Saturday Night Live spent some bucks last night on their latest “Ambiguously Gay Duo” cartoon. The long running sketch cartoon, created by Robert Smigel and voiced by Steve Carrell and Stephen Colbert has been beloved by many/reviled by some for it’s parody of the homoeroticism of super hero relationships, especially the Batman/Robin dynamic. Saturday night’s installment started out in animated form but went live action about half way through the sketch and featured Jon Hamm and Jimmy Fallon as the bulgy, double entendre spouting duo, Gary and Ace, with Mr. Carrell, Mr. Colbert, guest host Ed Helms and Fred Armisen as the villains.
It was kinda cute, but not really that funny. It’s the same old jokes repeated over and over again, like most recurring sketches on SNL. The primary entertainment value was in seeing how the characters looked in live-action with the villains actually looking more convincing than the “Duo” due to some fun, campy make-ups. The cheesy, padded costumes for Mr. Hamm and Mr. Fallon could have been a bit more flattering and more convincingly muscular, though I did like Mr. Hamm’s “nipple control knob”.
And, the sketch continued to prove that Jon Hamm is a fearless comedic actor and desperately needs cast in a movie comedy. He’s a better comedian than a lot of other proven screen comedians…and hotter.