SNL recap: Sarrrrrrsgaarrrrrrrrd!
The sketch worth watching this week featured one of my favorite under-represented groups: pirates! Yarrrr! I think most every movie would benefit from a healthy infusion of pirates. If Syriana had pirates in it, it might have actually made sense -- well, probably not, but it would have at least been entertaining. King Kong? It had everything -- except pirates! Ang Lee, looking for a follow-up to Brokeback? Let's do a movie about the prejudices encountered by gay pirates marooned on the lonely seas. Mark my words, Ang: cinematic gold!
The sketch in question involved a pirate convention whose special guest was invited for his pirate-friendly name: Peter Sarsgaard. It featured a question-and-answer session that had nothing to do with Sarsgaard himself ("Sarrrrrsgaarrrrrrd, do you know what the movie Wedding Crashers was rated?"). Another good sketch featured the Peter Sarsgaard SARS guard (a surgical mask with Peter's picture on it) -- but the pirates are the clear winner this week.
Is it odd that in spite of the fact that he's incredibly creepy and has a fleshier physique than most of the guys I've dated, I find him irresistably sexy?
Update: here's a clip of the sketch. Yarrrrr!