Dailies | Lena Dunham-Hosted ‘SNL’ Spoofs ‘Scandal,’ Mocks McConaughey (Video)

Lena Dunham-Hosted 'SNL' Spoofs 'Scandal,' Mocks McConaughey (Video)

The episode featuring the “Girls” star also pokes fun at Liza Minnelli and Harrison Ford

“Saturday Night Live” with guest host Lena Dunham flexed its comedic chops with bits on the ABC drama “Scandal” and Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey this weekend.

In a skit revolving around “Scandal,” Dunham played an airheaded new member of Olivia Pope's team who's utterly incapable of keeping up with the team's breakneck pace.

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The skit also poked fun with Pope's inability to stop interacting with the, uh, presidential staff.

Later, during the show's “Weekend Update” segment, Taran Killam busted out his best (meaning, pretty good) Matthew McConaughey impression to lampoon the “Dallas Buyers Club” star's free-form Oscars acceptance speech at this year's ceremony.

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After being congratulated on his Oscar win by “Weekend Update” co-anchor Colin Jost, Killam-as-McConaughey drawled, “Don't congratulate me; congratulate the man I was a week ago. Congratulate the man I'm chasing. Congratulate, Colin, the man who never existed.”

“And who is that?” Jost asked.

“That's me,” the faux McConaughey replied.

The episode fired off shots at other Hollywood bigwigs during a segment featuring Jay Pharoah as comedian Katt Williams hosting the talk show “Pimpin’ Pimpin’ Pimpin'.”

The skit, which included Dunham as an exceedingly loopy Liza Minnelli, also featured a portrayal of an out-of-it Harrison Ford.

“I think I speak for everyone in the world when I say, ‘What the hell happened to you?’ I mean, seeing Indiana Jones with an earring is like seeing Darth Vader in Uggs,” Pharoah exclaimed, later adding, “This dude is looking less like Harrison Ford and more like Rob Ford.”

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  • Suzanne Larson

    Dunham may spoof these stars as much as she wants.They still have more talent and success than she'll ever experience. Sorry, naked girl.

  • Scott E. Conlan PhD

    After watching SNL I made it a point to view the current “Girls,” baring her body and her talent. Who would ever WANT to see Lena Dunham naked? I am all in favor of naturalism, but she turned my stomach. I pity the cast and crew of “Girls.”