Recap: ‘SNL’ Spoofs NBC’s ‘Sound of Music’

by | December 8, 2013 at 9:31 AM | Saturday Night Live, TV News

Paul Rudd guest-hosted "Saturday Night Live" this weekend (Photo: NBC)

“Saturday Night Live” took dead aim at its own network this weekend, opening the show with a spoof of “The Sound of Music Live.”

The “Sound of Music” telecast Thursday night was a triumph for NBC with an audience of more than 18.5 million — but “SNL” nevertheless made it seem ridiculous in a sketch that included an appearance by “SNL” alum Kristen Wiig.

Wiig was on hand as part of a contingent of stars from the upcoming movie “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” (opening next week) in which the night’s guest-host, Paul Rudd, also stars.

In fact, the entire “Anchorman” news team — Rudd, “Ron Burgundy” himself Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and Dave Koechner — made a group appearance, joining musical guest One Direction on-stage for a nine-man performance of “Afternoon Delight” (which the “Anchorman” news team sang in the original movie “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”).

Watch this “Afternoon Delight” performance here:
Watch the “SNL” spoof of “The Sound of Music Live”:

Rudd was seen in numerous sketches Saturday night on “SNL,” including this one — below — in which he was a guest on the Rev. Al Sharpton’s MSNBC talk show.

Watch:

Rudd also played a newly svelte Santa Claus, whose new look — and new girlfriend — shocks his elves.

Watch:

Rudd was back once again in a sketch that took place in 16th century Florence. He played the embarrassed male model who posed for Michelangelo’s David.

Watch:
The “Anchorman” stars returned later for this sketch — watch:

Now watch more highlights, including performances by One Direction:

Watch Rudd as a One Direction fan with other fans in this bit:
Watch One Direction perform “Story of My Life”:
Watch One Direction sing “Through the Dark”:

Watch more clips HERE, on our “Saturday Night Live” page.