The funny man who is also the creator and voice actor of “Family Guy” and “Ted,” tended to rely upon his vocal characters leading with hilarious sketches about funny voices and the 2012 elections – which did not come as a surprise.
The hour opened with Jay Pharoah as President Barack Obama, a role previously played by Fred Armisen, and Jason Sudeikis reprised his role as Mitt Romney. Taran Killam debuted as Romney running-mate Paul Ryan. McFarlane brought his “voices” (and a surprisingly solid ability to carry a tune) to the opening monologue. Korean rapper Psy and a guitar-strumming John Mayer made surprise cameos later in the evening. Frank Ocean performed “Thinkin’ ‘Bout You” and “Pyramids,” and the cast’s new featured players made minor on-screen debuts. Memorable impressions of the night included: Honey Boo Boo and her mama, June, Clint Eastwood and chair, and Ryan Lochte.
Ryan Lochte was not ready to give out a gold medal to Seth MacFarlane for his portrayal of him.
“Well, I gotta admit that was a pretty harsh one, but it’s cool to have Seth parody me,”the Olympic swimmer told the Daily News.
What was your opinion of the “Saturday Night Live” season premiere? What did you think of McFarlane and Ocean? Anyone missing Kristin Wiig, Andy Samberg, and Abby Elliot? Thoughts on the new cast members? The skits? Comment below.