SNL: Zach Galifianakis / Vampire Weekend

So there may have been a point earlier in the television season where I planned to recap and reflect upon SNL music. My plans were thwarted, however, when the show cranked out mediocre artist (Bon Jovi) after mediocre artist (Jennifer Lopez).

Compounding the disappointment was the fact that many recent shows have relied too heavily on recycling established sketch premises.

I was therefore hesitant in expecting too much from last weekend's Zach Galifianakis / Vampire Weekend episode. Zach G did not disappoint, delivering one of the funniest opening monologues in recent memory ("Hoobastank is here!"), although the rest of the actual skits were pretty run-of-the-mill.

The one thing that really grabbed my attention was the Pageant Talk sketch where Zach had shaved off his beard, only to appear during the goodnights re-bearded. It turns out that the beard was shaved during Vampire Weekend's second performance, and a fake beard was applied before the show's close.

ANYWAY, I thought Vampire Weekend sounded worlds better than they did during their first SNL appearance.

And just for kicks, here's some Jorma dancing to VW:


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