Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced 2009–2010

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The following is a list of recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced between September 26, 2009, and May 15, 2010, the thirty-fifth season of SNL.

Pete Twinkle and Greg Stink[edit]

Jason Sudeikis and Will Forte are commentators in an ESPN Classic presentation of a women's sporting event from the 1980s or 1990s. While Sudeikis' Pete Twinkle attempts to engage Forte's Greg Stink in actual discussion or analysis of the event, Greg is a cheerful moron incapable of even basic conversation. (Pete: "She just crushed a shot put with her bare hands!" Greg: "I've gotta correct you, Pete! She doesn't have bear hands, she has HUMAN hands! And people don't really say 'bear hands', they say 'paws.'")

The heart of the sketch is in the frequent asides where Pete promotes the feminine or sexual product sponsoring that day's event, using rhyming jingles such as "KY Jelly: Protect her from your girth, with the greatest lube on earth!"

The sketches are written by Forte, Sudeikis, and SNL writers John Lutz and John Solomon.[1] Forte told The A.V. Club, "I dislike the overuse of recurring characters as much as the next person, but we just have so much fun doing that sketch. I know we've done it a lot this year, but God, we have fun. That's kind of what it's all about."[2]

In January 2010, Pete Twinkle and Greg Stink hosted a two-hour special, SNL Presents: Sports All-Stars, featuring sports-related SNL clips.[1]

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
35 October 10, 2009 Drew Barrymore Tampax to the Max Tournament of Champions 1991 (billiards)[3][4]
35 December 5, 2009 Blake Lively Vagisil Superstars of Bowling Tournament 1989[5]
35 January 16, 2010 Sigourney Weaver Summer's Eve Lady Stars of Darts Championship 1988[6]
35 February 27, 2010 Jennifer Lopez Gyne-Lotrimin Ladies' World Cup of Curling 1987[7]
35 April 17, 2010 Ryan Phillippe Today Sponge Women's Weightlifting Championship 1986[8]
36 April 2, 2011 Elton John K-Y Jelly Ladies Shot Put Championship 1985[9]
37 May 12, 2012 Will Ferrell Stayfree Maxi Pads Ladies Long Drive Championship 1994 (golf)[10]

What Up with That[edit]

Main article: What Up with That

Talk show host Diondre Cole (Kenan Thompson) constantly interrupts his guests by breaking into song and introducing gimmicky performers. His third guest is always Lindsey Buckingham (played by Bill Hader) who never gets an opportunity to utter a word. On the May 14, 2011, episode, the real Lindsey Buckingham appears and manages to get a few words in, attempting to explain how there happens to be two of him, but he is cut off by Diondre Cole breaking back into his song before he can do so,

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
35 October 17, 2009 Gerard Butler Guests: An environmental activist (Abby Elliott), James Franco (as himself), Lindsey Buckingham (Bill Hader).[11]
35 November 21, 2009 Joseph Gordon-Levitt Guests: Al Gore (as himself), Mindy Kaling (as herself), Buckingham (Hader).[12]
35 December 19, 2009 James Franco Guests: Mike Tyson (as himself), Jack McBrayer (as himself), Buckingham (Hader).[13]
35 March 6, 2010 Zach Galifianakis Guests: Paul Rudd (as himself), Frank Rich (as himself), Buckingham (Hader).[14]
36 October 2, 2010 Bryan Cranston Guests: Morgan Freeman (as himself), Ernest Borgnine (as himself), Buckingham (Hader).[15]
36 December 4, 2010 Robert De Niro Guests: De Niro (as himself), Robin Williams (as himself), Buckingham (Hader).[16]
36 May 14, 2011 Ed Helms Guests: Paul Simon (as himself), Chris Colfer (as himself), The real Lindsey Buckingham as an unexplained "another" Lindsey Buckingham, Lindsey Buckingham (Hader).[17]
37 February 18, 2012 Maya Rudolph Guests: Bill O'Reilly (as himself), Kate Upton (as herself), Buckingham (Hader).[18]
38 December 15, 2012 Martin Short Guests: Samuel L. Jackson (as himself), Carrie Brownstein (as herself), Buckingham (Hader).[19]

Hollywood Dish[edit]

Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig play obnoxious celebrity interviewers Brady Trunk and Anastasia Sticks.

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
35 November 7, 2009 Taylor Swift [20]
35 February 27, 2010 Jennifer Lopez [7]
36 November 13, 2010 Scarlett Johansson [21]

Roger Brush[edit]

Fred Armisen stars in this sketch where a talk show's host is unavailable and the show's abrasive producer fills in to answer the audience's questions. Bill Hader appears as a crew member getting the questions from the audience.

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
35 November 21, 2009 Joseph Gordon-Levitt Woman to Woman[12]
35 April 17, 2010 Ryan Phillippe Teen Talk[8][22]
36 September 25, 2010 Amy Poehler Maternity Matters[23]
36 December 11, 2010 Paul Rudd Sexually Speaking[24]
38 September 15, 2012 Seth MacFarlane Sex After 50[25]

Secret Word[edit]

A parody of the 1960s game show Password, in which two contestants must guess hidden words based on clues from their celebrity partners. Bill Hader plays host Lyle Round; Kristen Wiig plays celebrity contestant Mindy Grayson, a washed-up actress.

The "Secret Word" sketches are written by James Anderson and Kent Sublette.[26]

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
35 November 21, 2009 Joseph Gordon-Levitt Levitt plays South American singer Ricardo Consoles.[12]
35 March 13, 2010 Jude Law Law plays Russian ballet star Vladimir Kuchev.[27]
36 October 9, 2010 Jane Lynch [28]
36 January 15, 2011 Gwyneth Paltrow Paltrow plays racist socialite Titsy Bismark Dublinson.[29]
36 May 21, 2011 Justin Timberlake [30]
37 November 12, 2011 Emma Stone Stone plays pageant winner and ventriloquist Charlene Humphries.[31]
37 February 4, 2012 Channing Tatum Tatum plays an astronaut suffering flashbacks of alien anal probing.[32]
37 May 19, 2012 Mick Jagger Jagger plays closeted actor Chaz Bragman.[33]

Kickspit Underground Festival[edit]

As DJ Supersoak and Li'l Blaster, Jason Sudeikis and Nasim Pedrad host a series of commercials for bizarre music festivals, parodying the Gathering of the Juggalos. Bobby Moynihan appears in each one as special guest Ass Dan, and once as his identical twin brother, Butt Dave; Jay Pharoah has appeared twice as "charity" promoter MC George Castanza.

The sketches are written by Mike O'Brien and Colin Jost; according to O'Brien, they were originally prompted by seeing a lengthy infomercial for the Gathering:

Colin and I decided we were going to write a parody. We came back at 3 a.m. I sat at the keyboard and he would doze in and out of sleep. Every once in a while he'd say something. "Hot dog explosion. Cast of Growing Pains." Then he'd go back to sleep. Then it would be both of us staring for a while. "Fart Monsters. Return of the Fart Monsters. Mrs. Potato Dick." And that's the first one where I really couldn't stop laughing.[34]

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
35 December 5, 2009 Blake Lively Kickspit Underground Rock Festival[5]
36 December 18, 2010 Jeff Bridges Crunkmas Karnival[35]
36 April 9, 2011 Helen Mirren Crunk-Ass Easter Festival[36]
37 October 8, 2011 Ben Stiller Columbus Day Assblast[37]
38 October 20, 2012 Bruno Mars Donkey Punch the Ballot[38]

The original sketch was first performed in dress rehearsal for the November 14, 2009, episode, featuring the episode's host January Jones instead of Pedrad, but was cut before airing. The version with Pedrad was performed in dress rehearsal for the November 21, 2009, episode, but was again cut before airing.

On the April 17, 2010, episode, the characters appeared in an "Underground Rock Minute" sketch introducing a new video from the "Thrilla Killa Klownz", played by Moynihan, as Ass Dan, and the episode's host Ryan Phillippe. The video was a parody of the video for the Insane Clown Posse's song "Miracles".

Tina Tina Cheneuse[edit]

Jenny Slate plays the proprietor of an array of custom doorbells, car horns and alarm clocks, each of which features Cheneuse's voice simply speaking a phrase (such as, in a doorbell for someone who likes computers, "Ding dong! Router! Netflix! What?").

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
35 December 12, 2009 Taylor Lautner Doorbells and More[39]
35 February 27, 2010 Jennifer Lopez Car Horns and More[40]
35 April 24, 2010 Gabourey Sidibe Alarm Clocks and More[41]

Garth and Kat[edit]

Fred Armisen and Kristen Wiig appear on Weekend Update as a singing team who are clearly making up their songs on the fly. Each sketch ends with Armisen asking to perform one more song, and Wiig asking to perform many more, with Myers agreeing to just one. The final song begins with Armisen and Wiig singing an actual prepared song with music. As Myers admits that he likes the song, it quickly breaks down into an improvised mess.

Wiig confirmed in an interview that Garth and Kat performances are unrehearsed; Armisen leads each song and she "just [tries] to follow." She told Movieline, "It's the most fun I have because so much of the show is writing, working, deadlines, trying to figure things out, punching up your sketch, knowing you're going to perform live. And that two and a half minutes of airtime is so freeing and fun."[42]

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
35 December 19, 2009 James Franco [13]
35 February 6, 2010 Ashton Kutcher [43]
35 May 15, 2010 Alec Baldwin [44]
36 October 30, 2010 Jon Hamm [45]
36 January 15, 2011 Gwyneth Paltrow Paltrow appears as Garth & Kat's new songwriter, Kim Castle.[29]
36 May 14, 2011 Ed Helms [17]
37 November 12, 2011 Emma Stone Chris Martin (from that week's musical guest Coldplay) appears as Garth & Kat's new back-up singer.[31]
37 April 14, 2012 Josh Brolin [46]
38 May 11, 2013 Kristen Wiig This was Wiig's first appearance on SNL following her departure from the show.

The Manuel Ortiz Show[edit]

Fred Armisen hosts a Latino talk show in which everyone dances wildly as each guest enters or exits.

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
35 December 19, 2009 James Franco [13]
35 May 8, 2010 Betty White [47]
36 November 13, 2010 Scarlett Johansson [21]
37 October 15, 2011 Anna Faris [48]
37 April 7, 2012 Sofía Vergara [49]

Bedelia[edit]

Nasim Pedrad plays an adolescent girl who finds her parents and other adults to be much more enthralling than kids her own age.

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
35 April 10, 2010 Tina Fey At a school dance, Bedelia would rather spend time with her mother (Fey), who's chaperoning, than with her classmates.[50]
35 May 15, 2010 Alec Baldwin Bedelia hangs out with her dad (Baldwin) at her birthday party cookout.[51]
36 May 7, 2011 Tina Fey Bedelia wants her mother (Fey) to attend a sleepover with her.[52]

In the dress rehearsal for the December 18, 2010, episode (hosted by Jeff Bridges), a sketch appeared in which Bedelia wanted to hang out with her drama teacher (Bridges) rather than her classmates; the sketch was cut for the live episode.

The Devil[edit]

Jason Sudeikis appears on Weekend Update to comment on the week's news as the Devil. Sudeikis has also appeared as Jesus in several sketches, portraying an almost identical personality and mannerisms as his portrayal of the Devil.

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
35 April 10, 2010 Tina Fey The Devil is outraged by the Catholic sex abuse scandal.[53]
36 March 5, 2011 Miley Cyrus The Devil is disgusted by the Westboro Baptist Church's funeral protests.[54]
36 May 7, 2011 Tina Fey The Devil is annoyed by Osama bin Laden's recent arrival in Hell.[52]
37 November 12, 2011 Emma Stone The Devil is horrified by the Penn State child sex abuse scandal.[31]
38 May 18, 2013 Ben Affleck Appears with other characters in the background of Stefon sketch.[55]

Mort Mort Feingold - Accountant for the Stars[edit]

Mort Mort Feingold (Andy Samberg) is an old-school, low tech, Jewish CPA with an old-fashioned adding machine on his desk and stacks upon stacks of paper files all over his office. He specializes in preparing tax returns for wealthy celebrities and the sketches lampoon the publicly perceived lifestyles, eccentricities, and vices of those celebrities through Mort Mort's comments about their financial records. Mort Mort himself is a composite of good-natured Jewish stereotypes and throughout each sketch he delivers a steady stream of Borscht Belt comic style self deprecating one liners about himself and about his clients' public images. A running gag in the sketches is that Mort Mort is extremely short of stature. In one installment of the sketch he displays a photo of himself with his good friend, Danny DeVito that has been digitally manipulated to make Andy Samberg (in character as Mort Mort) appear to be several inches shorter than DeVito. The illusion of shortness is achieved in the live sketch via very simple forced perspective (mainly, Samberg is seated behind a normal-height desk on an unseen extremely low chair).

Appearances
Season Episode Host Notes
35 April 17, 2010 Ryan Phillippe Phillippe plays Robert Pattinson.[8][22]
36 April 9, 2011 Helen Mirren Mirren plays Helena Bonham Carter.[36]

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Preceded by
Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced 2008–2009
Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches (listed chronologically) Succeeded by
Recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced 2010–2011