Halloween isn't technically until Thursday, but mostly everyone who isn't trick-or-treating celebrated the holiday this weekend. Maybe it went well, maybe it was a ghastly disaster, but Saturday Night Live's Wes Anderson horror sketch will make your October.
Edward Norton hosted the show for the first time last night and, all in all, handled himself fairly well for an intense actor not known for his comedic chops. The night's best use of Norton was easily in "The Midnight Coterie Of Sinister Intruders," a sketch that dared to ask what a Wes Anderson horror movie might look like. The answer:
Pretty darn great, if you ask me. Norton is the Owen Wilson to Noël Wells' Gwyneth Paltrow, and Alec Baldwin narrates the proceedings. The murderers all look like they're straight out of, well, a Wes Anderson movie. They could not have hit every Anderson beat better. There are are callbacks to some of his beat work here, in a sketch with two actors who have worked with the twee director before: Alec Baldwin narrated The Royal Tennanbaums, and Norton starred in 2012's Moonrise Kingdom as the scout group leader. Baldwin was apparently hanging around 30 Rock this week, as he is wont to do, as he appeared in this sketch and Norton's pretty strong monologue:
The last sketch of the night was also Halloween themed, completely ridiculous, maybe brilliant, maybe hilarious and so we'll throw it on here at the end as an added bonus. Decide for yourself:
Happy Halloween, everyone. May your bats be spooky and your candy not crushed.