems very promising. They certainly will add variety and a new flavor to the 38th season.
Two months prior to the start of the season, original "SNL" writer and occasional featured player Tom Davis died after a two-year battle with throat and neck cancer. This was a very sad loss for the team and it would be hard to measure up to his abilities.
The upcoming presidential election remained one of the most prominent subjects of the opening show and it is expected that the new season will have too much content about it. "SNL" writers did a good job as they took aim at. Bill Hader, who has been in action for the past eight years, put his high waisted pants and played his role as Clint Eastwood, who was promoting his upcoming comedy tour “Eastwood and Chair”. In addition to this, Obama campaign’s portrait of the villainy of Bain Capital and election through the eyes of reality star princess Alana “Honey Boo Boo Child” Thompson were well done.
"Saturday Night Live" also showcased Frank Ocean’s soulful singing with John Mayer’s solo guitar work along with debuts of other cast members.
Those who missed the season premiere must brace themselves for next week, when Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who impressed everyone in 2009 with his singing and dancing monologue, comes back to "Saturday Night Live" as a host with musical guest performance by Mumford & Sons.