Last night Neil Patrick Harris hosted Saturday Night Live and completely owned every host in the past.  Even Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin. There, I said it.  But more than that, in one sketch he portrayed David Frost grilling Other People….one of which included Bill Hader as David Bowie.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m just happy someone thought to parody Aladdin Sane and reference Starman.  And I’m friggin’ tickled that it was Bill Hader.  But did it have to be so damn Bill Hader as Austin Powers as Aladdin Sane?  For God’s sake, SNL dredge up an old Ziggy Stardust video or two on YouTube!  The man who lived on broccoli and milk for a year and saw the Devil in his pool would not have given that interview.

One Response to “Bill Hader as David Bowie”

  1. Latetotheshow Says:

    I’m glad somebody else saw that last night…I thought I might have dreamed it.
    Mr. Hader’s impersonation was better than Jimmy Fallon’s in the last “Secret Policeman’s Ball.” Better still is Jermaine Clements in “Flight Of The Conchords” (Episode 6: “Bowie” – a hoot if you haven’t already seen it). He’s turned up on “Family Guy,” too.
    The point I’m approaching is: there were a lot of art-rockers in the 70s, but nobody impersonates Peter Gabriel or Roger Waters. It’s always Bowie, and everybody gets it. He’s on the scene while not actually being on the scene, which in today’s media is almost a superpower.