Generally the last sketch of the evening is the weakest, but not so for the season finale, which featured Mick Jagger performing a blues number he had written about the upcoming presidential election, with Jeff Beck on guitar. The song briefly took on Mitt Romney (“you better not let him cut your hair,” Jagger advised), but he switched gears in the second verse to wonder who’s going to win the election in November. He played coy and didn’t give a prediction, but he did say “shit” on network television, so I supposed everybody wins?
It was a reminder that when SNL returns in the fall there is going to be plenty of rich political material to draw from, a reminder that Mick Jagger gets to do whatever the hell he wants (what other artist would be allowed to do a third musical number at the end of the show?) and a reminder that Jeff Beck plays guitar better than most of us do anything else.
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