I like her, too. I think she's great at creating distinct characters.
As he walked out I too thought it was Jim Carrey, but he also looked new and improved. I thought it was the makeup. I was very pleasantly surprised to see that it was Alex. I think he did great. Loved the Willy Wonka homage.
As far as the rest of the show, overall I liked it. I wasn't crazy about the Cold Open except for Pence saying, "Eyes off my elbows."
The monologue was fine. The lyrics were weird and funny.
Secret Word was predictable, but I still like Wiig's character. I didn't like Kate's. If I was motivated I would look up some of her early sketches and compare them to more recent ones. My thought is that she's not as crisp and defined in her characters as she used to be.
I LOVED the Christmas Morning sketch. Wiig was great, as was everyone else. Very funny. "It really really hurt, but I didn't scream because I keep the pain inside of me."
The Christmas Eve 1944 sketch was pretty good. I liked the old timey talk, and Bowen is fun to watch.
A Teacher was fantastic. Ego is fantastic. Andrew was good, too.
I thought Melissa did a great job as Macauley Culkin. The sketch was dark but funny.
I hadn't heard about the Smokey Robinson thing, but that was hilarious. I love Chris Redd anyway. I don't think I've seen him do anything that disappointed me. And it was great seeing Willie again. "But did that stop me from beat-boxing at the nursing home?" Has Kenan lost weight?
The Grinch sketch was funny to me at first, but then I just got uncomfortable and felt it couldn't end fast enuf.
I FF'd thru the music bits. I guess I'm not a fan of Dua Lipa. Is that her name? I think I've heard a song by her that I liked, but I didn't hear one on this show.