Sunday, November 18, 2012
Jeremy Renner Reprises Hawkeye for SNL AVENGERS Sketch
How useful is Hawkeye when he runs out of arrows?
That was the joke premise of the somewhat disappointing Avengers movie sketch on last night's Saturday Night Live, hosted by Avengers star Jeremy Renner. Reprising his role of the Marvel Comics superhero Hawkeye for the four-minute sketch, Renner was joined by SNL regulars Bill Hader (Thor), Jason Sudeikis (Iron Man), Taran Killam (Captain America), Kate McKinnon (Black Widow), Bobby Moynihan (The Hulk), Jay Pharoah (Nick Fury) and Vanessa Bayer (Maria Hill). (In an interesting aside, Killam is married to actress Cobie Smulders, who played Maria Hill in The Avengers.)
Opening with Maria Hill warning Nick Fury of the "Chintauri" (sic) invasion of Earth through the portal that Loki opened with the Tesseract, Nick Fury calls for the Avengers to assemble. When Hill questions Fury using an archer, Fury replies, "Yeah, like a bow-and-arrow dude."
"Nah, normal arrows. He's just really, really good at it."
Cutting to the Avengers in the midst of the New York City battleground, Captain America calls for Hawkeye to do his thing. Hawkeye awkwardly pauses, explaining "I'm out of arrows."
"What?" asks Cap.
"I'm all out of arrows. I don't have any more. So...I guess I'm done, right? I'll be in the car, stay safe..."
When Black Widow asks Hawkeye how many arrows he brought, he answers "All of them...Like, eleven."
Cap is naturally stunned. "Eleven? There are a hundred thousand aliens out there."
"And I killed eleven of them, you're welcome. My arrow thing only holds eleven -- twelve if I really cram them in there but it's not safe. Anyway, good luck."
The battle sort-of continues, with Iron Man returning with a plan to fend off the invasion. "All right, here's what we do. We can shut down the generator. All we need is a direct hit through an arrow-sized core. It's a little tiny hole, so take the shot, Hawkeye."
"He's out of arrows," sighs Cap.
"Aw, come on, Hunger Games!" says the irritated Iron Man. "What are you doing? Just pull arrows out of the aliens you already shot, Katniss."
"It's not sanitary," explains Hawkeye.
Later, after Hawkeye injures his bow-pulling fingers fist-bumping the Hulk, he apologies and says he wishes he could've been more help. "Maybe you can," says Captain America. "Hulk, grab him." The Hulk proceeds to swing Hawkeye around in a circle, smacking each of the approaching Chitauri with the archer's body, saving the day.
If you'd like to see the sketch, you can view it below thanks to user Mafalda on MetaTube (feel free to ignore the mute commercial at the beginning)...